Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91 & Day 92

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 91

On Day 91 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz I had back to back appointments but I had to stop and get some cold brew coffee to re-fuel. I love coffee!

I had three buyer’s appointments to go meet with vendors and I am feeling really grateful for my vendors. One of the hardest parts about buying a house is getting all the information and knowledge that you might want in order to proceed with the transaction comfortably. And I am feeling really grateful because I have a great rolodex of vendors that I can call on and they do amazing work. I trust them, I like them, and they show up for me and my clients. So thank you, Jeff Dunton, Danny Dunton, and Ray Barrs.

After all my appointments I went over to one of my seller’s house. In order to be an effective listing agent, it is important to help the sellers with the disclosures. I go over the TDS and SPQ forms with them, which are two mandated California Seller Disclosure documents. These forms ask a bunch of questions and the sellers have to answer yes and no. And if the answer is yes, then they have to provide the information asked of them. So I like to go over the questions with my sellers in order to effectively and appropriately answer them. That way we can provide as much information to the prospective buyers .

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 92

Santa Cruz Shelter in Place 2020: Day 92

Day 92 of the Shelter in Place here in Santa Cruz and Danny has officially become addicted to surfing! He calls me every day and asks when we can go surfing. We are both working every day, but he called and said that he was going to buy me one of those soft-top surf boards from Costco, so that we could go surfing after work. I really do not know how to surf, but we are trying to be a family that surfs together.

After being out in the water, I was so tired and realized that I am definitely not a surfer. We basically just paddled out in the water, which looked like a lake because there weren’t any waves, and that alone was exhausting. I kept wishing that my friend Karen was there to do all the hard work for me!

If you know me, then you know how much I love having a clean car. And I finally got to go to the Scotts Valley Car Wash. It was so nice and I was so happy to have a clean and dust-free car!

Earlier in the day, I was out showing property to a client in the Los Gatos area. And I loved being able to see this one home in particular, it was super modern, with a gorgeous swimming pool and a deck, and an amazing view. I especially loved the kitchen. It was simple elegance, granite countertops, and had every amenity that you would want.

I hope that you are well! Stay safe and stay tuned for Day 93 and Day 94 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.

4300 Soquel Drive #226

Real Estate Update Time: 

We’ve seen quite a few new listings come on the market this week, more and more each 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!

Shemeika Fox 
Santa Cruz Realtor
David Lyng Real Estate
DRE 01479629

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