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Your Watsonville and South County Condominium Conditions

Your Watsonville and South County Condominium Conditions

Current Conditions – Watsonville and South County Condominium/Townhouse Conditions March 27, 2015 There are 13 active listings with an average list price of $303,551 ranging from $169,000 to $449,000 There are 5… Read more ⇢
High-end home sales set a record; July median price at $725,000

High-end home sales set a record; July median price at $725,000

21 percent of July sales over $1 million, median at $725,000, sales slow down By Jondi Gumz SANTA CRUZ >> All of a sudden, high-end homes are in demand, and many… Read more ⇢
Ideas for Dry-Scaping

Ideas for Dry-Scaping

You’ve decided to make your Santa Cruz home as ecologically sustainable as possible. You’ve changed out the toilets for low-flow versions and added insulation, installed bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows and natural… Read more ⇢
What Gen Y Looks for in a Santa Cruz Home to Buy

What Gen Y Looks for in a Santa Cruz Home to Buy

If you’ve lived in your Santa Cruz home for some time, you notice when the neighborhood around you is changing to a younger demographic. Thinking this might be a good time… Read more ⇢
Do I Need to Paint the Whole Watsonville House White?

Do I Need to Paint the Whole Watsonville House White?

You are getting ready to paint a Watsonville home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful… Read more ⇢
Mortgage Rates and Santa Cruz County Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

Mortgage Rates and Santa Cruz County Housing Prices Expected to Rise in 2014

Even though 30-year fixed rates dropped in the first half of January, many analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to go up somewhat… Read more ⇢
The Year End Residential Countdown

The Year End Residential Countdown

Residential market by market year-end volume and price comparison for 2012 and 2013. Aptos – Single Family Residential Conditions January 7-December 24, there has been 115 closed sales with an… Read more ⇢
Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Capitola Home?

Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Capitola Home?

If you’ve been trying to decide how to finally own your Capitola home, buying a condo can be a good first step out of renting and into home ownership. There’s… Read more ⇢
Your Santa Cruz Home and Potential Buyers

Your Santa Cruz Home and Potential Buyers

Santa Cruz Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences & Trends Buyers for your home in Santa Cruz, may be interested in more than just the number of bedrooms and baths, reported… Read more ⇢
Six Reasons Housing Inventory Keeps Declining.

Six Reasons Housing Inventory Keeps Declining.

By Nick Timiraos Associated Press Six Reasons Housing Inventory Keeps Declining. Many homeowners are underwater: Nationally more than 10 million homeowners owe more on their mortgage than their homes… Read more ⇢
Pending Home Sales Up in Santa Cruz County

Pending Home Sales Up in Santa Cruz County

by Walter Molony NAR   Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. There… Read more ⇢
Santa Cruz County Homebuyers Should Jump At Prices and Mortgage Rates

Santa Cruz County Homebuyers Should Jump At Prices and Mortgage Rates

Santa Cruz County home-buyers should jump at prices and mortgage rates. Now is the time  to buy with low mortgage rates and still reasonable home prices. Mortgage Rates Currently,… Read more ⇢
Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent… Read more ⇢
Make Your Home Desirable for Santa Cruz Buyers

Make Your Home Desirable for Santa Cruz Buyers

Consider Future Santa Cruz Buyers Are you selling your Santa Cruz home? Ideally, homeowners would like to buy a house that not only fits their needs, but is also easy… Read more ⇢
Realtor.com Study Shows Upward Trends | Santa Cruz Real Estate

Realtor.com Study Shows Upward Trends | Santa Cruz Real Estate

March 2012 totals are in and show some trends that you will want to consider if you have a home for sale or will be buying a home soon.  According… Read more ⇢

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