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8071 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Welcome to a well located 511 foot 1 bedroom gem on 2.25 acres! Just a few steps to a county transit authority bus stop. A few steps further is the trailhead to Fall Creek State Parks Lost Empire and Sunlit Trails. Eight gorgeous miles with no traffic and

Homeowners: Your House Must Be Sold TWICE

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 5%+ over the next twelve months. One major challenge in such a market is the bank appraisal. If prices are surging, it is difficult for

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4187 Smith Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 End of road privacy and MASSIVE views at this Thacher & Thompson designed beauty on over 10 acres. Enjoy sunset views & sparkling lights on the Monterey peninsula from the view deck. Watch the sun glisten off the whitecaps & the sails out on the Bay while relaxing

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most “Return On Investment” (ROI). While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete remodel of a

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy

The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest that buying a home right now (whether a first-time home or a move-up home) makes absolutely no sense from an affordability standpoint. They are wrong!

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610 Laurent St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Pride of ownership on display in this classic Westside property. This gem has been recently updated with double sided fireplace, radiant bathroom floors, granite kitchen, newer roof, and artistic touches throughout. Multiple organic raised beds with drip systems installed for future green thumbs. Three car tandem garage with

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up… Should I Wait to Buy?

Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors, is calling for mortgage rates to continue to rise over the next four quarters. This has caused some purchasers to lament the fact that they may no longer be able to get a

7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are seven great reasons not to wait: Relocation buyers are

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747 Calabasas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076 Welcome home! Nestled in a gorgeous area on Calabasas Rd., you’ll feel like you’re on vacation! This beautiful 3/2, single story home offers an abundance of wildlife and stunning views — yet, just minutes from town! The garage was converted into a lovely family room however, this can be