Financing

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 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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March 2, 2018

Tax Refund? Use it Wisely!

Buyers, Sellers and Investors

Are you getting a tax refund?? If so one great way to increase that money and continue to increase it year over year is to use it as a down payment to purchase a home, an investment property or upgrade your current home or investment property ...

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Feb. 9, 2018

Spring Market on the Way in Storm Lake

Hello Everyone!

We are beginning to see indications that this will be another fast busy year. If you are a buyer, it is very important that you get things in place before you start looking so you can compete with the other buyers also looking. So how do you get ...

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Sept. 14, 2017

Equifax - Did You Get Hacked?

Scary stuff, especially for a company that has as much info as this one. Somewhat disappointed that it wasn't reported immediately. But finger pointing doesn't solve anything, so now we do damage control. 

Fortunately 2 years ago we enrolled in a company named Zander Identity Theft Solutions ...

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July 27, 2017

Mortgages and Interest - The Shorter the Better

 

At least consider a shorter one

Affordability and stability are reasons home buyers choose a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. It makes the payment lower than a 15-year mortgage and the principal and interest portion of the payment will be constant for 30 years.

A common belief among homeowners for decades ...

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July 25, 2017

Annual Credit Report - Don't Put It Off

Don't Put This Off - Remember to Get Your Annual Credit Report

You are probably aware that Federal law entitles you to a free copy of your credit report annually by each of the three credit bureaus: TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. By regularly looking at each of these reports, you ...

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