Oct 04

New Tech Meet Up Encourages Themes of Community and Collaboration

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On Wednesday night, over a hundred people mixed and mingled at Cruzioworks coworking space prior to the commencement of the second installation in a three-part series on the tech economy in Santa Cruz hosted by the Santa Cruz New Tech Meet up. As organizer and host, Doug Erickson mentioned, this was the fifth year of the New Tech Meetup in Santa Cruz and
Oct 04

Tips on Selling Your Home in Today's Market

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Sep 26

California Real Estate Cools 4th Consecutive Month

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The technology-powered real estate brokerage, Redfin has issued its Fastest Markets Report for August which shows home-selling speeds fell for the fourth month in a row.

In August, 27.9 percent of homes went under contract in less than two weeks, down from 29 percent in July and 33.7 percent in April.

As Redfin's latest Bidding War Report shows, the

Sep 26

Russia: Spacecraft delivers Olympic torch to orbiting space station

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Spacecraft delivers 3 to orbiting space station


Sep 17

Bay Area Home Sales Cool Off

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The sizzling Bay Area housing market cooled in August following one of the most dramatic run-ups in recent years, according to a report released Friday.

After months of increases, single-family home sales dropped 3.2 percent from a year ago, and were down 8.8 percent from July, according to real estate information service DataQuick. While the median

Sep 05

Top 10 List for Highest Home Value Increases

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This list shows how single-family home prices changed from July 2012 to July 2013. These rankings are based on a repeat-sales index that tracks increases and decreases in sales prices and includes distressed sales.

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA +22.62%

The Southland housing market includes the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale,

Sep 01

Mrs. Universe 2013: Svetlana Kuznetsova from Belarus

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Belarus’ Kuznetsova crowned Mrs. Universe 2013

Belarus’ Kuznetsova crowned Mrs. Universe 2013

MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) - Belarus’ representative Svetlana Kuznetsova has triumphed at the international beauty contest Mrs. Universe 2013, BelTA learnt from Natalia Trofimova, the national director of the contest Mrs. Universe Belarus.

This year the prestigious international contest had two winners: one was

Sep 01

Purple - Ghosts of Killer Nashville

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Ghosts of Killer Nashville

The elevator of the Hutton Hotel howled like an aggrieved ghost.  The occupants exchanged nervous glances even though we were mystery writers on our way to a conference called Killer Nashville.  For an hour we could watch a grisly slideshow of bones and listen to Dr. Hugh E. Berryman discuss cleaning the remains with Biz soap, but
Aug 30

Bay Area Housing Hits a Peak in July

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The Bay Area's housing market staged a breakthrough in July, reaching the highest level of sales for any month in nearly seven years, according to a report Thursday. The housing recovery has been bogged down by a lack of inventory. This month's report indicates that is no longer the case, as sellers respond to double-digit price increases.

 July's median

Aug 29

On Internet Privacy & Digital Freedom

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Given revelations over the last several years that US citizens are under surveillance by the NSA and other government agencies which are assisted by large communications and media corporations as reported in the press, we at Cruzio Internet have received requests from our customers for information on our privacy policies as well as our policies and 
Aug 22

What You Can Expect From Housing In The Second Half of 2013

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The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have
surged 38% since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according
to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. And despite a
monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year as well, according to the National Association of

Aug 19

CPUC meeting notes

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Last week we rolled down to Carmel to speak for our alloted 3 minutes at an open CPUC meeting. This is what we said:
Re: Central Coast Broadband Investment

In the past, telecommunications was classed as a public utility: similarly to electricity, gas or water, infrastructure was regulated and shared due to the high costs of construction and maintenance.
Aug 15

Southern California Home Market Cools Off, Prices Flaten

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 The red-hot Southern California housing market finally got a dose of cold water. 

 The region's median home price in July remained flat from a month earlier,
at $385,000, real estate firm DataQuick said Wednesday. The figures
followed a record-setting June, when the median price rose 4.6% over the
previous month and 28% year-over-year, the highest

Aug 13

Cruzio Network Expansion Update

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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

Cruzio.com changes, local portals, web design, etc

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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

California Real Estate Recovery Continues with 200% Drop in Bank Owned Sales

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Home prices on the Rise


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

Mortgage Rates: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

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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

Foreclosure Inventory Hits Lowest Level Since 2006

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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
online foreclosure-data source RealtyTrac. The number of foreclosure filings decreased 19% from the previous six months and was

Jul 03

Real Estate Prices Spike 10.7% Nationally Year over Year

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 Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and  real estate professionals, today released the latest findings from the  Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor. These indices are the  earliest leading indicators available of trends in home prices and  rents. Based on the for-sale homes and rentals listed on Trulia,
Jun 14

Salinas Real Estate Heats Up

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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

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