Thanksgiving in The Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley

said on October 30th, 2014  filed under: Events and Family Fun, Wine & Food
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   WHERE TO EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER IN THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY We are definitely in the Orange Season in the Santa Ynez Valley, with a variety of Pumpkin Patches and the anticipation of my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.  It would be nice if  it felt like Fall some rain and the temperature dropping below 80 degrees. We can hope. As in prior years, I have canvased quite a few Santa Ynez Valley restaurants to see which are serving Thanksgiving...

The Next Generation of Rancho Alisal Properties

said on October 24th, 2014  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Properties, Real Estate Market, Retirement Retreats, Second/Vacation Homes
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   DESIGNER HOMES COME TO THE ALISAL   While the 6o or so properties in Rancho Alisal occupy one of the most coveted locations in the Santa Ynez Valley,  a majority of the homes that have come up for sale  in the past have tended to be have a 1970's to 80's vibe. A lot of brown wood, original single pane windows, shag carpeting and yellow and green appliances. Many of these properties sold in the $300-$400k range....

10/1/2014 Report: What’s Happenin’ in the Santa Ynez Valley?

said on October 2nd, 2014  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Sellers Advisory, Wine & Food

SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio     Real Estate Update: Median Sales Price Rose 42.4% in September (please note that the sales date only in stick built, single family homes/properties (no condos)). The median sales price of $899,000 of last month's 16 sales represents a 42.4% jump over the that of $608,000 for the 20 sales September 2013. In part this reflects an true increase in price and in part the strong demand for properties in the $800k-$900k range. Traditionally a black hole in...

Santa Ynez Uncorked is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

said on September 26th, 2014  filed under: Buyer Advisory

SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   I Have Been MIA As my followers, visitors and clients know, I have been MIA in the blog department since last Spring. I decided to take a hiatus to evaluate the effectiveness of my marketing effort and the return on my investment of time. As mentioned in a prior come back, the time devoted to my posts is quite substantial. I have been committed to being value-added, as there is enough real estate drivel out there...

Cool Butterfly Ranch in Walking M For Sale…$1,650,000

said on March 12th, 2014  filed under: Properties
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio 2625 Pommel Dr, Walking M Ranches, Priced at $1,650,000 This beautiful 20 acre property offers a very unique, somewhat deconstructed home, that was referred to as "the Butterfly Ranch" under its second owner, the famous artist, Mario Fernandez. It got its name because it looks like a butterfly from the air. While it is approaching its 30th year, it still has a modern vibe, which is quite unusual among SYV ranches. The property also includes a...

My Report on Today’s Santa Ynez Valley Realtor Caravan

said on March 11th, 2014  filed under: Properties
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   Two New Santa Ynez Valley Listings   There were two new SYV listings on today's Realtor caravan schedule. The lack of inventory continues to be a problem, particularly in the under $1.0 million range. Point here is if you see something, grab it. 3946 Clover Lane, Woodstock Ranch, Priced at $1,289,000   This is a very romantic property located toward the back on Woodstock Ranch. The grounds are lovely, with rolling terrain. This is not a hilltop, big view property,...

My Report on Today’s Santa Ynez Valley Realtor Caravan

said on March 5th, 2014  filed under: Properties
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   An Exercise in the Value of Location   There were six properties on today's Santa Ynez Valley Broker Open/Realtor Caravan schedule today. It was actually quite a diverse collection from condos to working farms. I toured two and was quite familiar with two others. As you read my report you might make note of the impact on value of the location of some of the properties. 2016 High Meadow Dr, Priced at $729,000. So how can a SYV property...

My Report on Today’s Santa Ynez Valley Realtor Caravan

said on February 26th, 2014  filed under: Properties
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   A Charmer, A Good Deal and Two Big View Properties (<$2.0 mil)   Its Tuesday, which means its SYV Realtor Caravan (aka Broker Open). Today's schedule included six properties and I previewed four. Here are my notes: The Charmer     3505 Montebello, Priced at $595,000. I must say that this property is incredibly charming with a secluded feel off a dusty dirt road in the town of Santa Ynez. The photos tell the tale here. The finish work has tons...

Mattei’s Tavern Locals Bar Menu…A Welcome Blast from the Past

said on February 20th, 2014  filed under: Wine & Food
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SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   What's It Going to Take to Get the SYV Locals   Back to Mattei's Tavern?   Mattei's Tavern, the old stage coach stop in Los Olivos, has been a locals hangout for years. Under the stewardship of the Nichol Brothers, this iconic Santa Ynez Valley restaurant was hoppin'. The food was great, the drinks were great, and the restaurant felt warm and cozy. The locals tended to eat in the bar, in part to chat it up, and...

Seller Advisory: How to Negotiate Commissions

said on February 19th, 2014  filed under: Sellers Advisory

SantaYnezUncorked.com is a leading Resource for Santa Ynez Valley Property Search, Market Analysis and Unabashed Commentary Doris Banchik-Moxley, Broker Associate, Sotheby's International Realty Contact        Doris' Bio   Broker Commissions Are Negotiable   "Everyone Pays Me __%". I recently heard that there are real estate salespeople telling prospective Sellers that "everyone pays me 6%" or "everyone pays me 3%, what do you want to pay the selling agent/broker (one who brings the Buyer)". Let's parse this. When you hear "everyone pays me.....",  you might reply that you are not "everyone" and ask if there is any point in continuing the discussion? While I can't say with...