Coming to you from our new EF Homes Headquarters in the Upper Capitola Village next to Gayle’s Bakery, we’re breaking down how the last year and a half has impacted buying a home. Whether you’ve had a lifetime of buying homes or it’s your first, there are quite a few changes that have taken place and while tech plays a big part, it has also proven why traditional methods still prevail.


Our biggest recommendation is NOT to rely on the prominent real estate search sites, as they’re not able to keep up with the speed at which this market moves. That perfect home you see that’s been on the market for 2 weeks, and maybe you’ve ventured out for a driveby, could have had escrow close a couple days ago and you’ve just wasted a lot of time and emotion.


With all of this said, we really recommend accessing our library of resources at, including our mortgage calculator, neighborhood search tool for the latest listings, as well as our weekly blog featuring local real estate-focused news and trends as well as our e-newsletters filled with resources to keep you in the know.


Thank you for letting us be your real estate resource, we’re happy to help when the time is right.


-Erick Fernandez