Santa Cruz Real Estate Digest, Ed. 33
In This Month's Issue
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, And Monterey Real Estate Market Statistics

Update - Enough Signatures For The Ballot - Rent Control And Just Cause For Eviction Ballot Initiatives Move Forward

An ADU Toolkit For Santa Cruz County

Repealing Costa Hawkins?

Christine's Corner: Innovative Ways To Renovate
Real Estate Market Statistics

For Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey

The reports contain median home prices, real estate price statistics, valuable information about mortgage rates and much more.

UPDATE: Enough Signature for the Ballot – Rent Control and Just Cause For Eviction Initiatives Move Forward

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the  rent control and just cause for eviction ballot initiative  (Renter Protection Ballot Initiative) which has been circulating through the city. The Movement for Housing Justice has  submitted  10,791 signatures to the City of Santa Cruz, well above the required number of signatures needed qualify the initiative for the November polls. The group is now awaiting the results of a 30 day signature validation process. Read more by clicking on the "LEARN MORE" button below.

A Santa Cruz Additional Dwelling Unit Tool Kit
The Santa Cruz County planning department has not only made local ADU permitting laws more permissible, but has now created a webpage devoted to informing and supporting homeowners interested in the possibility of adding an ADU. You can find out more using the button below
Repealing Costa Hawkins Act?
According to this  article, supporters of a bill which would repeal the Costa Hawkins Act have obtained over 565,000 signatures, which exceeds the 365,880 required to make it to the ballot.
The Costa Hawkins act protects certain groups of property from the rent control, however if repealed, single family home-, condo-, townhouse- and new home-owners will not receive an exemption. Learn More using the button below.
Christine's Corner
Flexible Housing for Changing Households

The post-World War II suburbanization of America was driven by the housing needs of nuclear families, the nation’s leading demographic. In the 1950’s when much of housing was constructed post World War II, nuclear families represented around 43% of our households. Today, nuclear families only account for 20% of America’s households, while nearly 30% of homes are made up of single adults living alone. Some other growing household-trends include single parents, young adults living at home, and a growing elderly population.

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