What Would $800,000 Buy in The Santa Ynez Valley?

said on April 8th, 2015  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Properties, Real Estate Market
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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  Call or Text (805) 588-3616 for immediate attention This Week's Santa Ynez Valley Realtor's Caravan Four New Listings in the $700,000-$800,000 Range Yesterday's Santa Ynez Valley Realtor's Caravan included four new listings in this coveted price range. Properties in this range are in demand by downsizers, upsizers and some first time buyers. These new listings represent quite a range of properties at this price point, including a 1 acre parcel with a near tear-down, to a beautifully finished home...

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT: ONE ACRE PROPERTIES FLYING HIGH

said on March 16th, 2015  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Real Estate Market, Sellers Advisory
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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  Call or Text (805) 588-3616 for immediate attention ONE ACRE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY PROPERTIES ARE HOT As you know, most real estate markets are not perfectly balanced, meaning that certain types or ranges of properties rise and fall at different rates than others. When you hear that real estate prices are up or down a certain percent, I suspect that number would not apply to at least 50% of all the sales. It is an average. To better understand...

PRELISTING ALERT: Santa Ynez Farmhouse in Magical Setting

said on March 13th, 2015  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Properties, 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   Call or Text (805) 588-3616 for immediate attention   With the Santa Ynez Valley inventory being very low,  I understand that Buyers are anxious to know of new properties for sale as early as possible. I am expecting to formally list this property in approximately 3 weeks. You are welcome to call me for more information or an early showing.   Description   This rare 1.4 acre Santa Ynez sanctuary is perfect for those wanting a beautiful custom farmhouse embraced by...

Today’s Santa Ynez Valley Realtors’ Caravan Report

said on March 10th, 2015  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Properties, 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 There were 7 properties on our caravan today, ranging from a $489,000 home in Los Alamos to a $2.9 million, 5 acre property in Rancho Estates. Here are my notes on the six properties that I previewed. You are welcome to read the particulars in the links for each address. MY PICKS BELOW A MILLION 911 Viborg, Solvang, Priced at $859,000 This was a most pleasant surprise and one of the most compelling properties I have seen...

My Monthly Real Estate Rant: Seller Strategies Bound to Fail

said on March 6th, 2015  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   Here is my companion post to Buyer Strategies Bound to Fail, published a few months ago.  These are my conclusions, not necessarily my broker's or my colleague's. But I think many of the latter would agree whether or not they are willing to say so to clients. 1. Pricing too high.  This is without a doubt the worst mistake Sellers make. It often comes of the belief that everyone will love the property as the Seller...

My Monthly Real Estate Rant: Buyer Strategies Bound to Fail

said on November 20th, 2014  filed under: Buyer Advisory, Real Estate Market

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   This is the first of my monthly rants about real estate and will, as time goes by include observations, analyses and conclusions on buyer, seller and agent behavior.  No agents seem to want to talk about things like this for fear of offending a client. I don't want to offend either, but I can't be helpful if I say nothing as my clients self destruct. So on behalf of my many colleagues, here is my...

Why Do So Many People Want to Live in the Santa Ynez Valley?

said on October 31st, 2014  filed under: Lifestyle
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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       JUST READ THIS STORY, FRONT PAGE OF "VALLEY LIFE" SECTION, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY NEWS, YESTERDAY I first met Mia the Cat when I joined Fred Sands Realty on the corner of Grand and Alamo Pintado in Los Olivos. Mia came by every morning and we fed her. She had the biggest family you could imagine....the whole town of Los Olivos. Yes, it is more than wine tasting rooms. It has a special small town heart. And...

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...