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best places to live in Santa Cruz if you love the beach

There are so many reasons why people choose to relocate to Santa Cruz.

Some come for the ancient redwood forests. And others come for the relaxed lifestyle.

But out of all the possible reasons why homebuyers choose to live in Santa Cruz the most common is to be near the beach.

Santa Cruz is famous for its gorgeous white sand beaches that expand for miles along the coast line. These beaches are not only perfect for anything from suntanning to surfing.

And so much of the Santa Cruz lifestyle has to do with our beaches.

So if you’re on the hunt for a home, here are the best places to live in Santa Cruz if you love the beach:


Located to the east of the San Lorenzo River, Seabright is one of the most popular waterfront

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Buying a home in Santa Cruz during the coronavirus pandemic

It’s possible to say that every single industry in America has been affected by COVID-19. This is especially true for those in California.

Because of the virus, many businesses in Santa Cruz have had to shut their doors indefinitely. And others have had to completely reinvent the way they retail.

And that’s exactly what’s happening with the real estate industry.

Buying a home during this pandemic is a little different than it once was since buyers can no longer visit open houses or walk through properties as freely as they once could, but the real estate industry in Santa Cruz has been classified as an essential business, which means that we can help you buy or sell a home during this time.

Here is a complete guide to buying a home in

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New construction vs resale homes in santac cruz california

The homebuying process can be difficult.

When looking for a home, there are so many things to consider, such as location, homestyle, and budget. And another important aspect to consider is whether you want to buy resale or new construction.

Santa Cruz real estate has a generous mix of both resale and new construction homes, giving homebuyers plenty of choice.

But what’s the difference between one and the other? Which is better?

Believe it or not, there are crucial differences between the two home styles—all of which could make you rethink what’s best for you.

Here are the differences between buying a resale vs. new construction home in Santa Cruz, CA:

Energy Efficiency and Green Building

Energy efficiency is becoming a high

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how to get your santa cruz home open house ready

Spring is the best time of year to sell your home in Santa Cruz.

The school year is wrapping up and homebuyers are starting their home searches for the summer.

This means that there’s no better time to list your home and to host an open house!

Open houses are the best way to get potential homebuyers into your home so that they can see it for all its worth.

And since it’s important to make a good impression, you’ll want to prepare your home for this event.

Follow these tips on how to get your Santa Cruz home open house ready so you can make the most out of your event:

Clean Anything and Everything

Tidying up your home before an open house may seem obvious. But it requires a little more effort than just vacuuming and doing the

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 Staging your Santa Cruz Home

In Santa Cruz’s competitive real estate market, you need all the tools you can get to sell your home quickly and for the best price possible.

One of the most useful tools is a firm marketing strategy. And the best way to market a home is to make it attractive to all types of homebuyers.

This is where staging comes in.

Staging is one of the biggest advantages you can give your home in the Santa Cruz market because it puts your space above and beyond the average.

But does staging actually work? Is it worth all the money spent?

Learn the facts behind the myths about professionally staging your Santa Cruz home:

MYTH #1: Professional Home Stagers are Too Expensive

Fact: Professional home staging is more affordable than you think. The

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San Lorenzo Valley real estate

Take a drive north of Santa Cruz along Highway 9 and you'll encounter a string of charming small towns, majestic parks, and rustic mountain homes.

The San Lorenzo Valley between Santa Cruz and the Bay Area is a treasure trove of galleries, museums, quaint stores, hiking trails, and spacious properties shaded by tall Sequoia trees. It's along these winding rounds that you'll find the perfect sanctuary from urban life.

Here you'll find a chain of closely-connected communities: Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, and Felton, each with its own unique character.

Buying a Home in San Lorenzo Valley

From a real estate perspective, the San Lorenzo Valley is one of the most diverse places in Santa Cruz County.

You can find anything from

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scotts valley vs soquel california

What makes Santa Cruz such an interesting place to live is that every single one of its neighborhoods has its own unique vibe.

The colorful town of Capitola seems otherworldly when compared to the natural landscapes of Aptos.

Though, when comparing Soquel and Scotts Valley, they seem quite similar.

Both neighborhoods are located at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains and have easy access to beautiful redwood forests.

Even so, they are completely unique.

Learn more about the differences between Soquel and Scotts Valley so you can buy a home in the ideal neighborhood for you.

Community Vibe

Both Soquel and Scotts Valley have similar community vibes thanks to their inland locations.

They attract nature-lovers and

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As of late, the tech industry has been booming.

Both Fortune 500 companies and startups have been flooding the market with innovative technology that consumers can't seem to keep their hands off of.

This surge in the tech industry has created over one million tech jobs in California alone. The Bay Area accounts for over 800,000 of them.

Although San Francisco is the western hub for technology, it's becoming harder and harder for young professionals to live in the city because of its high cost of living.

As San Francisco becomes unrealistic for tech workers, many have been looking to nearby cities where they can buy a home and settle down.

Santa Cruz has become an extremely popular place for tech workers, not only because of its

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for your Santa Cruz home

The time has come!

Fall is the best part of the year to take care of the little things around your property that will make a big difference for you and your home. The change of season in Santa Cruz isn’t as drastic in comparison to other parts of the country but it’s still important to perform some routine home maintenance to your Santa Cruz home.

Here are some reminders on how to prep your home for the cooler months. You’ll save money, time, and maybe even the safety of your home and livelihood.

Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

Autumn is the best time of year to get your California lawn back to beautiful shape. Here’s a list of ways you can prep your grass for spring:

  • Patch dead or damages spots: Remove the old turf, dig up 3 to 6
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With October coming to a close, the fall season is officially upon us. This means an influx of pumpkin-flavored baked goods, hot apple cider, and spooky movies.

But that’s not all:

Fall is an excellent time of year to sell your Santa Cruz home. As the holidays quickly approach, buyers who have been waiting all summer for the perfect new home will be more eager to find a property that fits their needs.

While buyers will have less autumnal options in terms of Santa Cruz real estate inventory, it’s important to use the fall season to your advantage as a home seller. Allow your home to stand out from the crowd with unique curb appeal and cozy accoutrements.

Here are some tips for staging your Santa Cruz home this fall to help ensure a quick

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