Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is a Neighborhood With an HOA For Me?

Is a Neighborhood With an HOA (Home Owner’s Association) for Me? It all depends on the style of home-owner you are.  Do you want to follow rules that are made to better the neighborhood? Do you like shared green spaces and … Continue reading

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Improving Your home for $1,000 or Less

I posted an article on my Facebook Page last Spring that I think is still very valuable so I thought I’d share it with you.  Yahoo Real Estate has piece that they got from Kiplinger that I’m now sharing with you … Continue reading

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What is Curb Appeal and Why is it Important?

Curb appeal can best be describes as “Love at First Sight”. It’s the feel you and your guests get when they pull up to your home.  It’s also the first thing a potential buyer sees when they look up your … Continue reading

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Number 7 Best City for High Paying Jobs

Kiplinger reports that Cedar Rapids, IA is 7 on the list of the 12 Best Cities for High Paying Jobs. According to Kiplinger Cedar Rapids anchors the Midwestern Tech, Health Care and Finance sectors.  This is big as all 3 … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Worry About Radon?

Radon is the leading cause of lunger cancer for non-smokers.  It is also the second leading cause for lung cancer in the general population. So Yes, we should be concerned about Radon.  How does it get into my home?  Radon enters your … Continue reading

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The Average Sale Price in the Cedar Rapids Area Drops in 2011

“WHAT!!!” Yes, it is true.  Home sale prices in 2011 did drop over the year prior.  According to Trend Graphics, the average sale price for homes in the Cedar Rapids area in 2010 were $158,000; last year the average sale … Continue reading

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