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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!
Published on November 6th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Heading into the holiday season, it's a good time to reflect on the past month to see just how we are doing with home sales in our local market. It is fairly typical for sales to slow down during November and December, but I will track those sales too, at the end of the year. We had a total of 90...Read More!
Published on November 4th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This morning I was going to talk about a wine tasting event tomorrow night (and I still will) when it occured to me to ask myself why I am so enamored with this particular local business. It was easy to pinpoint, once I put my mind to it: the Oldtown Market in Old Orcutt reminds me of the little hometown market a...Read More!
Published on November 2nd, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
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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 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 7th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
YUM = Your Ultimate Meal!!! You've found it now, it's Bobby Ostini's new restaurant, Bobby O's Barbeque, located in Los Alamos in the historic landmark Union Hotel! I'm not a restaurant reviewer by trade, but I know a good dining experience when I find it, and this was enjoyable from start to finish. The service was excellent! Our server, Karen, made sure we...Read More!
Published on October 5th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
When California Fresh closed their location on Betteravia recently and moved to their new facility off Skyway, the owner thought he would be able to continue serving walk-in customers just like before, in addition to having a great new place from which his catering service could thrive. Unfortunately, the City of Santa Maria has restrictions that weren't completely understood by the...Read More!