Moving and Selling | Quad Cities Real Estate Blog
Are you thinking about making a move to Moline, Illinois? Over the past few years, the city of Moline has blossomed into one of the most popular places to live in the Quad Cities. Nestled comfortably along the mighty Mississippi River and bursting with business & job opportunities, tons of family-friendly events & entertainment, and an exceptional education system, Moline proudly offers a little bit of something for everyone. It is for these exact reasons, and many others, that we’ve decided to create a short list of our favorite open houses in Moline so you can easily search for your dream home without ever leaving your Lay-Z-Boy.
As the second half of this topsy-turvy year quickly comes to a close, the Bettendorf area continues to see an increase in the amount of current homeowners who would like to sell their homes before the first snowflakes fall to the ground. Packing up and moving during the middle of a Midwest winter isn’t a particularly appealing idea for many people, which is why we have taken the time to feature a small list of upcoming open houses available in Bettendorf, Iowa for Sunday, October 25th, 2020.
In a very real sense, plumbing is the guts of a home. Through the pipes go the fluids and the waste – things that you very much want contained within a sealed chamber as they make their way between your walls and across your floors. Like the digestive tract for the human body, the plumbing in a house is a fantastic component when it works, but extremely frustrating when it goes wrong – especially if you’re in the process of moving to a new home. Also like the digestive tract, it can sometimes be a challenge to discover just what is causing the issue. It is also the case that issues with plumbing can reach your awareness only after they have been a problem for some time.
Packing up and moving to a new city can sometimes be a daunting and challenging task, especially if you’re an out-of-towner and unfamiliar with the area. Perhaps you’ve had the pleasure of visiting but it was at a limited capacity, like a short-term business trip or maybe you’ve never been to the Midwest. Regardless of your level of familiarity with the QC Area, you’ll need to decide which city will be the most beneficial for you and your family. Today we’re featuring Moline, the larger of the two cities that make up the Illinois-side of the Quad Cities, so that when the time arrives that you’re ready to buy your new home, you can be sure that you’ve made the most informative decision.
If you have recently made the exciting life-changing decision to relocate to the QC Area, you may catch yourself wondering which city is the best fit for you and your family, especially if you are moving from out-of-state and are unfamiliar with the area. Each of these cities have their own unique benefits & qualities, and we’ve highlighted a few of them below so you can set your mind at ease knowing that you’ve picked the perfect place to purchase your home.
After you’ve purchased a home, there are undoubtedly many, many things that you will want to do in order to make it your own. From replacing lighting fixtures to updating the appliances, there is a very good chance that you will start making a list of projects to undertake when your free time and financial wiggle room both reach the right status.
When people come to look at your home, the first thing they will see and judge is not the living room or the roof, not the bathrooms, not the entryway or the windows. It is the yard and surrounding landscapes. Because this is a factor that people have a tendency to forget when it comes to preparing a home to sell, it is doubly important to keep it in mind as you work on preparing your home for listing.
There is both a blessing and a curse to having neighbors. When the relationship is good, it can be a great comfort knowing that someone is close by who is looking out for you and your home. The reassurance of a wonderful neighborhood community cannot be overstated. However, there are times when we want to have privacy from even the best of neighbors. Additionally, many of us live in homes where our “neighbors” live in a large apartment building or constitute anyone walking down the sidewalk bordering our backyard. Regardless, homeowners often find themselves wondering how to create a barrier between their yard and the outer world in order to cultivate a greater sense of privacy and peace.
After placing an offer on a home, and after that offer is accepted, there are still numerous things that must take place before the sale is finalized. One of the most important of these is the home inspection. The inspection itself is necessary to ensure that you are not being misled as to the condition of the home or that there aren’t severely problematic issues with the house unknown even to the seller. The process as a whole is something we’ve written on in the past and something that we will be presenting future articles on as well, but today we want to focus on something that is often scheduled with the home inspection but is often misunderstood or not understood at all: radon testing.
Okay, let’s imagine that you’ve found a home that checks most of your boxes. It’s in a good location, has the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms, is close to the schools (if you’ve got kids) or far away from schools (if you don’t like them), and the yard is big/small enough for your tastes. Let’s imagine that there are all of these things and even more that work, but then let’s also imagine that there are some things that aren’t quite as appealing. Maybe the floors are the wrong material, or the cabinets are outdated. Maybe the roof looks a little sad with its sagging gutters, and maybe the yard could use a little – or a lot – of work.