Located along the coast in magnificent Santa Barbara County just minutes North of Santa Barbara Proper, Goleta offers a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and the legendary Southern California lifestyle.(more)
Known all over the world for its exceptional beauty, Goleta boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery and glistening, palm-lined beaches. The area known as the Goleta Valley is located eight miles north of Santa Barbara. It encompasses 40,000 acres of land between Los Padres National Forest's Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The population of the Goleta Valley west of San Marcos Pass to Winchester Canyon is estimated at 77,400 residents.
Goleta sits at the ocean's edge and offers an outstanding variety of attractions, such as hiking trails, horse trails, whale watching, fishing, shopping and yearly festivals. The climate is mild and sunny all year, with an average daytime temperature between 60 and 70 degrees.
Price Range of Goleta Houses
Home prices in Goleta are more affordable than those in the surrounding communities. Single-family homes in Goleta range from $600,000 to well over $7 million for large estates with mountain and ocean views.
"Randy Freed and Kellie Roche Your Local Real Estate Experts Specializing in Goleta, CA"
Randy Freed grew up on Arabian Horse Ranches in Hidden Hills and later in the Santa Ynez Valley. He went on to attend the University of California at Davis where he received a Biological Science degree and then and began selling real estate two weeks after graduating.
Randy owned and managed one of the largest real estate companies in the Santa Ynez Valley in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1993, he expanded his business by moving to Santa Barbara. Randy currently offers his expertise from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara including Montecito and Goleta to the Santa Ynez Valley. A top producer, Randy is in the top 2% of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtors nationwide, and is a member of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman's Circle Gold Club.
Randy has earned the following destinations: Certified Residential Specialist, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, Certified Residential Estate Agent, and the EcoBroker Certification. In 1990, Randy was selected Realtor of the Year at his local Real Estate Board Association and served as Board President in 1989. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts (a.k.a The Magic Castle), enjoys all sports and is a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.
Randy has been involved in the real estate business for over thirty years. He is extremely well versed in the legal and contractual aspects of real estate. He prides himself on his exceptional level of customer service and is always available for his clients.
Kellie Roche is a third-generation Santa Barbara local. Her strong ties to the community and extensive knowledge of Santa Barbara and its surrounding areas contribute to her high level of success in helping people buy and sell real estate.
After attending Santa Barbara High School, Kellie went on to receive her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego, where she graduated at the top of her class as Summa Cum Laude. Kellie became a licensed Realtor in 2004 and joined Prudential California Realty in 2005 (which later became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices); she won the Rookie of the Year award in 2006, and has earned top sales awards for each year thereafter, including the Honor Society, Leading Edge Society, and Chairman Circle Gold Awards. Her sales volume has grown substantially each year, and she is currently in the top 2% of all Berkshire Hathaway agents nationwide.
Kellie is passionate about life which shines through in her real estate business. Energetic and determined, she continues to successfully represent both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. She is an expert negotiator which has gained her much respect in the real estate community. Kellie's empathy coupled with her great abilities to listen and problem-solve earn her lifelong relationships with her clients.
Before you start your search for your dream home, it's always a good idea to get in touch with an experienced mortgage professional first. Luckily, you have Mark Johnson of Home Services Lending ready to help you get started.
Mark has been in the mortgage business since 1999. He has a background in sales and marketing, previously working with the Bose Corporation. As a mortgage professional, nothing makes Mark happier than knowing that he helped his clients obtain a home loan that meets their financial needs so that they can take the next step toward homeownership. His areas of expertise include focusing on Jumbo mortgage products.
He previously worked in Private Mortgage Banking with Wells Fargo where he was trained in underwriting, and he also likes the challenge of working with more complex buyers. Having said that, Mark enjoys working with first-time buyers as there is definitely much satisfaction in seeing someone purchase their first home.
Further, with the support of Home Services Lending, Mark provides competitive rates and fees, purchase of refinance options, mortgage product information, prompt communication, and a high commitment to customer service.
Mark has lived in Santa Barbara since 2010 where he credits the phenomenal location next to the ocean and mountains and the laid back atmosphere as a few reasons why he can't imagine living and working anywhere else.
Let Mark help you attain your homeownership goals. Contact him today.
Goleta Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 20th, 2015: homes priced around $2,261,600 compared to $2,408,857 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -7%. For Saturday, April 25th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.79%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.98%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 3.99%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.86%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Goleta CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Goleta to help you find the best home!