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    Schools in North Iowa

    By Admin | October 6, 2021

    Schools in North Iowa By: Rachel Smith Wumkes Making the decision on where to live is a big deal, with so many variables to consider every step of the way.  How many bedrooms will we need? Can we afford the mortgage payment? Is the neighborhood safe? Often, it seems once you’ve found an answer, another... Read More

    Ease of Healthcare Access in North Iowa

    By Admin | September 7, 2021

    by: Rachel Smith Wumkes Moving to a new state, or even just a new city, can be stressful.  There are so many questions to be answered, so many uncertainties and unknowns as you navigate through every aspect of choosing a new place to live.  Because believe it or not… it’s not just about finding the... Read More

    Is Clear Lake Iowa a Good Place to Live?

    By Jane Fischer | July 28, 2021

    By: Rachel Smith Wumkes Life often presents itself with a plethora of choices; where to eat, where to shop, what show to binge-watch next.  The average human makes a whopping 35,000 choices each day.  Most of them are so mundane you may not even realize it is happening, yet there are a few that could... Read More

    The Benefits of Working with a Real Estate Professional to Sell your Home

    By Jane Fischer | July 1, 2021

    When it comes to selling your house, your time is money! If you decide to try to do it all on your own, here is what you will be responsible for. Read More

    The Risks of Listing Your House For Sale By Owner

    By Jane Fischer | June 29, 2021

    In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house For Sale By Owner instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. Here are the risks. Read More

    Today’s North Iowa housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities

    By Jane Fischer | June 24, 2021

    Today’s North Iowa housing market is full of unprecedented opportunities. High buyer demand paired with record-low housing inventory is creating the ultimate sellers’ market, which means it’s a fantastic time to sell your house. Read More

    4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your Mason City Iowa House

    By Jane Fischer | June 22, 2021

    Tips for Mason City Iowa homeowners to leverage to sell their home for the best possible terms amid steady rise in home prices. Read More

    What are Closing Costs and How Much Should I Budget?

    By Jane Fischer | June 15, 2021

    When buying your North Iowa home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. Read More

    Tips for Buying your North Iowa Dream Home

    By Jane Fischer | June 8, 2021

    The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval for Home Buyers Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge in a bidding war. Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt,... Read More

    Buying a home in today’s sellers’ market

    By Jane Fischer | June 3, 2021

    TIps for Winning as a Buyer looking for a home in North Iowa in today’s sellers’ market. Read More