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By Sandy Wallace - REALTOR®, Santa Cruz CA Homes for sale
(eXp Realty)
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Visionary Cash Buyer Turns Dump To Lovely Duplex on Seabright Ave One of my specialties as a Realtor is finding a property that generates good cash flows for investors. The property shown here is an example.  I can find you a great property too.  go to Foreclosures, fixers, and Short Sales and t...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Oct. 1, 2010 -- After near stasis for the past six weeks, mortgage rates again managed a bit of a decline amid mixed economic messages. Increasing speculation that the Fed will initiate substantial purchases of Treasury bonds (so-called "quantitative easing") to kick-start the economy from its ba...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Local Farmers Markets A farmer's market is one in which farmers, growers, or producers from a defined local area sell their own produce directly to the public. They are usually held out-of-doors, in public spaces, and all products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smok...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Statistics: Two Principles to Follow  Knowing how the market is trending is important in making astute decisions whether one is a buyer or a seller. For instance, if prices are trending upward, a buyer may decide to accelerate the purchase, while a potential seller may decide to delay.  With the ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SCHOOLS - INFORMATION ABOUT SANTA CRUZ SCHOOL DISTRICTS For families relocating to the Santa Cruz County area the topic of the quality of local Santa Cruz County Schools is paramount.  Your child's education is very important and doing research on Santa Cruz schools and deciding...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Mortgage Rate Outlook Sep. 3, 2010 -- The economic news has certainly been nothing to cheer about over the last month or two, but at least some important indicators don't suggest that any double-dip recession is imminent. HSH's overall mortgage monitor -- our weekly Fixed-Rate Mortgage Indicator ...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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TIPS FOR A FIRST TIME HOME BUYER - BASIC OUTLINE OF THE HOME BUYING PROCESSIf you are a first time home buyer or it has been many years since you have purchased a home, the process can seem daunting.  In this post I will provide a simple outline of the steps to buying a home and what you can expe...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Santa Cruz County  - September Events Dinners in the Vineyard Series! Hunter Hill Winery, 7099 Glen Haven RoadSoquelPhone: 831.465.9294 (reservations required)hunterhillwines.com/events.htmlEnjoy a beautiful table in a lovely setting -wonderful food, wines, live music & conversation. Dinners by ...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Figuring Out the Numbers:Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it also makes great financial sense because of the tax benefits - which you can't take advantage of when paying rent. The following calculation assumes a 28 percent income tax bracket. If your brac...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ HOMES FOR SALE UNDER $500,000 Santa Cruz County is a geographically stunning place and is located near economically strong areas like Silicon Valley, San Jose and San Francisco.  This is why our home prices are higher than other areas of the Country but finding homes for sale under $50...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Adding to the exceptional education system in Santa Cruz County, Cabrillo College gives students the opportunity to excel in school and the future. The state of the art campus hides among a redwood forest right off Hwy 1. This top-ranked junior college offers associate degrees and certifications ...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Nicknamed as the city on the hill, University of California, Santa Cruz enriches the lives within the Santa Cruz community. It hosts some of the most excellent educational attributes that are recognized both nationally and international. Since its establishment in 1965, the student population has...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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City of Santa Cruz - First Time Home Buyer Options The First Time Homebuyer (FTH) Program provides low- and moderate income first time homebuyers with a "silent" second mortgage. Silent second mortgages require no monthly payments until one of several events occur at a point in the future. Desig...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Santa Cruz Condos - Market Overview August 2010   The best that can be said about last year is its over! Condo sales were up 12.8% from 2008.The median price dropped 16% from 2008. The good news in all this is that prices bottomed out in the first quarter and started strengthening the last nine m...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Santa Cruz golf courses provide the best setting for the game of precision and concentration, each golf course invites players the test their capabilities of club-to-ball accuracy. The world of golf is a unique balance of strength, technique and astounding patience. Whether you are a seasoned vet...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ 55+ SENIOR MOBILE HOME PARK - SORRENTO OAKS Santa Cruz has many lovely senior 55+ mobile home parks and Sorrento Oaks is one of the best.  This 55+ mobile home park is located near the Upper Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz.  It is an easy walk to beaches, harbor, Crow's Nest Restaurant and ...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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"Shakespeare Santa Cruz strives to cultivate the imagination, wit, daring, and vision that the greatest playwrights demand of artists and audiences alike." –Shakespeare Santa Cruz Acclaimed by USA Today as “one of the nation’s top ten most influential” Shakespeare companies, Shakespeare Santa Cru...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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10 Questions to Ask Your Lender 1. What are the most popular mortgages you offer? Why are they so popular? 2. Which type of mortgage plan do you think would be best for me? Why? 3. Are your rates, terms, fees, and closing costs negotiable? 4. Will I have to buy private mortgage insurance? If so,...

By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
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Stretching 276 miles down the California coast, the Monterey Bay National Sanctuary exemplifies some of the best marine life the United States offers. Beginning in the north of Marin and extending South to Cambria, this federally protected coastline is considered a marine national monument and is...

By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
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Luxury Tour at a Great Price   Chamber Travel- Bali and Java     Second Departure - Oct 6      The intrigue and elegance of the Chamber's Bali and Java trip are now available on a second departure date, October 6. This second departure is identical to the September 2 tour. It features the same r...

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