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Is It A Good Time to Sell a Home?

Is It A Good Time to Sell a Home?Deciding on when the right time to sell your home is can be very complicated. There are several different important things to consider and sort through before officially putting your home up for sale. Then there is also the current state of the real estate market to consider as well.

Some homeowners are wondering with the recent cool-off in buyer demand if now is still a good time to sell their home. But there are other questions that are important to ask yourself as a homeowner when you are ready to move out of your current home. A recent survey conducted by Fannie Mae titled September 2022 Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows that around 59% of Americans still believe it is a lucrative time to sell a home.

Here are some things to consider when deciding when to sell your home

Should I sell my house during this time?

There are headlines of a cooling market and rising mortgage interest rates causing buyers to back out of home ownership plans but the real estate market is still favorable for sellers. There's still a demand from buyers as well as a short supply of homes for sale. These numbers may be smaller than they were a year ago they are still more favorable than pre-pandemic numbers. Homes are still selling at the top of their fair market values.

Real estate market conditions determine a good time to sell

Historically peak selling season for real estate is in spring and summer and as such many homeowners put their homes up for sale at this time. But there are many more factors in the real estate market that homeowners should consider when it comes to making the decision to list their home for sale.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Santa Cruz 2022

As if you couldn't love Santa Cruz any more with its unique atmosphere and culture there are plenty of fun community Halloween events to enjoy with your whole family. Here's what's happening in Santa Cruz for Halloween in 2022.Family-Friendly Halloween Events in Santa Cruz 2022

Halloween at the Boardwalk

The iconic Santa Cruz boardwalk amusement park is full of spooky fun for Halloween weekend. Come out on October 30 from noon to 7 PM and purchase a trick-or-treat package. You can either purchase your tickets the day of or in advance. Each ticket holder will receive a bag for trick-or-treating throughout the boardwalk area and a $10 my boardwalk card to enjoy the park. The boardwalk card can be used any day you wish.

There is also a costume contest open for participants of all ages and prizes are awarded for various different categories. Those looking for something extra spooky can enjoy the fright walk

Annual Fall Festival at Chaminade Resort and Spa

This event takes place on October 22 starting at 4 PM. It is a favorite fall tradition among Santa Cruz locals. Families come and enjoy the bounce house and face painting along with live music and food and of course plenty of trick-or-treating opportunities. For those looking for a spooky adventure you can check out the haunted forest event at 6:30. Children aged for years and under are free and tickets are $20 per person for all other guests.

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Local Parks with Playgrounds in Santa Cruz

Local Parks with Playgrounds in Santa CruzPublic parks are an asset to any city town county etc. But they are especially awesome if they have a playground where kids can get outside and have some fun. There's nothing better than a beautiful local park that both you and your child can enjoy and maybe meet up a friend or two.

Here are some great Santa Cruz parks that have fun playgrounds for your kids

Ocean View Park

Ocean view park can be found at 102 Ocean View Ave. in Santa Cruz. The park features a half basketball court, playground, picnic tables, an Offleash dog area, open grassy space, paved walkways, and public restrooms.

The play structure at ocean view park features many slides including long open slides and enclosed tubular slides. It is a fun play area with plenty of climbing structures and swings as well. If your child loves to slide this is definitely the place to take them. It is also welcoming for the entire family even the furry members with an off-leash dog area.

Anna Jean Cummings Park

Anna Jean Cummings Park is located at 461 old San Jose Road just outside of the official boundaries of Santa Cruz in Soquel. The park has a very large place structure and is widely popular with families as the park to go to you. In addition to a huge play structure, is a picnic area, walking trails, public art installations, baseball fields, and soccer fields. This just might become your child's favorite park as the structure is so large...

Enjoying Santa Cruz Harbor from the Water

Enjoying Santa Cruz Harbor from the WaterSanta Cruz Harbor is one of the most beautiful and popular spots to enjoy the beauty and shoreline of the city of Santa Cruz California. The harbor has over 1000 slips on Monterey Bay and is hugely popular for sailing.

You can either take out your own personal sailing vessel or you can hop aboard a public or private cruise in the harbor. There are many different companies ready to take you out on the water to enjoy one of the favorite and most popular water activities in the city of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Sailing Charters for Hire

Chardonnay Sailing Charters

The Chardonnay Sailing Charters Company offers daily cruises in both Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. They offer both public and private charters. Some of their most popular featured tours include the Sunset Sail in Santa Cruz and the pizza cruise.

Chardonnay Sailing Charters takes guests out on the Santa Cruz 70-foot sailing yacht. It is a popular sailboat among racing enthusiasts. The hull and the sail of this ship are designed for speed but it also offers many inboard amenities that other racing yachts do not. These boats have plenty of comfortable top-side seating for guests to enjoy their cruise while taking in the sights and wildlife. Taking a cruise with Chardonnay Sailing Charters is fun for members of all ages of the family and for locals and tourists alike.

O'Neill Yacht Charters

Climb aboard a 65-foot Team O'Neill catamaran and experience a fun day of sailing the waters of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. You can book either a public charter or a private charter. Check out...

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