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Posted on 09/20/2020
Recipe: Linguine With Sweet Onions & Cauliflower
Image by Selling of my photos with StockAgencies is not permitted from Pixabay Cauliflower just keeps winning popularity contests, landing roles in everything from gnocchi to pizza crusts to rice replacements. Why have we fallen in love with cauliflower? Because it's a satisfying, delicious and healthy option! Cauliflower, like Brussels sprouts, kale and bok choy, is a member...
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Posted on 09/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 101 Trescony Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Charming single story Craftsman-style bungalow in desirable Westside Santa Cruz location. Large corner lot offering 1,173SqFt of living space, 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms. Light and bright living room with large picture window and cozy fireplace. Kitchen has beautifully updated with wood cabinets, tile backsplash, stone counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Other amenities include dual pane windows, wainscoting and refinished oak flooring throughout. Detached 1 car garage with work bench, extra storage and laundry hookup. Prime location with Neary Lagoon Park across the street and just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach...
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Posted on 09/14/2020
Another Property Rented - 1170 Whitewater Cove, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Centrally located, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhome is serene and quiet. Nestled in a small community this home backs up to a green space and offers a spacious private backyard with a deck and a shed for extra storage. Inside youll enjoy the new vinyl plank flooring, newer washer & dryer, the nice window coverings and the flat screen TV in the bedroom. There is a shared community garden and 2 parking spaces in the complex. Water & garbage are included in the rent. One pet is negotiable with extra deposit. No smoking or vaping is allowed on the property. No more than 3...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
The Upside of Clutter
Photo by Zhanzat Mamytova via Pexels Many of today's fashionable life coaches tell us that cluttered environments mess with our sense of peace and calm, our focus, and our productivity. Plenty of gurus and television hosts urge us to declutter our desks and homes. And overall, they're right. Research does support the concept that a having a tidy...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Another Property Rented - 755 14th Avenue #214, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Available Now! You are going to fall in love with this updated, modern home tucked away next to Twin Lakes Greenbelt. The updated kitchen includes white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops & stainless-steel appliances. Located on the 2nd floor, with no neighbors above you, this stylish unit offers open living with large sliders that invite you onto the balcony. Perfect for morning coffee & enjoying the greenbelt. Both bedrooms have large closets, and there is great storage space throughout. Amenities include a pool, gym, and gas BBQs as well as W/D on-site. One assigned carport space and off-street parking. Walk to Twin Lakes Beach,...
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Posted on 09/10/2020
Another Property Rented - 755 14th Avenue #214, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Available Now! You are going to fall in love with this updated, modern home tucked away next to Twin Lakes Greenbelt. The updated kitchen includes white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops & stainless-steel appliances. Located on the 2nd floor, with no neighbors above you, this stylish unit offers open living with large sliders that invite you onto the balcony. Perfect for morning coffee & enjoying the greenbelt. Both bedrooms have large closets, and there is great storage space throughout. Amenities include a pool, gym, and gas BBQs as well as W/D on-site. One assigned carport space and off-street parking. Walk to Twin Lakes Beach,...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Did You Price Your Residence Appropriately?
If you add your house to the real estate market but fail to garner buyers' attention, now may be a good time to revamp your home pricing strategy. Otherwise, your home may remain on the housing market for many weeks or months before it finally sells. Generally, there are several factors you need to consider to determine if you...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
Video Tour - 1170 Whitewater Cove, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Centrally located, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhome is serene and quiet. Nestled in a small community this home backs up to a green space and offers a spacious private backyard with a deck and a shed for extra storage. Inside youll enjoy the new vinyl plank flooring, newer washer & dryer, the nice window coverings and the flat screen TV in the bedroom. There is a shared community garden and 2 parking spaces in the complex. Water & garbage are included in the rent. One pet is negotiable with extra deposit. No smoking or vaping is allowed on the property. No more than 3...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
1170 Whitewater Cove, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 is now new to the market!
Centrally located, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhome is serene and quiet. Nestled in a small community this home backs up to a green space and offers a spacious private backyard with a deck and a shed for extra storage. Inside youll enjoy the new vinyl plank flooring, newer washer & dryer, the nice window coverings and the flat screen TV in the bedroom. There is a shared community garden and 2 parking spaces in the complex. Water & garbage are included in the rent. One pet is negotiable with extra deposit. No smoking or vaping is allowed on the property. No more than 3...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Create a Personalized Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Renting Vs. Buying - Which is Right for You?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Will Climate Change Impact Real Estate Values?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Natural disasters including flooding, hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires affect real estate values. Some recent examples of real estate transactions being influenced by these increasingly intense and frequent events include: A Charleston, South Carolina, homeowner deciding to demolish her house after three years of flooding caused by hurricanes that led to 11 failed...
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