Aug 13 Published in Internet, Geekery, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
We eat, sleep and breathe Internet here at Cruzio, and we know that in Santa Cruz we're not the only ones. This is a high-tech community, with a thriving tech scene that's right about ready to explode. So I guess it shouldn't surprise us that folks around the County are crying out for ever better, faster, more reliable broadband.
Even so, the demand for our
Aug 08 Published in website, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Our website, cruzio.com, has always been a big, big part of our company, our culture and our identity -- and we hope Santa Cruz's community culture. Just as Cruzio was born out of Chris and Peggy's passion for the technology and the opportunities it offered to connect people in new ways, the site started as a portal for the community, not as a way to sell
Aug 01 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
In June, home sales with equity value jumped again to their highest level in over a year. At the same time, a large drop in distressed sales, fueled by a 200% drop in bank owned sales showed that the real estate market is growing a healthy, wide spread recovery.
"These are the types of good numbers everyone can be happy with," said Chris Pollinger, Senior
Jul 23 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
In 2012, the housing market got a boost from the long-term stability of mortgage rates. The Federal Reserve’s stimulus measures helped keep borrowing costs near record lows for much of last year, and through the first few months of 2012.
Low rates helped bring home buyers off the sidelines and into the market, driving home prices north across much of the
Jul 15 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
While judicial foreclosure auctions jumped 34% between June 2012 and last month, national foreclosure activity decreased 14% in June from the previous month, down to its lowest level since December 2006, according to locally based
Jul 03 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Jun 14 Published in Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
For the Monterey County real-estate industry, it’s game on. Key indicators across the board are showing a vibrancy not seen since the financial market crash of 2008.
More homeowners are seeing equity return as fewer mortgages are underwater. Home sale prices are back to within a whisker’s width of where they were in 2008 at the start of the real-estate
Jun 02 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Are you finally off the fence and doing a little home shopping? As the market heats up and sellers regain control, here are a couple of trends to consider.
Low mortgage rates
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace is currently hovering near historic lows, at 3.78 percent. And while rates have crept up this past week, they're not going
May 01 Published in website, Technology, Cruzio, Consulting, Community by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Cruzio is revamping our award-winning website, cruzio.com and we're requesting proposals from local web designers and design teams to manage this project. It's been several years since we last overhauled cruzio.com, and we're excited to collaborate with our thriving tech community on the next step in our site's evolution.
Cruzio requires a
Apr 28 Published in Movies, Big Lebowski by Wordsmith | Comment (0)
I recently watched BILLY BUDD, a 1962 movie based upon Herman Melville's short novel. Directed by Peter Ustinov, who also played Captain Vere, BILLY BUDD starred twenty year old Terrence Stamp in the title role, a stunning debut that earned him an Academy Award nomination. It was independently produced on a modest budget and is a taut and compelling
Apr 04 Published in Untagged by member921467 | Comment (0)
Come Support Big Brothers Big Sisters on April 20th and 21st at the Boardwalk Bowl for the 30th Bowl For Kids' Sake event!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is facing a great challenge. There are 70 youth waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister relationship! This waiting list can only be eliminated with the help of our community. All proceeds
Mar 19 Published in Philosophicalpolitical musings by Purple | Comment (0)
Mar 13 Published in Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
California home sales continued strong last month as investors snapped up mid- to high-end homes, though it was unclear whether the rebound will continue through the year, real estate research firm DataQuick reported Wednesday.
The region recorded its highest February sales in six years, with 15,945 homes sold in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San
Mar 07 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
Increasing demand from new arrivals to the United States is helping to strengthen the housing sector, according to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association analyzing the effects of immigration on real estate market trends.
“Immigrants are an important and growing source of demand that has bolstered housing markets in recent decades,” Prof. Dowell
Mar 05 Published in Unique Food, stuff we like, Local Business, healthy chocolate, Gourmet Food, Foodie, California Economics, Business Referral, business opportunity, antioxidant by O Chocolate | Comment (0)
When it comes to eco-responsibility, many companies talk the talk, but do they really walk the walk? I can't speak for all Santa Cruz health supplement businesses, but I can tell you about MXI, the makers of Xocai healthy chocolate.
Feb 28 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Almost every corner of the Bay Area is poised for robust home-price appreciation this year in a surge that will outpace projected national growth, according to a forecast from real-estate information site Zillow.com.
Looking at 245 Bay Area ZIP codes, Zillow projects that 244 will see home values ratchet up by significant margins in 2013, with 27 ZIPs
Feb 22 Published in Untagged by Chris | Comment (0)
There is a lot of current discussion in the City of Santa Cruz about needle exchange, and quite a few anecdotal reports of people encountering discarded needles in public.
Unfortunately, there isn't information about what to do if you find a discarded needle, who to call, or how to dispose of it. After asking around, a contact with SC County who wishes to
Feb 22 Published in coworking, art, Anniversary by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Photos from 2013's Open House Extravaganza: the snacks were delicious. The art was plentiful and varied. The crowd was friendly and the accordionist played on...
At MakersFactory, Gamealot showed game pieces, some made by 3D printing
Dave Britton shows a visitor around MakersFactory:
Back in the coworking atrium, people enjoy art, snacks, beer and