Anina Van Alstine
Coldwell Banker Realty

112 Linden Street, Santa Cruz
1,700 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom 
Offered at $1,189,500

This immaculate home enjoys an open floor plan; light floods the kitchen and attached family room. Skylights highlight the vaulted ceiling in the dining and family room. Direct access to the private backyard from sliding doors in the family room and master bedroom. Freshly painted, with new carpet and newly refinished hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. There is a fireplace with a gas log in the living room and attached one-car garage. Enjoy the lush plants and vegetables in the raised bed in the private backyard. This is truly a home for entertaining and the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Just two blocks from Shoppers Corner and the Buttery and a short distance to downtown Santa Cruz and Seabright beaches. Easy access to Silicon Valley and the tech buses from this serene setting on a quiet cul-de-sac within the Santa Cruz High School District.

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Near Seabright Beach! 
225 Alhambra Avenue #5, Santa Cruz
663 sq. ft. | 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom 
Offered at $519,500 

This very sweet one bedroom, 2 bath single floor unit with attached garage in a "community apartment complex" just two blocks from Castle beach and near Seabright shopping and restaurants, will delight you. Freshly painted and sparkly clean and ready for you to enjoy the weekend and your summers at the beach. Near the Trestle Bridge, Verve Coffee and La Posta. There is so much to see...come prepared to fall in love. This special property will require a cash buyer.

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755 14th Avenue #608, Santa Cruz
771 sq. ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom 
Offered at $527,500 

Please come see this sparkling Harbor Walk condo. Located towards the front of the complex, near the pool and clubhouse, with an ocean peak from the private deck. New fridge and move-in ready! The East Cliff farmers market and beaches as well as restaurants and shopping are near by! Near to the Hook and its great selection of cafés and restaurants, the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor, and Seabright and close to downtown, with the tech commuter buses. A great home, or pied a terre with pool, parking and more!

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139B Southampton Lane, Santa Cruz
1,350 sq. ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom 
Offered at $849,500 

Welcome to the Harbor lifestyle in Santa Cruz! This meticulously decorated 2 Bedroom 2 Bath townhome enjoys a downstairs bedroom with direct access to a private patio with wood decking. There is a full bath downstairs. Open floor plan with pass-through from kitchen to dining room. The living room has a door directly on to the patio. White oak floors throughout the downstairs. Remote controls operate the updated gas fireplaces in the living room and upstairs master bedroom. Master bath has a tub, separate shower, and double sinks. Private deck upstairs with views over the tree canopy. One car garage with custom cabinetry !Located on a quiet street near Frederick Street Park (and dog park) and the stairs to the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and boating, stand up paddling and water sports. Just a few blocks from Seabright Beach, coffee shops and local restaurants. The tech buses for Google and Apple leave from downtown, less than 2 miles away. Easy access for commuters; miss the fish hook!

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1069 Summit Road, Watsonville
2,405 sq. ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathroom | 682,890 SqFt Lot
Offered at $1,039,500

Breathe deeply as you enter an artistically crafted private ocean-view retreat on 15 plus acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is hard to describe the perfection of the two beautiful homes found on this exceptional piece of land! Sustainably built by the owners, the main home is a serene 2 bedroom, 2 bath with office, cement floors with radiant heat, Tadelakt plaster walls, and recycled Douglas Fir cabinetry. Bay views beckon through custom windows and Loewen doors that open to a patio framed with salvia and lavender. The home has custom lighting, extensive built-ins, and more. The spa-like downstairs bath has a shower, sauna, hot tub and cold plunge. The kitchen has a Bertazzoni gas stove, cement counters and a work island hand-crafted of recycled Douglas Fir. The two upstairs bedrooms have walk-in closets and the master bedroom has a stand-alone tub! Legal 2-bedroom 900+ sf self-contained guest house with loft, sited for privacy. There is also a yurt, an orchard, and outbuildings.

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211 Martin Drive, Aptos
2,099 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathroom 
Offered at $1,569,500 SOLD at $1,600,000 with multiple offers!

Absolutely exquisite "Carmel stone cottage" set within charming, professionally landscaped gardens that feature a stone fire pit and child's playhouse/artist studio. Don't miss the wrought iron gates, antique climbing roses, and French chateaux doors. Inside, the chef's kitchen has an imported french LaCanche stove, soapstone counters, and Shaw sink. The wine bar/butlers pantry has an ice-maker, wine refrigerator and is impeccably appointed. Two large ground floor bedrooms share a gorgeous chandeliered bathroom with a deep tub and separate shower. The private upstairs master suite has an ocean peek of Pleasure Point, its own fireplace and a stunning bathroom complete with steam shower/tub/dual sinks. The entire house, including the media room, features hand scraped walnut floors. This home is a delight to see!

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837 California Street, Santa Cruz
Approx. 2,861 sq. ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | $1,689,500

Classic Victorian home on 13,500+ square foot lot! 4 BR 2.5 baths. Deep porches with room for you to set your swing! Formal Dining room and entry hall with original metal fireplace converted to wood from coal burning. Formal Living room with rounded bay and views of the garden. Modern kitchen with retro stove and refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. Large breakfast nook opens out to the garden. Original redwood floors. Wine Cellar. Spacious Master bath with heated floors, deep soaking tub, and separate shower. Vintage fruit trees, outside patio. Potting shed. Exquisite plantings, including lush Rhododendrons. Tesla charger! This treasure is just a short distance to downtown and shopping, restaurants and movie theaters. Santa Cruz is a great bicycle city; West Cliff Drive and beaches are just s short ride away. Near busline to UCSC and easy access for commuters. This property sold over asking! My clients always get the highest possible price when they sell. If you are thinking of selling, please contact me at 831-818-0735.

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316 Wilkes Circle, Santa Cruz
1,718 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms 
Offered at $1,195,500

Imagine your lifestyle in this special home which enjoys a sparkling kitchen, direct access to the outside from the great room and a garden complete with an outdoor fireplace and a fountain under a grape trellis! Three bedrooms two and one-half baths, a large office, and a two car garage. Just a short distance to the beach, West Side shopping and restaurants and easy access to downtown and the commuter buses to Silicon Valley. Near bus lines to UCSC.
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101 Quarry Lane, Santa Cruz
2,200 sq. ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms  
Offered at $1,289,500, and sold for $1,357,000 with multiple offers!

One story 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home. Large kitchen with gas cooktop, 2 ovens, granite counter tops, and cherry cabinets. Breakfast “nook” opens out into the garden. Formal dining room and living room with fireplace insert. Hardwood floors throughout all public areas of the home. Private backyard, with fruit trees, vegetable beds, berries, and built-in barbecue. Located near the Pogonip, UCSC, Westlake Elementary School and park. Easy access to West Cliff beaches, West Side shopping and restaurants, downtown, Hwy 17 and commuter buses to Silicon Valley tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Applied Technology.

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Your Local Real Estate Connection

I have 40 years of practice as a Real Estate Broker in Santa Cruz. I am passionate about obtaining the best results for my clients. Many of my clients refer their friends and relatives. I always achieve the best results possible in any market.  

The market is always changing; I keep my clients informed as to their best strategy for the current market.

Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller I can help you obtain the best possible outcome. If we work together I will be there for you 100% of the way, both before, during and after the transaction.


"Anina is the Best. Stop looking because she's got it! So attentive and knowledgeable in every area of selling and buying a home. She sold our condo in no time! No stress, no hassle, no worry. All professional and kind and forward thinking. No hiccups, no mistakes, and we even gained a new friend! She's perfect for every situation!" -Stephen O. and Nicole P. 




I am:

  • A Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Brokerage-Previews Property Specialist
  • A Senior Real Estate Specialist; SRES 
  • A Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 
  • Trained by Lorna Hines sales career resources as a "Certified Negotiator". 
  • A trusted resource for answers about all steps of the buying and selling process.
  • Experienced in 1031 Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Familiar with Propositions 58 and 60. I know which criteria will enable a person over 55 to take their property tax base with them.
  • Experienced with conventional, Reverse, VA and FHA financing as well as how to create "owner financing" and can execute all the necessary paperwork for that eventuality.
  • Familiar with installment sales and they can sometimes benefit a seller.
  • Many factors affect the value of a home for different buyers. I can help you to present your home in the best light to help obtain the highest possible price!


For sellers:

  • I use innovative marketing strategies on all media. Although the internet is a valuable marketing tool I also advertise in the local print media, mail out postcards to clients and the neighbors, and hold extensive open houses, including a catered broker's tour for all of my listings!

  • My expertise about neighborhood features and benefits helps to enhance my sellers' ability to obtain the highest possible price!

  • My experience in design and construction enables me to help my seller clients with their decisions about improving their home prior to market.

  • NEGOTIATION is my strength and why clients seek me out. My clients know they have not left one dollar on the table.


For Buyers

  • I can help you determine which neighborhoods provide the qualities you need. From community to climate to commute, we will find the best location for you! You will become an expert in the benefits of each neighborhood and together, we can find the best house for the best price in your desired area. 

  • I am connected to local experts in the trades. I can refer you to the appropriate parties, from termite and property inspectors to well drillers, land use planners and other experts. We consult about which repairs are relatively affordable and which can be prohibitively expensive. 

  • My awareness of the market and negotiation skills help my buyer clients obtain the best property for their needs at the best possible price.


I speak French fluently. Je parle Français courament et je peut vous aider a vendre ou acheter une maison içi ou en France!


 "Because of your strategic planning on the timing of our sale, the presentation of our home and most importantly your optimal negotiating skills and counter offer strategy, we sold our home for over 32% our asking price-significantly above the target we had set. We're grateful you took the leap to Palo Alto and coached us through the sale of our home. Your brilliant strategy has sent us on our way to our dream life by the beach in Santa Cruz. We would gladly recommend your services to anyone who either wants to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area."
- Paula Sandas and Dennis Harvey, Clients for over 20 years 


"Anina is an extraordinary proactive agent. She did such an outstanding job as our agent for the purchase of our first home in Santa Cruz, we asked her to help us buy our second existing home in Santa Cruz, sell the first home in Santa Cruz and one in San Carlos! Anina has the experience to provide a balanced, long-term outlook and is always available to answer questions and discuss alternative approaches that get the job done."
- Michael Krautkramer and Dorian Daley, General Counsel for Oracle 


"I have had only positive experiences with Anina both in working with her as a mortgage banker and having her represent me in the sale of my condo in 2013.  I founded Network Mortgage in 1998 and was in lending for 25 years.  I got to see many realtors and how they operated and Anina always stood out as a total professional. Anina works both hard AND smart, so when it came time for me to list my condo the choice was easy.  My unit sold quickly and for over $40,000 more than the last sale in the complex!  When my husband and I get to buy back into the Santa Cruz market in 2015, Anina will be right there to represent us.  Do yourself a favor and when you interview agents, give Anina a call.  You'll be as impressed as I am."
- Karen C. 


"Anina has been our buyer's agent for two homes in Santa Cruz County in the last 3 years. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, neighborhoods, inventory, the seller's agents, and resources (inspectors, lenders, contractors, cleaners, etc). She has tremendous energy and wouldn't slow down until we had the right house at the right price and terms, including tough negotiations. Anina has strong opinions about what she considers a good home, but took the time to understand what we liked, and then unemotionally guide us to make the right choices."
- D.S.


"When I decided to move from Palo Alto to Santa Cruz, I was referred to Anina van Alstine. We had a very thorough telephone interview, and then on the day I could come over the hill to look at houses, she had an open house. So she organized a self-driving tour of houses which met my criteria. On the day I could come look at houses, I got stuck in traffic and was over an hour late in making my appointment, but she was still waiting! She had listened so carefully and had asked the right questions, so the first house she showed me was perfect. Closing and all were smooth.  I bought it and have lived there happily ever after. But, I have continued to rely on Anina and her knowledge of the neighborhood, of service providers and general savvy; she is skilled in negotiating and hardworking. She is THE expert on Santa Cruz; I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling property in or around Santa Cruz."
- Sarah C.


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