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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Jhyunbae3 asked:
I am currently looking into purchasing a home and was wondering what the current market trend is. Also, if anyone knows what the projected market trend would look like for 2017 in the central…
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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Wed Jun 1, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are licensed by the state, then yes. Only licensed agents can post homes for sale on Trulia. One outlet you mat want to try to promote your listing is by writing a blog with pictures of the home n Active Rain, I included a link below to sign up for free. ... more
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Sun Dec 27, 2015
Tina Fellows answered:

What is the address of the property?

Best wishes!

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Mon Oct 19, 2015
Make sure you answer all the questions. I have gotten some reviews on this site and ended up calling the people and asking them to remove them. The reason is that they only answered 20% of the questions so it showed up as a negative, when the customer was a raving fan.
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
hlgm76 answered:
Yes its in the CC&R, and many people have Horse Sheep and Chickens. Mostly this is Horse property but we even had LLamas.
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Jimmy Payne answered:
Trulia is a great site and they have built a good sized community of buyers, sellers, agents and lenders. Like most things, it gets easier the more you do it, like selling a house. Realtors are professionals and we sell houses every day. Lance, is right, go get a Realtor to list your house, I t will make your life easier and possibly more money. ... more
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Alexander Greer answered:
Are you looking to buy?

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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Tue Sep 3, 2013
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Tni LeBlanc answered:
Hi Gary,

I am a local agent and I live in the City of Santa Maria. I'm told from my clients that water is cheaper in Orcutt than in Santa Maria. However, some areas of Orcutt have an assessment for the sewer that I have not seen on property tax bills in Santa Maria. And water bills in SM include trash as well, and in Orcutt they do not.

In SM, many of my client's report water bill averages of about $90 - $130. Clients that use year round leveling on gas and electric report about $80 - $100 for electric and $60 - $80 for gas per month. Of course, if the home is all electric this would be different. Most clients prefer to have a gas clothes dryer rather than an electric one, due to cost.

I hope this helps.

Tni LeBlanc
Broker, Mint Properties
CA DRE #01871795
(805) 878-9879
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Realty Trac does what it says it will do. It is a valid service in that regard. Now ask me if you need it....probably not.

Foreclosures are sold in two way 1) At auction for cash 2) On the MLS where everyone can bid. Foreclosures get dozens of offers and ultimately sell for full market value...there are no deals here anymore.

Still, working with an agent off the MLS, you will find access to those foreclosures that were not purchased at the trustee sale.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Douglas Lagos answered:
It's question is 7 months old.
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Sat Jun 23, 2012
Karin Bernal answered:
It is a separate group of houses of all different types clustered together. Most are older homes and the area, like it's nickname, is not well kept. Some have very large lots but it's known as a depressed area. It is on the east side of 101 and you take a paved/dirt road to drive around there. Very small area and it's right next to the freeway. Hope this helps ... more
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
We need an address or a link to answer that question.
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Thu Dec 23, 2010
Judy Sharma answered:
hi Betty,
If you still planning to move from Visalia, please, contact me and I will be glad to help you with foreclosed or shortsale listing. You can find this and much more on my website ... more
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Sun May 17, 2009
Tni LeBlanc answered:
I agree. It all depends on what happens with the inventory of foreclosed homes. Homes under $350,000 are moving very quickly currently and the prices do seem stable right now with some even being bid up. If a flood of homes comes on the market that could change things quite a bit, but it would be welcome nonetheless, as the current inventory is so low. My short sale listings are receiving about 5 offers in their first week on the market. Check my blog for up to date postings on the Santa Maria market: ... more
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Sun Dec 28, 2008
Tni LeBlanc answered:
As a Realtor and a local landlord, I've never had a vacancy problem in Santa Maria. And, most of the landlords I deal with do not report a vacancy problem in the local area. The military base provides an excellent and constant source of renters.

When I google this question, I come up with between 3 - 4% vacancy rate in Santa Maria/Orcutt per bestplaces, and AOL real estate. DataPlace puts this as high as 4.4%, for the entire County, and rates it as a low vacancy area:

And rates in Santa Maria are estimated at being even lower at 3.2%:,%20CA

Hope this helps. If you are thinking of buying a rental, I'd be happy to assist you.

Please check out my bio at:,
or search for properties on my site:,
or check market info on my blog:

Tni LeBlanc
Mint Properties
2880 Santa Maria Way, Suite D8
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-9950
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