Archive for June, 2014

Myth vs. Fact: Home Buying

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Buying a home is a big commitment, and it’s important to get the right information before making such a big decision. Like anything else, do your research beforehand. There are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to real estate and where you should spend your money but we are here to help. Myth 1: You should…Read More »

How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Living in a rental can be a bit of a challenge because you want to make the space your own – even if it technically isn’t. Luckily, we have come up with a few creative (and inexpensive) ways to makeover your rental without upsetting your landlord or incurring hefty fees!  Paint Your Walls: Most landlords allow…Read More »

Tiffany Pech-Williams Testimonial from Richardson & Dickinson

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Tiffany was always available when we needed her and was very understanding of our needs for our home. Richardson & Dickinson

How to Style A Patio

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Warm weather means more BBQs, bonfires and quality family time in the backyard. Before you get ready to entertain guests, get your patio summer ready for you and your family. Follow our tips to turn your patio into an outdoor oasis: Floor Design: Decide what kind of style and atmosphere you’d like to achieve before buying…Read More »

Iowa Home Prices Increased; Sales Decreased in May

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Home prices continued to climb while sales decreased last month in Iowa, reports the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR). According to the IAR’s May 2014 Housing Trends Report, the median sale price across the state increased by 1.1 percent, climbing from $137,500 in May of last year to $139,000 this May. The average sale price…Read More »

Sweet Dreams are Made of These: How to Style a Bed

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Isn’t it wonderful to come home to a warm and cozy bed? Your bed is the focal point of the bedroom and a vital component for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A good night’s sleep is crucial, and being in a comfortable bed will increase your chances of sleeping well. Follow our bed styling tips to achieve…Read More »

Vanessa Lefler-Larned Testimonial from Wilson

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Vanessa is the perfect agent – lifelong resident of Sioux City, knowledgeable, outgoing, caring… the list goes on and on. I didn’t know it was possible to sell a house in less than 24 hours. We couldn’t have been happier! Wilson

How to Make Your Home Summer Ready

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Summer is quickly approaching! Now that you’ve done your spring cleaning, it’s time to prepare your home for the heat. It’s easy to overlook items that might need a check-up, but with our tips, you won’t miss a thing. Here are our best tips for getting your home ready for the summer:    Screens: Make sure…Read More »

Your Credit History

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A credit score is a numerical expression based on a statistical analysis of a person’s credit files, to represent the creditworthiness of that person. A credit score is primarily based on credit report information, typically sourced from credit bureaus.  This number helps lenders and others predict how likely you are to make your credit payments…Read More »

How to Decorate Your Home on a Budget

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Buying a home is expensive, but decorating doesn’t have to be. You can decorate a home that shows off your style and personality without breaking the bank. Use these tips to decorate your home on a budget. 1. Make a Budget: Before you start shopping, create a budget that makes sense for you. How much are you…Read More »