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Best Schools in Santa Cruz, CABest Elementary SchoolsHappy Valley Elementary SchoolHappy Valley Elementary School is the top-performing elementary school in the district. The school has 132 students and offers classes between the 1st and 6th grade-level. The average Mathematics test score of the ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
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WHAT IS THE SEWER LATERAL INSPECTION ORDINANCE IN SANTA CRUZ? This year in 2019 we have a new ordinance in both the city and county of Santa Cruz that mandates that the sewer lateral of a home be inspected and repaired at point of sale.  In this post I will go over what a sewer lateral is and how...

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Beaches in Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, like many other cities in California, offers beautiful beaches facing the Pacific Ocean. These beaches provide ideal family-friendly outing opportunities where you can enjoy sunny days with family or friends. If you are planning to go out, our post offers a he...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
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AFFORDABLE HOMES NEAR THE SILICON VALLEY: With average single family home prices of $1 to $1.5 million across the Bay Area, affordability concerns continue to push people who work in the Silicon Valley to seek affordable housing anywhere within about an hour’s commute.   The San Lorenzo Valley sp...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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THE CLEAN OCEANS MURAL PROJECT IN SANTA CRUZ The Clean Oceans Mural is currently started in Santa Cruz right on Mission Street! At 600 feet this wil be the largest mural completed in Santa Cruz. The concept is to bring awareness to the health of our oceans. Head artist and director Taylor Reinhol...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
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CAPITOLA TWILIGHT CONCERTS - WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN THE SUMMMER - FREE MUSICThe City of Capitola puts on free concerts every Wednesday night in the summertime from 6 to 8 pm at the Esplanade Park Bandstand.  This is right by the beach in Capitola and is a family friendly event.  It is a fun to go ear...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
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CROWS NEST BEACH PARTY SCHEULDE 2019 - FREE CONCERTS ON THE BEACH IN SANTA CRUZ!Santa Cruz has some much free entertainment during the summer and year rounds.   The Crow's Nest Beach Parties are an local favorite held on the beach in front of the Crow's Nest Restaurant starting at 5:30 pm Thursda...

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Closing Costs in Santa CruzClosing Costs are the fees and expenses that buyers and sellers can expect to pay for when buying or selling homes. There are many costs involved in a real estate transaction aside from the actual price of the property. You will want to know these fees, especially if yo...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
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Lost Boys June 19 Open Beach Boardwalk Free Movie Nights  Love movies? Love the beach? Love free fun?    Then mark June 19 on the calendar as "The Lost Boys" opens the summer 2019 season of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Free Movie Nights. On Wednesdays at 9:00 pm from June 19 through August 14, ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalkby Michelle Carr-Crowe, Silicon Valley expert and San Jose real estate agentLooking for some FREE fun on the weekends this summer? Whether you live in Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County, just call some friends, pack a beach blanket, ...

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Cost of Living in Santa Cruz, CACost of Living IndexCost of living is the day to day expenses a household has to spend at a given time in order to maintain a good quality of life in a particular area. There are several factors affecting the total amount including housing price, utilities, transpo...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
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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...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
(Century 21 Showcase REALTORs)
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 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...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
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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...

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Santa Cruz, CA Market Report for 2018Santa Cruz County in California is a coastal region of cities, unincorporated communities, and nature preserves on the western coast of the country, located south of San Jose and San Francisco. It is known for its beautiful beaches, nature preserves, small tow...

By M.C. Dwyer, Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist
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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...

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Zayante, California Community Information and Market ReportReal Estate in Zayante, CaliforniaZayante is a residential neighborhood in Santa Cruz County, California. Located in the Santa Cruz Valley region, the Zayante community is in a hillside region surrounded by densely forested surroundings. ...

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Watsonville, California Community Information and Market ReportReal Estate in Watsonville, CaliforniaThe city of Watsonville is a large population center approximately 20 miles east of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California. The city is primarily a residential and commercial center supportin...

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Soquel, California Community Information and Market ReportReal Estate in Soquel, CaliforniaSoquel is an unincorporated area and census-designated place located east of Downtown Santa Cruz, California. The community is bordered by the Live Oak neighborhood to the west, Capitola to the south, and A...

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Scotts Valley, California Community Information and Market ReportReal Estate in Scotts Valley, CaliforniaScotts Valley is a mid-sized city of approximately 11,000 residents in the upland slopes of Santa Cruz Mountains in Santa Cruz County, California. The city runs along the Santa Cruz Highway wh...

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