Uncategorized Hoping to Buy a Home? Education is Key! Are you ready to buy a home? Buying a home can sometimes be a tiring and stressful experience. For some, it is too daunting to even begin! Perhaps you don’t know where to start, but know you want to eventually own a home? Maybe you have been saving but aren’t really sure how much you […]
Uncategorized Which Small Businesses Are You Supporting? One of the things we have found helpful during this time of sheltering in place, is to implement ways to stay in safe, yet personal contact and communication with our community. We have been spending more time with our families, enjoying long phone calls with friends, and have been engaging in nearly daily Zoom meetings […]
Uncategorized 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate Earth Day From Home Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! In the years past, this day has been celebrated with various community events. Activities that bring us together in celebration of our beautiful planet. However, as we know all too well, this year is anything but normal. Despite the shelter in place this year, we can […]
Uncategorized 3 Easy DIY Easter Crafts for Your Weekend Looking for something fun and easy to do with your kids this weekend? For most of us, Easter weekend and our celebrations look a little different this year. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still create fun memories with your family and do something festive. Here are three simple do-it-yourself Easter crafts. Try one this […]
Uncategorized Coronavirus: Santa Cruz Real Estate News & Resources For most of us, the past few weeks have been quite a whirlwind. The news on COVID-19 seems to be changing daily. We are all scrambling to figure out our new normal, even if temporary. Small businesses worry about the long-term impact this coronavirus pandemic will have. At the end of this article, we have […]
Uncategorized Coronavirus and Today’s Market: 3 Things You Should Know We can all agree that things have been a little crazy out there lately. Some people may even say these times have been scary. The rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the impact that this health crisis is having on our day to day life has been stressful for all of us. And while concerns […]
Uncategorized The Mower Group Weighs In On International Women’s Day International Women’s Day is a globally recognized holiday that has been celebrated across the world since 1909. It has become a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. The day is aimed at helping nations worldwide eliminate discrimination against women, helping women gain full and equal protection under the law, and improving women’s participation […]
Uncategorized Want to Give Back This Holiday Season? Many of us spend the fall and winter months shopping the sales and buying gifts for our loved ones. But it’s also an ideal time to reflect on how fortunate we are and think about how we can help others who aren’t as lucky. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to express my gratitude […]
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Uncategorized The Truth About iBuyers As your trusted real estate professionals, we want to keep you up-to-date on the market. One real estate buzzword you may have recently heard is “iBuyer”. These are mostly online companies that make an instant offer on your home, buy it, list it and sell it to someone else. In light of these developments, I […]
Uncategorized Your Guide to The Best Santa Cruz Dog Parks With the arrival of Spring and the lessening rain, most of us are eager to get back outside! If you have a four-legged furry family member who enjoys the outdoors as much as you do, finding a great place for them to run and play is important. Santa Cruz’s beaches are becoming off-limits for off-leash […]
Uncategorized Staging Your Home Although a home may be beautiful, clean, and well-styled, this is not a substitute for professional staging. Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that is gaining popularity in the current real estate market. It can be difficult for sellers to detach from their personal items and […]
Uncategorized Hiring Good Tradesmen Whether it’s the start of the new year or the promise of that tax return, many homeowners begin to plan upcoming household projects in January. Proper budgeting and planning the right project for the right season is important. However, the most important part of doing home improvements is hiring qualified and trustworthy tradesmen. By hiring […]
Uncategorized New Year – New Goals! The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on your past year’s performance and to establish new goals for yourself and/or your business. Whether your New Year’s goals are personal or professional, the most important part of setting goals is to make them realistic and attainable. It’s a great opportunity to […]
Uncategorized 5 Holiday Musts in Santa Cruz Despite our sandy shores and predominantly sunny weather, we still know how to get in the holiday spirit in Santa Cruz. Check out this list of five great holiday activities you must do this season. These attractions have all the traditional holiday feels, with that classic Santa Cruz twist. A Celtic Christmas While many families […]
Uncategorized 7 Helpful Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving Day Celebration If you are like most of us the thought of hosting a large Thanksgiving Day celebration can be a little overwhelming and sometimes stressful. Here are some helpful tips from The Mower Group on how to pull off a successful Thanksgiving Day dinner with your loved ones, while leaving you with some extra time on […]
Uncategorized Choosing a Realtor Buying and selling a home is commonly the biggest monetary transaction a person will make in their lifetime. Although the process and the end product is exciting, the journey to buying and selling can come with ups and downs. Choosing a realtor that is right for you can make or break your real estate experience. […]
Uncategorized Preparing to Sell Your Home Preparing to sell your home? If you are like many other homeowners who are thinking of selling their home it most likely seems like an overwhelming task. Many homeowners outgrow their home or dream of a change but don’t know where to start. Here is a simple guide to preparing for your next home sale. […]
Uncategorized Finding That Down Payment Money This week the California Association of Realtors (CAR) put out a simple guide of unique ways for potential buyers to come up with down payment funds for a home. This reminded us that this is often a dilemma for many first time buyers.  Figuring out how to get your foot into the housing market with that […]
Uncategorized Take a Hike Santa Cruz County is known for some of the best hiking trails in the Bay Area. There is a vast terrain to fulfill any hiker’s desire here, one of the reasons we love this area. With coastal trails that overlook the ocean and endless redwood forests stretching in every direction of the county. Whether in […]
Uncategorized Saving for a Home Saving to buy a home can often be an overwhelming task, or seemingly impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to start saving for a home. It is easier than you may think and lighter on your pocketbook than you are probably expecting. Here are some helpful tips to get you […]