As it turns out, the Coastal Commission has decided the ban on short term rentals doesn't apply to them because "the commission has maintained that STRs can provide more affordable lodging options for coastal visitors". Seems rather unfair if you ask me. You can read the Independent article by clicking here and see the coastal mapping area by clicking here.  Select Santa Barbara to see our coastline. There is not a legend to those maps but I'm guessing the blue line is defined as coastal. 

Even though this is a long holiday weekend, we still have a nice selection of open houses. Click here for the list for both days. I'll be open at 1623 Juniper in Solvang priced at $579,000 on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 so come on by and say hey. 

New Listing

3791 Live Oak, Santa Ynez (main house and guest house on 18.76 acres) $2,250,000 Some of you may remember this property from before. See it again now after a major renovation in the main house which brings it fast forward. You know how sculpters will say they just release the image already in the stone? Well, sometimes I think renovation experts are sort of like that. They can see what the property will be after removing the walls and redoing some things. Very open and bright which is what today's luxury ranchette owner is looking for. House is on Live Oak, guest house has own driveway off of Long Valley as this parcel straddles the ridge between both streets. 

New Listing

1050 Drum Canyon, Lompoc (66.95 acres) $3,100,000 I tried to look up the parcel and give you a photo, topo or elevations of this parcel but the APN is not working for me. Location is near the highway 246 and Drum Canyon end versus the Los Alamos end. If interested let me know and I'll do some digging. Shared well pumping 1,000 gpm and an on site reservoir. 

Back on Market

2156 Holly, Solvang (3/2 on .07 of an acre) 690K That's a bummer but a good opportunity for those looking in Creekside where the inventory is very low. Good buy in price. Love it as is or improve over time but the mostly original condition home is in very good shape in one of my favorite floor plans. 

Under Contract

4150 Tims, Santa Ynez (main house and guest house on 19.26 acres) $2,950,000


2039 Village Lane, Solvang (3/3 condo)  Listed at 449K and sold final for 435K. One of the larger models with over 1700 square feet .... bigger than a lot of houses around here. Attached garage and large patio. HOA here is $370 per month. 


1644 Birch St., Solvang (3/2 on .28 of an acre)  Listed at 642K and sold final for 610K. 

**Click on each hyperlink to see the listing agent related to each property. Property links may not open if you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. 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. Transactions noted here were completed by myself and other Realtors.