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Published on November 25th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
I will provide some answers to the question of selling a home during the holidays over the next week or so, but for today, I would like to focus on the most important question of all: do you need to sell your home? It seems most people who are listing their homes these days are serious about selling, and are...Read More!
Published on November 20th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Oh my, if this incredible home doesn't evoke Scarlett at her most dramatic!!! I'm sure that must be Rhett galloping up the drive on his stallion, ready to sweep his Southern Belle right off her dainty feet!! Pinch me, I'm dreaming again.... But seriously, you could have this beautiful Georgian mansion for your very own (you'll have to let me...Read More!
Published on November 18th, 2011 1 Comment » D'Ann Bartley
Birthday dinner at Bobby O's in Los Alamos for my husband! A full rack of baby backs and a scrumptious peach cobbler for me; top block and a special chocolate birthday cake and ice cream for Jerry! Good to see Bobby, Karin, barkeep Lincoln and Brett, our server! Excellent food and we're already looking forward to the next visit ---...Read More!
Published on November 16th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It's easy to forget that once upon a time Santa Maria was unknown to me. It seems like I've been enjoying famous Santa Maria BBQ, incredible luscious red strawberries and amazing weather for such a long, long time! Well --- maybe you aren't so familiar with this area, and maybe you'd like to learn something about the Santa Maria Valley! Here's...Read More!
Published on November 15th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
We often think of condos as being entry-level properties, for first-time buyers or as affordable housing when stick-built homes are too pricey. However, for many buyers, condos are actually a lifestyle choice. It's not everyone's desire to have a big backyard with the resulting need for lawn-mowing, weeding, etc. Some folks just like the idea of being able to lock...Read More!
Published on November 13th, 2011 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
Just in case it's raining today, Sunday November 13, I thought I'd make it really easy for you to attend my online "Open House"! Grab a cup of coffee and stay in your jammies if you wish, while you take a virtual tour of this lovely home in Orcutt! Located near schools, banks, restaurants, shopping and not far from the...Read More!
Published on November 12th, 2011 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
If there is one philosophy about which I am passionate, it is giving back. There isn't a single one of us who doesn't have something for which we can honestly be grateful, and giving something back is just a way to show appreciation. Whether you return a favor or a blessing on a small scale or a grand scale, the important...Read More!
Published on November 11th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Today is a special day to honor America's veterans, from all our wars. I know of at least two local businesses here in the Santa Maria Valley who are honoring veterans in their own special way, so without further ado --- I'm providing links to their information! First up is California Fresh, and while you won't find this information on the...Read More!
Published on November 10th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
You aren't going to believe it. (Well, maybe you will, once you consider Santa Barbara is in the mix....) Santa Maria, Lompoc and Santa Barbara ranked Number 2 in September as having the priciest homes in California, second only to San Francisco. According to a Realtor.com report, "2. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc — $549,000 median selling price; down 8.35% in a year. Homes listed...Read More!
Published on November 9th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
In September, I reported on the Economic Forecast and Strategy Workshop hosted here in Santa Maria by the Economic Alliance of Northern Santa Barbara County. (Click here for that report.) Yesterday, the 1,000 Day Roadmap was presented as the result of that day's input of nearly 300 North County economic stakeholders, as well as other research by the California Lutheran...Read More!