Santa Cruz Real Estate Hunting Tips

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 at 1:01am.

Owning a Santa Cruz real estate is a true investment of time and money.  However, it can be very stressful and daunting to buy a property.  This is because many things are involved in the process.  You need expert advice if you want to invest in real estate.  Here are some tips that you can apply in order to get a good property.

Find a good location. When you are hunting for a Santa Cruz real estate, it is important that you consider the location of the property.  If you buy a property in good location, you will make enough gain when you resell your property.  In the real estate market, prices are determined by the location of a property.  There are factors that make a location good for real estate investment, namely,

• Accessibility
• Availability of amenities
• Crime free

List the features available in the home.  There are certain features that you will want to have in your home.  When you are buying a Santa Cruz real estate, you should first make a list of some of the basic features that you want.  The list will serve as a guide to you when you are searching for your ideal home.  If you do not have any list of the features that you want, you may overlook some.

Know about the real estate market.  The real estate market differs from place to place even though there are some common features.  You should be knowledgeable with the Santa Cruz real estate market trends, the neighborhood, buying process, home sales prices, and others, or make sure to hire a real estate agent who does.

Apply for a mortgage on time.  You have to apply for your mortgage on time.  Before you apply for it, you should have all the necessary documents required by lenders ready.  Your credit report, ID details, and statements of accounts are some of the necessary documents most lenders want.  If you have negative scores on your credit report, it is important that you go for credit repair before applying for the mortgage.

Other things that you should do include
• Inspect the home
• Hire a good real estate agent and lawyer
• Make a list of the items that are available in the home when it is listed.

If you are ready to invest some time and money to find the property that's right for you, please contact me at or 831.662.6522.

For additional real estate information, please visit my website at


Find a good location

Know about the real estate market

Apply for a mortgage on time

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.

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