How to Prepare Your Santa Cruz Home For Sale!

How To Prepare Your Santa Cruz Home For Sale

  How to Prepare Your Santa Cruz Home For Sale! You may have heard that staging can increase the profitability on the sale of the home and I truly believe that. That is why I am today, here with Mahlah from Design Me by Mahlah. We are going to talk about: How to Prepare Your … Continued

How To Get A Great Deal on Your Mortgage In Santa Cruz

For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will ever make – one that they’ll be paying off for the next 15 to 30 years. It only makes sense, then, to get the best deal possible on your mortgage. Even a slightly lower interest rate can mean a savings of several thousand … Continued

6 Things That Will Scare Away Buyers In Santa Cruz

In a competitive housing market, you have to do everything you can to gain an edge on the competition. That means pricing competitively, making necessary repairs and upgrades, and maybe even offering concessions to sweeten the deal. No matter how much you do, though, homebuyers will always be (understandably) extremely picky, so you have to … Continued

4 Tips For Pricing Your House In Santa Cruz

Pricing your house right is the most important step in the sale process, as well as your most effective marketing tool. If your house isn’t priced to sell, chances are it will languish unsold on the market- which further decreases your chances of making a sale at or near the price you need. You will, … Continued

5 Tips For Single Parent Buying A Home In Santa Cruz

Most home buyers today are either single individuals or couples, which can be explained by the fact that Millennials make up the largest share of the home buying market. Still, there are plenty of single parents buying homes today. The major difference is that single parents sometimes find it more difficult to buy a home … Continued

5 Landscaping Tips To Sell Your House In Santa Cruz

Curb appeal is what allows buyers to form that critical first impression of your house. And landscaping is a hugely important element of curb appeal. In fact, attractive, well-maintained landscaping can add up to 10% (or more) to the value of your home. So it’s worthwhile even if you hire professional landscapers. Either way, here … Continued

6 Tips for Military Families Relocating To the Santa Cruz Area

Relocating can be an anxiety-filled, overwhelming undertaking for anyone who has to suffer through it. Often, though, it’s especially tough for military families and even has its own name: Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Military families typically have to relocate often, and the relocation is sometimes to the other side of the world. Because our … Continued

7 Ideas To Help Retirees Downsize In Santa Cruz

Many people, when approaching retirement age, dream about selling their current too big home and buying a smaller one and then investing the money made on the salet to help fund their retirement. For many of these people, though, the reality turns out to be a little different because downsizing often doesn’t work out as … Continued

4 Things Sellers Should Never Say When Closing a Home Sale in Santa Cruz

The doorbell rings, and you’re expecting them, so you put on your best-winning smile and open the door. And there they stand looking slightly nervously uncomfortable, but still with bright, eager hope radiating from their faces – the prospective buyers of the home you’re trying to sell. Things go well for a bit, but then you mention … Continued

4 Home Appraisal Stories You Need to Stop Believing in CA

Whether you are a home buyer or seller, an appraisal is a key part of the whole process. And in many cases, a real estate valuation, an appraisal, seems to be purely arbitrary and overly complicated. Fundamentally, though, an appraisal is data-driven: it is simply an opinion about a home’s value derived from similar-housing data … Continued

Understanding Millennial Buyers in Santa Cruz

  There’s a new wave of home buyers out there. They differ in the way they shop for homes, they know exactly what they want. Millennials are currently the largest purchasing group in this country. And, estimates say, they will account for 43% of home buyers taking out a loan by the end of 2018. … Continued

How An Agent Will Calculate A CMA for Your House In Santa Cruz

Real estate agents calculate a CMA – a comparative market analysis – to help determine the selling price of a house. To generate a CMA, your agent will compare the house to similar recently sold houses in the area, looking at active, recently sold, and expired listings for houses as similar to yours as possible. … Continued

Why You Need To Stage Your House in Santa Cruz

You’ve heard it time and time again: you need to stage your home before trying to sell it, and you probably need professional staging. But does it really make that much difference? And at a cost of up to $2,000, is it really worth the price. In a word: Yes. Here are four solid reasons … Continued

3 Great Websites To Help You Finance Your House in Santa Cruz!

As you’re probably aware, home shopping (and even selling and buying) has largely moved online today. And now financing your house purchase is doing the same thing. It’s easy, it’s a streamlined process, and rates are competitive. If you’re like increasing numbers of people who prefer the ease of the online home-buying process,  you’re in … Continued

5 Websites Every Home Buyer In Santa Cruz Needs To Know

For home buyers today, the game has changed. No longer do you just check the local classifieds and drive around neighborhoods keeping an eye out for for-sale signs. Most of the home shopping has now moved online. That also means that for you, a home buyer in Santa Cruz, there’s a lot more property information … Continued

6 Questions To Ask Before Buying A House in Santa Cruz

When people buy a car, they almost always ask a ton of questions. For example, how hard was it driven, and what kind of miles, highway or town? How often was it serviced? Does it use any oil? And on and on till they are satisfied. Oddly, though, home buyers don’t ask that many questions … Continued

5 Websites Every Home Seller In Santa Cruz Needs To Know

Today, home selling can be done from the comfort of your living, thanks to the many listing and real estate marketplace sites available. And they are most certainly worth using when you consider that a large proportion of buyers begin their home search online and almost all millennials – who are now the largest segment … Continued

4 Things You Need to Expect When Selling With an Agent

Are you working with a local Santa Cruz agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily! There are many ways to sell your house and many people … Continued