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Things are going to get back to normal.

It's been a tumultous year to say the least, but businesses and everyday people across the nation have demonstrated a resiliancy and true innovative spirit. It's inspiring!

With that spirit in mind, let's continue our ongoing feature that highlights some of the incredible Santa Cruz businesses that are thriving and set to continue thriving well into the future.

The Bagelry

Downtown Santa Cruz - 320-A Cedar Street
Midtown Santa CRuz - 1636 Seabright Avenue
Soquel Village - 4763 Soquel Drive

The Bagelry's main location is in downtown Santa Cruz, but bagel fans will find other convenient location across Seabright and into nearby Soquel.

The traditional style of bagels made…

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These days, homebuyers are looking for many specific features and benefits when they are purchasing a new house. However, some of the most popular features are of the eco-friendly variety.

In today’s world, energy consumption is something that is on everyone’s mind. Eco-friendly living is a great way to save money, help the environment, and live a happy and healthy life too! If you’re committed to sustainable living, why not start with the house you live in.

Here are 5 things to look for when purchasing an eco-friendly home:

1. Make Sure Your REALTOR® is on Board

Years ago, people were not as concerned with the environment or being eco-friendly. If you asked a REALTOR® to help you find an eco-friendly home, you would most likely get some…

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You’ve found the perfect home for sale in Santa Cruz and a mortgage loan with the best interest rate you can find. What’s next in the home buying experience?


It's time to sign the contracts, ensure the contingencies are covered, and pay your portion of the closing costs.

But what exactly are closing costs?

These are the most common closing costs in Santa Cruz real estate (click for a full description of each):

  • Title Fees
  • Recording Fees
  • Appraisal Fee
  • Mortgage Application Fee
  • Inspection Fees
  • Points
  • Brokerage Commission
  • Underwriting Fees
  • Property Tax

Understanding Home Buyer Closing Costs

While working with a real estate agent comes at no cost to you as a buyer, there are still fees you may be…

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3 lesser known santa cruz neighborhoods worth considering

The real estate market in Santa Cruz is booming. This seaside city in northern California has become increasingly popular in recent years, as an appealing alternative to other nearby big cities like San Francisco or San Jose.

The appeal of Santa Cruz is instantly clear. Residents love the fresh, salty air from the ocean each morning as well as the towering redwoods that habitate the state parks that border the community.

Join us as we explore a few of the lesser-known Santa Cruz neighborhoods that you may not have considered, but probably should.

Ben Lomond

The small community of Ben Lomond is set in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, just north of the city of Santa Cruz. The wonderful mountain community provides a welcome respite,…

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