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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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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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