Santa Cruz, CA Real Estate News

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
Escape the busy city and enjoy a fun vacation in a charming Santa Cruz beach home for sale today! Be the first to view this cozy two bedroom house conveniently located in the Seacliff neighborhood of Aptos CA. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway or a second place to call your home, this might just be what you’re looking for.Wake up every morning energized to take on an adventurous day under the sun, with the sea and the sand as your guide. Just a short walk from the house is the famed Seacliff State Beach, a popular swimming spot. You’ll never run out of things to do when you live in the expansive community in Seacliff Beach! Apart from swimming, you and your family can also do plenty of fun activities. Seacliff is the location of the historic abandoned concrete ship, the...
Comments 1
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
What do you get when you buy a home with a ocean view on the sand and pay between 2-15 million dollars?There are ocean view homes on The cliffs and the sand from West Cliff Dr to Pleasure Point, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar and La Selva Beach. You can find homes here where you are up on a cliff with amazing unobstructed views to homes that are right up against the ocean. Your choice! You pay the premium depending on how vast and unobstructed the views are from the property.A new listing in at 112 Holiday Drive La Selva Beach  CA 95076  Listed for $13,888,888. This is an Italian Villa with 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms 13,200 SF living area on 12.79 acres. Built in 1994 with real hand made Italian molding sculpturing. I would love to show this property to you and represent you in your search for...
Comments 3
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
How to Enhance the Curb Appeal of Beach Homes for Sale in Santa Cruz Having a wonderful exterior is one of the ways to attract buyers of beach homes for sale in Santa Cruz CA. Getting the work done on your home’s exterior can be quite a task, but having a remarkable curb appeal will certainly motivate potential buyers to step in your home.  If everything goes well, you get to sell your house faster and at the best price. There are many things you can do to enhance your home’s curb appeal before putting your home on the market. Here are some of the quick projects you can do to spruce up the outside of your home.  Dress up your mailbox.Splash on a coat of paint that complements your home’s exterior. Give it an accent by surrounding it with flowers or small shrubs. If you wish to change yo...
Comments 2
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
Townhomes and Condos for Sale in Santa Cruz CA | Market Report for August 2016 Santa Cruz county is located on California’s Central Coast on the northern side of the Monterey Bay. With 29 miles of beaches and 14 state parks, Santa Cruz CA beach homes for sale offer a wide range of opportunities for recreation like swimming, surfing, or boating, as well as occupational, educational, and residential options. The coastal towns and mountain communities offer sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding redwood forests and mountains, making Santa Cruz beach homes for sale a prime property most sought after by homebuyers and investors not only for its waterfront lifestyle but for its amazing views.  Here is a detailed Market Report of Santa Cruz CA Town Homes and Condos for sale for the Month ...
Comments 3
Is this trick photography or creative photography? With all the technology in our computers and smart phones it has become easy to photoshop and doctor up photographs. And with so much of it going on our definitions of  doctored, photoshopped and trick photography continue to change.This is quite a simple question and there may be a gray spot on the definition of this photograph below.I took this photograph Saturday 8/13/2016 at the very far end of the longest pier in the United States and can you guess that pier?SANTA CRUZ Pier in CaliforniaNow when looking at this photograph I didn't put on any special lens, filters, etc, and when I took this photo and it looks like the sun has set in the horizon behind the street light on the pier.But really what I did was take the sun that actually ...
Comments 17
 Snapshots of 100 year old homes in Santa Cruz by Robert Swetz Robert Vegas Bob Swetz spent the whole day Saturday in Santa Cruz California staying out of the extreme heat in San Jose.Vegas Bob usually parks away from the crowds up on the bluff of West Cliff Drive and Cowell Street overlooking the bluff to Santa Cruz Pier.West Cliff Drive is a beautiful area filled with homes that date back 100 years, and as I walked along the roads where I parked my car I snapped a view photos.  This home above is one of my favorites located on Santa Cruz Street and West Cliff Drive.  Here is another beautiful home located just behind the first photo, this home is facing the pacific ocean on West Cliff Drive.  Here is a great photo of the front door entry of a beautiful looking home and the design is v...
Comments 26
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
7 Open House Tips in Selling Beach Homes in Santa Cruz If you want to maximize the chances of getting the best offer for your beach homes for sale in Santa Cruz, holding an open house could be the way to go. Many people looking for homes will eagerly take advantage of any opportunity to find their dream home, and open houses can be especially appealing because of the easy and immediate access to a home for sale. Open houses are also great ways to show your home to people who may have family members or friends who are in search of their future homes. Here are some things you can do to prepare for an open house.  1. Put up signs. The first thing you want to do is get the word out that you are having an open house. Have signs in your front yard, around the neighborhood, and along major int...
Comments 5
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
5 Tips to Get Your Santa Cruz Beach Homes for Sale Sold Fast Many keen buyers would view Santa Cruz beach homes for sale in the hopes of finding one they can call their own. With all the good beach homes on the market, you want to get ahead of the competition and have your home noticed first. Here are some of the secrets you should know about to a quick sale of your home.  De-PersonalizeBuyers enjoy the good feeling the comes with imagining what it would be like to live in the homes they view, and you wouldn’t want to limit their imagination if you’re trying to sell your house. To help them fully see your home’s potential, store away any personal items around the house such as family photos, memorabilia, and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potentia...
Comments 1
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
Things to Inspect before Selling Your Santa Cruz Beach Home There are many buyers in search for the perfect Santa Cruz beach house for sale, and your home could be exactly what they are looking for. If you are trying to sell your house, you would want to feel confident about the condition of your home before putting up the “For Sale” sign. Here are some of the common issues found in home inspections that you should pay attention to as you prepare your home for listing.  Faulty WiringWhen your home’s breaker trips frequently, the lights have a buzzing sound, the outlets are hot to the touch, or wires are frayed, it might be time for an upgrade on your wiring. Worn out or outdated systems are the most common issues for these concerns.  Fixing these should be first on your list of things t...
Comments 1
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
5 Things You Should Know When Selling Your Santa Cruz CA Beach Home When you are ready and thinking about listing your home for buyers looking for Santa Cruz CA beach homes for sale, you would want to know a few things and spruce it up for viewing. Here are some tips to give your home a special touch as you get ready to put it on the market.  1. Know the right timing.One of the first things you should consider is the best time to list your Santa Cruz CA beach house for sale. In addition to their years of experience, real estate professionals have tools that can estimate when is the best time to sell your home. For instance, you might get more when you sell in April than in October, depending on your location. Determine the right time to sell in order to get the best value for your prope...
Comments 1
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
129 Misty Ct Santa Cruz CA 95060 | Home for Sale   This charming 5 bedroom custom built home for sale in Santa Cruz CA with 2.5 baths offers rest and solitude away from the business of the city, in the midst of the full grown trees.  Enjoy your alone time or time with family and friends in the approximately 3,000 square feet of living space on a .44 acres-land in a quiet cul-de-sac in the wonderful community of Rancho Carbonera.  Take delight in life’s moments as you prepare tasty meals in your modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances in preparation for your bonding with your loved ones at the spacious living room with the open floor plan or the huge patio with a relaxing view of the trees.  Turn your cellphone off as you take a dip and relax in your Jason Hydrotherapy tub.   Clo...
Comments 2
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
129 Misty Ct Santa Cruz CA 95060 | 5 Bedroom Home for Sale Inspiration is one of the major perks of being the owner of this beautiful 5 bedroom home for sale in Santa Cruz.  This stunning home offers 2.5 baths, stainless steel kitchen appliances for cooking, a Jason hydrotherapy tub for relaxing, and a beautiful garden view that offers solitude and rest, and is a great avenue for creativity. Offered for $1,329,000  Built in 2004 and presently one of the Santa Cruz home for sale, this stunning abode that offers approximately 3,000 square feet of living space is seated on .44 acres of land in a quiet cul-de-sac.  Once you see that front door from afar after a whole day of hard work, you will already feel the tension in your shoulders loosen up as you anticipate the comfort that going home...
Comments 3
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
LOWEST PRICED HOME CLOSEST TO THE BEACH IN SANTA CRUZ!You can't beat the price on this home and be this close to the beach in Santa Cruz.  You can walk to the beach from your home on 'Walk Circle".  This home is located at 218 Walk Circle on the Westside of Santa Cruz.  Priced at $719,000 you will not find a lower priced home closer to the beach.  See all Homes for Sale in Santa Cruz   and homes for sale under $800,000   This is a single level, 2 bedroom + 2 bathroom home on a sunny, flat lot.  You can truly enjoy the Santa Cruz weather and lifestyle and have your friends over for BBQs after a surf session at Steamer's Lane.The interior of the home features hardwood floors, crown molding, skylights, fireplace, double pane windows.The kitchen is spacious and has a dining bar and beautifu...
Comments 4
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
Talking About the Real Estate Market in Santa Cruz on KION News Housing prices in Santa Cruz sky rocket SANTA CRUZ, California - It’s a busy holiday weekend here on the Central Coast with people from all over celebrating Memorial Day weekend. But not everyone is here just for our scenic views or beaches, they're also looking for a place to call home. "I'm looking for something that can fit my kids and changing lifestyle," said potential buyer Lisa Napier. But Lisa Napier is not the only one eyeing custom built properties. "These homes that are over a million dollars are in demand because they are on the west side, close to Uc Santa Cruz, or here in a great commute location,” said Keller Williams real estate agent Sandy Wallace. "They have more property, they are more modern." Real estat...
Comments 2
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
129 Misty Ct Santa Cruz, CA 95060 | Offer Price $1,329,000 Rancho CarboneraCustom Built in 2004 18,949 SF lot | .44 Acres 3000 SF living area 4 bedrooms upstairs 5th bedroom | office on the main level 2.5 Bathrooms Luxury Home in Santa Cruz This home has charm and character with luxurious style. The entry has high ceilings with natural light all the way to the sky light on the second floor. Frank Lloyd Wright type design starts at the front door entryway and is open to the forest of trees and outdoor living.  Feels like you are living in natural light and nature inside and outside.  Luxury Home built in 2004 with all the features and benefits that you would expect in a Luxary Home. This home sits on almost half  an acre of peaceful private land with a greenbelt of a 25 acres private par...
Comments 3
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
2030 N Pacific Avenue, Downtown Santa Cruz Condos for Sale Find condos for sale at 2030 N Pacific Avenue and similar condos for sale as the 2030 N Pacific Avenue Condos in Downtown Santa Cruz. Get the value of your Santa Cruz Condo or Home in today's market 2030 N Pacific Avenue Condo Complex in Downtown Santa Cruz is perfect if you want to be able to walk to restaurants, coffeeshops (Verve!), music, shopping and beaches.  The 2030 N Pacific Avenue condos are located right next to the town clock Downtown Santa Cruz. If you are looking for a clean, modern condo with amenities like a pool and gym, look no further!  This condo complex has a Walkscore of 95, ranking it as one of the top 1% of Walkscores in the country.   They have underground parking so you know your vehicle is secure as w...
Comments 2
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
341 35th Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062 | Home for Sale in Santa Cruz CA A life of fun and excitement awaits you in this wonderful vacation home for sale in Santa Cruz CA. The property is located near the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Pleasure Point, just 1 block from the beach, and has one of the most desired coastlines by beach goers, surfers, and whale watchers. The home is a 1920’s style bungalow which has been used as a permanent residence and as a successful vacation rental for many years—with a gross rental income up to $85,000 a year!     The interior of the home features an open architecture design allowing the cook in the kitchen to have a speak with those in the other areas of the house. This home for sale in Santa Cruz also features two queen-bed alcoves designed with blue-velvet c...
Comments 1
By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
341 35th Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062 | Santa Cruz CA Home for Sale Experience the fun and excitement of life near the edge of the Pacific in this fabulous home for sale in Santa Cruz CA. This lovely vacation home is located in one of the most desired pieces of coastline by surfers, whale watchers and beach goers. The property is located less than one block from the beach and East Cliff Drive, and is conveniently near a variety of fun and unique shops. This fully furnished, immaculate home has been a successful vacation rental and permanent residence for many years. The gross rental income has been up to $85,000 a year. This home will be sold as is, with the current advertising, vacation rental permit in place and help from the current owners if you need to learn how to rent it. The open arc...
Comments 3
 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will be "Hanging out at the Beaches of Santa Cruz California" soon and this summer will be a blast.With May already here you can see the Life Guards are getting ready along the beaches ;o)
Comments 23
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Tax Benefits of Buying a Home and First Time Buyer Programs Owning your own home is a goal that most people have in life and something to strive for.  Many people look at the home prices in Santa Cruz and think it can never happen for them.  But it can.  I have helped so many people that never thought they would be able to buy a home.  It is one of the joys of my profession that I can help someone achieve such a large goal in their life.  Sometimes people are afraid to even think about the prospect of buying a home and what it will really cost them, it is such a big move and decision in your life.  I always say it is best to be educated about what it takes to buy a home so you can know if you are ready or what it will take to get there.  Many times potential home buyers are surprised th...
Comments 0