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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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2012 

Boulder Creek is one of Sunset Magazine's "Favorite Places to Move to" in their recent issue. Sunset calls Boulder Creek “absurdly rural,” with ample open space for hiking, biking and horses. Not surprisingly, they list my hometown as a dream place to move to  - for those seeking a slower-paced l...
01/24/2012
Boulder Creek and Brookdale Home Sales, Prices and 2011 Market Update   Results for the 4th Quarter compared to the 3rd Quarter 2011 38 homes sold in Boulder Creek and Brookdale during the final 3 months of 2011.   The average home sales price was $244,723.     During the 3rd quarter, 39 homes ha...
01/23/2012
Today's Santa Cruz Sentinel reported that, to supplement the existing populations of bass and bluegill, about 1,000 pounds of trout will be planted in the Loch Lomond reservoir on two separate occasions this spring.     The Department of Fish and Game hasn't planted trout here in several years.  ...
01/23/2012
Median home prices rose .3% in 2011 across the Western Region of the United States.   Nationally, sales are at an 11 month high.     While the number of sales fell .8% for the western region, nationwide, single family home sales rose 1.7% for the year. Importantly, the supply of unsold homes on t...
01/20/2012
For the 6th consecutive week, average rates for the 30 year mortgage were at all time historical lows of below 4%, according to an atricle published on RISMedia based on Freddie Mac Research So it's worth repeating a segment of a blog I published last year, under the headline of New laws affectin...
01/19/2012
Santa Cruz County Home Prices 4th Quarter 2011 Market Update   Results for the 4th Quarter compared to the 3rd Quarter 2011   469 Single Family Homes sold across Santa Cruz County during the final 3 months of 2011.   The average home sales price fell about 3.5% to $523,264, compared to the 576 ho...
01/09/2012
Scotts Valley Home Prices and 2011 Market Update   Results for the 4th Quarter compared to the 3rd Quarter 2011 36 homes sold across the city and rural areas of Scotts Valley during the final 3 months of 2011.   The average home sales price was $709,924.     During the 3rd quarter, 77 homes had s...
01/06/2012
This well written article from an agent in Maryland bears repeating!   Rents right now are quite good in the Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley areas, as demand for rental housing is high.   Check with me if you've been thinking a different home would suit your current lifestyle needs better, because,...
01/06/2012
Fun Things to do in the Santa Cruz Mountains: January 2012   January 7th at 10 - Help gather the Mushrooms for the Fungus Fair by meeting at 10 at the Harvey West Scout House.   The 38th Annual Fungus Fair  January 13th - 15th at  the Louden Nelson Community Center Featuring lectures and exhibits...
01/05/2012
San Lorenzo Valley Housing Market Update 2011  photo credit: John Urwin   This market report focuses on the towns of Boulder Creek, (left), Brookdale, Ben Lomond, and Felton, all situated in the San Lorenzo Valley region of the Santa Cruz Mountains. For the 4th Quarter 2011: Home Sales Rose; Pric...
01/02/2012
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