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How to Win a Bidding War in Santa Cruz County

How to Win a Bidding War in Santa Cruz County

Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in Santa Cruz County, where there are more buyers than there are houses available. It’s quite likely in these situations that you’ll…

5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up

5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up

A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter off season. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents and repeat sellers alike, this saying encourages many would-be sellers to wait until the spring peak to list their…

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By educating yourself…

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

One of the most common questions I get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up.…

How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

When you’re making a big purchase, like a car or a new computer, you tend to shop around for the best deal, right? While you may not realize it, you should do the same for a mortgage. After all, a…

Housing Trends for 2017

Housing Trends for 2017

If you’re considering buying or selling a home in the Santa Cruz area in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming…

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home

Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe…

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too…

Time to Review Your Home Owner’s Policy

Time to Review Your Home Owner’s Policy

What do you know about your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?  Have you evaluated it recently?  If not, it is a good idea to review it every six months to ensure that your coverage is as expected.  Obviously, the best time to…

The Home Equity Playbook

The Home Equity Playbook

What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example: Current Home Market Value         $925,000…

Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Santa Cruz?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Santa Cruz?

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy…

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making…

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Santa Cruz

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Santa Cruz

Affordable Homes For Sale In Santa Cruz City Check back often for new economy homes for sale in Santa Cruz as the listings are updated daily or as new properties come to market. There are many different areas offering affordable…

Cliffwood Heights Homes and Real Estate

Cliffwood Heights Homes and Real Estate

Cliffwood Heights Perched Above the Pacific in Scenic Setting Capitola is a small city that lies just south of Santa Cruz.  It can be divided into a number of smaller neighborhoods such as Cliffwood Heights and is  between New Brighton…

A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability — real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year, trends such as “18-hour…

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home

Get Your Credit Score in Shape Before Buying a Home How strong is your credit? Cleaning up your credit is essential before you make any major financial moves. Having a bad score can hurt your chances of being able to…

Selling? Should You Exchange That Carpet for Hardwood

Selling? Should You Exchange That Carpet for Hardwood

Flooring is one of the more controversial subjects when it comes to home improvements. There are two firm camps and rarely do they meet in the middle. When you’re planning to sell your Santa Cruz county home, you may think…

Buying with Reselling in Mind

Buying with Reselling in Mind

If you know that the home you are buying my have to be sold within a few years, you have a few extra items you need to pay attention to prior to purchasing. This is particularly true if you’ll need…