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January
18

Colors of the Year 2022

If you're excited by the latest interior design trends, the leading paint companies released their top color trends for home interiors, as well as the color of the year for 2022. As an anticipated annual event by architects and interior designers, these color choices are often showcased in Cedar Rapids homes for sale, as well as many other homes across the country.

These 2022 color choices are a reflection of a more optimistic color palette. Our real estate agents are excited to see a resurgence in creative imagination and expression in interior design. Take a look at some of the top color choices for 2022 that may be a perfect fit for your home.

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December
20

Winter Driveway Tips

Iowa City is a wonderful place to live, but our winters can get pretty snowy and cold. In this sort of weather, it is always important to keep driveway maintenance in mind. Whether you already live in the city or are still looking at Iowa City homes for sale, we recommend putting these winter driveway maintenance tips to good use.

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November
22

Espresso Tips

November 23rd is National Espresso Day! Espresso became common in Italian cafes in the late 1800s, and the first successful espresso machine was invented in 1901. Coffee drinkers fell in love and never looked back. If you love a strong cup of the good stuff, then National Espresso Day is the perfect occasion to perfect your at-home espresso-making skills. Our real estate agents have a few tips to guide you.

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October
18

Household Items Tips

When you're planning to add your property to the inventory of Iowa City homes for sale, it's important to go through your home and get rid of or replace household items that are past their prime. It's possible to clean some household essentials, but others should be trashed due to odors or the accumulation of germs. Here's what you need to know about the replacement timeframes for these everyday household items. 

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August
16

Iowa BeesAugust 21st marks National Honey Bee Day. Honey bees assist with the creation of approximately 33 percent of the world's food supply, transporting pollen from one flower to another, enabling the plant to survive. We then use these plants for food, in the creation of medicine, and to produce oils and other raw materials.

Our real estate agents know that one way to help these crucial pollinators thrive in the local area is by adding native flowering plants and trees to your landscaping. These plants serve as a natural source of pollen and nectar for bees, ensuring they have the nutrients they need to continue pollinating crops. Here are some Iowa-friendly plants that help pollinators do their jobs. 

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July
5

Driveway Curb Appeal

A beautiful, well-maintained driveway increases curb appeal and adds value to your property. It's the first thing people see when they drive by or visit your home. Our real estate agents know that a buyer's first impression has a big impact on a sale.

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May
17

Home Improvement

If you're short on time or already working through a long to-do list, it's possible that some of your home maintenance tasks may fall by the wayside. Our real estate agents know that some maintenance tasks are necessary for the short and long-term wellbeing of your home. Here are some home maintenance tasks that you should prioritize, even when your schedule feels packed. 

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April
5

Spring Cleaning

Have you ever noticed that sometimes, even when a home appears to be clean, it doesn't have that fresh feeling others might? The difference is probably in the little details that are often forgotten. Whether you are moving into a new home, getting one ready for sale, or just want your house to sparkle, you want to be sure to address these often-ignored spots. Our real estate agents will always recommend a deep cleaning before showing or photographing a home going on the market. Make sure to pay attention to these areas in your home.

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March
1

Home Library TipsWhat avid readers don't yearn to have their own private libraries? If this is a dream of yours, don't hesitate to share that information with our real estate agents as they search through Iowa City homes for sale for your perfect place. Whether you need a modest nook with bookshelves and a comfy chair or a huge room to house a massive collection, with careful planning you can obtain the library you desire. Here are a few thoughts to help you formulate your plan. 

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February
15

Home Organization Apps

Seems like there's an app for just about everything these days, so it's no surprise you can find some excellent apps to aid you in home organization. 

Got your eye on one of our Cedar Rapids homes for sale? These apps may make life a little better for you once you move in.

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November
2

Home Improvement on BudgetIs your home starting to show its age? Giving it a facelift doesn't have to be a time-consuming and expensive project. Our real estate agents share home upgrades that make an immediate difference without breaking the bank.

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July
20

New Neighborhood

Buying a house is never just about the house. Before you buy, take a close look at the neighborhood. Whether you're single, a couple planning a family, or you already have a full nest, you will want to know how you're going to mesh with your surroundings. As you search for your dream home, decide what factors are musts for your home's setting. Easy access to work? Public transportation? 

Start your search for Cedar Rapids homes for sale by thinking about what would make the ideal neighborhood for your family. From there, jot down a list of things you want in your neighborhood. These will get you started.

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August
26

Your home is more than an asset on your balance sheet. It's an income-generating asset that you can leverage to lower the cost of homeownership, pad your retirement account, pay for a child's tuition, or whatever else you desire. It's wise to keep this in mind when you're looking through the list of Iowa City homes for sale. With a little planning, you can turn your home into a cash cow that you can cash in on long before you put it on the market down the road.  

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July
29

Exterior Home Features - Skogman Realty

Are you contemplating selling your Iowa City home? It's a big decision to put your home on the market, and when you do, you want to make sure that you get the highest price possible when selling your home. First, it's a good idea to understand which exterior home features Iowa homebuyers want when looking for Iowa City homes for sale.

Below are five of today's hottest trends in outdoor home features. You may want to consider adding one or more of them to boost the value of your property.

  1. In-ground swimming pool - There's no denying the appeal of an in-ground swimming pool outside in the back yard. Homebuyers at all phases of life enjoy having a pool—young marrieds, families with kids, retirees. While putting in a pool is a major expense, it can boost your asking price significantly when you do decide to sell your home.

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