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By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 7
Buyers and Inspections: How Much is Too Much to Ask? At time of writing the offer on a property, I discuss the inspection options with each buyer.  Depending on the age of the home, the condition of the home, and the seller property disclosure information, the buyer determines which inspections t...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 2
Which Inspections are Necessary When I Buy a Home? When I meet with a buyer to write a purchase contract, we discuss the recommended inspections and property condition.  Based on the items in the seller property disclosure, the age of the roof and mechanicals, and the overall condition of the hom...
By Diana Purcell, Mesa,Queen Creek,Gilbert,San Tan Valley Realtor
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
Adult Gated Communities in Mesa ArizonaGated Mesa Az Homes for Sale Offer Privacy and Securitywww.DianaKnowsTheValley.com The benefits of gated community living are immense.When looking for gated Mesa communities, most people are looking for a neighborhood that offers a heightened sense of securi...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 52
The High of the Accepted Offer...Back to Reality! Once the excitement of the accepted offer wains down, it is time to get back to work.  I mean, now the real work begins.   Over the weekend, I wrote an offer with a first time home buyer.  We were able to get our offer accepted with a couple of co...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 1
Seller Tip: What Type of Financing Should You Offer to Buyers? When listing your home for sale, there are many different types of buyers out there and their financing requirements are very different.  Here are some of the common types of financing that we see in the Cedar Rapids/Marion/Iowa City ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 9
 Ross Perot For President 2016 I remember my grandmother telling me she voted for Perot because she was mad at Pres. Bush (41). I asked her if she wanted Clinton to win....of course not, but she wanted to send a message.I am hearing this a lot this election cycle too...on both sides. On the Repub...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 2
How Does the Home Inspection Work in the Winter Months? There are a couple of unique challenges for home buyers that purchase a home in the winter months in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.  During the winter, there are a few things that cannot be inspected.The first one is whether or not the central...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
 ***ARIZONA WINTER HOMES SPECIAL**** Arizona Beautiful BASEMENT Pool Home for Sale in Power Ranch in Gilbert  4519 E Cloudburst CourtGilbert, Arizona$549,999  Beds: 5 Bath: 3.5 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 4276 Built: 2005 MLS: 5350152     Arizona Beautiful BASEMENT Pool Home for Sale in...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 5
Buyers: Give It Your Best Shot! I am currently working with a first time home buyer.  And they are a lucky charm....for homes that have been on the market for over 90 days.  As soon as they show interest, ask to see it.....it sells before we can see it.  Unbelievable.   Today was a rare case wher...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 13
Sellers: What are the Buyers Saying Behind Your Back?   My grandmother always said that what someone says behind your back is none of your business.  But when you are selling your home, not knowing can cause your home to stay on the market longer than it should and sell for less. And I don't know...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 1
 *RETIREMENT HOMES IN ARIZONA*  Maricopa Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Den in Active Adult Gated Province42884 W KINGFISHER DriveMaricopa, Arizona$219,900  Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 1583 Built: 2013 MLS: 5349641        Maricopa Beautiful Home for Sale w/ Den in Active Adu...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 4
Stuff Happens!  Moving Forward from a Bankruptcy I met with a couple today that are on the track to purchase a home this year.  Their lease is up in a few months and they wanted to get the pre-approval process started.  We met with the lender this morning and though it was disappointing that the ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 13
(Photo cred to Alan May from Facebook last night, thanks Alan!This is just a quick fun post. The giant head in the front left is my youngest kiddo, Connor. The rest of the young people in the picture are his fellow students on a Political Science Field Trip.The group of 15 kids are visiting Des M...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 5
I started posting a daily gratitude at the beginning of November 2015.  Every day, usually in the morning before I got out of bed, I would post on Facebook something that I was grateful for that day.  It was short and sweet.  At first, I thought that I would just do it for the month of November. ...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 0
 *RETIREMENT HOMES IN ARIZONA*  Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale in a Cul-de-sac in Gated Province  42555 W MILKY WayMaricopa, Arizona$225,000  Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 1770 Built: 2006 MLS: 5242465      Maricopa Corner Lot Home for Sale in a Cul-de-sac in Gated Prov...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 4
If your home made New Years' resolutions...here are some things that would be on the list: 1. Save money by making one extra payment per year.  Whether you pay 1/12 of one payment towards the principal each month, or you set up bi-monthly payments for your mortgage (since there are two months wit...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 19
One of the top things that sellers are looking for in a REALTOR is a process.  This could not be more true!  As I compete with almost every listing that I obtain, I can tell you that most agents do not take this seriously.  They are ill-prepared and take for granted that their "brokerage" or mark...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
*ARIZONA WINTER HOMES SPECIAL* Arizona 4 Beds Single Level Ranch Home for Sale in Acacia Crossings  44701 W PARAISO LaneMaricopa, Arizona $155,000   Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 1754 Built: 2004 MLS: 5366178      Arizona 4 Beds Single Level Ranch Home for Sale in Acacia C...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 2
  Gilbert Fantastic Winter Pool Home for Sale in Lindsay Ranch  $289,0001162 E CONSTITUTION DRGilbert, AZ 852964 Beds / 2 Bathrooms1809 SqFt of living spaceActive / 5355231  Gilbert Fantastic Winter Pool Home for Sale in Lindsay RanchYour home shopping search is over! Fantastic 4 bedroom home in ...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 4
*ARIZONA WINTER HOMES SPECIAL* Maricopa Bungalow Home for Sale in Acacia Crossings  44701 W PARAISO LaneMaricopa, Arizona $155,000   Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 1754 Built: 2004 MLS: 5366178    Maricopa Bungalow Home for Sale in Acacia CrossingsGreat single level bungalo...

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