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    Springing into Action: Why the Early Bird Wins in the 2024 Real Estate Market

    By Timothy Schutte | February 16, 2024

    In this market landscape, staying informed is crucial, so today, we’re delving into key insights shared by Keeping Current Matters. According to their predictions, this year is poised for significant developments. Let’s break down the key points shaping the real estate landscape in 2024. 1. Market appreciation. Keeping Current Matters foresees an approximate 5% appreciation... Read More

    Happy Holidays!

    By Timothy Schutte | December 14, 2023

    Season’s greetings to everyone, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year! As the holidays draw near, I’m deeply grateful for the blessings of the past year and all that we’ve achieved. This time of year encourages reflection and spending quality moments with family. It’s been intriguing to note that December has proven... Read More

    Navigating the 2024 Interest Rate Landscape: What To Expect

    By Timothy Schutte | November 6, 2023

    Find out the latest predictions about interest rates in the coming months. Read More

    Selling Your Home vs. Keeping It As a Rental

    By Timothy Schutte | December 21, 2022

      Should you sell your primary residence or turn it into a rental property? If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that inflation is high and the cost of living is increasing almost everywhere. At the same time, home values are increasing, and property taxes are rising with them. If you want... Read More

    Our Christmas Message to You

    By Timothy Schutte | December 13, 2022

      Our team wants to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. Merry Christmas! We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.  We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support throughout the years. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your help! It truly brings... Read More

    Assuming a Mortgage: What To Know

    By Timothy Schutte | November 30, 2022

      Assumable mortgages are a great tool to avoid today’s high interest rates. Have you heard about assumable mortgages? Today, I spoke with J.C. Diaz of American Pacific Mortgage, and he broke down what they are and what they could mean for you. Assumable mortgages have been coming up in discussion recently, primarily due to... Read More

    2-1 Buydowns in a Nutshell

    By Timothy Schutte | November 17, 2022

      You can get into a house at a lower rate with a 2-1 buydown. Have you ever heard of a 2-1 buydown? They are becoming increasingly common lately, so I’m here today to make sure you’re informed. To bring in an expert, I recently spoke with J.C. Diaz from American Pacific Mortgage. This information... Read More

    Outdoor Fireplaces Get Their Glow Up As A Key Outdoor Lounge Feature

    By Timothy Schutte | November 19, 2021

    We know it’s starting to get cold outside, but what if we told you that there was a way to enjoy your backyard even as we approach an Iowa winter? One of the hottest upgrades for homes right now is literally hot: outdoor fireplaces. While fire pits are also on-trend, a fireplace can become a... Read More

    Insurance Claims and Fire Damage

    By Adminsitrator | July 2, 2021

    Here’s what you should do to prepare for the possibility of fire damage. Read More

    How High Are New Construction Prices Rising?

    By Adminsitrator | April 20, 2021

    Here’s a quick outlook on new construction prices in 2021. New construction prices are rising but by how much? Earlier this year my team and I attended a continuing education course on this very topic, and we learned that from 2017 to 2019, the average lumber package for a single house cost between $21,000 and... Read More

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