Home Inspection

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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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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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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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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July 6, 2017

What is a Material Fact in Real Estate?

What is a Material Fact in Real Estate? It is a very important definition to know, for both buyers and sellers. If you are selling and you don't understand what is and what is not a material fact there is a stronger possibility you will be sued by a ...

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June 30, 2017

Helping Buyers Get Offers Accepted in the Storm Lake Area's Strong Seller's Market

The local Storm Lake area housing market is super fast! This is great for sellers but not so great for buyers.

Buyers are competing with many other buyers on few properties. Sellers are less inclined to provide concessions like closing costs, home warranties, and inspection allowances when there are multiple ...

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Feb. 27, 2017

The Elephant in the Storm Lake Real Estate Market

It is Spring! Real Estate markets are beginning to pick up but there is a quiet desperation this year, an elephant in the room. That elephant is the lack of inventory, it has been present for the last 3 years and has grown every year. The result of this lack ...

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Feb. 24, 2017

Countdown to LISTING your Home

Countdown to LISTING Your Home!

The work to prepare your home to sell will pay you back in higher sale price and fewer days on the market! Buyers will see the care you have taken of your home and that is always worth $$$$ to a buyer.

So, where do you ...

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