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By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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Are You Ready For Some Real Feedback?  This is What the Buyer Thought.   At the time of the listing consultation, we talked about the importance of making your home sparkle.  The importance that buyers put on cleanliness and move in ready will ultimately determine the price that they are willing ...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
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    Have you ever found yourself in an uncomfortable conversation that neither party has much to say?  Is it hard for you to carry on a conversation with someone you just met? I typically don’t have a hard time searching for something to talk about when I meet someone new.  I guess that’s a good...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 8
The Age Old Question: Who is Chosen First?  The Agent or the Lender?   It is kind of like the chicken and the egg to the consumer isn't it?  This was a question that came up on a Zillow question thread over the weekend.  I am sure that it has come up many times before and will likely be a topic m...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
Comments 3
♥ GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL! ♥   Gilbert Pool Home for Sale in Coronado Ranch  $275,000   3940 E SIMPSON RD 3Beds/2Baths  1926 SqFt of living space MLS# 5215080   FEATURES Pool - Private: Heated Pool; Play Pool Spa - Private; Spa - Heated Range/Oven Electric; Disposal; Dishwasher Built-in Microw...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 3
What are Restrictive Covenants and Who Do They Protect?   Over the past 11 years, I have had both buyers and sellers question restrictive covenants and who they protect, or punish, depending on the violation.  It seems in our Cedar Rapids market that the condo association bylaws with their restri...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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I have noticed lately that there have been some posts pointing out that listing agents are not correctly updating their listing status as quickly as buyers and their agents would expect or want.     Case in point, a listing is vacant.  The buyer's agent schedules the showing and the showing servi...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
Comments 2
What if Your Teenager Doesn’t Want to Move To Your New Urbandale Home?   By My Smart Blog You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a Urbandale home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a...
By Peggy S. Harmeyer, Licensed in the State of Iowa
(RE/MAX Real EstateGroup.com)
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      According to Realtor.com®'s   Millennials will drive household formations: Both population and households have grown at a slightly higher pace in 2014 and this trend will continue in 2015 with modest improvement over this year's increases. Households headed by millennials will see signific...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 6
 Buyer Tip:  What You Don't Tell Me, CAN Hurt You!   Case in point:  If you know that you are making payments on a "civil matter" that does not show up on your credit report, it might be a good idea to let the lender know.  It WILL come up in the buyer lien search and could end your dreams of hom...
By Gary & Melynda Wolter, Wolter Team Realtors, 319-350-7901
(Iowa Realty)
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Looking at the market gave us a few surprises as 2014 winds down...   Comparing 2014 to last year, here are the numbers that show the past 10 months haven't been as down as some may think. In October 2013- 277 homes were sold in the metro area including Marion and Hiawatha/Robins. - The average s...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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♥ GREAT WINTER HOMES SPECIAL! ♥   Arizona Affordable Home for Sale in Rancho El Dorado  $139,000   41682 W Warren Lane 3Beds/2Baths  1480 SqFt of living space MLS# 5122381   You will love this kitchen that has loads of counter space, beautiful oak cabinetry and new white appliances with island.  ...
By Gary & Melynda Wolter, Wolter Team Realtors, 319-350-7901
(Iowa Realty)
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The word is "salability" a word that most people don't even know how to spell as the word "sale" isn't even it it. We learned the word many years ago being a part of the Master Sales Person Society with the Floyd Wickman program.  If you want to sell your house you need to know if you house is ab...
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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  $89,900   127 N Century St., Walcott, Iowa 52773   "Call Paul" @ (563) 508-1649 to See This Home!   2 Bedroom, 1 and 3/4 Bath Ranch located on a quiet, tree-lined street, right in the heart of Walcott. Newer roof, vinyl siding and garage door. Extra-Large 2 Car Garage with walk-up storage area...
By Gary & Melynda Wolter, Wolter Team Realtors, 319-350-7901
(Iowa Realty)
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This home on the SW of Cedar Rapids is newly remodeled in 2009 and is move in ready. Wow talk about paying less than rent, this is it! Large kitchen and living room with adjoining formal dining room. Easy access to I-380 and downtown Cedar Rapids. Make a move today and call us for a private showi...
By Wanda Greif, The Key To Buying Or Selling Your Home
(RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts)
Comments 0
Hello   I’m writing this on a Tuesday morning, slowly waking up with my cup of coffee.  It seems only fitting that I write about one of my new favorite places to eat and drink coffee in Urbandale.   I had driven by this new favorite on several occasions and thought I should stop in, but I just ne...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
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  Cedar Rapids Buyer Tip #1:  A Home Buyer Guide and Checklist   It is no accident that some buyers sail through the buying process.  It is like they almost know a secret that the average buyer doesn't.     This is the most important purchase a person makes and it is not a time to fly by the seat...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 5
I Am Interviewing My Clients, But Are They Interviewing Me?   I recently read somewhere that over 77% of buyers work with the very first agent that they meet.  Whether that means that they found the agent online, at an open house, or through a referral from a friend/co-worker/family member, that ...
By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
Comments 7
Davenport, Iowa Real Estate:   OPEN SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2014 FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 PM           $ 109, 900   4624 Ripley St. Davenport, Iowa, 52806   Original one-owner home for 49 years. Well-maintained 3-4 Bedroom, 1 & 3/4 Bath split-foyer with newer Furnace/Central-Air, roof, aluminum siding and wi...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 5
The Little Buyer That Could   We met on a warm day in September.  She had contacted me through Zillow with interest in a property.  I asked her to meet me at the office that day and we began to discuss the home buying process.  We immediately stepped into the office of one of my lender partners t...
By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty)
Comments 2
Breaking Into Your New House...That's One Way to Meet the Neighbors!   This one was my fault.  When we went to the house for the final inspection, we saw all of the keys and the garage remotes laying there.  But I didn't think to take any of them...after all, we were closing in the morning and th...

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