Sioux City, IA Real Estate News

By Jackie Mahaney, HomeSmart Phoenix, AZ Investments, 2nd homes, short sales
Tired of cold winters? Floods, tornados and a wanting to buy real estate in a down market? If you have been thinking about cashing in on the Arizona housing market... now is the time. Look, prices have not been this low in DECADES- neither have interest rates, by the way. Consider this... you can purchase a brand new- 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Gilbert, AZ for close to $150,000. These homes are renting out like hotcakes right now for a low of $1150 per month. That is a return on investment of at least 8%. If your stock market account could guarantee you 8% for the next 5 years, would you think that's a good deal? Of course you would!! Did you know that you can also purchase Arizona Real Estate with old 401K money you may have sitting around? I can help you open up a self directed IRA - a...
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Part of my motive for doing this is that I read somewhere that "why would anyone want to retire in the Midwest".  Coming from California, I know many, once hitting retirement could not afford to stay in that state.  I have run across more and more that are thinking of going back to the state of their parents or grandparents.  Where the cost of living is lower, which in turns stretches their dollar.  Some retiree's say that this allows them to do some traveling during the winter months.  My other reason for putting this information out there for people to read is general information.  I know before moving I do a lot of research into my future town.  I look up: cost of living, retail stores, grocery stores, hospitals, things to do, restaurants, and other information.  There are websites o...
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Get To Know Sioux City, Iowa. Some of the Annual Events in Sioux City: Rock In Summer The event is usually held on Saturday in early June.  Each year Downtown Sioux City hosts the annual June Jam music festival.  . You'll hear Folk Music, Blues, Rock, Punk, and Country.  A little of everything for people to enjoy.  For more information: AWESOME BIKER NIGHTS This event is held in the middle of June.  This premier event in Sioux City draws thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the City.  Historic 4th Street is closed down letting bikers park their bikes along the street.  There is a Poker Run, Parade of Motorcycles, Swap Meet, Live Music and more. For more information: Read my article "A Guide For Women Buying Their ...
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Urban Revitalization and Tax Exemption in Sioux City Iowa.On October 1, 2007 the City Council of Sioux City approved a City-Wide Residential Urban Revitalization.  Anyone who improves their existing home or builds a new home can benefit from this.  Single-family, two-family or multi-family residence could qualify for a tax break.  The key is it must be an improvement that adds value to the residence.    Call the City Assessor's office at 712-279-6535 with questions regarding what adds taxable value to real estate.Go to: and go to the Department: Planning & Neighborhood Services Division.  This will provide information and application.
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By Lonnie Hohl, Serving Siouxland since 1986
(Realty Specialists)
The Real Estate market in the Sioux City area is one of opportunity for both the experienced investor or for the individual wanting to purchase that FIRST income property.  Some estimates show that in Woodbury county alone an average of 1 property a day is repossessed.  Even if this information is only half true, it indicate a lot of distressed properties coming on the market for sale on a continual bases.  What does this mean for you as an investor?  Opportunity to purchase properties that can turn into $$.  This is were experience comes in or finding an experienced Realtor that can help you look at ALL the options before making your move. 
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