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    Monday, May 23, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne | Charles Langhorne

    Santa Barbara Festivals | Langhorne Group

    One of the best things about living in Santa Barbara is the amazing festivals throughout the year. There's something for everyone, from arts and culture festivals to food and wine events. So whether you're a local or just visiting, check out some of Santa Barbara's amazing festivals. Read on to see the celebrations of the upcoming months. 

    June Events
     Summer Solstice Celebration
    The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration is a community event on the first day of summer. The event dates back to 1974, when a group of residents decided to hold a parade to celebrate the longest day of the year. Since then, the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration has grown into one of the city's largest and most popular festivals. Thousands of people enjoy the parade, which features floats, music, and dance every year. The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration is an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the summer days and nights and experience the unique culture of ! ...

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    Monday, May 16, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne | Charles Langhorne

    Are We Heading Into a Housing Bubble 2.0? | Langhorne Group

    Fifteen years ago, the housing bubble burst and some wondered if we might be heading into another one. As anyone who has been following the housing market closely will know, there are a number of potential signs that a crash may be on the horizon. One of the most common warning signs is a sudden and sharp increase in prices which we have observed now.
    The housing market continues to grow, with median listing prices increasing by 19.1% from the previous year. This trend is being driven by a combination of factors, including millennials hitting prime home-buying age, low inventory, and the rise of technological advancements that make buying a home more accessible. As a result, demand for housing outpaces supply, leading to higher prices and more competition among buyers. While this trend is good news for sellers, it can make purchasing a home increasingly difficult for buyers unprepared to compete in a heated market. However, it does not signal a bubble.
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    Thursday, May 12, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne | Charles Langhorne

    Outdoor Elements Buyers Look for When Purchasing a Home | Langhorne Group

    Anyone looking to purchase a home will likely have their own checklist of things they are looking for, but there are some commonalities among buyers when it comes to what they want from an outdoor space. Whether your ideal backyard is big and lush or minimalist with plenty of room for entertaining, knowing what buyers are drawn to can help you sell your home faster and more money. Here are the things outdoor elements buyers look for when purchasing a home. 
    Outdoor living spaces
    When it comes to outdoor living spaces, buyers are looking for features to enhance their outdoor experiences and make their homes more enjoyable.
    Depending on the type of outdoor space they are seeking, some buyers might prioritize patios, while others may be looking for decks or gardens. Regardless of what is most important to buyers, most people are looking for outdoor areas that provide plenty of outdoor activities and relaxing opportunities. Whether connected to the main home or separate from it, ou! ...

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne | Charles Langhorne

    Exploring Santa Barbara: Top Attractions | Langhorne Group

    Santa Barbara is an idyllic coastal town in Southern California that offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. From hiking and biking trails to world-famous beaches, Santa Barbara has something for everyone. In addition, the city's charming downtown area is home to a variety of restaurants, shops, and cafes. Here are some of the top attractions in Santa Barbara that you won't want to miss!
    Mission Santa Barbara
    Located just a short drive from Santa Barbara, Mission Santa Barbara, known as "The Queen of the Missions," is a popular tourist destination for history buffs and curious explorers alike. The mission was founded in 1786 by Father Fermin Lasuen (Spanish missionaries), and it soon became one of the largest and most prosperous of the California missions. Today, the mission is a beautiful landmark that stands as a testament to the state's rich history. Visitors can explore the grounds, including a church, cemetery, Garden, and museum. Mis! ...

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne | Charles Langhorne

    What's Driving Today's Higher Demand? | Langhorne Group

    As demand for homes continues to rise, it's essential to understand what's driving this increase. According to recent data, several factors contribute to higher demand, depending on the needs of each buyer. With the Covid pandemic dramatically impacting people's lives worldwide, it has created an opportunity to rethink their priorities when choosing a home. So what does this mean for sellers? It's more important than ever to stay ahead of the market and learn how both buyers and sellers can take advantage of this very competitive market. 

    The Millennial generation is driving the demand for more housing options
    This cohort of young adults has become more active in the homebuying market and is looking for additional housing choices that better suit their needs and unique lifestyles. This generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has been since 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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