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Is Insurance Taking Too Big a Bite Out of Your Budget? - 09/27/08 10:04 AM
If you are as confused about insurance as I was checkout this article from Bankrate.com. It is excellent at explaining what insurances you don't need, the ones that really aren't much, if any, help to you but really help line the pockets of the insurance company. I don't completely agree with the article on 1 type of insurance noted here: Flood insurance I believe is vital if you are in the 100 year flood plain. My belief in this is the result of being in a lot of floods and seeing the devastation the Mississippi caused along the eastern border of Iowa (8 comments)
Loss of a Peer - 09/25/08 04:12 PM
Today we lost a peer, a broker from our town, mls and board. It is always a wake-up call when someone you work with or know dies unexpectedly. This loss was one of those, Clara Stanley was the Broker Owner for Stanley Real Estate. We as Realtors don't always get along but when we lose one of our own we tend to close ranks and for a brief time come together as a united force. It is a shame we aren't always working together and I am just as guilty as anyone. I hope in the future I will bear in (3 comments)
Principal Residence Debt Forgiveness Income Relief - Nuts and Bolts and Opinions - 09/24/08 03:39 PM
I just sat through a great class - Tax Update was the topic - yeah I know sounds absolutely horrible but it wasn't! I learned a lot and one of the top things is about this new provision for taxpayers who get into mortgage trouble and get foreclosed upon. The points that I think (I am not an accountant - call yours or go on line and learn more) are the most important are as follows: 1) It is included in the 2007 Mortgage Relief Act 2) The income forgiveness amount is insane, no income on debt forgiveness up to $2,000,000 (0 comments)
Another New Foreclosure in Storm Lake Iowa - 09/24/08 03:05 PM
Location of Property: 621 IOWA STREET, Storm Lake Iowa 50588 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale 12/02/2008 Time of Sale 10:00 AM Place of Sale BUENA VISTA COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE 411 EXPANSION BLVD STORM LAKE IA Judgment Amount Accrued Costs Costs Interest Sheriff's Fee's $65,609.43 PLUS $1,082.00 $6,411.29 Pending Attorney Gregory Kreitner 126 WEST SECOND ST MUSCATINE, IA 52761
I recently did an equipment inspection of Dale Davis's home lanes and its 4 new lanes so I figured I would share them with the world.
A little about Alta: Alta, Iowa is a small community, just 4 miles west of Storm Lake, it is a close knit community where everyone looks out for each other. Unlike the bigger areas out real estate market is still going strong. Kids can play outside safely and long walks hold only the threat of a sunburn. Alta is my home, and if (0 comments)
Alta Iowa's Blind Bowler has a New Home - 09/19/08 12:27 PM
Alta, Iowa has become famous over night; the reason is 79 year old Dale Davis. Dale is blind, but man he can bowl, he bowled the first perfect game Century Lanes has ever seen - but I don't think it will be the last. Dale bowls at Century Lanes located on Main Street in Alta. Dale is a slight man, a veteran and he is legally blind. His nickname is "The Hammer" and he spends his time with his sister Thelma and his little dog. Clem LeDoux, the owner of Century Lanes, is expanding and adding 4 more lanes and Dale has (0 comments)
New Foreclosure Auction Property Located in Alta Iowa - 09/19/08 11:31 AM
Interested in learning about how a foreclosure works and want to see a foreclosure auction? Well if you live in Storm Lake or Alta this one might fit the bill. The address of the property is: Location of Property: 501 BUENA VISTA STREET ALTA IOWA 51002 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale 11/04/2008 Time of Sale 10:00 Place of Sale BUENA VISTA COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE 411 EXPANSION BLVD STORM LAKE IA This one will probably go to the bank that has the mortgage, that bank is the First (0 comments)
Handscraped Solid Hardwood Flooring - Any Recommendations on Products - 09/03/08 03:34 PM
All remodelers and everyone who has had wood flooring put in: If you read my blog, you know we sold our home in a Alta Iowa (4 miles west of Storm Lake) and bought an acreage, the main floor of the existing home will be completely gutted and redone. We are planning to put in hand scraped hardwood floors - probably 5 inch solid planks. If anyone has experience with this type of flooring please let me know if you like it, if you think one product is better than another. We have narrowed it down to products from Anderson and Homerwood. Thank (0 comments)
Husqvaran's Robotic Lawn Mower - Can you make one to mow 4.3A? - 09/03/08 03:17 PM
Robotic floor sweepers, vacumers and moppers (is that a word?), now a robotic lawn mower. I love the idea, we have 4.3 acres and I hate to mow. I emailed Husqvarna and asked if they made an industrial size robotic mower, I haven't heard back yet. I am ever hopeful! Next it would be nice if someone would develop a robotic dog walker/runner, I have a 4lb chihuahua named Spike and we live in Iowa. He is a racing Chihuahua, so he likes to go really fast, I don't keep up too well but maybe a robot dog walker ....... who knows (4 comments)
Thinking of visiting or moving to Storm Lake Iowa; check out the virtual tour of the town by clicking on the title of this blog. The site is a really cool tool for anyone looking for something in Storm Lake, Iowa. Check out the downtown, eateries, shops, stores, lake, AWAYSIS project, city buildings and a lot more. See if you can find me, I'm located at 106 W Railtroad Street in Storm Lake. This site can also be used to plan a home finding trip, decide what area you think you would like to live in and check it out (0 comments)
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