Buyers

Nov. 21, 2018

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

 

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

 

Spring is such a wonderful time, birds singing, snow melting, the promise of new life! I just love this time of year. 

When you own a home, there are always things to do, this is especially true for the Spring.

1)  ________ ...

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Nov. 21, 2018

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

 

   Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Even though there isn't a lot that can be done outside this time of year with the snow on the ground, there are still maintenance tasks and things to check to save money on heat.

 

1)  ________ Gutters clean, this ...

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Aug. 2, 2018

Home Inspections and Home Inspectors - What You Need To Know

Home Inspectors What You Need to Know 

Good information on home inspections, always look for a certified inspector, there are a number of certifications and in Iowa BUT no license or certification is required to be a home inspector. 

Certification is usually ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI) ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI) -- Have reached the highest level ...

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May 15, 2018

To Downsize or Not as Retirement Years Approach

Big Home in Storm Lake IA   

A Home for Tomorrow

As people near or enter retirement, one of the decisions that typically comes up is whether to sell their "big" home and buy a smaller one. If you know anyone who has been faced with that situation, selling one home and buying a smaller ...

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April 24, 2018

Storm Lake Real Estate Market Update

Storm Lake area homes are selling like snow cones in August! I personally love the fast pace. But, this pace can be hard on both buyers and sellers. Things happen fast (many accepted offers within 3 days of coming on the mls) and sometimes it is a lot to take ...

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March 27, 2018

Benefits of a FHA Mortgage

 

FHA Advantages

The Federal Housing Administration, operating under HUD, offers affordable mortgages for tens of thousands of buyers who may not qualify for other types of programs. They are popular with both first-time and repeat buyers.

The 3.5% down payment is an attractive feature but there are other ...

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March 26, 2018

New Listing in Early Iowa - 206 E 1st Street - by Georgia Weaver

 

206 E 1st Street Early Iowa. This is an investment property, it is not livable in it's current condition. This home is gutted, some work has been done, roof, some wiring, some insulation and some drywall there are a lot of materials included. Still work to be done ...

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Posted in Buyers, Financing, Investors
March 13, 2018

Storm Lake Area Inventory Continues to be a Challenge As Does Realtors Showing Properties Prior to Entering Listing on the MLS - Unethical Practice of POCKET LISTINGS

Inventory Continues to be a Challenge As Does Realtors Showing Properties Prior to Entering Listing on the MLS - Unethical Practice of POCKET LISTINGS

In any given market including the Storm Lake area home market,, inventories fluctuate based on supply and demand considering area and price range. The National Association of ...

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March 9, 2018

Exclusive Buyer's Agency - It's the ONLY Way to go

At Weaver Realtors, we prefer to represent our buyer clients the way we represent our sellers as Exclusive Clients. So what exactly does that mean? Exclusive means the buyer or seller work only with Weaver Realtors. 

Our current market is very fast and a buyer can't rely on ...

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March 3, 2018

The "Right" Agent and the "Right" Home

 

The "Right" Agent and the "Right" Home

Some buyers think that finding the right home is the critical part of the buying process and that is how they determine which agent to use. While it is important, there may be a broader skill set to consider when selecting your ...

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