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New Listing! Templeton Home w/Pool

Luxurious home enhanced with backyard swimming pool, beautiful mature landscaping is located in desirable Templeton neighborhood. This lovely residence has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and is located on a large corner lot. Every attention to detail has been considered and buyers will love the open flow of this home. The living room opens directly into a highly efficient kitchen and a remarkable closed in sunroom with windows allow direct views of large, beautifully designed backyard with pool. This property is a “must see!”
Pat Crowe 805.550.1264
Lic# 00820283

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New Listing! Elegant, Mediterranean Style Home!

Mediterranean inspiration, this property is distinctive, elegant and stately. Custom finishes & details abound. Such as hand painted filigree, Venetian plaster walls, stone flooring & magnificent lighting. The library is noteworthy, with floor to ceiling built in cabinetry and fireplace. Opposite is a wine lover’s haven. Custom cabinetry is outfitted with wine storage and refrigeration. In the main living areas you’ll be overtaken by the ocean views and sounds. Sliding glass doors lead to a deck which acts as an extension of the great room. The views continue through the gorgeous oversized arched wood clad window casings in the dining room. Light fixtures, wall finishes and draperies all custom and perfectly suited to these spaces. The kitchen is a chef’s inspiration. Granite counters, custom cabinetry, under mount lighting, a walk- in pantry and state of the art appliances make this the hub of activity. The master suite is without question – luxurious. You’ll be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves. Downstairs, there is a full bedroom suite, a gaming | media room and a gym. Also on this level there is an oversized storage area as well as access to the beautifully landscaped area with built in outdoor fireplace. The mid-level guest wing accommodates 2 guest rooms, cocoons of privacy. The laundry room has an abundance of cabinetry as well as a soaking sink. A must see, this property cannot be fully described to understand all of the quality & detail.
LeeAnne Fisher 805.440.0251
Lic# 01082922

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New Listing! 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Orcutt Home

Wow! Bring your paintbrush and imagination to this great Orcutt home! With over 1100 sq ft along with three bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths it’s the perfect starter home! Tile flooring in the kitchen with a cozy breakfast bar and eating area open to the family room. There’s hardwood flooring under carpet. Plenty of room in the backyard, too! Walk to Alice Shaw, Pacific Christian and both high schools. Easy access to 101. There’s even room for a RV!
Wendy Teixeira 805.310.3505
Lic# 01345995

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Employment Rate Reaches

After a disappointing employment situation in March where only 103,000 jobs were created; this month’s employment situation report is back on the upward trend similar to what has been reported in most recent months. It is still nowhere near February’s large growth in the construction, retail, manufacturing, and business services. The report showed that total non-farm payroll employment rose by 164,000 jobs last month, as the unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points for the first change in six months to 3.9 percent, a level below the 4% mark; the unemployment rate has been over 4% since 2000, this marks the first time the rate has been below 4%. The number of unemployed people decreased by 300,000 to 6.3 million. Although the employment rate has reached its lowest level in 17 years, the hourly earnings rate rose by only 2.6 percent or 67 cents. This is nowhere near the wage needed for aspiring buyers to reach homeownership. Wage growth lags significantly behind the fast pace of increasing home prices which reached a rate of 8 percent on a year over year basis. Record setting income growth or an increase in homes available for sale would solve this problem and would help to bring price growth in line with income growth.

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Mortgage Rates Reach An Almost Five Year High!

The Freddie Mac 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.58% last week, increasing for the third consecutive week, this tine by 9 basis points from the week prior’s level of 4.47 percent. They are now at the highest level since week of August 22,2013. According to Sam Khater, Freddie Mac chief economist:

“Mortgage rates are now at their highest level since the week of August 22, 2013,” he said. “Higher Treasury yields, driven by rising commodity prices, more Treasury issuances and the steady stream of solid economic news, are behind the uptick in rates over the past week.”

Added Khater, “Despite the increase in borrowing costs, demand for home purchase credit remains solid. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported in their latest mortgage applications survey that activity was up 11 percent from a year ago.”

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New Listing! Two Homes on 10 Acres

Two homes on a beautiful 10 acre lot. If you are looking for a home with a natural feel and lots of opportunities to play then look no further! A beautiful home to live in, one to rent or for extended family, a shop to build in, storage buildings, a huge fenced garden area, usable property for the animals and more, gazebo and park-like entertainment area, a seasonal creek with a lovely bridge, room to park vehicles and toys and only 30 minutes to Atascadero or San Luis Obispo! Inside this charming and unique home you will find an abundance of natural character. Gorgeous warm wood and beam construction, multiple levels and a truly fascinating floor plan. The kitchen features granite counters, gorgeous cabinetry, pantry and beamed wood ceilings. Each room has a unique floor plan with charming surprises and loads of natural light. The upstairs loft opens to the living area below and creates a lodge-like atmosphere. Large decks surround the home with covered areas for shade and expansive areas to enjoy the sun. The manufactured home has been updated, cared for and features a beautiful deck and open floor plan. Call your agent today to schedule an appointment.
Kim Croft 805.689.2654
Lic# 01455763

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New Listing! Hillside Charm in Southeast Lompoc!

Hillside charm in Southeast Lompoc! Enjoy the peace and quiet and views from this comfortable ranch style property. Lovely front patio area off entryway. Step inside to the cozy living room with large rock fireplace. Formal dining room with built-in hutch leads to spacious kitchen with ample counter space. Kitchen is open to family room with built-in cabinetry and bay window. Three comfortable bedrooms including master with french doors to rear patio. Master bath with dual sinks and large jetted soaking tub. Indoor laundry leading to garage with tons of storage cabinets. All yard space is easy care with low water usage. Tiered space in the backyard perfect for your vegetable garden! This location is ideal for commute via Hwy 1 to Santa Barbara area or Vandenberg AFB!
Gina Gluyas 805.310.7208
Lic# 01732656

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New Listing! Amazing 198 Acre Retreat

Amazing and picturesque 198 acre retreat located in the serene Sapaque Valley. The main home has gorgeous rustic rough-cut timber beams and wood finishes. Huge picture window invite the outside in by framing the peaceful and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, Santa Lucia Mountain Range and beyond. The Guest House is very well appointed with 2 bedrooms 2 baths, and a spacious great room. There is a 6 stall horse barn, shop, and equipment storage building. This slice of paradise features a private entry gate, oak studded fields, fenced pastures for livestock, and 2 wells that provide for both livestock and domestic purposes. Th rolling terrain features several rock outcroppings and other areas that are designated as cultural heritage sites that Native Americans once inhabited. This is Nature’s paradise, where dove, quail, turkey, deer, and wild boar roam the property and raptors fly overhead. Close to two freshwater recreational reservoirs, San Antonio and Lake Nacimiento. Amenities to the area include a newer shopping center with a modern food market, pizza place, and gas station on Nacimiento Lake Drive at Heritage Ranch. Camp Roberts Military Reserve is near for the avid hunter and fisherman, as well as public access to Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation. This ranch is perfect for a ‘get-away’ home or corporate recreational retreat. This is a very special type of property that rarely comes available.
Kim Bankston 805.674.2298
Lic# 01051016

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New Listing! Dont’ Miss This Great Property!

Don’t miss this great property! Its highly desirable location with close proximity to hiking, stores, restaurants, fitness centers and of course Cal Poly makes it ideal for owners and tenants alike. This classic rancher not only has easy access to all services, but lends itself to indoor and outdoor living options with spacious living and dining areas as well as a generous rear deck which leads to a generous backyard great for all sorts of activities.
LeeAnne Fisher 805.440.0251
Lic# 01082922

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