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Published on October 26th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
The Santa Maria Valley has a great friend in the recently formed organization known simply as "Santa Maria Valley Open Space". North Santa Barbara County until very recently has had NO public hiking trails, and without the efforts of this group, still would have none. What is Santa Maria Valley Open Space? The Santa Maria Valley Open Space is a community based,...Read More!
Published on October 24th, 2012 1 Comment » D'Ann Bartley
Words of Wisdom from the California Association of REALTORS® Important information, feel free to pass it on, or refer a friend to this site. There is no shame in being in trouble with mortgage payments; many folks are. The shame is on the unscrupulous crooks taking advantage of the situation. For questions about short sale situations, please feel free to call, I'll...Read More!
Published on October 23rd, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This is the perfect spot for active senior living -- a country setting near the charming village of Old Town Orcutt! You can walk there from this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Orcutt Ranch, built in 2002, complete with a living room, dining room, den, efficient and spacious kitchen with breakfast nook and indoor laundry! Neat as a...Read More!
Published on October 22nd, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Sales are still holding up as we sail through October towards winter! It will be interesting to see how the holiday season, which is nearly upon us, shapes up this year since the buyer frenzy does not seem to be slackening at all. Multiple offers are the norm on properties in our average price range of $300,000 and less. Makes...Read More!
Published on October 20th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
There is an abundance of unfounded and totally inaccurate rumors going around in emails over the past few years, as well as just plain rubbish on the internet, about a real estate tax hidden in the health care law (known as Obamacare). In the interest of debunking the myth, especially prior to elections, here are some simple facts to ponder. The...Read More!
Published on October 18th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
As I sit here in our California sunshine, yes right here in the Santa Maria Valley, Orcutt to be more precise --- my son has awakened to a glorious cloudy morning in the City of Lights: Paris, France! Who could pass up a spur of the moment opportunity to enjoy a 5 day stay at a friend's apartment, especially when...Read More!
Published on October 15th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
The week of October 7 - 13 saw a slight uptick in activity, as overall sales rose from 39 the week before to 44. There is still so much interest in home-buying here in the Santa Maria Valley, with record low interest rates and home prices at a very reasonable level. Just yesterday I had a buyer get pre-qualified at...Read More!
Published on October 12th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
If you are interested in improving the bottom line on your utility bills, you just might want to put this local event on your calendar for next Wednesday! This is a great opportunity, and there is plenty of free parking so what's your excuse? I'm going! I want to cure my home of drafts before winter arrives, as I'm sure it...Read More!
Published on October 11th, 2012 2 Comments » D'Ann Bartley
It's been a few days since I've had time to sit down and write, and I've missed it! Aside from the normal work that helping people buy and sell real estate entails, I've had an extra "burden" over the past month or so that just had to be taken care of this week, and that's why I have been missing...Read More!
Published on October 8th, 2012 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This week's stats are showing a slight downturn in closed sales, reflective of purchasing decisions made in August for the most part, when many were very busy getting kids back to school or closing down the vacation season. Still, our market holds on and is stable, with continued sales and some price reductions, but nothing alarming. There may be some...Read More!