The worst winter in the last 30 years here in Iowa can't stop the activity on the west side of town. With residents starting out @ the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the University of Iowa graduate programs-including the Law & Dental Schools and undergraduate activity (Mom and Dad find...
-28 degree wind chill = great time to look for Buyers. I fully understand that the weather here in Iowa is not really conducive to the enjoyment of your house hunt. However, we should factor in the higher inventory (you will have more selection), low interest rates (you could have a lower payment...
OK. This is getting ridiculous. Another 8-10 inches of snow in Iowa City. Obviously Old Man Winter is mad. I don't know what we did to provoke such action here in the Midwest. Maybe the old guy is getting tired of all the 'global warming' banter. Maybe the old guy decided to make up for 5 years p...
So this client and I were looking at older homes in the Goosetown area of Iowa City and the listing agency didn't let me know about a certain cat in the house. We opened up the door and this black cat scurried right out the front door across minor traffic to the other side of the street. Now, I'm...
Buyers Beware: Not all agents are created equal. Although the previous statement should not be held in the same esteem as the discovery of electricity, it certainly needs to be said. Just like every profession, real estate has it's share of bad apples. I'm fortunate to work in a community that pr...
Heads up Everyone! This upcoming Saturday is Groundhog Day (and Iowa plays theOSU @ Carver). Harold Ramis directed the movie starring Chicago Cub/Bear fan Bill Murray in 1993. For some odd reason, we own the movie-but my wife refuses to watch it with me because it is 'dumb'. Be prepared for Groun...
The first two steps in the process include getting in contact with a good loan officer & setting up a meeting with me at a time most convenient for you. I have several ethical loan officers to refer you to-name YOUR bank and I will send you a quality contact. Prior to actually looking, you will w...
We are rapidly approaching the 2nd month of 2008-February;aka month for lovers. Well, take a break from your hibernation Iowans and get out there and start looking for the perfect property. I'm encouraging all buyers to start searching on-line right now. Sellers are motivated to move their proper...

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