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Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 11:01pm. 278 Views, 0 Comments.
What’s the best thing about owning your Santa Cruz home? Many people say it’s their yard. No matter your lifestyle, there are things you can do to improve your outdoor space and your quality of life. Here are a few ideas to help you get more enjoyment from your yard:
• Relax: Buy a lounger for sun bathing or a hammock for shade bathing
• Enjoy meals outdoors: Add a picnic table to make eating outdoors easier.
• Grow a garden: Whether it’s a vegetable, herb or flower garden there is nothing more rewarding than eating food or smelling flowers that you grew yourself. Start small if you’ve never gardened before. Like anything else, it’s easy to get burned out if you bite off more than you can chew. A few of your favorite vegetables and herbs will…
Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 12:34pm. 455 Views, 0 Comments.
Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in July, increased 3.2 percent to 97.6 from a reading of 94.6 in June, and is 12.0 percent higher than July 2008 when it was 87.1. The index is at the highest level since June 2007 when it was 100.7.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the housing market momentum has clearly turned for the better. “The recovery is broad-based across many parts of the country. Housing affordability has been at record highs this year with the added stimulus of a first-time buyer tax…