County Vacation Rentals Ordinance Rules/Regulations (2021) The County has created three designated area in Santa Cruz County each with its own cap on the total number of short term rental permits allowed in these areas. All three Designated Areas are currently already at capacity, with waitlists for new permits. You can go to the county […]
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.
Santa Cruz is a great place for biking. From pump tracks to road riding along Highway 1 or on the new Rail Trail to any one of the fantastic mounting biking trails, there something here for everyone. But if you don’t have the equipment you need (or are just looking to invest in a new […]
In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […]
My family loves to be outdoors, and we live in a great place for hiking! Whether you have little kids, big kids, or no kids at all, here are some of our favorite hiking spots around the county: Pogonip While many locals are familiar with the wide, flat Spring trail, this lovely city park also […]
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Employment Situation Summary. Going into the release, the expert consensus was for 1.58 million jobs to be added in July, and for the unemployment rate to fall to 10.5%. When the official report came out, it revealed that 1.8 million jobs were added, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2% (from 11.1% […]
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 […]
I love this question! I was presented with a great opportunity a while back and as I have processed through it I had to overcome some fear. Actually lots of fear! Fortunately I had a ton of great people around me encouraging me to not operate out of fear. Here is a simple question to […]