Capitola, CA Real Estate News

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
OCEAN VIEW CONDOS FOR SALE IN CAPITOLA Capitola, CA is one of the best beach towns in Northern California.  There are many people who want to buy second homes or vacation homes in Capitola along with the full-time residents.  Any why not buy an ocean view condo in Capitola if you are looking for prime real estate here?  Capitola ocean view condos are much less expensive than ocean view homes and there is less maintenance on a condo or townhome versus a home. So where can you find ocean view condos for sale in Capitola?  There are a few locations to choose from:     On Park Avenue there are a few Capitola ocean view condo complexes that face New Brighton State Beach and the Cement Ship.  Some of these Capitola condos are 3 levels and the top levels have the best views.  You can literally...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
CAPITOLA CONDO FOR SALE IN THE VILLAS OF CAPITOLA 1925 46TH AVENUE, CAPITOLA, CA 95010 ** Welcome Home to your Capitola Beach getaway!  The Villas of Capitola condos are located on 46th Avenue and Clares St, very close to 41st Avenue Mall, Capitola Village, restaurants, shopping and beaches.  This Capitola Villas condo for sale is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 2nd story condo with lots of light. The Villas of Capitola condo complex is very well maintained and features a lap pool, regular pool and a hot tub.  There are green areas to relax outside and all units have a private balcony on the second floor or a private patio if located on the first floor. These Capitola condos for sale in the Villas of Capitola are popular because they are affordable and well located.  They are perfect for first ...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Depot Hill in Captiola - Homes for Sale Depot Hill in Capitola is one of the best neighborhoods in Capitola and Santa Cruz in my humble opinion.  Why is Depot Hill a great place to live?  This small neighborhood is located on the bluff above Capitola Village and just north of New Brighton State Beach.  From Depot Hill you can walk to several nice beaches, surfing, dine in Capitola Village, grab a coffee and a pastry at Gayle's . . . Once you get to your home in Depot Hill you can leave the car behind and enjoy living in this beautiful California beach community of Capitola.     Homes for sale in Depot Hill - Capitola range from turn of the century Victorians or painted ladies to classic beach cottages.  There are ocean view homes and bluff front homes in Depot Hill with amazing views of...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
THE JEWEL BOX - CAPITOLA'S IDEAL BEACH NEIGHBORHOODThe Jewel Box is one of the premier neighborhoods in Capitola and Santa Cruz.  The name the Jewel Box comes from the streets with names like Garnet, Emerald, Topaz, Opal . . .  The Capitola Jewel Box neighborhood is located between Capitola Village and 41st Avenue making it a great walking location.  You are just minutes walk to beaches, restaurants, shopping and world class surf spots.  Enjoy festivals like the Capitola Art and Wine and the Begonia Festival in the summer and the Wednesday night concerts in the park by the beach. The Jewel Box in Capitola is home to some fantastic homes with ocean views, there is one listed for almost 8 million dollars  that overlooks the Capitola Village and Monterey Bay.  Most homes in the Jewel Box a...
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Escape from the stress of the city life and get away from it all at Capitola Village. Just south of Santa Cruz, the Village offers many unique shops, galleries, restaurants, seaside lodging, and of course an absolutely beautiful coastline. For more information, you can visit an informative website:  www.CapitolaVillage.com Here are some events that are planned for the rest of the year: WHARF TO WHARF RACE-- July 28 ART & MUSIC AT THE BEACH-- June through AugustTWILIGHT CONCERTS-- June through August MOVIES ON THE BEACH-- August and September BEGONIA FESTIVAL-- Labor Day WeekendART AND WINE FESTIVAL-- September 14 and 15 MERMAID TRIATHALON-- October 6 CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARADE-- October 26 SURFING SANTA-- November 30 COMMUNITY CAROLING-- December 14 Enjoy the summer and the temperate w...
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By Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS, Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area
(Bailey Properties, Inc.)
  Tomorrow, May 16th, is the Capitola Art and Wine Kickoff Party which will run from 6 to 9 P.M. The event will feature wine tasting from 22 different wineries from the local area as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine. The Capitola Art and Wine Kickoff party will feature an art auction as well as live and silent auctions for many wonderful donated items by the local Santa Cruz community. There will be live music as well as a costume contest, so make sure to grab your favorite mask and come out to the party.     Tickets for the event will run $35 per person with the proceeds from both ticket sales and auctions going to support the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce as well as many local non-profit community and school organizations who are also ass...
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By Glen A. Mitchell, Broker, CDPE, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay,El Granada
(Keller Williams Peninsula Estates)
    Here is a list of homes that have sold in Capitola since February 1st 2013   Address Price DOM Beds Baths (F|P) SqFt 509 CAPITOLA AVENUE $799,000 37 3 2|2 1,246 212 CENTRAL AVENUE $830,000 37 2 2|0 1,175 1515 LINCOLN AVENUE $915,000 11 3 2|0 1,749 138 CABRILLO STREET $820,000 26 4 2|0 1,697 406 LOMA AVENUE $690,500 4 3 1|0 1,150 2041 SELLARS LANE $660,000 22 4 2|1 2,800 2159 FRANCESCO CIRCLE $670,000 14 3 2|1 1,690 303 WASHBURN AVENUE $615,000 42 3 1|1 1,270 4980 CAPITOLA ROAD $549,500 74 2 0|1 925 4850 CRYSTAL STREET $582,000 4 2 1|0 996 4665 CLARES STREET $539,000 0 3 2|1 1,491 1708 SOMMERFELD AVENUE $498,000 32 3 2|0 1,535 307 CHERRY AVENUE $429,000 6 1 1|0 376 401 CAPITOLA AVENUE $390,000 10 3 2|0 1,080
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
TOP 5 REASONS TO LIVE IN THE JEWEL BOX - CAPITOLA HOMES FOR SALE Since I grew up in the Jewel Box in Capitola I feel that I am well qualified to list the top 5 reasons to live in the Jewel Box in Capitola.  If you are thinking of moving to the Jewel Box or are searching for homes for sale in the Jewel Box - Capitola check out my list!: 1.  What a great name - The Jewel Box - the name comes from the streets: Opal, Emerald, Topaz, Garnet, Ruby . . .2.  Never, ever have to find a parking place in Capitola Village - if you live in Capitola you just don't drive to the Village3.  Easy walk to Capitola Village & Capitola Beach, 41st Avenue shopping - I spent my summers growing up on Capitola Beach and in Capitola Jr Guards.  Our home in the Jewel Box was less than a 10 minute walk from the bea...
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By Cheri Duc Trebbien
(California Coastal Real Estate)
Riding your bike or walking through the Opal Cliffs neighborhood is spectacular. You can walk from Opal Cliffs to Pleasure Point and down to Capitola Village. All homes on the cliff side of this Capitola neighborhood have ocean views.  People think about Capitola real estate in the summer when the weather is warm and people are hitting the beaches, but Capitola's neighborhoods and the Village itself are beautiful and quaint year round.   photo credit: Franco Folini via photopin cc
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Sunday, April 29, 2012 "Good Night" from the beaches of CAPITOLA California   With warm temperatures on the Pacific Coast what a better way to spend the weekend than at Capitola California only minutes south from Santa Cruz. Capitola was packed with surfers, girls in bikinis, children and more.  There were so many people at Capitola that Robert Vegas Bob Swetz had to walk up the beach to get away from the crowds of people. Over the weekend I took hundreds of great photographs & and hours of HD video, here are a couple wonderful photos ... have a wonderful evening ... ;o) City of Capitola - Home Page www.ci.capitola.ca.us/ March 2011 Flood Information Please check this for updated information. Capitola is an intimate beach village tucked in a river valley in Santa Cruz County on ... Capi...
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By John Flaniken, Realtor Santa Cruz Homes For Sale; Santa Cruz CA
(American Dream Realty- Broker Associate)
Capitola Real Estate Priced to Sell Capitola Real Estate Priced to Sell- Selling a home in has three essential components: Knowledge, Price and Exposure. There will always be people who want to buy homes in Capitola for several reasons including proximity to the ocean, local shopping, climate, and the beach lifestyle. During these "dark days" of real estate, Capitola homes are still bought and sold. My job as a Real Estate Broker is to facilitate your home selling for the most money possible, in the shortest amount of time.   Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions a person will make. Before you put your home on the market be certain you are ready to sell and know what your next move will be.   Homes compete or flounder in the real estate market based on list price. I s...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
CAPITOLA HOME VALUES - MARKET REPORT What is going on with Capitola home values this year?  Across Santa Cruz county the real estate market is changing.  Multiple offers are common on all well-priced homes, even fixers.  Buyers are out in force because they want to take advantage of historic low interest rates and the dip in real estate prices. Capitola home values are starting to trend upwards.  The Capitola median home sale price since the beginning of 2012 has gone up each month.  In March, the Capitola median home sale price was $677,500, with an average price per square foot of $460. The number of Capitola homes for sale was way up in March when there were 10 homes that closed escrow.  That is a huge number for Capitola, as it is such a small community. Graph of # of Homes sold in ...
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By Christine Cumming SeaRealEstate.com, Real Estate Santa Cruz and beyond 831.588.7767
(Real Estate Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville)
Pizza My Heart, Capitola California - Wins “Best Traditional Pizza in the World”  Pizza My Heart has brought bragging rights to Capitola, and Santa Cruz County.  Pizza My Heart took top honors in the International Pizza Competition in Las Vegas Nevada on Thursday, March 15, 2012.  becoming the FIRST American Pizza to EVER win the Prize since the contest’s inception. I live near Pizza My Heart in the Capitola Village and never took it for granted as I enjoyed a lunch treat of just going down to the Capitola Village, getting one of my favorite slices and sitting on the benches while people, dolphin, seagull and sea lion watching.  Wow.. we have so much to be grateful for to live in Santa Cruz, CA and Capitola CA such a wonderful town anyway.  Adding the other special treats of the attenti...
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By John Flaniken, Realtor Santa Cruz Homes For Sale; Santa Cruz CA
(American Dream Realty- Broker Associate)
Graph is between Aug 2011 and Jan 2012 Property Class includes- 'Single Family Residential', 'Townhouse/Condo’ Area is '44 Capitola' Results calculated from approximately 130 Listings Capitola Real Estate Market Update - For the last 6 months, the Capitola Real Estate market held under 7 months of unsold inventory indicating a strong seller’s market. In January 2012 the inventory increased to 57 single family homes with only 2 sold units. This sky-rocketed the unsold inventory to 28.5 months from December’s 6.2 months, indicating a transition to a strong buyer’s market. So what does months of unsold inventory mean and why is it important to follow? To understand Capitola’s unsold inventory, we take the total number of listed homes available and divide by the number of homes sold per mo...
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By John Flaniken, Realtor Santa Cruz Homes For Sale; Santa Cruz CA
(American Dream Realty- Broker Associate)
Santa Cruz Short Sales Santa Cruz Short Sales—What is next now that HAFA is out the door? The HAFA Short Sale program sunsets at the end of 2012 for Santa Cruz County and the rest of the United States and I will not be sorry to see it go. Introduced on April 5th, 2010, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA Program) was a process intended to reduce the complications and long waiting periods that were plaguing the old short sale program. Instead of simplifying a complex process, HAFA created several additional layers of bureaucracy. More short sale bureaucracy meant more challenges for the REALTORS® and distressed homeowners which ultimately translated into more foreclosures in Santa Cruz Count and probably your hometown as well. Goodbye HAFA, I hardly knew you. HAFA, like man...
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By John Flaniken, Realtor Santa Cruz Homes For Sale; Santa Cruz CA
(American Dream Realty- Broker Associate)
Capitola Real Estate is in high demand. As the real estate market continues to stabilize in 2012, people are searching for coastal homes for sale. With the prime Monterey Bay location, Mediterranean-styled esplanade of shops and restaurants along Capitola Beach, and the bevy of annual community events Capitola is a special place to call home. While Capitola Village remains the heart of Capitola with summer movies on the beach, free concerts at the Esplanade, and the famous Begonia Parade; there are a variety of events put on by The Capitola Chamber and the City of Capitola that encompass the entire city including the Capitola Mall, where a new Target will be opening in 2012. Here are the dates for some of the best 2012 Capitola Events to put on your calendar: Jan 6th 6-9pmFirst Friday A...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
CAPITOLA HOMES FOR SALE – MARKET REPORT 2011 Capitola is a small beach town located in Santa Cruz County and is one of the most desirable places to live on the West Coast.  Capitola attracts second home and vacation home buyers with its quaint atmosphere and easy beach living.  Capitola is a great place to live full-time and raise a family as well.  Capitola is a great community with many events and fun things to do like the Capitola Art & Wine Festival and Capitola Begonia Festival.  Let’s take a look at Capitola homes for sale and the sales activity in 2011.   Capitola Homes for Sale – Market Report 2011:  There were 43 homes sold in Capitola in 2011, this number is down slightly from 2010 when 50 Capitola homes sold. The average price of a Capitola home for sale in 2011 was $728,000 ...
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By Christine Cumming SeaRealEstate.com, Real Estate Santa Cruz and beyond 831.588.7767
(Real Estate Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville)
Capitola Villas, Capitola CA – Condos for Sale Capitola Hi, I’m Christine and I’m a Realtor with American Dream Realty - Real Estate in Santa Cruz for over 14 years.  During my career I’ve represented either the buyer or the seller in many of the transactions at the Villas in Capitola.  I’ve got some very useful information for a person searching for Condo’s in Capitola for Sale http://activerain.com/blogsview/2593112/villas-of-capitola I have been fond of the Villas of Capitola since I found out about them about 15 years ago.  They’re a fantastic property for retirement, student rental, second home or first time buyer.  The landscaped grounds have always been meticulously maintained and the 2 pools were just resurfaced a few years ago.  This property looks very well maintained and the ...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
Capitola Shores - Capitola Condos – Market Report 2011 The Capitola Shores – Capitola Condos are located in the Jewel Box in Capitola, close to 41st Ave Mall and walking distance to Capitola Village.  The Capitola Shores condos are mostly 2 bedroom condos, the complex does have a pool and nicely landscaped grounds.     Let’s take a look at the condo sales activity in the Capitola Shores in 2011: There have been 9 condo sales in the Capitola Shores in 2011, with an average sale price of $249,000.  Of these 9 condo sales, 2 were short sale condos and one was a foreclosure condo. The lowest priced Capitola Shores condo sale was a unfinished 2 bedroom condo that sold all cash for $220,000. The highest priced Capitola Shores condo sale was a single level, remodeled condo that sold for $271,0...
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By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
CAPITOLA KNOLLS CONDOS - CONDO VALUE REPORT 2011 The Capitola Knolls Condos are located between Capitola Village and New Brighton State Beach in a great neighborhood close to New Brighton Middle School, Beaches and Capitola Village.  These Capitola condos are some of the best priced real estate in Capitola. Let's take a look at Capitola Knolls Condo values for 2011 There were 6 condos sales in the Capitola Knolls so far this year with an average sale price of $274,650.  Only 2 out of the 6 sales were three bedroom condos, the rest were 2 bedroom condos. The highest priced sale in the Capitola Knolls was nicely remodeled 3 bedroom condo that sold for $320,000 The lowest priced condo sale in the Capitola Knolls in 2011 was a 2 bedroom condo foreclosure that sold all cash for $239,900. Of ...
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