Financing

Oct. 27, 2022

What’s Ahead for Home Prices?

As the housing market cools in response to the dramatic rise in mortgage rates, home price appreciation is cooling as well. And if you’re following along with headlines in the media, you’re probably seeing a wide range of opinions calling for everything from falling home prices to ongoing appreciation.  ...

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Oct. 11, 2022

First TIme Homebuyer Vocab Cheat Sheet

Sometimes we get ahead of our clients and start talking "greek" to them. Here's a little help with Real Estate terms to help you understand what we're talking about if we forget to talk in lamens terms:

Oct. 6, 2022

10 Tips Every First Time Homebuyer Should Know

Buying a home could be the biggest purchase of your life, and it can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time home buyer.

Some things to consider during the home buying process are taking enough time to really look over the house you want, making sure you can afford ...

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Oct. 5, 2022

The Long-Term Benefit of Homeownership

Today’s cooling housing market, the rise in mortgage rates, and mounting economic concerns have some people questioning: should I still buy a home this year? While it’s true this year has unique challenges for homebuyers, it’s important to factor the long-term benefits of homeownership into your decision ...

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July 1, 2021

2021 Real Estate Boons and Busts

2021 has been an unusual year, as was 2020 with the Corona Virus. This year is a little wild in the real estate industry. Homes are getting multiple offers, most are selling for more than listed price. Some homes are getting as many at 6-8 offers. That is unusual in ...

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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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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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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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