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Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

Top 5 Home Design Trends of 2017

The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover… Read more ⇢
Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

Increase Your Home’s Value Up to 28% with These 5 Tips

  Great curb appeal not only makes your home the star of the neighborhood, it can also improve its value and help you sell it for more. Whether you’re… Read more ⇢
The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

  Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study, 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people… Read more ⇢
New Rules for Santa Cruz County Accessory Dwelling Units

New Rules for Santa Cruz County Accessory Dwelling Units

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules for Santa Cruz County New Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units in California In September 2016 Governor Brown signed into law… Read more ⇢
What is a 203k Loan?

What is a 203k Loan?

If you’re buying a fixer-upper in Santa Cruz County or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This… Read more ⇢
How to Save on Closing Costs

How to Save on Closing Costs

You’ve saved up the money for a down payment and are finally ready to make your dream of owning a home a reality. Congratulations! Buying a house is… Read more ⇢
Should You Make a Backup Offer?

Should You Make a Backup Offer?

You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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,… Read more ⇢
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. Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢

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