Santa Cruz County Safe Structures Program: LIAP

In an effort to provide safer, affordable housing, Santa Cruz County Building and Planning Department just released a new program called the Safe Structures Program.    (The program used to be called LIAP: Limited Immunity Amnesty Program.) This program lets property owners who have unpermitted housing structures work with County officials to add health, habitability,…

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

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 Home Prices, Scotts Valley and SLV Home Prices, 2nd Quarter 2016

Here is a summary of San Lorenzo Valley, Los Gatos Mountains, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz home prices. PRICES   Average single family home prices in Santa Cruz County rose about 1% during the second quarter of 2016, following an increase of about 10% during the first quarter.     Some communities and price brackets remain “hot”…

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…

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…