Cedar Rapids Relocation Specialist

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Real Estate Agent - Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty - S44645

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2011 

This is a great post by a home stager on the ActiveRain network.  I think that there is valuable information about your return on investment for a little elbow grease and not a lot of money!  I hope that you can find a few tips as sellers to make your home Sparkle a little more before that next s...
04/20/2011
In creating a list of "honey-dos" for one of my sellers, I realized that there are probably a lot of sellers out there that could use this information as well.  When you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you are all about making your home SPARKLE!  How do I need to prepare for our...
04/19/2011
CUSTOM CRAFTED HOME NESTLED ON A GORGEOUS LANDSCAPE VIEW OF THE COUNTRYSIDE.  LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT OF MOUNT VERNON, YOU GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS WITH A CLOSE KNIT COLLEGE AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY AND JUST 15 MINUTES TO BOTH CEDAR RAPIDS OR IOWA CITY.  THIS HOME HAS IT ALL WITH IMPR...
04/18/2011
This great one level home in Hiawatha received an accepted offer over the weekend just pending inspections!  On the market for just 22 days, this home is located conveniently next to the Hiawatha Elementary school and convenient to shopping, recreation and the interstate for an easy commute to do...
04/18/2011
This one must come up 1 of every 4 listing consultations that I perform in the Cedar Rapids area.  And I know that I am not alone, because if I search for the terms, "as is" in our local MLS, it comes up 103 times out of 2233 active listings, or about 5%, in our Cedar Rapids MLS.  Most of these "...
04/18/2011
This is one of those questions where the answer really depends on WHO you ask!  The seller wants the value to be as low as possible...since this is the amount that their TAXES are based upon.  The buyer however, looks at this number differently.  So the question beomes: How Important is My Assess...
04/07/2011
This question comes up when I am interviewing with both for sale by owners and new listings.  This is one huge advantage of listing with a brokerage and agent.  The buyers that see your home are represented by a buyer's agent that has hopefully qualified them with a lender prior to showing them y...
04/07/2011
In Cedar Rapids, the average home price is about $175,000 so in most cases, homes that are above the price will have their fair amount of buyers that must sell, and receive the proceeds from that sale, in order to purchase another home.  What is a subject to sale contingency?  This is when the bu...
04/06/2011
Everyone has their preferences...sometimes it can perceived by others as being a snob.  I will be the first to admit that I am an ice cream snob.  I prefer Coldstone Creamery and even though it is sooo much more expensive for one serving than an entire half gallon at the grocery store, my exasper...
04/04/2011
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