Lifestyle the Santa Cruz Way

With the last few articles being directly about real estate, I thought it might be a nice change to instead talk a little bit about the Santa Cruz lifestyle. “Why the lifestyle?” you might ask, “How is it different than anywhere else?” Those are important questions with answers that may surprise you.   As a […]

The Small Life

In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in what many people want for a home. It’s not the view or location that I’m talking about, it’s the size. For as long as I can remember, everyone was searching for a larger, more spacious house, but lately that trend has shifted for a lot […]

Real Estate and The Internet

It’s really interesting to see how the internet has changed over the last 15 years. In the period between 2000 and 2010, the number of people actively using the internet went from roughly 350 million to 2 billion. In that same period, Google and Facebook went from almost nothing to behemoth companies worth billions of […]

Inventory Stays Low!

Santa Cruz County continues to have a radical lack of inventory of homes for sale. For the second time in a year, the number of homes for sale has dipped below the number of homes sold, meaning that when a house sells, there isn’t another one to replace it in the market. This is the […]

Lease Options: When and Why

I recently was talking with a client who has a renter in their home who is interested in buying the house. For whatever their reasons, the renter is currently unable to purchase the home and wanted to enter into a Lease-Option contract. My first question to my client was, “How does this benefit you?” Under […]

Buying Strategies In Sellers Market

With inventory in Santa Cruz county remaining low, homes for sale are at a premium. In a recent search of the West Side, I found that, in the $400,000-$900,000 range, houses sold in the last 90 days had only been on the market and average of 18 days. Those homes that did sell were likely […]

Welcome to

Buying or selling real estate is often the greatest investment decision a person will ever make. It’s an exciting time for everyone! Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I was a private investor for many years, buying and selling real estate for myself. Somewhere along the way, I found I loved working in the […]