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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!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This stager, @kathy streib, breaks this essential home staging tip down into a 9 point to-do list!     The only thing I'll add is a follow on to #4:   make sure your door hardware OPENS easily.    It's a red flag that it's possible other things don't work as expected, if buyers are watching us st...
06/02/2018
It all began when I answered an incoming call a couple of months ago, even though I didn’t recognize the phone number.     A genteel and intelligent young man began asking me some great questions about purchasing a home in the Santa Cruz mountains.    We agreed to meet soon…I was competing with a...
05/23/2018
Here's a great article by agent Beth Atalay     This week I talked to some clients who want to sell their home.    They asked me why another house hadn't sold, and when I showed them the presentation on the MLS itI was clear.     Same price, same dark photos, same agent, all of which didn't work ...
04/27/2018
Vegas Bob and I had been corresponding for a few years about real estate in the San Lorenzo Valley, which includes the small towns of Felton, Ben Lomond, Brookdale and Boulder Creek, hidden amongst the redwoods and along the San Lorenzo River.    If you haven't been here before, we're just half a...
04/25/2018
Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley real estate market update 1st Quarter 2018Silicon Valley Homes continue to appreciate – just look at that bottom line up over 20% since last year at this time.    Consequently, many buyers have to cast a wider net to find affordable homes near the ...
04/24/2018
 Top 10 Buyer TipsDid you know that, nationwide, about 1/3 of home purchasers are first time home buyers?         Since I’ve seen even experienced buyers make costly mistakes, I thought a top 10 list would be valuable for you.   As you read these, some tips may seem obvious, yet, these lessons ar...
03/07/2018
Here is a well-written post from  Inlanta Mortgage - Madison, about the widely misunderstood home buying loan process available via the FHA.      Many potential home buyers have questions about the FHA loan and the process needed to secure a home mortgage. Some people are even confused about what...
03/02/2018
Jennifer, an agent from Florida, took the time to write a great explanation of the oh so many reasons a seller might not give a buyer a counter offer.    I'll just add that here in the Santa Cruz mountains and anywhere near the Silicon Valley or the greater SF Bay Area, sellers may have received ...
03/01/2018
Many homeowners ask me, "when is the best time to sell my home?" No matter where the house is in the greater Santa Cruz mountains area, statistics confirm that now is a great time. ATTOM Data Solutions  is a nationwide service following an incredible database array of housing information.    Earl...
02/08/2018
Here's an example of three of the more affordable homes that just sold in Boulder Creek.   Each of these home sales involved many people: starting with the sellers and the changes in their circumstances leading them to sell their property.  Next are the buyers: five new homeowners moving in to ou...
01/31/2018
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