Aptos, CA Real Estate News

By John Watson, Santa Cruz Real Estate (831)428-3296
(Century 21 LAD Realty)
Bring your kids and pets to Century 21 LAD Realty  FREE photos with Santa on Saturday December 3rd from 10am-1pm.  We will have refreshments and glitter tattoos.   Century 21 LAD Realty has been in Aptos for 35+ years and has a great staff of agents ready to serve the home buying and selling needs of the community of Aptos and all of Santa Cruz County. Search All Aptos Real Estate
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
APTOS (95003) SUMMERTIME HOME SALES REPORT 2011   The 95003 zip code encompasses the areas of Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Seascape and Seacliff.  The Aptos area is located on the south end of Santa Cruz County, between Capitola/Soquel and Watsonville.  Rio del Mar/Seascape has long stretches of beaches and a vacation atmosphere.  Many people own second homes or vacation homes there.  For example the Seascape Resort is a vacation community.          Let's take a look at how Aptos or the 95003 zip code area fared for home sales in the Summer of 2011: In June there were 23 Aptos home sales, 20 home sales in July and 25 Aptos home sales in August 2011. The average Aptos home sale price in June 2011 was $530,000, in July the average price was $822,000 and in August the average Aptos home sale price ...
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By John Watson, Santa Cruz Real Estate (831)428-3296
(Century 21 LAD Realty)
  With our new listing at 601 Valencia Rd in Aptos now on the market at $359,000 I have been keeping watch over the real estate market in Aptos CA under $500,000.    This morning I can report that there are 28 homes for sale in Aptos CA under $500,000.  Of the 28 homes for sale in Aptos CA 8 are in "active" status (no offer accepted yet)   Of the 8 Active homes for sale in Aptos CA  3 are bank owned  2 are short sales  5 are traditional sale      The other 20 homes for sale in Aptos CA under $500,000 are pending sale  (accepted offer in escrow) Of the 20 homes in pending status for sale in Aptos CA 4 are bank owned 8 are short sales 8 are traditional sale   Search Homes for Sale in Aptos   Photo courtesy of Kayak Connection in Moss Landing...      
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By John Watson, Santa Cruz Real Estate (831)428-3296
(Century 21 LAD Realty)
Search for Aptos Homes For Sale   Surf City Coffee in the Redwood Village is the dog friendly in Aptos place for gourmet coffee and the Surf Dog.  Surf City has a sunny enclosed patio area equipped with seating and tables so your dog can be at your side out while you enjoy your cup of morning brew, or a hot dog for lunch.  Surf City coffee is located off of the Rio Del Mar exit in Aptos on the Soquel Ave. frontage. Another favorite hangout is the family owned and operated Palm Deli also located in the Redwood Village.  The Palm Deli does allow pets on their patio.  The Palm Deli features great pasta, sandwiches, soups, salads and wine.  Once monthly the proprietors, Doug and Ericka Glaum host wine tasting with varieties from all over the globe.  Se
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By John Watson, Santa Cruz Real Estate (831)428-3296
(Century 21 LAD Realty)
Aptos  - Search for Aptos Homes Aptos is an unincorporated part of Santa Cruz County and is set between the citie of Santa Cruz and Watsonville off of Highway 1.  Within Aptos there are a number of communities; Rio Del Mar, Seascape, Seacliff, La Selva Beach, Aptos Village, Aptos Hills, Larkin Valley and Day Valley.  The 2000 census numbers for all of the outlying areas of Aptos were at about 25,000 people, nearly 26% were families with children under the age of 18. Homes in Aptos start at  $375,000+ with the average sales price for the 1st quarter of 2011 at $633,293.  The style of homes vary as Aptos consists of homes in redwood forest, golf course , and beach settings. Aptos Beaches consist of Seacliff Beach which is well known for the Cement Ship, New Brighton Beach, Beer Can Beach,...
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By John Watson, Santa Cruz Real Estate (831)428-3296
(Century 21 LAD Realty)
Pooches on the Patio... The patio area at Cafe Bittersweet in Aptos, CA is the perfect place for good dogs to bring their people.  Not only is the people food great, the libations delightful, but the restaurant also features some "dog" favorite meals.  Check out our site for other dog friendly locales...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
APTOS HOME SALES - REAL ESTATE VALUES REPORT  MID-2011 Aptos, CA is located on the south end of Santa Cruz County in Monterey Bay.  Aptos is a sleepy community with beautiful areas like Nisene Marks State Park and the beaches of Rio del Mar and Seacliff.  Homes for sale in the Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Seascape areas have everything from tiny beach cottage vacation homes to mountain estate properties with vineyards.  Let's take a look at Aptos (95003) home sales for the first part of 2011. There have been 81 Aptos home sales from Jan 1st to June 1st 2011.  This is including all of the 95003 zip code which is Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Seacliff, Seascape areas. The average price of an Aptos home sale in this time period was about $747,000.  This is much higher than Santa Cruz County as a whole where ...
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
Santa Cruz, CA is Celebrating the 19th annual Blues Festival this weekend, May 18th and 19th! There is a whole host of amazing artists, with a tribute to Jimi Hendrix with an Experience Hendrix performance Saturday and Boz Scaggs Sunday! The Jimi Hendrix tribute is to commemorate his influence in music since he became famous just a short distance away in Monterey County. With his death 40 years ago, his music still touches all of us in amazing ways. And with a host of other great artists, it will be hard to miss out on these great performances.The performances will be at Aptos Village Park, with an entrance fee of $65 for one day and $120 for both.     Here is the exact lineup of performers: Saturday 11 a.m.: Mia Borders 12:20 p.m.: Jackie Greene 2 p.m.: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Av...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
NEW OCEAN VIEW HOME FOR SALE IN APTOS , RIO DEL MAR Brand new Construction Aptos ocean view home for sale near Rio del Mar!  One of the few new construction ocean view homes for sale in the Aptos area.  This ocean view home is located just steps to the Rio del Mar flats and beaches.  Search here for all Aptos and Rio del Mar homes for sale This Aptos ocean view home for sale features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is constructed of the highest quality materials.  The reverse floor plan allows the main living areas to take advantage of the excellent ocean views and Monterey Bay Views. You can Walk to the beaches of Rio del Mar and enjoy the relaxed Santa Cruz lifestyle.  This new construction home would be a great vacation or second home.   Aptos Ocean view home for sale has a 1 car gara...
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By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
Two Important Statistics DeterminingMarket Momentum Sales momentum for single-family, re-sale homes in Santa Cruz County dipped into negative territory in September for the first time since January 2009. This trend continued in October. We calculate... sales momentum by using a 12-month moving average to eliminate seasonality. By comparing this year's 12-month moving average to last year's, we get a percentage showing market momentum. In the chart below... are two of the most important statistics determining market momentum. The blue shows momentum for home sales while the red line shows momentum for pending home sales. Sales momentum peaked in July and has been trending down ever since. Pending sales, which normally track closed sales closely, have jumped out of the norm due to the lar...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
FHA APPROVED CONDOS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY - WOODSIDE TERRACE - WILLOWBROOK LANE, APTOS There are only a handful of FHA approved condos in Santa Cruz County.  For those looking to buy a condo or townhome and only have the 3.5% downpayment, Woodside Terrace Condominiums in Aptos is an FHA approved condo complex in Santa Cruz County.  For a current list (the condos the FHA approves are subject to change) of other FHA approved condos or townhomes in Santa Cruz feel free to contact me. Woodside Terrace condos are located on Willowbrook Lane in Aptos which is near New Brighton State Beach, Cabrillo College, shopping, public transportation and restaurants.  It is a great location for families or seniors.   Woodside Terrace Condominium Complex in Aptos is a a clean, well maintained condo complex...
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By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
Pros and Cons of Going Condo    Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single-family homes in many markets, and they're ideal for those who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle. But before you buy, make sure you do your legwork. These are some of the important elements to consider:   Storage. Some condos have storage lockers, but usually there are no attics or basements to hold extra belongings.   Outdoor space. Yards and outdoor areas are usually smaller in condos, so if you like to garden or entertain outdoors, this may not be a good fit. However, if you dread yard work, this may be the perfect option for you.   Amenities. Many condo properties have swimming pools, fitness centers, and other facilities that would be very expensive in a single-family home.   Main...
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By Susan Bolster-Grant
(Sereno Group)
5 Things to Know About Homeowner's Insurance1. Know about exclusions to coverage. For example, most insurance policies do not cover flood or earthquake damage as a standard item. These types of coverage must be bought separately. 2. Know about dollar limitations on claims. Even if you are covered for a risk, there may be a limit on how much the insurer will pay. For example, many policies limit the amount paid for stolen jewelry unless items are insured separately. 3. Know the replacement cost. If your home is destroyed you'll receive money to replace it only to the maximum of your coverage, so be sure your insurance is sufficient. This means that if your home is insured for $150,000 and it costs $180,000 to replace it, you'll only receive $150,000. 4. Know the actual cash value. If yo...
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
Happy 4th of July to all!  Have fun, stay safe and be thankful we live in the greatest nation on earth!!!
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Seascape immaculate custom built home. Beveled glass front door opens into the formal entry with oak hardwood floors. The great room is open and airy, freshly painted, with hardwood floors, open beam ceilings with cedar boards, track lights & ceiling fan, an arched brick custom wood burning fireplace w/gas starter & Anderson French doors that opens to the back deck and the Seascape greenbelt. The open kitchen has cream colored tiled counters, breakfast bar, antique white cabinets and new pulls, stainless and black appliances and a built in phone desk. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet, dual sink bathroom with separate shower and Jacuzzi style tub. Downstairs are two bedrooms. One has a French door that opens to the back deck and private back yard. The large laundry room is d...
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Nestled in the Redwoods, and just minutes to Rio Del Mar Beach, this home offers the best of both worlds. Surrounded by lush green forest, the house is very sunny and light.  Wood siding and dormer windows add to the charm and ambiance. 2 Bedroom + office/guest room & 2.5 Baths 1,700 SF on a 34,000 SF lot. The living room has open beam ceilings, tiled hearth & wood stove with French doors that open to the large deck. The open kitchen has Oak wood floors, tiled counters, Oak cabinets, new gas stove & breakfast bar. Adjacent dining room with wood floors overlooks the outdoors. A half bath & laundry area serves the downstairs. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms, an office/den/guest room & a two full baths. The master suite has a high ceiling accented with an open beam, a walk in closet with Oak...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $729,000 FIZBER.com ID 15545580 Single Family with 2 bed, 2.0 bath, in 493 Robin Drive Aptos, CA, 95003 http://www.fizber.com/15545580/ 493 Robin Drive - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 493 Robin Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003 Sq footage: 1473.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 2 Year built: 1972 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more California homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Contemporary single level home located in Aptos Beach Pines. Bringing the outdoors in with walls of windows that look out to the oak trees and flowering bushes. Walk past the Courtyard patio and into the front door and entry. The living room has white open beam and cathedral ceilings and windows overlooking the courtyard and back yard...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $129,000 FIZBER.com ID 15392499 Mobile Home with 2 bed, 2.0 bath, in 48 Primrose Street Aptos, CA, 95003 http://www.fizber.com/15392499/ 48 Primrose Street - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Mobile Home Address: 48 Primrose Street, Aptos, CA, 95003 Sq footage: 1000.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 2 Year built: 1971 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more California homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Seacliff Manor 55+ Senior Park. Clean & sunny doublewide home. New carpet & linolium. Sunny living room with formal dining area. Open kitchen with gas stove & refrigerator. Large bedrooms & updated bathrooms. Sun room. Carport parking. Backyard with room to garden. Attached one car carport. Park offers Pool & Clubhouse. Park buy ...
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
Our fair city of Santa Cruz California is enjoying some phenomenal late winter weather as we swing into spring.  Going into winter last November everyone was talking about water rationing and drought.  Before we knew it the first big storm of the season hit us with huge waves, fierce winds and lots of rain.  The waves breaking along the cliffs of West Cliff Drive were epic, sweeping down the coast, hammering the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, The Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, Pleasure Point, The Capitola Wharf, The Capitola Esplanade and on down to New Brighton State Beach and the cement ship at Seacliff Beach.  Check out these great links for more info on these local beaches.  The winds were howling, knocking down trees, power lines and wreaking all kinds of havoc.  There was flooding in...
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Aptos, CA 95003 has town & country living, real estate consist of mountain estates, beach homes with expansive ocean views. Apple Lane Inn For Sale $834,900 Beds: 5 beds Baths: 3|0 baths Aptos was named by Native Americans for the confluence of Aptos Creek and Valencia Creek. The name is Ohlone, meaning "the meeting of two creeks" Aptos is usually pronounced "app-toss." In 1833 the government of Mexico granted Rafael Castro the 6,656-acre (26.94 km2) Rancho Aptos. Initially Castro used the land to raise cattle for their hides, but after California became a state in 1850, Castro leased his land to Americans who built a wharf, general store, and lumber mill. The original town was located where Aptos Village Square is currently located. In 1853 a leather tannery was built, and the main bui...
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