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Get your home ready for your Holiday Guests in Santa Cruz County

Holiday Cleaning: Tips for a Guest-Ready Home Reblog By: Courtney Craig Published: December 14, 2011   How deep do you go when cleaning for holiday guests? There are some who take it to the extreme — but you can have a clean … Continue reading

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Deep Pocket Sheets are great for every day mattresses – A Life’s Lesson

Deep Pocket Sheets are great for every day mattresses – A Life’s Lesson By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. Call me today.    OK- I am sure that I am … Continue reading

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More Condos/Townhouses for Sale in Capitola CA 95010

More Condos/Townhouses For Sale in Capitola, CA 95010 By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Capitola, La Selva Beach, Watsonville, and North Monterey County – Call Terri today!   Condos/Townhouses for Sale in Capitola  … Continue reading

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Do you have a Condo/Townhouse TO SELL in Santa Cruz County?

Do you have a CONDO/TOWNHOUSE TO SELL? By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Capitola, La Selva Beach, Watsonville, and North Monterey County – Call Terri today! In a recent article in the Santa … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay Apartment Rent. Buy A Condo! Condos for Sale in Aptos, CA 95003

Condos For Sale in Aptos CA 95003  By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Capitola, La Selva Beach, Watsonville, and North Monterey County – Call Terri today! Condos for Sale in Aptos CA 95003 … Continue reading

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Homes for sale in Rio del Mar, CA 95003

Homes For Sale in Rio del Mar, CA 95003 By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Rio del Mar, Capitola, La Selva Beach, Watsonville, and North Monterey County – Call Terri today! Full details and all photos … Continue reading

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DON’T LIST NOW unless you are serious about selling your home in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County, CA

DON’T LIST NOW unless you are serious about selling your home in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County, CA. By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay in … Continue reading

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Capitola, CA 95010 Housing Market Stats through December 1, 2013

Housing Market Statistics for Capitola, CA (95010) through December 1, 2013 By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay in California. The data includes current listings, recent sale … Continue reading

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Aptos CA (95003) Housing Market Stats through December 1, 2013

Housing Market Statistics for Aptos, CA (95003) through December 1, 2013 By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay in California. The data includes current listings, recent sale … Continue reading

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Homes for Sale in APTOS, CA (95003) – Full Details and Photos

Homes For Sale in Aptos, CA (95003) By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay, California. Full details and photos of all available Homes For Sale in Aptos … Continue reading

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Watsonville, CA (95076) Housing Market Stats through December 1, 2013

Housing Market Statistics for Watsonville, CA (95076) through December 1, 2013 By Terri Woods – I sell real estate in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay in California. The data includes current listings, recent sale … Continue reading

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 JINGLE BELL 5K and 1K benefiting Toys For Tots

The 5th annual Jingle Bell Rock race Sunday, December 8, 2013 Donate a toy and get some exercise all at the same event.  This annual run benefits Toys for Tots, which has a BIG GOAL for collecting toys.  Last year … Continue reading

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Homes For Sale in Watsonville CA 95076

Full details and all photos of all available Homes For Sale in Watsonville CA 95076. Our for sale property information is a direct feed from our local MLS and is updated several times daily. Watsonville, California Real Estate New Listings … Continue reading

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Freeze Warning for Monterey Bay including Santa Cruz County and Monterey County – PROTECT YOUR PLANTS

Protect Your Plants – Freeze Warning for Santa Cruz, Monterey Counties By Terri Woods, Selling Homes for Sale in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, Rio Del Mar, La Selva Beach, Pajaro Dunes and North Monterey County on the Monterey Bay, … Continue reading

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Are you spending too much to buy a home in Santa Cruz County?

Are you spending too much to buy a home in Santa Cruz County? by Terri Woods, Selling Homes for Sale in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, Rio Del Mar, La Selva Beach, Pajaro Dunes and North Monterey County on the … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Christmas Budget, Store Credit Cards, Debt and more

Black Friday is the best day to talk about the dreaded “B” word… Budget By Terri Woods, Selling real estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, La Selva Beach, Watsonville, Pajaro Dunes, and North Monterey County   I know Black Friday … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz County Fixer-Uppers DEAL or NO Deal?

Fixer-Uppers in Santa Cruz County By Terri Woods – Selling Real Estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, La Selva Beach and North Monterey County So you want to buy a fixer upper in Santa Cruz County.  My first response … Continue reading

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Christmas Events in Santa Cruz and Capitola begin FRIDAY with Santa Claus

The day after Thanksgiving, let the Christmas season begin in Santa Cruz By Terri Woods – Selling Real Estate in Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, La Selva Beach and North Monterey County  I know it is not officially Christmas season … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast Inns in Santa Cruz, Aptos, La Selva Beach, Capitola – PERFECT Winter Vacation

Bed and Breakfast Inns in Santa Cruz, Aptos, La Selva Beach, Capitola – perfect for that winter vacation! Do you remember the hotel room you stayed in 3 years ago? Most people don’t!  But people who stay at Bed and Breakfast … Continue reading

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HOME PRICES in WATSONVILLE CA for November 2013

HOME PRICES IN WATSONVILLE CA for November 2013 (including La Selva Beach, Corralitos, Royal Oaks, Mt. Madonna, and Pajaro Dunes) We have seen several months of price increases on SOLD HOME PRICES in Watsonville (95076) and the surrounding area.  If you … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make When Buying a Home in Santa Cruz County and Monterey County

THE DUMBEST MISTAKES… SMART PEOPLE MAKE WHEN BUYING A HOME  When buying a home in Santa Cruz County and Monterey County, you  need to become the VERY BEST BUYER possible. The benefits include more negotiating power, a smoother transaction, peace … Continue reading

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What is the difference in a Condo, Townhome/Townhouse in Santa Cruz County and Monterey County?

What is the difference in a Condo and a Townhome/Townhouse? Many times, the terms condominium and townhome/townhouse are coupled together in the Multiple Listing Service and other real estate search engines.  Why is that… because they are different, aren’t they? … Continue reading

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What can you afford? And Why is getting Pre-approved Important?

WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD? And Why is getting Pre-Approved Important? Real Estate 101 in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties Pre-approval program Many buyers are applying for a loan and obtaining approval before they find the home they wish to buy. … Continue reading

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Real Estate in Watsonville, La Selva Beach and Corralitos

The real estate market has shifted in Watsonville, La Selva Beach and Corralitos and the proof is in the numbers. Even though interest rates are still at historical lows, the buyers have seemed to slow down on buying – as evidenced in … Continue reading

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Does the Buyer or Seller Pay the Buyer’s Agent? Real Estate in Santa Cruz, CA

Does the Buyer or Seller Pay the Buyer’s Agent? What is the ‘norm’ in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties for Buyer’s Agent? Answer:  In a traditional real estate transaction, the Seller has chosen to work with a Seller’s Agent. The Seller’s Agent … Continue reading

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Is it better to BUY or RENT?

Is it better to buy or rent in Santa Cruz County or Monterey County? Because I enjoy selling real estate as a career, one would think that my first response is… BUY!  Sales prices are still low. Interest rates are … Continue reading

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If a Foreclosure a Good Deal? Foreclosure 101 in Santa Cruz County

Is a Foreclosure a Good Deal? Foreclosure 101 in Santa Cruz County Have you ever wanted to buy a foreclosure because you thought it would be a great deal? Foreclosure is a process in which the owner of the home … Continue reading

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It’s Baaaccccckkkkk! Is there a Haunted House in La Selva Beach?

It’s Baaaccccckkkkk!  Is there a Haunted House in La Selva Beach?  Come join in the fun for La Selva Beach’s Annual Halloween Party. WHEN?  October 31st TIME? 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. WHAT?  Games, Prizes, Food and the HAUNTED HOUSE. … Continue reading

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It’s not just a Pumpkin Patch…It’s A Destination! Crystal Bay Farm in La Selva Beach, CA

It’s not just a Pumpkin Patch… It’s a Destination! Crystal Bay Farm in La Selva Beach, CA  Fall is officially here in Santa Cruz / Monterey Counties. Leaves begin to change color, the ocean breeze is just a bit cooler, … Continue reading

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Buying a Beachfront Home in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties

Buying a Beachfront Home in Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties Beachfront living is an exciting and relaxing lifestyle. For many homeowners, a beachfront home represents one of the highest level of luxury.  If you have dreamed of owning a beachfront … Continue reading

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Are you a Clutter Bumpkin? (a.k.a.Hoarder)

Are you a Clutter Bumpkin? (a.k.a. Hoarder)Many of us want to simplify our lives. We want to cut stress from our lives. Consider how many magazines articles, books, blogs, websites are devoted to helping us achieve less stress.Physical and mental … Continue reading

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Are you a Double-Spacer or Single-Spacer? Am I the only one?

Yes, this tells my age.  I am forever double-spacing after periods. HOWEVER, with our new technology, including blogs, I am continually going back and deleting that extra space…even on my texts. It seems that little extra space actually throws off indentations … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties Housing Stats are here, hot off the press

Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties Housing Stats are here, hot off the press.  (Includes Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, La Selva Beach) As normal, the local housing market appears to be going through the seasonal slow down.  The median prices are still better … Continue reading

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Plant Your Winter Garden in Santa Cruz County including La Selva Beach

Fall is here.  And now is the time to plant your winter garden and take advantage of our Mediterranean climate in Santa Cruz County.   There is an abundance of cool-weathered vegetables just waiting to be planted. Step 1: A quick … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Fair and Pumpkin Patch (La Selva Beach, Watsonville)

Remember Linus in the “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?” Does that bring back some fun memories? Saturday is a day that you can make some new fun memories with your family. High Ground Organic Farm in Watsonville will host … Continue reading

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Did you lose your home through foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy?

Did you lose your home through foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy?  There may be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the Back to Work – Extenuating Circumstances program, … Continue reading

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Support Aptos/La Selva Beach Firefighters Pancake Breakfast Sunday

What are you doing Sunday for Breakfast? Come join the La Selva Beach Firefighters for their annual firefighters Pancake Breakfast at the La Selva Beach Clubhouse (right next to the La Selva Beach Fire Station). Rumor is… they will have … Continue reading

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Everything to do with Living LIFE!

OK – this has nothing really to do with real estate, but everything to do with life.  When was the last time you laughed?  That deep down belly laugh that was so intense you could barely breathe?  Falling out of … Continue reading

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Fixing Doors that want to swing shut!

Fixing Doors that want to swing shut! I recently took a listing for a home in Corvallis, Oregon.  It was an older home, built in the 60’s – very nice, especially after it was staged thanks to Creative Concepts. The … Continue reading

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200 years of Interest Rates – Rates have edged up a bit – Make your move now

I received this graph from a mortgage lender.  They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  This graph gives us a visual of just how low the interest rates have been the past few years.  It is easy to … Continue reading

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Pricing your home right the FIRST TIME

I know this is way too much information for some Sellers, however, with a changing market, and more educated Buyers and Sellers due to the internet, I have found that explaining HOW and WHY I came up with the List … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 4th of July Santa Cruz Style

Did you know…The Fourth of July has been known as Independence Day since the 18th century?  Did you know… July 4th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1941? Representatives of all 13 colonies decided to declare their … Continue reading

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Celebrate the 4th of July – Monterey Bay Fireworks and Events

Did you know…The Fourth of July has been known as Independence Day since the 18th century?  Did you know… July 4th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1941? Representatives of all 13 colonies decided to declare their … Continue reading

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Don’t Use a Paint Brush… when touching up paint.

Don’t Use a Paint Brush… when touching up paint. by Terri Woods I recently received a repair addendum from a prospective buyer of one of my luxury home listings.  The home is decorated as a beautiful luxury home would be … Continue reading

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Find Local School Ratings in Watsonville, CA; La Selva Beach, CA and Surrounding Areas

Find Local School Ratings in Watsonville, CA; La Selva Beach, CA, and Surrounding Area Terri Woods  www.GreatMontereyBayHomes.info    Email terriwoods@kw.com Search for Homes in La Selva Beach, Watsonville, Aptos, Capitola, Soquel and Santa Cruz The quality of a school can … Continue reading

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What is a good offer price for La Selva Beach, CA real estate?

What is a good offer price for La Selva Beach, CA real estate?  Terri Woods DRE 01917591 While working with home buyers in La Selva Beach, CA, many buyers ask the question, What is a good offer price?”   One way to … Continue reading

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Special Events at the La Selva Beach Library for June

Special Events at the La Selva Beach Library for the Month of June June 13, 2013 Adult Book Discussion Group (10:30 AM-12:00 PM) Location: La Selva Beach Branch The Adult book discussion group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month … Continue reading

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What are you waiting for? Now is the time to get off the fence.

What are you waiting for? Now is the time to get off the fence. Are interest rates increasing or decreasing and does it really matter?  Just search “Rising Interest Rates” and you will get a plethora of articles talking about … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your DECK

Taking Care of Your DECK Sealing, Staining or Painting For living, growing wood, water is life. But once the wood is used in construction, water becomes destructive. Therefore, wood must be protected. If your deck is coated with sealer or … Continue reading

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A Luxury Home Service to the Buyer’s Agent

A Luxury Home Service to the Buyer’s Agent by Terri Woods I specialize in Luxury Homes and I wanted to share something that has been greatly appreciated by many Buyers’ Agents. When I have a Buyer’s Agent show one of … Continue reading

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