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Blog When to Start Touring Buyers: When to Start Touring So you’re ready to see some houses for sale?! Make sure you are really ready before you head out the door with these steps   As a home buyer in a competitive time, it pays to be prepared before diving in the deep end and getting ahead of yourself. Many […]
Blog Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified What is the difference between being Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified A breakdown to help you understand the important differences   What is the difference between getting Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified? A pre-qualification is a good indication of creditworthiness and the ability to borrow, but a pre-approval is your verified data—for example, a credit check; it is the […]
Blog DIY Home Inspection Checklist Follow This DIY Home Inspection Checklist Before Making an Offer Your guide to confidently complete a full DIY home inspection   When buying a home, consider a DIY home inspection before making an offer. In a fast-paced market (like it is currently!) your first tour might very well be your only tour before making an […]
Blog Save More Money Save More Money Tips on how to save more money for a down payment   Saving up for a down payment for a new home is without a doubt the most difficult part for most home buyers. Life is increasingly expensive, especially here on the coast of California. Every percentage more you are able to […]
Community Getting Involved Getting Involved How to get started and where to volunteer?   Feeling part of the greater community is a breath of fresh air, not only for those you are helping, but for you as the volunteer as well. It’s scientifically proven that giving provides more endorphins than receiving. So it’s a true win-win for everyone […]
Community Winterize Your Home Winterize Your Home ~ Your Fall Checklist   The sun is setting earlier, the mornings are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change color & there’s festive decorations going up everywhere! It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like fall to me. As the shift sets in and our days fill with holiday […]
Blog Power Shutoff Preparation Be honest, how prepared are you for power shutoffs this year?   The heat is rising with no rain in sight for months. Here we go again California. Wildfire season is already tragically in full swing this year, with more to come without a doubt. With rising daily temperatures, high winds, lightning, human-caused sparks – […]
Blog COVID-19 & Santa Cruz Santa Cruz & SIP Santa Cruz County has been through a lot since the Shelter-in-Place order dropped in March 2020. From everything non-essential being closed to our current stage, which includes much of normal life to be back – with slight adjustments. Outdoor dining, hair saloons, outdoor gyms, shops, grocery stores, beaches and trails are […]
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