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Market Conditions in Santa Cruz County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Janet Angulo answered:
Hi Angie,

There are a few homes currently for sale in Adult Village Watsonville, the price ranges from 159,000 for a 2 bedroom built in 1970 to $278,700 also a 2 bedroom built in 1975. If it would help I can email you these homes so you can take an online look at them or we can discuss what you are looking for in a home or if you are considering selling we can take a look at the market value of your home. My email is:, phone number 831-332-5562.

Thank you, Janet Angulo, American Dream Realty
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Thu Feb 16, 2012
John Watson answered:
Hello Markusd

I am not sure if I have seen any websites that allow you to customize a search in that way. I can do that for you using the MLS and customize it down to one street if thats what you wanted. I do Market Analysis for all of my clients to support our offerings and selling prices. If you would like to contact me I could do the Analysis for you as well. (831)428-3296
I look forward to hearing from you.
John Watson
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Tue Sep 14, 2010
Glen Mitchell answered:
Some Pros...
stronger demand in the area for rentals.
some people dont like to rent to students so opens up more opportunities for you.
possibly higher rents
summer vacation home for you or possible short term rental if you furnish
retirement home for you
low interest rates

Some Cons..
Possibly no renters during summer
more people living in home may equal more wear and tear
younger people living in home may equal more wear and tear

Email me for a complete list with photos of homes available for sale currently.


Glen Mitchell
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Sat Sep 5, 2009
Curt Abramson answered:
Larry, Curt Abramson from Bailey Properties here. The answer to your question depends on whether you are talking about the public water coming from Soquel Creek Water District, or a private or shared well. For info on SCWD, you should contact them at 831-475-8500. If it's a well, the water can be tested fairly economically. The area along San Andreas Rd. towards Sunset beach has definitely been identified as one where there are concerns about both nitrates and seawater intrusion. If you are selling, your agent can advise you about what kind of research and subsequent disclosure is appropriate for your situation. Hope this helps! Call me or e-mail me with more questions through my website, noted below. ... more
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Sun Jul 13, 2008
Curt Abramson answered:
Janine, Curt Abramson with Bailey Properties in Santa Cruz here. Right now, there are 32 homes active in Felton, and another 6 pending, so there are some active buyers right now. Average days on market has been hovering around 65-70 for the past few months. We've been averaging 50 homes for sale, 7-8 pending sales monthly, and 4-5 closed sales monthly for the same time period.

The sellers getting showings have presentable homes, actively marketed, at the right price. The biggest mistake people are making in Felton (and elsewhere) right now is putting their home out at a high price to test the market, then trying to drop it several times to see where the buyer's interest kicks in. By the time they approach market value, their property has been out there so long, buyers assume it has defects and they stay away.

Pricing right now is highly competitive. A home has to clearly be the best value of all the competitors in its range to draw buyer interest, and offers. If you'd like more specific info about the market or a particluar house and aren't committed to another Realtor, I'd be happy to talk with you directly. You can contact me through my website, below.
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Fri Apr 25, 2008
Sandi McGinnis-Garcia answered:
Hi! Sandi McGinnis-Garcia, Realtor, David Lyng Real Estate. There will be many rentals coming up, but you need to get them before UCSC starts in August. You may be paying a month or two rent to get it early, but your chances of getting what you want will be greater.
I am currently renting a home for my student near campus. It is difficult but not impossible.
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Fri Aug 14, 2009
Curt Abramson answered:
Whether to rent or sell depends on your long term plans. Although prices have been flat to down in the area, there is still high demand for nice homes, especially in the RDM Elementary district. We've seen some surprisingly fast sales, even multiple offers, when homes are priced right. At the same time, prices in SoCal are way down, so this might be your best opportunity to buy up or retain some cash from your sale here.

Rental ranges can vary so much depending on amenities, views, location, etc. No one can give you a realistic estimate of rental or sale value without seeing the home. If you'd like me to view the home and offer my input, please contact me via my website, below. Good luck with your move!
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Mon May 12, 2008
Infinity Realty Network answered:
Homes Near Water always tend to hold there value and appreciate at a higher percentage most of the time. In Santa Cruz this is normally true, but there are always other variables and best bet is to really do your homework. The lack of constant quality listings, and demand when they do come up makes for a good appreciation level. If you need specific listings or statistics feel free to email me.

Good Luck
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