Wreath-Making Workshop and Lunch at Thomas Farm | With the weather warming up, it’s time to harvest the bounty of the season and gather a bundle to hang on your door! Join Jean Thomas on Sunday, 5/16 for a tour, workshop, and lunch at Thomas Farm | Learn More.
The Top Dog Film Festival is coming to the Rio Theatre starting May 14! Watch a short film compilation of the bond between owners and their dogs, and support the local Santa Cruz Animal Shelter, which will be receiving a portion of the ticket proceeds.
Get your antiquing on at the Goat Hill Fair Vintage Market! Swing by the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds this weekend and start perusing all things garden, jewelry, clothing, and handmade pieces. You’ll be sure to find a treasure you can’t live without!
Santa Cruz Ca Real Estate | The Latest Trends for Your Home
Take a Break from Spring Cleaning. If you’re like us, a little spring cleaning break sounds pretty good right about now. Check out these trends for the warmer months, as identified by Apartment Therapy. Goodbye, sparse decor, and hello maximalism (within reason). We’re also seeing worn wood tones, unique stone, and (love it or hate it) wallpaper is here to stay! Get the full scoop: Read More.
Three Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now. On the fence when it comes to selling your home? We get it, it’s a big decision – but this is a historically fantastic time to cash out on your biggest investment (we’ve got the graphs to prove it). It boils down to low inventory, frequent bidding wars, and record-low days on the market. Read More.
Patience Is Key to Buying a Home This Year. Even if you’re a seller in the super hot market, chances are you’ll eventually become a buyer yourself. With low inventory and high competition, patience is the name of the game. In the words of our agent Kevin Bell’s father, “Houses are like buses – another one will come along soon.” We’re here to help you get strategic in the waiting! Read More.
Mother’s Day Build-A-Bouquet Event
We had a B L A S T building bouquets with Olive + Coyote last week for Mother’s Day! We were stoked to see so many of you come out and treat our contest winners to a bouquet on us. We hope you and your Mom enjoyed the finished product and had a fantastic Mother’s Day. We’re already looking forward to our next community event! Make sure you stay up to date on fun events like this, and everything else we have going on in the Strock Sphere by following us on social.
Meet Our Strockstar, Kevin Bell
Kevin started with the Strock team earlier this year and has been crushing it ever since. Just this week we celebrated his very first close ever! On top of that, his clients had their offer accepted without having to go over the listing price – which is quite the feat in this market.
Kevin says that he loves how real estate sharpens his negotiation skills; he must be doing something right! He loves working on the Strock Team because he really believes in the assets: he sees tremendous value in team support, photography, videography, property write-ups, and beyond when it comes to listing his property confidently. Congratulations on your big win this week, Kevin! Meet Kevin.
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Santa Cruz Stunner Just a Block From the Beach!
This has to be the coolest house in Santa Cruz – so cool, that it literally is going to be a race to see it first since we know something like this isn’t going to last. We’re not sure if we love the custom artwork more (we’re talking hand-painted surfboards, Santa Cruz longboards, and an underwater mural in the kitchen) or the incredible backyard, complete with a tricked-out surf shack and a fort hiding in a weeping willow. If you’re looking for easy access to the Santa Cruz lifestyle, look no further.
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1792 SF | 1126 SF Decking | $1,895,000
The Strock team is excited to share our newest listing with you!
A Walkability score of 90 means you’re close to EVERYTHING; that’s what it’s like at 403 Bay Ave in Capitola! Capitola Village is a 5-minute walk away, so you can sit on the sand without worrying about parking, or order that extra margarita from Margaritaville! It’s also down the block from Gayle’s Bakery, which can basically be your second kitchen. At home, your own kitchen is gorgeous with custom cabinetry and a cozy dining nook. Ready to take it slow? Chill out in your peaceful backyard for some quiet time.
3 Bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1,306 SF | 90 Walk Score | $1,495,000
At this house, you’re on top of the world. From the top floor, you are met with two incredible views: to the west, drink in vistas of the Monterey Bay. To the east, take in the green views of the protected canyon that flanks your quarter-acre lot. Your private orchard of fruit trees covers the hillside, ready to harvest & give to friends & neighbors.
This incredible executive property in Scotts Valley is going to floor you. Not only does it have plenty of space – but it has a massive backyard too. We’re talking an acre with gorgeously manicured grounds, an amazing swimming pool, and an entire redwood forest for you to tromp through. At this home, make-believe is reality.
5 Beds | 4 Baths | Scotts Valley
What’s the number one thing about real estate? Location, location, location! In the heart of the Aptos flats. The beach is a hop, skip, and jump away. You can walk to a few local favorite restaurants like Cafe Rio, Pixie Deli, and Flats Pizza. This five-bedroom place is the ideal spot for a vacation rental or family home.
5 Beds | 2.5 Bath | Aptos
Escape to the treetops in this mountainside retreat. You’ll be spending all of your time on the generous decks, basking in the sunlight signature to the Aptos Hills, watching birds flit from tree to tree, and drinking in the sound of the wind wisping between the branches of the redwoods. Just 10 minutes from town, but in a world all its own.
2 Beds | 2 Baths | Aptos
Thank you for your kind words. We loved working with you!
“If you want to have a wonderful home-buying experience then we highly recommend Christina Welch and the fantastic people at Strock Realty. Christina really got to know our family and helped us find the house that worked best for us. She helped us view many homes which became much harder during the pandemic. She made appointments for us, filled out many forms, and did everything with a smile. Christina helped us figure out what we were really looking for in a house. She knows the Aptos and La Selva neighborhoods very well and helped us learn about the pros and cons of each area. Christina worked tirelessly on our behalf throughout the search for our house and then really kicked into gear when we made our offer. She diligently explained all of the paperwork and was consistently positive, knowledgeable, and professional throughout the process. You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Christina and the wonderful team of realtors at Strock Realty.”
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.