Market Real Estate Trends, Newsletter – May 18

Market Real Estate Trends, Newsletter – May 18


Market Real Estate Trends | Feel The Burn (And Fun!) This Weekend

Saturday Barre Class
Join The Barre Collective at Hotel Paradox in Downtown Santa Cruz for an Express Barre class. With movements intended to get you into the “burn zone,” expect a fun workout that will get your heart pumping. Don’t worry, you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary mimosa.
Tango At Twilight
Dance your Sunday Scaries away with this intermediate Tango dance class in Carmel-By-The-Sea. Sunday evenings, drop by the American Legion for a two-hour class (plus half-hour practice) and close out your weekend strong.
5/22 | 5-7 pm | $20
Science On Tap
Connect with the community and keep up with the latest research at UCSC during the Science on Tap event next Wednesday. The next topic is “Timing Is Everything: How Molecular Clocks Keep Us In Sync With Our Environment.”
5/25 | 8-9 pm

The Latest Market Real Estate Trends for Your Home


Market Real Estate Trends | Downsizing

Is It Time To Buy A Smaller Home? | Whether you’re embracing minimalism to the max or ready to move onto a new chapter of your life sans all of the clutter, it might be the right time to downsize. With the current market, it’s a great time to sell your larger existing home and reinvest in something a little smaller that requires less maintenance and gives you more time. Read More

Graduation Season

Graduation Party Ideas That Will Earn Your Bash An A+ | Graduation season is officially upon us! While you’re sifting through RSVPs and nailing down the caterer, we found a few more ideas that could make your party next level: graduation party games, a Smart Cookie bar, a “Friends” graduation photo backdrop, and even a grad cap cake – plus more! Read More

Market Real Estate Trends | It Was An Inside Job

During a covert summit, Special Agents #02143348 and #02019108 recently reached an agreement after extensive negotiations.
The Target: 1265 7th Ave, Santa Cruz
The Mission: Special Agent #02019108 clients sell to Special Agent #02143348 clients
Weapons of Choice: 1.2mm (ballpoint pen)
Mission Accomplished and the offer accepted.
And that’s how we conduct deals within the Strock Office.



What’s On the Market

Want To See A Property? Call 831.688.9800

Just a few blocks from Seacliff Beach, the sea breezes & sounds of the waves flow through every room of this spectacular beach house. The primary bedroom on the main floor has beautiful ocean views & a spacious, private balcony. The en suite bathroom features luxurious finishes like marble counters, a rain showerhead, & river rock tile in the walk-in shower. Downstairs, two ample bedrooms, a large living space, & a kitchenette give you plenty of room for the family.
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,900 SF Total | $1,845,000


Just a 5-minute walk to Cuesta Park & a block from the desirable Waverly Park neighborhood sits this renovated executive home. The chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, a spacious breakfast nook, a butcher block island, a wine fridge, & a dual dishwasher – though you’ll probably spend most of your time outside, sitting poolside in your stellar backyard. And with your outdoor kitchen, you can fully enjoy the California lifestyle with seamless indoor/outdoor living. Here, you can relax at home, retreat to the park, & brag about your commute.
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,621 SF | $3,600,000


This gorgeous family home located in the Santa Cruz Sunbelt is not only in a stellar central location; it has also been entirely renovated from top to bottom! The kitchen has been outfitted with stainless steel appliances, a gorgeous backsplash, and a custom hood vent. Out back, relax on the paved patio under your fruit trees that thrive in the sunshine and create a tropical atmosphere, or plant a salsa garden in the planter boxes. You’re also just 5 minute drive to the beach, the Harbor and only 7 minutes to downtown Santa Cruz. Get the sun, unbeatable location, and a well-appointed house on a quiet cul de sac!
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,435 SF Total | $1,295,000
Finding a serene pocket of Silicon Valley is challenging enough, but finding a quiet street and a completely remodeled home? It’s an opportunity you can’t miss. Inside, every surface has been artfully remodeled, with new floors & fresh paint in each room. The beautiful living room features a huge window that frames the stunning trees standing guard in your front yard, & floods the home with light. The kitchen is what will win you over marble counters, custom backsplash, soft close drawers, acres of counter space, & a coffee bar straight out of Restoration Hardware. In addition to the details, the four bedrooms & spacious backyard give you plenty of room for the whole family. Serenity, space, & style in Silicon Valley – why not have it all?
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1,832 SF Total | $1,795,000


Imagine living cliffside, with the ocean as your backyard, unencumbered views of the surf, & a playlist of crashing waves on repeat – or, don’t imagine, because at this Opal Cliffs condo, that could be your new reality. The bedroom also has a stellar ocean view, & is a serene perch for watching the waves. It’s the backyard, though, that’s the ultimate retreat: being on the ground floor gives a huge swath of oceanfront property to enjoy year-round. You can walk to Capitola Village in 5 minutes, or retreat to the private community deck, which features a glass railing, tables, a BBQ, & expansive Bay views.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 903 SF | $1,599,000



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

“My husband and I had such a wonderful experience working with Bjorn. This was our first time meeting Bjorn (we live in the Bay Area) and within 2 months of working with him, he found us the perfect beach house! He made the purchase seamless with his knowledge and professionalism. We have already recommended Bjorn to friends looking to buy in Santa Cruz County!! P.S. The whole Strock Team is top-notch!!”
| Denise M. | 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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