It's Thursday already. Can you believe that? Click here for your list of open houses in the valley this weekend. For those of you wanting to get into our value priced new listing on Sawleaf in Skytt Mesa, we will be holding that one open both Friday and Saturday of this week. Nina will be there Friday tomorrow from 12:00 to 2:00 and I'll be there Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00. Sunday will be somewhat quiet from an open house standpoint due to the Easter holiday. 

New Listings (5)

3490 Tivola Street, Santa Ynez (3/2 on .51 of an acre) 739K Sharon: This one is super cool because of the location. Sited on the edge of a creekside, its truly wonderful to be this close to nature with a lovely mature tree canopy for shade. Extremely well taken care of, this home will please even the pickiest buyer. Good floor plan too in over 1800 square feet. Sitting slightly below the road level for added privacy and proximity to natural flora and fauna. Cool landscaping too. Nina: A cozy home on an oversized Santa Ynez lot priced to sell. I am very impressed with the sprawling, manicured gardens, mature trees and creek side setting. This will be an easy home for someone to settle into! Listed by Rhoda Johnson of Berkshire Hathaway. 

2940 Quail Valley Road, Solvang (main house plus guest house on 1.5 acres) $1,150,000 Sharon: Wow! What a great opportunity. 2500+ 3/2 main house plus a 1/1 guest house on an acre and a half. Newer style construction from 1999 and even has views! Great location too, mid valley and close to everything in a highly regarded neighborhood of similar size parcels. Solvang address but this area of the valley is on Santa Ynez Water District water. No HOA. See it for sure. Listed by Misty Means of Keller Williams

1241 Hager Lane, Buellton (3/3 on 1.36 acres) $1,150,000 Sharon: These are the new homes just built in 2005. Nina:Quality construction on over an acre in Buellton with easy access to the 101. Nice option for those Goleta or Santa Barbara commuters!  Listed by Connie Meynet of Village Properties. 

1539 Mission Drive, Solvang (commercial building: $1,550,000) Nina: It's not often that a Solvang commercial building becomes available. This particular one has high visibility and neighbors the very busy breakfast spot, Paula's Pancakes, to up the foot traffic. The building is fully leased making it a good investment option.

1801 Stallion Drive, Santa Ynez (main house plus detached studio plus guest apartment on 10+ acres) $2,395,000 Sharon:  I had the heads up on this one as it appeared on SBPocket which is a pocket listing site that only local licensed agents can see. Because of that heads up, I already showed this property. It is a wonderful blast from the past. Santa Ynez Valley of yesterday in the 80's with a ranch house in impeccable condition, a very nice stall barn with runs, huge arena with actual good footing, some beautiful pastures and roads and driveways that accommodate trailers. Oh, I shouldn't forget the huge additional barn that you can actually park an RV or living quarters trailer in.This is a real horse property and thoughtfully designed that way. Land is all flat and usable. Shared well. Setting and horizon views in this area that is notably protected from wind at this slightly lower river side elevation. Access to to the river is right there. So much potential whether you have horses or not. Very private location with almost zero drive by traffic. Plus,the street name is pretty cool. Nina: The road less traveled leads to this 10 acre Happy Canyon Ranch, an outstanding option for your equestrian operation of any discipline. With a ranch style home, 14 stall barn and 7 paddocks, beautifully maintained arena and plenty of pasture space, this property will please horses and owners alike.Listed by Joe Ramos of Berkshire Hathaway

Price Reductions (2)

3151 Fairlea Road, Santa Ynez (2/2 plus huge shop on 1+ acres)  Sharon: Was 880K with a new price 925K.Listed by Sylvia Tyrrel of RPL. 

3166 Horizon Drive, Santa Ynez (3/3 on .88 of an acre) Sharon: Was 935K with a new price of 915K. Listed by Jodi Williams of Coldwell Banker. 

Under Contract (2)

1777 Cottonwood Street, Ballard (2/2 on .28 of an acre) 699K Sharon: Went in multiple offer. Listed by Lynette Naour of Village Properties.  

3640 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez (3/2 on 5 acres) 975K Sharon: Manufactured home on a permanent foundation with horse facilities. 

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