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Buying A Home In Santa Cruz?  These Real Estate Apps Can Help!

Buying A Home In Santa Cruz? These Real Estate Apps Can Help!

Each day technology becomes even more impressive as new tools, products and apps are rolled out that truly have a place in your daily life. It can be exciting… Read more ⇢
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. Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
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 Don’t Follow the Spring Trend

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… Read more ⇢
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’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

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… Read more ⇢
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’s Value?” (Part 2 of 3)

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… Read more ⇢
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’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

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… Read more ⇢
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… Read more ⇢
Buy a Santa Cruz Condo Instead of Paying for Your Child’s Dorm Housing

Buy a Santa Cruz Condo Instead of Paying for Your Child’s Dorm Housing

  With the costs of tuition, dorm fees and rents increasing, you should consider buying a condo while your kid is attending the University of California Santa Cruz  or Cabrillo… Read more ⇢
Holiday Decoration Safety

Holiday Decoration Safety

Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)… Read more ⇢
Can You Sell Your Aptos House with Unpermitted Changes?

Can You Sell Your Aptos House with Unpermitted Changes?

Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their Aptos home without securing a permit. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are. When you attempt to sell… Read more ⇢
How to Sell for Full Price in Aptos

How to Sell for Full Price in Aptos

Often, homeowners try to “test the market” with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their Aptos home. That can be a poor marketing strategy. When your agent tries to… Read more ⇢

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