Gina Odom

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

Chandler Townsend

(831) 246-8293
chandlertownsend@kw.com
DRE # 02074413

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 […]

Take a hike in Pogonip!

If you’ve seen the movie Lost Boys, you have seen one of the features of Pogonip City Park – the Pogonip Clubhouse. Featured as the family home in the movie, was once the center of a thriving golf course before the land became a designated greenbelt. Stretching from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park down to […]

Best Bread in Santa Cruz!

“We feed, knead, and bake so you don’t have to.” Companion Bakeshop opened in 2008 from a love of hearty sourdough and grew from a popular market stand to two storefronts – while still maintaining stands at 6 area farmer’s markets. Companion is part bakery, part neighborhood cafe, where the line tends to stretch out […]

Preserving our Santa Cruz Trees

I read a great article today in the NY Times regarding trees and how it has turned out that they are great, big giant recording devices. The circles in the trunk tell stories about past climate, ecosystems, galactic events and civilizations.  In fact, there are now over 400 labs researching trees to understand our past […]

Tight Lending Standards Create More Seller Financing

October’s Mortgage Credit Availability Index shows a slight relaxation in lending standards — but as most Santa Cruz home buyers and sellers will agree, getting a mortgage is still difficult. With mortgage availability benchmarked at 100, although it’s currently at  111 ½, compared with the 800 it stood at in 2007, today’s is still a […]