I am proud to be both a Realtor and a loan officer. After 28 years in mortgage banking, I know a little bit about financing the home of your dreams. I help families restructure their financial world so they can enjoy a better quality of life rather than working for the man and being a slave to their debts. I love to make these processes fun, educational and hassle-free!
As a Realtor for the last 10 years, I have helped families fulfill their dreams of owning a home with the white picket fence, kids, and dogs running around in the yard. Since coming to this country from Colombia in the early ’70s (yup..I remember the Brady Bunch, corduroy and 8 tracks), the American Dream of home ownership was a driving force for my single mom of 4 kids. She bought our first home in New York. She always had a dream of creating a safe, life-filled home for us. Her desire to make our home fun, warm and inviting was contagious to both our immediate family and friends that we shared fun times, playing in the backyard swing and trees (yes, the suburbs of Queens had trees!).
This dream was carried on by a young man heading west as a young marine. I headed to SoCal and landed in the beautiful beach community of San Clemente in 1982. After serving 6 years, my grandmother asked me to come back to New York. My response to her was that I could be a bum in SoCal and live better than going back to New York. I then bought my first home and brought them over here. Oh yes, I am still a surf bum. ??
I have owned several homes since then and have raised 4 beautiful children. From Huntington Beach Tower 20 to Old Mans in San O., and on some great CA days we have even made it up to Big Bear for some afternoon snowboarding sessions.
Needless to say, I have been blessed to enjoy my own version of “California Dreamin”. I enjoy nothing better than helping young couples start theirs, along with those folks who are going through their life journey in whatever phase of life they find themselves in, whether that’s up-sizing, empty nester, downsizing, or even finding that one-story home with a view for those sunset years.
Come experience life at its fullest even in the mundane world of finance and real estate!
And remember… Keep love always at the front of what you do.