Housing Market Trends Newsletter, March 2

Housing Market Trends Newsletter, March 2

Pick Your Pace: Run, Walk, or Draw

Animal Art Classes
Enroll your child in this nature-focused art class that spans six weeks, every Thursday afternoon! Let their creativity shine as they learn about the creatures of the redwoods. They will be using scientific drawing techniques, and delving into pastels, pens, pencils, and watercolors. (all materials provided!)
Starts 3/10 | 3:30-5 pm | $150 for 6 weeks
Pogonip Dog Walk
Grab Rex and head out to the gorgeous open space of Pogonip Park this Saturday morning! Meet at the Spring trailhead for a 3-mile, mostly flat hike with fellow two-legged and four-legged friends.
3/5 | 1-2:30 pm
Run For Rio 5k
Join the local community for a 5k run that supports Rio Del Mar Elementary School as well as healthy habits. On Saturday morning, meet at Seascape Park to have some fun and get some exercise.
3/5 | 9am | $20

Housing Market Trends | The Latest Trends for Your Home


Housing Market Trends | Owning More Than One Home

The Perks of Owning More Than One Home | With the increase of remote work and hybrid in-office/work-from-home schedules, the idea of a second home becomes more achievable. Change up your “office” view, lock in a low mortgage rate, spend time closer to family, and diversify your wealth in real estate (which, if you haven’t heard, is pretty hot right now!). Read More

Housing Market Trends | Warm & Cool Tones

Studio McGee’s Guide to Balancing Warm + Cool Tones | Cue Katy Perry’s song “Hot N Cold” because that’s exactly what we’re diving into – which seems fitting for the spring-esque time of year. A balance of stimulating warm tones and calming cool tones is what makes your home feel dynamic. Choose a jumping-off point, then build from there! Read More

Welcome Our Data Analyst, Jeremy!

Not only is Jeremy new to the Strock Team – he holds a position that is completely new to Strock! Meet our Real Estate Data Business Analyst. Here he is in his natural habitat: getting data on our next property!
Jeremy just graduated from UCSC with his degree in Technology & Information Management, with a minor in Computer Engineering. Before working at Strock, he was interning as a software engineer at a military-industrial complex.
Outside of work, you’ll find him sailing, gaming, or reading. Oh, and he also loves (wait for it) spearfishing! He’ll snorkel in the Bay and hunt down rock cod, lingcod, or any type of crab. Jeremy, we are so excited to have you on this team!

Housing Market Trends | What’s On the Market

Want To See A Property? Call 831.688.9800

This gorgeously updated home is within walking distance of 5 beaches, 2 lagoons, an urban hiking trail, delicious restaurants, & the Live Oak Farmers Market. You’re in the perfect location to get the most out of the Santa Cruz lifestyle, even before stepping through the front door. Inside you’ll fall in love with the kitchen (which may or may not convince you that you can indeed cook like Julia Child). The backyard is also to die for. You’ve heard of landscape, but this is landscaped – you’ll see what we mean.
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,812 SF | $1,984,000

1811 Alice Street, Santa Cruz

Imagine living 15 minutes from the beach, 30 minutes from Silicon Valley, and on 1.24 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This mostly flat, sunny lot in Felton could give you all of that, and potentially your dream home. Buildability reports are still pending, but look promising – originally there was a home built on this lot! What we can’t stop daydreaming about is the type of lifestyle you could have here: Historic Downtown Felton is only a couple of miles away, Henry Cowell State Park is essentially across the street from your neighborhood, and you will never run out of hiking options.
1.24 Acres | $395,000

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Thank you for your kind words. We loved working with you!

“I recently completed the sale of my house in Aptos through Strock Realty. It was an excellent experience and I can’t recommend them more highly. I worked with Sarah and Ben as realtors and Kristina as my design manager. The team made recommendations for upgrades and staging to maximize the sale potential and attract the maximum number of qualified buyers. Everyone I came in contact with was personable and professional. I noted to Ben after the sale that selling one’s home is an emotional as well as a business transaction and his team was superb at recognizing that. They kept me well-informed and were extremely responsive to any questions I had. I ended up going through the Homelight program to make the transition to buying another home easier. In the end, we accepted an offer of 100K over the list price. I commend Ben and his team for their caring and professional work.”
| Jeff Kessler | Google Review


If you are looking for a team of real estate agents who are dedicated to providing exceptional service and results, look no further than the Strock Team. We are here to help you navigate the complex world of real estate with confidence and ease.

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