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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 away), as work policies now allow employees to come in to office with less frequency. Families look for more space to live, work, play and teach and they’re finding that this new remote “work from home” is an excellent opportunity to love where they live and that means with more room and yard space!

In previous videos, I have discussed the fact that Santa Cruz County is gaining wealth from neighboring counties, such as from Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Mateo. With much reluctancy from laid back beach locals, those that wish to take their equity and move are grateful that their little Santa Cruz beach bungalows are catching a pretty penny for retirement this high equity growth is across the country!) Here’s another example of a Santa Cruz multigenerational home and why they’re terrific options. Click here 

In this strong sellers market with record low inventory, many smart homeowners are preparing their home to sell this year to take advantage of the opportunity.

Here’s a home I toured yesterday in Aptos, perfect for multigenerational family or someone who’s wishing for a downstairs rental for passive income. Cabrillo College is only 9 mins away and a 1BD/1BA would fetch average $2K/month.

Aptos is a great community – good schools, variety of shops and restaurants and only 8 minutes away from one of my favorite beach, Beer Can Beach!

This is a secret path to Beer Can beach from Via Palo Alto

 

I hope you enjoy my quick YouTube video tour of 129 Lyle Ct Aptos.
If you’re interested in learning more about multigenerational homes or looking for a beach community, ask me, I’d love to help you find your next home!

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Accessory Dwelling UnitsReal EstateSanta Cruz County March 21, 2019

Good News for Accessory Dwelling Units – Santa Cruz Home Owners

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:

  1. Eliminate parking requirements for ADUs;
  2. Eliminate the requirement for a Minimum Parcel Size (ADUs can now be added to any size lot);
  3. Allowing ADUs by right in all Residential Zones, when built with a single family home;
  4. Eliminate requirements for Use Permits/Design Permits for ADUs on substandard lots;
  5. Allow ADUs above garages to provide setbacks of 5 feet to side and rear lot lines (previously required minimum of 10 feet from the rear);
  6. Allow full reconstruction of existing structures(previously limited to 50% of the structure) to qualify for the fee exemptions allowed under state law for Conversion ADUs;
  7. Allow expansions of Conversion ADUs of up to 120 square feet of floor area and 2 feet of height to qualify for the fee exemptions allowed under state law;
  8. Allow interior connections between an attached ADUs and the Primary Home on the parcel; and
  9. Change the definition of Owner-Occupant to include immediate family members (limited to Spouses, Siblings, Parents, and Adult Children), so a property owner can have a family member living on the property manage the property and any tenants.

For more information on ADUs, read here.

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