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Santa Maria, Orcutt, Nipomo, Lompoc & Arroyo Grande
Published on May 23rd, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This week there are two new listings in Foxenwood Estates, boosting inventory to 6 homes currently listed as Active. They are at opposite ends of the $400,000 price range, with one at $405,000 and the other at $499,000! Like most homes on the market in Orcutt (and Santa Maria), prices are on the rise, and while Foxenwood did not decline...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 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 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 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!
Published on April 18th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
You may be able to ignore the knee-high grass in your neighbor’s yard, but a home appraiser won’t. When calculating the value of a property, an appraiser also factors in surrounding conditions. Neighborhood nuisances like an overgrown yard or a persistent odor could in some cases bring down the value of adjacent homes by 5 to 10 percent, said Richard L....Read More!
Published on April 17th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Actually, this nice little condo would be a good buy for anyone --- a student, single, couple, parents/baby, etc. I mentioned investors first, because there is a tenant who might stay on! Nothing like buying something for investment and having a built-in tenant! This one bedroom + loft unit is located in the Village Green condominium complex just off McCoy...Read More!
Published on March 21st, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
So you think the market is moving up, and it is, but along comes an old house in a pleasant neighborhood in Orcutt that is priced very low. Hmmmm. What does that mean? Orcutt enjoys a wonderful reputation for several reasons. It has a good school district, mostly residential housing and not too many commercial areas, and many homes are...Read More!
Published on March 19th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Even if you are not a "first-time" buyer, you might be interested in seeing this simple list of how the loan process goes! It can seem overwhelming, but with a little advance knowledge of the basic order of things, you can start your loan application with confidence. Buying a home should really be a happy time, but for many, it...Read More!
Published on March 16th, 2013 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
There are many reasons to own a home, but here are some many people have never considered! Do remember these things when the time for paying the property tax bill rolls around, won't you? :-) When you are ready to stop renting and start enjoying the many benefits of home ownership, please give me a call at (805) 937-5777 or send...Read More!