Gina Odom

(831) 331-9455
ginaodom@gmail.com /
DRE # 01708074

Lizzy Garza

(831)535-8264
lizzymyrealtor@gmail.com/
DRE # 01816272

Santa Cruz Hiking Trails – something for everyone

One of my favorite weekend activities is hitting the trails on hike with the family! And there are some amazing views in Santa Cruz County. Here’s a list of my favorite places to hike with a view:  Wilder Ranch Bluff Loop – Fun flat hike with great ocean views. Look for the napping seals! Nisene […]

Homebuyers: Hang in There

Some Highlights Today’s sellers’ market provides unique challenges—and benefits—for buyers. Current low interest rates won’t last forever, and home prices are forecast to rise. If you’re a homebuyer, hang in there. Homeownership improves your quality of life, and the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term challenges.

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

In the national and local Santa Cruz real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The […]

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to buy a home right […]

Patience Is the Key to Buying a Home This Year

The question many homebuyers are facing this year is, “Why is it so hard to find a house?” We’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, which means real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) notes homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale, and that number keeps […]