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Santa Cruz, CA Real Estate News

By Deborah Ryman, M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
  26 th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA, September 2007In November, it will be 10 years since I moved from Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz County. Living in a beach community is wonderful beyond compare. Yesterday was Labor Day, and instead of sitting in traffic for hours trying to get to a beach, I drove a couple of miles to 26th Avenue, one of the most beautiful beaches slightly North of Pleasure Point. The waves were incredible. My grandson commented that it was like "watching a show" - surfers, boogie-boarders, skim boarders - the day was clear and bright.I think September and October are two of the best beach months in Santa Cruz. It's hard to imagine how people live in places that are not so naturally beautiful and inspirational."From the mountains to the sea" is a slogan many Realtors in the a...
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By Patti Lyles, DIVORCE, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST
(Century 21 Showcase, REALTORS®)
Outside Magazine latest issue names Santa Cruz one of the nation's best cities.Santa Cruz Home owners once again have proof they live in one of the best towns in America. The upcoming issue of Outside magazine names Santa Cruz in its annual list of the most desirable places to live. The editors at Outside Magazine said they chose Santa Cruz for its mix of laid-back and cosmopolitan atmospheres. The story describes it as, "old-time hippie culture, complete with dread locked street urchins and lots of wheatgrass, blending with the Volvos and BMWs of the high-tech crowd". John Bradley, a senior editor for Outside Magazine, said the magazine was looking for "smallish" towns that could blend outdoor treasures with an active nightlife. "It's that juxtaposition in lifestyle of sports and cultu...
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By Janet Guilbault, San Francisco Bay Area Direct Mortgage Lender
(Platinum Home Mortgage Company)
About an hour and a half south of San Francisco lies a place with the soul of an old hippie, wrapped in a natural beauty that is nothing short of breathtaking. There are many beach towns up and down the California coast. But most who know would agree, there is only one Santa Cruz.You can't just get to Santa Cruz by a plain old exit off the freeway. No, you must arrive by driving straight up and over the Santa Cruz Mountains.  On most summer days, the temperature will drop by 20 degrees or more as you drive through the shady narrow road, lined with majestic, ancient redwood trees reaching hundreds of feet high. Patches of fog create a natural air conditioning, and when the car windows are open, it smells like a freshly cut Christmas tree.The overriding question of everyone in the car is ...
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By Pam Roberts, CRB,CRS,SRES,LTG,GRI - Santa Cruz California Homes
(Real Options Realty)
 Knowing market statistics can help you make informed decisions, because the factors of supply and demand control prices. Now you have access to this information anytime.Just look under my "Links" under my photo on the right and click on "Santa Cruz CA Real Estate Statistics." You will be able to view current market statistics for the Santa Cruz area.  There are charts and explanations to assist you in understanding what they mean and the impact on the local market.Residential Market Statistical Graphs and Explanations:                                                           Number of Listings The Number of Listings show is the supply, or how many properties are for sale. Is the inventory of listings increasing or decreasing, and is it seasonal? Median Price The Median Price shows the...
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