Santa Cruz Real Estate News & Information

what's next for santa cruz real in 2019

The real estate market in Santa Cruz has been on such an upward trajectory for the last 10 years that many have been wondering, "how much longer"?

Well, it's finally here: 2019 should be the year when things level out into a more balanced market.

However, as we'll see, some issues remain for buyers...

National Real Estate Projections for 2019

Rapid gains over the last 10 years have erased the losses of 2008. Now we're expecting to enter a cooler market in 2019, favoring buyers a little more than in the past.

However, "greater balance" shouldn't be interpreted to mean stagnation, or even a new status quo. First, prices are still expected to rise, just at a slower rate. And second, where this slowing down goes is still unknown - it could

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305 & 307 34th ave in santa cruz, ca

Mediterranean Pleasure Point Villa

A slate path, stucco arched entryway, tiled roof, and wrought iron details on the front door and patio railing above bring Mediterranean-style to this large Pleasure Point home, which features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in the main house and a 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartment attached to the 2-car garage. The foyer has a tiled floor and graceful stairway with another wrought iron railing, illuminated by ceiling-level windows above.

The stairs lead upstairs to the open floor plan living spaces. A large, carpeted living room has recessed lights, banks of windows, and a fireplace with a custom plaster hearth along an angled corner of the room. French doors lead to a large, slate tiled deck space with plenty of additional

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The Grove, Scotts Valley CA

The Grove is a stylish community of colorful townhomes located in the gorgeous Scotts Valley of Santa Cruz County. These sleek and efficiently planned craftsman townhouses are being developed by the highly regarded City Ventures, a group focused on modern and sustainable development. The company's high-quality craftsmanship and design is evident in these contemporary yet classically charming row homes which sit behind a white picket fence and borders of lush landscaping.

Situated in a scenic and rapidly growing part of Scotts Valley, these trendy multi-hued units will allow residents to experience the modern and space-savvy living of the city in the beauty of a small mountain town.

Green Living At The Grove Townhomes For Sale

The Grove

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green home trends for 2019

"Going green" has been big news in real estate for some time now. The benefits are undeniable: less waste, more savings, and the growing appeal to an ever expanding market of environmentally conscious home buyers.

Going green isn't just about recycling your trash, turning the lights off, or the ol' brick-in-the-cistern trick. And we're also some ways past the era of simply putting a solar panel and some extra insulation on a home and calling it "green".

So, where are we in the race towards sustainability? Well 2019 is set to be great for exciting new innovations, as well as some interesting variations on older ideas.

Read on to find out more...

Green Home Construction

More and more, the drive towards greener homes is taking into

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Santa Cruz County is one of the best places to live in California. The soaring redwoods, perfect beaches, and beautiful towns combine to make this a truly special place to be in.

And it's not just Santa Cruz itself that's hogging all the glory - scattered across the area are some exceptional small communities...

Not sure where to start? Well here is a list of some of the best towns around Santa Cruz to live in or visit.

Aptos

Less than 20 minutes east of Santa Cruz, the beach town of Aptos overlooks a long stretch of beach around Soquel Cove.

The charming central village of Aptos hosts many one-of-a-kind stores, as well as some entertaining events throughout the year.

The area boasts a wide variety of properties, from beachside

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community spotlight: san lorenzo valley, california

Take a drive north of Santa Cruz along Highway 9 and you'll encounter a string of charming small towns, majestic parks, and rustic mountain homes.

The San Lorenzo Valley between Santa Cruz and the Bay Area is a treasure trove of galleries, museums, quaint stores, hiking trails, and spacious properties shaded by tall Sequoia trees. It's along these winding rounds that you'll find the perfect sanctuary from urban life.

Here you'll find a chain of closely-connected communities: Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, and Felton, each with its own unique character.

A Great Place to Live

The San Lorenzo Valley is home to a great mix of people, from professionals who commute to work at the nearby tech hubs, to artists, to families with deep roots

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investing in santa cruz real estate tips

With beautiful beaches, a charming small-town atmosphere, and plenty of real estate options, it's little wonder why Santa Cruz is one of the most popular coastal communities in California. When you invest in Santa Cruz real estate at the right time, at the right price, it is proven to be a solid investment— whether it's you're looking for something to rent out to long-term tenants or a part-time residence for yourself and short-term renters.  

Before you commit, here's what you need to know about the dos and don't of buying an investment property: 

Considerations Before Buying Your First Investment Home

Before jumping in head-first with your first investment property, there are a few things you should be aware of.

Owning investment

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5 new years resolutions for your santa cruz home you'll actually keep

Now that the holiday season is behind us, most will be looking forward to the year ahead, and to express our best hopes and plans, a few New Year's Resolutions are in order.

So, what can you do for your Santa Cruz home in the year ahead? After all, a house is not just a place where you spend a lot of your time - it's also a shelter, an investment, and a home.

With that in mind, here are some things you can do to keep your home comfortable, efficient, and looking good. And these aren't going to be big, daunting, and expensive projects or renovations either - just a few ounces of prevention, a bit of organization, and a good habit or two.

Snoop Around

The key to long term maintenance is catching problems before they arise, or when they're

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6 great ways to spend new years in santa cruz 2018/2019

Are you still wondering how to spend New Year’s Eve in Santa Cruz?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our comprehensive list of New Year’s parties and activities happening in the Santa Cruz area. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled night with drinks, five-course dinners, and sparklers or you are searching for an unconventional and unforgettable way to celebrate, we have something in our list for you.

Check out six great ways to spend New Year’s in Santa Cruz below.

Celebrate in Style

Seascape Beach Resort: New Year's Eve Party
Location: Seascape Beach Resort — 1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos
Date: December 31st, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 12:30am
Price: $150

If you love the glitz and glam of a New Year’s Eve cocktail party, you might

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