Happy first time home buyers in the Santa Cruz Mountains

It all began when I answered an incoming call, even though I didn’t recognize the phone number.     A genteel and intelligent young man began asking me some great questions about purchasing a home in the Santa Cruz mountains.    We agreed to meet soon after… I was competing with the number one real estate…

Top Ten Home Buyer Tips

Top 10 Buyer Tips Did you know that, nationwide, about 1/3 of home purchasers are first time home buyers?         Since even experienced buyers sometimes make costly mistakes, I thought a top 10 list would be valuable for you.   Some tips may seem obvious, yet, each of these lessons are from the school of hard…

San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate Prices – 2012 in review

San Lorenzo Valley Home Prices and Sales – 2012 The real estate market in the San Lorenzo Valley turned in a solid performance for 2012, with an average home sales price of $338,238, up 5% on average for the year. The key factor affecting home sales right now is a lack of inventory – the…

Home For Sale with Century 21

Oh, Rats!

Oh, Rats! This is not a blog for the squeamish! We REALTOR®s are specialists in solving problems to ensure a smooth transaction and a happy ending for our buyers and sellers.     We have to think on our feet, and go the extra mile, at a moment’s notice. Case in point:   Last Friday was close of…

CNN Money reports – Buying a Home may Never get any Cheaper

Buying a home won’t get much cheaper By Les Christie @CNNMoney May 3, 2012: 11:48 AM EST Several housing experts are predicting that this year will be the last chance for homebuyers to cash in on the weak housing market. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Buying a home may never get any cheaper than this. Several housing experts…