Trading a Home for a Home, or a Boat, or a Plane, or ? Every Realtor has heard a variation on the story of a buyer coming to them with an offer that goes beyond a creative financing proposal. Occasionally it is a straight trade for property elsewhere but on occasion the buyer might propose a trade for an airplane, a time share plus cash, and in at least one case I know of a race horse. While these deals … Continue reading Trading Houses? With the Difficulty in Securing Jumbo Loans Folks are Making Trades.
I took some clients to the Santa Lucia Preserve this weekend to look at both lots and finished homes for sale. It is a truly beautiful place. To most folks “The Preserve” brings to mind the award winning Tom Fazio golf course and the exceptional homes that are found behind the Preserve gate. However, for those with homes and lots within the 20,000 acres “The Preserve” describes much more. A Bit of History Before the arrival of the Spanish missionaries, … Continue reading The Santa Lucia Preserve, A Brief History
While the Santa Lucia Preserve, known locally as The Preserve, is a place apart from the rest of the world, it has not escaped the recent downturn in the economy. Unlike many developments across the country, and the world, The Preserve was well beyond its infancy when global financial uncertainty would have affected its operations and growth. There is over $200,000,000 worth of infrastructure paid for and in place within the 20,000 acres of The Preserve including a nationally ranked … Continue reading The Market in the Santa Lucia Preserve