Last week we touched on Montecito's slow down of the upper end this week we want to introduce you to it's neighboring city, Carpinteria. I have lived there for the past 10 years and the locals call this town the last great beach town on the west coast. It has perfect year round weather, spectacular beaches, and home to one of the hottest surf destinations "Rincon Point." It's popular with retirees, families, and vacation home owners.

The real estate in Carpinteria is a mixed bag. You have beach front homes starting at $4,000,000, condos just right off the sand starting at $500,000, and smaller homes around $1,000,000. If you go a little further from the beach you do have a wider selection of homes starting at $700,000-$1,200,000. From there Carpinteria's spectacular foothills begin, you'll see the hills are dotted with avocado ranches and mega ranch estate. I would say on average a decent home in the foothills will sell from $1.5-$3 Million dollars.

Now more than ever is an opportunity to work with an agent (agents) who know your local area.

Thank you and see you next week!