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How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home

How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home By: Carl Vogel Published: August 5, 2010 Before you put your home up for sale, understand how the right comparable sales help you and your agent find the perfect price. How much can you sell your home for? Probably about as much as the neighbors got, as long as the neighbors sold their house in recent memory and their home was just like your home. Knowing how much homes similar to yours, called comparable sales (or in real estate lingo, comps), sold for gives you the best idea of the current estimated value of your home. The trick is finding sales that closely match yours. What makes a good comparable sale? Your best comparable sale is the same model as your house in the same subdivision—and it closed escrow last week. If you can’t find that, here are other factors that count: Location: The closer to your house the better, but don’t just use any comparable sale within a mile radius. A good comparable sale is a house in your neighborhood, your subdivision, on the same type of street as your house, and in your school district. Home type: Try to find comparable […]
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7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling

7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling By: John Riha Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel. Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. A complete kitchen renovation with a national median cost of $60,000 recovers about 67% of the initial project cost at the home’s resale, according to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The project gets a big thumbs-up from homeowners, too. Those polled in the “Report” gave their new kitchen a Joy Score of 9.8 — a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their remodeling, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest. To maximize your return on investment, follow these seven strategies to keep you on budget and help you make smart choices. 1. Plan, Plan, Plan Planning your kitchen remodel should take more time than the actual construction. If you plan well, the amount […]
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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale By: G. M. Filisko Published: February 10, 2010 Working to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time. Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in its best light. 1.  Have a Home Inspection Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. For $250 to $400, an inspector will warn you about troubles that could make potential buyers balk. Make repairs before putting your home on the market. In some states, you may have to disclose what the inspection turns up. 2.  Get Replacement Estimates If your home inspection uncovers necessary repairs you can’t fund, get estimates for the work. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home and the repairs. Also hunt down warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for your furnace, washer and dryer, […]
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Thinking of buying or selling a home in Cedar Rapids or the surrounding areas? It can be complex. That’s why this site has been designed to be a resource to help you through the process and answer your questions. I’m here to help you, whether to offer expert advice and market information on listing and selling your house, or assisting you as you find and purchase the home of your dreams. To get in touch with me, simply give me a call, text, or email anytime. It will be my pleasure to serve you.


Buying a home can be a stressful situation when you don’t know where to start. How is your credit? Do you have steady income? Down Payment? Where do you want to live? Before searching for a home you will want to get pre-approved. I work closely with several lenders to help you through the mortgage process to make sure you get the best rate.

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As the seller, you hire an individual real estate agent to represent you during a specified contract period. This represents you during a specified contract period. This written document is call a “Listing Agreement.” I will meet with you personally to prepare the agreement.

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Whether you feel you are ready to get going with your real estate needs or just have some questions you can always give me a call, text, or email!

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