List FSBO or With a Realtor?

Don’t Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help If you’re looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers’ market like today’s, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). ButContinue reading “List FSBO or With a Realtor?”

415 6th St, Marion, IA 52302

Walking into this home for the first time I was a bit taken back, as it had been lived in for some years by renters. Luckily for us, they had extracted all their belongings, leaving only the reminiscence of their lack of cleanliness. The good thing though, is my client and I have known eachContinue reading “415 6th St, Marion, IA 52302”

3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we’re in a housing bubble like the one in 2006. However, a closer look at the market data indicates this is nothing like 2006 for three major reasons. 1. The housing market isn’t driven by risky mortgage loans. Back in 2006, nearly everyone couldContinue reading “3 Charts That Show This Isn’t a Housing Bubble”

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of theContinue reading “How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home”

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own andContinue reading “What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?”

What Is A Detailed Market Report?

I’m sure if you’ve not been in real estate or owned property of your own, you may have never heard of this before. Well let’s start with the basics. What is a ‘real estate market’? The true definition being: The buying and selling of land and buildings. Per the dictionary definition. Not to be confusedContinue reading “What Is A Detailed Market Report?”

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low much longer. Whenever weContinue reading “The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You”

You Just Got Pre-Approved! Now What?

Congratulations! You’ve applied for a mortgage and you’re on your way to having a new home. The excitement sometimes becomes a distraction from the goals ahead, and we get carried away, ultimately setting us back if we aren’t careful. So before you make any significant financial decisions, have a conversation with your loan officer first.Continue reading “You Just Got Pre-Approved! Now What?”

Jill Longest with Exit Realty Midwest

What you might not know about Jill Longest is how she got into now doing what she loves. Real Estate. Well I decided to ask… It all started about 6 years ago after being a stay at home mother to her two children. Jill was very involved in volunteering for many school related functions and always aContinue reading “Jill Longest with Exit Realty Midwest”

Why You Should Complete the 8 Week Success Bootcamp with Key Yessaad

   I believe every real estate agent should take an 8-Week Success Bootcamp with Key Yessaad to better improve their skills as a realtor. I have not been doing this long and am still learning systems and processes. But, in just 4 short weeks, I have noticed there is a significant difference in my confidenceContinue reading “Why You Should Complete the 8 Week Success Bootcamp with Key Yessaad”

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