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The Sale of the Santa Ynez Valley's Luxury Properties Appears to Be Coming Back, Albeit Slowly While the sales of affordable Santa Ynez Valley properties have been very strong for several months now, the luxury segment, which I define as $1,500,000 and above, has just begun to show signs of life. I was frankly shocked as I looked back at comparable...Continue Reading.
Want the Dirt on Some Santa Ynez Valley New Listings? Read On. Today's Santa Ynez Valley MLS Realtor Caravan included seven properties, of which four had never been on Broker open (caravan) before. Here are my thoughts on the four: 560 Ranch Road, Solvang $8,900,000. This is a very rare property, including 65 acres in an area of higher density on the...Continue Reading.
Overview: Limited New Sales, More Luxury Listings and Sold Finals Closer to Listing Prices This was a fairly active week for Santa Ynez Valley residential real estate, although new sales were less than inspiring. There were six new listings, four of which were over the $1,000,000 mark, with a continuing trend in the emergence of luxury inventory. Only one of the...Continue Reading.
For the DIY Real Estate Shopper Increasingly, we are finding potential Buyers of Santa Ynez Valley real estate to be doing even more extensive online research than ever. Well I say "online", but actually more and more of these folks are also contacting the listing agents directly for more information. I think this has something to do with the hope of...Continue Reading.
Think Los Olivos, Vineyard, Custom Lodge-Style Home and Guest House...then think $1,379,000 2650 Easton, Los Olivos. I had the privilege of previewing this very special property, and found myself transported back to my Artist Retreat & Vineyard listing two years ago. That property had 50 showings in two months, despite having gone under contract in a couple of weeks. 2650 Easton...Continue Reading.
How Do Properties Age? Properties, like people, age differently, and, again like people, some get better with age. Think Lauren Bacall. I recall, during my time Yale, a few new buildings were being constructed. The surrounding buildings were erected at least a century earlier. One of the final touches on the new buildings was the cracking of a number of leaded...Continue Reading.
Today's Santa Ynez Valley Realtor's caravan included five new listings that I covered in yesterday's blog, "Past Week's Market Report on Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate". In as much as my beautiful listing, 2079 Village Lane, was on caravan, I was only able to preview one other property, and had previewed another before today. Here are my notes: 1825 Viborg, Solvang...Continue Reading.
The Week Was Predominated By New Listings The Santa Ynez Valley residential real estate activity this past week included 8 new listings, 1 property going into escrow and 1 sold final. The new listing activity was quite predictable, as sales here for the past month have definitely shown signs of life. With the large number of properties that have gone into...Continue Reading.
211 Mail Road, Lompoc This is a fabulous 140+/- acres of south sloping, prime agricultural land, located within the prestigious Sta. Rita Hills Viticultural Appelation in Santa Barbara County's wine country. The rich soil, plentiful water, and marine influences from the Coast through the Santa Ynez River Valley, and the west Hwy. 246 corridor, create the ideal climate for producing exceptional...Continue Reading.