Santa Cruz County is most notable for its beautiful beaches, its vibrant atmosphere, and the abundance of things to do! If you’re in the market for a home in this area, there are plenty of options available in the numerous coastal communities and beyond. 


But what if you’re not exactly sure where you’d like to settle? Do I want a forested escape or a seaside retreat? What can I get for my budget? These are important questions to ask! Keep reading as we answer what $2,000,000 can get you in two very desirable Santa Cruz County areas: Aptos and Santa Cruz.


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Santa Cruz

The county seat of Santa Cruz County, this beautiful city is one of the most desirable places to live in the area. It’s home to a plethora of shops and restaurants…

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Birthdays, holidays, weddings—these are all occasions that can sort of stress us out. Even if it’s someone we’re close to, many of us struggle with the age-old conundrum, “What do I get them as a gift?”

The moving process can also be a big headache, especially for a first-time homeowner. Real estate in the beautiful city of Santa Cruz is highly sought-after. If someone you know has recently purchased their first home, then this is a huge step. But again, we’re left the question of what to give them as a congratulatory gift!

Forget an awkward bottle of wine, here are our top picks for some of the best gifts you can give a first-time Santa Cruz area homeowner!


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Small Kitchen Appliances Or Cookware

Some of us like to give gifts that…

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It’s the start of a new year. From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy 2023! 

The last few months seemed like they flew by; one moment it was the beginning of autumn, and the next moment we were counting down to welcome 2023 with fireworks. Before you know it, the first few months of the new year will fly by, and it’ll be the end of spring. That’s why now is the best time to make some resolutions for your Santa Cruz area home.

Here’s our list of three simple and easy New Year’s resolutions for your home, that everyone can keep!

Take The Time To Organize

One of the most important things you should do this year… is also the one that many people love to put off. Although this might be a quick and simple task for some,…

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