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

By any measure, residential real estate is going strong in the San Lorenzo Valley region of Santa Cruz County, from Felton through Boulder Creek. 89 homes sold in the San Lorenzo Valley* during the second quarter, a brisk pace compared to around 50 home sales during the first quarter.   Between April and June, the average…

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…

Important New Flood Law affects Santa Cruz Homeowners

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act was signed in to law Friday, March 21st by President Obama! REALTORS and other home ownership activists fought hard for this for about two years, calling and writing our Congress members and explaining the effect of recent increases in flood insurance across the country. By way of background, super storms…

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.…

San Lorenzo Valley Housing Market 2013

San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate market review 2013  The 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…

Holiday Events: Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Mountains

Here’s a guide I’ve compiled of Holiday Events in and around Santa Cruz, including Holiday Events in the San Lorenzo Valley and Holiday Events in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you don’t see your event here, please comment so everyone else can see it!    Thanks. 11/15-12/8  Theater – UCSC Theater Arts Main State – Santa Cruz Shakespear – Its…