Whether you love the great outdoors or city life, Aptos has the kind of variety that appeals to a myriad of people. Outdoor enthusiasts will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the area and city dwellers will not be disappointed in the options afforded to them. Aptos is located in an unincorporated portion of Santa Cruz County on the coast of Northern California. Aptos consists of several small communities including Aptos Village, Seacliff, Rio Del Mar, Seascape, La Selva Beach and Day Valley, among others. Homeowners take advantage of living in Aptos as single family homes, estates, and homes in planned communities offer residents scenic views and proximity to the ocean.
The community boasts being located on the "sunny side" of the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. The county, one of the smallest in California, contains a variety of spectacular natural scenery and attractions, such as towering redwood trees dominating the mountainous region, fertile farmland, long sandy beaches, and ocean cliffs. Aptos is also a gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In addition to the great nature attractions, Aptos boasts museums, fine dining and some great shopping. Santa Cruz County also offers great vineyards and winemaking, golf courses and an excellent economy thanks to technology and research industries. Aptos maintains the small town feel but is close enough to the attractions of Santa Cruz and is about an hourís drive from downtown San Francisco.
Price Range of Aptos Houses
With homes in rural areas and in preplanned communities, near the mountains and within eyesight of the water, buyers will find that there are plenty of housing options here in Aptos. From manufactured homes in senior communities to town homes or mansions that overlook the water, Aptos features homes and communities to serve every homeowner's needs.
Manufactured and starter homes in Aptos start at around $200,000, but most single-family homes in Aptos range from $450,000 to about $800,000. Those who want to live closer to the ocean on the west side of the Pacific Coast Highway can expect to pay $825,000 and up. (more)
There are numerous luxury homes on the beach or overlooking the water starting around $800,000 and can run upwards of eight figures. For those looking to invest in a townhome or condo in Aptos, prices start from $230,000 to $825,000.
Aptos, California Average Home Sizes and Asking Prices
Born and raised among a family of Realtors, Ben Strock has Real Estate in his blood. From a young age Ben worked for his father, a real estate broker of 30 years in Palo Alto, and owner of Strock Realty and Financial. This relationship taught Ben valuable life experiences and helped him amass an unusual knowledge of real estate which has proven invaluable to his clients. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a B.S. in business-economics (banking and finance concentration), Ben was a licensed agent at the time of his graduation. Education combined with experience, integrity and motivation to be the best propelled him far above the competition. Starting his career with Janice Spencer and Associates, Ben quickly earned his place among Santa Cruz County's most respected agents, earning the trust of both his contemporaries and clients. During his time working with Janice Spencer & Associates he was honored as "Top Producing Agent in 2003", again from 2004-2007. Ben has assisted many first time homebuyers, sellers, investors, contractors, developers, and vacationers fulfill their dreams. His negotiating skills and attention to detail make him a valuable asset for any transaction.
After years spent gaining local knowledge and an excellent reputation, Ben has set out on an exciting new path by opening Strock Real Estate in Aptos. His mission is simple: Continue to provide the very best for his clients through hard work, dedication and integrity. At Strock Real Estate, you will find comfort and reassurance knowing that you have the best possible representation on all your real estate needs. Whether you're buying, selling or renting a home, looking for financial guidance or simply looking for some honest advice, Strock Real Estate will be here to help. With a long record of successful transactions in this county, and the experience and skills to back it up, Ben likes to consider every client "a client for life."
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Aptos Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of June 27th, 2016: homes priced around $1,251,771 compared to $1,430,606 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -14%. For Wednesday, June 29th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.73%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.70%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.22%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.94%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Aptos CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Aptos to help you find the best home!