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Serving the Santa Maria Valley and surrounding Central Coast areas
Santa Maria, Orcutt, Nipomo, Lompoc & Arroyo Grande
Published on May 20th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Our inventory is up 10% since the last report, but sale activities are down a bit too, especially in the Closed Escrow column. May should be a strong month, but without inventory, it's hard to see strength in sales. It is still very much a Seller's Market in the Santa Maria Valley, as it is in most of California, as...Read More!
Published on May 15th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
I had a phone call yesterday from a potential buyer who currently lives in another state. She had been told by a relative that she should consider the Santa Maria Valley as a place to relocate, since she is tired of Midwestern winters, and weather extremes in general. As she quizzed me about this area, I thought it would be...Read More!
Published on May 13th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Real estate sales activity was slower this past week, with listings down about 10% from the week before. Naturally, we would prefer to see inventory rising rather than falling, as it is still difficult for buyers to compete with multiple offers on nearly every new listing! But alas, life is not always fair, and we don't always get what we...Read More!
Published on May 7th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
My new listing at Hancock Village is sure to put a smile on your face! First, it is one of the rare single story, end units that seems like a separate home, and it's location within Hancock Village is ideal --- away from the buzz of the freeway, and just a short walk to the community pool, spa and tennis...Read More!
Published on May 6th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It is a pleasure to report that our inventory has just reached double digits for the first time in a very long time! As of May 4, we have 100 Active residential listings (single family, condo & PUD) for sale, and that is a very positive sign, especially for buyers! We have had such little selection --- the good ones...Read More!
Published on May 5th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Those of us who have made real estate sales our career usually enjoy what we do, and rarely run into the potential danger one agent did this week! The National Association of REALTORS® reports that a real estate professional in Nashville, TN discovered what appeared to be pipe bombs in a crawl space of a vacant Nashville home that is...Read More!
Published on May 4th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Just listed this sweet 2+2 mobile home in La Maria, a mobile home park in Santa Maria within walking distance to shops, restaurants, banks and the post office! Clean and neat, this home needs a new owner quickly so the heirs can move on. Spacious living room, dining area with a built-in hutch for lots of storage, family room open...Read More!
Published on May 1st, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It may not always be easy, but believe me, it's important! When you view homes keep it all business. It’s easy to get sidetracked when viewing homes and sometimes it is easy to get overly excited when you see something you like. Now that most of our residential listings here in the Santa Maria - Orcutt market area are traditional sales (not...Read More!
Published on April 29th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Last week inventory went up slightly, and there were 30 accepted contracts, with not very many so-called "distress" sales. Take a look at the "Average Days on Market" in the last column, though, for a good example of how fast homes are selling. When priced right, a listing will get multiple offers, over asking price, and many are all-cash. The...Read More!
Published on April 27th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
So you finally found the perfect home, you won the battle and beat out 11 other buyers, and now you are in escrow! Great! You were pre-approved by your lender, you just had your home inspection and everything should be smooth sailing straight into close of escrow. Call the movers!! And that's the way it could and should be, but even...Read More!