Real Estate

Blog Beyond the Pre-Approval Beyond the Pre-Approval Things to keep in mind as you are preparing to purchase your next home.   In a competitive market it pays to be prepared for the wonderful adventure of home buying!  Many home buyers make the mistake of moving their money around while shopping for a home, which leads to unexpected issues […]
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 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 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 […]
Blog Demystify Your Credit Score 6 Things That Impact Your Credit Score & How To Take Control Once & For All   Are you considering purchasing a home in the near future? Have you given much thought to your credit score lately? Most of us really don’t think about it until we need it, so you’re not alone if you […]
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