Just Can’t Help Myself

Once an agent, always an agent; it is just in my blood!  I can’t resist checking out the stats for the Santa Maria Valley one more time,  even though I am now in Oklahoma!  I have been wondering how the first six months of 2014 played out vs. the same time period in 2013, so here is a handy chart showing some neat data!

Trend Chart 1-14 thru 7-14

 

 

 

The following chart shows the same information: for sale, sold and pending sales, but for a larger time frame: from January 2013 through July 2014, so you can see the bigger picture.  Inventory literally doubled over the past year!

Trend Chart 1-13 thru 7-14

 

 

 

 

Trend info for blog

 

 

Pending sales are up, and those sales should be closing in August and September, considering most escrows close in 45-60 days.  It does seem as though the Santa Maria market has stabilized, with buyers finally having choices again, and sellers being able to move on.  The Tulsa market is quite different, at least from this newcomer’s viewpoint, and folks do not see huge gains in appreciation the way Californians so often do.  In fact, it seems to me like 5% is a lot.  So those of you on the beautiful Central Coast — appreciate what you have, or if a buyer, appreciate what you can have and don’t stress so much over a little up and down movement in the market — it will all even out eventually!

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It’s True!

retiredFor over 28 years I dedicated myself to helping people buy and sell homes, and could never have asked for a more enjoyable and rewarding career!  Now I am on an exciting new path, heading into the great unknown with a sense of adventure and joy!  My husband and I have relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the heart of the Midwest and just south of my home state of Kansas.  I feel right at home here, and once we settle in and have our new house just the way we want it — we will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful country surrounding us.  You see, we have retired!!

I hope to finally have time to do some things I’m passionate about, and one of those things would be volunteer work with animals.  I’d also like to take up bridge again, and my husband and I will enjoy fishing in the many lakes around Tulsa!

Some traveling too, as there are lots of friends to visit in Topeka, where I grew up and graduated from high school, and plenty of cousins in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Illinois too!

And don’t worry, all of my Cali friends who know how devoted I am to the Lakers — as soon as I know the schedule, I’ll buy my tickets to the Thunder-Lakers game when they play in Oklahoma City!!!

So I will no longer be practicing real estate in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley, but I will be happy to refer you to a good agent who is, or if you need a lender or if you want to know who cleans windows or carpets, or does good tile work or roofing — whatever you need, please feel free to call or email.  My email address will remain the same: DAnn@DAnnBartley.com.  My phone: 805-260-5228.

Stay in touch!  Meet you on Facebook!  Check back here too, I may keep posting just for fun!!!

Published in: on August 12, 2014 at 4:16 PM  Leave a Comment