Sunday, October 27, 2019

Beautiful NW Condo - Open Floor Plan and Great View!


Looking for the Right Sized Home?

2129 Sugar Creek Drive NW Unit A

Cedar Rapids


This beautiful 2 story condo is close to Ellis Golf Course and Ellis Park - a great location for dog-walking, getting exercise, 
or enjoying the scenery.

The owner is sad to move, and is hoping to find a new owner who will love and enjoy this home as much as she has.

2 Large en suite bedrooms
3.5 bathrooms
6-panel doors throughout for a more opulent feel.
Wide stairways to all floors
Open Floor Plan
Finished basement with new carpet - could easily expand for 3rd bedroom or guest space
Big deck with wooded view at the back
All appliances stay including washer & dryer
1 stall garage
*$200 annual dues (to be voted on in Nov.)
- Manage your own yard/snow care: no mandatory fee for those services, you can do them and save money.
- Insurance costs split with neighbor.
Immediate Possession!
Schools: Madison, Roosevelt, Kennedy
Annual taxes: $2878

 Kitchen opens to the living room and slider to the deck.
 View from the living room into the kitchen - front door entry, coat closet, 
garage entry and powder room.
 Everyone loves a breakfast bar as part of their kitchen.
 Main level powder room
 Bedroom 1 - en suite, great wooded view from the back of the house.

 Bathroom 
 Master Bedroom
 Spacious retreat with plenty of closet space.
 Master Bathroom
 Finished lower level with new carpet - daylight window keeps it light and provides egress.

Full bathroom in lower level - great space for Rec Room, Guest space or even a 3rd bedroom.
Large deck for enjoying the quiet and peaceful views.

If you'd like to have a look text or call Judy at 319.551.3170 or Steve at 319.551.3375

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Downsizing Tip #1

Time To Downsize?

Decluttering and Donating

Downsizing Tip #1 - Take Photos

Are you or a family member facing the seemingly 

enormous task of downsizing?


Don't let tough decisions derail the entire process.

If sorting through sentimental items and heirlooms is stopping progress forward, 

suggest taking a picture.

Having a photo allows us to preserve the memory, even if we never look at it again.  

Speaking from personal experience, this works.

My Mom is downsizing - after nearly 50 years in her home.
As she packs up living room decor items 
I cringe to think of them being gone forever.  
They're the backdrop to my childhood.  Realistically, I can't keep all of them though.
If I saw those same things in a store would I buy them?
No.
The emotional and sentimental pull is strong  and taking a photo allows 
me to feel I've retained them.

Tonka toys to be donated.

If you're thinking of a move, we can help with more tips.  

We work on your timeline to get your home on the market.  

No pressure.  

Plus, we've got SO many resources to help with 

your personal situation.
Call Steve at 319-551-3375 or Judy at 319-551-3170.


Friday, September 27, 2019

A Peek at the $1,000,000 + Homes in the Cedar Rapids MLS

How Many Million Dollar PLUS Homes Are on the Market?



Listing & photo courtesy of Jane Glantz, Iowa Realty. MLS# 1906505


There are 15!

Scroll through . . . they ascend in price.


The "castle" home (#2) is spectacular in design and detail - 

don't miss your chance!


#15 - 3450 Indian Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids

$1,049,900

Listing and photo courtesy of Jane Glantz, Iowa Realty. MLS #1903153
4.86 Acres
6,147 sf above grade, 2,171 sf below
6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
Outdoor pool, bar and pool house
Overlooks Indian Creek

Built - 1936
Net tax: $11,524
"This Stone City stone masterpiece, design collaboration with Grant Wood, has been fully renovated with exceptional attention to historical preservation."

#14 - 2052 Vincent Avenue NE, Solon

$1,115,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Troy Louwagie, Hertz Real Estate Service. MLS# 1906167
110 Acres in Johnson County
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Built - 1994
Gross tax: $3,846
Mixture of mature timber, creek and rolling prairie
"One-of-a-kind property with a very nice 4-bedroom home
 and outbuilding that would work well for storage or livestock."


#13 - 2342 Scales Bend Rd NE, North Liberty

$1,190,000

Listing, photo and description courtesy of Wendy Votroubek, Skogman Realty. MLS #1906579
8.27 Acres
Net tax: $6,176
"In the heart of North Liberty . . . this rare piece of
 land is ready for a new owner to build their dream 
home or develop.  City water and sewer and property includes multiple out buildings,
a huge barn with an office area, bathrooms and heated/cooled spaces."

#12 - 2102 Timber Wolf Trail SE, Cedar Rapids

$1,195,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Cathy Hill, Skogman Realty. MLS# 1903827
2.723 Acres
4,818 sf above grade, 2,005 sf finished below
6 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths
In-ground pool with water feature, bocce ball court,
first class pool house with living room featuring a gas fireplace, kitchen area, sound system.  Property has a drive-under garden garage for lawn equipment and toys.
Built 2009
Net tax: $23,299

#11 - 6630 Country Creek Lane, Cedar Rapids

$1,199,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Karen Mathison, Coldwell Banker Hedges. MLS #1904275
6.26 Acres
4,396 sf above grade, 2,265 sf finished below
7 Bedrooms, 5 full baths, 2 half baths
Private Pool area, home has 3 car attached garage and 3 car detached garage
Built 2004
Gross tax: $14,858


#10 - 4115 Greystone Dr, Cedar Rapids

$1,200,000

Listing, photo and description courtesy of Jason Vestweber, Skogman Realty, MLS#1904728
2.630 Acres
4,548 sf above grade, 1,620 sf finished below
5 Bedrooms, 4 .5 Baths
Built 1993
Net tax: $11,496

Pool house is over 1700 sf with a full bath, kitchen, laundry area
and separate 2 stall garage.


#9 - 1802 Timber Wolf Trail SE, Cedar Rapids

$1,299,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Karen Mathison, Coldwell Banker Hedges. MLS# 1907068
2.75 Acres
3,276 sf above grade, 2,440 sf finished below4 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths
Built 2017
Gross tax: $22,409

"This modern smart home has every feature, including: security cameras; charging stations; and amenities controlled via mobile device, including the lighting, thermostat, and whole-house sound system. The lower level offers boiler-heated floors that extend to the oversized lower level garage, which can fit up to six cars. An insulated three-season porch overlooks the 2.73 acre country oasis, which includes a large patio with firepit, stone walls, and a path to the community pond."


#8 - 2614 Diamondwood Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids

$1,300,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Sara Vancura, Skogman Realty. MLS# 1802855
1.46 Acres
7,278 sf above grade, 1,227 sf finished below
6 Bedrooms, 5 full baths, 3 half baths
Built 2005
Gross Tax: $20,065
All limestone home, gated community
5 car garage
Theater Room, Workout Room, 2nd Kitchen
Stone terraced patio,  basketball court


#7 - 981 Timber Ridge Ct, Coralville
$1,390,000
 Listing and photo courtesy of Stacy Schroeder, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals. MLS# 1906577
Lot size: 222' x 119'
3,820 sf above grade, 1,962 sf finished below
5 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths
Built 2014
Gross tax: $21,381
Florida-style patio, movie theater, exercise room
20'x46' turquoise pool, outdoor fireplace


#6 - 3725 Cottage Reserve Rd NE, Solon
$1,400,000
 Listing and photo courtesy of Jill Armstrong, Skogman Realty. MLS# 1906164
 Lot size: 60' x 158'
2,653 sf above grade, 1,010 sf finished below
5 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath
Built 2009
Gross tax: $13,916
"Stunning lakefront home with custom dock, gorgeous views, amazing sunsets."

#5 - 1415 Turkey Run NE, Solon

$1,500,000

 Listing and photo courtesy of Cathy Devalk, Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors. MLS# 1903156
31.53 Acres
2,782 sf above grade, 2,382 sf below grade
4 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths
Built - 1995
Net tax: $12,758
4-stall horse barn with in-floor radiant heat and indoor arena.
Home and barn sit on 2 parcels, 2 other parcels are buildable lots.



#4 - 3875 Lake Vista Drive NE, Solon

$1,574,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Amy Arrington, Skogman Realty, MLS #1806773

1.09 Acres
4,142 sf above grade, 2,711 sf below
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
Built - 2002
Net tax: $15,252
Waterfront views of Lake McBride, sand volleyball pit,
4+ car garage, intercom/security/sound system throughout.
Gourmet kitchen also features a Teppanaki grill.

Huge stone terrace, theater room
Plus, there's THIS staircase.



#3 - 1934 Buresh Point Rd NE, Solon

$2,100,000

Listing and photo courtesy of Jon Proud, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals. MLS# 1904582

125' x 164'
1706 sf above grade, 2,171 sf below
6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
Built - 1969
Net tax: $15,004
Set on two lots with views of Lake McBride on two sides
Completely remodeled in 2001
Multi-level decking

#2 - 3187 Feather Ridge Road, Toddville

$2,699,900

Listing and photo courtesy of Jane Glantz, Iowa Realty. MLS# 1906505
75.50 Acres
9,429 sf above grade, 3,685 sf below
5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, 2 Half-Baths
Built - 1999
Net tax: $35,806
"European-influenced estate exhibits the finest in architecture, masonry and millwork design.
Eight fireplaces including one with a Louis XV carved white marble mantel purchased from a chateau in Switzerland.
An authentic English pub from Sheffield, England.
Heated and cooled 2093 sf second garage"
Full movie theater
Swimming pool and hot tub
Access to private stocked lake and pond.

Just a few more pictures . . . 






#1 - 6201 Lakeside Road, Marion

$2,950,000

 
Listing and photo courtesy of Cathy Hill, Skogman Realty. MLS# 1808145
26.69 Acres
5,815 sf above grade, 2,119 sf below
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
Built - 1997
Net tax: $24,940
Entertainment patio, multiple decks and multi-level patios
2 4-car detached garages, 1 3-car attached garage
Outside gas fireplace, pool, pool house with full bar, cherry cabinets, surround sound.

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