Paso Robles Area Real Estate

4725 Whispering Oak Way Open 10/17 from 9-11am!

This absolutely adorable 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home, with an owned solar system! The lot is one acre with attached 2 car garage and storage shed.  There is an enclosed area between the house and the garage that is perfect for extra storage.  The land is nearly level and ready for animals or what ever your heart desires. The exterior of the home has fresh paint and new carpet in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Don’t miss the deep closet under the stairs which could be a pantry or coat closet. The property has mature trees and is fenced.

Priced at $419,000, NS17218617

New Listing! 326 Wild Mustard, Paso Robles

Start your day with a steaming cup of coffee (or tea) taking in the expansive views from your back yard. This adorable 3 bed 2 bathroom 1244+/- square foot home will capture your heart with this drought tolerant, landscaped back yard and amazing views! Inside you will find an open floor plan with upgraded slate tile flooring in the kitchen. The roof was replaced earlier this year (2017), the air conditioner and water heater have also been recently replaced. The community has a pool and club house for residence to use. Conveniently located near shopping and local schools as well as a bus stop, and near the end of the road for added privacy.

Priced at $419,000 Click Here for more photos or to schedule a showing.

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2040 Green Brook Open 9-11am 10/10/17

I will be holding 2040 Green Brook in Heritage Ranch open tomorrow morning from 9am to 11am.  If you can not come see this adorable home within those hours, no problem, just fill out the contact form below and I would be happy to set a time that works for you.  This property would make a great first home, getaway or rental!!

Priced at $339,000.

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Private and peaceful 12.8+/- acres located just outside of Creston.  The house was updated and refurbished in 2005 with a gourmet kitchen and beautiful guest bathrooms.  The attached garage has a utility room, and lots of storage.  Two solar panel arrays, large one to service the property and structures, the smaller one to power the well pump.

One through the entry gate you will pass a small gate house, and drive up the concrete driveway past the in ground pool featuring an automatic cover and a pool house turned into a guest house.

Outside you will find an older garage used as a shop with attached storage and a large pole barn with one side enclosed and pipe horse corrals with outside runs.

Priced at $999,000

Winter Cleaning!?

Get the dirt out of your home before you hunker down for winter’s worst.

Image: Kayleigh Kosmas

The EPA even estimates that indoor air quality can be five times more polluted than outdoor air. So here’s a checklist to help you breathe easy all winter long in your home.

#1 Wash and Disinfect Garbage Cans and Wastebaskets

You’re going to be shut in all winter with these germ havens, so now’s a good time to clean them thoroughly. Take them outside where you can blast the insides with a garden hose, then add disinfectant.

For an environmentally safe way to sterilize these nasty grime collectors, use undiluted hydrogen peroxide or vinegar mixed 50/50 with water. Caution! Don’t mix hydrogen peroxide with vinegar — the result is harmful peracetic acid. Regular bleach is an effective disinfectant (one part bleach to six parts water), but we much prefer environmentally safe.

Let the garbage cans sit for an hour, then pour out the contents and scrub the insides with a stiff bristle brush to remove any residue. Rinse and, if possible, let the wastebasket dry in direct sunlight, which helps eliminate bacteria.

Take the holder and the brush outside, and spray wash thoroughly with a garden hose. Immerse the holder and brush in a bucket of hot water mixed with one of these solutions:

  • 1 part bleach to 6 parts water
  • 2 to 3 cups of environmentally friendly washing soda crystals
  • A 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water

Let everything sit in the solution for a couple of hours, then rinse the holder and brush with a hose and place in direct sunlight to dry.

#3 Turn Over Furniture and Vacuum the Bottoms

Upside down armchairImage: Jess McGurn

You might shift furniture around so you can vacuum the floor, but there’s another side to the story — the underside.

Tilt upholstered chairs and couches all the way back (much easier with two people) to expose the bottoms. The dustcovers tacked underneath furniture can catch dreck and dust bunnies, so vacuum them off, being careful not to press too hard on the fabric.

#4 Clean the Tops of Doors, Trim, and Artwork

Tables and countertops aren’t the only household items with horizontal surfaces. In fact, just about everything in your house except Rover’s tennis ball has some kind of horizontal surface where dust and dirt will nestle, often unnoticed. You’ll want to clean the top horizontal edges of:

  • Interior doors
  • Trim, including baseboards and chair rails
  • Artwork and mirrors
  • Electrical wall plates
  • Wall-mounted smoke detectors, CO detectors, and thermostats
  • Upper kitchen cabinets
  • Light bulbs and light fixtures
  • Computer monitors
  • Books on shelves

#5 Vacuum Behind the Fridge

Your fridge needs to be cleaned periodically so that it operates at peak efficiency. Ignore this chore and face another $5 to $10 per month in utility costs. Worst case: a visit from an appliance repair pro who’ll charge $75 to $150 per hour!

The object is to clean the condenser coils. Here’s how:

If the condenser coils are on the back of the refrigerator, then pull the unit out completely, and unplug it while you work on it. Brush or vacuum the coils to clean them, and clean up any dirt and dust on the floor.

Also, check to make sure your freezer vents are clear. Freezers circulate air to reduce frost, but piling up too much stuff in front of the little grill-like vents inside your freezer blocks their business.

If the condenser coils are on the bottom of the fridge, then you’ll need to clean them from the front of the unit.

Take off the bottom faceplate to expose the coils.

Clean dust using a condenser-cleaning brush ($8) or a long, thin vacuum attachment made for cleaning under refrigerators ($14).

You should still pull your refrigerator all the way out and vacuum up dirt and dust that accumulates in back of the unit. Unplug it while you work on it.

Put down a piece of cardboard so that grit under the wheels doesn’t scratch your flooring.

#6 Winterize Your Entry

Keep winter’s slush and gunk at bay by making your entryway a dirt guardian.

  • Get a boot scraper ($19 to $35).
  • Add a chair or bench for taking off boots, and have a boot rack for wet footwear.
  • Put down a tough coir outdoor doormat ($30 to $190) for cleaning footwear.

Related: Check Out These Clever Entryway Solutions

#7 Clean Windows

By some estimates, dirty window glass cuts daylight by 20%. That’s a lot less light coming in at a time of year when you really need it to help chase away winter blues.

Clean windows inside and out with a homemade non-toxic solution:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon eco-friendly dish detergent
  • 2 cups water

Wipe clean and polish using microfiber cloths.

#8 Clean Ceiling Fan Blades

Those big blades on your ceiling fan are great at moving air, but when they’re idle they’re big dust magnets — dust settles on the top surfaces where you can’t see it.

Out of sight maybe, but not out of mind. Here’s an easy way to clean them: Take an old pillowcase and gently cover a blade. Pull it back slowly to remove the dust. The dust stays inside the pillowcase, instead of all over the floor, the furniture, your hair (ugh!).

#9 Change Furnace Filters

One dirty pleated furnace filter with a clean filterImage: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic

Yeah, this is a no-brainer, which is why it’s last on this list. But everything else you do could be moot if you’re not changing your filters at least once every 60 days (more if you’re sensitive to allergies).

Air filters for furnaces are rated by level of efficiency. The higher the rating, the better the filter is at removing dirt, mold spores, and pet dander.

Filters are rated one of two ways (you’ll see the ratings on the packaging); higher numbers mean better efficiency, but there’s a point of diminishing returns — some filters with extremely high ratings also restrict air flow, making your HVAC work so hard that the system heats and cools inefficiently.

  • Minimum efficiency rating values (MERV) for filters range from 1 to 16, but 7 to 13 is typical for households (14 and up are used in hospitals).
  • Microparticle performance rating (MPR) range from 300 to 2,400.

Cheap filters cost about $2, but won’t do you much good. You’re better off paying $12 to $17 for a pleated filter with a 1250 MPR, or $20 to $25 for a filter rated 2,400.

Happy cleaning (and breathing!) this winter.

40 gently rolling acres in Paso Robles

A rare 40 acre parcel with a home, shop, barn available for purchase. The property is conveniently located just minutes north of Paso Robles. The house is approximately 1,900 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a rock wall wood burning fireplace, attached 2 car garage. The living area features beautiful wood laminate floors, tile flooring in the kitchen an bathrooms. The house has lots of storage throughout. Perhaps more importantly, the 30 x 30 shop has three 12′ roll up doors in addition to a separate 1,300+/- square foot shop/equipment storage, a 1,700+/-square foot hay barn, pipe fencing through the barn yard and around one pasture. The land is gently rolling with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Priced at $910,000

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Sneek Peek!

Coming soon, a 1900+/- square foot 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home on 40 gently rolling acres.  The land is usable and dotted with oaks.  It would make a great horse ranch, or?   The property is conveniently located just minutes from town.

Fill out the form below if you would like more information before this property hits the market!

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