Friday, August 9, 2013

8/9 Inventory and Rate Update

Happy ending for our friend Wilbur! As you can see below, happily munching plums, he has a very happy and safe life ahead at the ShadowsFund Sheltering Oak Sanctuary where he can live forever without fear of being a Christmas ham. For those of you who aren't familiar with Shadows Fund, they are a nonprofit sanctuary that houses senior dogs, high risk of euthanasia breeds like pit bulls, horses, pigs and chickens on a local 100 acres of beautiful protected environment. When I got the happy email, I went online and gave Shadows Fund $50 but I'm sure I'll end up giving them more over time as I tend to pick animal charities where I know all the money goes directly to the animals. You can too by visiting Shadows Fund at


Week ending rates are found by clicking here. Thanks Guy Rivera at Guarantee Mortgage for keeping us updated. More good news …they look pretty much the same.  

Here we are at Friday again. I have some family in town this weekend from Elko Nevada so am not going to be pounding the pavement like I usually am. However, I am available by phone, text or email so please do contact me if you need anything at all. I'm here for you always and I'll be back here on Monday with all the news. 
Gonna be here this weekend and want a driving tour? Here is a brief list of my current available favorites under $2,000,000.  

1552 Mountain View, Solvang 525K classic vintage bungalow

368 Midten Hof, Solvang 569K good condition, excellent location

2175 Holly, Solvang 639K move in condition, love the yard

450 Sycamore, Buellton 669K mint condition near schools and park

3395 Sagunto, Santa Ynez 675K one of my very favorites with trendy floor plan

1339 Cheyenne, Santa Ynez 699K remodeled to perfection

440 Sycamore, Buellton 749K two bedrooms downstairs, better than new condition

3360 Badger, Santa Ynez 945K fixer ranch property

2983 Homestead, Santa Ynez $1,250,00 two gorgeous homes on one acre lot

1516 Monarch, Santa Ynez $1,295,000 fixer home, land is fabulous, private location

3791 Live Oak, Santa Ynez $1,695,000 main house plus 3 bedroom guest house. Mint.  

Price Reduction

476 Park, Buellton (3/2 on .16 of an acre) Normally I don't report on small price reductions but I don't have a lot to say today so here you go. Was 449K with a new price of 429K. Heading in the right direction anyway and an indicator of sellers willingness to negotiate. Always a good thing.  


550 Aebeltoft, Solvang (3/2 on .24 of an acre)Listed at 629K and sold final for 615K. One thing that’s kind of interesting about this one is that it was on the market for 322 days which is a long time at this price point. But that isn't the interesting part. The interesting part is that the price was never reduced in almost a year on the market. It came on the market at 629K and stayed there until somebody stepped up. A year with no price reductions? Highly unusual.  This house, while dated 1997, was in very clean time warp condition. The poster child for "move in condition". An odd lot shape and access, it took some thinking outside the box to understand it. Personally, I liked the rear garage entry as it left the front of the house with really nice curb appeal sans garage doors. 

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