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:
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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) ________ ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More
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 ...View More