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Panoramic Santa Ynez Valley Views, Two Beautiful Homes, Five Acres for Your Dreams I am pleased to let you know that I will be listing shortly this wonderful 5 acre Santa Ynez Valley estate which includes two wonderful homes, 360 degree mountain views, ample acreage for your pool, sports or tennis court, putting green and/or agriculture. This beautiful, gated property is located in...Continue Reading.
Brisk Sales Continued This Week With Eight Properties Going Into Escrow I was not quite sure what to expect this week following last week's 14 sales, but we had another record breaker this week as well. The properties that sold, however, were at a lower price point than last week's, and five, or over half, were distressed sales. Of these 8...Continue Reading.
Six SYV Property Price Reductions This Past Week The number of price reductions this past week is somewhat lower than it has been, probably reflecting more Seller optimism with the increasing number of sales and property showings. That being said, the average price reduction this week was 6%, which is substantial. Here are the details: 771 Fredensborg Canyon, Solvang reduced 5% to $569,900....Continue Reading.
First Bite: Over the Moon Well I finally made it over to the Brother's new restaurant, which just happens to be down the block from my office. And in a word, it was FABULOUS. I had the fish tacos, which are already a favorite of the locals. This is fresh albacore tuna, prepared medium rare and served on three corn tortillas...Continue Reading.
In the past few days there have been several new listings in the Santa Ynez Valley MLS that might be of interest to you. Here are my notes: 1. 1000 Fredensborg "The Farmhouse" Solvang, $795,000. Click for my original post on this very cool property. I also added some information in yesterday's post on the realtor's caravan. I was just sent...Continue Reading.
Well its Tuesday, so its Santa Ynez Valley MLS Caravan. There were five properties on the Santa Ynez West schedule. Here are my notes on four (sorry, I didn't get to the 5th): 1798 Viborg Rd, Solvang $829,000. This property is located on the Fredensborg Canyon end of Viborg. This, plus the fact that it is up a slight hill, makes for...Continue Reading.
New Farmhouse Listing: This property just hit the Santa Ynez Valley MLS and, with the growing demand and interest in the farmhouse style, I wanted to bring it to your attention right away. The House and Parcel: This cool farmhouse-style house, built in 2005, is situated on a 1.2 acre parcel in the Fredensborg Canyon area and in the coveted Ballard...Continue Reading.
9 Percent of Current Inventory Were Sold This Past Week! As indicated previously, our market has started to experience the frenzy going on in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Generally speaking, our market seems to gain momentum from the south, so we were anticipating this strong uptick for the past month or so. Summary of This Past Week's Sales Fourteen properties went into...Continue Reading.
The Annual Santa Barbara Vintners' Festival is Happening Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, 1-4 PM This great event, with over 100 Santa Barbara County vintners present, attracts people from all over the country. With over 100 vintners pouring tastes, over 25 food purveyors serving samples and hoppin' live music from Margie Nelson and Burning James & Funky Flames, this is the The...Continue Reading.
Ranches, Vineyards and Big View Properties at Large Discount to Neighboring Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Even at today's deeply discounted prices on ranches, ranchettes, vineyards and properties of 5 acres or more, for many Buyers, the Santa Ynez Valley real estate is out of reach. Nonetheless the desire for these kinds of properties is palpable among our visitors. The right...Continue Reading.