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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…

Organic Organizing

Organic Organizing

Organic — denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. — characterized by continuous or natural development. Some people are born organizers…others of us struggle with the concept our…

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

Have you filed your taxes yet? We know — tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in…

Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From plumbing…

Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1

Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1

You just moved. You started your new job. You super busy unpacking and getting settled. You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a doctor. This scenario is quite common. Getting unpacked into your…

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

When You Should – and Shouldn’t – DIY

Are you starting to feel a little bored with your house? Are you daydreaming about making some changes? At some point, most homeowners want to spruce up their home a little bit – and may even try to handle some…

Easy Home Improvements to Drive Away the Winter Blues

Easy Home Improvements to Drive Away the Winter Blues

Whether you’ve just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don’t let the fact that it’s cold outside stop you from getting started. Here are some projects you can tackle even if the snow is piling up…

Open House in Inclement Weather

Open House in Inclement Weather

“To cancel or not to cancel … that is the question.” When selling your home in the fall, and as the weather becomes decidedly more winterish, you may question if having that open house is a good idea after all.…

Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” — George Washington…

Aptos Home Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Aptos Home Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

Conventional wisdom is that spring is the best time for selling—and buying—a home in the Aptos and Santa Cruz County area. It’s the time of year when the most homes are on the market. In fact, lots of buyers believe…

Selling After Labor Day — Curb Appeal

Selling After Labor Day — Curb Appeal

While Spring rightfully is touted as the busiest home-selling season, you don’t have to give up plans to sell your home until nest year. September through December may actually be the right time to sell your home. Conventional wisdom is…