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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Santa Cruz Art League: Small Wonders Santa Cruz Art League  will be hosting their newest exhibit Small Wonders from December 12th until January 4th. Small Wonders will feature the works of several local artists as they each submit up to three pieces of art for the exhibit. This will be a great ch...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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As the holidays approach and the festivities increase there are numerous events taking place in the runup to the end of the year. The Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train is one such event occuring this weekend, December 7th and many other weekends through December.   The Holiday Lights Train is a sta...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
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Most people would probably not drive 3 to 4 hours to Santa Cruz to catch the Aimee Mann Christmas Show but what are you gonna do when she doesn't come to Sacramento and you would love to see her? Then again, if you've never thought of Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime as a torture song, yo...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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The California Association of Realtors has released new data on just what it takes these days to secure a client for yourself and your real estate firm. Among buyers that the California Association of Realtors surveyed 30% said that the reputation of the firm and agent was one of the biggest fact...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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The California Association of Realtors has released new data on the attitudes millennials have towards their first home purchase. While many millennials are current  renting, purchasing a home is still important to a large percentage of the cohort.  Check out the infographic below for all the det...

By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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This past week, I took a trip to Wilder Ranch State Park, which is located just north of the city of Santa Cruz.  What  a delightful surprise.  Miles and mile of hiking trails, and the park is extremely friendly to bicyclists and horseback riders as well.  The view from the cliffs (aka "The Bluff...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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This Saturday will mark the 21th year that the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains will be having their passport days. Passport days were created in 1993 order to celebrate the rich history of the wingrowers, vintners and families that make up the tradition of winegrowing in the Santa Cruz Mo...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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The warm summer days in Santa Cruz may have passed, but for surfers around the world the crisp fall air signals the time to shred the waves at Steamer Lane. The format for this years Coldwater Classic will follow the format from 2013's competition where 16 unsponsored surfers will compete for the...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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The California Association of Realtors has released some new data on the optimism of home buyers over the last few years in regards to home prices. Take a look at the infographic below to get the full details on the new data released by CAR.   If you are interested in more information about Santa...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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On October 5th a special auction will be held to sell of beautiful redwood slabs from a redwood tree that fell in December of 2012 in the forests of Big Sur. The wood from this fallen behemoth has been carefully harvested and ten pieces will go up for auction to benefit the Henry Miller Memorial ...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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The California Association of Realtors has released some new data on the ways in which buyers are leveraging social media when they are looking to buy a new home. To start the number of Californians using social media to research homes has increased year over year from 2011's 52% of buyers to 201...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Celebrating the combination for art, wine, music and food, the Capitola Art & Wine Festival fills Capitola Village with thousands people indulging in some of life’s simple pleasures with family and friends. This year on September 13 & 14, over 160 artist and 23 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries will d...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Santa Cruz county is seeing a construction boom as more developments are being planned and built. Brooks Properties, a construction firm here in Santa Cruz, is working on a new set of homes off of De Laveaga Park Road. This new housing development consists of 13 new single family homes running ne...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Every year for Labor Day weekend the Begonia Festival is held in Capitola. The Begonia Festival began in 1952 and is now celebrating its 62nd year in existence, a long history is at the center of the festival. The festival features an array of fun family friendly activities. Some of the events he...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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You have just bought your first home making the transition away from renting to buying. You are finishing packing your moving truck ready to make some big moves as you check your rearview mirror, your gas tank and set out... up the block to your new home! The California Association of realtors ha...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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55+ Home for Sale - Villa Santa Cruz Co-Op Park 2435 Felt Street,  Santa Cruz, CA 95062   Located in one of the best 55+ Senior Parks in Santa Cruz where you own the land - this is a Co-op Park with low monthly HOA dues.  The amenities in this 55+ Senior Park in  Santa Cruz include:  Swimming Poo...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Data collected from the sale of homes in Santa Cruz in May has shown that the median home price in Santa Cruz has risen to its highest value since February 2008. The median home price in Santa Cruz county now sits at $675,000. This data confirms the trend of steady price increases for homes in Sa...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Last year 1 in 5 homeowners began work on some sort of home improvement or remodeling project. These new projects ran that gamut from simple paint jobs all the way to new additions to their homes.  The California Association of Realtors has released some data on the kinds of projects that these h...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Despite the harsh economy for millenials, many still view a home as a great financial tool for their increased security. With high debt loads and tight credit for lending institutions millenials are still looking to make that first home purchase and the data suggests that many are making the jump...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Santa Cruz Wharf to Wharf Race Every year, runners from around the world come together in Santa Cruz to run the 6 mile Wharf to Wharf Race. This event draws elite running athletes from all over the world as they compete to be the first to cross the finish line in a race going from Santa Cruz to t...

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