Enjoy These Helpful Articles

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…

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

Preparing to Sell Your House in the Fall: Boomers and Millennials

If you put your home on the market in the Spring, and it hasn’t sold, you’re probably thinking about taking it off the market until next year. Conventional wisdom says that Spring and early Summer are the only times to…

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home

A common question for prospective Santa Cruz County  home sellers is “How can I increase my home’s value or get a higher selling price?” In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades…

Market Snapshot

Market Snapshot

Let’s Be Green!  After years of sending paper versions of Comparative Market Analysis Reports (CMA’s) out to the community, we have implemented a new service called Market Snapshot.  We are excited about the opportunities it provides because it gives YOU the control to…

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home’s Value?” (Part 2 of 3)

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home

A common question sellers ask is “What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my Santa Cruz home?” Since each home and every market is different, I, as your real estate professional, can give you specific advice…

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Capitola

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Capitola

When searching for that bargain house in Capitola, you might be hard-pressed finding oceanfront and ocean view homes or historic homes in the Depot Hill area. Opal Cliffs Drive, located between Capitola and Pleasure Point has bluff-front beach homes for…

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Aptos

Least Expensive Homes For Sale in Aptos

Aptos Real Estate is broken down into several small communities which include Rio Del Mar, Seascape, Seacliff and Day Valley. Aptos encompasses miles of Monterey Bay coastline, redwood forest and rich agricultural land. Seacliff is a beach community complete with…

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Santa Cruz Home

When preparing to sell their Santa Cruz home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their Aptos, Capitola or Santa Cruz home. Of course, the answer to…

Is the Santa Cruz Condo Life Right For You?

Is the Santa Cruz Condo Life Right For You?

Considering a Santa Cruz condo or town home? Perhaps you’ve looked over the Santa Cruz housing market and have sticker shock. Maybe the idea of maintaining a backyard has you running for cover or you just want to keep things…