California Realtors say their phones start ringing during and after the Rose Parade on New Year's Day.
That's when people living in snow-covered states start thinking about living in warmer climates. But when potential buyers hear the prices of the homes for sale lin Santa Barbara they often feel a bit of sticker shock.
In Santa Barbara homes prices range from $599,000 to $49 million.
Buyers can stretch their dollars in Northern Santa Barbara County.
The lowest priced home listed in Santa Maria is less than $200,000, the highest in nearby Orcutt is listed for less than $1 million.
Realtors said they could use more inventory. -When supply doesn't meet demand prices rise.