Santa Cruz County

Buyers SOLD!! Single Family Home in Watsonville [video] SOLD!!! Join me in congratulating my happy new homeowner! Dreams do come true! Welcome back to California! 636 Peartree Drive Watsonville CA 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, 2 Car Garage Delighted to assist my buyer to find that perfect single story, single family home in Watsonville, California. Our client wanted to move back to Monterey Bay […]
SAN MATEO COUNTY The #1 Home Value Site Online Besides Zillow, there are numerous sites that give you an instant value of your home. There are also two other respected sites that I use frequently. In order to find out the #1 home valuation site online, I’m asking for your help to let me know which site, in your opinion, comes closest to your […]
Housing Market Presentation – MLSlistings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions SFH Overview Dec 2021 | Lynne MacFarlane, Realtor MLSListings Silicon Valley and Coastal Regions Single-Family Homes Market Overview Dec 2021 from Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane
Aptos Aptos Multigen SFH or Rental | Aptos, Santa Cruz County Home Tour [VIDEO] ‘Sheltering in Place’ has created many changes to people’s living situation.  It has allowed  employees of many Bay Area companies to work remotely, and it’s now very common to see people move out of state and take early retirement.  Employees with corporate jobs have also been able to expand their commute travel radius (1-2 hrs […]
Pasatiempo Interview with Cove Britton of Matson Britton Architects [Video Interview] Cove Britton of Matson Britton Architects discuss the inspiration of the property and the design process. 12 Panorama Lane Santa Cruz is located in the private gated community of Pasatiempo, California. Near the heart of Silicon Valley, Pasatiempo means “hobby” or activity done for enjoyment in spare time. Click here to see 12 Panorama Lane […]
Santa Cruz County Open House – 12 Panorama Lane Santa Cruz – Stunning New Construction [video] View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lynne MacFarlane (@lynnemacfarlanerealtor) Follow me! Lynne Watanabe-MacFarlane Helping Sellers and Buyers Through Life Transitions & New Communities Your Link Between Silicon Valley to Monterey Bay Schedule a meeting CLICK HERE ➜ ➜ ➜ https://macfarlane.agent.intero.com/contact-me ➥➥➥ SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS ➥➥➥ Never miss a weekly episode on […]
Economy How’s the Market? Q3 Insights with Chief Economist Elliot Eisenberg, PhD.   In summary, Dr. Eisenberg comments: “This market continues to surprise and delight despite tight inventories and simply staggering levels of price appreciation over the last several years. We see little, if any, let up in buyer demand for homes, regardless of the obstacles they must overcome. This may be due, at least in part, […]
Accessory Dwelling Units SB 9 – Key Takeaways The impact of SB 9 will include a potential for more single-family-home neighborhoods to see smaller houses on smaller lots with significantly smaller yards. The impact of SB 9 will include a potential for more single-family-home neighborhoods to see smaller houses on smaller lots with significantly smaller yards. Here are some key takeaways…
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Events Open House + Tech Talk at Spectacular New Construction 12 Panorama Lane in Santa Cruz [Video] Join us at 12 Panorama Lane Santa Cruz in the gated community of Pasatiempo. This Saturday we will be highlighting the property’s expansive indoor/outdoor living spaces, perfect for entertaining guests and clients. We will be hosting a tech talk featuring guest speaker Druce MacFarlane, Head of Threat Intelligence and Analytics at Infoblox. “Cybersecurity: Home Edition” […]
Open House Spectacular New Build Estate in Desirable Golf Community Pasatiempo [Broker Tour Video] Here’s a “Behind the Scenes” look at this morning as fellow Intero agent, Jennifer Cosgrove and I hosted our first Broker Open tour for this year at 12 Panorama Lane Santa Cruz, in the exclusive golfing community of Pasatiempo. This modern executive home is a Matson Britton Architectural masterpiece! Bring a buyer! 12 Panorama Lane […]
San Luis Obispo Why Not Consider Living In One Of The Happiest Cities in the United States – Here Are the Top 5!   Research indicates that the variabilities of location are an important role in whether locals feel happy. In happier places, according to Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones of Happiness, locals smile and laugh more often, socialize several hours a day, have access to green spaces, and feel that they are making purposeful progress […]
Capitola Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., homes sold to buyers […]
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 […]