SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The country is still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped people from buying homes, particularly in the Santa Barbara area.
Renee Grubb, owner of the locally based real estate agency Village Properties says demand for residential homes is higher than ever, and it’s keeping area realtors on their toes.
Buyers are coming to Santa Barbara from larger cities in California such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as from other parts of the country including New York, Dallas, Seattle, Miami and Denver.
“The Santa Barbara area has always attracted home buyers from other regions because of its small-town feel, gorgeous surroundings, and unbeatable weather,” said Grubb. “Now with the pandemic and many people working from home, more people are assessing their priorities and looking to move away from large urban…