Monthly Archives: January 2014

Open Houses for Saturday and Sunday Feb. 01st & 02nd

Two Weekend Open Houses Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday Feb. 01st & 02ndOn Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Holtz Realty will be offering 233 - 10th St. NW, Mason City, IAIf you've ever watched the old black and white, “It's a Great Life”, this home will will have the “feel” of that movie. The first time I inspected this home I was … continue reading

Life in the Slow Lane

These past weeks several of my clients and customers have made remarks that were not so important at the time but later, after thinking about their particular views, it makes more sense in understanding people and their personal priorities. A young gentleman who moved here several years ago stops by the office about once a month. His personal views … continue reading

Climbing the Ladder of Green

Even though we may think this winter's endless, we'll soon be entering the short month of February. The days are growing longer and the sun is getting warmer. Home buyers are starting to emerge due to what I consider to be cabin fever. The interest rates are still favorable and hopefully will remain that way the rest of the year. Now is indeed the … continue reading

Sprinkles for Safety

With this winter giving us days of above freezing and followed in less than 24 hours, temps that are 30, 40, and even 50 degrees colder, our thoroughfares are even more hazardous than normal; and especially not good for elderly people walking around outside. It causes very slippery ice; especially when it can't be seen under a light dusting of snow … continue reading

Wind that Bites

On appointment today I encountered a charming older gentleman whom I have known for a very long time. He is a true gentle man whom I could listen to for hours on end telling extremely interesting stories of life on the farm, life in his job, and the lives of others around him. I could tell by his voice that he was about to say something without res … continue reading

Winter of the Winds

As many years I have lived in North Iowa, I can't remember one that has been as windy and cold as this one. Yes, I remember deep cold quite well and of course the snow storms, but to have so many days of gale force winds so often, appears to be quite abnormal. I was out and about today doing some of my Sunday jobs and I can say there were times whe … continue reading

Behind the Frosted Glass Door

I had a wonderful conversation with several buyers today and the verbal exchange with one of them turned to a conversation regarding how at times when she wakes in the night by some worrisome thought, it almost always comes true. I told her she must have an acute form of intuition. Over the years, I've heard many stories and experienced many things … continue reading

Open Houses Saturday and Sunday Jan. 25th & 26th

Two Weekend Open Houses Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday Jan. 25th & 26thOn Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Holtz Realty will be offering 530 - 20th St. SE, Mason City, IADon't take my word for it, stop by and inspect this one owner 3 bedroom ranch home that has just been reduced and indeed ready to be sold. A long time builder here in Maso … continue reading

Tree of Life

Out and about this morning more than I wanted to be due to the -13 below zero temperature, I happened to be driving down a street that I have traveled often times before and couldn't help myself from stopping to take a photo of a tree that caught my eye. It reminds me of some of the inspiring photos I have seen over the years depicting the Tree of … continue reading

The Act of Balancing

One of my long term clients stopped by today to ask about a home that he noticed on the market. Our conversation was lengthy but good because we not only played catch up on each other's lives but also had a great conversation about how so many people are becoming so passive with their free time. He spoke about his grandchildren's activities as well … continue reading