Santa Cruz Real Estate Digest, Ed. 37
In This Month's Issue
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, And Monterey Real Estate Market Statistics

Initial Stages of a Market Shift

Trump Tariffs and New Home Prices

Reducing Clutter in the Home Before you Sell

Christine's Corner: An Online Tool to Look up Local Market Stats

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Real Estate Market Statistics

For Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey

These reports contain average and median home prices, real estate market trends and statistics, information about mortgage rates and much more.




Initial Stages of a Market Shift
We may be at the beginning of a market shift. Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale  reports  that Pending home sales remained lower than one year ago for the sixth consecutive month in spite of inventory beginning to become more available. Six months of declining pending home sales year over year suggests we are experiencing market movements that cannot be explained away by seasonal variation. Read more using the button below.
Trump Tax Tariffs and Homes Prices
Trump’s tax tariffs on lumber, steel and aluminum may increase the cost of new housing. The Department of Commerce imposed a 20.83% tariff on shipments of softwood lumber from Canada. Additionally, tariffs have also been imposed on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Read how this may impact housing prices in this article.
Reducing Clutter in the Home Before you Sell
Have you ever known that a respected guest was coming over, and immediately started noticing all the things in your home that needed straightening up? Taking this a step further, when you put your home on the market, imagine how you’ll feel when contemplating the prospect of potential buyers walking in and out of your house during open houses and showings. If you are not planning to move your belongings out of your home before listing it, decluttering is key to showing your home in it’s best light. In this article, you’ll find some of the most important tidying-up tasks to consider before listing your home.
Christine's Corner
Local Real Estate Market Trends and Statistics

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