Davenport Iowa Real Estate


Iowa Market Report For June!

Quad Cities Favorite Realtor

Lucky Lang
June 2008
Call Lucky for all of your Quad City Real Estate needs at (563) 676-9031
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Moving Up?

What You Need to Consider to Accommodate Your Growing Family

  One of the most common reasons to buy a home is to accommodate your growing family. Perhaps you want to live in a neighborhood with better schools and more services, or maybe you need a bigger house as the two of you turns into three and then four.
      In fact, in a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders, some 64 percent of respondents agreed with the statement: "I wish my home were larger." The other two top concerns are price and finding the right neighbor-

Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of May 29, 2008:

30 yr. fixed:   6.08%
15 yr. fixed:   5.66%
1 yr. adj:        5.22%
30 yr. jumbo:  6.98%

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      If you have a young family and are ready to make the jump from your entry level home, or if you've been renting and are embarking on the purchase of your

Wondering What Your Home Is Worth?

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How To Get the Goods
On 'Regreening'

     It makes good sense to go green when you make home improvements and renovate your home.
      Green remodeling, dubbed "regreening," includes design and construction that reduces the environmental impact of the work itself. That includes the impact on energy, water, and materials consumption; waste generation; and harmful emissions -- indoors and out -- according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
      The council also says a green home is one that uses less energy, water and natural resources; creates less waste, and is healthier for the people who live there.
      If being politically correct isn't enough to make you see green, with today's attention to global warming, consider this: regreening can also increase the amount of green backs you get when you sell your home.
      But how can you be sure the green approach you use is the best green you can find for your home improvement?
      To assist homeowners who want to CONTINUED >>>

ID Theft Hits Home

     A growing number of crooks who steal your identity don't swipe your personal information to pilfer from your financial accounts.
      They want to get their hands on your home and snatch it right out from under you.
      Modern day malefactors are mindful of the fact that while you may have quite a stash to swipe from your savings, credit and investment accounts, chances are your home is your most valuable asset.
      You can, however, protect your home from a heist by taking measured preventative steps.
      The Federal Bureau of Investigations recently reported the new scourge of "house stealing", a marriage between mortgage fraud and identity theft (ID theft), both of which are now staples of organized criminal activity.
      Here's the basic house stealing scam:
A grifter chooses a house and assumes the identity of the homeowner, often using the Internet to obtain personal information. The information is used to create fake identification papers.
The culprit then transfers the deed into his or her name using forged documents, signatures and fake identification, but by filing the paperwork with the proper authorities. Now they "own" the home.
In one variation, the house thief steals CONTINUED >>>

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Floored By Old Decor?

     Flooring can be one of the easiest ways to give your home a new and improved look. But it can be expensive, which is why it's important to choose wisely so that you don't get stuck with something you'll soon rip out.
      Pulling out old flooring and putting in a stylish, comfortable floor can spice up an old home instantly. Before you get to the fun part -- choosing colors, textures, and types of flooring -- take into consideration what you expect from the flooring.
      For instance, if you're re-flooring your kitchen, make sure you opt for something that is water resistant and can handle spills. In the hallways and playrooms, you're likely to be more concerned with a

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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, Realtor ®           Licensed in Iowa & Illinois

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

Cell: (563) 676-9031    Office: (563) 823-2213    Fax: (563) 459-6720    Toll Free: (800) 791-8132 Ext. 2213


Don't let this great real estate buying opportunity pass you by!!!

593 Clover Hill Lane, LeClaire, Iowa 52753

5535 Delton Drive, Davenport, Iowa 52804

219 Colony Drive, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Lot 1, Shabonee Estates, Route 84, Rapids City, Illinois 61275

334 S. Elmwood Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52802

420 E. 6th Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803

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Licensed in Florida & Iowa

Premiere Plus Realty, 886 Park Ave. #103, Marco Island, FL 34145

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Comment balloon 10 commentsLucky Lang • June 04 2008 06:33AM


Wow, Lucky!  What a great looking newsletter!  And so full of helpful information!  You're obviously doing something right.  Best to you!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 12 years ago

Lucky, nice use of your newsletter. I like the personal touch you present.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 12 years ago

Hi Lucky, I love your Market Report! Great Information and nicely formatted!

Posted by Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago


I have been very busy with work and lately haven't been able to spend much time on AR.  I miss communicating with my friends.  Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Take care,

Lucky :)


Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) about 12 years ago


Thanks!  My clients really enjoy it as well!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) about 12 years ago


It's the best newsletter that money can buy!


Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) about 12 years ago


I enjoy reading your monthly newsletter. Hope all is well. Take care.

Posted by Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck" (Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS) about 12 years ago

That is a great newsletter.  I used to do them, but found it next to impossible to get it ready every month.  If I find the right person to help me, I want to get one going again.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 12 years ago


Other than some minor water damage from all the rains, we got by pretty good.  Many people lost everything!

Thanks for asking and keeping in touch!

Lucky :)


Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) about 12 years ago


Thanks!  Hope all is well in Hawaii!


Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) about 12 years ago