Rules of Thumb for Buying a Waterfront Luxury Property in Santa Cruz

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 12:53pm.

Buying a luxury waterfront property in Santa Cruz is an exciting time, even for experienced homebuyers. Waterfront properties in Santa Cruz are more sought after because they are a rarity, in turn this means that working with someone who is knowledgeable is even more important. That being said, there are a few rules of thumb to consider when buying a waterfront luxury property in Santa Cruz:

1. Find a real estate agent that specializes in waterfront properties

Purchasing a Santa Cruz waterfront home can be complex, so working with someone who is knowledgeable about the area and has experience dealing with waterfront luxury properties is a key success factor. Having an expert available to help you with your search can help you change course from finding your dream home, to finding your dream lifestyle.

2. Choose a location that matches your lifestyle

Often people fall in love with a beautiful home or a location, however it might not be close enough to schools or recreational amenities you love. It may sound cliché to say that real estate is all about location, but time after time it stands true. Remember not to limit your search to single waterfront development in Santa Cruz. No matter how smitten you are with a particular neighborhood, there may be other properties or developments that are better suited to serve your needs.

3. Consider the amenities of the home

While luxury waterfront properties in Santa Cruz are beautiful by default, they aren’t all made the same. Consider what you’re looking for in your dream home, such as the proximity to a nearby boat launch or swimming area. Does the property provide you with the seclusion you were hoping for? It’s easy to develop tunnel vision when you first step into an immaculate luxury home, but you need to consider if the property has everything you need.

For more helpful tips and information about buying and selling a Santa Cruz home, email me at or give me a call at 831.662.6522.

For additional real estate information, please visit my home page at

About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

Join Lauren On Social Media

Leave a Comment