Rent To Own Homes in Santa Cruz, CA

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View this home at Hall Ranch Rd Santa Cruz CA 95065
$1,171,280 EMV

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,534 Sq. Ft.

View this home at Gharkey St Santa Cruz CA 95060
$1,375,300 EMV

2 Bed | 1 Bath

View this home at Pleasure Point Dr Santa Cruz CA 95062
$3,311,276 EMV

3 Bed | 3 Bath

View this home at Ryans Way Santa Cruz CA 95062
View this home at Northridge Dr Santa Cruz CA 95066

| 4 Bath

View this home at Monterey St Santa Cruz CA 95060
$1,473,135 EMV

3 Bed | 1.5 Bath

View this home at Leotar Cir Santa Cruz CA 95062
$892,200 EMV

2 Bed | 2.5 Bath

View this home at Silvana Ln Santa Cruz CA 95062
$1,127,950 EMV

3 Bed | 2.5 Bath

View this home at Sutphen St Santa Cruz CA 95060
$957,950 EMV

3 Bed | 2 Bath

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Home Value Estimator For Santa Cruz, CA

There are currently 23,131 real estate properties in Santa Cruz, CA, with a median automated valuation model (AVM) price of $1,370,000.00. What is an AVM? It is a smart computer program that analyzes and predicts the approximate value of a home, property or land in Santa Cruz, CA, based on current market trends, comparable real estate sales nearby, historical data and, of course, property features, among other variables. These automated home estimates are often very helpful, providing buyers and sellers with a better idea of a home’s value ahead of the negotiation process. For example, the average home price in Santa Cruz, CA, is $1,406,845.00, with the most expensive house in Santa Cruz, CA, topping out at $23,750,000.00 and the cheapest home in Santa Cruz, CA, clocking in at $128,300.00. In other words, there’s something for every potential homebuyer or savvy investor in Santa Cruz, CA!

Rent Prices In Santa Cruz, CA

With the expiration of certain local, state and federal housing-related restrictions and mandated programs, the rental market in Santa Cruz, CA, is on a rollercoaster ride. The average rent price in Santa Cruz, CA, is $3,180.00. Indeed, when looking to rent in Santa Cruz, CA, you can expect to pay as little as $1,120.00 or as much as $6,060.00, with the average rent median estimated to be $3,190.00. The good news is that finding an affordable and desirable property to rent in Santa Cruz, CA -- whether it’s apartments, townhomes, condominiums or single-family homes -- is made easier with knowledge of the local market and, of course, a little patience.

Foreclosure Homes in Santa Cruz, CA

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Top Reasons To Live In Santa Cruz, CA In 2023

Santa Cruz is located in Santa Cruz, California, with an estimated municipal population of 64,608 residents. All of the best foreclosed homes for sale in Santa Cruz are located in the following zip code areas on 95065 95064 95060 95062 95061 95063 95067. The estimated population per square kilometer (.62 miles) in Santa Cruz is 1,957.

Cost Of Living In Santa Cruz, CA

So, about how much do homes cost in Santa Cruz? The most recent median value of resident-owned homes in Santa Cruz is 852,600. An estimated 47 percent of households in Santa Cruz own their homes, with an average family size of 2.93. The median household income in Santa Cruz is 77,921, with39.6 percentage of households earning at least $100,000 annually. For working parents and professionals who are searching for cheap homes in Santa Cruz, the median commute time of resident workers (in minutes) is 23.5. And last, but certainly not least, are you looking for homes to rent in Santa Cruz? If so, the average rent price paid by renters in Santa Cruz is 1,889, according to recent statistics.

Diversity And Demographics In Santa Cruz, California

Where a home is located is almost just as important as the home itself. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are relocating to Santa Cruz, it is essential to take a deep dive into your potential future neighborhood. Homeownership is often a long-term relationship; therefore, be sure to do your due diligence to ensure that you make the best long-term decision.

The median age of residents in Santa Cruz is 28.8, split between 49.2 percent male versus 50.8 female. The percentage of residents who report being married in Santa Cruz is 30.5, with an average family size of 2.93.

The percentage of residents who report their race in Santa Cruz is as follows:

White 73.9%
Black / African American 2.1%
Asian 10.1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 0.4%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacifc Islander 0.2%
Multi-racial 6.3%
Other 6.9%

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The percentage of residents who report their age in Santa Cruz is as follows:

Under 10 6.4%
Aged 10-19 18%
20s 27.3%
30s 10.1%
40s 10.4%
50s 10.4%
60s 9.7%
70s 5.4%
80+ 2.2%

Best Schools In Santa Cruz, California

It was a rollercoaster ride for academics in 2020, with school districts throughout the nation transferring their classes online because of the global pandemic. Numerous school districts will continue online courses, while others will welcome students back to campus. Regardless, homebuyers are shopping for homes in Santa Cruz with dedicated in-home learning spaces, as well as for homes located within the best school systems for in-person instruction in Santa Cruz.

Pros And Cons Of Living In Santa Cruz, California

How do you know that living in -- or moving to -- Santa Cruz is right where you need to be? Perhaps you grew up in Santa Cruz or already live nearby; therefore, the decision to buy a home in Santa Cruz is a no-brainer. For others, however, it may not be such a straightforward or simple decision. Whether you are relocating to Santa Cruz for work or just looking for a fresh start, getting a read on a neighborhood from afar (online) can be tricky... and exhausting.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when shopping for foreclosed homes for sale in Santa Cruz:

  • What type of neighborhood environment (suburban, urban, rural, etc.) do you prefer?
  • What types of shopping (mom and pop, mall, big box), restaurants (fast food, chain, local) and businesses (small, big, mixed) would you like nearby?
  • What leisure-time activities (golf, biking, hiking, etc.) do you enjoy?
  • What type of commute (car, plane, home office) do you seek?

In short, it always helps to create a “Pros vs. Cons” list of what you need in a home and/or neighborhood like Santa Cruz.

Reasons To Move To Santa Cruz, California, In 2023

Prospective homebuyers are clearly taking advantage of the low interest rates and numerous government assistance programs. These low interest rates mean homebuyers in Santa Cruz can now afford much more house for the same monthly payment (if interest rates were higher). Motivated and opportunistic sellers in Santa Cruz, meanwhile, can field multiple offers from more qualified buyers.

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