New Listing! 1257 Drake Circle, SLO


Professionally and extensively renovated! 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, large 2 car
garage, dining area off kitchen, bright living room and rear yard. New 30 year
roof, gutters, exterior stucco repairs, exterior paint, front dual pane windows,
garage door, front landscaping, kitchen cabinets & counter tops, bathroom
vanities, sinks, fixtures & counter tops, stall shower in master bath,
interior doors, water heater, refinished ceilings, interior paint and carpet
throughout, with much more! Enjoy this as a sweet home or ready-to-go income

New Listing! 277 Craig Way, SLO


Enjoy the sweeping views of San Luis Mountain out of the back of this charming 2
bedroom, 1 bath home with approx. 1064 square feet. Upgrades include remodel of
the kitchen, some interior plumbing, and interior painting. Wood stove in living
room. Bay window in master bedroom. Located close to schools and shopping on
large lot with room to expand or play. Long drive-way with RV parking and good
size detached 2-car garage!

SLO County Artists hold Open Studios this Weekend

Fall is Open Studios time every October throughout San Luis Obispo County.  For the visual arts lovers, it is a chance to seek out the work of artists from Paso to Nipomo and along the Coast, North to Cambria.  Artists open their homes or studios and most are on site to display and discuss their work. All mediums of painting seem to be represented plus metal work, pottery, jewelry, woodworking/turning, sculpture, glasswork, weaving/wearable art… name it……….even surfboard art!  This FREE event is open to all again this coming weekend 10/18 and 10/19 from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information and a full schedule go to

Patience My Dear!

Red Soles Winery on Oakdale off of 46 West has been doing more than just making great wine.  They have done some pretty fun things with their beautiful new still, affectionately named ‘Patience My Dear’.  They started with a wonderful brandy (made from grapes) concoction called California Hooch.  This led to the creation of the yummy Limoncello which is infused with Meyers Lemons for 40 days and – of course – 40 nights.  These clever and fun loving Red Soles folks have evenred soles glass vineyards still with hooch created some cocktails from their brews so stop by and be entertained!  PS – the wines are fab also!

New Listing! 1285 Laguna Lane, SLO


Charming Laguna Lake home, is ready today! This private, sunny and tastefully
designed PUD property offers approximately 1,746 square feet of living space
with 3 beds & 2 baths, open floor plan, large master suite, brick fireplace
& loft area. Skylights illuminate this home allowing for natural light
throughout. A few of the amenities are new dual paned windows, recently painted
in neutral tones and sizable enclosed patio deck with a built-in spa. Enjoy
proximity to schools, shopping, Laguna Lake, golfing and hiking trails. This
home is so beautiful and charming it needs to be seen to fall in love with it.
Call your realtor to see it!

Try a New Winery – if only for the Gardens and the Views

I think that often a taste of wine isn’t really my objective when I visit a new winery.  I simply love the beauty and setting of a well thought out winery and our little county has plenty of them to sample .  There is a special, pampered feeling I get when I take a part of my day just to sit and sip and converse with friends.  It’s a splurge, I admit but each new found winery has it’s own personality, views and garden……ah yes, the gardens!  Restored and pampered is what I feel……ok, maybe the wine helps but what better way to take in the beauty of our natural setting.gardens

What’s happening with condos in SLO County?

Condos in SLO county are also seeing an increase in their median home price. The median home price of all condos sold in 2014 in SLO County is $315,000. In 2013, the median home price was only $287,590.

In San Luis Obispo city, 49 condos have already sold in 2014. Sometimes purchased as rentals for Cal Poly students, the median home price of these condos has been increasing each year since 2011.

2011 – $262,500
2012- $313,000
2013- $330,000
2014- $345,000

Pismo Beach has seen a 17.7% increase in the median home price of non-foreclosure condos since 2013. The 33 standard sale condos in 2013 had a median home price of $469,000, whereas the 12 standard sale condos in 2014 had a median home price of $552,000.


Music Makes North County Summers the Best!

Nothing better for those soft and special North County summer evenings than great music.  Local talent can be found Wednesday evenings in Templeton Park, Fridays in Paso Park and Saturdays Atascadero is the place….all free!  The Mid State Fair has a fabulous line up this year, as does Vina Robles Amphitheater if you are in the mood for bigger named groups.  Wineries put together some great daytime, early evening entertainment.  Most event details can be found at or listed on individual websites. But spoil yourself and get out for some fabulous summer entertainment!!!paso park 4th

New Winery on Vineyard……for a good Central Coast day outside!

Wine tasting is fun but I hesitate to squander our beautiful Central Coast days inside. Happy to report that my recent oh-so-pleasant Sunday happened at Brecon Estate Winery.  Our hosts Damian from Wales and Amanda from Australia make excellent wine plus they are impressively both ‘cavers’ and park rangers in their home countries.  Absolutely loved their chic indoor/outdoor tasting area! “Aussies love to drink outside” Amanda reminds, so the setting is perfect Central Coast. We will definitely go back for the wine but also the lively conversation and soothing views of our ancient oaks and vines.breconbrecon 2