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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Kathy Kidd answered:
Rent. Don't buy on contract. Generally homes sold on contract are priced too high, were unable to be sold conventionally for various reasons, and the interest rate and terms are very seldom favorable for a buyer. Rent and give yourself time to get your credit score up and then you will have the ability to choose any home that meets your criteria, not just the homes being sold on contract. Feel free to call me if you want to discuss this further. I have a great lender that can help you get that credit score up pretty darn quick as well depending on your situation : ) ... more
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Sat Feb 16, 2013
Galen Kurth answered:
Hello I looked up the 325 SW Des Moines St. on the MLS and it is listed as sold. I'm sorry.
If you would like I can do a free Ankeny property search that meets your criteria.
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Jill Leaming answered:
Hi Tina! I'm from Ankeny & know the area well. Please let me know if you would like my assistance in finding a place. I'd love to help!

Jill Leaming | Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, Realtors®
A Chairman's Circle Company | LICENSED IN IOWA
8825 Northpark Court | Johnston, IA 50131-3018
BUS. 515-224-8723 | Cell 515-979-6791 | FAX 515-224-8744 | |
We Never Stop Moving!
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Thu May 10, 2012
Amy Wiederin answered:
I would be happy to meet with you and prepare a complimentary market analysis for you. It is hard for me to say what your house will bring without seeing it first. Give me a call at 577-5178 if you would like to get together and go over a market analysis.

Amy Wiederin
Coldwell Banker
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Why would a builder be interested in buying your existing home? That'd be like asking Apple to buy your used Sony Walkman.

A builder builds houses to sell. A builder isn't interested in buying an existing home. (Again, for what purpose?) ... more
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Gregorio Denny answered:
I don't know what NFC is, but if you are looking for financing for mobile homes, you should consult Land Home Financial. I have found them to be experts in this field.

Their link here: ... more
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Thu Jan 13, 2011
Jenny Leazer answered:

My name is Jenny Leazer and I am a Realtor with Hunziker & Associates. Now is a great time to be thinking about selling and buying. I would be happy to give you market numbers, do a market analysis of your home , and provide you with strategies to help get your townhome sold! Please contact me at your earliest convenience and we can discuss how I can help you!


Jenny Leazer
Licensed in the State of Iowa
Hunziker & Associates, Realtors
1255 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Mobile: (515) 778-5355
Office: (515) 963-8618 x207
Fax: (515) 963-8619
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Sarah Pesek answered:

Homes in Ankeny are currently selling, on average, at 98% of asking price. This statistic does not take into consideration price reductions a seller has made, only the asking price at the time of sale.

There may be other seller concessions not accounted for as well. For example, a seller may agree to contribute money toward the buyers closing costs.

A home originally listed for $205,000 may have a price reduction if not sold. Let's say the sellers reduce the price to $200,000. The sellers accept an offer at $196,000 and agree to pay $2,000 towards the buyers closing costs. Sellers are then netting $194,000 on a home they originally had listed at $205,000. This scenario fits into the statistic of selling at 2% below asking price.

Feel free to call me if you need more information!

Sarah Pesek
Prudential First Realty
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Fri May 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no local answers yet--any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask--also look in your local newspapers, Craigs List, etc., for by owner postings. ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Ben Edsall answered:
Have you tried using Trulia and is really a great site.
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Brandi Nelson answered:
My business partner, Megan Hill, and myself have several properties for sale in the Ankeny area. We also have several properties that may be willing to rent. What are your specific needs/wants in a property? How long are you looking to rent? We'd love to help!

Brandi Nelson
Licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa.
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Sun Jun 22, 2008
Brandi Nelson answered:
Tifffany - It is possible to sell even though there is an abundance of townhomes on the market. It is very important that your townhome is in the best showing condition and priced competitively. I am a licensed Realtor with Century 21 Signature Real Estate in Ames so I obviously suggest you list your townhome with a knowledgeable Realtor. It is very important in this market that you have an experienced professional on your team! A Realtor can also do a market analysis, tell you how many other townhomes are on the market, help with pricing and make suggestions for staging your home for the best results. If you would like more in depth information please feel free to contact me. ... more
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