Archive for March, 2016

Things Your Inspector Missed That You Can Still Catch

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Home inspections are an important part of the home buying process. Before finalizing an offer, hire a home inspector who will check the condition of the home. A home inspector will check things such as the electrical system, roof, and ventilation. Although a home inspector will thoroughly review a home, his or her main concern…Read More »

Iowa Home Prices Rose and Sales Decreased in February

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) reported that February home prices are up and sales were down. According to the IAR’s Housing Trends Report, the median sale price increased by 5.5 percent from February 2015. The median sale price in February was $135,000 compared to $128,000 from last year.            …Read More »

Don’t Make These 5 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

It can be easy to get lost and confused during the home buying process. Proper planning is paramount. It’s also helpful to learn from other people’s mistakes. Here are some of the most common errors people make when shopping for a new home. Not budgeting for everything: Yes, this sounds obvious, but many people forget…Read More »

Adding Value to Your Home

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Following these 10 tips will help to add value to your home and increase your chances of a sale. The Top 10: Tips to Add Value to Your Home 1. Clean, organize, and neutralize your space: Unclutter your house to make it look bigger and cleaner. Buyers need to be able to envision their own…Read More »

6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Article provided by realtor.com®. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/ZFOZj.  It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses. You’re DIYing this real estate thing, and you think you’re doing pretty well—after all, any info you…Read More »

CITY-WIDE URBAN REVITALIZATION / TAX EXEMPTION

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The City of Sioux City offers urban revitalization tax exemption for all property owners in Sioux City. This program is available until December 31, 2020. If you have made improvements to your property during calendar year 2016, December 31, 2016 is the deadline to file for tax exemption.  You will not see your exemption until…Read More »

How Much Do You Offer?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

How Much? Your CENTURY 21 ProLink real estate professional can help you find out what other homes have sold for in the area, and how much money you might have to put into repairs or renovations. These considerations should be a factor along with the amount you’re comfortable spending. In addition to sale prices of…Read More »

SBA Names City of Sioux City 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year

Monday, March 14th, 2016

*Information provided by the Sioux City Economic Development Department. View the original article here: http://ow.ly/Zrz1x.    The Iowa District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has named the city of Sioux City as the recipient of its 2016 Iowa SBA Small Business Community of the Year Award. This is the second year for the…Read More »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Types of Homes

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice if homes came as “one size fits all” to save you from the decision-making process? Unfortunately, you can’t try on different living spaces as you would jeans or shoes. To help out, we’ve created a list of the advantages and disadvantages of different homes. Apartment or Condo An apartment or condo…Read More »

What if you Already Have a Home?

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Buying a new home and selling an existing home at the same time has its own set of challenges. With knowledgeable planning, you can ensure everything goes smoothly. Before putting your house on the market or committing to buying a new one, take a look at the prices of houses in the areas where you’ll…Read More »






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