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…

LAPP – How to legalize home additions or improvements done without a permit in rural Santa Cruz County

Want to legalize home additions or improvements done without a permit in the San Lorenzo Valley? At an early January 2015 town hall meeting in Felton, Santa Cruz County Planning Department officials presented their new streamlined process for homeowners to address additions, modifications, and improvements that were done without permit in the rural areas of…

San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate market update – 1st Quarter 2014

San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate prices 2014 The average price of a single family home was $438,476 during the first quarter of 2014, up about 3.8% over the average of $422,468 in the 4th quarter of 2013.   SLV home prices are  about 26.5% higher than the $346,460 average during the first quarter of last year (Q1-2013). How does…

San Lorenzo Valley home prices rose dramatically in 2013 + January 2014 Results

2013 San Lorenzo Valley real estate market was amazing!      The average San Lorenzo Valley home price in 2013 was $417,729, an increase of 23% over 2012 at $338,238.    320 homes sold, an increase of 7% over 2012. The best news is that the percentage of short & bank owned sales declined to 28%*, reflecting the national trend of rising…

14 Tips for Santa Cruz Mountains Home Sellers

Here’s a list of things you the seller can control, to help your Santa Cruz property sell faster and for more money.  A little extra investment of time and energy will make your property more interesting to more buyers…and more interested buyers often gets you a higher sales price! Clean!   Nothing sells a well-priced home like sparkling cleanliness.…