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By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Shakespeare Santa Cruz Lives On!   A few days ago I reported on the potential demise of Shakespeare Santa Cruz. They needed to raise $300,000 in donations in one week, or they would have to shut down. I am happy to report that the were able to raise over $400,000, from 2,000 donors, many of them ...

By Marcy Moyer, Probate, Trust, and Investment Specialist
(eXp Realty of California Silicon Valley Probate, Trust, and Investment Sales)
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Shakespeare Santa Cruz in Financial Trouble!   Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the 10th largest attended Shakespeare festival in the country, and a staple of the Silicon Valley theatre community since 1982 is in big trouble. The festival has an estimated 40,000 attendees every season at its' University O...

By Mike Mathiesen
(American Dream Realty)
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Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Realtor, Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz land, Santa Cruz homes, Santa Cruz listings, mls, homes, realtor SOUNDS CRAZY, but it's TRUE Real Estate in Santa Cruz is BOOMING, while the rest of the country is either stagnating or GOING DOWN. Santa Cruz Listings are doing fi...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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One day I noticed that Soquel Ave., between Branciforte & Morrissey  Blvd. seemed somehow brighter, more vibrant - it was like it happened overnight, although I am sure that is not the case. After doing a little research, I found that this stretch comes under the Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency S...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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Just by coincidence, awhile back I met Richard Beal, the author of Highway 17 (1991 The Pacific Group, Aptos, CA). When I got back to my office, I pulled the book off the shelf and began thumbing through it. What a gold mine of local history! I saw that the year I graduated high school (no hints...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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  Last Tuesday, another Realtor friend and I went to the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf for dinner at Stagnaro's. It was really wonderful and even more wonderful because many restaurants on the wharf have specials for locals on Tuesdays. (Some dinner selections for $9.99). Neither one of us had the s...

By Bobbie Nelson
(Longacre Real Estate)
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Measure T..... for 9-1-1- Service Santa Cruz City Special Mail-in Ballot Election In an emergency, every single second counts.  When you place a call to a 9-1-1 emergency call center, you expect an operator to answer immediately and help to arrive within minutes. When someone's life or health is ...

By Bob Bickers
(Bailey Properties)
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There is change in the air...  Home sales are up in Santa Cruz County and the price irrosion have slowed- maybe stopped.  Lower end homes are selling again with very attractive and safe loans available.  The mis market seems to be encouraged as well.  Even the more depressed higher density areas ...

By Bobbie Nelson
(Longacre Real Estate)
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Are you looking for a great agent in Santa Cruz to help you locate homes & beach properties for sale? I specialize in Santa Cruz Ca Real Estate, Santa Cruz Beach Homes, Aptos Real Estate, Capitola Homes, and all surrounding areas.I live and work in the area, and as an area expert I can help you l...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
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I have a short sale in Santa Cruz that was approved by the second lender in December, and they are willing to accept $1000 and eat the rest of the lost. The first lender which is saxon mortgage would not approve the same purchase price because they feel the first bpo that was done is accurate eve...

By Geneva Lawless
(Century 21 Award Real Estate)
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Let’s start back in the late 70’s when it all started. Prop 13, also known as the ‘Jarvis Gann Amendment’, was brought on by the overzealous California Tax & Spend boys up in Sacramento. They are still trying to get in your pocketbook today.Back then the average house/property tax percentage was ...

By Gregg Camp, Service with a Smile
(Property In Santa Cruz)
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Four of the larger lenders promise to help California borrowers avoid default. They will principally maintain the loan rates when the borrower got the loan and not at the reset rate for 5 years. Many of these borrowers had sub prime loans.  Our governor Schwarzenegger has been actively involved w...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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 Now this is more like it! Cold Water Classic, Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CAA couple of days ago, I posted a blog on my camera battery conking out on the Fourth Day of the Cold Water Classic. Day Four was drizzly, weather-wise, but Day Five was unbelievably beautiful - clear and warm. Day four was...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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Not a Great Photo of Steamer Lane, October 12, 2007 - 4th Day of Coldwater Classic - My Camera Battery Died. Those two "dots" in the water are surfers waiting for the waves that eventually came when my battery was COMPELTELY dead.I made the ten or fifteen minute trip across town specifically to t...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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 Upper Yacht Harbor, Santa Cruz Just Before Dusk, October 2007 (c)Another walk with my friend on a warm October early evening . . . we started at the Upper Yacht Harbor off of 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz. We quickly climbed into another world - the natural habitat known as Arana Gulch in the city of...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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 Amazing Tree in Schwann Lake Park  There are so many hidden gems in Santa Cruz County, from interesting architectural surprises around every turn to beautiful parks and amazing gardens. The other day, a friend showed me a place I had never seen before: Schwann Lake (or Lagoon) Park - a part of S...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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The Hook, September, 2007, Pleasure Point, CA September in Santa Cruz is amazing - I can't get over it.Last Saturday, one of my daughters joined me for a walk on East Cliff Drive. There were lots of surfers in the water. A beautiful day, even when waiting for the perfect set. We walked from the p...

By Patti Lyles, DIVORCE, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST
(Century 21 Showcase, REALTORS®)
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Patti Lyles reporting on Santa Cruz Real Estate The following chart shows median and average price trends plus plus unit sales for single-family homes in just the city of Santa Cruz. The chart uses a 12-month moving average to eliminate any seasonal variation. The next chart is the same as above ...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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This blog was inspired by Janet Guilbault who asked me to check out some condos on 22nd Ave. At the time, I thought to myself, "22nd Ave. is not on my radar," but I didn't think much more about it until I went to look at the condos. Right away, I realized there was no 22nd Ave. I have no idea wha...

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
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  26 th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, September 2007In November, it will be 10 years since I moved from Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz County. Living in a beach community is wonderful beyond compare. Yesterday was Labor Day, and instead of sitting in traffic for hours trying to get to a beach, I drove a co...

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