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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

Your first home is most likely the stepping stone for your next home so you want to do it right and set yourself up financially to move up to your next home. One piece of criteria you must think long and hard about is whether “good schools” should be part of your criteria for a […]

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I get this question from both new clients who are about to buy their first home as well as clients that have owned their home for a while, “How long should I plan to hold on to my home before I sell?” Whether you want to make a quick profit from the rising real estate […]

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When you’re thinking about buying a home, what immediately comes up in your mind? Are you most excited about living near your favorite coffee shop, surfing beach, or a convenient bike trail? Or are you filled with the anticipation of having a home with awesome features, like a chef’s kitchen, deluxe master suite, or a […]

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As a homeowner, it’s fun to enjoy all the great things about your home—place to relax, entertain, or spend quality time with family.  But what about when something goes wrong?  Do you know what needs to be done in case of an emergency or other urgent situation in your home? Here are 5 musts that […]

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When it comes to getting a mortgage to buy your first home, many buyers decide on the price point of the house they want to buy before talking to a lender.  They’ll say something like — “We are going to buy a home for $1,000,000” — and then they head out to open houses in […]

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You’ve heard the stories.  A fixer upper in a not so in-demand neighborhood and it got 40 offers, 32 of which were cash.   There’s so many stories like that I could share with you about how hot the market is right now for sellers and you’ve probably heard a few doozies from friends and family […]

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Spring 2022 Homebuyers seem to be in a rush right now. Interest rates have been rising for the past few months. But with the uncertainty in the markets right now, those rates are holding steady. Because of this, I’m noticing a lot of panic buying in order to “beat the rates” before they begin increasing […]

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Selling your home in the spring is usually best for most homeowners.  The time of year isn’t just blooming with flowers but also buyers! Starting in March and going through July, the real estate market is in full force throughout Santa Cruz County. Just about anyone who is looking for a home is hitting open […]

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It’s both exciting and a little scary to buy a home. That feeling of nervousness and not knowing what to expect is normal!  But, what you don’t want to rely on during this process is luck or chance. Everyone wants the “luck of the Irish” when looking for a home, but it comes down to […]

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Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gas, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. You must have a CO detector if you have fuel-burning appliances in your home. And if you have such appliances on more than one level of your home, you should have a carbon monoxide detector on each […]

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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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