Santa Cruz Real Estate

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how to set up a legal short-term rental  in your Santa Cruz home

Short-term vacation rentals are a great source of income for homeowners in Santa Cruz. However, the city council is starting to crack down on many properties that don’t necessarily follow all the rules and regulations for short-term vacation rentals. Although the industry for vacation rentals is not largely regulated, changes could be on the way that could make a big difference to your vacation rental property.

Here are some tips for setting up a legal vacation rental in your home:

Do the Proper Research

Before renting your vacation property, it’s important to do the proper research and determine if you are allowed to rent it out. Check with the city and county codes for any notices on short-term vacation rentals. A good way to do this is by

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community spotlight, rio del mar

Located in the Aptos area of California, just a short distance east of Santa Cruz, the neighborhood of Rio Del Mar overlooks the waters of Monterey Bay from its winding streets and rolling bluffs. Homes in Rio Del Mar display a varied range of California beachside properties, from frame-and-board cottages, to modernist bungalows, to Spanish-revival haciendas. Balconies and walkways are common for talking in the beautiful ocean or fairway views.

Community Attractions in Rio Del Mar, CA

From Rio Del Mar you can descend to Rio, Platform or Beer Can beach to enjoy miles of sandy shores, grassy banks, and surf-friendly waves. Or, visit the world-class Seascape Golf Club for a round of golf. Rio Del Mar's many ridges and valleys are full of surprising

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If you're looking for an investment property in Santa Cruz, then you're looking in the right place. Whether you're looking for a rental, or vacation property, or second home, the Santa Cruz real estate market has a lot of opportunities for building your wealth.

However, as with any property investment, the costs and risks are significant, so you'll want to make the decision carefully and based on the best information available. Still on board?

Here we'll discuss some of the factors to consider when looking for an investment property in Santa Cruz, as well as the best areas to go for.

Click here to jump directly to the list of recommended investment communities around Santa Cruz, or keep reading for more information on buying investment

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There are many great reasons to sell your home in the spring. The biggest of these is the weather - not only are more people out and looking for homes, but homes look a lot better too.

So, spring tends to be the time when we see a lot more homes on the market, and a lot more people buying them. What's the downside?

Competition. You're going to have to work a bit harder to make your home stand out from the rest. To help you along, here's a list of 4 areas where you can focus to ensure that your home sells in a timely manner, and at a price that's good for you.

Let's get started.

1) Right Time, Right Price

When people are ready to buy something, usually the final decision comes down to that "something" appearing at the right time and

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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.

3035 & 307 34th ave in santa cruz, caThe 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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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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