31 days of january challenge: Featured Listing January 8, 2011 - 01/08/11 03:33 AM
1300 Brockman Avenue Marion, Iowa 52302  $129,900   This home could be yours!  See all the interior photos at www.KarenFeltman.com and schedule your private showing today!

 
MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS TURN KEY RANCH IN MARION! THE SELLER HAS MADE THOUGHTFUL UPDATES AND IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT. THE ROOF WAS A COMPLETE TEAROFF IN 2008. UPDATED BATH ON THE MAIN LEVEL WITH CERAMIC TILE ENCLOSURE AND RECESSED LIGHTING. REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORING IN ONE BEDROOM, NEW CARPET IN ANOTHER BEDROOM AND FRESH PAINT IN MOST OF THE HOME. THERE IS A LARGE EAT IN KITCHEN WITH NEW VINYL AND UPDATED APPLIANCES AS WELL.  … (2 comments)

31 days of january challenge: Buyer Question: What is Taxable Value? - 01/06/11 03:11 AM
I received an email this morning from one of my buyer clients:
Hi Karen,
In some of the listings that I get there is a position called Taxable Value, which sometimes has a number, and sometimes it doesn't. Also, it is usually more than the List Price.  What is that Taxable Value?
This is a great question, and one that comes up often in a buyer's home search. Let's break it down into sections.
First, the reason that there is sometimes a number and sometimes not is:
Taxable Value is a field in our MLS that is NOT required, so that is … (4 comments)

31 days of january challenge: FAQ #2 from Buyers: What Will I Learn During the Home Buyer Consultation? - 01/05/11 02:03 AM
This is another one of those frequently asked questions from buyers. Whether I meet you in line getting groceries, at an open house, or if you stop by and request information about a listing on my website, I will ask you to schedule your home buyer consultation.  This is the first step in the homebuying process and it must be completed BEFORE we see any houses.
So, what will you learn in a home buyer consultation? 
A home buyer consultation serves a dual purpose.  It gives you, the buyer, the opportunity to interview me AND it gives me a way to observe you and see … (6 comments)

31 days of january challenge: FAQ #1 for Buyers in Cedar Rapids: What are Closing Costs and Who Pays Them? - 01/04/11 02:07 AM
This is the most frequently asked question that I get from buyers, especially first time home buyers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Closing costs are addressed three different times when I represent a buyer. 
1.  We discuss closing costs in the initial buyer consultation.  This is part of the down payment and financial discussion that we have.  I will ask many questions about your ability to pay for these costs in addition to the down payment required for your loan.  Closing costs can also include the prepaid expenses such as the home inspection, radon inspection, termite inspection and the first year … (6 comments)

 
Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group) Rainmaker large

Karen Feltman

Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group

Address: 4850 Armar Drive SE, Ste B, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52403

Mobile: 319-521-0701

Office: 319-423-4139

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Whether you are relocating from another state or you are moving within the market area, there is always some adjustments to be made! My focus is on the well-being and safety of your family. A house is very important, but making the Cedar Rapids area your home takes a little more effort. My clients call me long after the closing for advice on a veternarian for their new puppy or the best daycares in the area. Meeting new people is always fun for me and I love my job! Call me if you would like to know what your home is worth in the current market or if you think that you might want to move up to another home somewhere else. We will miss you, but I will happy to get you on your way to your next adventure as quickly as possible!


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