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Published on March 31st, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Thursday I told you about the Los Padres Art Guild's Spring Show today in Old Orcutt, the accompanying Bent Axles and Model A auto exhibits, and the Lions Club BBQ (read about it here). After you've enjoyed a few hours there, why not browse and buy at some of the local shops while strolling along Clark Avenue, and then at 5:00...Read More!
Published on March 30th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
The title may be slightly misleading! A discussion of the best times in the history of the Santa Maria - Orcutt area? Not! Today I'm talking about where I've found the most satisfying salads! Everyone has a favorite spot for lunch, and sometimes we get in a rut and need to be reminded of other restaurants. I'm always on the...Read More!
Published on March 29th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Think ahead for Saturday by planning to attend the annual Los Padres Artists Guild Spring Show in Old Orcutt! Also on hand will be the ever-entertaining Santa Maria Bent Axles Car Club! If you want to get in the mood for viewing their colorful, fun vintage autos, I'd suggest visiting their website, it features lots of upbeat rock 'n roll music! ...Read More!
Published on March 28th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
If you were one of many local homeowners who took advantage of the first-time buyer tax credit that was offered as an incentive a few years ago, please take note of the following important information. Here is the link to the IRS website, directly to the page you need! Article courtesy of the California Association of REALTORS® magazine, March/April issue. Although we...Read More!
Published on March 27th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
The continuous downtrend of inventory coupled with the uptick of sales made me wonder how it would look on a graph. I like a visual when possible, so I have prepared a graph showing the past two years: February 2010 through February 2012. This graph indicates the number of homes listed for sale in the Santa Maria - Orcutt real...Read More!
Published on March 26th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Certainly some good news to report today for the Santa Maria - Orcutt real estate market update for the week of March 18 - March 24! Pending sales are up, in fact doubled from the week of March 11 - 17 --- has our Spring Market arrived early this year? With interest rates under 4% for many buyers, and inventory...Read More!
Published on March 25th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It may be raining today off and on, but please take time to come to Guadalupe today for a delicious BBQ lunch at noon, and a ceremony at 11:00 to remember and pay tribute to our local Vietnam Veterans! Sponsored by the Central Coast Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 982, this event will be held at the Guadalupe City Hall. ...Read More!
Published on March 24th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This week has seen an uptick in activity in Foxenwood Estates! Considering just a few weeks ago there was a real shortage of homes for sale, with only one active listing, this is definitely a perky picture for the neighborhood! Now there are several active listings, and quite a few pending and contingent sales, with several occurring just this week. First, there...Read More!
Published on March 23rd, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
So sorry, but you missed out on this one! It was so nice, that it sold within a week, and it just goes to show that when a home shows well, is in a good location and is priced right, it will appeal to the right buyer. It is perfect for a multi-generational family situation, boasting 4 bedrooms upstairs in...Read More!
Published on March 22nd, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Today I'm bringing you an article straight from the Daily Real Estate News of March 16, with Freddie Mac as the resource. I keep saying that interest rates are very low, and thought I should back it up! 30-Year Rates Stay Below 4%, Affordability High Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 16, 2012 Mortgage rates are staying low by historical standards, despite...Read More!