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Buying & Selling Santa Cruz Real Estate & Homes For Sale

We are a select group of top negotiators and technology specialists from David Lyng Real Estate. When home buyers and sellers use our website you will have the confidence to know we are always updating and presenting the newest information to hit Santa Cruz County mls market.  Providing an advantage to our clients when other websites  only update mls information a few times a day.

In Santa Cruz County we are provided a limited inventory of homes for sale. It is crucial to have a team that is internet savvy and has over 200 agents to network and find that special home. If the MLS does not have a home that fits your needs we offer unique buyers services such as: Neighborhood Research, Neighborhood Outreach Agent Networking and Door Knocking Services.

Santa Cruz County is a truly unique place to live with many different types of properties to choose from. One of the most desired types of properties would have to be our cherished beach front homes with amazing ocean views. Other types of properties include private and secluded estate homes. Santa has properties for every type of home buyers. The choices of homes are as unique as the home buyers and sellers in this community.

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Homes For Sale In Santa Cruz

Describing Santa Cruz Real Estate market as merely “hot” would be an understatement. It’s scorching, as the demand is bolstered by Silicon Valley employees and residents looking for good deals while buying their dream home. And Santa Cruz is an absolutely dreamy community on 13 square miles of land and with many great beachfront communities. If you love ocean life and smaller towns, then you’ll love Santa Cruz. You can surf, yoga, bike, hike and much more.

Santa Cruz Luxury Real Estate & Santa Cruz Beach Homes

Santa Cruz beach homes are the most sought after properties in our community. Most people dream of opening their front door and being steps to the beach. Our Santa Cruz luxury real estate specialists can help locate these rare gems. These properties are perfect to live in or invest for the future. If your dream home is not on the market yet we can provide marketing services to help locate these hard to find properties.

Santa Cruz Realtors and Agents

David Lyng one of the top Santa Cruz Real Estate companies that has been serving Santa Cruz County for over 30 years! Our Dedicated Santa Cruz Real Estate agents can help you navigate through one of the most important transactions in ones lifetime. Our knowledge, experience and dedication will be our best assets in providing you an un matched level of customer service.

Buying your Santa Cruz County home is most likely the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make in your life, and you’re also deciding where you’ll be spending most of your time with your loved ones. Go into it with your eyes wide open, and do your research beforehand.  We have worked hard to provide you with the most current and accurate information available online. If you have any question please send us an email or your welcome to call. Our main goal is to make this proccess easy and stress free. We look forward to helping you buy or sell.

Enjoy the views from above Santa Cruz County Real Estate. We take flight over Pasatiempo Golf Course,
above the surfers at the beach and a night shoot from one of our luxury home listings in SC County.
The real estate drone has changed the way home buyers and sellers can view properties online. 
We integrate all the newest technologies from professional photography, Drone Video production, 
and 3d tours. New home buyers can take a full spectrum tour without leaving their computer 
or phone. 

2016 Santa Cruz California Market Overview

The first half of 2016 is now complete and the future looks as foggy as Santa Cruz in the summer.  The median home price in Santa Cruz County is in excess of $800,000 for the second month in a row; yet, sellers are still nervous to put their home on the market.  We are still experiencing historically low inventory numbers even though prices have bounced back to pre-recession levels.  Sellers are reluctant to put their homes on the market because they do not want to join the competition for buying a replacement properties.  It feels like a good portion of the buyers have “given-up” on finding their dream home and chosen to rent until the prices come down.  So, based on basic economic theory, low-supply and a decrease in demand would lead us to lower prices…but that is not the case.  That leads us to believe that the market is still saturated with buyers.  So, why should you chose to work with a David Lyng REALTOR?  My answer is because a David Lyng agent gives you the best opportunity to find your perfect property.  First off, David Lyng Real Estate agents focus on service.  They will scour the marketplace to find the property that fits your financial and lifestyle needs.  In addition, David Lyng Real Estate Companies is the largest real estate broker in Santa Cruz County, with over 200 agents working here in Santa Cruz County.  Why is this important to you?  Because our agents get access to listings before they hit the market.  We lead all other brokerages in listing sales and listing volume, and our agents are encouraged to share their “coming soon” properties with our company prior to releasing them to the general public.  In a buyer saturated market, access to information is critical to getting you into your next home.  So, when you work with a David Lyng Real Estat eagent you can expect the highest level of service and access to the most up-to-date information in the marketplace.  Why would you go anywhere else?  Give us a call today to help us find your dream home.

With 2016 in full swing, it’s an ideal time to look back on what happened in the Santa Cruz real estate market to have a better idea of what previous trends or changes have had an impact, if any, on today’s current market.


There are numerous reasons why buyers would feel unsure about buying real estate. Among those reasons is a sense of confusion regarding what facts or data to believe in. After all, with so many marketing and advertising materials being offered for reference and review, it can be hard to make a decision.


What Went On Last Year in the Santa Cruz Real Estate Market


How did the Santa Cruz real estate market fare in 2015? As early as February 2015, the site Santa Cruz Live came out with an incisive analysis of what was going on at the time in the local real estate market.


The report that came out early in the year drew heavily upon the performance of the preceding year to come up with the following on target facts:


  • In January 2015, Santa Cruz Live reported that there was an upward swing in the median price for single family homes. It was USD 615,000 in 2014 and USD 667,500 in the early month of 2015.
  • The report further stated that speculation about what the impact of the resulting “historically low interest rates, tight inventory, and rising prices” would be on the market for the rest of the year.


Around the middle of the year, the question of whether or not there was a housing bubble about to make itself felt again, was discussed in the July 2015 Santa Cruz Real Estate Market Report. Salient points of the report included the following (data valid as of report publication):

  • The Santa Cruz County median home prices were at the highest they had ever been since the year 2007.
  • The National Foreclosure Inventory was at the lowest it had ever been since December 2007.
  • Speculation was present at the time that home prices were pushing up close to against the affordability ceiling of the county. One of the reasons cited for this was tight inventory.
  • However, it was also noted that listings went up by 7% in comparison to data from 2014.

Based on such findings, it would appear that the Santa Cruz county real estate market was on shaky ground, and the uncertainty was growing as each month passed by. But did this impression hold up to the end of the year? No, it didn’t.

By Year End of 2015

Property Radar reported that Santa Cruz was among those counties with the highest percentage when it came to cash sales, with an impressive 26%.

This fact is encouraging, considering that even with the influx of high prices, cash buyers were still greatly interested in acquiring Santa Cruz county real estate properties as investments.

There is a continued demand in the market, meaning buyers believed in the suitability of Santa Cruz properties for purchase. That’s a good development, if you’re thinking of buying property in Santa Cruz, whether for your own needs, or for investment purposes. Santa Cruz is not getting any larger and properties are in high demand. So if you have any questions please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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