We agents take delight in the strangest things. One of the things I love the most is when I have trained my buyers so well, that they too test the quality of the kitchen by looking for soft close and inspecting the sides of the drawers to see if they are dove tailed or merely glued on. Makes me smile every time. Many of you know what soft close is and my clients know what dove tailing is but for those of you who don't know about dovetailing, check out  Wikipedia here  and learn why its so important to the longevity of your kitchen and furniture. Click here for an article on why you should want dovetailing.  Especially at the luxury level or for high end pricing, this is something I consider standard in kitchens and even bathrooms. Plus you can retrofit your kitchen. Both features are nice upgrades for that new kitchen in your future. 

Back on the Market

3578 Pine Street, Santa Ynez (3/2 main house + 1/1 legal second unit on .23 of an acre) 795K Aw shucks. Some deals just don't come together. This unusual property is back on the market and looking for a new buyer. The valley has very few unit type properties. The nice thing about this one is its not just investor grade units. To the contrary, you could take a lot of pride in personally occupying either the front unit or the back unit and renting out the other unit or reserving it for family, friends or the new Home Stay short term rental option. Whereas normally legal second unit permit status requires the owner to live in one of the units, this property has a variance on that. I did double check with the county myself and it is perfectly legal for the owner to rent out both units which means the whole thing can be income producing. This is highly unusual and in fact I have never run across one that has this benefit. This means it works for owner occupants and investors. Back unit is currently rented. Front unit is vacant. Call me for your private showing. 

Price Reduction

330 W Hwy 246 222, Buellton (2/2 mobile home in a senior park) I don't usually sell or mention mobiles but when I see a good deal, occasionally I'll mention it here. This is one. Was 97K with a new price of 80K. Whether you need it for you or someone you love over the age of 55, these homes can fill a need. This particular unit, and why I like it, is its an end unit. Those are hard to come by. One less neighbor is a good thing in a high density environment. That alone makes this one special. Also, its nearly 1500 square feet which is generous in a mobile home. This is a really nice park with clubhouse, gorgeous pool, wide streets and lots of activities and nice folks to call neighbors. I sold one of these in this park years ago to some clients who were reluctantly moving to the park. They felt it was a lifestyle downgrade. Guess what? Not long after, they were so happy with the camaraderie, carefree lifestyle and most of all, financial freedom that this move provided. Mobiles in a park do work for a multitude of needs. This is a senior park (over the age of 55 and no kids allowed long term) and in fact, we only have senior parks here but family parks are scattered throughout the county if you need that. We just don't have any here. Monthly space rent on this one is $843.05 per month but could adjust slightly for the new owner. My friend, Realtor and "mobile home queen of the valley" Karen Aitken is the best resource for questions about this or any other mobile home in the valley. You can reach her at 805.252.1205 or kaitken@bhhscal.com. Please tell her I sent you. 

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