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Find all the information you need about Santa Cruz Mountains real estate - from new listings to prices and statistics. I'll also post stories about the process of buying and selling homes, as well as timely tips about interest rates and getting a loan. Check here for upcoming activities in the Santa Cruz mountains, too!
Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley Real estate market update: 1st Quarter 2019 SUMMARY: The 1st quarter trend reflected continued price softening across all regions.     To answer the question, “Is this a bubble popping,” I think not: CoreLogic reports serious mortgage delinquencies...
Here's another great post by @Amanda Davidson of Virginia.     A couple of points that really popped out to me are,Start preparing early, including hiring a REALTOR you trust.    This allows you the necessary time to finish all the preparations, not doing a series of all-nighters right before lis...
This is such a great primer about tips for attending open houses in Maryland that I wanted to reblog it because it'll be useful for buyers attending open houses here in California! The real estate agent at an open house works for the seller.  In many states, there is a sign, usually next to the s...
I'm reblogging this very thorough post with gratitude to Amanda S. Davidson!     She may be from VA & D.C. but the advice holds perfectly well here in CA!       I have seen a couple of pet photobombs that make the place look more adorable, though... Home Selling Tips – How To Prepare Your Home Fo...
 San Lorenzo Valley Women's Club sponsored recycling centers are being forced to close as soon as June 2019, as funding from Santa Cruz County comes to an end. Apparently all of our recycling used to be shipped to China, who is no longer buying our plastics.     As an environmenally - oriented st...
Occasionally I hear about someone wanting to "save" the cost of the real estate commission.    Everyone wants to save money, right?     The real question is, can a for sale by owner really save money by not hiring a REALTOR®?     Can a buyer save money by not hiring their own representation?    L...
We are in a changing market so I wanted to drill into the stats to see what current real estate trends are in the Santa Cruz area right now.    Normally I wait until the end of each quarter to write a market update, but I wanted to test the data to reveal trends early this year.    This chart sho...
Originally written by Kat Palmiotti of NY, this advice is equally great for sellers here on the West Coast.     Sellers are often surprised by how long it takes to prepare their homes for sale, and how much energy and effort it takes even when you can afford to hire help.     You are considering ...
A real estate market review for Santa Cruz County - covering 2018 and including real estate trends for 2019 in the Santa Cruz mountains regions.   This housing update includes Scotts Valley, Los Gatos mountains and the San Lorenzo Valley.SUMMARY:Just as I reported in the 3rd quarter, the 4th quar...
Around this time of year, people start asking what the next year holds for real estate.   Let’s face it – if I had a crystal ball I probably wouldn’t be working any more!   Still, having worked through some peaks and troughs in this industry, and being a constant observer of not only our local ma...

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