Pumpkin Patches in Cedar Rapids Area

The first day of Fall was yesterday, and now everyone is thinking of all the fun activities they can participate in!  Are you wondering where all the fun is? Pumpkin Patches Benton County Bloomsbury Farm – 3260 69th Street, Atkins, IA 52206.  Phone: 319-446-7667.  Fax: 319-446-7667. Email: [email protected] Iowa County Genoa Bluffs Pumpkin Farm - 2168 H Avenue, Marengo, IA 52301. Phone: 319-668-8447.   Email: [email protected] Linn County Bass Farms - Across From Palisades-kepler State Park 1325 Highway 30 West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314. Phone: … [Read more...]

Cedar Rapids Home Prices Continuing to Rise and have Fewer Days on the Market

PRESS RELEASE - Homes in Iowa reached a new low in days on market. Sale prices continue to rise. Home sales in August did drop off from a year ago according to the Iowa Association of REALTORS®. The median sale price rose 5.8 percent from August of last year. The median price was $138,000 in August 2014 compared to $146,000 this year. “The low inventory level in many markets continues to shorten the selling process. We reached a new 5-year low with 63 days on market,” stated Jon Yocum, President of the Iowa Association of REALTORS®. “With interest rates still hovering around 4 … [Read more...]

Financing Changes Coming October 3rd

Do you know about the financing changes that are coming on October 3rd?  Here are some Highlights to keep better informed: New Loan Estimate Document Created Replaces the Good Faith Estimate (GFE) and initial Truth-in-Lending (initial TIL) disclosure. The new form provides clearer information so that consumers understand the loan terms and estimates of loan and closing costs and to facilitate comparison shopping. The Loan Estimate must be provided to consumers within three business days after submission of loan application. New Closing Disclosure Document … [Read more...]

Cedar Rapids Area Fall Maintenance Checklist

I know it is still warm outside but it is getting to be that time of year to do your fall maintenance on your Cedar Rapids Area home.  Doing this now will prevent high cost repairs later.  These are some things to check off before it get to cold. Water Disconnect and put away any garden hoses. Drain out any water from your outside faucets, unless the faucets are “frost free”. Drain your lawn sprinkler system and then blow out with compressed air. Empty and drain any exterior fountains. Roof Clean soffit vents under the roof overhangs. Check roof vents for … [Read more...]

Tips on Staging Your Cedar Rapids Area Home

You are ready to put your home on the market.  Staging your home could help you sell it faster.  Here are a few tips to help you stage your home for potential buyers. Clean Your home must be spotless!  You don't want buyers coming into your home and seeing your it messy.  Go through and organize your closets and cupboards.  Buyers will be opening them to see if they can fit their things in there.  Deep clean your home and Be Picky!  Cleaning the baseboards, light switches, curtains, and carpets will help you sell your home. Remove Clutter When you put your home on the market it is time to … [Read more...]