Monday Market Moves In The Cedar Valley

Dated: August 24 2015

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August 24th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75%

Courtesy Brandon Steen, Community First National Mortage, Stacey Koontz, Veridian and Patrick Smith, First National Bank of Cedar Falls

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List Price $209,000

221 E 5th St.,  DOWN TOWN Cedar Falls

1050 Sq feet

1 Story Condo

8 Units left in this ultra modern, big city feel, building in down town Cedar Falls.  Never before have you been able to purchase residential property in downtown Cedar Falls.  Now you can own your condo just steps from shopping, public library, trails, fishing, food and night life. EXCLUSIVE opportunity to
be one of ten owners of downtown condo property. Each unit features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Granite counters laid on soft-close cabinets and drawers.  Wide plank hard surface flooring gives the interior a modern feel matching the exterior facade. Owners are privileged to access the under building parking and use of the elevator in the building to both floors of living. Be a part of this unique opportunity before they are gone.  I have all 8 remaining units for sale.  Call 319.404.4884 for your private tour.  More pictures on the link below.

August 17th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75% - Rates courtesy of 

Brandon Steen (Community First National Mortage), Stacey Koontz (Veridian) and Patrick Smith (First National Bank of Cedar Falls)

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List Price $215,000 - Pending

4805 Algonquin Dr #5, Cedar Falls

1632 Sq feet

1.5 story condo

This unit lasted well under the average days on market in Cedar Falls.  It took just over one month for this unique, water-front, end unit to sell.  These Greenhill Village Townhomes are a great property to own.  The neighborhood is great, the view is better.  Just steps from a city park and trail access makes this area great for families.  Three turns in the car and you are on the highway getting to anywhere you need to go.  Inside the unit, you get a main floor master suite with lots of space.  Mainfloor laundry and a half bath just off the kitchen.  Upstairs are two bedrooms and another bath.  The walkout basement was unfinished, but there is still lots of room in the Townhome on the water.  If you are interested in a unit somewhat similar to this with a view, call me.  I have just the unit for you.   

August 10th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75%

Courtesy Brandon Steen, Community First National Mortage, Stacey Koontz, Veridian and Patrick Smith, First National Bank of Cedar Falls

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List Price $179,900

4243 Eastpark Rd. Cedar Falls

1344 Sq feet

Ranch Condo

This lasting only 23 days on market proves that an affordable ranch condo is a rare find in Cedar Falls.  The reason being is that land comes at a premium and most condo builders need to build multiple stories to get more units per piece of land to make the costs as affordable as possible.  Also, there isn't much land in town that lends itself to condo construction.  This condo has decent interior finishes, but nothing above and beyond.  I think this is a good buy for the price.  If you are looking for a condo to avoid yard work/snow removal (or any other reason) I've got a condo option (Under 180k) for you that is available in Greenhill Village.  Please email me if you would like to view the property!!  

August 3rd, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75%

Courtesy Brandon Steen, Community First National Mortage, Stacey Koontz, Veridian and Patrick Smith, First National Bank of Cedar Falls

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List Price - $379,900

8146 Buck Ridge Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Over 4300 finished Sq feet 

3.5 Acres M/L on the river!!

HIDDEN GEM!!  Another new listing for this weeks market move and this one is a one of a kind deal.   Most people that have lived in Cedar Falls don't even know this area exists.  Tucked back in the rolling hills of Buck Ridge just North of town and only 8 miles from Fareway.  Over 4000 sq feet of finish adjacent to the West fork of the Cedar River.  3.5 Acres of your own oasis. 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  If you've been searching for an acreage with water feature, you've found it.  Schedule your showing today! 319.404.4884

Click the link for pictures!

July 13th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75% - 

Contact Brandon Steen with Community First National Mortgage or Stacey Koontz with Veridian to get your loan started today!

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310 Drynan Dr - Waterloo (Cedar Falls Schools)

1722 finished square feet

**** IMO This is the best available house in CF Schools under 200k!!

This week's featured market move is a new listing.  If you are in the market for a home under $200,000, here is the one for you.  Character everywhere in this 70s built split level. Natural lights illuminates the kitchen and dining area coming in through the large set of 5 oversized windows across the back of the house. The charming kitchen includes island, premium appliances, newer cabinets and a fireplace! Step out back into your personal oasis. Only the beginning is a detached, heated garage that can be your shop, workout area or additional storage. The professionally landscaped and tree lined yard is an escape from reality. While you and family or friends are sitting by the fire, the kids are playing on the large playground with swing set. The new roof, AC, furnace and sump pump have you knowing that the unexpected homeowner costs are going to be few and far between.. Over 1700 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

July 6th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed interest rates today - 3.75%

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1810 Vera Way, Cedar Falls, IA 

1535 Sq feet Main Floor

This week's featured market move is in Cedar Falls again.  I am a little biased on this one, but Panther Builders is excited to announce another sale of a Prairie Winds new construction!  This home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main floor.  9 foot ceilings and 8 foot door openings give this the feel of ultimate luxury.  If you haven't been in a home with 8 foot doors, you need to get to an open house in Prairie Winds and check them out!  White trim and cabinets sit on wide plank hard surface flooring that covers the entire living space.  This plan features a large master suite with a HUGE closet and tiled shower.  To see a few other available offerings from Panther Builders, click the links below!  Hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July weekend!

5107 Ironwood Dr - CF

2015 Vera Way - CF

1911 Red Tail Dr - Wloo

June 29th, 2015

Average 30 year fixed Interest rates today - 3.875% (Courtesy of Brandon Steen and Community First National Bank Mortgage)

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List Price - $269,000 - Pending

1528 Algonquin Dr., Cedar Falls, IA

This week's featured market move is in Cedar Falls.  There is great value in these Robson built 3 car ranches in Greenhill Villlage.  1358 square feet on the main floor in this ranch home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  If you are looking for new nearly new and under $275,000, Greenhill Village is the place for you.  With a finished basement, these houses have plenty of room for the growing family all while keeping you within your budget.  This one is sold, but I will have two homes just like this one for sale beginning in a month.  Contact me for information and pictures of these homes that will hit the market later this summer!  

Today is the first blog of a weekly blog about Cedar Falls homes, Waterloo homes or homes in the surrounding area that have changed in the past week.  Whether the home has gone pending (a mutually agreed upon offer by the buyer and seller, but has contingencies), sold, price reduction or whatever it may be.   I will blog about the home or homes that I think are unique, well priced, or in a certain price range for that week.  Thanks for your interest in homes for sale in Cedar Falls, homes for sale in Waterloo, or anywhere in the surrounding area! Enjoy.

This week's market move:

List Price - $172,500 - PendingImage title

5668 Summerland Dr, Waterloo, IA. 

Although this home isn't new construction, it is nearly new!  This ranch built in 2009 lasted only 2 days on the market!  Nearly new construction homes under $200,000 are hard to find and often get scooped up immediately and this house was no exception. One really unique Feature about actual new construction today in Waterloo is the 3 year tax abatement they are offering.  If you buy a home that has just been built, your property taxes are waived for 3 years.  That's a savings of roughly $15,000 over three years on homes for sale in Waterloo around $300,000 (A typical price of new construction).  Check out new construction homes for sale in Waterloo on Red Tail Drive and Summerland Dr to see what is available!  

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