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Prized Santa Ynez Valley Chef Has Weekly Cooking Show on KEYT 3: "The Inn Crowd" Budi Kazali, the chef and owner at the Ballard Inn, is being featured on a weekly cooking show, The Inn Crowd with Budi Kazali, on KEYT 3, the ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara. Budi is arguably one of the best and most creative chefs in the...Continue Reading.
Santa Ynez Valley Home Sales Prices Up Dramatically In Second Quarter 2012 Yesterday's big real estate news included positive second quarter findings using the S&P Case-Schiller Home Price Index. This index is based on 10 and 20 city composites, which naturally do not include Santa Ynez Valley data, tend to be more valid than many other home price measures. The Case-Schiller...Continue Reading.
Yesterday's Santa Ynez Valley Realtor Caravan: Some Interesting New Listings Under $799,000 There were four Santa Ynez Valley properties on our MLS Broker Open yesterday. These included three new listings and one repeat. The prices ranged from $430,000 to $789,000, which is a market segment sorely in need of new inventory. The New Listings 748 Hillside Dr, Solvang, Priced at $430,000. This is...Continue Reading.
Past Week's Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Market Sales Overview. The typical August Blahs noted in Santa Ynez Valley real estate sales last week and the week before, seemed to have abated some last week, with four sales. The four properties were listed under $500,000 and included two townhomes. Three of the properties sold within a week or so of listing,...Continue Reading.
What is a Transporting Property? The Santa Ynez Valley has many beautiful properties, with extraordinary views in extraordinary settings. For me, transporting properties go beyond that. They are drawn from a vision, a memory and a time of wonderful passion, whether the joy of childhood or the romance of the French countryside. And it seems that each element, from the setting...Continue Reading.
Want To See a Santa Ynez Property But Can't Make It To Town? ......Enter FaceTime* Being a strong believer in the power and leverage of technology in real estate practice, I am always looking for new, better, faster and more effective ways of connecting people with properties in the Santa Ynez Valley. So what can we do with technology to help a...Continue Reading.
1442 Remington Dr, Santa Ynez Well today's Santa Ynez Valley Realtors' caravan fell into line with the August blahs. Only one property. This property has an interesting recent history according to MLS and tax information. In September 2011, the property was listed for $1,050,000. It was gradually reduced over the next six months to $789,000. An offer was accepted by the...Continue Reading.
The Santa Ynez Valley is Doggie Paradise Hi Y'all. I am Tess and I want to tell you about my great life in the Santa Ynez Valley so that you will buy a property from my Mom, who will use her commission to buy me more cookies. First let me say that this is the best spot in the world to...Continue Reading.
No New Santa Ynez Valley Sales Reported For Second Consecutive Week More Evidence of the August Real Estate Blahs. As posted here last week, there were no new sales reported in the Santa Ynez Valley MLS. Same story this week, making it look like the typical August real estate blahs. Let me clarify, that I am looking at single family residential...Continue Reading.
Three New Santa Ynez Valley Listings and One Price Reduction: Opportunities for Entry Level Buyers and Investors With the under a half million properties flying off the shelf, those of you looking for one need to stay on top of the market. While the best way is to Sign Up for New Listing Alerts on this website, I will try to...Continue Reading.