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Cedar Rapids after the flood

Wow… what a week that was. I’ve been looking for words to describe how in awe I am at our city and all the people that have pushed themselves to help, but I don’t know if I can put it into words. Let me try though. When we first heard that we were going to flood again I think a lot of us had a similar reaction of “oh no” and then wondering what to do next, but then we found answers to how to help. Sand bag stations started at the old Kmart on the Southwest side, Hawkeye Downs, Ellis, and all over the Czech Village and Newbo area. I remember vividly the panic that happened in the flood of 2008 with so many people filling sandbags in the pouring rain trying to do their best to stop that monster of a flood. I lived at a high elevation and had my car flooded from one of the flash floods, but that pales in comparison to others that lost everything and the city has been feeling the effects to this day. This time we had some time. This time we had people organized and ready. This time we were going to […]
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Creating Storage Underneath Your Stairs

Creating Storage Underneath Your Stairs By: Jan Soults Walker Sweep out the dust bunnies. Clear away the clutter. Time to put wasted space beneath the staircase to work with these customized storage solutions. That hollow triangle of space beneath your staircase can house more than lint. Claim the square footage for organizing your stuff. See which of these storage solutions trips your organizational trigger. Closet One of the simplest and most common under-stairs storage solutions, a closet can be lined with shelves and equipped with wire organizers to provide an abundance of organizational space. Include a light fixture in your plans. Related: The Right Light Bulb for the Job Cost: $250 to $500. Add $1,700 for professional installation; custom closet systems start at $1,000 and may climb to $30,000 for premium woods and all the bells and whistles. Open Shelves Rather than keep your belongings undercover, line the space beneath your staircase with built-in shelves that provide access from the side of the stairs. Use wicker baskets or canvas bins to corral smaller items. Cost: If you do it yourself, $200 to $500. Expect to pay $1,000 to $3,000 for custom-made shelves built by a professional finish carpenter. Related: Between-the-Studs Shelving and Storage: Find […]
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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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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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