Explore Santa Maria, CA

By Cheryl Tolan, Working Hard to Earn Your Next Escrow!
(Fidelity National Title & Escrow)
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Santa Maria is hour north of Santa Barbara in the northern tip of Santa BArbara county.  We have seen a massive  amount of REO business this past year. In  October, the  total # of sales were 181 (single family residence) with 121  of those sales being REO properties.  Roughly 95% of the remainde...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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For many home owners, this is not the right time to sell.  Perhaps your home has declined in value due to the economic downturn and you do not want to sell until prices rebound.  Maybe you simple do not want sell your home during economic uncertainty.     On average,  homeowner sell every 5-7 yea...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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There are currently 528 single family homes for sale in the Santa Maria CA (and Orcutt CA) area. Approximately 250 of those homes are short sales where bank approval is necessary to complete the sale. About 141 of the remaining homes are bank owned / foreclosure listings. Thus, approximately 50 p...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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When looking at the Santa Maria California and Orcutt California market overall, currently there are approximately 700 homes on the market, and approximately 60% of single family homes and condos are either short sales (sometimes referred to as pre-foreclosures) or bank-owned properties (REOs).  ...

By Sonsie Conroy, Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor
(I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County)
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I was so intrigued with what I found last week that I decided to take a tour of some of these Santa Maria homes to see just what condition they are in, where they are located, etc. I also spoke to our loan department for more information on what sort of credit and income is necessary to purchase ...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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River Oaks is a community located northeast Santa Maria near Hwy 101 and north of Donovan Road.  The community boasts 400 plus homes built between 2000 and 2003.  This thriving community borders the Santa Maria River and offers a local park, elementary school, walking trails, a lake, close proxim...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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  Riveroaks is a newer community located in northeast Santa Maria, CA built between 2000 and 2003.  The diverse community boast over 400 homes, made up of five models starting with plan one - one story, 3 bedrooms 2 baths and 1400 plus square feet, up to the largest model, plan four - two story,...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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Looking for fresh, local products?  Look for a farmers market in your area. Sunday  Nipomo, 11:30AM to 2:30PM across from the post office on Tefft Street.  also potted herbs, home-baked breads and weekly barbecue. Tuesday  Old Town Santa Barbara, 4 to 7:30 PM, 500 to 600 blocks of State St, also ...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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Short sales dominate the Santa Maria and Orcutt CA market. Simply put, short sales are sales where the owner owes more than the house is currently worth. Currently, 50% of the active listings in Santa Maria and Orcutt are short sales. However, 60% of the homes sold in the past 30 days are bank ow...

By Pam Adkisson, Social Media Management
(EPRE)
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Is the cost of gasoline getting you down? Are you worried about rising food prices? If you find these things disturbing, then you're going to be real upset about the potential increase in home insurance cost due to the decertification of the Santa Maria River Levee. How much can flood insurance c...

By Eddie Stanfield
(Century 21 Hometown Realty)
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From reality shows about flipping homes to infomercials that promise you’ll get rich quick, the message is the same: Buying a home that is facing foreclosure (also know as a "short sale") is a sure way to financial security. However, considering all the hype surrounding short sales, it’s importan...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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Santa Maria / Orcutt Area Market SurveySummary  3/29/08 ACTIVE REO PROPERTIES Listings as of 03/29/08 at 3:56pmProperty Type  Residential    Property Subtype  SFR Stick Built   City  Santa Maria-Orcutt Status  Active Listing Detail  REOActiveListing Price Range Quantity     Average DOM $140,000 t...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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SANTA MARIA / ORCUTT MARKET SNAPSHOT SOLD REO PROPERTIES MARCH 29, 2008 Active: 0 Pending: 0 Sold: 98 Other: 0 Total: 98  Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet List Price Selling Price Days on Market Minimum 2  1.00  800  $179,900  $125,000  2  Average 3  2.24  1,618  $307,256  $656,173  53  Median 3  2...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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With home prices trending downward and steep decrease in home prices I am certain many are at least considering purchasing a bank owned property (REO).  If you are new to purchasing REO properties there are important things to think about before you make a decision.  One important rule of negotia...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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During these financially challenging times finding ways to stretch our income is imperative.  To help off set increase cost of living, I suggest the following 32 listed items to save money.  Ride your bike or take the bus to work instead of drivingPack a lunch to work instead of eating outDecreas...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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With all the news surrounding the current market it is easy to speculate about timing a home purchase.  Assuming you are in a position to purchase a residence, understanding market trends is prudent.  In every market, there is a cycle, and at any given time, the market is either going up or down ...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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Like much of the county, including California, foreclosed(REO) properties continues to affect the housing market,  Market dynamics continues as more REO's enter the market and affect both home prices and sales.   Based on numbers from sorted by Assessor's Parcel Numbers shows a sharp increase in ...

By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
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A little while back I promised to write an entry on buying short sales. I have many clients who have the notion that they want to buy their next or first home this way, and these days my first conversation with potential buyers always includes a discussion of these types of sales. Last time I too...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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2007 Santa Maria Valley Conventional Sales / Foreclosure gathered from CORT report and sorted by Assessor's Parcel Number.  Accuracy of this data is not guaranteed.                                                              Closed Sales          REO Foreclosure Sales January 07        71       ...

By Cesar Bautista, Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646
(Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach)
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Gathered from local MLS boards from the central coast, the following sale change occurred from 2006 to 2007. Santa Maria Valley  -14.5% San Luis Obispo  -11.% Scenic Coast  -6.4 %Paso/Templeton  -5.5%Atascadero   -.2%So Santa Barbara Coast +3.4%2007 sales continues to see adjustment in the local ...

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