Wowza! What an open house list. I haven't seen one this long since .... well, last year about this time. Home buying season is officially open apparently! Click here for the list. Check out (sorry, another long list) Dogwood, Hawk Canyon, Roblar (rare luxury open house), Stallion, Tivola, Arden, Woodstock, 1030 Highland, Railway, Long Valley and Refugio. Two opens not to miss are my two listings that will be open this weekend. I'll be at 2860 Woodstock Rd. in Santa Ynez on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00. It gorgeous, first time open. Come and see it for sure. Views galore! For my listing at 1030 Highland in Santa Ynez, co-listing agent Matt Raab will be there on Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00. Iconic Skyline Park corner location (yes, the sweet blue one you have driven by a bunch of times and always wondered about). 

On his daily blog today, Guy Rivera said its a "It's a "Goldilocks" economy.. Time to Buy"!  and "The US dollar index has hit a 2-year high with domestic and foreign investors rushing into the greenback as the US remains the "cleanest shirt in the dirty laundry" when compared to other economies around the globe.  The strong "buck" will also give Fed cover not to raise rates as a Fed rate hike would only strengthen the US Dollar further". 

We are rapidly approaching the week long Rancheros Visitadores ride here in the valley with the kick off in town Mission ride happening on May 4th before they head out on the long 30+ mile trek to their "permanent" camp for the rest of the ride. This is a public event at the Mission in Solvang. If you want to see some of the best horses in the world ridden by examples of America's real cowboys, gentleman ranchers and those who live by the Code of the West, get yourself on down there and be prepared to be amazed by the scope, energy and dedication this fine group brings to the valley.  Click here for a link to the Mission ride info.  and also read about the $1,000,000 (yes, million) they raised just this year for the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara in a article by clicking here. There will be lots of cowboys around by the end of that week wearing their "cleanest shirt in the dirty laundry" too. :) I raise my hat to members here in the valley and those from around the world who worked so tirelessly and effectively to raise a million dollars for a local cause so dear to us. RV sure is a stellar bunch of guys who know how to cowboy up in a big way. Thank you for giving back to our community and never forgetting the Code of the West. It matters. For those of you who aren't familiar with the Code of the West, here are two versions. Old one and the new one. I like them both. 

New Listings(5)

2538 Elk Grove Road, Solvang (3/3 on 1 acre) $1,265,000 Sharon: One thing I can say about this home is the location is fabulous. Near the very end of Elk Grove for the ultimate in privacy and quiet (this is the leg that does not back up to highway 246). It is gorgeous right here with the backdrop of a large undeveloped hillside which just adds to the privacy and natural beauty of the location. Purchased back in 2017, it has been updated and brought forward in many regards. The design was always good and made for easy living with a spacious feel. I have access to the floor plan from the last sale so if you want to see that, let me know. Ballard school district for those of you with kiddos and also good for resale. Listed by Kris Johnston of Engel and Volkers

9175 Alisos Canyon Road, Los Alamos (10 acres, land only) $1,500,000 Listed by Kerry Mormann of Berkshire Hathaway.

3101 Drum Canyon Road, Lompoc (298 acres, land only) $3,500,000Listed by Kerry Mormann of Berkshire Hathaway.

5200 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos (5/5 on 60 acres) $6,900,000Listed by Kerry Mormann of Berkshire Hathaway.

4399 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez (contemporary ranch home on 1,000 acres) $29,500,000 Sharon: How often do we see something like this? An opportunity so unique, it will be remembered in the real estate community for some time. For those with vision, a thousand acres (yes 1,000 not a typo) right in the middle of the valley on "Millionaire Row" where Roblar meets Mora, with incredible convenience yet rural, big views, usable, 4 legal parcels, private wells already in plus access road plans done. The narrative had me at " merging with a conservation easement for significant tax benefits". Who doesn't love a tax benefit when talking about a project of this scope? Nina: Incredible opportunity to own a very large piece of the Santa Ynez Valley! With 14 separate parcels, there is a huge investment opportunity here in a prime location of the valley. It's not often you encounter an occasion like this in our little slice of Santa Ynez heaven.  Listed by Kerry Mormann of Berkshire Hathaway.

Price Reduction(1)

333 Third Street, Solvang (3/2 on .32 of an acre)  Was 645K with a new price of 595K. Listed by Susie Sorensen of Berkshire Hathaway


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