Lower than expected interest rates kept real estate strong in 2019 and many experts predict 2020 will keep rolling in the same direction. According to a recent article in Forbes, Odeta Kushi, deputy chief economist at First American, shared that mortgage rates will remain low next year, between 3.7 and 3.9%, fueling a healthy real estate market. PRICES TO KEEP RISING Tight inventory and increased demand will keep pushing prices...

New York Times Video About Life in San Luis Obispo

Whenever we get out of town, we commonly are faced with a dilemma when people ask where we are from. Most people around America have never heard of San Luis Obispo County. We typically end up telling people that it is halfway between LA and San Francisco. For most, that is a good enough answer. Although SLO County residents know that this is one of the most prized places to...

San Simeon

San Simeon Home to the world-famous Hearst Castle along scenic Highway 1, San Simeon offers sweeping views of the dramatic coastline. A short drive north leads to Ragged Point and Big Sur. An elephant seal rookery is situated on the west side of the highway. The beaches here are untarnished and beautiful.

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach Self described as “Classic California,” and made famous by Bugs Bunny, Pismo Beach is one of the biggest draws on the Central Coast. The stunning sunsets attract dozens of people every evening as they witness the vivid colors manifest in the sky and then disappear into the ocean horizon. Traffic sometimes backs up due to whale migration visible from the highway. The natural beauty evident here gives local...


Oceano The coastal community of Oceano is known for the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area--an exclusive coastline of beach that allows motor vehicles on the sand. Families and friends gather to spend the day in the sun and the evening to watch a magnificent sunset and build s’mores around a beach bonfire.

Los Osos

Los Osos This bayside, peaceful haven on the north coast of San Luis Obispo County is perfectly suited for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Enjoy pristine beaches, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, paddling, bird watching, and more in Montana de Oro State Park, which offers miles of trails with views of stunning coastline. Wildflowers bloom in the spring, and tide pools wait to be explored.

Los Alamos

Los Alamos Don't be fooled by the size. There is more than meets the eye when you can count only seven blocks of town. Formerly a stagecoach stop, Los Alamos is rich in Old West history and is surrounded by beautiful acres of vineyards, farms, and ranches. Los Alamos is referred to as “Little LA” by locals for its large share in the foodie movement as well as wine and...


Lompoc Home to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc is a town that embraces big-city art, deep culture, and small-town hospitality. Numerous outdoor murals tell the story of Lompoc’s past and adorn the storefronts in the older part of town. The nearby beaches provide a sanctuary for solitude as well as a haven for whale watchers, surfers, and fishermen. Lompoc boasts famous flower fields, award-winning wines, and exciting possibilities for outdoor...


Shandon Surrounded by grasslands, low hills, and a thriving agricultural region is the town of Shandon. This peaceful, quiet community is home to several large vineyards and both the San Juan and Cholame creeks. This area attracts young families and professionals.