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2020 Record Real Estate Year in Santa Barbara

by Kalia Rork Santa Barbara posted record high real estate prices in 2020. Every district, from Goleta to Carpinteria, recorded the highest median sales prices ever in our area. Many people were surprised by the brisk pace of real estate sales, increasing demand, and higher prices here during the summer and fall -- even with the restrictions of the pandemic. Rather...

2019 Year-End Review

  The 2019 median sales prices of houses in Santa Barbara reached $1,286,000 at year end. This surpasses the previous highest price of $1,250,000 in 2005. We've reached the highest median price for houses ever! The market is strong, prices continue to rise (although at a slower rate), and inventory is low. The graph above shows median price from 2004 through 2019...