• Choosing the right paint finish

    Choosing the Right Paint Finish

    February 12, 2019 | By Sophia Barrett

    It can be intimidating to stand in front of the paint swatches at the paint or hardware store and try to make a decision. Picking a color can be difficult enough—and then you have to choose the finish. Here’s a simple guide to choosing the correct finish for your project. High Gloss High gloss paint has the most sheen, and will be the most… Read more »

  • Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

    June 18, 2018 | By Sophia Barrett

    Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you’re just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of homeownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you’ll pay during the home buying process, while others will be recurring costs for as long as you own the home. Factor these hidden costs… Read more »

  • Must Have Tools for Homeowners - Santa Cruz Agents - Real Estate

    Must-Have Tools for Homeowners

    May 23, 2018 | By Santa Cruz Agents

    When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These nine tools will cover most of your basic projects. 1. Screwdriver Set – A simple screwdriver is… Read more »