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5 most affordable communities in santa cruz to buy a home

Recently, Santa Cruz was named one of the five least affordable real estate markets in the United States of America.

A median home in Santa Cruz would run someone approximately $650,000. Over 100 percent of a families wages would go towards paying their mortgage. With all this negativity towards purchasing homes in Santa Cruz, we’re going to bring a little positivity to the process. You might be asking yourself, is there affordable housing in Santa Cruz?

The short answer? Absolutely.

Here are the top five most affordable communities in Santa Cruz to buy homes:

Watsonville, CA

Located at the southern end of Santa Cruz County, Watsonville is known for its rich agricultural heritage. Moreover, it is a hotbed for berries. This “small” town

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Why Winter Is A Great Time to Buy A Home in Santa Cruz

Now that we’re well into November, are you starting to lose hope in your Santa Cruz home search?

Think again.

Even with Santa Cruz’s mild temperatures and gorgeous year-round landscaping, it seems as though sellers and buyers alike choose to hit pause on their real estate journeys until springtime rolls around. The holiday season often puts a stall on the Santa Cruz real estate market, but this can mean more opportunity for the determined and flexible buyer.

While there may be less inventory available, winter can be an ideal time to buy in Santa Cruz; you might just find your dream home at the right price.

If you’re planning to halt your Santa Cruz real estate search until the new year, here are just a few reasons to reconsider.

Santa

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100 zanzibar drive, aptos CA

Seascape Elegance

This gracious 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in Aptos is surrounded by mature trees and easy-care landscaping. The front door opens to an elegant living room with a dramatic wood-burning fireplace with a custom mantle, hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, recessed lights, and oversized windows framing the trees outside.

Steps lead up to an airy, open great room that combines family/dining/kitchen areas. There are hardwood floors throughout, an angled ceiling with a skylights and ceiling fan, more recessed lighting, and a trio of French doors and windows opening to the spacious patio outside. Echoing the different levels inside, the patio has wide, graceful steps between several levels, a patio set up for outdoor dining and entertaining,

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5 Fall Home Staging Tips For Your Santa Cruz Home

With October coming to a close, the fall season is officially upon us. This means an influx of pumpkin-flavored baked goods, hot apple cider, and spooky movies.

But that’s not all:

Fall is an excellent time of year to sell your Santa Cruz home. As the holidays quickly approach, buyers who have been waiting all summer for the perfect new home will be more eager to find a property that fits their needs.

While buyers will have less autumnal options in terms of Santa Cruz real estate inventory, it’s important to use the fall season to your advantage as a home seller. Allow your home to stand out from the crowd with unique curb appeal and cozy accoutrements.

Here are some tips for staging your Santa Cruz home this fall to help ensure a quick

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Community Spotlight: Seascape

 

Looking for a change of scenery?

Just south of Rio del Mar lies the coastal gem of Seascape, along with its gorgeous selection of elegant homes bordering the beachfront.

If you dream of waking up to sprawling ocean views and vibrant greenbelt parkways, Seascape real estate was made for you.

These lavish Seascape homes for sale present the rare opportunity to revel in West Coast beauty, while maintaining convenient distance to every amenity you might desire, including top-rated restaurants, golf courses, grocery stores, and schools.

Gorgeous Seascape Real Estate

Boasting the largest inventory of beachfront homes in the entire Santa Cruz region, Seascape homes for sale are the perfect solution for those seeking the everpresent

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Seacliff Beach Getaway

This cozy 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo is in a great location near Seacliff State Beach, conveniently close to Highway 1 and Aptos cafés, stores, and restaurants. The living/dining room features easy-care laminate floors.

A fireplace with a brick hearth and arched frame add warmth to the room, while an angled two-story ceiling adds light and a feeling of space. The dining area looks through sliding doors to the fenced private patio and includes an alcove with built-in shelves and a discreet desk set-up that can be tucked away when not in use.

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Sleek Design Features & A Highly Livable Floorplan167

The well-lit kitchen has clean white cabinets and appliances, contrasting with sleek granite

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1109 Sutherland Lane, Capitola CA 

Eco-friendly Elegance

This second-story Capitola condo is on a sunny, private corner over a two-car shared garage and surrounded by quiet streets and well-maintained landscaping. A spacious deck with plenty of room for container gardening and extra entertaining frames the entrance.

Inside, skylights and windows with plantation shutters add natural light to the living room, playing off the recessed lights and warm, new cork floors. A ceiling fan circulates the ocean breezes.

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Wonderfully Elegant Interior Features

living room, interior, 1109 Sutherland Lane, Capitola CAThe open kitchen/dining area adjacent to the living room has a dining nook and separate breakfast bar, custom Sequoia wood cabinets (including several with glass doors that surround built-in wine

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2607 Willowbrook Lane, Aptos CA

Modern Aptos Condo

This attractive 2-bedroom, 1-bath condo in Aptos is full of special touches that make the most of the space and setting. The open living/dining room has laminate floors, a dramatic angled ceiling that extends to the second floor, and light from many sources: large windows, sliding doors to a deck, skylights, and recessed lights.

A cozy gas fireplace nestles in its tile hearth, warming both the living and dining rooms from two sides.

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Incredible Interior Features Throughout

2607 willowbrook interior, aptos CAThe kitchen has bright white cabinets, offset by concrete counters and sleek stainless appliances, including an under-cabinet microwave to free up more counter space. The kitchen opens to the dining room and has a

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I understand—it's easy to fall in love with Santa Cruz.

For me, it's the amazing beaches and ocean views that make this a great place to own a home, but I'm always surprised by the seemingly endless list of reasons that people have for staying here.

Whether it's touring our local surf spots, or the wineries nestled in redwood-covered hills, there's something for everyone in Santa Cruz. So, it's no surprise that out-of-town buyers are increasingly looking to Santa Cruz for that dream vacation home.

If this sounds like you, let's take a moment to put aside dreams of family BBQs, sightseeing trips, and lazy beach days.

Buying a second property is an important decision, so here are three questions that you should consider before buying a Santa

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Top 3 Santa Cruz Neighborhoods for Growing Families

Santa Cruz is home to an impeccable public school system and a highly rated health care system to boot, making it an ideal location for family life. Before you embark on your real estate search in Santa Cruz, check out this list of Santa Cruz neighborhoods for growing families - and gain insight on the best communities to suit your family's needs.

Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley is currently experiencing rapid development in regards to new construction homes and retail opportunities. Located just 6 miles from the iconic beaches of Santa Cruz, and 30 minutes from San Jose’s Silicon Valley, this family-oriented neighborhood offers a substantial assortment of single-family homes to discover.

Young families are especially attracted to Scotts Valley

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