moline: Oreo Cookies - 02/27/10 02:18 PM
Sure signs of Spring are popping up. We will have more cold but the sun is shining brighter and longer.  I'm giving a special shout out to my real estate buds across the land. New England friends have endured a fairly strong winter. Other East Coasters have perhaps seen a winter like no other, a special tip of the hat to Ed in D.C. getting 4 or 5 FOOT of snow is certainly a feat. JA must be clairvoyant...she moved from Denver to Pensacola (how did she know to do that?)
On the other end of the spectrum (and continent) Maggie … (3 comments)

moline: Oakwood Putt Putt Classic - 11/29/09 07:03 AM
The 8th Annual Oakwood Putt Putt Classic will be March 5th & 6th 2010 at Oakwood Country Club, Coal Valley Il.  Join Iowa Hawkeye coach and Big Ten Coach of the Year, Kirk Ferentz.
Tudi's Tribe Foundation raises money to support The University of Iowa's Children's Hospital.
Also benefiting from America' Greatest Event are Quad City area kids with cancer.
So mark your calendar now for March 5th and 6th.  On Friday evening there will be a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction.  On Saturday the Putt Putt indoor golf challenge will get underway with a shotgun start.
After the tournament there … (1 comments)

moline: Tis the Season - 11/29/09 04:25 AM
What another year gone by? Already?  Oh, the years are starting to fly by...seem to be going faster and faster.  Well buckle down and buckle up the Holiday Season is in full swing.

 

 

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moline: Mel Foster Co - 08/24/09 09:24 AM
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moline: Free telephone calls...for a very limited time only - 07/02/09 09:14 AM
Red flags went up at first when I opened this morning's email.>>Hi there,>>I am interested in viewing one of your properties, could you please call me on my foreign mobile +882 135 502 99 to setup a time. As I am travelling at the moment I am unable to pickup emails regularly so please call.>>Kind regards,>>Liz Casey>>Mobile: +882 135 502 99>>Email: lizcasey@zapak.comI ran a quick check on zapak.com. They are out of Mumbai (aka Bombay) India.  This is not totally off the wall for me.  I have several listings whose owners are from India, I have one listing the owner is … (5 comments)

moline: New company policy: Stay away during the home inspection - 07/01/09 03:55 PM
It is not totally official, yet.  It looks like my broker will be coming up with the policy asking us to stay away during the whole house inspection.  The wording will be something along the lines of "Go to the home, make sure everyone is there, make any necessary introductions, leave.
This is one time that I am ahead of the game.  I really do not think it is my place to attend home inspections. 
Do you think otherwise?  If you do let me turn it around.
Say you are at a listing appointment but the home inspector is there too.
You are going … (12 comments)

moline: Mel Foster Co. area market share - 06/10/09 03:36 AM
I'm really proud to be working for Number 1!  This market share graph is for all properties.











 
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moline: Saturday rain out...rats - 06/06/09 05:44 AM
With 2 games scheduled at 11:00 AM I go one way my wife goes the other.  Just as we back down the driveway at 10:00...on come my wipers.  Girls softball already canceled.
Weatherman says last night "a few passing storms, 30% chance of rain, most of the rain will be North of the Metro."  yeah right
By 10:15 we are seeking shelter in the dugout.  Moderate rainfall...the sky looks like it will be going on for a while.  The game is called off...we start calling parents hoping to head them off before they depart.
"Can you come at 1:00 on Sunday?  … (0 comments)

moline: Well deserved recognition for a great teacher - 05/26/09 12:36 PM
Recently my wife Laurie, a 3rd Grade teacher at Jane Addams Elementary, received a special recognition.  The Moline School District's Business and Education Partnership, the City of Moline and Deere & Co. announced the latest winners of the John Deere Partnership award.
School District staff members who excel at there craft are nominated by their peers and students. 
I am extremely proud of Laurie.  This award is well deserved and I know that Laurie was happy to receive this honor.  The term "Above and Beyond" in my humble opinion certainly applies to a special teacher who spends countless hours at night … (1 comments)

moline: FHA Loans vs Conventional Loans - 5% down - Things you need to know !!!! - 05/03/09 05:02 PM
 The following entry is courtesy of Jeff Belonger of Cherry Hill NJ, a nationally respected expert on all aspects of mortgage lending.  Please visit Jeff's website http://www.fhaloansfhamortgages.com,  there you will find a virtual treasure chest of mortgage information.
 

For several of you that read my blogs, I try and do a FHA vs Conventional purchase comparison once every few months.
FHA loans have been more wisely used in recent months as the choice of mortgages. What I hate hearing is that they have taken the spot of the subprime loans. This is not true by any part of the imagination. … (1 comments)

moline: Springtime real estate in the Quad Cities - 04/27/09 02:05 PM
Here in Moline Illinois and the Quad Cities in general real estate seems to be picking up.  Now I'm not here to declare the end of the housing slump but I will say that I've personally witnessed some good things.
Let's start with interest rates and the lending industry.  This morning I talked to my long time friend Mary Bosso-Trondson.  Mary works for Quad City Bank & Trust.  She reported as of today interest rates below 5%.  Yes you need a good credit score and if you are going the FHA route you are looking at 3.5% down and don't forget … (0 comments)

moline: 1st Quarter Sales - 04/22/09 02:31 AM
Today was walk to school day for Jane Addams Elementary this is in the spirit of Earth Day.  While I'm not exactly an environmentalist, heck just ask my wife I leave too many lights on on any given day, it is fun to see lots of kids walking to school.
The Homewood area has lots of kids who walk to school on a fairly regular basis.  I think that is one of the attractions of smaller neighborhood schools.
If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about my hometown of Moline IL. just give me a call.  I'm a husband … (0 comments)

moline: Baseball Baseball Baseball - 04/20/09 09:13 AM
From the Moline Little League web site:
In 2009 Moline Little league will be restructuring our age groups with the addition of the AA Major League Division. This division is structured to accommodate experienced Minor League players who are interested in the competitive nature of the Major League but would like additional guaranteed playing time. Major League rules will be applied to this level of play which should be considered as preparation for more advanced play. This division will be assembled by a draft procedure similar to Major League and everyone 10 years of age or older must tryout.  Those players … (1 comments)

moline: Six Moline Schools Receive Academic Recognition - 04/19/09 10:37 AM
The Illinois StateBoard of Education has recognized six Moline schools fro their academic achievements.  Jane Addams Elementary School received one of the highest awards fro outstanding academic performance. The Academic Excellence Award.  To qualify for this award a school must have 90% of their students meet or exceed state standards in both reading and math for 3 consecutive years.  The school must have also made Adequate Yearly Progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Jane Addams is the first school in Rock Island County to receive the Academic Excellence Award.  The Illinois State Board of Education also awarded … (0 comments)

moline: Moline Single Family Home Sales for March - 04/19/09 10:20 AM
 Moline IllinoisThis is for the month of March 2009.

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moline: My Local Market...Just the FACTS - 02/20/09 07:10 AM
Here are some facts about Moline Illinois and the surrounding area.  Sorry to all the media outlets who want to spread the doom and gloom.  Here in the Quad City area we are holding out own.  Yes we are down a little but I think the statistics ( and we all know about statistics) show that our LOCAL market is strong.  All real estate is local!

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