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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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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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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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