Archive for March, 2014

Buyers Tip | Negotiating A Purchase

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Negotiating a purchase agreement may be the trickiest aspect of your real estate transaction.  Negotiating is not all luck or natural talent.  Being successful in the negotiation process encompasses the learned ability to use certain skills and techniques to arrive at a win-win agreement for sides of the agreement. Most home buyers and home sellers…Read More »

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

A key to protecting the investment you have made in your home is by following a regular maintenance schedule. By performing preventative maintenance on an on-going basis, you’ll avoid many of the big ticket repair items that can lower the value of your home. Here are helpful checklists for monthly and spring maintenance. Monthly Test…Read More »

Barb Maxon Testimonial from Poss

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

(Barb Maxon) There is a reason she sells a lot, she is great! Poss

Why is CENTURY 21 the Most Recognized Brand in Real Estate?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014


Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Whether it’s a lakefront cottage or a log cabin in the woods, a vacation home often seems to be a dream that only the wealthy can afford.  But these days, you don’t have to be a millionaire to own one. A nationwide survey shows the median household income of second-home owners is $46,500.  And, according…Read More »

Go Green In The Bedroom

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Here is a checklist to go green in the bedroom Natural-fill, untreated mattress or pillow topper FSC-certified box spring frame Untreated, organic-cotton bedding Natural-material pillow and/or pillow encasement Ethically sourced, VOC-free furniture (second-hand furniture, antiques, formaldehyde-free pressed wood, etc.) FSC-certified solid or pressed woods natural-material window treatments (blinds and curtains) Low- or no-VOC wall paints…Read More »

Home Seller Tip | Closing

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Closing — or settlement or escrow — is essentially a meeting where the closing agent (the party who conducts settlement) takes in money from the buyers, pays out money to the owner and makes sure that the purchaser’s title is properly recorded in local records along with any mortgage liens. All papers have been prepared…Read More »

Iowa Home Prices Up Slightly

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

According to the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR), home prices rose slightly and sales decreased in February. IAR’s February 2014 Housing Trends Report shows that the average sale price of homes across Iowa was $141,489, up .5 percent from last February.  The average sale price in February 2013 was $140,751.       According to…Read More »

Siouxland Websites

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Welcome to Siouxland!  The following Siouxland Websites may be helpful to you: Searching for a Home (Our company website) (Public side to the local MLS) (Official site of the National Association of REALTORs®) Other Informative Siouxland Websites The following links will take you…Read More »

Eric Banks Testimonial from Andrie

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Eric Banks went above and beyond the last week of the sale to close by February 7. I had renters who were reluctant to leave, and Mr. Banks helped me find trash haulers, a heating technician, and a cleaning lady the last few days to get the house ready to close. After I was back…Read More »