Cedar Rapids Relocation Specialist

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Real Estate Agent - Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - S44645
Lots of dangers to the temperatures that we are currently experiencing in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor area.  With record breaking cold, there are a few things that you need to watch for to protect your home.  1.  Your furnace vent to the outside.  It needs to be clear of ice and snow.  If...
What is your radon IQ?  Meaning, what do you really know about radon?  Here in Iowa, it is a real estate buzzword... and with good reason!  Our state has one of the highest levels in the country.  And as our homes have become better insulated and sealing out the outside, the occurence of radon le...
Starting in 2018, first time homebuyers in Iowa will be able to open a savings account to save for the purchase of their first home.  And the best part?  The money you save can be tax deductible*  It is a 10 year account that anyone can contribute money into for your first home.  Parents and gran...
How many of us actually know our neighbors names?  What about their phone numbers?  I bet we might know their children or their pets' names.  Why should we get to know our neighbors?  When you are sellling your home, it can make it a lot easier on you.  Especially if you are already moved into a ...
I want to say never, but that isn't realistic.  And even if the buyer is purchasing an estate or bank-owned property that is sold as-is with no repairs....I think that an inspection is still important.  Even on new construction, yes...I still recommend a home inspection. But what if the seller al...
First Time Open Sunday June 25th 12:30-2:00 at 415 6th St Marion $89,900   Cute and cozy, this old world bungalow is ready for your finishing touches! Corner lot with lots of mature trees, large deck with privacy fencing for grilling and entertaining, garage with additional attached shed for stor...
For the past few years, I have been counseling home buyers in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor like this:  "When they offer on a home, the seller has 3 ways to respond": 1.  They could accept the offer as written. 2.  They could reject the offer. 3.  They could counter back to the buyer to address...
Buyer's Corner:  Why Is that Listing Still Online if it is SOLD? "Hello, this Karen with Lepic-Kroeger.  How can I help you?"Buyer: "There is a home that I found online that I would like to see.  It is at 123 Main Street.""Okay.  Let me look up that property....oh.  It is under contract according...
Whether you are in Charlotte or in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor, it IS a seller's market.  And it is tough for buyers out there in certain neighborhoods and price points. Decisions need to be made quickly or other buyers will beat you to it!  This happened to my buyers yesterday.  The hous...
I have seen a few annoyed "would be" cash buyers stating they are OFFENDED that all these real estate agents just want to see their proof of funds. OFFENDED? Really?!?!?  As though a stranger's word is enough to put them in the car and show them homes?  Sorry, but no. As a listing agent I would b...

Karen Feltman

Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Whether you are relocating from another state or you are moving within the market area, there is always some adjustments to be made! My focus is on the well-being and safety of your family. A house is very important, but making the Cedar Rapids area your home takes a little more effort. My clients call me long after the closing for advice on a veternarian for their new puppy or the best daycares in the area. Meeting new people is always fun for me and I love my job! Call me if you would like to know what your home is worth in the current market or if you think that you might want to move up to another home somewhere else. We will miss you, but I will happy to get you on your way to your next adventure as quickly as possible!