Lompico home for sale Columns Real Estate 

SLV Homes: Fall Housing Outlook

By M.C. Dwyer Let’s look at the reasons why home prices keep rising in Santa Cruz County.   Average Home Sales Price 3rd Quarter 2021 * Average Home Sales Price 3rd Quarter 2020 San Lorenzo Valley $885,976 $754,768 Scotts Valley $1,510,786 $1,250,804 Santa Cruz County $1,355,142 $1,203,893 Santa Clara County $2,022,547 $1,718,857 Pandemic mass migration – People were home more… Read More
Boulder Creek cabin Columns Real Estate 

SLV Homes: Selling Homes From the Heart

By M.C. Dwyer Since we’re in the middle of a busy and decidedly sellers’ housing market, I’ll bet “home seller generosity” was the last headline you expected, right? In two recent transactions, however, the sellers have shown a certain generosity, giving entry-level buyers an unbelievable opportunity. I can think of just two other situations in my 16-year career like this.… Read More
home hardening Columns Fire Recovery Real Estate 

SLV Homes: Defensible Space and Home Hardening

By M.C. Dwyer Given the one year anniversary of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, here’s a summary of the Santa Cruz Association of Realtors Fire Safety and Prevention Panel, presented by Mark Bingham, Boulder Creek Fire Chief; Mike Ayers, Ben Lomond Assistant Chief; Mike DeMars, Fire Marshall Central Fire District; and Greg Vandervoort, Fire Prevention Captain at Scotts Valley Fire… Read More