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Fannie Mae Reports Optimism in Home Buying | Santa Cruz Real Estate

Fannie Mae Reports Optimism in Home Buying | Santa Cruz Real Esta

You may have noticed more “for sale” signs around your Santa Cruz neighborhood of late and that is a sign of change—of positive change—according to Fannie Mae. The Santa Cruz real estate market is showing definite signs of improvement which…

Scotts Valley, CA – History and Facts

Scotts Valley, CA – History and Facts

Located in Santa Cruz California, Scotts Valley is about 26 miles south of San Jose and nearly 46 miles north of Monterey Bay. With a population of 11,580 in 2010, the city’s main access point is provided by Route 17…

Deciding Between Buying a Home or Buying a Condo

Deciding Between Buying a Home or Buying a Condo

In your search for the right home, you will likely be doing a lot of footwork and analysis. Before you begin looking at actual homes, it is wise to determine how much home you can afford and the level of…

Pets & Your Home For Sale

Pets & Your Home For Sale

Many home owners own pets. In fact, that is one of the bonuses to home ownership! However are you aware that your pet(s) can result in your home taking longer to sell or being sold at a reduced price? This…

Seymour Marine Discovery Center – Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center – Santa Cruz

Do you want to pet a shark?  How about hold a sea star?  See the world’s largest whale skeleton?  Then you’re in luck!  Here in Santa Cruz you can do all those things and more at the Seymour Marine Discovery…

Scotts Valley Art and Wine Festival – Aug 11th and 12th

Scotts Valley Art and Wine Festival – Aug 11th and 12th

If you’re looking for an exciting event that the entire family can enjoy, come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival. The adults can take advantage of the wine & beer tasting while the younger…

Home Buyers & Sellers – How Quickly Can You Move?

Home Buyers & Sellers – How Quickly Can You Move?

Often when I speak to someone who wants to sell their home, they have an immediate need. The same is true for home buyers. When they are ready, no time is fast enough for finding a home! How long do…

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…