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Spring is in the air! Let’s get to cleaning!

With Spring literally just days away now is the perfect time to think about spring cleaning and tidying up for the warmer months ahead. Do you take time to think about the household cleaning products that you use? I really didn’t until my friend Sarah mentioned “clean” cleaning products. Seems weird to say, I know. […]

Four Home Maintenance Tasks To Do This Winter

Even though we haven’t had much of a winter here in Santa Cruz County, we have had our fair share of rain and with rain comes… mud! Downed trees, roads that washed away and mud being tracked into our homes – three things, that though we are eager for the rain, we aren’t so thankful for. […]

Simple Home Projects

Though we don’t really have seasons here on the Central Coast (c’mon rain!!!) winter and cooler weather can still put us in a bit of a funk and make us not want to do much of anything. I get it. Some days all I want to do is sit by the fire and watch movies […]

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 […]

4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now

The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in the residential housing market […]

Now is the Time to Spring-Clean Your Home

Every spring I get the urge to clean and clear out my home, to breathe new life and fresh air into my space. But my life is busy and I can’t afford to drop everything to clean for a week. Probably you can’t, either. Here are some tips to get your house clean, strategically and […]

How to Find Great Art for Your Home in Santa Cruz County

Do you have original art pieces in your home? More than just a way to bring color or decoration to a space, having a small (or large!) curated collection of art is a way to make your home feel complete. Art makes a home more human. It is a way to display your culture, and […]

Prop 19 and how it impacts you

On November 3rd, 2020 California voters approved Proposition 19. This measure has two distinct parts. (1) The first allows homeowners who are 55 or older, disabled, or lost their home in a natural disaster to transfer their tax base up to 3x anywhere in California. (2) The second part outlines the requirements for retaining tax […]

Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months

As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt? Even worse, would home values begin to depreciate? Original […]

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong

Three of the Latest Reports Show Housing Market Is Strong The residential real estate market is remaining resilient as the country still struggles to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Three separate reports recently revealed how the housing market is still showing growth. Here’s a look at each one. 1. Ivy Zelman’s Real Estate Broker Survey The survey […]