The community is built on a 3,000-acre nature preserve, which appealed to Jeff, who worked to protect natural spaces in California for many years. An active cyclist, he could already imagine himself riding through the island's live oak forests. And the house is idyllic.
It sits on the 16th hole of an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, and just beyond their back porch is a rookery of nesting wood storks. The quick transition from “taking a look” to “making an offer” made them stop and think: Was this truly perfect or an impulse buy? A dream house or a flood waiting to happen?
Knowing there may be risks associated with the home’s location, Jeff remembered reading about the PURE Home Spotlight®, a report designed to give members more information on a home’s risks before buying it. “I thought, 'hey, I’ll see what PURE thinks,'" he recalls. “If they red light it, it’s a concern, but if they don’t, then maybe this is our place. And it was a green light.” Five days later, they had a purchase agreement for the house. “The report gave us the confidence to move quickly,” Jeff says.
This approach to home buying is typical of our membership: responsible, careful and proactive.