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Iowa Market Report For October!

Quad Cities Favorite Realtor

Lucky Lang
October 2008
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Five Key Areas to Pay Attention to When Buying a Home

  Looking for a new home can be exciting and frustrating. You can help alleviate the frustration by paying close attention to five key areas of the homes you're considering buying; it may save you money in the long run.
      Don Walker is an inspector and owner of Ace Home Inspections. He says there are five areas in homes that he frequently reports problems with. They are electrical, foundation, plumbing, the attic, and landscaping.
      Electrical. Walker says sometimes homeowners assume with newer homes that all will work just fine but that's often

Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of September 25, 2008:

30 yr. fixed:   6.09%
15 yr. fixed:   5.77%
1 yr. adj:        5.16%
30 yr. jumbo:  6.98%



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not the case. "I inspected a brand new house-four years old but the electrical was all done incorrectly," says Walker.
      Having a complete home inspection will help to rule out any problems and
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Deploy A Strategic Assault On Your Mortgage Application

     Today's volatile housing market demands that home buyers take an exacting, almost surgical approach to completing a mortgage application in order to speed the paperwork through the narrowed arteries of the home loan pipeline.
      Profusely sweating the details of a mortgage application gives lenders fewer reasons to reject your quest for the American Dream. And the need for speed is crucial if you want to beat today's realty market clock which frequently resets itself.
      The real estate market's mortgage credit squeeze tightens one day then eases the next. So there's no room for vagueness or foot dragging when completing a mortgage application.
      Here are your marching orders.
      Tighter underwriting regulations, fewer mortgage options, appraisers trying to keep tabs on value changes, and several recent federal interventions to help cure the housing hangover this year alone, are all conditions that reflect the CONTINUED >>>




Too Much To Store And
Too Little Space


     Do you have too much to store and too little space? If you're like many homeowners, finding enough storage space can be a challenge. Thankfully, remodeling professionals can help you create new ways to tuck away your family's treasures in a resourceful and sophisticated way, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
      Finding storage solutions doesn't always mean undertaking a major remodel. Sometimes it's about using the square footage you already have. Remodelers can help you plan and reallocate storage to accommodate your family's changing lifestyle. Getting creative with storage can improve daily living and boost the resale value of your home.
      Look in Unusual Spaces
      Veteran remodeler Don Van Cura, CR, CLC, CKBR, and owner of Chicago-based Don Van Cura Construction, recently won a regional CotY Award for a clever storage solution he designed for stashing canned goods under a kitchen staircase. "I'm a space freak and I don't believe that any part of the house should be wasted," he explains. "Almost every section of home has a void in it that can be made into storage -- and the older the house, the more nooks and crannies you CONTINUED >>>



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Fall Lawn Care

     One of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime is to sell your home. And getting your house ready for resale is vital to a quick and successful sale, especially when many parts of the country are experiencing a buyers market. In addition to the remodeling projects and staging that you're preparing inside the home, remember that the very first impression a prospective buyer gets is the moment they drive up. A lackluster lawn can cost you in the end.
      Having a clean and well-maintained front lawn goes a long way to creating interest. Fall is the perfect time to repair summer-damaged lawns and prepare for the winter season. Fall lawn care is also your window to a spectacular lawn come
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Lucky Lang
E-mail: llang@melfosterco.com
Web: http://www.LuckyLang.com
(563) 676-9031

Mel Foster Company
(563) 823-2213
3211 E 35th St. Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807


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We are turning the corner!  This is a great time to buy a home!

For more information on what this recent market information from the Quad Cities means to you please call:

LUCKY LANG, QUAD-CITIES FAVORITE REALTOR®

Lucky Lang, SRES®

Licensed in Iowa & Illinois 

Mel Foster Co., Inc., 3211 E. 35th Street Ct., Davenport, IA  52807-2585

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Don't let this great Real Estate buying opportunity pass you by!!!

For info about Quad City Area Real Estate, please call:

LUCKY LANG, QUAD-CITIES FAVORITE REALTOR®

Lucky Lang Davenport Iowa Real Estate for Sale

Lucky Lang, SRES®, RFC

Licensed in Iowa & Illinois

Mel Foster Co., Inc., 3211 E. 35th Street Ct., Davenport, IA 52807-2585

Cell: (563) 676-9031

Toll Free: (800) LISTING (547-8464)

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