Buyers

March 20, 2020

Buying a Home Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

As a Realtor, I understand the amount of work both buyer and seller put into purchasing and selling a property. Throw in this Coronavirus social distancing and it gets about 20 times more complicated. 

Is it a good time to buy, in my opinion YES. That's because there ...

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Jan. 7, 2020

Transform your laundry in half a day, with DIY, and less than $100. You Can Do It!

Great Before and After photos show what a little time and elbow grease can do. One thing I see a lot while looking at  or showing homes for sale in the Storm Lake IA and surrounding area is simple fixes that sellers are missing. These simple fixes make all the ...

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March 19, 2019

So Many Advantages to Owning Rental Homes

SOOO MANY Reasons Rental Homes Rank Highest
Single family homes offer the investor an opportunity to borrow large loan-to-value loans at fixed interest rates for long terms. Lenders will loan 75-80% of the purchase price at 5.5% to 6.5% interest rate for thirty years. Compare that with other ...
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March 1, 2019

Free Home Buyer's Seminar March 14th

We are holding a Free Home Buyers Seminar on March 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Come and learn what you need to buy a home, meet some of the local professionals, banker, realtors, attorney, home inspector and enjoy a sandwich as we take you through the home buying ...

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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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