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Sharon Currie
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

2933 San Marcos Avenue Suite 102
Phone: 805-448-2727
P.O. Box 778 (mail)
Los Olivos, CA 93441
www.sharoncurrie.com
Email: sharon@sharoncurrie.com

Customer Reviews

My wife and I have worked with Sharon for a little over a year trying to find the perfect site for our next home. During that time we got to know her as a first class professional. She asked us great questions to get to know what we wanted as a buyer, demonstrated an extensive knowledge of the market, and showed remarkable patience in working with us considering how long it took us to find just what we wanted. Throughout the process she was easily approachable and readily available. Unfortunately, once we finally found our dream home site we had just about every obstacle imaginable to overcome; overseas seller, lawyers involved, tight timing deadlines, you name it. Sharon was quite simply amazing through out the process. She approached every problem with a positive attitude and worked methodically to a solution. Sharon's calm, cool professionalism enabled us to navigate a very complex process without stress and enabled us to successfully purchase the real estate of our dreams! I have purchased quite a few homes over the years and can honestly say she is the single most capable real estate professional I have ever worked with. She has my utmost respect and I would highly recommend her.
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Daily Blog

Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Update 4/28

It's Friday! Click here for a list of the open houses for this weekend. You can also click here for week ending rates from Guy Rivera at Guarantee Mortgage in both Solvang and Santa Barbara. Still great rates. I'll be back on Monday with all the news so check back then but if you need me this weekend, don't hesitate to get in touch. 

New Listing

1740 Viborg, Solvang (4/2 on 1.61 acres) 920K What I love about this property: All I have to say is this. Check out the outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. Holy moly! One of the best examples of an epic outdoor kitchen I have seen in the valley and something we rarely if ever see at this price point. The location is right near the Fredensborg Canyon end of the street where it is bucolic with a lot of tree canopy. I have walked by this sweet little barn a million times while "walking the Alisal loop". Sunrise Village is centrally located and highly regarded. Just in time for summer too ..... the outdoor entertaining area is calling your name! 

Under Contract

51 Valley Station, Buellton (3/3 on .08 of an acre) 539K

Sold

744 Hillside, Solvang (3/3 condo) Listed at $594,500 and sold final for $579,500. Partial remodel made this one in Mission Oaks really shine! 

Sold

1084 Mustang, Santa Ynez (4/2 on 1.67 acres) Listed at 675K and sold final for 690K. Went in multiple offer with several back ups waiting in the wings. This was a complicated short sale seeking the approval of two lenders. 

Sold

622 Valley Oak, Solvang (3/4 on .50 of an acre)  Listed at 892K and sold final for $893,683. This is a brand new Skytt Mesa home. 

Sold

2920 Tall Pine, Santa Ynez (3/3 on .85 of an acre)  Listed at $1,115,000 and sold final for $1,000,000 even. 

Sold

735 Shaw, Los Alamos (3/3 condo) Listed at 350K and sold final for $337,500. These are sweet condos for the money. Well over 1700 square feet in this model. Includes small back yard and a full  2 car garage. 

**If you aren't already, please ask to be on my Daily Real Estate Update email list to receive the complete blog post with pics and aerials sent to you daily via email versus you having to remember to check my website or Facebook.  Due to recent copyright issues, pics only appear on the email version. The identity of those on my list is not shared and I don't spam anyone. My daily updates are not a complete list of everything that happened today but instead events the general reader might find interesting or items you need to know to make good decisions. Readers should consult other venues of information gathering to find out more or to complete their information gathering efforts but this is a great place to start and I write every day Monday through Friday letting you know what I know.

Sharon Currie | Realtor

Physical: 2933 San Marcos Ave #102, Los Olivos

Mailing: P O Box 778 Los Olivos CA 93441
p: 805.448.2727   f: 805.233.6461
e: sharon@sharoncurrie.com
w: Daily Blog www.sharoncurrie.com

Visit me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SYVRealEstate/

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CalBRE#: 01357602

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Update 4/27

Guess what season it is? FSBO season. That time of year when it seems so easy to sell your home, some sellers feel like they don't need a Realtor when they can place it on Zillow themselves. We have several FSBO's in our area for sale right now. Here is what I know from experience and talking to lots and lots of buyers. Many of them do not like dealing directly with a seller. It makes them uncomfortable. Many buyers want and need an arms length buffer which agents provide. Buying a house is not like buying a car. There are lot more moving parts to a transaction this large and complex. Also, if a seller is not incurring the normal brokerage charges any other seller pays, lets call it 5%, they should pass some of those savings onto the buyer instead of expecting to get retail pricing. That way its a win/win for both parties. I will say this. I'm a licensed professional and due to the possible legal exposure inherent in selling real property, I wouldn't list my own home and I'm an expert! There are far too many legal pitfalls that I have no plan on falling into. So potential FSBO sellers out there, give it some thought and decide you have the skill set and if its really worth it. Buyers, you might consider partnering with an agent (at the sellers expense if its listed on the MLS or by request) and making sure your side of the transaction has a professional overseeing the process and advising you along the way. Maybe FSBO purchases make sense for a very experienced seller and a very experienced buyer. Those not in these categories should, in my opinion, seek professional representation. 

P.S. Today's post is for yesterday and today. 

New Listing

1566 Aalborg Court, Solvang (3/2 on .62 of an acre) 949K  What I love about this property: This is a new listing in my own inventory and wow is it gorgeous! See the full photo tour at www.1566Aalborg.com. These are some of the best views in the entire valley right here. From almost every room in the house, you can see the views of the city, tree tops and foothills beyond. They are truly magical views. The home is immaculate and has been lovingly maintained day in and day out. When a home has been taken care of like this one, you know you are buying a property that isn't going to have any surprises later. Sellers with integrity and high standards provide a measure of comfort that you are buying a home with no hidden boogey men. The big open living room takes in the views and natural light. The kitchen beckons anyone with a love of food prep to step on in and start making something amazing. Loads of counter space and most importantly, copious amounts of storage making it easy to retrieve, use and put away all your lovely kitchen items. Big pantry and a wine fridge make it even better! The master bedroom also shares the views and is huge. At the apex of a very quiet cul de sac, the location is highly desirable and literally within an easy walk into the heart of Solvang. A very classy, elegant and inviting home. We don't see homes like this very often. I encourage you to see it. You'll love it! I don't have any open houses planned at this time so if you want to get in, let me know. Listed by me!

New Listing

1522 Kronborg, Solvang (3/2 on .33 of an acre) 835K  What I love about this property: On the side of Kronborg with parcels that slope down to Viking Way which give way to superior far reaching sweeping views. Purchased in late 2016 (click here) as a dated fixer, now remodeled and opened up with all the new amazing choices we have for makeovers today. This is a really good neighborhood. Quiet yet close to everything. Listed by Kevin Gioia of Soldbot. 

New Listing

3121 Bowl, Solvang (3/3 on 1.1 acres) 549K Alisal Ranch property on leased land. We know from the narrative on the link that the annual lease fee is $22,400. What I love about this property: Views over the golf course and Ranch Alisal Drive. The floor plan of this home lends itself well to remodels but as is, it is in time warp great condition. Very pretty setting with a pool. Very good pricing. The Alisal has been in high demand lately due the country club lifestyle with golf, tennis, pool, yoga studio and more. Listed by Susan Beckmann of Sothebys. 

New Listing

1418 Remington, Santa Ynez (4/3 on 1.02 acres) $1,197,000 What I love about this property: Remington is one of my favorite streets in Santa Ynez. All the homes here are on large parcels so a lot of elbow room for this close to town. Way in the back of the town but still super close to everything. Very quiet and little traveled area. Loads of interior upgrades done very well. Is that a park or a back yard? Really pretty yard. Fresh and ready to go!

Price Reduction

206 Valhalla Drive, Solvang (3/3 on .40 of an acre)  Was $1,375,000 with a new price of $1,295,000. Coveted panoramic views over the River Course. Arguably some of the best views in the valley right here on the perimeter of the Village Collection. Listed by Jennie Bradley of Village Properties. 

Under Contract

575 Pine, Solvang (2/2 on .24 of an acre) 495K Listed by the Elam and Associates. 

Sold

1250 Hans Park Trail, Solvang (3/2 on .28 of an acre)  Listed at 698K and sold final for 685K. This is a brand new home in Skytt Mesa. 

Sold

2648 Oakcrest, Santa Ynez (main house plus legal second unit on 6.57 acres)  Listed at $1,595,000 and sold final for $1,550,000. Listed by Jeanne Hollingsworth of 

Sold

2875 Baseline, Santa Ynez (main house and guest unit on 4.77 acres)  Listed at $1,595,000 and sold final for $1,575,000. Sold by one of my students, Mary Bahnken. Good job Mary! You go girl! Listed by Allan Jones of Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate. 

**If you aren't already, please ask to be on my Daily Real Estate Update email list to receive the complete blog post with pics and aerials sent to you daily via email versus you having to remember to check my website or Facebook.  Due to recent copyright issues, pics only appear on the email version. The identity of those on my list is not shared and I don't spam anyone. My daily updates are not a complete list of everything that happened today but instead events the general reader might find interesting or items you need to know to make good decisions. Readers should consult other venues of information gathering to find out more or to complete their information gathering efforts but this is a great place to start and I write every day Monday through Friday letting you know what I know.

Sharon Currie | Realtor

Physical: 2933 San Marcos Ave #102, Los Olivos

Mailing: P O Box 778 Los Olivos CA 93441
p: 805.448.2727   f: 805.233.6461
e: sharon@sharoncurrie.com
w: Daily Blog www.sharoncurrie.com

Visit me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SYVRealEstate/

Read My Zillow Reviews by Clicking Here

CalBRE#: 01357602

 

 

 

 

Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Update 4/25

Under Contract

0 Cebada Canyon, Lompoc (102 acres, land only) $1,650,000  2 wells. 500gpm and 100gpm. Lotta water on this piece! 40 acres already in avo's. 

Price Reduction

954 Elk Grove, Santa Ynez (3/3 on 2.27 acres)  Was 875K with a new price of 799K. Bank owned project on acreage in a very nice centrally located ranchette neighborhood. Worth the work. Solvang address but water is from Santa Ynez Water district. 

Price Change

3175 Calkins, Los Olivos (5/5 on 10 acres)  The MLS was data was incorrect yesterday. The price was corrected today to $3,395,000. Still worth every penny. 

 

**If you aren't already, please ask to be on my Daily Real Estate Update email list to receive the complete blog post with pics and aerials sent to you daily via email versus you having to remember to check my website or Facebook.  Due to recent copyright issues, pics only appear on the email version. The identity of those on my list is not shared and I don't spam anyone. My daily updates are not a complete list of everything that happened today but instead events the general reader might find interesting or items you need to know to make good decisions. Readers should consult other venues of information gathering to find out more or to complete their information gathering efforts but this is a great place to start and I write every day Monday through Friday letting you know what I know.

Sharon Currie | Realtor

Physical: 2933 San Marcos Ave #102, Los Olivos

Mailing: P O Box 778 Los Olivos CA 93441
p: 805.448.2727   f: 805.233.6461
e: sharon@sharoncurrie.com
w: Daily Blog www.sharoncurrie.com

Visit me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SYVRealEstate/

Read My Zillow Reviews by Clicking Here

CalBRE#: 01357602

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