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Moving to a new Santa Cruz home can be a difficult transition for everyone in the family, including the furry four-legged members. Dogs and cats develop a strong bond with their environment so when they are relocated from their territory it can be stressful for them.

Keep Your Mood Calm

Pets are very tuned in to your emotions and they will sense your mood. If you are stressed out during the moving process, your cat or dog will pick up on this and it will make them anxious. Try to keep yourself calm and give your pet plenty of attention and reassurance during the process of moving.

Transporting Your Pet

A few weeks before the move, introduce your furry friend to his pet carrier so that he becomes familiar with it. It will be much less scary for him

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When it comes time to put your home on the market, you need to be prepared for the fact that you’ll be opening up your life to a whole lot of strangers. While most are actually interested in purchasing your Santa Cruz real estate, there could be a crook masquerading as a potential buyer looking to make a quick score at your open house.

Don’t fall victim to deceptive con artists! Look over the quick tips below to make sure you and your home are safe and protected:

1. Hire a licensed, reputable agent. Make sure you ask around for recommendations. Check with the state to make sure he or she is properly licensed and inquire with the better business bureau to see if there have been any complaints filed.

2. Double-check the lockbox. Reputable agents will

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If your Santa Cruz home is on the market, you know there’s an inspection in your future. With that in mind, plan to spend a week or so getting ready for the inspection.

1. Make sure the inspector has access to all areas of your Santa Cruz home. Here are some of the most important places:
a. Attic. If your attic is accessed through a closet, take time to clear away clutter so the inspector can get up there quickly and easily. Have a ladder at the ready if needed.
b. Basement. Clear everything away from the exterior walls of the basement so they can be seen.
c. Utilities. Clear around the furnace, air conditioner, water heater and circuit breaker boxes.
d. Foundation. Clear brush away from the foundation.

2. Keep electricity on. If your Santa Cruz home is

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When you see “motivated seller” in real estate listings, does that mean the sellers are desperate to sell their Santa Cruz home and are open to negotiation?  Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Do not assume it means you’re going to get the home at a bargain price.

When you see “motivated seller” in real estate listings, it could mean a wide variety of things including:

1. The seller is willing to accept a lower price or give some concessions.
2. The Santa Cruz home could be near foreclosure.
3. The sellers want to see an offer before canceling the listing.
4. It’s a marketing strategy. (In other words, it means nothing.)

Here are some tips on how to deal with motivated sellers:

1. Decide if you really want to buy the Santa Cruz home. Don’t buy it just

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