Buying Santa Cruz homes when you live in another state or country can be challenging. Here are a few simple ideas to help make things a little less hectic.
• Investigate online. Most people know to search for Santa Cruz homes online, but what about searching for a neighborhood? Although you can’t search each and every individual neighborhood, you can research almost any city online. This gives you a pretty good idea of what the area has to offer in the way of schools, shopping and safety.
• Hire a buyer’s agent. While you’re searching online, your buyer’s agent can search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for you. She or he can email newly listed properties to you daily.
• Use your buyer’s agent as your eyes, ears and nose. When you find