There were well over 2,800 active real estate listings in Iowa as of April 2014, and many of them were old homes for sale. Old houses are often sought out by a particular buyer group because they love the charm and character they have.
Why buying old homes for sale is a great investment: If you’ve done a real estate search or two, you probably know that old houses generally cost less than new homes for sale. The median Iowa home price in April 2014 was $127,000, but old houses will most likely cost under this median. You will be able to get more house for less cost by purchasing an older home
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At least 70% of people over the age of 65 will need long-term care services and support at some point in their lifetimes. However, many senior living options seem to place undesirable restrictions on the lives of their residents: they require people to renounce a great deal of their independence, they require their patients to move from location to location as their conditions change, and they are often under-staffed. For this reason, the supply of nursing homes declined nationally between 2001 and 2008. However, roughly one million Americans currently live a senior living community Continue Reading →
It’s that time of the year again – A time for beautiful weather and true love and everything that comes with it. And what better supplement to true love and warm summer breezes is there than weddings! Yup, it is prime wedding season right now, and all the love in the air is complemented by a plethora of wedding planning stresses.
With a hefty sum of brides taking almost a year to plan their weddings, there is a lot of time pre-wedding to come up with ideas to make your wedding the best you could have hoped for. Whether or not you’re tying the knot soon, you may want to hear about some tips for planning the best wedding you could imagine!
1. Plan a Theme!
About a quarter of couples plan their weddings around a theme. This is a cute and actually pretty effective way to make your wedding visually flow toget Continue Reading →
There are few worse things than not getting a good night’s sleep. When it seems that the alarm goes off as soon as your head hits the pillow, you dread getting up in the morning, and you never feel well rested after sleeping, you probably need to make some changes. There are plenty of things that can keep us awake at night — the kids, stress from work, aches and pains, your spouse’s nagging — and many of them we have little control over. There’s probably not much you can do about any of those things, but what might help you get a better night’s sleep may be as simple as getting the most comfortable mattress you can find.
More than a quarter of Americans experience insomnia, and it is estimated that around 40 million have chronic sleep disorders. Lack of sleep can have serious consequences. Being Continue Reading →
If you are in the market for new homes, builders want to get you looking at the real estate listings to find the real estate selling new homes for sale. For new homes builders try to limit themselves to only 20 projects a year in order to focus on the new homes builders are working on. This also gives them more time to influence the clientele. When purchasing a newly built home, choose a real estate agent that focuses in luxury and custom built homes. They are real estate professionals who are well versed in getting their clients the best deal on these types of homes since they know them so well.
Custom built homes are often some of the new homes being built. Of these new homes bui Continue Reading →
Flags play a significant part in our culture, whether they are American flags displayed on Independence Day or year-round, decorative summer flags to make give your home that extra idyllic touch, or decorative holiday flags to commemorate special occasions. There also plenty of novelty flags for sale on the market.
All that said, the rich history and meaning of flags is not something about which we often think, but they can give us a better appreciation of their many uses. The Saxon term for floating or flying midair–fflaken–is the origin of “flag.” As one might expect, the initial purpose of the flag was to help organize troops in the throes of batt Continue Reading →
A property management company can often be worth it’s weight in gold. There are currently around 206,328 property management businesses in the United States; this number is so high because home owners understand the value of the business. Here are a few reasons why property management companies are a good investment:
- Find Better Tenants: A certified property manager and their company will screen any potential tenants before having them sign the dotted line. Sure, you can always evict a tenant if worse comes to worse, but it’s best to find the right tenant in the first place. Quality tenants will pay on time, rent your property longer, and amount less damage.
- Fewer Legal Problems: A good property management company enables homeowners t Continue Reading →
A good night’s sleep is vitally important. It leaves one feeling chipper, healthy, happy and efficient in the morning. Over time a good night’s sleep can also promote good health. It’s easy to forget, but as we sleep our bodies are vulnerable to a variety of stresses from our beds and from our bodies themselves. You may think that getting a better sleep doesn’t matter when it comes to chronic pain but according to the National Sleep Foundation 15% of Americans say that they experience chronic pain due to sleeping. This makes the use of an ergonomic bed and the below tips vitally important.
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