Archives for June 2013

If you open a phishing email, will your computer get a virus?

Look how we work in real estate now – signing on-line documents, emails, Facebook …. Everything is pretty virtual; however, you’ve see the warnings out there about emails filled with spam, viruses and all sorts of things that can and definitely will bring your computer and your to your knees. You are filled with fear when these crafty little devils make their way into your mail box. Your handshakes and your mouse quivers because you have heard by the experts if you open that email, it will be unleashing the demons like Pandora’s box. Of all things, you do NOT want to make the wrong click and … [Read more...]

Home Sales and Prices In Iowa Continued to Climb in May

Press Release – According to the latest housing report from the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR), home sales and prices continued to climb across the state in May. The IAR released the May 2013 Housing Trends Report during its Board of Directors Meeting at the association’s summer meetings on Wednesday, June 12 in Moravia. The report reveals that sales rose 10.4 percent, with 369 more homes selling this May than in May 2012. A total of 3,906 homes sold/closed in May, while 3,537 homes sold/closed last May. The median sale price jumped by $7,500 or 5.8 percent. The median sale price … [Read more...]

Gov. Branstad to sign tax relief to all Iowa Property classes June 12 in Hiawatha

According to Corridor Business Journal and several other sources, Gov. Terry Branstad announced he will sign Senate File 295 at 1 p.m. June 12 at Hawkeye Ready-Mix, Inc. in Hiawatha. The bill provides property tax relief all classes of Iowa property: agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial. Once signed into law, Senate File 295 accomplishes the following:  Reduction stimulating job creation, with approximately $4.9 billion in tax relief over 10 years Permanent property tax relief 10 % reduction in taxable value on commercial and industrial property, coupled … [Read more...]