Archive for February, 2012

Home Energy Tip #6

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

It’s no secret that heating and cooling account for the bulk of a home’s energy usage — an average of over $1,000 annually. Switching from a manual to a programmable thermostat is one simple way to save as much as $180 a year. The most basic programmable thermostat can be self-installed in an hour, and…Read More »

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Truckload of Food

Friday, February 24th, 2012

  This has been a big week for the Food Bank of Siouxland.  They had to purchase a truckload of food for the first time in several years – a step they needed to take to bring food levels back up on the floor of the warehouse.  With demand far outpacing supply, they simply were…Read More »

Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Unless you are a first time buyer or seller, there are likely two sides to your real estate experience.  If you’re selling, you may be looking for something to buy and if you’re buying you probably have something to sell. Timing is everything! The following tips will help you along the process: •   Are you in…Read More »

Home Sellers Tip #9

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

To get the buyers out of the car and into your house, improve your curb appeal… mow your law, and turn on the sprinklers for 30 minutes before the showing to make the lawn sparkle, put a pot of bright flowers on the porch or deck, and keep the lawn toys, garden tools and hoses…Read More »

Featured Home by Barb Maxon – $239,000

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Featured Home by Barb Maxon – $499,000

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Sellers Thoughts On A Home Inspection

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Your home is in escrow, and the buyer has scheduled a home inspection. A home inspection is a thorough visual examination of the home and property. The process usually takes two to three hours, during which time the house is examined from the ground up. The inspection includes observation and, when appropriate, room-by-room review exterior…Read More »

Featured Home by Michele Ivener – $99,000

Monday, February 20th, 2012


Featured Home by Barb Maxon – $409,900

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Carol Halstead Testimonial from Wilford

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

We had a wonderful experience working with Carol (Halstead).  She was so knowledgeable about the market, and really had our interests in mind when finding homes for us to look at.  We will definitely recommend her to others!  Wilford   Carol Halstead, Sales Associate, AHS, SPHR, CRS Cell:  712-574-4600 Email: Website: