Arroyo Grande, CA Real Estate News

By Sonsie Conroy, Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor
(I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County)
Arroyo Grande is stagnant right now. Prices are drifting downward (bumping along the bottom, as a colleague says), inventory is still rather high (indicating more of a buyers' market), and average sold price has dropped quite a bit. It seems that there is still a lot of inventory to be absorbed, and sellers still are not pricing their homes to move. It may be another six months before this South County community picks up in sales and inventories drop.  
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By Paul Pickering
(Bay Osos Brokers)
Arroyo Grande CONDOS FOR SALE in San Luis Obispo County          There are several Arroyo Grande Condos for sale   Click on the MLS button below to view all ARROYO GRANDE CONDOS FOR SALE                           "Arroyo Grande Condo Expert" Paul Pickering Broker Associate, Bay Osos Brokers CA DRE License #0997005
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By Paul Pickering
(Bay Osos Brokers)
Arroyo Grande GOLF COURSE HOMES are plentiful!          Arroyo Grande Golf Course homes for sale are just a click away!   Click below to view all ARROYO GRANDE GOLF COURSE HOMES                          "Arroyo Grande Golf Course Homes Expert" Paul Pickering Broker Associate, Bay Osos Brokers CA DRE License #0997005
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By Paul Pickering
(Bay Osos Brokers)
Arroyo Grande BANK OWNED HOMES are plentyful.    Looking to buy a bank owned home in Arroyo Grande?   You can search all ARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMES and  Arroyo Grande Real Estate with this blog: SEARCH ALL ARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMES SEARCH ALL ARROYO GRANDE HOMES FOR SALE CONTACT US ABOUT BUYING BANK OWNED IN ARROYO GRANDE                                     
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By Paul Pickering
(Bay Osos Brokers)
Did I catch you looking for an Arroyo Grande Short Sale?  Are you looking to buy  Short Sales in Arroyo Grande? Do you need to sell your home as a Short Sale in Arroyo Grande?Buying or Selling? See ARROYO GRANDE SHORT SALES and Arroyo Grande Real Estate below: SEARCH ALL ARROYO GRANDE SHORT SALES SEARCH ALL ARROYO GRANDE HOMES FOR SALE CONTACT US ABOUT SELLING "SHORT" IN ARROYO GRANDE                                     
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
The discerning home buyer will appreciate the elegance of Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande, California. This gated golf-course community is open to residents of all ages yet is age-targeted to those age 55 and better. Ideal temperatures all year-long, stunning landscape and world-class amenities combine to create a fabulous community for active adults. Cypress Ridge California was built between 2000 and 2010 and today is a completed community with 375 gorgeous homes. The community features homes in six different floor plans ranging from 1,950 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Centex as well as other builders constructed the homes of this prestigious community. The various homes include high-end features such as granite countertops, fireplaces, three-car garages, spacious master suites, lu...
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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
  Arroyo Grande CA Home Sales Market Report - May 2011   Arroyo Grande CA May 2010 May 2011 Homes Sold 25 28 Average Sales Price $491,636 $451,906 Days on Market 104 81 $ per Square Foot $237 $231 Foreclosures 1 4 Short Sales 4 5 If you are considering selling your Arroyo Grande home and you would like a comparative market analysis, feel free to contact my office at (805) 938-9950 and set up an appointment.  I specialize in short sales and distress sales.  If you are interested in buying a home in Arroyo Grande, I will be happy to assist you and provide a list of available homes in Arroyo Grande and the surrounding area.Tni LeBlanc is an independent Real Estate Broker, Attorney, Short Sale Agent, Certified HAFA Specialist (CHS), and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) serving Or...
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In spite of the abundance of bank-owned homes, foreclosures, and short sales, the Central Coast real estate sales volume is up. The current year-to-date average price for a home in Arroyo Grande is (as of 6/1/2011) $496,000 Click to receive the latest Arroyo Grande REO, Bank Owned and Short Sale listings by email Click to view all the local Real Estate News and Sales Statistics . . . . Click to search all Arroyo Grande Homes . . . . Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221 Paul Pickering, Broker Associate Bay Osos Brokers "Your Arroyo Grande Bank-Owned, REO, and Short Sale Expert" CA DRE License #00997005 SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS:ARROYO GRANDE FORECLOSURESARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMESARROYO GRANDE CONDOS FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE REAL ESTATE FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE HOMESARROYO GRANDE REALTORS ARROYO...
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What's your Arroyo Grande home currently worth? Current Year to Date Statistics as of 6/1//11: Area----------------------------Total Sales-------Average Sales Price--------Market Time Arroyo Grande 111 496,000 120 What will your home be worth in 2011? Based on recent sales volume the market is stabilizing. Click to search all Arroyo Grande Homes for Sale . . . . Click for a Free/No Obligation Market Analysis of your Arroyo Grande home Click to view my website: SLOhomes4sale.com Click to send me an email question . . . . Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221, today! "Mr. Statistics" Paul Pickering Broker Associate, Bay Osos Brokers CA DRE License #0997005 SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS ARROYO GRANDE HOME PRICES ARROYO GRANDE HOME VALUES ARROYO GRANDE HOMES FOR SALE ARROYO GRANDE HOME SEARCH ARROYO ...
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By Connie Winstead, San Luis Obispo County CA Real Estate Agent
(Nancy Puder & Associates )
I was happy to read today on the California Association of Realtors website, the folllowing article about their involvement in helping short sales progress quicker and smoother.  This is a process that takes far too long and has far too many hoops to jump thru.  It can be extremely frustrating to buyers, sellers and agent alike.  I'm glad thie association is getting behind us and supporting us.  Also the National Association of Realtors is doing the same.  FROM THE CAR WEBSITE BELOW: C.A.R.'s efforts to address the issues related to the difficulties of the short sale process are starting to gain traction.  Late last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced it has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to establish consistent policies and processes for the servicing of deli...
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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
You Aren’t Eligible for a Short Sale If You Don’t Own A HomeNot long ago, I found myself making a much dreaded phone call to a potential short sale seller:  “I’m sorry but you don’t own your home anymore, so you are not eligible for a short sale.”  He had no idea -- he thought they granted him another extension.  He met with me just three weeks prior and I asked whether he wanted to list his home as a short sale that day.  He declined, thinking that he still had time.  By the time he called me out to list the property it was already in the bank’s hands although neither he nor I knew.  The following Monday, I called a title company and found out that his home had been sold at foreclosure auction.  And then I had to make that call.It happens more often that you think.  Potential short sa...
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By Paul Pickering
(Bay Osos Brokers)
What's your Arroyo Grande home currently worth?    Current Year to Date Statistics as of 5/1//11:     Area                            Total Sales         Average Sales Price           Market Time Arroyo Grande 82 513,000  123 What will your home be worth in 2011? Based on recent sales volume the market is stabilizing.  Click to search all Arroyo Grande Homes for Sale . . . .  Click for a Free/No Obligation Market Analysis of your Arroyo Grande home  Click to view my website:  SLOhomes4sale.com Click to send me an email question . . . . Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221, today!    "Mr. Statistics" Paul Pickering Broker Associate, Bay Osos Brokers CA DRE License #0997005 SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS ARROYO GRANDE HOME PRICES ARROYO GRANDE HOME VALUES ARROYO GRANDE HOMES FOR SALE ARROYO GRANDE ...
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In spite of the abundance of bank-owned homes, foreclosures, and short sales, the Central Coast real estate market is up by 4 percent in sales volume for the last five months.  The current year-to-date average price for a home in Arroyo Grande is (as of 5/1/2011) $513,000 Click to receive the latest Arroyo Grande REO, Bank Owned and Short Sale listings by email Click to view all the local Real Estate News and Sales Statistics . . . .   Click to search all Arroyo Grande Homes . . . . Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221  Paul Pickering, Broker Associate Bay Osos Brokers "Your Arroyo Grande Bank-Owned, REO, and Short Sale Expert" CA DRE License #00997005  SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS:ARROYO GRANDE FORECLOSURESARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMESARROYO GRANDE CONDOS FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE REAL ESTATE FOR...
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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
Tired of Waiting For YOUR Government Bailout?  You Might Want to Try A Short Sale Instead. Tired of waiting on the government to save you?  Thus far there hasn't been much to help the average homeowner in distress save their home.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out what it would take to keep people in their homes.  Principal reduction coupled with interest rate relief.  Yet it just hasn't happened for the large majority of people seeking relief.  A mortgage cram down as a part of bankruptcy was proposed and then rejected.  This would have allowed a bankruptcy court judge to write down a mortgage to an affordable level as a part of a bankruptcy proceeding -- and it would have kept a lot of people in their homes.  But, the banks lobbied hard (maybe using some of that bail out money) ...
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In spite of the abundance of bank-owned homes, foreclosures, and short sales, the Central Coast real estate market is up by 4 percent in sales volume for the last four months.  The current year-to-date average price for a home in Arroyo Grande is (as of 3/30/2011) $508,000 Click to receive the latest Arroyo Grande REO, Bank Owned and Short Sale listings by email Click to view all the latest Foreclosure News and sales statistics . . . .   Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221  Paul Pickering, Broker Associate Bay Osos Brokers "Your Arroyo Grande Bank-Owned, REO, and Short Sale Expert" CA DRE License #00997005  SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS:ARROYO GRANDE FORECLOSURESARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMESARROYO GRANDE CONDOS FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE REAL ESTATE FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE HOMESARROYO GRANDE REALTORS...
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What's your Arroyo Grande home is currently worth?    Click for a Free/No Obligation Market Analysis of your Arroyo Grande home. Current Year to Date Statistics as of 3/30/11:     Area                            Total Sales         Average Sales Price           Market Time Arroyo Grande 62 508,000  128 What will your home be worth in 2011? Based on recent sales volume the market is stabilizing.  Click here to see the latest sales numbers for SLO County.  Click to Visit My Website at SLOhomes4sale.com to view all current Arroyo Grande homes for sale!     "Mr. Statistics" Paul Pickering Broker Associate, Bay Osos Brokers CA DRE License #0997005 SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS ARROYO GRANDE HOME PRICES ARROYO GRANDE HOME VALUES ARROYO GRANDE HOMES FOR SALE ARROYO GRANDE HOME SEARCH ARROYO GRANDE HO...
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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
5 Common Mistakes the Central Coast FSBO Seller Can Avoid   As a former FSBO seller turned real estate agent, I feel a certain affinity for FSBO sellers.  I bought my first piece of property from a FSBO seller and two years later, I sold that same condo the same way I bought it:  FSBO.   I then sold my next two properties without listing on the MLS, by offering a broker co-op to buyer's agents.  I learned a lot from those experiences, and also my subsequent experience as a real estate broker.  I am not anti-FSBO, and feel that I can offer some fair and honest criticism of FSBO sellers, as well as point out some common mistakes they make: 1)      Overpricing.   If I could make this numbers 1 through 5, I think I would.  This is the most common criticism of FSBOs, and I must admit I thin...
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By Connie Winstead, San Luis Obispo County CA Real Estate Agent
(Nancy Puder & Associates )
    Woods Weekly Mews March 23, 2011     Some of you may have seen this image/video of a dog, standing vigil over a wounded friend after the devastating earthquake & tsunami which recently struck Japan.  This image serves as a reminder of the bond our animals share with us (and with each other). Even in the aftermath of disaster, overwhelmed by fear, tired, wet, cold and alone--friendship knows no bounds. Thank you for your friendship and support as we work to provide a premier level of care for all of the homeless dogs and cats of Woods Humane Society. (Both of the dogs pictured above were rescued and are doing well)Now on to your regularly scheduled Mews..."Time spent with cats is never wasted" - May SartonBecause of the near nuclear disaster in Japan in the wake of the devastating e...
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By Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D., Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879
(Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795)
Buyers Are Looking at My Loan Balance! One of the market realities I go over with potential sellers in the Orcutt CA, Nipomo CA & Arroyo Grande CA real estate market is the fact that once their home is put on the market, everyone is going to be looking at their loan balance.  During the boom, buyers seemed less concerned about what sellers were making - maybe because they expected to make more.  But now, even on short sales, buyers want to know what the seller paid and what loans were taken out on the property.  Of course, your exact loan balance doesn't show up in public record, that's private information between you and your lender; but in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, typically the original loan amount will show up and buyers can and will make a guesstimate from th...
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In spite of the abundance of bank-owned homes, foreclosures, and short sales, the Central Coast real estate market is up by 4 percent in sales volume for the last four months.  The current year-to-date average price for a home in Arroyo Grande is (as of 3/1/2011) $526,000 Click to receive the latest Arroyo Grande REO, Bank Owned and Short Sale listings by email Click to view my stats newsletter & website at SLOhomes4sale.com Or, call me direct at 805 235 3221  Paul Pickering, Broker Associate Bay Osos Brokers "Your Arroyo Grande Bank-Owned, REO, and Short Sale Expert" CA DRE License #00997005  SEARCH ENGINE KEYWORDS:ARROYO GRANDE FORECLOSURESARROYO GRANDE BANK OWNED HOMESARROYO GRANDE CONDOS FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE REAL ESTATE FOR SALEARROYO GRANDE HOMESARROYO GRANDE REALTORS ARROYO GRAND...
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