M.C. Dwyer - Santa Cruz Mountains Real Estate

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Find all the information you need about Santa Cruz Mountains real estate - from new listings to prices and statistics. I'll also post stories about the process of buying and selling homes, as well as timely tips about interest rates and getting a loan. Check here for upcoming activities in the Santa Cruz mountains, too!

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2011 

While home values in Santa Cruz are still averaging around the $500,000 mark, the most affordable properties in Santa Cruz County can now often be found in San Lorenzo Valley homes.   When real estate troubles first hit the Santa Cruz area, the problems centered largely in Watsonville.    Ironica...
01/28/2011
  First of all, the word “short” has nothing to do with time! – these are not “quick” sales.     These days, many properties have fallen in value; so if the homeowner falls into financial distress, they owe more than what the property will sell for.   If a lender agrees to a “short sale”, they ar...
01/26/2011
Many homeowners are finding it difficult to keep up with the costs of homeownership.    Health problems, marital changes, job cutbacks, furloughs, unemployment and relocations are just a few of the factors that can make it difficult to make the mortgage payment.    It is incredibly difficult to f...
01/24/2011
To get the best advice for your particular finances and goals, I recommend you meet with a lender to discuss the credit implications of your various choices in advance of making any decisions.     In some cases, lenders may be able to help you purchase another house within just a few years of a s...
01/15/2011
Scotts Valley Single Family Home Sales, 2010 11 homes sold in December 2010 at an average price of $767,400, a strong showing co mpared to the 8 homes that sold in November at an average price of $576,875. 128 homes sold during the year, with a minimum sales price of $30,600 for a red-tagged bank...
01/13/2011
     Although there is a membership cost to attend this event, it sounds like a lot of fun!
01/12/2011
Yet another reason to own real estate here in the  Santa Cruz Mountains!   I enjoyed a gourmet meal of Chantrelles over wild rice last night, thanks to the generosity of a close friend.    I have to admit I was happy to wake up this morning! - collecting wild mushrooms takes skill and knowledge....
01/07/2011
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