Renters

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 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 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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May 2, 2017

112A Birch St Lakeside IA Home For Sale

112A Birch St Lakeside IA home for sale!

Very nice 2/3 bedroom 1 3/4 bath home located in Lakeside. Great location, just a block from the lake. This home has many updates including permanent siding, nearly all plumbing has been replaced with PEX, newer roof on garage, and ...

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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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Feb. 21, 2017

Rent or Buy

How do you know if you should rent or buy? 

Fannie Mae has a great page of resources that you can work through that will give you more insight if you should rent or buy.

First things first -

1) do you plan to be in one place for at ...

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