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High-end home sales heat up – Median price up to $749,000 in March

SANTA CRUZ >> After months of lagging, the high end of the housing market has taken off in Santa Cruz County, with one in five homes in March sold for more than $1 million. The median price — the midpoint of … Continue reading

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Team Castle has Moved to Century 21 M & M and Associates

After a very successful 12 years with American Dream Realty, I have changed offices to Century 21 M & M and Associates is located at 1500 41st Avenue, Suite 100, Capitola, CA 95010. This new office is located just a … Continue reading

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All’s well that appraises well

An appraisal is an important yet tricky-to-navigate part of the real estate process- ensure you’re getting a fair quote with these expert tips An appraisal is an important part of any real estate transaction.  It helps the seller determine an … Continue reading

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Gift ends long coastal battle

Environmental group donates 5,800-acre expanse to public, protecting it from development Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California’s 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast … Continue reading

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To Purchase or not to purchase earthquake insurance, that is the question

While friends and relatives post their images of frozen, snowbound misery from the Midwest and East Coast, the Bay Area continues to enjoy the advantages of a mild winter with the occasional, though not enough, rain shower.  The test of … Continue reading

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Redwoods walk gives visitors chance to learn

Park employees tell tales about history, loop animal life BIG BASIN- The ancient giants of Big Basin Redwood State Park have many secrets to share, if the right person is there to tell their stories.  Susan Blake is an interpreter … Continue reading

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How to Buy a HUD Home video

Mike talks about how to buy a HUD home including what is a HUD home, who can buy and what to expect in during the process. For more information contact Mike Castle at (831) 588-1988.

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Affordable Boulder Creek Home

Why rent when you can buy? Remodeled kitchen, nice view of the forest. Just 3 minutes and 1.3 miles to downtown Boulder Creek. Close to BC Country Club, golf, tennis, swimming, and dining. Short drive to Big Basin State Park.

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Housing gets tough for buyers, renters (Part 2)

For rent:  Shortage of units keeps apartment prices high Rents in large Bay Area apartment complexes flattened out in the last quarter of 2013, according to a report Wednesday from RealFacts, continuing a slowing trend from the previous quarter. The … Continue reading

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Housing gets tough for buyers, renters (part 1)

For sale: Tight supply pushes sales to lowest in six years      The ongoing tight Bay Area housing market pushed December home sales down to their lowest level in six years, driving the median sales price for single-family homes up … Continue reading

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