Investors

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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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 13, 2018

Storm Lake Area Inventory Continues to be a Challenge As Does Realtors Showing Properties Prior to Entering Listing on the MLS - Unethical Practice of POCKET LISTINGS

Inventory Continues to be a Challenge As Does Realtors Showing Properties Prior to Entering Listing on the MLS - Unethical Practice of POCKET LISTINGS

In any given market including the Storm Lake area home market,, inventories fluctuate based on supply and demand considering area and price range. The National Association of ...

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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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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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April 18, 2017

Wealth Building through Real Estate - 1031 Exchange

Some real estate investors are able to hold on to their proceeds from the sale of an investment and agree to pay the tax later, through the implementation of a 1031 Exchange. This is a great way to save for the future!

A 1031 exchange enables an investor to defer the ...

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March 24, 2017

On-Line Credit Scores Bogus?

Experian Credit Reporting organization now fined for what the other 2 major credit reporters were fined for in January. All 3 top credit reporting organizations have now been fined for misleading the consumer by telling them the credit score they are selling the consumer is the same one they provide to ...

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