As a society, it seems like we’ve gotten away from appreciating our Santa Cruz homes for their emotional and sentimental worth. Instead, we focus solely on their monetary value.
An appraiser can estimate a Santa Cruz home's monetary value, but to gain a true concept of your home’s worth, you must also take into consideration:
1. Pride of ownership. You don’t buy a pair of Prada shoes because you’re going to be able to resell them and make a profit. You buy them because they make you look good and feel good.
2. Security and stability. Your home provides a roof over your head that’s in your control. You can decorate it how you want. You don’t have to worry about a landlord selling the property or asking you to move out. In the “olden days” (or…