Archive for the ‘home buying’ Category

Housing Market Bolstered by Steady U.S. Consumer Optimism

The details seem stubbornly worrisome. Mortgage requirements have grown stricter. The Federal Reserve may or may not turn off the cheap money spigot—and if anything causes the stock market to sputter, it’s uncertainty. Occasional bits of good news in the labor picture can’t overcome the fact that unemployment remains stuck on high in many states. […]

Buying a Home: What About Flood Insurance?

It can be perplexing—and not least because it’s one of the least-discussed details you run into when buying a home. The issue is flood insurance, and it’s sometimes first brought to the fore when you are buying a home in Santa Cruz that you would not have thought was on a “flood plain.” If it is, it’s […]

Delaware Addition – Live Work Loft Space in Santa Cruz

Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz, The Delaware Addition is designed for new and established businesses alike, providing scalable live/work spaces for start-ups, consultants, artists basically people who work from home and who value close-knit community without compromising on sustainability.  These units are available with 10% down payment (90% financing) through Small Business Administration […]

Buying a Santa Cruz Vacation Home Can Bring Multiple Benefits

For many Santa Cruz homeowners, it sounds more like a pipe dream than a carefully thought-out investment: getting your own vacation home—a refuge where you can put your feet up, relax, and tune out the stress of daily life. True, if you look only at the cost of a second home, it sounds like a […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]

For Boomers, Buying a Home Reveals Changing Priorities

If Bay Area baby boomers are echoing national demographics, they are either already enjoying retirement or are preparing for it. But for soon-to-be seniors, that word retirement has taken on some new connotations. Today’s seniors may be headed to a retirement with some major differences. Taken as a whole, boomers remain a markedly active group […]