For those of you out there who are Zillow and Trulia addicts (ok seriously ... who isn't if they are shopping for a home?), just a note of caution. There is a bit of a snaffu going on right now with the north county MLS's (SYV, Lompoc and Santa Maria) which is resulting in Zillow not carrying some of our new listing inventory. A few of us, like me, belong to the Santa Barbara MLS and we are able to get listings on Zillow via that conduit so some new listings are on Zillow but not all. To clarify, this is not a brokerage or agent issue. This is a Zillow issue. We have zero control over what happens or doesn't happen on Zillow though as time goes on, they are a vital information link for most consumers. To make sure you are seeing all the new listings, for the time being I suggest you compliment your search with the addition of Realtor.com as they receive their listing feed in a different way and at this moment, based on tests I ran today, are more accurate especially for new listing activity. Those of you reading this blog have been seeing the new listings as they come up. If you also check with Realtor.com, you'll have a pretty good handle on the inventory. I'm hopeful this is a short term problem and the bugs will get worked out very soon.
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305 Camino San Carlos, Buellton (4.3 on 2 acres) $813,342 What I love about this property: You may remember this one from when it was recently on the market. Now we see it back again with a better price as it was 875K before. I have been to this property several times and can attest to it's careful maintenance and attention to detail. It is in mint condition. If you saw it before, I suggest coming back again as the sellers have made some very good and important changes to the back yard and landscaping. It looks amazing! The views of a nearby huge ranch are surprisingly good and panoramic from the privacy of the back yard. The location is very good tucked away in this little private enclave that is just a couple of minutes to the 101 in both directions and all conveniences. There is a whole lot of good going on here for the money. See it. Listed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
618 Alisal, Solvang (3/3 on .16 of an acre) Was 829K with a new price of 799K. Listed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
2168 Holly, Solvang (3/2 on .28 of an acre) 739K One of my Creekside favorites. Gorgeous remodel. Listed by Central Coast Landmark.
954 Elk Grove, Solvang (3/3 on 2.27 acres) $799,900 Bank owned foreclosure. Listed by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
3269 Mountain Ridge, Santa Ynez (6/4 on 1.06 acres) $1,095,000 Listed by Anderson Realty.
4910 Baseline, Santa Ynez (3/3 on 5.5 acres) Listed at $1,395,000 and sold final for $1,275,000. Sweet ranch from the 1960's when the horse was king in the SYV and life here was quite a bit different than it is today. Has such a good vibe. One of my favorites. Listed by Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate.
1269 Dove Meadow, Solvang (3/3 on 4.25 acres) Listed at $1,490,000 and sold final for $1,380,000. Listed by Village Properties.
3385 Baseline, Santa Ynez (3/2 on 9.7 acres) Listed at $1,695,000 and sold final for $1,600,000. Listed by Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate.
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