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Real Estate Trends Santa Cruz, Newsletter – June 15


Father’s Day Festivities and More!

Monterey Rock & Rod
Just in time for Father’s Day! Take Dad to the Monterey Rock & Rod Festival this weekend for hot rods, muscle cars, and live entertainment. There will also be an old-fashioned sock hop, delicious food, and local vendors.
6/17 & 6/18
Arana Gulch Cleanup
Join the Watershed Awareness Volunteer Event (WAVE) and help remove invasive plant species from the much-loved Arana Gulch Open Space. Bring Dad along for a Father’s Day giveback, or go solo on Saturday!
6/18 & 6/19 | 8:30am
Ukraine Benefit Concert
The Peace United Church of Christ together with the Nova Ukraine organization will be hosting a benefit concert for the people of Ukraine. Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko will be performing works by Ukrainian composers.

The Latest Real Estate Trends for Your Home


Real Estate Trends | Vacation Homes

Why Summer Is A Great Time To Buy A Vacation Home | With the days getting longer, you have more time to spend enjoying places that you love. It might be the right time to purchase a vacation home, especially with beach days calling, the popularity of remote work, a less intimidating market, and the draw of spending time in a place you love. Read More

Real Estate Trends | Summer Designs

How 6 Designers Are Bringing Summer Into Their Home | Studio McGee gathers ideas from six designers on welcoming summer into the home. This looks like muted green palettes, citrus fruit bowls, soft linens, textured rattans, and fresh foliage that point toward the season. Get even more ideas from their article and start decorating for summer now! Read More

Real Estate Trends + Tom Ferry International Ranking!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been ranked #51 in the NATION in the Large Teams Sales Volume category! Every year, Tom Ferry International and Real Trends present the top agents, brokerages, and teams – we are honored to be among the top 0.065% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors!
Of course, the leadership of Ben Strock and the tenacity of our team is how we’ve reached this point – and we can’t wait for next year.

Real Estate Trends Santa Cruz | What’s On the Market

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Insert yourself into the Bay Crest lifestyle: some of the best surf is just across the street, Pleasure Point shops are a few blocks away, & hopping on a Beach Cruiser will get you to Capitola Village, The Boardwalk, & beyond. In addition to ocean views, hardwood floors, and top-of-the-line appliances, this seaside stunner features a modern farmhouse exterior, an open entertaining space, and a roomy ocean-view patio.
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2095 SF | $3,495,000
Welcome to the Bay Crest properties, an exclusive community of eight oceanfront, new-construction luxury homes that command unparalleled real estate on iconic East Cliff Drive. This seaside stunner features a huge entertaining space on the ground floor with bifold doors that invite ocean views & salty breezes inside. Natural wood & white cabinets, a massive marble island with waterfall countertops, & top-of-the-line appliances punctuate the kitchen. You’ve never seen the beach life so elevated.
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2,265 SF | $3,395,000
No matter where you are in this house, you’ll be able to hear the crashing waves. It’s like having theme music all day long This particular home is on the quietest part of the street & enjoys tremendous ocean views. It features a gorgeous modern farmhouse exterior, 2 patios on the ground floor, and bi-fold doors that erase the lines between indoor & outdoor, and a white kitchen, featuring gold accents and marble counters. Not enough? The sand is across the street. How about that?
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2,391 SF | $3,495,000
When you pull into the gated driveway of this ocean-view estate, you will be mesmerized by the view. Read: park first, then get out and gawk at the view. That view stays with you from the massive front deck, primary suite (and the shower in the ensuite!), and into the large living room, filtered through floor-to-ceiling windows. We know where we want to be all summer long!
4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 3,379 SF | $2,495,000
Located on a private street and across the street from Willowbrook County Park, you couldn’t design a better location. You’re also within walking distance of Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz Montessori, and the tennis courts at the park. Inside, this updated home devotes the entire main floor to entertaining space. A big living room, large back deck, and gorgeous kitchen are ready for family dinners and hosting gatherings. This home also features a full studio, with a separate entrance, on the ground floor.
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2,131 SF | $1,499,000
This centrally located Santa Cruz stunner is the perfect family home or stellar investment property (maybe even both). The desirable location is within walking distance to Parkway Trailhead and Harbor High School. It’s also a few minutes’ drive to Midtown, the Chaminade, and the Santa Cruz Harbor. Downstairs, a permitted studio apartment gives you more room for your family or a potential rental that could help pay down your mortgage.
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,315 SF | $1,189,000



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