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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.


What You Need To Know Before Buying in Santa Cruz

What Does it Take To Buy a Home in Santa Cruz County?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your first home is most likely the steppingstone for your next home, so you want to do it right and set yourself up financially to move up to your next home, and to avoid buyer’s remorse.  There’s a very specific formula and step-by-step approach that buyers – like you — should take to make sure […]

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We all do it.  We finally feel ready to buy a home, the time is right, we feel like we have saved enough for a down payment, AND we then assume the next logical step is to get online and find some open houses to go to.  Resist that urge. Yep, I tell my clients […]

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How many times have you looked at real estate prices lately and wanted to kick yourself for not buying a house 5 years ago? Am I right? Well, please don’t be so hard on yourself. Nobody has a crystal ball, and trying to time the market perfectly is nearly impossible! All you can do is […]

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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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