Happy Friday everyone,

We're just finishing up our work week here at Berkshire Hathaway in Montecito. Last week we talked about Carpinteria and it's real estate market and this week we want to introduce you to the exclusive neighborhood, Hope Ranch. Hope Ranch is directly adjacent to Santa Barbara and is bordered by a spectacular private beach. That's just the start of it, you have La Cumbre country club, Laguna Blanca private school and 30 miles of equestrian riding trails. This is home to to more than one billionaire and everyone's favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg.


Now Hope Ranch real estate is not for the faint of heart, the average home sells for 4-5 million dollars and easily climbs up over 20 million dollars. Currently the most expensive home listed in Hope Ranch is a 25 million dollar, 10,000 square foot stunner. It's an ocean front property on almost 4 acres, with a pool, spa, home theatre, private dance studio and tennis court. This home was built by a former Apple executive so you guessed it has all the tech bells and whistles you can imagine. If this sounds like the home you've been thinking about buying, you might want to jump on this one, it has recently been reduced to 25 million dollars and supposedly costed only 30 million dollars to build.

There are more modest homes in Hope Ranch, but everybody shares the same exclusive lifestyle and privacy. Now more than ever is an opportunity to stand out from the pack and work with a real estate agent that understands your local market. Have a great weekend! We'll see you next week.

-Team Ralston + Hitchcock