Santa Cruz City Council Defies Voters

Information in this report was provided courtesy of the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS. On Tuesday, January 8th 2019 – a night which will live in infamy – the Santa Cruz City Council defied voters who recently rejected control and Just Cause Evictions when they soundly rejected Measure M by 61% to 39%.   They did this by passing a … Read More

Santa Cruz Marching Towards Rent Control

In case you haven’t heard, the city of Santa Cruz is marching towards establishing rent control. Recently, the Santa Cruz City Council voted to adopt two new “emergency” ordinances: a rent freeze, and a new requirement for “just cause evictions.” These ordinances were put in place to freeze current rents while efforts are underway to get the required signatures to … Read More

January 2017 Real Estate Update

You probably haven’t noticed because of all the rain, but I’ve been keeping an eye on the calendar for you. Would you believe that we’re more than half way through the first quarter of 2017 already? Despite the torrential rains, flooding, land slides, and innumerable road closures, our local real estate market is slogging through it, and its story is … Read More

Santa Cruz Real Estate Update December 2016

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and it may not be white, but at least it’s wet! I heard that the Sierras have seen the most snow this fall than any time in the past 30 years – so is it time to hit the slopes? Not for me – not yet, anyway. I would be remiss … Read More

Santa Cruz Real Estate Update May 2016

2102 West Cliff Drive

Did you see the newspaper headline from a couple of weeks back?  Here it is, check it out: This is the basically the same news I’d brought you a week before, with my Santa Cruz Real Estate Market Update for April.  But that’s yesterday’s news – so how is the market doing today, another month into spring? The median home … Read More

Santa Cruz Real Estate Update April 2016

It wasn’t supposed to happen until 2022. That’s what they said after it all went south, anyway. We weren’t supposed to see home prices like we’d been seeing for 15, 16 years – well it just goes to show what “they” know, doesn’t it? The big news in the Santa Cruz Real Estate Update April 2016 is that the median … Read More

Homes for Sale at Historic Low in Santa Cruz

Homes for Sale at Historic Low in Santa Cruz

It’s now front page news, plain as black and white: Homes for Sale at Historic Low in Santa Cruz. It was plastered right across the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel this weekend. If you read the article, you’ll see that the inventory level in January is the lowest it has been in the history of the modern MLS, … Read More

Santa Cruz Probate Realtor

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Are you looking for an experienced Santa Cruz probate Realtor? When a person dies, their estate (including real estate) may need to pass through the probate process.  This is the legal process whereby a deceased person’s assets & debts are disbursed and settled. When the sale of real property (house, condo, land, etc.) is subject to probate, it typically requires that there be a court that oversees the … Read More

Santa Cruz Real Estate Update February 2016

589 Browns Valley Road

February is the month in Santa Cruz when the real estate market starts to warm up. The darkest days of winter are behind us, and the sun is getting a little warmer – or, this year, perhaps a little too warm this early in the season! But is the real estate market feeling the heat? Let’s look at the newest … Read More

Santa Cruz Real Estate Update January 2016

I can hardly believe it – another new year. Surprising I can’t believe it, as it’s something that happens, every year, pretty much like clockwork. This year though feels like it has a lot of promise – it’s been raining, the economy appears to be solidly on the mend, and it’s an election year, and the California state budget is … Read More