Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 47

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 47

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 47

On Day 47 of the Shelter in Place, here in Santa Cruz, I rode my bike to the office to jump on a court call for a probate confirmation hearing. We’ve been waiting for about 3 months to finalize and I’ve never done it via court call. I’ve always gone to the court house, and had it confirmed there. But due to the Shelter in Place order, we had to adapt to the new normal. So I was hoping and praying that all the technology was going to work, it’s scary to be reliant on technology for such a big outcome. Have you had to rely on technology for something important in your life during the Shelter in Place?

I’ve been selling probate sales in Santa Cruz for over 12 years, in fact I got introduced to it through the Santa Cruz Public Guardians office., and I’ve been working with them since before Ellia was born. But this was the first time that I have ever had to do an appearance in court through court call and I was so nervous, I did not sleep at all last night. I was afraid that the technology element would not work, but it worked seamlessly and our sale was approved by the judge. And now we get to close! I am super excited for my clients, and grateful that everything worked out. Thank you to the attorneys and the realtors, and our clients for your patience and understanding. It takes a team, now more during this Shelter in Place than ever, to get this done. I am super grateful for the team that I’ve been working with.

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 47

And another exciting thing happened today! My friends/family/clients closed on their Soquel home!! It was definitely strange to have to hand over the keys from 6 feet away and not to be able to hug them. But we did get to pop some bubbly, from Clos LaChance, in their new kitchen, which was nice. It was awesome to be able to celebrate with them, from a distance. And I hope they fill this new Santa Cruz home of theirs with lots of love and laughter for years to come. Also, Shannon was wearing her Fox Realty Group shirt to represent too, which I love.

I hope you guys are well. I hope you are finding love and success in your life. And I cannot wait to hug each and every one of you. Stay well and stay tuned for Day 48 of Sheltering in Place here in Santa Cruz.

Oh, and my daughter, Ellia, is still making face masks for people within the Santa Cruz community, so if you are in need of one, let me know and I’ll put an order in with her! Did you know that it is now necessary to wear a face mask whenever you go into any establishment in Santa Cruz? So really, if you need one, let me know and Ellia will make it happen!

If you are feeling lonely during the Shelter in Place and want to talk please, please feel free to reach out to me. Know that you are not alone in this. We got this! You can sign up for a complimentary and confidential call with me using the Calendly link HEREI look forward to chatting with you!

If you are within the at-risk population, and are in need of essentials during this time, or a face mask, please feel free to reach out to me. I would be happy to bring food and supplies to your doorstep. If you are a Santa Cruz business owner, please let me know how the community can support you during this time. I’d love to come by, film, and promote you on social media.

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 45Real Estate Update Time: We’ve seen quite a few new listings come on the market this week. We are about 2.7 months of absorption rate. Which means that it would take 2.7 months for all of the inventory that’s on the market right now, to sell. So, that’s still considered a seller’s market. But despite all that, my client who owns 4300 Soquel Drive #226 is wanting to sell now! And we’ve reduced that property to $379,000, which is a really good deal. It’s in Alimur Park, which is a resident owned park, and the home is absolutely stunning with high ceilings, and it’s light and bright. Check out the Queen Bee Home Tour video of this home, which was entirely my daughter’s idea.

If you are currently wondering what the Santa Cruz Housing Market is doing during the Coronavirus Pandemic, feel free to reach out to me. I’d be happy to answer any questions that you may have. But on March 28th, President Trump updated the essential business list and added Residential Real Estate. Meaning, that Realtors are allowed to continue working, while exercising extreme precautions, as mandated by the CDC.

With that being said, if you are currently looking to Buy a Santa Cruz Home, during the Shelter in Place, I would love to assist you in your Santa Cruz Home Search. There is not the usual amount of inventory as we normally see at this time, but mortgage rates are historically low. Now may be a great time to buy, as long as you’re willing to be patient for your dream home to come onto the market.

And if you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the process of home buying here in Santa Cruz, I am here to help! On May 17th from 12-2pm, I will be hosting a FREE Virtual Home Buyer’s Seminar. In this seminar you’ll hear from Ryan Buckholdt, a local loan officer, Leslie Alvarez, a local escrow officer and myself, about the ins and outs of home buying in Santa Cruz during the Shelter in Place and beyond. If you’d like to register for this free virtual home buyer’s seminar, click here. I hope to see you there!

If you are currently thinking about Selling Your Santa Cruz Home during this Shelter in Place, now may be a great time to put your home on the market. With inventory being low, the demand increases. Meaning, that some homes are seeing multiple offers and bid wars. I’d love to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation with you to see how Fox Realty Group INC. can creatively market your home!

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Shemeika Fox 
Santa Cruz Realtor
David Lyng Real Estate
DRE 01479629

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