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What it Takes to Get Your Home Sold

What it Takes to Get Your Home Sold

Trying to sell your home but not getting the foot traffic and interest you expected? Chances are your home is not priced correctly or not available at the right hours. Pricing to sell is a very individual process and may…

Homes with Buried Treasure | Rare Real Estate Finds

Homes with Buried Treasure | Rare Real Estate Finds

There are some houses that look ordinary at first, but on second glance, you’ll realize that there is a bit of “extra” something that makes them valuable real estate for any homeowner. Here are two examples of houses that have…

Around Santa Cruz County | Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Around Santa Cruz County | Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Rese

Birding, hiking, kayaking, shopping and fishing are just a sampling of the activities on offer at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, the slough is home to five miles of trails that ramble…

I’m Just Buying A Home, Not Training for the Olympics!

I’m Just Buying A Home, Not Training for the Olympics!

Buying a home is not as easy of a task as most people would imagine. It takes time to determine not only what you want and where you want it, but also what you can afford. After those two tasks…

Santa Cruz County Market Report –  August 1st, 2012

Santa Cruz County Market Report – August 1st, 2012

The median sale price in Santa Cruz, CA this week is $500,900 The average home value in Santa Cruz has decrease by 4% but still has a high value compared to surrounding cities. Santa Cruz Home Value Information Median Single…

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Immersive.  Participatory.  Social.  Experiential.  These are the types of experiences you’ll have when you visit the The Museum of Art and History (MAH) in Santa Cruz, CA.  MAH is a museum on the cutting edge, seeking to create exhibitions that…

Your Home & the Start of School for Santa Cruz County Schools

Your Home & the Start of School for Santa Cruz County Schools

School supplies are showing up on the shelves of stores everywhere reminding everyone that the final days of summer are edging closer. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to evaluate your home to make sure you are organized…

Land of Medicine Buddha | Sacred Soquel Real Estate

Land of Medicine Buddha | Sacred Soquel Real Estate

I went for a terrific hike this past Sunday into an area called the enchanted forest next to the grounds of Land of Medicine Buddha. On the way to the trailhead for the hike through this sacred Soquel Real Estate there…

Credibility Matters in Santa Cruz Real Estate

Credibility Matters in Santa Cruz Real Estate

When buying and selling a Santa Cruz home, it is important to trust the real estate team that will represent you, from your real estate agent to the escrow officer and mortgage consultant. Checking on certifications or credentials can bring…

Lock in Your Mortgage Rate Today!

Lock in Your Mortgage Rate Today!

Have you taken a look at mortgage rates lately? Today’s recently updated survey by Freddie Mac shows 30 year fixed rate mortgages as averaging 3.56%! The fifteen year fixed rate mortgage is only 2.86% and adjustable rate mortgages are super…

Short Sales & HAFA Changes – How They Impact You

Short Sales & HAFA Changes – How They Impact You

Public awareness of real estate short sales has shown a marked increase in the last few years. As homeowners seek to lessen their financial burdens in hard economic times, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) was created and has since…

Santa Cruz Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Santa Cruz Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Does your Santa Cruz home look the way you want it to?  As a Santa Cruz homeowner, are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127…

Buying a Santa Cruz Home. If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’t it Lower My Credit Score?

Buying a Santa Cruz Home. If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’

Are you pre-approved for your Santa Cruz home purchase? If not, you need to be, and no, it won’t affect your credit rating. In today’s Santa Cruz County real estate market, serious buyers know that the home buying process cannot…

Buying A Home In Santa Cruz?  These Real Estate Apps Can Help!

Buying A Home In Santa Cruz? These Real Estate Apps Can Help!

Each day technology becomes even more impressive as new tools, products and apps are rolled out that truly have a place in your daily life. It can be exciting and exhausting to try to find the ones that will benefit…

Santa Cruz Short Sales Timelines Reduced

Santa Cruz Short Sales Timelines Reduced

Santa Cruz Real Estate | Buying and selling Santa Cruz short sales may have just gotten a little easier. Home buyers interested in Santa Cruz short sales and homeowners who are interested in selling short received some good news this…

Realtor.com Study Shows Upward Trends | Santa Cruz Real Estate

Realtor.com Study Shows Upward Trends | Santa Cruz Real Estate

March 2012 totals are in and show some trends that you will want to consider if you have a home for sale or will be buying a home soon.  According to Realtor.com, housing market indicators are looking up.  The national…

Promising Real Estate Market News for Home Buyers and Home Sellers

Promising Real Estate Market News for Home Buyers and Home Seller

Curious about what the real estate market is really like these days?  You are not alone.  In fact, many organizations are examining multiple factors regularly to try to determine the status of the housing market. According to the National Association…

Tips for Moving Into Your New Santa Cruz Home – Santa Cruz Real Estate and Homes

Tips for Moving Into Your New Santa Cruz Home – Santa Cruz

Moving into a new home can be challenging. Stress and exhaustion are a natural byproduct of the upheaval created from relocation. However, a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition is possible and actually pretty simple if you utilize the tips listed…