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Published on November 29th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
Last week I said I would discuss the question of marketing a home during the holidays. In my almost 26 years of experience as a professional real estate agent, I have never stopped working during the holidays as many agents do. Why? Because I've stayed busy with buyers and sellers! There is not a prettier time of year to showcase...Read More!
Published on November 27th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It's never been a better time to break into the luxury market in Orcutt, here in the Santa Maria Valley! Prices are at an all-time low, as are interest rates, so now's the time to buy into this small, desirable residential community just south of the Santa Maria city limits. There are only two listings currently available that are over one million dollars. Located...Read More!
Published on November 26th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
In ten years, I have never seen such a short supply of housing inventory in Foxenwood Estates, one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Orcutt. There are only two, count 'em two, single family residences currently on the market today out of over 850 homes in Foxenwood! One is a nice three bedroom single level home on a corner lot with...Read More!
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 19th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
While cleaning out some files this morning I ran across a good article titled "Ten Reasons Why Buyers Should Hire a Realtor®". While I don't mean to belabor the point, since I just yesterday wrote about a success our nationwide group had with Congress's reinstatement of the FHA loan limits, I thought I would piggyback on that and give you Reason #10 from this...Read More!
Published on November 18th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
It's not totally about driving buyers around to see homes, helping sellers stage their home for sale, writing contracts, negotiating sales and all the other many details in a busy Realtor's life! Sometimes it's about the "big picture" --- fighting back on behalf of ALL homeowners (current and future) when Congress tries to reduce the benefits of home ownership. You've heard the...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 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 8th, 2011 Leave A Comment D'Ann Bartley
This is a really simple question and I have a very brief answer: the value of your real estate agent is not an MLS key card to get you into listings you want to see, and if you are a seller, it's not putting a sign in the yard and running a few ads. The true value of your real...Read More!