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  I am getting more people who think they can't afford to build a home but, are looking at homes $165,000 and above.  Let me share something with you.  "You may be able to build a Home".  From deciding where to live, evaluating the tax advantages of home ownership, to settlement and moving, find ...
07/07/2010
Keep Your Home Purchase on Track You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. Read Understanding Real Estate Representation Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to choose representation that meets your needs in the transaction. Read 4 Tips to D...
06/26/2010
Look who's playing this week in the Music on the Plaza 5-8pm.  Just west of Hy-vee on 8th St.  Lot's of fun for kids and adults.  Stop by and have a drink, watch the kids run through the water and enjoy the music of "  "Hot Tamale and the Red Hots". Hope to see you there.  Need directions how to ...
06/22/2010
With the market as it is why am I seeing more seller who think their home is worth more than what Market Value is?  Here is what I am seeing: •1.       They want to go to the next house without Private mortgage insurance. •2.       They owe too much on the house they are trying to sell •3.       ...
06/20/2010
Are you gambling with your time and energy when you take an overpriced listing?  As Dirk Zeller posted http://www.realtown.com/DirkZ/blog/over-priced-listings 1. You need to make sure that your sellers have a strong motive to sell. 2. The sellers must have the financial capacity to sell at "true"...
06/06/2010
Here in Altoona, Iowa we have Bike trails around the ponds, through the trees and around the town.  We have things to do and among them this summer is the "Music in the Plaza" on Friday nights.  From 5-8pm there is live entertainment, drinks, sandwiches and more.  Watch the kids run through the w...
06/01/2010
Goodbye, whirlpool tub, home theater and many other amenities. The Recession seems to have pushed the Brake on some attitudes about what they want in their future homes and neighborhoods. This seems to be all economically driven and consistent with the times. •1.     Although buyers are not looki...
05/31/2010
       Altoona New Homes Market creeping upwards!  The Altoona New Construction Market seems to be picking up and There has been many sold and Pendings since January 2010.  January was slow with only one pending and one offer on new construction With Feburary picking up a bit with Three offers.  ...
05/21/2010
5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home SellTo put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the "mouth of chi" (chi is the "life force" of all things) and one of the most po...
05/20/2010
It seems interesting to me why you wouldn't buy a home this year?  The following are a few reason's I have heard from People I have talked to.   1.  My Home isn't worth as much as it is going to in a year or two? 2. I am not ready?  3. I haven't found the home I want yet. 4. Too many homes in my ...
05/09/2010
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