Hello Holiday Weekend!

Aptos “World’s Shortest Parade”

Kick off the Fourth of July with an Aptos tradition: The World’s Shortest Parade. The route starts on State Park Drive and parades through Aptos Village, beginning at 10am. After the parade, take the party to Aptos Village Park where James Durban & The Lost Boys will be performing!

Music At Loma Prieta Winery

Toast to the long weekend on Saturday with delicious glasses of wine, fantastic views, and stellar music by Regina Martin of Birdland Jazz Theater in NYC. Pack a picnic, sit back, and enjoy those spectacular ocean views.
7/2 | 1-4pm

Live Music at Carmel Plaza

For the month of July, the Carmel Plaza will be hosting local musicians. Grab a drink or snack from one of the plaza eateries, try your luck in the raffle, then get ready to dance! Don’t miss the kick off event this Friday. Fridays,
7/1-7/29 | 5-7pm

Homes For Sale Santa Cruz | The Latest Trends for Your Home

Home Ownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation | Turns out, one of the best ways to protect yourself against inflation is by stabilizing one of your biggest costs: your home. As Ben says, “If you can afford the monthly payment, it’s the right time to buy.” Once you purchase a home, you lock in that monthly rate – no rental hikes to worry about! Read More

Fourth of July Celebrations in Monterey Bay| We are counting down the days to the long holiday weekend filled with friends, family, BBQs, beaches, and fireworks! Fourth of July really is the epitome of summer, isn’t it? We found some great articles that lay out all of the happenings in Monterey County and in Santa Cruz County– have fun this weekend and stay safe!

Welcome Our ISA, Jennifer Titus!

Welcome Jennifer Titus (AKA, Titus), our Inside Sales Agent! Before joining the Strock Team, Titus worked in property managment, sales and marketing, and is a licensed agent herself. All that experience has given her great perspective, and we can’t wait to apply that to our team! Outside of work, you’ll find her roller skating at home in Carmel Valley, painting, riding a motercycle, or (hopefully soon!) singing at a local venue. Titus, welcome to the team – we’re so happy to have you here!

Homes For Sale Santa Cruz | What’s On the Market

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This gorgeously updated Rio Del Mar stunner not only gives you ocean views & a marine soundtrack: it gives you 3 potential living spaces. The main living space has beautiful wood floors, tons of windows, & a front patio with views that’ll knock your socks off. Downstairs, a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, & separate entrance create a space that could be a potential rental (or teen paradise). For more privacy, the large ADU in the backyard will have you question where you want your primary residence: vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses, a fireplace, full kitchen, separate bedroom, & updated bathroom round out the unit.

4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathroom | 2,170 SF | $3,250,000

Welcome to the Bay Crest properties, an exclusive community of eight oceanfront, single-family luxury homes that command unparalleled real estate on iconic East Cliff Drive. Inside, each custom floorplan is thoughtfully appointed: ocean views, hardwood floors, outdoor showers, 3 large bedrooms (each with an en suite bathroom), & kitchens that belong on magazine covers. Insert yourself into this 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. Don’t settle – be one of the first in decades to purchase a new construction, oceanfront home in Santa Cruz. Check out some of the hottest homes for sale Santa Cruz!

3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | Starting at $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 bifold 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?

4 Bedrooms | 5.5 Bathrooms | 4,887 SF | $3,400,000

As soon as you pull up to this cottage, you’ll hear the San Lorenzo River babbling in the background. The massive back deck overlooks approx. 200 ft of riverfront, and with neighbors tucked into the distance and behind the trees, it feels like you’re the only one in the world who has this view. An additional studio cottage is on the property, featuring an updated kitchenette and even a clawfoot tub in the bathroom.

2 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms | 1,052 SF Total | $875,000

Just two blocks from the bluff, this quintessential beach bungalow is in one of the quietest spots in Rio Del Mar, and it’s brimming with character. Inside, the charm of this 1930’s beach beauty captivates. The home has been recently refreshed with new carpet, fresh paint, modern light fixtures, and an updated bathroom. Two bedrooms, a spacious backyard, and the coastal location make this the perfect starter home, second home, or a great option for anyone ready to downsize on distractions – here, the beach is your oyster, after all.

2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms | 881 SF | $1,250,000

This home was renovated to restore the original four-bedroom floor plan. Just a 5-minute walk to Cuesta Park & a block from the desirable Waverly Park neighborhood sits this renovated executive home. A grand entrance & high ceilings usher you inside, providing you with the perfect space to entertain friends & family. And, that pool will be your favorite retreat this summer!

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,621 SF | $3,748,000

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