There are many reasons someone might move to a new home and/or city after losing a loved one. Some people find it necessary financially to downsize, while others just need a change of environment and a fresh start. […]
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Last December, we published an article on how the proposed tax legislation could impact real estate in Silicon Valley and beyond. Now that the dust has settled and the tax laws have been approved, finalized and analyzed by […]
Ten years ago, the bottom fell out of the housing market, leaving many homeowners nationwide underwater with their mortgage and numerous others in foreclosure situations. Today, buyers’ confidence in residential real estate has skyrocketed across the country, especially […]
Wabi-sabi is derived from Buddhist teachings and is an all-encompassing view of Japanese aesthetics that finds beauty in “imperfection, impermanence and incompleteness.” Whatever your lifestyle or decorating preference, the principles of wabi-sabi can be cultivated in beachfront homes […]
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the backdrop to the 37th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival held rain or shine on Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th. Amateur and professional chefs will compete to win the coveted Best […]
Thanks to Proposition 13, since 1978 California homeowners have benefited from property taxes that equate to 1% of their home’s assessed market value plus up to an additional 1% to pay for state bonds and other indebtedness approved […]
Thanks to recent legislation as well as additional proposed bills awaiting approval, the requirements to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in California have been or will be relaxed. These long-awaited changes will enable many homeowners to create secondary dwelling units […]
Ivéta Café is tucked in an unassuming industrial neighborhood on Santa Cruz’s Westside, not far from Kelly’s French Bakery. Buttery scones, simple, fresh food, artfully prepared coffee, all in an unpretentious and inviting atmosphere that draws a mellow […]
Five years ago on January 1, 2013 the California Homeowner Bill of Rights championed by former Attorney General Kamala Harris and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown went into effect. It was instituted during a time when an […]
C.B. Hannegan’s has been a fixture in Los Gatos for 38 years. For the past three of those years, the traditional Irish pub has been ardently trying to broker a long-term lease at 208 Bachmann Avenue. After years […]
On December 14th, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections, claiming they are a “heavy-handed, utility-style….mistake”. This regulation reversal could fundamentally alter the way in which we as consumers use Internet sites and pay for service. FCC Chairman […]
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