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real estate santa cruz: Three of My Favorite Listings In Town by David Morrell – July 27, 2011 - 07/27/11 12:10 PM
The 318 Pacheco house is a Craftsman style, with beautiful features. The neighborhood is a pedestrian walkway, so it's friendly. The garages are in the back, so people use their front yards. For many people it is their favorite street, though it's a little dense. All the frontages on the homes are 50 feet, with very few exceptions. 727 Pine Street has a different type of floor plan, with small bedrooms in an upstairs loft area that does not have a bathroom. Guests (or kids) would need to walk downstairs to use the shower, so some adjustments would need to be (0 comments)
real estate santa cruz: Market Update by David Morrell - July 26, 2011 - 07/27/11 11:50 AM
This past week the County of Santa Cruz median sales price went up $100,000 year over year, from $435,000 in June of 2010, to $535,000 in June of 2011. Year over year median prices in a small county can be deceptive; they work off a relatively small number of sales. In 2010 149 homes sold, in 2011 it was 167. However this number does reflect movement in the high end market. Despite 60 distressed properties (those listed as bank owned and short sales) the median price went up.
A different sampling of high end homes (listed over $900,000) located between Scotts (0 comments)
real estate santa cruz: Santa Cruz Real Estate, A Balanced Market (Week to Week) - 06/13/11 05:01 PM
It seems the political season is upon us, so the Santa Cruz County real estate market will be subject to the clamor of pundits, as opinions are bandied about, and proposals are put forth to fix the problems of the day. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> The basics of real estate, however, remain the same. Many people want to own a home, and there will always be life circumstances that require movement in our market. The adage goes, there will always be sellers that need to sell and buyers that need to buy. Foreclosures will hit the market, (0 comments)
real estate santa cruz: My Thoughts on and Perceptions of the Real Estate Market - June 6, 2011 - 06/06/11 04:02 PM
There seems to be a lull in the market this week. I think people are (understandably) listening to national news reports, so they have pulled back for a short period of time. We are such an exclusive market, and continue to appeal to locals, second home buyers, and Silicon Valley expatriates, who want to live here for all the obvious reasons that make our community so attractive. This has happened repeatedly these past four years, but the buyers regain confidence (as best they can in these tough times) and come back into the market. This is a reason our volume numbers (2 comments)
real estate santa cruz: Executive Scotts Valley Estate ~ 16 Casa Way - 06/01/11 01:59 PM
Property Details: This spacious executive Scotts Valley estate home is both formal and friendly. The extraordinary outdoor space features a plethora of plantings, which pleasingly paint this as a special, peaceful, and private space.Valley breezes waft through windows, and all rooms have beautiful views of the mountains and of the private yards. This property is ideally located to schools and for ease of commute. - 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms - 2,910 sqaure feet - Spacious home with an open floor plan and lots of windows to let the light in - Separate formal living and family rooms - Formal dining (0 comments)
Most of us in the Bay Area realize how important Silicon Valley is to the region's health and wellbeing. The Valley has spawned many successful startups over the years, attracting highly skilled, highly paid workers, venture capital, and strong demand for housing. But just how dominant Silicon Valley is in the tech sector is surprising even the experts. And it bodes well for the long-term future of our Bay Area housing market.
Entrepreneur and former MIT research director Branko Gerovac examined the S&P Technology 1500 - the largest public technology companies in America - that have been created over (0 comments)
Is It Time To Buy? Is It Time To Sell? These are difficult questions, especially in an uncertain market. There are so many statistics pouring in right now, and so many variables to consider. Buyers and sellers are being told that interest rates may go up soon, that these may be unprecedented lows, and that a rise in rates will negatively affect our market. Understandably, people respond to claims of ‘the best ever' with skepticism. Everywhere we go we are bombarded with advertising, and what we are sold is always ‘better than before', ‘new and improved', or ‘the next best thing'. It's not surprising that (0 comments)
real estate santa cruz: Seabright Four-plex - 03/01/11 03:41 PM
Very few properties become available in this prime Seabright location. Long term rental history make this a safe and secure investment opportunity. When purchased in 2005, the current owner upgraded the plumbing, appliances, the bathrooms, and landscaped with a drip irrigation system. Four separate garage spaces and ample additional parking add value to this 8712 square foot Eastside property. Unit Information/Features: - Unit One: 3 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 1108 sq ft / Unit Two: 1 bedroom,1 bath ~ 706 sq ft - Unit Three: 2 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 906 sq ft / Unit Four: 2 bedrooms,1 bath ~ 906 sq ft (0 comments)
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