Santa Cruz County home prices and trends: Market Update 2nd quarter 2018

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley real estate market update 2nd Quarter – through June 2018  SUMMARY: Although there are more homes for sale now, there still are not enough to create a balanced market.    Buyers are most concerned about locking in low interest rates and avoiding unexpected costs.   Sellers are most concerned about the…

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…

Santa Cruz County home prices and trends: Market Update 1st Quarter 2018

Real estate market update for Santa Cruz County: prices and trends in 2018

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…

Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley real estate report

Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley real estate prices & trends 2017-2018 This might offend a few people, but, honestly, most of the 27 affordable Santa Cruz County homes for sale (priced under $600,000) right now aren’t suitable for you, your sister, your aunt or your uncle…although a couple might work for grandparents (retirement community).…

San Lorenzo Valley real estate prices August 2017

San Lorenzo Valley home prices, Scotts Valley home prices and Santa Cruz home price changes through August 2017: PRICES   Feeling like the cooler weather and yellow leaves dancing in the light breezes of fall, average single family home prices across Santa Cruz County seem like they might level off a bit this fall.      The county’s…

Santa Cruz Real Estate Prices 2016

Here are the latest real estate prices around Santa Cruz County for the first quarter of 2016 On average, single family residence prices in Santa Cruz County rose about 10% during the first quarter over the last quarter of 2015.  As you can see in the above chart, each micro-zone is moving in a different…