For those of you out there that aren't in the real estate field, have a wonderful 3 day weekend. Me, I'll be working and that's ok. If you need me, I'm here. Visit me at my open house this weekend on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 at 1623 Juniper in Solvang priced at $579,000. Hope to see you there. I'll be back here on Tuesday with all the news as all the offices will be closed on Monday. Have a good one! 

New Listing

1021 (and 2025) N. Refugio, Santa Ynez (main house and legal second unit on 1.98 acres) $1,375,000 Refugio address but well off the main road. See the aerial if you are receiving this via email. At just a hair under 2 acres, all usable, this is the perfect sized parcel for a lot of folks out there. There are two complete houses and yet there is still room for horse facilities. Main house is a 3/2 and 2nd residence is a 1/1. Many people enjoy the benefits of renting out one of the houses when they have a legal second residence ... the word "legal" being the operative word. Interested parties could see how these types of units dovetail into the new "homestay" ordinance. 

New Listing

625 Bobcat Springs, Buellton (main house plus legal second unit on 20 acres) $1,349,500 Here is another one with 2 complete homes. Main house is a 3/2 and the second house is a 2/2. This one in the gated ranch community in Buellton with miles of riding and hiking trails but get this. This parcel and several others in this end of the road section of Bobcat are not part of the HOA. These are stand alone parcels with no governing HOA.  A long and narrow parcel, the houses are down below near the road with the majority of flat, rolling and uphill land left open to exploring  or appreciating the gorgeous views from up top. There is a wildlife easement about half way up the parcel which provides for the unobstructed travel of our precious indigenous species. The natural flora and fauna, including wildlife friendly chaparral, is unique to this area. I sold the property next door to this one a few years ago which is super cool. One thing I really like about this ranch area is there is such variety in the types, sizes and values of properties. Something for everybody and single digit minutes to all conveniences. 

New Listing

1674 Eucalyptus #D, Solvang (2/2  condo) 460K Second story condo all dolled up with recent complete updates. Really, pretty much everything has been redone here. One thing you get with upstairs units is nice high ceilings and extra light which is very hard to find in a lower level or even a townhouse style condo. 

Price Reduction

205 Valhalla, Solvang (4/3 on .36 of an acre) Was $1,149,000 with a new price of $1,090,000. 

Price Reduction

4001 Long Valley, Santa Ynez (main house, guest house and art studio on 18.56 acres)  Was $2,850,000 with a new lower price of $2,650,000. There is a lot going on here. If you need a lot of space under roof and covet privacy melded with world class views, this is a good one to consider. The comfortable classic ranch design is nice as is but this type of structure also easily morphs into more dramatic themes. 

Price Reduction

3220 Figueroa Mountain, Los Olivos (main house and guest house on 18.94 acres)  Was $3,995,000 with a new price of $3,495,000. That is a substantial reduction. 

Under Contract

3379 Tivola, Santa Ynez (3/2 on .24 of an acre) 509K

Under Contract

746 Hillside, Solvang (3/3 condo) 550K