Author Archives: Joanie Williams

The Salinas River and El Nino 2016

The Salinas River and El Nino in 2016 This is a typically dry section of the Salinas River between Templeton and the Hwy 41 bridge in Atascadero.  The water only appears here when the water table below is full and … Continue reading

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How to Price A Home for Sale

How to Price A Home for Sale I’ve been through it so many times! A seller wants me to do a current market analysis on their home to estimate how to price a home for sale in todays marketplace. I determine the … Continue reading

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2015 3rd Quarter Real Estate Review

             2015 3rd Quarter North County Real Estate Review  Sales of residential single family properties increased year over year by 30%.  The average price of sold homes bumped up 3.6% to $375,000, on a year … Continue reading

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Trucks Hauling Hay

Trucks Hauling Hay I like seeing trucks hauling hay around town.  I like driving 101 with plenty of room around me.  I like recognizing the gal helping me at the post office or the checker at the grocery store.  I … Continue reading

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2015 Real Estate Review

2015 First Quarter North County Real Estate Review  This is a snapshot of the North County real estate market for the first quarter of 2015. All real estate activity is local. North County remains an inbound market for urban refugees. … Continue reading

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The Paso Robles Real Estate Market Today

The Paso Robles Real Estate Market is on track again!  We are seeing inventory getting eaten up this Spring while the sellers are reluctant to list what they own.  With more sales than listings, more demand than supply, the result … Continue reading

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Peanut the Donkey Training Continued

Donkey training is not as easy as I thought it would be.  So be forewarned!  I know these critters look pretty simpleminded, but they are really very smart indeed. “Peanut” is progressing fairly well however, at least in so far … Continue reading

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2014 Year End Real Estate Review and 2015 Forecast

2014 North County Real Estate Review and 2015 Forecast Over the past few decades, North County has transitioned from a sleepy rural farming and ranching town to a dynamic economy, fueled by a number of positive economic factors. We see … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgages May Not Be for Everyone

Remember, you are spending your childrens’ inheritance when you take out a Reverse Mortgage.  And you just might be creating problems for your children after you are gone, beyond what you had expected. I recently closed a transaction, wherein both … Continue reading

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2014 3rd Quarter North County Real Estate Review

2014 3rd Quarter North County Real Estate This report is a look back at North County Real Estate to date. We will review both pricing and sales activity with comparisons on a year to year basis. North County is a … Continue reading

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