Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 55
Shelter in Place Day 55, here in Santa Cruz, was a gorgeous, sunny day. And I got to show my clients some houses on the Upper Westside of Santa Cruz. It’s definitely funny adapting to the new normal of wearing a face mask and having to tell people when I’m smiling. And I don’t know, I’m wondering when I am showing property if I look like more of a doctor or a Realtor?
Exciting news! My prima is here from Brazil! She is quarantining in the back house for 14 days before she goes to be with my Grandma, who is 101-years-old. And it’s weird that the entire time that my cousin is here, I have to stay at least 6 feet away from her. I want to give her a hug so badly. But I am glad that she made safely back to the States.
Well, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and I wanted to take this time to wish all your beautiful mothers a happy, happy Mother’s Day. I used to think it was a Hallmark Holiday, but I am realizing that being a mom is hard, and rewarding, and beautiful. And we should get this day to celebrate. The funny thing is, that when I first became a mom, I thought that Mother’s Day was supposed to be me spending the day with my family, which is what me do mostly everyday. And it wasn’t until Ellia was about 5 years old and my friend, Jen said, “Hey, let’s go do a mud run and then go to the Chaminade and spend the day in the spa relaxing and drinking champagne.” And I was like, “We can’t do that, it’s Mother’s Day!” And she said, “Exactly, that’s why we can do that!” And that kind of broke the seal and made me realize that Mother’s Day is really about a day of doing whatever it is that the mother wants to do. So, too bad the spas aren’t open, cause I would love to spend Mother’s Day with you, Jenny. But for Mother’s Day, this year, I ordered myself some Epicuren face products, thanks Melanie! I can’t wait to try them out.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! Stay well and stay tuned for Day 56 of the Shelter in Place order here in Santa Cruz!
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 HERE. I look forward to chatting with you!
If you are within the at-risk population, and are in need of essentials during this Shelter in Place, 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.
Real Estate Update Time: 159 Via Medici, located in Aptos, California is FOR SALE! And, Yes!!! This is the perfect Santa Cruz Beach home. It is close to the Seascape Beaches and Seascape Resort, as well as the shops and restaurants at the Seascape village: The shops at Seascape Village are located across from Seascape Beach Resort at the corner of Seascape Boulevard and Sumner Avenue in Aptos, California. Find great clothing, jewelry, flowers and unique Monterey Bay gifts. The shopping center includes a market and deli, liquor store, coffee shop, and a variety of great restaurants. Conveniences include a dry cleaner, ATM machine, fitness center, salon, along with an array of professional and business services. This neighborhood is peaceful and a great place to really enjoy the outdoors. For more information, photos, and a virtual tour of this home click HERE.
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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