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By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
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Current Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Interest Rates (As Of May 18, 2016):    "Call Paul" @ (563) 508-1649 for Details!!                  IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY RATE WATCH:   The Iowa Finance Authority's interest rates as of Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. are below.  Get rates online any time...
By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Driving around various neighborhoods around Des Moines this week, you have probably noticed a few “For Sale” signs in front yards. One thing you may not have noticed is that there are fewer homes for sale than we have seen in a long time. As of May 3, 2016, there were 2,936 homes for sale from Ne...
By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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One of the great aspects of Des Moines is the multitude of parks and recreation activities available to everyone; adults, kids, and the entire family. No matter where you are in the city, near downtown, Urbandale, Johnston, Waukee, or West Des Moines, there is a park for you. If all you’re lookin...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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No, not really.  I have two cats.  But apparently, having a dog is the way to know all that is going on in my neighborhood under my nose.  Over the weekend we were pulling out some horrible bushes that the previous owner had let overgrow.  Not only that, but prior to selling us the home, they tri...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Don't Forget to Clean up Your (Pet's) Mess Too! This happens moreso in the winter months of selling homes in our area, but it is certainly something to think about if the current homeowners have a dog.   I will never forget the winter that I had a listing with 3 dogs.  The home sold quickly and t...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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The Power of the Seller's Story  In the last couple of years, I have requested that my sellers write a letter to the future buyer of their home.  In it, they have the opportunity to write about all of the reasons that they choose this home when they were looking to buy.  It personalizes the house...
By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118
(Weaver Realtors)
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Sold in 7 days, that is what happened to the last 2 properties I listed. As of today I have 22 buyers, one accepted offer last night, waiting to hear on another 2 and 3 new buyers this morning that I need to get copies of their preapprovals. Strongest seller's market I have seen in 11 years in th...
By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118
(Weaver Realtors)
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Wow, I have never had so many qualified buyers in my 11 years of being a REALTOR. It is a great problem to have, but it is still a problem.The inventory in the Storm Lake IA area is very low, surrounding towns are the same - Alta, Aurelia, Newell, Cherokee. Our brokerage Weaver Realtors, is getti...
By Peggy S. Harmeyer, Licensed in the State of Iowa
(RE/MAX Real EstateGroup.com)
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  Why to build a new home now1. Interest RatesRates are low so you get more house for your money! Even only a 1% increase can cost you hundreds more, each and every month for 30 years!2. Energy Savings With new energy efficient windows and doors, better insulation technology, energy efficient new...
By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Aside from the great quality of living in Des Moines with good jobs and great schools, there are also parks and trails for miles for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you enjoy long walks, wide open bike rides, or just nature at its finest, Des Moines has a trail for you. The Central Iowa Trai...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Buyer Tip: Does It Make More Sense to Buy New Construction? In negotiating an offer with a first time homebuyer today, the seller countered back at a higher than expected price.  This prompted my buyer to ask the question:  At what point does it make more sense to buy new construction instead? In...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
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*ARIZONA WINTER HOMES SPECIAL* Arizona Corner Lot Winter Home for Sale in Acacia Crossings  44701 W PARAISO LaneMaricopa, Arizona $148,900   Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Type: Single Family - Detached Sq Ft: 1754 Built: 2004 MLS: 5366178    Arizona Corner Lot Winter Home for Sale in Acacia CrossingsGreat sing...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Is It Spring Yet? There have been MANY robin sitings in our area this week following the groundhog day prediction of spring being on the way sooner than later.Below is a picture posted by one of my clients, Becky Garms.  This is by far the most I have seen posted in one place all at once! It got ...
By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
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 *RETIREMENT HOMES IN ARIZONA*  Greenbelt Lot Home for Sale 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         Greenbelt Lot Home for Sale in Active Adult Gated Province BEAUT...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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 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...

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