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By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz CA)
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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, CDPE
(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 currrent tenants are not paying Santa Cruz market rental rates. Current Santa Cruz rental market rates ...

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, CDPE
(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 unusal to see CAP rates of 1 or 2 % which...

By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(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, CDPE
(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...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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How much have home prices in Santa Cruz gone up over time? If you look at the graph below, you can see the answer to that question is A Lot!  Back in 1980 the average home sale price in Santa Cruz was only $113,000 - today you may be able to get a mobile home for that price but that is about it. ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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New Housing in Santa Cruz County - Current & Future plans for development from Breakfast with the Mayors Meeting I recently went to a Breakfast with the Mayors meeting which had the mayors of the City of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Scotts Valley and our  1st District County Supervisor John Leopold in a...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Top 3 Buyer Turn Offs to Avoid When Selling Your Home Presentation is everything when you are selling your home.  If your home is not shown in the best light possible this can cost you a LOT of money at the end of the day.  I have been selling real estate since 2004 and have shown quite a few pro...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Your Santa Cruz Summer Real Estate Market Update - 2017Well – busy summer again for Santa Cruz real estate with a typical slowdown around August and Labor Day with vacations and kids going back to school. Here is a summary of where we are at so far this year of 2017 in Santa Cruz Real Estate: We ...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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It's That Wonderful Time of Year Again Capitola will be celebrating it's 35th Annual Art & Wine Festival! The Village will make room for the thousands looking to partake in some amazing art, wine, food and entertainment.                          This weekend, September 9th and 10th, will host a f...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1807
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
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I need an FHA 203k consultant, what should I expect?My lender recommended a consultant. I called the consultant and he suggested I get a contractor's bid prior to ordering his services. My contractor had experience with the FHA 203k program and indicated that the consultant gave her misinformati...

By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz CA)
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Moving out of Santa Cruz? Thinking of putting your Santa Cruz home up for sale?   Upsizing, downsizing, career move or personal reasons, these are only some of the reasons why you will need to sell your home. It is not an easy decision, especially since your home is one of your biggest financial ...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Come home to this sweet single level lovingly cared for comfortable home in desirable Corralitos neighborhood. Just down the road from the Corralitos town center, this move in ready home features hardwood floors, newer roof and appliances, dual pane windows and many other upgrades. Enjoy gardenin...

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