Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 65
Yesterday was Day 65 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz and it was a really busy work day. And I wore a nice, yet a little sheer, top on for the day because when I left the house it was sunny and beautiful. But as I drove to meet up with clients and show them properties, it looked like it was going to start pouring rain. I was definitely nervous about getting drenched with my sheer top on!
Before my busy day, I got up early, finished my morning calls, got a bunch of work done, and then I started making bread. Why, you may ask? Well, because we have this starter and Ellia has named it Phillip. We cannot let Phillip die, which means we have to use Phillip regularly. That being said, now when Ellia asks me again why I don’t have more kids or why can’t I give her a sibling, I’m just going to tell her that she has one and his name is Phillip. But at least the bread is yummy! Have you tried making bread, or something you’ve never attempted before, during this time? If so, what did you learn to make and how did it turn out?
Yesterday I got the opportunity to show my clients a few Santa Cruz beach homes, one of them being an off market property. And I was super excited to go check them out, because being able to smell the ocean air while showing a home is one of the many charms about selling Santa Cruz beach homes. But of course, with the mask wearing policy I didn’t get to breathe in the fresh sea air. But, oh well, it’s a minor sacrifice in order to keep everyone healthy and safe. Are you having a hard time with having to wear a mask? For you, what’s the worst part about it?
In between property showings I got to stop at Cat & Cloud Coffee in the Pleasure Point area of Capitola. I went out to get a bag of coffee, The Answer, and the staff there are kicking butt. Everyone has masks and gloves on, and they sanitize everything. It felt really safe. I also got myself a cup of coffee, which was the first one that I have bought out since the Shelter in Place started in Santa Cruz. I was super excited to enjoy a nice Cat & Cloud cup of coffee, thanks so much, Jared Truby! We appreciate you taking care of the Santa Cruz community and providing us with some delicious coffee! If you have not tried Cat & Cloud Coffee, I highly recommend it. Not only are all the staff amazingly friendly, but the coffee is fantastic.
My last showing of the day was a lovely Scotts Valley home, 219 Belair Drive. It had magnificent mountain-top and green views in virtually every room. The private driveway starts at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, leading up to a stunning one-story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, ranch home on a sunny 1/2 acre lot just 5 minutes from the Freeway and top-rated schools. Inside, we found gleaming hardwood floors, gorgeous tile work, a modern kitchen with a walk-in pantry, an open floor plan, sunken living room and spacious master suite. And we stepped outside onto a generous deck that overlooks the valley and spans the entire length of the house. I could just imagine being able to star-gaze from the sunken, covered hot tub with its own skylight. It was a really amazing property, let me know if you’d like more information! Listing is courtesy of Christian Miller of Ocean Street Realty.
After a full day, Ellia rode her skateboard while the rest of the family walked around our neighborhood. We went past Bay View Elementary where the teachers and staff had posted signs outside saying things like, “We Miss You!” I just love Bay View Elementary, what a sweet school. It was Ellia’s last year before middle school at Mission Hill.
How many of you have started a garden during this Shelter in Place? If so, what are you growing? We have been loving our garden! I hope you are well and staying healthy.
I hope that you are staying well during this time. Stay tuned for Day 66 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz, California!
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.
Also, I have some exciting news!! We have a new listing that will be coming on the market within the next two weeks in Santa Cruz. 2220 Twin Hills Drive is a super cute 3 bed, 2 bath 960 square foot home in a central location in Lower Santa Cruz Gardens. This home has a 2 car garage, a large yard with trees and flowers, a shed, and a nice backyard. And this home is located within walking or biking distance to an abundance of Soquel stores, restaurants, hiking trails, parks, and Dominican Hospital. This affordable home is a must see. Please reach out to me if you would like more information on this home before it hits them market. I am happy to help!
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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