The Santa Maria and Lompoc real estate markets are currently dominated by foreclosure listings. Of the 663 active listings for homes/condos in the Santa Maria - Orcutt area, approximately 25% (165) are bank owned properties (REOs), and about 50% (339) were short sales. Similarly in the Lompoc - Vandenberg Village active market for homes and condos, there are 198 total listings, and 20% (39) were REOs and 40% (81) were short sales. This means that 75% of the active market in Santa Maria and 60% of the active market in Lompoc and its surrounding areas could be classified as either a foreclosure or a pre-foreclosure. Certain trends or practices are becoming fairly routine in this market.