Benefiting Only A Handful

This was quite the un-inspiring day with all the random cloud bursts that seemed to wait until I had somewhere to go or something to do outdoors. I don’t even want to think about the possibilities of flash flooding if this keeps up these next days. I must say these broad swings of temperatures have been something to write home about. Oh well, there’s nothing we can do about it other than continue enduring such days.

We did manage to get another sale finalized this morning which happened to be one of those fast-track thirty day closes. I wish I had about a half dozen homes just like it because we’ve had people calling on it up until the day of closing.

I’d say the big selling factors of that home were being the extra-large double garage and its monster fenced yard that was so meticulously cared-for. Likely another selling point was it being located on the edge of our City where you could look out into the fields beyond.

I mentioned something today about how I don’t like looking out at our surrounding fields because I end up seeing herds of deer which always makes me bristle when knowing how over-populated they’ve become, along with all the damage they do to gardens, crops, flowers, trees and shrubs. Now don’t get me wrong in thinking I have a hatred for all deer because I don’t. There are just too many of them that have grown all the fonder of City life.

We’ve been getting a number of showings on 413 – 19th St. SE already, and I’ll be soon looking for a buyer on the horizon. Even though it’s a 2 bedroom, the previous owners had taken a wall out on the main floor so to create a family room, but if another bedroom were needed, that wall could easily be re-installed. For sure a family with children would like the idea of it having a fenced back yard and being within walking distance of Roosevelt School. Their school crossing is only steps away from the front door.

I’m beginning to get frustrated my listing at 415 – 1st St SE hasn’t yet sold, and even more so since we recently reduced it to $174,900. If there were ever a grand home that requires little or nothing to be done, that home fits the bill. After the leaves fall off the trees, the buyers will be able to see Willow Creek from that home which will be a bonus. Of course I’ve always had a soft spot for the River Heights/Rock Glen area because anyone into reading or the Arts, would certainly like living there due of how close it is to the Library, Music Man Square, and our museum. It’ll not surprise me if the new buyers are going to be professionals with a young family because that home also has a huge fenced yard and a nearly new double garage.

Now that winter is only a season away, I’m thinking there’ll be another mad-dash for some to get themselves situated into a new home before the weather turns nasty. Can you believe there are only 85 more days before Christmas? There won’t be but another seven more days after that when we’ll be saying “Adios” to 2019. Even the thought of being on the threshold of another decade makes a person wonder where all those near 20 years went since the year 2000 arrived. Let’s all hope this next decade is going to be the time when we take stock of our lives and realize we’re all responsible for making our world a better place, and start putting the brakes on this world-wide corporate greed that’s benefiting only a handful while making the lives of everyone else more difficult.

My recent new listing at 12 S. Willowgreen Court hasn’t been getting the activity I’ve been expecting, and likely because of these many days of crazy weather. There’ve been a number of units that’ve sold in that complex which should be an indication that it would be a great place to call home, so if you know anyone that’s looking to move into a townhouse, please tell them about 12 S. Willowgreen Court.

I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to drive out of town and take pre-listing photos of a home, and I’m going to pray it’s not as miserable outdoors as it was today. That trip may end up being a waste of time if those photos don’t present itself in a good light. The owner has made some major updates on it, so it should sell quickly because it’s also a ranch with a very large garage.

Tonight’s one-liner is: If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

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413 – 19th St. SE Mason City 415 1st St. SE Mason City 12 S. Willowgreen Court – Mason City
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