Deborah's Beach Blog (Santa Cruz)

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Real estate musings, ramblings, and occasional wit and wisdom. Life in Santa Cruz County from a slighly warped BabyBoomer perspective.
I have not posted a blog her for months because I have burnt out on real estate. It was fairly predictable that this should happen. I started my career at a late age after being a marketing rep in the corporate arena (blech!). I got into real estate in mid-2004, just before the boom. During the b...
                                            85 Old Tully Rd., San Jose, CA 7200 Sq Ft Commercial/Industrial Building +- One Acre Yard +- 1100 Office Space Overhead door 12' Ceilings Skylights Conveniently located close to downtown & major freeways Heavy Industrial Zoning with Commercial Overlay ...
Late last week, Santa Cruz County was issued a tsunami warning following the quakes in Indonesia/Samoa. The beaches were closed for the day. These pictures were taken in the early evening, just before sunset on 18th Avenue, overlooking Santa Maria's beach. I believe that might be Jupiter in the ...
  It was 5:45 mid-week. A beautiful day on the coast (there aren't many that aren't - not bragging, it's just the way it is in Santa Cruz County). Anyway, I asked my little rescue pooch if he wanted to go for a walk . . . I knew I wanted to go to the beach, but which beach? Seacliff? A really lon...
Last evening, I parked my car at the Capitola Community Center, and my doggie and I walked through the charming Jewel Box neighborhood, down the Union Pacific Railroad stairs to Capitola. The Jewel Box is a very eclectic neighborhood up the bluff from the Capitola Village and Beach. The streets, ...
After taking a walk down to Capitola last night, with my pooch, we stopped to rest for a minute on this park bench, which overlooks the Capitola Pier. I turned around and saw this inscription, which says it all to me. I am sorry I do not know who the bench commemorates, but what a nice surprising...
Wow. Sometimes I forget how awesome it is to live and work in Santa Cruz County. I think most Realtors have office tours after their Tuesday morning meetings, BUT how many agents are touring not-so-great areas? I hate to brag, but this was the view from a new listing in our office - this was take...
I love it when cities or towns are smart enough to retain character (if they were lucky enough to ever have it). Capitola is a city, rather a village, that many people say has European-like charm. Vintage houses (those are the Six Sisters below), beautiful natural surroundings. This is where Soqu...
I work with both sellers and buyers, but have a special affinity for buyers because finding the right home for someone and then getting the transaction to successfully close is like an old fashioned treasure hunt, complete with prirate-like obstacles. Finding a property is the easy part. Getting ...
I had a floor call recently from a buyer in the Salinas, CA area. While our office may have listings in Salinas and some agents might do business in Monterey County, I prefer to specialize in Santa Cruz County. So I found an agent to refer the caller to, as well as a mortgage professional. In spe...

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M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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