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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Are there places you would like to hide in your home that are not attractive or that you would like to tuck away?  Here are some ideas to consider: Wine-be-gone Hide your wine and liquor with cabinets… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 6, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor Home Ownership
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A few decades ago, a single woman buying real estate on her own was a rarity. Before the Fair Housing Act of 1968, few women could get approved for a credit card, much less a mortgage, without a husband's… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 24, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Home Buying Home Ownership
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Bank of America Corp. (BAC), the second-biggest U.S. lender, rewarded staff with cash bonuses and gift cards for meeting quotas tied to sending distressed homeowners into foreclosure, former employees… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 23, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Agent2Agent Foreclosure Home Ownership
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any… Read more
Blogged Mon Jul 8, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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A Sydney waterfront property recently sold for $50 million, but in the United States, a house has hit the market with an asking price of $US190 million. Copper Beech Farm in Connecticut is regarded as… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 7, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Buying Celebrity Homes Home Ownership
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Linda and Jim McMahan said that they could not believe their luck in 1993 when they found their dream house. "We loved it," she said. "It wasn't a huge house, but it was a nice size. ... It had the big… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 26, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Foreclosure Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
These are some very good ideas from fellow REALTORS around the country.  Thought these ideas are worth sharing.If you are thinking of purchasing a new home, give me a call!  We can always chat… Read more
Blogged Sun Jun 23, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
It's not unusual for sellers to have an over-inflated opinion of the value of their home. Often this comes from pride of ownership, which is not a bad thing. Homeowners who take pride in their homes usually… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 10, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Market Conditions Home Selling Home Ownership
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       Make a Good First ImpressionFirst impressions count with buyers. In today's age of consumerism, every buyer is comparative shopping. A small investment in time and money can give… Read more
Blogged Fri May 17, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Selling Design & Decor Home Ownership
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1. Find a real estate professional who's simpatico. Homebuying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the practitioner you choose is both skilled and a… Read more
Blogged Wed May 15, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Market Conditions Home Buying Home Ownership
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It takes a team effort with your realtor to get your property sold.  Working with your realtor to sell your property will make all of the difference in reaching the closing table.  These are a few… Read more
Blogged Wed May 8, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Market Conditions Home Selling Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
How about these fun ideas? This chair would be cute in a guest room. Neat idea for light bulbs and an old computer tower. Great way to eat Oreo's with milk. Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 21, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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1. Be Picky, but don't be unrealistic. There is no perfect home. 2. Do your homework before you start looking. Decide specifically what features you want in a home and which are most important to you.… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 18, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson General Area Home Buying Home Ownership
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Sring seems to be painfully S-L-O-W in coming to Iowa this year.  However, those of us who enjoy gardening are eager to our gardens and flowerbeds ready.  Here are some tips to get things moving… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 16, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Curb Appeal Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
Home prices show strongest growth in 7 years NAR: Nearly 9 out of 10 metro areas posted annual gains in Q4     The median home price nationwide saw its biggest jump in seven years last quarter as… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 9, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Market Conditions Home Selling Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
These fun ideas give you a way to make homemade candles.  How about maximizing your closet space?  The amazing lawn art would be a great addition to your yard. If you decide to add the piano waterfall… Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 7, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
What a long rainy week-end!   Thought you may like to think about some creative additions to your house.  How about a new room divider or a sofa?  See these creative ideas.  Thinking you… Read more
Blogged Sun Mar 10, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Design & Decor Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
I have am starting a new series in my blog called Around The House Tips.  My focus is helpful household tips and great ways to repurpose general household items. It would be enjoyable to hear… Read more
Blogged Sun Feb 24, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life How To... Home Ownership
Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
A bump key, known as key bumping, is used by burglars to break into your home!  In a nutshell, you can take a key, file down the valleys, and then use that key to get into just about any lock! The… Read more
Blogged Sun Jan 27, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Quality of Life Crime & Safety Home Ownership
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Le Ann Tyson, Real Estate Pro in Iowa City, IA
The VA Loan program is the most powerful home loan program on the market for veterans andmilitary families. These flexible, government-backed loans come with significant benefits that open the doors of… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 2, 2013 by Le Ann Tyson Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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