Cedar Rapids Relocation Specialist

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Real Estate Agent - Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - S44645

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2019 

Over the weekend, another agent in my office had posted a scenario that sounded all too familiar.  The buyers had looked at several homes with the agent, including one that was for sale by owner.  The buyers then went back to an open house at the FSBO, this time without their agent, and the for s...
01/14/2019
This is a great post regarding your personal home. Every year, sit down and make a list of the improvements or updates that are needed for your home and start the budgeting plan. Creating a timeline and plan, you will be able to save and watch for sales on the needed items.  You would be surprise...
01/14/2019
Staging this important room in the house is vital!  Especially if currently your dining room gets the least amount of use or attention in your home i.e. dusty tables or a catch all place for the mail and other things that don't have a place.  These are great tips for getting this room market read...
01/13/2019
This house is a must see. Built in 2015, this like new 3 bed, 2 bath ranch style home has been lightly lived in (only 2 people and no pets) and is IMMACULATE! This home was built with an open concept layout and features vaulted ceilings. You will enjoy the cute kitchen that features a center isla...
01/13/2019
Packing and moving is one of the most dreaded parts of the process. I would add that before you start packing, or even better before you list the house for sale, get rid of the items that you know won’t  be making the move with you. Donate or sell items that are in good condition and declutter. I...
01/12/2019
Well, duh Karen. Because I want to see the inside of the house.  Well, that may be the obvious answer, but ultimately there is more to it than that.  Open house visitors may have an agenda.  Most of the time, you have a list of homes that you are trying to see that day.  Some of the reasons that ...
01/11/2019
At the point of listing, we will have a discussion about inspections while preparing the property for the market.  Based on the age of the roof, furnace, central air, water heater and other appliances that are included in the sale, a home warranty may be enough to calm any fears a buyer may have....
01/10/2019
This is a great blog post regarding credit freezes and how they are used and released during the mortgage process. After some of the credit breaches and identity theft issues in the past few years, I can understand why many people are taking extra precautions with their credit. Shared from Gene M...
01/09/2019
What are closing costs?  When you select a bank or credit union for your financing, they will go over a good faith estimate of costs that you can expect at the closing.  Closing costs can be paid by you or you may ask for the seller to credit you for a portion of these costs.  When you write an o...
01/09/2019
There is a popular misconception out there that in order to obtain a mortgage, you must have 20% of the purchase price saved.  This is no longer true, and has not been true for a very long time.  There is no need to break the piggy bank and hand over all of your savings in order to buy a home!  T...
01/08/2019
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Karen Feltman

Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Whether you are relocating from another state or you are moving within the market area, there is always some adjustments to be made! My focus is on the well-being and safety of your family. A house is very important, but making the Cedar Rapids area your home takes a little more effort. My clients call me long after the closing for advice on a veternarian for their new puppy or the best daycares in the area. Meeting new people is always fun for me and I love my job! Call me if you would like to know what your home is worth in the current market or if you think that you might want to move up to another home somewhere else. We will miss you, but I will happy to get you on your way to your next adventure as quickly as possible!