San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate Trends

San Lorenzo Valley Home Sales, Prices and 2012 Market Trends Here in the valley, the number of homes selling is on the rise compared to the same period last year.   But, the market continues to be dominated by short sales and REOs (sales of bank owned, foreclosed properties), which is dragging prices a little bit…

Fun stuff to do around Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, and the San Lorenzo Valley

Fun stuff to do: San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz  February 25th – Saturday – the 31st annual Clam Chowder Cook Off Tastings start at 1 pm at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, featuring 70+ cooking teams; winners announced at 4 pm    Attendance is free, but a Ballot and Tasting Kit cost $9    www.beachboardwalk.com/clamchowder…

Banks settle Robo Signing Charges for $25 Billion

Landmark settlement announced against banks for robo signing foreclosures: $12 Billion for California mortgage principal reductions After months of negotiations, 5 major banks settled charges of fraudulently signing foreclosure documents by agreeing to pay $25 Billion dollars out to homeowners and people who lost their homes to foreclosure over the next 3 years.     Further lawsuits and actions…