Last weekend I went fishing in the Santa Barbara channel with my son Brian. We each caught 10 Rockfish (Red Snapper).
It was an early morning – up at 5:00am and down to the harbor to leave at 7:00am. We arrived at the fishing grounds (mid-channel out from El Capitan) around 9:30am and had to go deep – 250 feet to find the fish. We had our limit by noon and were back about 2:30pm. Brian won the jackpot for biggest catch of the trip.
This was so much fun. Got a bit of a sunburn and an excellent father and son day. We cooked them Cajun style – blackened with a little red pepper, lots of lemon. Soooo Good.
Getting on the ocean changes Santa Barbara. It must be seen from the water to be fully appreciated.
In 2013 there were 85 Mesa sales through July; this year we’ve closed 65 sales. There have been eight closings in the past 30 days. This month there are 21 homes on the market and five homes pending. We’re almost back to a normal level of 25 – 30 homes for sale. In escrow there are two Mesa homes listed for over $3,000,000 and one home for more than $4,000,000.
More homes are coming on the market, plus more homes are having price reductions. There are signs of a market place that is reaching a plateau.
We are within 15 percent of the peak of the market prices. We have again reached lofty levels, and if you have been waiting to get close to what your home was worth at the height of the market, it is time to start thinking about what your home could sell for now.
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