Real Estate Housing Market Santa Cruz, Newsletter – April 6

Real Estate Housing Market Santa Cruz, Newsletter – April 6

 Dig Into Both Sides of the Bay This Weekend!

Gardening Volunteer Day
Join Blue Zones Project Monterey County this weekend as they tend to the Oak Woodland Community Garden in Marina! Bring some water, slather on the sunscreen, and put your green thumb to good use.
4/9 | 9 am – 1 pm
Downtown Antique Faire
Head to Downtown Santa Cruz this weekend and sift through classic pieces, collectibles, and vintage clothing as you hunt for the perfect thing to add to your home or wardrobe.
4/10 | Lincoln Street
Felton Jazz Concert
Describing their group as a “small, intense orchestra,” you’re in for a treat this Saturday evening. Three artists will be performing various expressions of jazz at the Performing Art Center in Felton.
4/9 | $33 – $37

Real Estate Housing Market | The Latest Trends for Your Home


Real Estate Housing Market | Mortgage Rates

What’s Happening with Mortgage Rates and Where Will They Go From Here? | Since the start of 2022, a 30-year fixed mortgage rate has increased by 1.2%. The good news is that rates are still relatively affordable, but they don’t appear to be heading back down anytime soon. If you are considering a move or purchase, it’s looking like sooner is better than later. Read More

Real Estate Housing Market | Decor Trends

Is Your Home Ready For a Spring Refresh? These 10 Decor Trends Are All the Inspiration You Need | Let’s forget about spring cleaning for just a minute, and focus on something a little more fun: season-forward decor. This year, let’s focus on what we can add rather than take away. Bring on the greenery, and creative cabinets, focus on the foyer, and stimulating color! Read More

Welcome Two New Agents! Tracey and Jennet

Tracey will be our first Salinas-based agent! Before working with the Strock Team, Tracey was working with a brokerage in Salinas as an office administrator and a licensed agent. While she was there, she learned tons about the backend of the business. Now that she’s working full-time as an agent, her favorite part is sharing her love of her community with her clients.
Full circle moment: before Ben started his own company, he and Jennet worked at the same brokerage when they were both new agents! How cool is it that they get to work together again? Before joining Team Strock, Jennet had been working at a local brokerage and as an independent agent. You may also know her from Reef Dog Deli in Capitola, a sandwich shop she and her husband Anthony opened in 2020 where they serve craft subs and delicious salads – we’re looking forward to you catering our next meeting, Jennet. Welcome to the team!

Real Estate Housing Market | What’s On the Market

Want To See A Property? Call 831.688.9800

Overwhelming views of the Pacific ebb through the windows of this seaside retreat in Carmel Meadows, where a symphony of crashing surf is on repeat & the Coastal Trail is only 100 ft away. Nature also pours through numerous skylights and soaring ceilings, inviting land, sky, & sea inside. For something a little tamer, retire to the primary suite for stellar ocean views, a beautiful fireplace, & stand-alone soaker tub. Out back, take the spiral staircase to the rooftop deck and watch every sunset disappear into the blue horizon.
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,491 SF | $5,500,000
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
Steeped in Santa Cruz history, step into this gorgeously updated 1915 Midtown bungalow. Over the past couple of months, everything in this home has been renovated: a brand new front porch, fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, and, finally, updated light fixtures. We kept all the “good old” stuff, though: the original footprint, the brick fireplace, large cased openings, built-in bookshelves, an old-fashioned washroom, and we even reinstated beadboard, which is historically accurate to the home.
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1,128 SF | $1,150,000
This Banana Belt Beach Cottage may have a small footprint, but you’ll be shocked by the big personality oozing with adorable character, and an even bigger backyard. Downsize on distractions once you move into this 440 square-foot home, where the light color palette and generous windows maximize every square inch of space. Completely refinished with fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, and updated light fixtures, you can move in and lay back.
1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | 440 SF | 0.17 Acres | $875,000



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 Christina 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 the 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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