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2009 

River Oaks River Oaks is a newer subdivision of homes located in northeast Santa Maria. Building began around 2001 and there are at least 5 different floor plans. The subdivision is home to Taylor Elementary School which lies at the center of the development, a man made lake, and direct access t...
02/27/2009
I attended a foreclosed home property auction hosted by Hudson & Marshall in Ventura last evening (February 24, 2009). Fortunately, my client was successful in his bid so it was worth the trip down for both of us. He was also able to save about $80,000 off the list price of the property. It was a...
02/27/2009
Is it a great time to buy? Yes. Interest rates are at historic lows, Congress just passed an $8000 tax credit for first time buyers, and prices just keep getting better and better. There are plenty of folks who are taking advantage of this opportunity. As such, jumping into the current market for...
02/22/2009
With the majority of single family homes and condos being listed as "short sales" in the Santa Maria CA and Orcutt CA market, buyers are considering this type of listing more often. A "short sale" is a property listing where the owner owes more than the homes' current value, but still desires/nee...
02/20/2009
If you are sitting on the fence about buying, Congress just gave you another reason to jump into the market for foreclosures in Santa Maria, CA. According to James Liptak, President of the California Association of Realtors, the recently passed stimulus bill modestly increases the first time home...
02/13/2009
The Mission Creek Condos and Oak Creek Villas were built by local builder, Inland Pacific, who is also currently finishing up Pacific Crest in Westgate Ranch. Oak Creek and Mission Creek offer the same basic floor plans and amenities; however, there are subtle differences for buyers to consider. ...
02/11/2009
In 2008, a total of 276 homes and condos sold in Arroyo Grande, CA. 243 were single family homes, and 33 were condos or in planned unit developments. Average home price was approximately $648,000, $331 per sq ft., and sold after 130 days on market. 54 of the sales were bank owned properties (REOs...
02/09/2009
There were a total of 400 homes sold in the Lompoc and Vandenberg Village areas in 2008. 346 were detached dwellings, and 54 were attached residences. Of the 400 sold, 226 were REOs (bank owned) and 31 were short sales. So, a total of 257 out of 400, or 64% were foreclosure related sales. Thus, t...
02/05/2009
Currently, the market for bank owned properties in Santa Maria CA and Orcutt CA is very competitive. In the last couple of weeks, I placed offers for well priced listings where there were at least 10 other offers. REO listings fly off the market with multiple bidders in just a few days when they ...
02/02/2009
A total of 20 homes were reported sold in Los Alamos CA in 2008. Sold listings averaged approximately 95 days on market, 1950 square feet, and $209 per square foot. The lowest resale was a ranch style bank owned home built in 2000 on almost a quarter acre which sold for $310,000. The highest sale...
02/02/2009
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