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Upgrading to WordPress 4.7 with W3 Total Cache InstalledYesterday was one of those days. You know, the kind of day when something routine that should take a couple of minutes, (or less), ends up taking hours out of your day. What did I do? I hit the button to upgrade my WordPress Website to WordP...
Coralville City Council Meeting November 22, 2016Bridgewater Development PUD Site Plan ApprovedBack in September I wrote about attending my first Council Meeting in Coralville as a resident specifically interested in the Bridgewater Development. At the time, residents living on the access road pu...
Residents Have Their Say At Public Hearing ~ Bridgewater Development, Coralville IAA couple of weeks ago I got a letter from the City of Coralville informing me of a proposed development in an area that backs up to my house and my neighborhood. It was a two liner, and included a plan of the propo...
Bear with me. Before I explain the title of this post, I first need to tell you a little story. Thomas the Tank Engine has been "a thing" for me for a very long time. He's been around as far as I'm concerned forever. (Forever in this case being 30+ years). So when my son told me my Grandson was a...
What are the top 3 emotional reasons to buy a house or condo in Coralville? I had to take off my Realtor® hat for this and think really hard why I think Coralville is such a great place to live and what it is that I appreciate most about the town I live in. Walking and Biking Trails in Coralville...
The Paralympics in Rio are wrapping up today and I'm sad to see them end. For the last couple of weeks, thanks to the British show The Last Leg, I've had insights into the world of these top athletes, who just happen to be disabled. I've been inspired and moved by some of the stories of the athle...
Words of inspiration often help us through the day. Winston Churchill with his never, ever give in, or Mark Twain with his wise words that travel is fatal to prejudice and bigotry. There are so many wonderful quotes from so many insightful individuals that I've known and loved since I was a young...
This morning I read a member's only post that questioned the custom of buyers agents giving listing agents showing feedback. I left a comment on that post, but decided I actually have more to say on the topic.Firstly I want to say that I really don't care about getting feedback on my listings. At...
How's the real estate market doing in the Iowa City area now that Labor Day is here and we're officially saying goodbye to summer? Today's market statistics look at August and the year to date in the Iowa City area. I'm including the number of homes sold in Coralville and North Liberty too, since...
This blog post from Ben Kinney motivated me to come up with my own mission, vision and values statement. Although his post is directed at real estate agents, any small business owner will profit from reading it and I highly recommend it. Not only does it illustrate why mission, vision and value s...

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