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A Deep Dive Into Preparing To Buy a Home In Santa Cruz

Jennet Kresge

At Home In Santa Cruz

Jennet Kresge

At Home In Santa Cruz

Team Strock, eXp Realty of California, Inc.


Living At Home In Santa Cruz

I have noticed from open houses recently that the number of buyers out looking has dramatically decreased, as well as a decline in the number of multiple offers on our listings. There is no doubt the market is changing. The main reasons for the shift are obvious. 1. Rising interest rates. 2. Lower amounts of […]

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I have noticed from open houses recently that the number of buyers out looking has dramatically decreased, as well as a decline in the number of multiple offers on our listings. There is no doubt the market is changing. Now, there are several of my buyer clients who see this as an opportunity, presenting some […]

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If you’re a buyer on a tight budget, your family may be able or willing to help you with your down-payment. If that’s the case, lucky you!  I know financial support from family is not an option for every buyer and I have many articles about other options on my website. But, if you do […]

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I’ve been having a lot of conversations about mortgages lately.  Conversations about refinancing, about loans that help my clients buy and sell at the same time, and conversations about whether it makes sense to pay off your mortgage early or even make extra payments if you have additional funds.  I love talking about mortgages and […]

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It’s never simple when you’re ready to move on to a new home and you already own one to sell, or perhaps rent out.  It’s overwhelming just thinking about what comes first, what to do when, how to pay for everything, and how to time it all so you don’t end up with two homes […]

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You’ve probably seen listings stating a home is being sold “as is.” Does that mean it’s a dump and not worth seeing? It can be hard to tell since there can be vast differences in the conditions of “as is” homes. These homes can sometimes be a good deal budget-wise, especially if it gets you […]

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How to Move Up with Ease When you are ready for a new home but also have one to sell, or want to rent-out your current home, the stakes are much higher. This time around, you’ve got more to think about, plan, and “get right” than when you bought your first home. In this article […]

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When it comes to buying a home there are 3 key things that need to be in alignment. In this article you will come to understand my simple 3 part approach, called the 3 Buckets, for not just buying a home, but getting everything you want. These three things – budget, location, and criteria – […]

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How to Move Up with Ease – Part 1 We all love our first home but eventually there comes a point when it’s time to move on.  Life changes and so do our needs and wants in a home. When you are ready for a new home but also have one to sell or rent-out, […]

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It’s no secret that mortgage interest rates have been going up over the last few months, and that economists forecast future hikes through the summer. Now seriously, money has been so cheap to borrow, it was practically free! So, it’s not that surprising that rates would go up. I mean, we all knew it was […]

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Hi, I’m Jennet! It's no secret that we have seen some drastic changes in our housing market. Now more than ever you need the right partner to help get you from where you are, to where you want to be! Whether you are buying or selling (or both!) in Santa Cruz County, I can provide you with better solutions to the problems that may be keeping you stuck. I can remove those obstacles and get you from where you are to where you want to be, with the least amount of stress to you! 

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