Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91 & Day 92

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91 On Day 91 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz I had back to back appointments but I had to stop and get some cold brew coffee to re-fuel. I love coffee! I had three buyer’s appointments to go meet with vendors and I am … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 89 & Day 90

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 89 We woke up on Day 89 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz in our 300 square foot back house! We all slept pretty well, but being back there is super tight. I’ve already tried to re-organize the space about fifteen times. We cannot wait … Continued

Interview with Lauren Furtado, Owner of Live Happier

Interview with Lauren Furtado, Owner of Live Happier I am so honored to be able to introduce you all to Lauren Furtado, the owner and creator of Live Happier. Lauren is a Certified Health Coach and she created Live Happier to create a personal development space resource, specifically geared toward people in their quarter-life phase … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 88

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 87 & Day 88

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 87 On Day 87 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz, our house was being deep cleaned by a company called Clean-Tec, because our washing machine leaked. So now I have to work and live out of our back house. And it is currently de-furnished because … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 85 & 86

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 85 Day 85 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz was absolutely beautiful. Everyday I have been going on early morning walks with my friend, Lauren. And it feels really good to get outside and it is also nice to have an accountability partner. So part … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 83 & 84

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 83 & 84

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 83 It is officially Ellia’s summer vacation! So on Day 83 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz, it was take your child to work day. She came with me to some inspections on a property out in La Selva Beach. And after coming along … Continued

6 Things You Can Do To Sell Your Townhome Faster in Santa Cruz

The task of selling your townhouse can mean some additional challenges. That’s why it’s a good idea to consider these 6 things you can do to sell your townhome faster in Santa Cruz. Consult Your HOA The first step in this journey is your HOA or Homeowners Association. Even if you believe you’re versed in … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 80, 81 & 82

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 80 & 81 On Days 80 and 81 of the Shelter in Place Order, here in Santa Cruz, my daughter graduated 5th grade! We were so busy with graduation parades, ceremonies, and parties, that I hardly took any videos. I am so incredibly proud of Ellia for her … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 78 & 79

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 78 Day 78 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz, was a day mixed with work and play. I showed some property to clients out in La Selva and was amazed by all the birds I heard. The home had an ocean view and was listed … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Days 76 & 77

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 76 Day 76 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz was a Saturday. And you know what that means…Danny brought me coffee in bed! It’s the best. After all the heat and sunshine this past week, we got a rainy Saturday. And Ellia sprained her ankle … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 75

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 75

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 75 On Day 75 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz, my neighbor and friend, Laura, gave me some brussels sprouts that she grew from seeds. They are really cute, and I planted them in our garden box in the backyard. But I feel so … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 74

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 74 On Day 74 of the Shelter in Place, Ellia and I headed back to Santa Cruz, after dropping off my cousin at my Grandma’s house. And I have to say that I really enjoyed our mini vacation in Ukiah. Maybe it takes a little bit of space … Continued

National Real Estate Market Update: May 2020

National Real Estate Market Update: May 2020

National Real Estate Market Update: May 2020 When is the economy going to recover? That is the question on everyone’s mind. In this Real Estate Market Update I clarify what is going on based on research. Major financial institutions are calling for recovery in the second half. We’ve got four major financial institutions here, Goldman … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 73

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 73

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 73 This past Wednesday was Day 73 of the Shelter in Place in Santa Cruz, but I was actually in Ukiah. We decided to spend the night up in Ukiah, since dropping off my Prima at my Grandma’s house took longer than we thought. My Grandma is so … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 72

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 72

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 72 This past Tuesday was Day 72 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz. And I drove my Prima up north to stay with our Grandma. She’s 101 years-old and loves Lee, so it’ll be perfect for my Grandma to have her favorite company. We had … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 71

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 71

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 71 This past Monday was Day 71 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz, but it was also Memorial Day. And I was super happy because one of my clients left me a gorgeous jar of honey from a bee hive over on Market Street. … Continued

Interview with Matt Schofield of Vino Cruz, Soquel

Interview with Matt Schofield of VinoCruz in Soquel

Interview with Matt Schofield of VinoCruz in Soquel Last week I had the privilege of interviewing my good friend and owner of VinoCruz, Matt Schofield. VinoCruz is located in downtown Soquel, also known as the Soquel Village. And if you haven’t been in, you should definitely go there when the shelter in place is over. … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 70

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 70

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 70 Day 70 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz was the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. And of course, one of the best parts about Sundays is that Danny brings me coffee in bed. And I definitely needed that coffee to get myself energized for … Continued

Westside of Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Real Estate Market Update: May 2020

It feels like the Santa Cruz real estate market spring home buying season is coming back on track. We’ve been seeing more Santa Cruz homes coming on the market as well as Santa Cruz homes going pending and even closing. Hi, I’m Shemeika Fox, your Santa Cruz real estate expert. In the last 30 days, … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020 Day 69

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 69

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 69 This past Saturday was day 69 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz! Danny made me coffee in bed, which I love. And later on, Danny, got a new skateboard, since he has a “Quarantine Mohawk” so that he can skate with Ellia. It was … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 68

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 68

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 68 This past Friday was Day 68 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz. And as I made coffee, I was reflecting on my kitchen. And even thought it is not big and glamorous, it is quaint and allows us to prepare the delicious food … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 67

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 67 This Thursday was Day 67 of the Shelter in Place Order here in Santa Cruz. And sometimes when you’ve been working so hard on your goals, you forget about the little things that are the most important, which is time with your loved ones. So, at 11:30am … Continued

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 66

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 66 Yesterday was Day 66 of the Shelter in Place here in sunny Santa Cruz. And when I woke up I realized how crazy my house was. I am a firm believer that if you have a cluttered house, that you also have a cluttered mind. So, I … Continued

Interview with Sheila Walsh-Dunton of Purple Beet Family

Interview with Sheila Walsh-Dunton of Purple Beet Family

Interview with Sheila Walsh-Dunton of Purple Beet Family I had the honor of interviewing Sheila Walsh-Dunton, and yes, we have the same married last name, but we are not related. Sheila, owner of Purple Beet Family, has a very unique perspective on nutrition and education, and I think it is something that can be valuable … Continued