Category Archives: Mason CIty

The More I Like

The More I Like
It was almost hot outside when seeing it reaching above 75 degrees this afternoon, and since most of us haven't yet grown accustomed to these rapidly rising temperatures, it felt a whole lot warmer than it really was.My first order of business was getting prepared for a closing that's coming up the first of next week.  I've got pretty much eve … continue reading

Gentle Rising

Gentle Rising
In spite of there being frost in the lowlands this morning, I was relieved to find it having risen above 65 degrees this afternoon.  Those 60+ degree temperatures sure make a difference with how many pedestrians there are out walking in the Downtown.  I'm not sure if it was a combination of Good Friday along with being sunny and warm, because the … continue reading

West Prairie

West Prairie
With having an out of town appointment, I was a bit rushed to get to the office and pick up what I needed before heading out.   For some reason, there were more people early on the road to where I was wondering if there was something going on in our area that I didn't know about.  That 45 minute drive was actually quite pleasant once the cloud c … continue reading

908 N. Pennsylvania

908 N. Pennsylvania
It was quite the stormy night we had with the rain, hail, and wind that seemed to be in a non-stop mode.  When later today seeing the amount of damage that was done across North Iowa, I'm saying my prayers this is not going to be a repeat performance of last year's brutal storms.  Of course our big trees are again taking a beating from those stro … continue reading

Exceptionally Vituperative

Exceptionally Vituperative
When I pulled up at my office this morning, I noticed quite a bit of trash littering the curbsides, so I figured it was going to be another one of my “pick-up” mornings.  Just yesterday, I spent over a half hour collecting trash in another Downtown block which ended up being so much,  that I had to go and get a trash bag to contain it all.  … continue reading

Charming Little Estate

Charming Little Estate
I certainly wasn't a happy camper when finding it sprinkling rain this morning because I so much wanted the weather to be pleasant for my public open house on Prairie Place on 1st.   Since there wasn't much I could do outdoors, I focused on keeping busy with correspondence and preparations for the coming week.As noontime was approaching, I ga … continue reading

Pony Tales

Pony Tales
It was quite the busy Friday to where I dare say there wasn't much of a downtime for me while at my office.  Between scheduled appointments, phone calls and random walk-ins, I'd say buyer activity is finally picking up, and likely due to our temperatures rising.There are two separate offers I've been working on, and it looks like one of them i … continue reading

A Manual Switch

A Manual Switch
Oh what a damp and cold day it was!  In spite of having the heat turned up at my office, I was still chilled to the bone. Between the wind and light drizzle, I didn't go out unless I had to, and certainly didn't walk anywhere including over to the courthouse.Since it was a slow day for showings, I busied myself with getting my office presentab … continue reading

Achievement

Achievement
I didn't waste any time getting to the office this morning due to an early morning appointment to show an investor a vacant home which was recently listed for sale.  As many times it has been on and off the market over the years, today's showing was the first for me.That poor house was a classic example of an over-improvement of a cheaply buil … continue reading

Throw Back

Throw Back
It was a bit of a brisk day beginning with an early morning appointment to show the most charming two bedroom home.  Having arrived a few minutes before the buyer, I made sure I had the front door unlocked and all the lights turned on.  After having a good look at it before the buyer arrived, I was more than impressed with it's functional simplic … continue reading