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Published on October 31st, 2011 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
Happy Halloween! Hope you have a fun day if you enjoy all the trappings of this holiday, but if you don't really dig Halloween, maybe you'll enjoy knowing that the real estate market here in the Santa Maria Valley, which includes the City of Santa Maria and also Orcutt, seems to be holding its own right now! We only dropped one...Read More!
Published on October 30th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Witch (oops!) which is it to be? When you are making a major investment, it should be a real treat! Don't be tricked by your emotions into thinking everything is perfect, even if it looks perfect. Be smart and have a home inspection, so you will know if there are any hidden defects or serious issues you just wouldn't want to contend...Read More!
Published on October 29th, 2011 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
Another Wounded Warrior is returning to his home on the Central Coast. Please come to help celebrate his homecoming on Tuesday, November 1 at 8:00 in the evening, at the train station located at 1011 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo. This soldier was badly wounded in Afghanistan, suffering spinal and brain injuries, and needs our moral support and our good...Read More!
Published on October 28th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Not really....just wanted to get your attention so I could let you know that Mark is having Beer Tasting tonight at the Old Town Market in Old Orcutt! He's got some great harvest brews, a fish fry and also Saturday night wine tasting --- here's an exerpt from his email: "Old Town Market has quite a nice weekend worked out for...Read More!
Published on October 26th, 2011 1 Comment » D'Ann Bartley
It is only 6 days until Halloween, and just like I couldn't bear to wait for my iPhone, I can't wait to give you some tips to make your holiday fun! HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES Friday, October 28 -- Grover Beach has it's annual Halloween event: Carved Pumpkin Contest at Ramona Garden Park! Friday, October 28 -- Grownups can enjoy a Halloween Party at Costa...Read More!
Published on October 24th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
The weekend is over and it's time to find out how real estate fared last week in the Santa Maria Valley! How many homes were chosen by happy buyers in Santa Maria? Orcutt? Here is the overview of the housing activity, and it looks like our inventory is dwindling each week (here are the prior week's stats if you want to see the...Read More!
Published on October 22nd, 2011 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
If there is one thing I know after 25 years of selling real estate, maintaining a sense of humor is imperative! So even though this little bit of humor has been around for many years, it will usually get a laugh from sellers and buyers alike --- it's that kernel of truth in the ridiculous, you know?? YOUR HOUSE AS SEEN...Read More!
Published on October 21st, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
I'll admit it, patience is not one of my strong suits! I only had to wait until October 28 for Verizon to ship my new iPhone 4s. But after waiting a full year past my 2-year Verizon contract on my BlackBerry, I couldn't stand it anymore, and tonight I went to the Verizon store, cancelled that order, and walked out...Read More!
Published on October 19th, 2011 1 Comment » D'Ann Bartley
Many people do not understand the role of a buyer's agent vs. a seller's agent, aka the listing agent. Probably the biggest difference between the two is a contract. When a seller hires an agent to list, market and sell a property, a contract is used to define the terms of the listing. The seller and agent agree at that time...Read More!
Published on October 18th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Here are two good articles on saving costs around your home, and who doesn't want to save money? I can think of lots of uses for the savings....hmmmm....like a trip to the Big Apple, or maybe a new iPhone....! Energy Monitors: Seeing is Believing — and Saving Energy monitors make managing your power consumption enjoyable and easy to do. Read 9 Unexpected Energy...Read More!