Santa Cruz Real Estate Digest, Ed. 41
In This Month's Issue
An Update: Just Cause for Eviction and Large Rent Increase Laws In Santa Cruz City

Major Downtown Housing Project Moves Forward

What to Expect in the 2019 Santa Cruz Housing Market

A New Year's Resolution in Three Easy Steps - Home Edition

Christine's Corner: Solar Panels Required on New Homes in California - What It Means
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An Update: Just Cause for Eviction and Large Rent Increase Laws in Santa Cruz City
In November, more than 60% of voters voted “No” on Measure M, defeating the ballot-measure that proposed Just Cause For Eviction and Rent Control regulations in the City of Santa Cruz. However, residents of the City also elected three new council members, each of whom campaigned for rent control and just-cause eviction tenant protections leading up to the election. The new City Council is now taking steps to increase renter protections, including a temporary just cause for eviction measure. Read more in this article.
What to Expect in the 2019 Santa Cruz Housing Market
As 2018 comes to a close, we are starting to see the housing market slow down in California. The statewide sales-to-list price ratio (sales price / list price) hit the lowest level in 20 months and was down from a year ago: 98.5 percent in September 2018 compared with 99.1 percent in September 2017.
Major Downtown Housing Project Moves Forward
In the wake of a passionate election season in which affordable housing was one of the major topics of debate, a large housing project was just approved in the City of Santa Cruz.
We all do it. From time to time, we all procrastinate on our home maintenance and upkeep. What if this year was different? By clearly envisioning the things that you would like to accomplish, and allocating time and resources to do them, they more likely to get done. And, your house will thank you. Read this article for a guide to creating a New Year’s Resolution, Home Edition.
Christine's Corner: Solar Panels Required on New Homes in California – What it Means
California just became the first state to require all new construction, starting in 2020, to be solar powered. The new standards apply to new residential single-family buildings and multifamily buildings up to three stories high. The solar power can either be supplied by a new structure’s own set of solar panels, or buy a shared solar-power system serving a group of homes.

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