Jun 27

The Growing Use of Social Media in Home Searches

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Reflecting the proliferating use of social media in today’s society, more home buyers are turning to social media in the home-buying process than ever, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2014 Survey of California Home Buyers.”

More than three-fourths of home buyers used social media in their home search, up from 52 percent who

Jun 04

Profits Return to California Home Owners

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Rising home prices have hiked more California homes into positive equity and increased the percentage of home owners making a profit from home sales, according to California Association of Realtors' data.

The association reported 88.4% of home sellers left closing tables with money in their pockets in April. This is the highest percentage of money making

Jun 04

Profits Return to California Home Owners

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Rising home prices have hiked more California homes into positive equity and increased the percentage of home owners making a profit from home sales, according to California Association of Realtors' data.

The association reported 88.4% of home sellers left closing tables with money in their pockets in April. This is the highest percentage of money making

May 20

Underwater Mortgages Still Haunt Some US Households

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Nearly 10 million U.S. households remain stuck in homes worth less than their mortgage and a similar number have so little equity they can't meet the expenses of selling a home, trends that help explain recent sluggishness in the housing recovery.

At the end of the first quarter, some 18.8% of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage—9.7 million households—were

May 13

China's Real Estate Bubble Begins to Burst

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Late yesterday China released its April economic data and here’s the tale it tells of the property sector is of concern. New starts contracted 15% year on year (vs. -21.9% in March), property sales fell 14.3% year on year (vs. -7.5% in March); and land sales (by area) fell 20.5% year on year (vs. -16.9% in March). This chart is from Society Generale:

 

 

 

The

May 13

China's Real Estate Bubble Begins to Burst

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Late yesterday China released its April economic data and here’s the tale it tells of the property sector is of concern. New starts contracted 15% year on year (vs. -21.9% in March), property sales fell 14.3% year on year (vs. -7.5% in March); and land sales (by area) fell 20.5% year on year (vs. -16.9% in March). This chart is from Society Generale:

 

 

 

The

May 08

Cash Is King In Today's Real Estate Market

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One in three buyers of U.S. homes is paying cash, a record high number, according to data made available to McClatchy. The trend is being driven by retiring baby boomers and rich investors, who unlike most first-time buyers can bypass tighter lending requirements to pay cash. They now rule the roost, composing record percentages of residential home sales.

 

May 06

25 Things That Happened 25 Years Ago

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This November marks the 25th Anniversary of Cruzio Internet and we’re celebrating this landmark by thanking you -- our incredible members, partners and friends -- and remembering the ride we’ve all had so far.


To understand how we got to today, let's take a closer look at the world as it was in 1989.


Here are 25 things about 25 Years ago...


1) Protests in

Apr 30

Cruzio's 25th Anniversary Party!

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Cruzio Internet was one of the earliest Internet Service Providers in the country and today we're still going strong, servicing Santa Cruz County with the highest internet speeds in the county. In November we're going to be celebrating not only our own 25th anniversary but the strong role Santa Cruz played in the early development of the Internet and
Apr 30

California Real Estate Bubble Watch on High Alert

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An influx of foreign buyers and Internet money could be creating conditions for another bubble in California's housing market, says one real estate expert.

Kathy Fettke, CEO and co-founder of The Real Wealth Network, told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV that she is "concerned" by what she is seeing in California's real
Apr 30

Eating Weeds

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Last night I had weeds for dinner. Really. My guests loved them! Wait - let me back up...

Arriving home from Los Gatos at about 7, I foraged in my yard - stepped gingerly through patches of spiny milk thistle that I pulled up using gloves, plucked tender new borage leaves from small plants, trimmed back tall mallow weed. And found a few more agaricus

Apr 24

Cruzio Broadband Expansion Plans

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With the news last week that the long-planned CASF-backed fiber backbone from Santa Cruz to Soledad has been approved— a project that Cruzio has worked on for years and spearheaded in an earlier incarnation — we thought it would be a good time to talk a little about Cruzio’s Master Plan for broadband expansion in Santa Cruz County.

Where we stand

Four years
Apr 23

Plowing Dreams

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Late last night, at about 2am or so, a farmer was (perhaps) lying in bed, maybe contemplating the day's delivery of fertilizer at the farm, dumped in thick white and brown piles on a corner of the newly plowed field, or turning over in his mind a plan for plowing, or maybe just still high from the warm spring day. Something got him out there, out in the

Apr 22

The Coast Road State of Mind

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 Greetings from Coast Road!

 

Oh, uh....where is Coast Road? 

Coast road is not a place
The sign does say "Coast Road", as does the California map. The shore wants a name for that long stretch of some of the most beautiful and lonely highway in the world. Magical things happen on Coast Road - we've witnessed it firsthand.

A trick of the light on crashing

Apr 21

Dream Dancer Design

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Dream Dancer Design has been a business in the Santa Cruz area for over 28 years. Owner, Gabrielle Laney-Andrews has been a Freelance Artist for  36 years.

Commissions have included graphic & website design, watercolor paintings, silk paintings, poster design, logo design and illustrations.

 More info here - dreamdancerdesign.com

Apr 11

Heartbleed Bug

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the Heartbleed computer bug. Cruzio’s engineers were immediately aware of the issue and conducted a full review of our systems which showed that Cruzio systems, including our website and email, were never affected by the bug. Your personal information and data is absolutely not at risk through using our services.

The issue
Apr 09

The 2009 Fiber Cut Five Years On.

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Five years ago today, on April 9th 2009, Santa Cruz awoke to a world completely cut off from the continuous, uninterrupted communications we are now all so used to. To this day we don’t know for sure what happened (despite the $250,000 reward offered) but, as best anyone can figure, sometime in the early hours of the morning vandals took a chainsaw to

Mar 28

Real Estate Investing: Risks VS Rewards

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With limited knowledge that the real estate market has tanked over the last several years, you might be hesitant to pull the trigger to make what should be an excellent investment today. With some fortitude and patience, today is likely the best opportunity you’ll have in your lifetime to make a hefty profit from a real estate investment.

Generally, your

Mar 28

Real Estate Investing: Risks VS Rewards

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With limited knowledge that the real estate market has tanked over the last several years, you might be hesitant to pull the trigger to make what should be an excellent investment today. With some fortitude and patience, today is likely the best opportunity you’ll have in your lifetime to make a hefty profit from a real estate investment.

Generally, your

Mar 26

Blame It On My Mother

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