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Smiling M Ranch, Paso Robles

A farmhouse, silos, and 711 +/- acres in Paso Robles wine country – welcome to the Smiling M Ranch. Situated on the Union Road Wine Trail and surrounded by vineyards and agricultural land, the ranch offers gated privacy, minutes from town. The property is improved with a 3,600 +/- sq. ft. farmhouse with an expansive deck to entertain or relax and enjoy vineyard and country views. Additional improvements include a manager’s home, two wells, a garage and storage buildings, corrals, a well-developed livestock watering system, apple orchard and a beautiful pond. Approximately 562.5 acres are estimated to be suitable for dry farming and the entire acreage, exclusive of the home site, is fenced for grazing. The ranch features multiple city and vineyard view building sites, abundant wildlife and astounding vistas. Easily accessed by the Paso Robles airport and paved roads, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity with many possibilities. Priced at $4,750,000

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West Templeton Estate

Breathtaking views from this hilltop estate in Templeton! Took some time to preview a few available homes in West Templeton this morning.  Here is a taste of what I saw!  


By using a homes for heroes realtor, the potential rebate on the property $11,500! (Rebates are calculated as .7% of the purchase price).  Call, message, email or text for details!  

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7575 Monterey Road, Paso Robles Open 9/20/16 9:30-11:00am

I will be sitting at this home today, come by if you can!  If you want to see the house but can’t make it this morning, just let me know and we can set a time that works for you!

Priced at $550,000

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You may qualify for a rebate of up to $3,850 by using a Homes for Heroes Realtor if you are law enforcement, a medical professional, educator, fire fighter, EMS or military (active, reserves or veteran). No additional paperwork necessary! Call, message or email and mention Homes for heroes!

For every home purchased through a Homes for Heroes Realtor, a % of the purchased is put towards assisting veterans and military families around the country with housing.

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Home improvements with the lowest return

 

Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon

File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment.

Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your investment.

Of course, homeowning isn’t just about building wealth; it’s also about living well and making memories — even if that means outclassing your neighborhood or turning off future buyers. So if any of these six upgrades is something you can’t be dissuaded from, enjoy! We won’t judge. But go in with your eyes wide open. Here’s why: 

1. Outdoor Kitchen

The fantasy: You’re the man — grilling steaks, blending margaritas, and washing highball glasses without ever leaving your pimped-out patio kitchen.

The reality: For what it costs — on average $12,000 to $15,000 — are you really gonna use it? Despite our penchant for eating alfresco, families spend most leisure time in front of some screen and almost no leisure time outdoors, no matter how much they spend on amenities, according to UCLA’s “Life At Home” study. And the National Association of Home Builders’ 2013 “What Home Buyers Really Want” report says 35% of mid-range buyers don’t want an outdoor kitchen.

The bottom-line: Instead, buy a tricked out gas grill, which will do just fine when you need to char something. If you’re dying for an outdoor upgrade, install exterior lighting — only 1% of buyers don’t want that.

2. In-Ground Swimming Pool

The fantasy: Floating aimlessly, sipping umbrella drinks, staying cool in the dog days of summer.

The reality: Pools are money pits that you’ll spend $17,000 to $45,000+ to install (concrete), and thousands more to insure, secure, and maintain. Plus, you won’t use them as much as you think, and when you’re ready to sell, buyers will call your pool a maintenance pain.

The bottom-line: If your idea of making it includes a backyard swimming pool, go for it. But, get real about:

  • How many days per year you’ll actually swim.
  • How much your energy bills will climb to heat the water ($760 to $1,845 depending on location and temperature).
  • What you’ll pay to clean and chemically treat the pool ($20 to $100 per month in-season if you do it yourself; $75 to $165 per month for a pool service).
  • The fact that you’ll likely need to invest in a pool fence. In fact, some insurance carriers require it.

Related: Natural Swimming Pools: 9 Myths Busted

3. In-Ground Spa

The fantasy: Soothing aching muscles and sipping chardonnay with friends while being surrounded by warm water and bubbles.

The reality: In-ground spas are nearly as expensive ($15,000 to $20,000) as pools and cost about $1 a day for electricity and chemicals. You’ll have to buy a cover ($50 to $400) to keep children, pets, and leaves out. And, like in-ground pools, in-ground spas’ ROI depends solely on how much the next homeowner wants one.

The bottom-line: Unless you have a chronic condition that requires hydrotherapy, you probably won’t use your spa as much as you imagine. A portable hot tub will give you the same benefits for as little as $1,000 to $2,500, and you can take it with you when you move.

4. Elevator

Your fantasy: No more climbing stairs for you or for your parents when they move in.

The reality: Elevators top the list of features buyers don’t want in the NAHB “What Buyers Really Want” report. They cost upwards of $25,000 to install, which requires sawing through floors, laying concrete, and crafting high-precision framing. And, at sales time, elevators can turn off some families, especially those with little kids who love to push buttons.

The bottom-line: If you truly need help climbing stairs, you can install a chair lift on a rail system ($1,000 to $5,000). Best feature: It can be removed.

5. Backup Power Generator

Your fantasy: The power in your area goes kaput, but not for you. You were smart enough to install a backup power generator. While the neighbors eat cold hot dogs by a flashlight beam, you’re poaching salmon in your oven and pumping out Red Hot Chili Peppers tunes.

The reality: Power outages may seem to go on forever, but they don’t. Fifty dollars worth of batteries can power portable lights, radios, and TVs; a car adaptor will charge your cell phones and iPods; and some dry ice will keep freezer food cold for at least a couple of days.

The bottom-line: If you live in areas where power shortages are the rule, not the exception, spend the money for reliable backup power: Your still-frozen steaks, home office fax, and refrigerated medicine will thank you. But if the power goes out rarely, then installing a standby generator is overkill.

6. New Windows

The fantasy: Brand new windows that don’t stick, and slash energy bills.

The reality: A $15,000 vinyl window replacement project will return about 80% of your investment at resale, according to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. And if they’re Energy Star-qualified, they can save you around $300 in energy bills per year.  So, plan to live in your house about another 10 years to recoup the cost of new windows.

The bottom-line: We get it — new windows are sturdy, pretty energy savers. But unless old window frames are thoroughly rotten, most windows can be repaired for a fraction of replacement costs. And if you spend about $1,000 to update insulation, caulking, and weather-stripping, you’ll save 10% to 20% on your energy bill.

 

Information provided by HouseLogic.com

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3787 Squirrel Place

Enjoy stunning views from this manufactured home on 10.5 acres in Rural Creston, just a short distance to either Paso Robles or Atascadero.   Rent out the house or live in it while you build your dream estate.   If you are looking at lots, this is perfect as the well, septic and power are already to the home reducing expenses!

Price $250,000

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Million Dollar Views for $899,000!

This custom West Paso Robles home has amazing views overlooking the City of Paso Robles and the beautiful countryside beyond.

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Stamped concrete in-lays and decorative masonry walls welcome you to this beautiful, custom 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom 3528+/- square foot, home enjoying unobstructed views to the east overlooking Paso Robles. The house has a generous kitchen opening to the living area, breakfast nook with open beam ceilings. The kitchen features Dacor and Viking appliances, granite counters, Alder cabinets and a full wall wine display with shelving and mirrored background. The private, downstairs, master suite is perfect for guests or as an in-laws space with an adjacent office, (which could be a 4th bedroom or a study). Upstairs you will find a generous master suite with sitting area opening to a balcony overlooking the City. The lavish master closet can be accessed from the hallway or the master bathroom.

Outside you will find 2+/- acres featuring lush landscaping and expansive views from the main patio and pool areas.  Don’t miss the extra deep 3 car finished garage with three roll up doors and access to the pool area through an additional roll up door. The garage also has additional storage accessed by pull down stairs. This house has too many features to list here so please contact us for a complete list!

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Open Saturday September 17 from 11am to 3pm

Cynthia Canet will be hosing an open house! Come by and take a look around.  261 Silver Oak, Paso Robles!  The home is a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with den/office with an open concept kitchen and living area. Come check out the newly landscaped yard!

Take a peek at the Virtual Tour, which is a 360 degree view of each room.

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