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Find all the information you need about Santa Cruz Mountains real estate - from new listings to prices and statistics. I'll also post stories about the process of buying and selling homes, as well as timely tips about interest rates and getting a loan. Check here for upcoming activities in the Santa Cruz mountains, too!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Originally written by Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com  What Gene has done very well is not only to explain the changes for FHA loans , but also spell out a couple of dollars and cents scenarios for buyers.   Specifically, how much more home a buyer can now afford, or ...
01/23/2015
Coming Soon!     (not yet listed on the MLS)     3 bedroom, 2 bath 1470 + square foot home Attached Garage 3/4 acre parcel List price: $575,000 Located about 45 minutes from most Silicon Valley employers Listing date on the MLS: January 25th Public Open House: Saturday January 31st from 1-4 pm Ca...
01/22/2015
I came across this blog post today, written by fellow agent Belinda, about a little known loan program available to Native American Indians and Alaskan Natives.    - Worth Sharing! HUD Section 184 Mortgages – Native American Lending Program   The Section 184 Native American home loan program is a...
01/21/2015
Los Gatos Mountains Real Estate - 2014 in Review + 2015 Outlook  
01/12/2015
Want to legalize home additions or improvements done without a permit in the San Lorenzo Valley or other rural areas of Santa Cruz County?At last night's town hall meeting in Felton, Santa Cruz County Planning Department officials presented their new streamlined process for homeowners to address ...
01/09/2015
I just read an article on Bloomberg today saying that President Obama plans to reduce the expensive mortgage insurance on FHA loans!    The great thing about the FHA loan is that you as a buyer can buy a home with a very low down payment - as low as 3.5%.    But the difficulty for some buyers has...
01/07/2015
Boulder Creek real estate is the most affordable in the Santa Cruz Mountains region, about a 45 minute commute from the Silicon Valley and 30 minutes to Santa Cruz.  During 2014, Boulder Creek real estate prices averaged $437,000, up about 14% from 2013.   In 2013, Boulder Creek's home prices ros...
01/06/2015
My letter to the Editor of the Press Banner was published in last week's paper.    No updates from our supervisor yet.   I'm looking forward to seeing more improvements by Cal Trans, because the safety updates aren't yet complete in my opinion.     What do you think? As a Boulder Creek resident w...
01/05/2015
  Be sure to visit my website  for more real estate resources...including mortgage calculators, community descriptions, and of course free access to all the (public) information on the MLS about current listings for sale. Looking for your dream home?     I'll help you find financing, negotiate te...
12/31/2014
Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act If you've been on the edge about whether you'd get a tax break on the amount of the loan that was forgiven by your lender during a short sale in 2014, here is some good news. Without this tax break, anyone who sold their home under distressed circumstances call...
12/18/2014
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