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Good Times Santa Cruz: Buying is Still Cheaper Than Renting

Good Times Santa Cruz: Buying is Still Cheaper Than Renting

Every month, Suzy Rodoni-Silverberg writes a column for the Good Times Santa Cruz, sharing important information about real estate and property management for those living, renting, and buying in the greater Santa Cruz Area. This month, Suzy explores the renting vs. buying topic. Do you have a real estate or property management question that you’d like to have answered? Submit your question in the comments below!

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Why We Love Capitola Year Round

It’s no mystery that we’re big fans of Capitola Village and the surrounding neighborhoods. We recently shared our top 5 reasons for loving the Jewel Box neighborhood. One thing that makes Capitola unique is that it is an incredibly seasonal city, providing visitors and residents with two very different types of experiences during the year.

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5 Reasons We Love the Jewel Box in Capitola

Why is Capitola’s Jewel Box one of Santa Cruz County’s most desired neighborhoods?

We are going to give you our top five reasons in our first edition of our new monthly blog featuring neighborhoods in the 831. Capitola and the Jewel Box are a natural place to start as the Real Estate Eight Three One office is nestled right in the middle of it all, making us uniquely qualified to list, rent, and manage in the area. 

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How to Handle Repairs for your Santa Cruz Rental Property

Today we are talking about how to handle repairs and maintenance on your rental property in Santa Cruz. Property maintenance is very important for your rental home, and not just because it reduces your liability. It’s also important to keep your investment in good shape. You have a lot of money invested in your rental home, so keeping it in the best condition possible is beneficial to you and your bottom line. With this in mind, we take the maintenance of our properties very seriously.

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Security Deposit Advice for your Santa Cruz Rental Property

Today, we are offering a bit of security deposit advice for both owners and tenants. If you put a group of property managers together in one room, they are all going to tell you that this is one of the toughest areas they deal with on a regular basis. Security deposits and how much gets refunded and withheld are really hard because normal wear and tear is very much a subjective topic. What is “normal” will really depend on the length of the tenancy in a rental property. If someone has been in the property for one year, wear and tear is going to be a lot less than it would be for people who have been in a property for 10 years.

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