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    City of Capitola: Vacation Rentals Ordinance (November 2021)

    By Christine Schneider | November 24, 2021

    The City of Capitola has been impacted by an increase in tourism along the Central Coast, and property owners are pursuing the opportunity to transition their homes into vacation rentals. Before jumping in, however, residents need to familiarize themselves with the City of Capitola’s rules and regulations regarding new and existing vacation homes. Read More

    City of Santa Cruz: Vacation Rentals Ordinance (November 2021)

    By Christine Schneider | November 24, 2021

    Due to the city’s growth in popularity over the years, investors and homeowners are looking to leverage their primary, secondary, and investment homes by renting them out to tourists. However, this increased popularity has led to more city regulations. Anyone considering turning their home into a vacation rental needs to keep the following information in mind. Read More

    Santa Cruz County: Vacation Rentals Ordinance

    By Christine Schneider | November 24, 2021

    More homeowners are interested in turning their properties into vacation rentals! Before venturing down this path, however, it is essential for people to understand what is permitted regarding vacation rentals in Santa Cruz County. Read More

    Keeping Your Property Safe for Visitors: It’s the law!

    By Christine Schneider | October 22, 2021

    Did you know that you are responsible for anyone who steps foot on your property, whether you invited them or not? If you’re like most homeowners, you may not be aware of your responsibility to keep children and others safe in your neighborhood. You may believe that the safety of neighborhood children, as well as... Read More

    California Wildfires Contaminate Water Supply: Here’s What Homebuyers Need to Understand

    By Christine Schneider | September 14, 2021

    Research revealed how wildfires could have a volatile impact on the health of residents in surrounding communities via the water supply. Read More

    Discussions Continue in Santa Cruz County About Loosening ADU Ordinances

    By Christine Schneider | August 23, 2021

    The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has been discussing the need for changes to the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) handbook for months with the expectation that outstanding issues would be resolved at this month’s meeting. However, the discussion will continue as the board rejected proposed recommendations at the August 10 gathering. Read More

    Vacation Rentals Permitted for Summer 2021 (Santa Cruz County): An Update on the COVID Restrictions

    By Christine Schneider | May 19, 2021

    As we enter the summer of 2021, many COVID-19 restrictions are easing up, vaccines are widely available, and Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. It’s nearly vacation season, and Santa Cruz County is becoming a hot spot for prospective travelers. This year, the season brings especially good tidings for homeowners: according to the county... Read More

    Proposed New Rules Could Create Restrictions on Housing Development in Santa Cruz County

    By Christine Schneider | March 19, 2021

    The State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection recently proposed new regulations that could drastically affect landowners in Santa Cruz County, more specifically, those impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex fires that burned in Northern California starting August 2020. Read More

    Resources for Fire Season in Santa Cruz County

    By Christine Schneider | March 10, 2020

    Each year, homeowners in Santa Cruz County face the threat of wildfires and the potential loss of property. Because of this unfortunate reality of living in California, local groups have designed multiple resources that are accessible for free to the community. Homeowners can use these resources to better safeguard their homes – and their families... Read More

    Proposed Plans for the Re-envisioning of the Capitola Mall

    By Talia Chopra | August 29, 2019

    In 2016, Merlone Geier Partners purchased the Capitola Mall from its previous owner, Macerich and has begun to envision a new plan for the space. In a recent town meeting, plans for the re-envisioned Capitola Mall were discussed. The focus of this meeting was to present the plan for the “Capitola Town Square,” as well... Read More