Santa Cruz County

multigenerational House Hunter – Spotting a Multigenerational Fixer in Santa Cruz! [Virtual Tour Video] So you say you are looking for a home where you can: 1) add value 2) build “sweat equity” 3) move the entire family 4) convenient location on the Santa Cruz Eastside 5) Walking distance to restaurants, shops and hospital. Let me know if you’re interested… I’d love to help a buyer write a winning […]
Buyers House Hunter Silicon Valley: 3 listings in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Sept 25, 2020) Today  we feature three properties in Redwood Estates, Ben Lomond, and Los Gatos mountains that allow multi-generational housing, acreage for spreading out and the proximity of being near major tech hubs and headquarters. The properties in Santa Cruz Mountains offer exceptional views, peace & tranquility – what better place to gather family with a sprawling […]
Alameda August 24 2020 – Wildfires in Bay Area & Creating a Wildfire Safety Plan [Video]  Today in this video we share the areas of the wildfires in the Greater SF Bay Area. We also discuss the importance of creating a Wildfire Safety Plan for Older Adults who are living alone. Also, please note that if you and your family have evacuated Intero has a special discount with Country Inn […]
Housing Market Strong Demand for Housing Continues Despite COVID Here’s the latest from MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions – Single-Family Homes Market Overview The SF Bay Area real estate market continued to show its strength during July, even in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. Median prices again rose across all five MLSListings counties compared to July 2019; the lowest gain was 7% […]
Economy Multi-Generational Housing On The Rise And Co-Living Arrangements In The SF Bay Area In recent years co-living has gained popularity not only in younger 20’s demographics, but attracting popularity for 50+ Boomer generation. Typically, seniors who opt for the co-living lifestyle as homeowners enjoy additional income from roommates and companionship! What’s the difference between Co-Living versus Co-Housing? In co-living people without family ties choose to cohabitate in a […]
Buyers Market Where Are People Coming From in Santa Cruz County? Do you wonder where the people are coming from when they move to Santa Cruz County? Santa Clara County Alameda County  San Mateo County Los Angeles County Contra Costa County
Housing Market Are People Really Leaving San Francisco For The Suburbs? [Video]   Here’s my latest vlog post – I hope you and your family are doing well, staying healthy. One of the first trends that became evident when quarantines began was the large number of young professionals who had gone home to wait out the virus with their parents. Having left the cities where they work […]
Housing Market Market Report – June 16th, 2020 (Coming out of CVD19 dip as stats begin to normalize) Looking at today’s Santa Clara County inventory we’re seeing some ‘normalization’ as we are approaching mid-June. Looking locally at Santa Clara County, here’s a comparison of the last two years with this year’s Active and Pending listings. Blue indicates 2918 (which was a banner year, partially due to the low inventory), Orange indicated last year […]
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Capitola Small Business Showcase: Donut Station in Capitola [Video] Local small businesses are struggling. The once bustling Donut Station was the morning spot for parents to stop and buy boxes of donuts for schools, churches, work. I know through personal experience, bringing a pink box of a dozen donuts for colleagues to take ‘over the hill’ makes people’s day a little brighter, especially when […]
Market Report SF Bay Area Real Estate Market Doesn’t Stop After Shelter-In-Place The San Francisco Bay Area real estate market had begun to rebound in the first two months of the year 2020, with strong buyer demand, often with multiple offers, after a flattening of prices in 2019. But the shelter-in-place (SIP) and stock market tumble caused by uncertainty of the pandemic slowed  listings and sales. Just […]
Articles Will The Corona Virus Create A Housing Crisis …And Our New Norms Concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on the global and local economy are real. They’re scary too as the health and wellness of our friends, families, and loved ones are high on everyone’s emotional radar. While we don’t know the exact impact the virus will have on the housing market, we do know that […]
Housing Market Q4 2019 Market Overview of Santa Cruz County – from MLS Listings Q4 2019 Santa Cruz County Market • Median sales prices for single-family homes in Santa Cruz County hit the highest Q4 level ever at $888,725. • Overall, the market is a bit tighter than it was at this time last year, with fewer new listings and less inventory. The number of sales decreased just slightly […]
Local Hidden Treasures Local Hidden Treasures: Laguna Creek Beach [VIDEO] Hey #SiliconValley! Welcome to the weekend~ If you’re looking for a place to rejuvenate your spirit, head over to Laguna Creek Beach in Santa Cruz County. As a native born San Franciscan and Mid-Peninsula Bay Area gal this is one of my favorite places to be in Santa Cruz to relax, read, or play in […]
Housing Market Silicon Valley & Coastal Regions Market Report (for Single Family Homes) 2019 concluded with median sale prices up year-over-year in every MLSListings county except for Santa Cruz. The number of homes sold in December 2019 saw double-digit increases in all counties versus last December, while inventory was down compared to December 2018 (and month-to-month) across the board.New listings also fell in all five counties in comparison […]
Housing Market Extremely low ⬇️ inventory in the Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties [Instagram] View this post on Instagram   Extremely low ⬇️inventory in the #santaclaracounty and #SanMateoCounty With this severe shortage of homes, home sales are surpassing inventory – it’s upending the sales calendar for the whole housing market (see the slides) ➡️. Spring has historically been the busiest buying season, but as competition for homes heats up […]
Retirement Time to Consider a Second Home or Retirement Property in Santa Cruz County [August Market Report] Would it be ridiculous to consider a second home, a vacation rental property near the beach for your future retirement? I love living in Santa Cruz county, in August the homes were 4.6% less expensive compared to last year, and there were 7% MORE homes available for sale compared to same time last year – […]
Development Opportunity Zones – Good For Investors, Developers, Jobs and You What are Opportunity Zones? An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury via his […]
Buyers Attention Home Buyers – Here’s Why It May Now Be A Good Time to Buy Welcome to  Spring 2019 and if you were out shopping for your dream home but failed to win in a multiple offer situation now’s the time to reconsider coming back and shopping again! Here’s why… From the California Association of Realtors. Here in California we are experiencing the weakest growth of home prices in 7 years. […]
Accessory Dwelling Units Good News for Accessory Dwelling Units – Santa Cruz Home Owners City of Santa Cruz Changes Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units Good news & less restrictions for Santa Cruz homeowners who want to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (other wise known as ADUs, Granny Flats, Inlaw Units). Here are the approved amendments adopted for ADU’s at the Santa Cruz City Council’s meeting on  Feb 26th meeting: […]
Articles Need an excuse to move to Santa Cruz County? “City life stresses us out psychologically and physically, but an occasional retreat to the sea can help us avoid stress-related health problems, researchers say. In a survey of over 1000 California beachgoers, Hipp and his team found those who experienced the most stress in daily life found the beach the most psychologically restorative.”   (See article […]