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By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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This Santa Cruz CA home is lovingly maintained Turn-of-the-Century Victorian tucked away near downtown-walking distance to Beaches & Boardwalk. Old world elegance with vintage, hand-carved door & window moldings. Ceilings 10' plus & tall window casings create a warm, sunny home. Double pane windo...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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This Royal Oaks CA home has gorgeous high vaulted redwood ceilings, with hardwood floor, marble flooring in bathrooms, granite countertops in kitchen, panoramic windows, wrap around porch with views, park-like setting, next to Royal Oaks Park, completely updated since 2007. Four large bedrooms an...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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A home with a view Selling a Santa Cruz home with an ocean view has an instant advantage. It already has the built-in wow factor many buyers love - the stunning scenic view of the wide expanse of sparkling blue water. Aside from the view, who can pass up the opportunity of waking up every morning...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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This truly beautiful mountain property features rock studded trails throughout and access to Zayante Creek on the lower portion of the property. Serious magical feel. One Owner, Never on the market before. Has always been a getaway property. Screened outdoor kitchen area ready for the family get...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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A private road leads to this charming, recently renovated 2 bedroom/2 bath home. The custom tiled kitchen has Granite counter tops, open shelving & stainless appliances. Adjacent is a pantry w/ample storage provided by functional cabinets w/pull out shelves. The family/dining great room has glist...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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Home valuations are estimates. If you are looking into your Pleasure Point Beach home’s worth with the intent to sell it soon, it is essential that you get the right value. As tempting as it may be to use the result of an online valuation, the best valuation will come from an experienced REALTOR®...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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Each new listing Do you remember the jitters you got when you bought a home for the first time? I get that feeling each time I receive a listing. The feeling of excitement and thrill never gets old when you sell houses, because each house is different, and each pose a different challenge.  I’ve b...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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 Amazing Aptos home for sale - Piece of Paradise on almost 2 acres! Address:  300 Petery Lane, Aptos, CA 950033 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + loft, sun room, basementAlmost 2 sunny acresExtra large detached 2 car garageFully fenced and gated 3 Bedroom Aptos home for sale I love this property!  This is ...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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Outdoor features increase your home’s ROI When you are considering selling your Capitola home, and you wanted to maximize your ROI, you need to upgrade some items in your home. On top of the list is installing energy efficient appliances and features. Homebuyers love the savings they get in the l...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Is your home under-insured?  Attention Santa Cruz Homeowners! With all of the natural disasters we have experienced in our country this year, and especially the Northern California Fires, I have been hearing a lot about homeowners insurance and how the majority of Americans are drastically under-...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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 If you are one of smart Silicon Valley investors who is buying a rental property in Santa Cruz you may be buying one that has tenants in place. If that is the case it is very possible that the current tenants are not paying Santa Cruz market rental rates. Current Santa Cruz rental market rates a...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
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Real estate prices in Santa Cruz: through the 3rd Quarter of 2017, home prices rose in most neighborhoods, then softened slightly in October.   This real estate market report summarizes prices for San Lorenzo Valley real estate, and 2017 real estate trends in the cities of Scotts Valley and Santa...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Homes for Sale in the Jewel Box in Capitola, CA 95010Why Do People Live here?The Jewel Box in Capitola, CA is a wonderful place to live!  You are walking distance to Capitola Beach, 41st Avenue shopping, world class surf spots in Pleasure Point and Santa Cruz.  Captiola is a great community with ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Westside Santa Cruz Homes for Sale - We are in a real housing crunch!! Every year on the Westside of Santa Cruz for the past several years we are seeing less and less homes coming on the market which is one reason that the home prices on the Westside of Santa Cruz are rising so much.  There is ju...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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How to save money on Property Taxes when you are 55+ Not everyone is aware that there is a huge tax break available to homeowners over the age of 55 in California that want to downsize.  Thanks to Proposition 60 in California if you are 55+ and buy and sell a home within Santa Cruz county you can...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Homes for Sale in the Uplands in Seascape - Aptos, CA Gated CommunityWhy Do People Live in the Uplands?The Uplands is a beautiful gated community in the Seascape/Rio del Mar/ Aptos area in south Santa Cruz county.  The Uplands has beautiful custom homes, many with ocean views.  The lots tend to b...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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  Many of my Silicon Valley Investors are finding that the price it costs to purchase an investment rental property  in someplace like Palo Alto, Mountain View, or even downtown San Jose has gone up much faster that the rental market value has.  It is not unusual to see CAP rates of 1 or 2 % whic...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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I am a realtor and a Santa Cruz rental property investor since 2000. There are many reasons to invest in Santa Cruz rental properties, some of which I have discussed in this article. Today I want to talk about what the pros and cons are in renting to UCSC students.  Here are the pros that I have ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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HOW TO BUY AND SELL A HOME AT THE SAME TIME - TIPS & ADVICE From Your Santa Cruz Realtor, Jessica WallaceI have worked with many clients that have to sell their current home in order to buy their next one, whether they are downsizing or upsizing.  Buying or selling a home can be a daunting proces...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Santa Cruz, known for the beach, the boardwalk, Pacific Ave, hippies, and organic food, along with University of California Santa Cruz is also probably the best place for investors looking for rental properties right now. Here are some reasons why.  62% of Santa Cruz residents live in rentals, co...

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