I'm back from my trip and things on the blog site seem to be back up and running so this post spans several days. There is quite a lot here so I'll skip the photos this time but you can see all the pics by clicking on the links below. 

New Listings (9) click here  to see all 9

319 5th Street G, Solvang (2/2 condo) 375K Sharon: I got a sneak peak of this one a few weeks ago. Tidy condo on upper floor serviced by an elevator or the stairs. Fireplace, private interior laundry. Each unit has covered parking.  HOA fee here is $400 per month. Nina:Cute 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom in 845 square feet. It's a second story unit but the property offers an elevator making it a very nice option. Listed by Randy Stone of Ranch and Country

376 1st Street, Solvang (.17 of an acre, land only) 395K Nina: 7400 square feet commercially zoned Solvang lot. Feel free to contact us for exact zoning and uses if you are looking for a commercial project. Listed by Jon Ohlgren of Radius

2600 Baseline Avenue, Solvang (5.43 acres, land only) 499K Sharon: Flat to gently rolling. With all the new exciting development happening in downtown Ballard, this whole nearby corridor is going to be even more desirable than before. Listed by Patty Murphy of Sothebys

653 Hillside Drive, Solvang (3/3 on .35 of an acre) 715K Sharon: Big views from this location and one of the larger homes at just a nudge under 2,000 square feet. HOA fee here is $750 per month. Listed by Brenda Cloud of Engles and Volkers

2730 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos (2/2 on .18 of an acre) 740K Sharon: I sold this one as the listing agent way back in 2005, way before it was remodeled like it is today. It was pretty basic at the time. Unfortunately the old pics didn't migrate over when we changed MLS programs so I can't share the historical photos with you. A lot has been done to it, believe me. It does not even resemble the home I sold in 2005! What a transformation! Listed by Epstein Partners Keller Williams

1228 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang (5+ acres, land only) 795K Sharon: AP address but well off the main road behind the apple farm. Very private. Power and water meter on site. Ballard school district. Nina:Beautiful views from this Ballard School District 5 acre parcel. Listed by Connie Meynet of Village Properties

774 Main Street, Los Alamos (3/3 on 1.53 acres) 900K Sharon: Zoning and redevelopment potential is where the value is at for this one. Property is zoned 10-R-2 Multifamily density with lot-split and development potential. Listed by Greg Collison of Los Alamos RE

1458 Kronborg Drive, Solvang (3/2 on .48 of an acre) 929K Sharon:I received an early tip on this one. It is really already done. That is the magic of buying a home that has already been recently remodeled versus a project. Takes all the guess work out of how much it will eventually cost. The purchase price is the cost! No hidden loopholes, cost overruns, change orders, surprise additional bills. There is a lot to be said for buying a house already remodeled. Big views from this location in addition to convenience.  Listed by John Nuzzolillo  of Santa Barbara Brokers

2680 Oakcrest Lane, Los Olivos (main house + guest house on 6.5 acres) $3,395,000 Sharon:  This property has long been eye candy but the current owners have really pushed that needle up and then some. Its the perfect meld of modern easy living and upscale equine playground. Not too much of anything, not too little either. Really, the perfect amount of everything to simply enjoy but no so much to manage that its a burden. Flat and usable land, very close to everything by car or on foot. Properties like this that are within this kind of distance to town and accessible without having to cross a highway or major road are rare. Nina: Oakcrest Farms is at the top of my list for location. There are only a handful of properties here, large parcels yet close to town. This particular home is on 7 usable acres with a Contemporary Ranch home, beautiful barn, hot walker and large arena. It's really all you need in a ranch. The style of the home is unique for our area with clean lines and plenty of room for indoor/outdoor living. Listed by Claire Hanssen and Carole Colone of BHHS

Price Reductions (10) click here to see all 10

985 Old Ranch Road, Solvang (1.05 acres, land only)  Sharon: Was 575K with a new price of 469K. Listed by Harriet Dahlstrom of Sothebys and Kris Johnson of Engels and Volkers

654 Ivy Lane, Solvang (4/3 on .56 of an acre)  Sharon: Was $1,165,000 with a new price of $1,125,000 Listed by Jan Finley and Wendy Carpenter of Sothebys

2017 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang (9+ acres) Sharon: Was $1,249,000 with a new price of $1,199,000 Listed by John Frederick of SYVRE

2067 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang (3/3 on 9.97 acres)  Sharon: Was $1,895,000 with a new price of $1,795,000. Nina: I've always liked this property for its location and California Ranch architecture. It was built in 1980 but it feels more like a 60s home. The parcel is nearly 10 acres with the neighboring 10+/- acre parcel and barn available for an additional $1,199,000.Listed by John Frederick of SYVRE

5600 Armour Ranch Road, Santa Ynez (main house, guest house and managers quarters on 119+ acres)  Sharon: Was $12,500,000 with a new price of $11,500,000. Listed by Charles Petersen of Coldwell Banker

Under Contract (7) click here to see all 7

Sold (4) click here to see all 4

272 Parkview Road, Buellton (3/3 on .16 of an acre) Sharon: Listed at $647,500 and sold final for $627,500. Listed by Deanna Harwood of BHHS

579 Via Corona, Buellton (3/2 on .19 of an acre)  Sharon: Listed at $699,500 and sold final for 685K. This is a listing in our own inventory. It was pure joy to present this better than new property to prospective buyers. Always pristine and super cute, the perfect buyers came along who wanted exactly what this home is. Immaculate, close to the school, single story, corner location and really pretty much trouble free as are many newer homes. Thank you to our seller who made out jobs so much easier by selling such a well cared for home. Listed by us! 

3505 Montebello Street, Santa Ynez (3/3 on .25 of an acre)  Sharon: Listed at 739K and sold final for 739K. Listed by Carole Colone of BHHS

5230 Baseline Avenue, Santa Ynez (4/3 on 5+ acres)  Sharon: Listed at $1,095,000 and sold final for 890K. Listed by Greg Collison of Los Alamos RE

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