Its Thursday so time for the open house list for this long weekend. Click here for the list. If you are out and about, depending on your price range, make sure to see Ironwood, Fredensborg Canyon, Creekside, Elk Grove and Chalk Hill. Also stop by 2727 San Marcos in Los Olivos  priced at 799K  which is one of our listing but hosted by my friend, former student and BHHS rising star Rhoda Johnson. That one is open Saturday 1:00 to 3:00. Then on Sunday, come by and see me at 5510 Baseline in Santa Ynez priced $1,840,000 from 12:00 to 3:00. 

On to the favorites lists. The criteria I used was first, I have to like it. Then after that, good value, no location or resale issues, either be in good condition or have something special that would make remodel worth doing.  Click here for Sharon's favorites list. For Nina, she said "I compiled my list based on character and location. Price doesn't really play a role. I've chosen favorites from each of the price ranges offered in the valley. We have some really special properties on the market and these are the ones I think are worth mention". Click here for Nina's favorites list.  Nina makes a good point. It was hard to choose. Just because a property isn't on either list doesn't mean we don't like it. Really, my list is way longer than Nina's as it is so I couldn't keep adding on! We have a total of 152 available properties on the market right now in the valley and Los Alamos, not including mobile homes in a park. These lists are meant to help you shoppers out there know what we think is extra special and properties that are worth your time to come and see. There are plenty of others too not on these lists. I was very curious to see how we differed in our favs list. Actually we only chose 5 properties in common which is a lot less than I had expected. Then again my list was a lot longer .... I'm not as good as Nina in gelling it down to a select few apparently! I'm one of those people who agonizes over which chocolate to eat out of the box ... its so hard to choose just one! The listing brokerage is on the link to each property as well as any open house information. 

New Listings (3)

1674 Laurel Avenue 1, Solvang (2/2 condo or PUD) 464K HOA here is $388.42 per month. Listed by Peter Robertson, Broker

619 Pine Street, Solvang (3/1 on .17 of an acre) 660K Listed by Pam Sherman at Right Choice

2324 Sweeney Road, Lompoc (3/2 on 10+ acres) 995K Sweeney is off of highway 246 and very close to the valley edge of town. No need to go into town to get home. There is a lot here for money. Here in the valley, this would be a lot more. Drive a little, save a lot! Listed by Brenda L Hauenstein of Era Polly RE. 

Price Adjustment (1)

3200-3201 Caballo Road, Santa Ynez (main house + legal second unit)  Was $2,995,000 with a new price of $2,695,000. "Reduce it like you mean it" definitely fits here with this nice 300K reduction. There is a lot here for the money too. The main house is designed well with a thoughtful floor plan which suits how we live today and tremendous views. The second unit has its own driveway and was just recently renovated and is super cute now. Listed by Connie Meynet of Village Properties and Hans Larsen (broker). 

Under Contract (1)

3117 Cimarron Drive, Santa Ynez (3/2 on 1 acre) $1,025,000 Listed by Eric Raney of Sothebys


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