Aptos Median Home Price, February 2017: $1,050,000

Spring is in the air! Like all of you, I’m thankful for the copious amounts of rain we’ve had this winter – but enough’s enough! I’m loving the sunshine, and I’m looking forward to the weather heating up. But the Aptos real estate market has galloped ahead of mother nature: it’s plenty hot already! Would […]

Aptos Real Estate Broker Writes New Book: Get It Sold!

Local Aptos real estate broker Sebastian “Seb” Frey has written a new book: Get It Sold!, which is his unique perspective on the fine art of home sales. While there are hundreds of books written on this very topic, relatively few are written which focus on just the northern California region. And this may be […]

Aptos Real Estate Update January 2017

It’s a whole new year, Aptos! And that means it’s time for my Aptos Real Estate Update January 2017. Before we forget completely about what happened in 2016 (and I can’t blame you for trying!), let’s take a look back and see what the Aptos real estate market was like in the final month of […]

Aptos Real Estate Update November 2016

It’s only been a month or so since my last real estate market update – but wow, a lot can happen in a month!  Would you believe…Donald Trump is now President-Elect?  I wrote a whole piece and did a video about what that means for your home’s value last week, and it’s already had hundreds […]

Aptos Real Estate Update October 2016

It has been four months since my last Aptos real estate market update, back in June. Back then, I had some actual news to share. The real estate report was no longer the same story of rising prices with crushingly low inventory. Prices were still rising back in June, but the number of sales had […]

Aptos Real Estate Update June 2016

Hey Aptos – we’re officially – finally! – in summer, so it’s time for the Aptos Real Estate Update June 2016! And this time – for the first time in ages – there is actually some NEWS in the Aptos Real Estate market! And the news could be good, or bad, depending on your perspective…so […]

Zach Friend Interview: Aptos Village

In the ninth and final segment of our Zach Friend Interview Series, the Supervisor talks about the Aptos Village Project. Zach stresses that the county’s role in the project at this point is very specific, focusing primarily on traffic improvements such as new signal lights, sidewalk, widening Soquel Drive, installing a dedicated left turn lane, […]

Aptos Real Estate Update May 2016

It’s been a cold and damp spring this year in Aptos – it seems like only yesterday we were enjoying 90 degree weather in December, and now we’re here at the end of May and I’m wary about leaving the home without a hat and gloves. But I know that summer is right around the […]

Zach Friend Interview: Housing Affordability

In the eighth segment of our Zach Friend Interview Series, the Supervisor talks about housing affordability and what needs to happen to improve it in Santa Cruz county. According to Friend, too many people live in substandard and overcrowded housing conditions, and it is simply unacceptable for this to be happening in a place and […]

Aptos Real Estate Update April 2016

I’m not going to bury the lede on this one:  the median price for single-family homes in Aptos recently broke $1,100,000.  Yes, you read that right:  in February 2016, 12 single-family homes sold in Aptos, and the median price was $1,1045,00 (one home was an ocean view home on Kingsbury in Rio del Mar).  That’s an increase of […]