Santa Barbara Real Estate Articles

Realtors Group Puts Knight on Ombudsman Committee

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The Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS® (SBAOR) Board of Directors has appointed Kelly Knight to the group’s ombudsmen committee. Knight, a real estate broker with Village Properties, will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1.

SBAOR provides resources, tools and advocacy for its 1,200 members, who represent all real estate specialties including residential and commercial sales, property management, appraisals and development.

The ombudsmen committee meets as needed. The role of its members is to serve as communicators and conciliators, not adjudicators. The committee functions to help identify and solve misunderstandings and disagreements before they turn into charges of unethical conduct or lawsuits.

Before embarking on her career in real estate, Knight was a practicing lawyer and mediator for 15 years. She has channeled her legal expertise in real estate law into taking care of all of her clients’ real estate transactions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and earned her juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. She can be reached at 895-4406 or

For more information on the Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®, call 963-3787 or visit The office is at 1415 Chapala St.

— Jennifer Goddard Combs for Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS®.

South Coast House Prices Jump 18.6 Percent

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012214-Rork-Table3_t479According to the Santa Barbara MLS and as reported in the Santa Barbara Independent (January 31, 2015 ) South Coast House Prices Jump 18.6 Percent!

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Village Properties Named #1 Real Estate Company

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Village Properties Realtors has been proudly named Santa Barbara County’s #1 Real Estate Company for 2012, 2013 and through 2014.


December Sales Top the Charts!

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kelly_knight_realestate_sold2012 went out with a bang, at least in terms of South County real estate sales.  The month of December ended with a whopping 275 closed sales, far more than any single month in the past 6 years (May 2012 was the second busiest month boasting 225 closed sales). Overall, sales volume was up 40% in 2012 — a clear sign of market recovery.