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!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Valerie has written a useful blog about divorce sales...I feel the best advice in response is to re-arrange furniture and closets as if the home was still functioning for a couple - that may include staging expense but it's probably worth it.     Buyers have a kind of sixth sense about these thin...
05/31/2013
Here's a great outline on how to get your loan REALLY READY - not just pre-approved.     Facing delays in underwriting can cause the seller to stop giving the buyer extensions of time. I'm going to add a rather freakish warning - don't redo your past taxes while you're in the middle of buying a h...
05/22/2013
Barb wrote this article about San Diego region - but it applies perfectly to the Santa Cruz market also. I just opened escrow with a buyer who won a home over other bids - we did back flips to get our offer in during the owner-occupant period offered by Fannie Mae on a foreclosed property.     He...
05/16/2013
Multiple offers are the norm right now in residential real estate, whether you're in Idaho like Janna who wrote this article, or the Santa Cruz mountains,  Silicon Valley or anywhere in the SF Bay Area.    Janna's advice may help you prepare for the conversations we'll be having about how to writ...
05/08/2013
Here's a great post by Alameda County Agent Pacita Dimacali...  Here in Santa Cruz County, the Planning Department has been talking about an amnesty program for a while.   It would be very helpful here, because there was no governing body issuing permits in the rural areas for homes built or adde...
05/06/2013
Scotts Valley Home Prices through April 2013 55 Single Family Homes have sold in Scotts Valley through April this year, at an average price of $744,960; (average list price was $753,585).   Prices rose about 8.8% during the first 4 months of 2013, compared to the last 4 months of 2012.    The ave...
05/02/2013
Los Gatos Mountains Real Estate Price update – January through April 2013     So far this year, 26 residential properties have sold in the Los Gatos Mountains, at an average price of $858,728, compared to an average asking price of $878,671.     Because so many homes are now selling more quickly ...
05/01/2013
Here's an interesting perspective on home buying.   If you don't have the time yourself to drive by before you ask to see inside of a home, understand that your agent has made an appointment with the seller on your behalf.   We do our best to be your eyes and ears and let you know if we don't thi...
05/01/2013
2013 Scotts Valley Farmers' Market - season begins! Locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables, plus baked goods and fish, are now for sale from our local farmers, fishermen and bakeries! Where: Scotts Valley Community Center:  Kings Village Drive (off Mt. Hermon) When: Saturday April 6th through...
04/06/2013
SLV Real Estate: Home Prices and Market Report –  March 31st 2013 Every day, people stop me and ask, "How's the market?"   The residential real estate market in the San Lorenzo Valley was sizzling hot during the first quarter of 2013 – 63 homes sold at an average price of $348,842, up 16% over th...
04/04/2013
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