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CALIFORNIA VALLEY  Hugging San Luis Obispo's eastern boundary with Kern County, California Valley is a remote high-desert outpost where few visit and even fewer live. The original Spanish land grant was parceled out in 1960 into over 7,200 2.5 acre sections by optimistic real estate developers. A...
09/03/2009
What a difference a year makes! This very desirable area had four homes for sale last summer, with nothing moving. Although the backlog eventually cleared up, it made sellers hold back and buyers wonder if they should buy a home in The Meadows. Not only did this home sell fast, but it sold for th...
07/23/2009
I bet most of you have not heard of this program, and I would not have known about it, either, except that a client of mine told me to check it out. The Department of Agriculture sponsors a number of programs to increase affordable housing in rural agricultural areas, and this loan opportunity is...
07/19/2009
I've been holding open houses almost every weekend for several months, and after encountering several very frustrating situations, I've put together an open house and home showing emergency kit that stays in the trunk of my car at all times. Some of these items are genuine emergency supplies, and...
12/10/2008
This morning's brokers' caravan featured a new listing from our office . . . a gorgeous 6000+ square foot home on 20 acres in suburban San Luis Obispo, with a price tag exceeding $2.8 million. In this market, you would expect very little interest. Remember, real estate is in a terrible (possibly ...
10/28/2008
One of the oft-repeated scare stories the media is flogging is that people can't get mortages in this market. Having just been through this with a client, I can say that not only can you get a normal mortgage, you can even get a "stated income" or "low doc/no doc" loan--the types that supposedly ...
10/02/2008
I'm amazed at the bargains available right now. I've watched as prices steadily drop and foreclosures places more and more homes back on the market. This would be a great time for an investor or first-time home buyer to find just the right piece of the American Dream here on the Central Coast of ...
10/01/2008
I'm watching as Santa Maria, CA prices continue to fall, and foreclosures continue to bring houses back on the market at astonishingly low prices. Pick of the week: A 1780-s.f. townhouse, three bedrooms, two baths, fireplace, and two-car garage in a well-maintained complex that includes a pool an...
10/01/2008
I was so intrigued with what I found last week that I decided to take a tour of some of these Santa Maria homes to see just what condition they are in, where they are located, etc. I also spoke to our loan department for more information on what sort of credit and income is necessary to purchase ...
08/09/2008
I spent most of the day at the office, doing floor time, and while I was there, I did a lot of searching through the MLS. I was amazed to discover just how many true bargains there are right now, in one of the hottest areas of California, which normally has one of the highest median home prices. ...
07/26/2008
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