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Find all the information you need about Santa Cruz Mountains real estate - from new listings to prices and statistics. I'll also post stories about the process of buying and selling homes, as well as timely tips about interest rates and getting a loan. Check here for upcoming activities in the Santa Cruz mountains, too!
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Whether you rent or own your home, these tips can help save you money, keep you warmer, help you breathe cleaner air and even keep you safe.      Although it sprinkled a little bit today in the Santa Cruz Mountains, there's still time for you to make good use of the mostly wonderful fall weather ...
10/03/2018
photo credit: Nappy c/o Pexels.com A good, warm handshake can be a nice way to initially connect two people in business, but I know I've done a great job when my client looks at me, shrugs a little bit, and then throws their arms wide open for a big hug.    These are the moments that make all the...
10/02/2018
Originally penned by Robert J. Spinosa, a mortgage loan officer in Marin County, I felt this information was valuable to share.    Sellers - you DO have many options to help you move on to your next home!   In a sellers' market like we have here in Santa Cruz County, you can still essentially wri...
08/26/2018
Santa Cruz County’s Safe Structures Program - formerly called the Limited Immunity Amnesty Program In an effort to provide safer, affordable housing, Santa Cruz County Building and Planning Department just released a new program called the Safe Structures Program.   This program lets property own...
08/22/2018
This stager, @kathy streib, breaks this essential home staging tip down into a 9 point to-do list!     The only thing I'll add is a follow on to #4:   make sure your door hardware OPENS easily.    It's a red flag that it's possible other things don't work as expected, if buyers are watching us st...
06/02/2018
It all began when I answered an incoming call a couple of months ago, even though I didn’t recognize the phone number.     A genteel and intelligent young man began asking me some great questions about purchasing a home in the Santa Cruz mountains.    We agreed to meet soon…I was competing with a...
05/23/2018
Here's a great article by agent Beth Atalay     This week I talked to some clients who want to sell their home.    They asked me why another house hadn't sold, and when I showed them the presentation on the MLS itI was clear.     Same price, same dark photos, same agent, all of which didn't work ...
04/27/2018
Vegas Bob and I had been corresponding for a few years about real estate in the San Lorenzo Valley, which includes the small towns of Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale and Boulder Creek, hidden amongst the redwoods and along the San Lorenzo River.    If you haven't been here before, we're just half a...
04/25/2018
Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley real estate market update 1st Quarter 2018Silicon Valley Homes continue to appreciate – just look at that bottom line up over 20% since last year at this time.    Consequently, many buyers have to cast a wider net to find affordable homes near the ...
04/24/2018
 Top 10 Buyer TipsDid you know that, nationwide, about 1/3 of home purchasers are first time home buyers?         Since I’ve seen even experienced buyers make costly mistakes, I thought a top 10 list would be valuable for you.   As you read these, some tips may seem obvious, yet, these lessons ar...
03/07/2018
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