Author Archives: Kim Grissel

Cedar Rapids Market Activity

Things are improving and here’s some data to support that: Number of Sold Homes: January – April 2011 – 977 Homes Sold January – April 2012 – 928 Homes Sold This number is down but we contribute that to incentives … Continue reading

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Decorate Your Ceiling

We decorate our walls and we pay great attention to our choice of flooring but what about the view above.  My friends at Houzz recently blogged about this topic and I too am going to share my thoughts on the … Continue reading

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College Community Passes Bond Vote

Voters in the College Community School District on Tuesday approved a $15 million dollar bond to build a new elementary school This is HUGE as elementary students in this district are over crowded with more than 25 kindergarten student in … Continue reading

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The GO-GIVER

I just read the book “The Go Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann and thought I’d share with you what Joe learned and what I learned too.  This book is very inspiring and a National Bestseller, so needless to say … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Cost WHAT?

Seller Closing Costs Explained. Selling your home should be an exciting time and once you understand the details it will be. Lets assume you’ve received an offer on your home and you’re trying to decide if you should accept the … Continue reading

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How Do I Price My Home RIGHT to Sell Without Giving It Away?

Super question and the most important question a seller should ask. Pricing your home at the right price can almost guarantee that a buyer will snatch up your home quickly while pricing it wrong can cause your home to sit … Continue reading

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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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