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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Thanks to Gary out of Texas for this wise advice.     To his points, I'll add another - as long as you're in the process of getting a loan, run any potential changes in your financial situation by your lender first!     A large credit card purchase, moving funds around in different accounts, chan...
09/10/2013
Here's a blog from Barbara-Jo clear across the country - which applies quite well here in the San Lorenzo Valley. There is another change coming down the river this October, so don't be caught up a creek without a paddle!   This is definitely important for both buyers and sellers to be aware of t...
08/31/2013
This blog was written by an associate across the country - Ginny - but it's relevant everywhere.   Many sellers have the misconception that some of their random stuff is desirable and can be left behind on the property: "Oh, I left the xxx there because I thought the buyers could use it/would wan...
08/30/2013
San Lorenzo Valley Real Estate Prices and Sales  July 2013 & 2nd Quarter 2013 The San Lorenzo Valley real estate market was still red hot this July: 32 homes sold at an average price of $439,818. The San Lorenzo Valley turned in a smoking hot second quarter of 2013 – 78 homes sold at an average p...
08/07/2013
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There's a saying in real estate, "If buyers can smell it, I can't sell it."    Sounds crass, but it's true.    By the way - I have 3 cats and a dog - and I'm with the author below, Suzanne, in saying it's not fair to the pets to board them.    But I just got feedback today on one of my high end l...
07/12/2013
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
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