Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 62
Yesterday was day 62 of the Shelter in Place was a beautiful Saturday here in Santa Cruz. And the day consisted of a bunch of meetings, which was exciting for me, since I absolutely Iove being around people. My first meeting was in-person house touring appointment, of course with face masks, gloves, and all the necessary precautions, but it was fun. I miss house touring. And my second appointment was a virtual home tour. It was kind of nice to mix things up a bit between appointments and to be able to use technology in order to serve our clients.
There’s something so charming about old cabins in the redwoods. I fell in love with the beautiful clawfoot tub, with redwood forest views, over at 350 Andrea Lane in Felton. The home is located near Henry Cowell Redwood Park, downtown Felton, and is less than 15 minutes to Santa Cruz, Highway 17, and Scotts Valley. The house is old and needs lots of work, but with some sweat equity is could be a really amazing home. It has 4 bedrooms and two baths, and a huge room attached with separate entrance. The sunny yard is deer fenced and the place has loads of potential. The sellers have owned it since 1975 and it is time to let it go. It is currently listed for $650,000. I loved that the whole property is surrounded by redwoods and it felt spectacular being in the forest, and to see other people out hiking. It made me happy to see other people enjoying nature and the beauty that surrounds us in Santa Cruz county.
After a full day of Santa Cruz house showings, both in-person and virtually, I have reached the conclusion that nothing can replace seeing a home in person. There is just so much information that you get when you are showing a home in person to somebody that you don’t get virtually. I know that we have shifted during this time and we are doing a lot of business virtually, but in-person showings are irreplaceable. Overall, it was a really nice day to see people, work, and do both in-person and virtual showings and get to see the differences between the two. Would you buy a Santa Cruz property that you only saw on a virtual tour? Or would you need to see the home in person before writing an offer?
But you know what I really miss? Going out to dinner. I love being able to go out to eat with my friends and family. And yesterday I drove down Highway 1, and I passed Moss Landing. And I saw two of my favorite restaurants. I really love the fresh seafood at Phil’s Fish Market, and the magnificent margaritas at The Whole Enchilada. I can’t wait until we can do those types of things again. Which latest I heard, was that things were going to start opening up in June, and since that is two weeks away, I think I can manage.
Stay well & Stay tuned for Day 63 of the Shelter in Place 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: 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.
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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