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Published on June 30th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
We are so blessed with fabulous weather here on the Central Coast of California, and we can truly enjoy our gardens year round! No matter your culinary skills, it is sheer pleasure to be able to pick fresh vegetables from your own back yard for your summer salads, and if you plan carefully, you can harvest again for your winter...Read More!
Published on June 29th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It has been a busy week for Foxenwood Estates in Orcutt this week! Three new listings have just come on the market, and here they are: (note: click on the address to view the MLS listing, then use your browser button to return to this page) Starting with the smallest home, 1136 Hampshire Place is on a short cul-de-sac street off...Read More!
Published on June 28th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
Looking for a new home in the Santa Maria Valley, or anywhere on the Central Coast? How would you like listings delivered to your mailbox FREE, with my compliments, and no obligation? It's easy, and you can rest assured you are receiving the freshest data direct from the original source: the Santa Maria Multiple Listings Service, where homes are posted...Read More!
Published on June 27th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Homeowners sometimes believe it is simple to sell a house. What could be so difficult? Stick a sign in the yard, post it on Craig's List, run a few ads, and buyers will beat a path to the door! Just pick the offer with the highest price and head to an escrow company, then to the bank. Pack and go,...Read More!
Published on June 25th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Just a short week away from closing out the month of June, and business is still stable in the Santa Maria Valley real estate market! Our inventory remained at 97 active listings, meaning some of them sold last week but we added 17 new ones, and we had a number of closings. REOs or bank-owned listings are down, with only...Read More!
Published on June 23rd, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This one is a beauty, located just beyond Deerfield Estates in Southwest Orcutt! Known as Kimberly Place Estates, this single level home on almost a full level acre sits on a cul-de-sac with a grove of Eucalyptus behind it. Private and serene, you'll love the tasteful upgrades that were recently added in 2010! Gorgeous granite counters in the kitchen, baths...Read More!
Published on June 20th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Many buyers are unaware of the basic procedure involved in the purchase of a short sale. Here is a list of things you can expect to encounter when bravely embarking on your short sale journey... The Offer When you write your offer for a Short Sale, there is a Short Sale addendum to be attached to the California Purchase Agreement that has...Read More!
Published on June 18th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Sales increased last week, in spite of all the normal June activities like weddings, graduations, Father's Day, etc.! That can only be good news, as we are scarcely half-way through the month. We even gained a few new listings, and that's a big help too. It seems that folks are finally accepting that we have probably hit the bottom of...Read More!
Published on June 17th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
Today's the day we honor our fathers, and so I am going to dedicate this post to my dad, even though he has not graced this earth for many years now, having died in 1981. My memories of him are happy, not sad; the years when he was truly a good father far outweigh the final few years when he...Read More!
Published on June 15th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
I was browsing today through some articles I've saved in a folder, as possible items of interest for readers of this blog. While I focus mostly on real estate, there are times I would like to share other information, so here is a list of tips for personal success that comes from one of the most influential men of the...Read More!