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Great Wine from Locals This Saturday in Santa Cruz, Ca! - 04/14/11 06:58 PM
Come out and enjoy local wines from local winemakers this Saturday, April 16th from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.! Passport Day is an opportunity to taste wines right where they're made. Some of these wineries aren't even open to the public except on Passport Days! There are rewards for going to each participating winery and getting their unique passport stamps, but great wine is a reward in itself. And great LOCAL wine is even better! Passports are $40 per person and include tasting room fees, and are required to participate. You can get one at http://scmwa.com ,by calling (831) 685-8463, or at any (0 comments)
Centrally-Located Home Open This Weekend in Santa Cruz, Ca! - 04/14/11 05:44 PM
This lovely house sports 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and an open floorplan. Walk to all the good things Santa Cruz has to offer, like great restaurants, shopping, and of course, the beach. And, with river and mountain views, this is one open house you're not going to want to miss! This beautiful and centrally-located home will be open this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, and next weekend too (4/16, 4/17, 4/23, 4/24). Come and stop by to see this beautiful home for yourself! The MLS number for this property is 81113408.
Check out my website at www.petecullen.com to look (0 comments)
Business on the Up in Santa Cruz, Ca - 04/12/11 06:47 PM
Note: This information was taken from Jennifer Pittman's article "County businesses' outlook improving" in the Santa Cruz Sentinel We've all heard them: claims that the sour economy is recovering. In a recent survey, local businesses discussed changes in economic outlook, and some of their responses were encouraging. Some of these statements, however, concerned a reduction in negative impacts from last year. This means that, while there is some evidence of improvement, there are still discrepancies between current and pre-2009 economic environments. Analysis of businesses' responses shows a decrease in sales that failed to surpass 2010's numbers, as well as a sizeable drop (0 comments)
The Struggling Condo Market in Santa Cruz, Ca - 04/12/11 05:44 PM
Note: This information came from the San Francisco Chronicle's Carolyn Said, in her article "Why Condos Are Struggling" Economic hardships continue to affect the housing market, and the condominium market has been hit particulary hard. With high rates of non-owner occupancy, foreclosures and bankruptcies common in condo complexes, it remains difficult for potential buyers to get necessary loans. Lack of approved buyers limits payment options to cash, dragging down prices. Newer complexes are more likely to have these problems, since long-time residents of older, established complexes have more affordable mortgages. Long-time residents are therefore more likely to be able to pay (0 comments)
Earth Day and Surfrider Beach Cleanup in Santa Cruz, CA - 04/08/11 01:24 PM
Santa Cruz, CA is hosting the EcoCruz Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 16th. The Earth Day celebration will be at San Lorenzo park from 11am to 4 pm, featuring live music, crafts for the kids, educational informatio, and a focus on the green businesses of Santa Cruz. There will be great organic food and wine, a solar powered stage for the afternoon, and even an opportunity to win the new New Leaf and Smart Chicken "fortwo" car! The fortwo car enhances it's use of three different types of gas, or fully electric, to get you where you need to go while (0 comments)
Come See a Beautiful Home in the Heart of Santa Cruz, Ca! - 04/07/11 07:05 PM
This brand new, 3 bedroom homes offer comfort, views, and easy access to all the things that make Santa Cruz living fun. Take an easy walk down to great shopping and great food, and then visit the nearby beach to soak up some sun. Granite countertops, high-end appliances and more make for a gourmet kitchen, always perfect for entertaining.
Check out my website at www.petecullen.com to look for listings in this beautiful area and to find more of what Santa Cruz County has to offer.
Come Out and Support the Capitola Village Recovery Effort this Saturday! - 04/07/11 04:49 PM
After several weeks of heavy rain, the Capitola Village flooded, causing millions of dollars in damage for local businesses. You can help those affected start to fix this damage by coming to the Capitola Village Revival Party and Benefit this Saturday, from 1 to 7 pm in the Capitola Esplanade Park. Bring the whole family, and enjoy sidewalk sales in the Village, a pie eating contest, face painting and more! Capitola businesses outside of the Village are also showing their support by offering a portion of their proceeds to help cover repairing expenses, so be sure to visit them too! For more (2 comments)
The Sharks are Making a Comeback to Santa Cruz, CA - 04/06/11 01:15 PM
With all the upset over the San Fracisco Giants opening season, it's good to have solace in a Bay area team doing well in sports. The San Jose Sharks have become the Pacific Division champions, moving onto the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. It's been somehwat of a rough year for the Sharks, with many ups and downs since the All-Star Break. But many of the players are making unprecedent strides. Joe Thurnton's next goal/assist will give him 1,000 points, being one of only 79 players to make this mark in history. And with the next win, Coach McLellan will (0 comments)
Santa Cruz, CA Feels the Pain of the San Francisco Giants - 04/06/11 12:55 PM
The 2010 World Series winners, the San Francisco Giants, had all of the Bay area ecstatic with their win in the Fall. However, this opening season hasn't exactly raised our hopes for even a wild card position just yet. Perhaps we haven't been so impressed ately because many of our best players are on the injured list, and haven't been able to show their grit that saved us last year. 'The Beard', Bian Wilson, should come off the injured list in a game against the San Diego Padres today after having suffered from an oblique strain. Cody Ross, another valuable player, (2 comments)
Two Open Houses You Shouldn't Miss in Santa Cruz, CA - 04/01/11 01:46 PM
In real estate, it's important to make sure the homes you are selling are ones that you can be proud of, and hope to live in yourself. I've become very lucky in this respect. Two homes that I am managing, one country home in Larkin Valley with gorgeous mountain views and the other a central Santa Cruz high-end home perfect for entertaining after the beach or a stroll downtown, are both having open houses this weekend. The country home on White Road is going for a bargain of what it's worth. It sold for $875,000 only about five years ago and (1 comments)
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