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By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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The Importance of the Floor Plan In our Cedar Rapids/Marion market, the floor plan rules the roost.  You can see the trends by driving through any new construction neighborhood.  It is an ocean of ranch style homes.  One level living.  Which seems strange unless you know the demographics.  After ...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Karen's Pick Three for May 15th-17th 1. Marion Arts Festival and Half Marathon Saturday May 16th-Experience collaborative, creative merrymaking at its finest. Join friends old and new 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in City Square Park for the free, fun and family-friendly 23rd annua...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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1. Noelridge Farmers' Market starting at 4:00 on Friday May 8th  Click here for more information and get out and enjoy the first of many farmers markets in the area for fresh baked goods, produce and more. 2. The Matchmaker at Old Creamery Theatre  Take in a show and brunch in the Amana Colonies....
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Hello all!  Spring is FINALLY in full swing!  This week is tough as there are so many great things going on in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor! 1.  Cedar Ridge Winery Dinner Theatre Saturday May 2nd-If you have not been to a murder/mystery dinner show at Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher, you are...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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I  don't know about you, but I am sure glad that spring is right around the corner!  That means that there are so many things to do!  This weekend is no exception.  So, here are the three things that I would recommend for this coming weekend in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor! 1.  NewBo City ...
By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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 Compared to other states in the U.S., Iowa is considered one of the most reasonably prices places to live! Get the breakdown of the average cost of living in Iowa and how your home expenses stack up with my latest infographic here. Are you paying more or less than the average homeowner in Iowa?
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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I Didn't Really Think That I Would Find a Place to Buy! The buyer called to set up the home inspections and she told the home inspector that she really didn't think that she would find a place to buy...Karen is just a really good salesperson.   Now you could take that negatively.....but I didn't....
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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    3130 Westmar Dr. Bettendorf, IA 52722 $109,900 "Call Paul" @ (563) 508-1649 for all of your real estate needs!   Solid 3 Bedroom Split-Foyer with an additional 2 Non-Conforming Bedrooms in the the basement. 1 Full bath on main floor, with an additional 1/2 bath in the basement. Original 2-Car...
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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  IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY RATE WATCH:  The Iowa Finance Authority's interest rates as of   Thursday March 12, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. are below.  "Call Paul"@ (563) 508-1649 for Details!! No-Cost, No Obligation Home Loan Pre-Approval Help for all types of Loans. Please feel free to give me a call me A...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
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I was just talking about how I'm sick of winter weather and now I'm looking forward to Iowa's balmy 60 degree weather this week.  I will take it!  So, now comes spring maintenance time.  After coming out of the long winters it's always refreshing to clean up, fix up, & spruce up our homes.  Here ...
By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118
(Weaver Realtors)
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The Storm Lake IA area market is picking up very early this year. Over the last 3 weeks I have listed 3 properties, looked at 5 more, will list 2 more this week and have buyers looking in every price range. I am working with a number of investors and have had 2 recent buyers who offered on a fore...
By Peggy S. Harmeyer, Licensed in the State of Iowa
(RE/MAX Real EstateGroup.com)
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          Des Moines Iowa made the List when Realtor.com® Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke offered up his top 10 picks for 2015—the places where we can expect to see strong housing growth, affordable prices and fast-paced sales. http://www.realtor.com/news/top-10-hot-housing-markets-watch-2015/ Des...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
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I have spring fever and I'm sure I'm not alone.  Spring is a time for renewal and what better way to start the season off then to give your home's exterior a fresh coat of paint!  There are so many wonderful colors to choose from and one can get very creative.   Gray happens to be still a very po...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*RETIREMENT HOMES IN ARIZONA*      Arizona Waterfront Retirement Home for Sale in Maricopa   $265,000    42652 W CONSTELLATION DR 2 Beds/2 Baths1806 SqFt of living spaceMLS# 5196145     Voted ''BEST HOME ON TOUR!'' Located in the heart of the Active Adult Community of Province.  Amazing views. Co...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our thirty-third week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:   " to enjoy the ride" ...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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Goodyear Lovely Office Home for Sale in Active Adult 55+ Community in PebbleCreek  AZ! Two huge Saguaros flank and set the tone for this southwest inspired home. Sparkling clean. Lovely backyard with BBQ island and extended concrete. The back is private with a southern exposure. $289,000 MLS 5199...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
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  It's the Des Moines Home and Garden Show this weekend and I'm ready to get some fresh ideas and dream about the warmer weather ahead.  The Home and Garden Show is a big event in the Des Moines Metro that revs everyone up with new ideas, projects and dreams for their, well, home and garden.  If ...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
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I almost forgot we were still in the middle of Winter.  We have been pretty spoiled with the mild temps here in Iowa but Mother Nature reminded us this past week that we are still in Winter after receiving 10+ inches of snowfall!  With the melting and refreezing of the snow in the coming weeks, h...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Buyer Question: How Important is the School District?   Surprisingly, this question seems to come to me from buyers that don't even have children.  They are purchasing their first home and they are already thinking about selling it one day in the future.     We are fortunate in the Cedar Rapids a...
By Georgia Weaver, A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118
(Weaver Realtors)
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This award surprised me in an email this week. It made me feel good about all the extra work I do. The award noted that it went to the top 1% of all Realtors. Wow, I never imagined I would be in the top 1% coming from small town Iowa.  Thank you Trulia

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