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Iowa SOS seeks campaign money after story on side business

04/18/2018 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is ... He says he believes he didn't have to because he reported receiving rental income from unspecified real estate properties. In a fundraising email Wednesday, Pate said that, "anyone who can ...

Regulator: Iowa Official Won't Have to ID Outside Businesses

04/18/2018 Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board director Megan Tooker said Pate's disclosure was "comparable in the level of detail" to other statements filed by executive branch officials who have routinely not identified companies that hold their real estate ...

Iowa's Ellingson lands at Drake

04/17/2018 Brady Ellingson, a graduate transfer from the University of Iowa, has joined the Drake University men ... And he’s enjoying a wildly successful career in commercial real estate. It’s been two months since Chan took one final spin around the competitive ...

Transactions: BrightStar Acquires Iowa Agency

04/16/2018 Prior to working with HomeChoice, Herlocker owned and operated several Sylvan Learning Centers across Iowa before transitioning to become ... has been sold for an undisclosed price Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors represented the seller in the ...

Medicaid complaints to Iowa Ombudsman tell story of frustration

04/03/2018 Iowa Corrections, Other Complaints The Office of ... in February 2017 that found a culture of secrecy among state regulators who license doctors, real estate agents and other professionals. It called for 36 licensing boards to "commit to greater ...

Allen Lazard could be a rare NFL Draft success story for Iowa State

04/12/2018 Iowa State is not a hotbed of NFL talent ... At 6’5 and 227 pounds, he has the frame to carve out a patch of real estate in the end zone and then box out smaller defenders — and they’ll all be smaller, from cornerbacks to enterprising linebackers.

Mexican investigator says propane gas killed Iowa family

04/05/2018 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mexican official says autopsies show the gas that killed an Iowa family was propane that leaked from a faulty water heater at their rented condominium in Mexico. Investigator Christopher Martinez with the attorney general’s ...

Iowa Farmland Values Post 3% 6-Month Gain

04/09/2018 Investors accounted for 13% of all purchases, which is down from about 26% in the March 2017 survey. Kyle Hansen, Hertz Real Estate Services, Nevada, Iowa, and survey coordinator, suggests investors might have become less aggressive in the face of ...

Rural Iowa town offering free land for homes, businesses

04/03/2018 If you drive into Marne, Iowa from Interstate 80, you'll see a sign outside of town that says 'From a Proud Past to a Promising Future.' Load Error KETV reports Mayor Randy Baxter says that future depends on a growing population. "Towns like Marne- and all ...

Will Trump Crash the Farm Economy?

04/01/2018 KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Donald Trump won over 60 percent of the 2016 vote ... his ties to Russia or Jared Kushner’s real estate shenanigans. Or, for that matter, much concern about the administration scandals about wife beaters, Saudi princes, Ben Carson ...

Services held for Iowa family found dead in Mexico

03/31/2018 Cars enter Southwester Community College for memorial services for Kevin Sharp, his wife, Amy Sharp, and their children, Sterling and Adrianna on Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Creston, Iowa. The family were found dead while on vacation in Mexico.

Five Guys plans store in Iowa Q-C

03/26/2018 Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans to enter the Quad-City market with a restaurant in the Utica Ridge Road corridor, a real estate agent for the company ... Five Guys has Iowa locations in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Des Moines. Representatives with Five ...

Iowa Property Credit claims available

03/25/2018 Iowa residents are eligible to file a claim for Property Tax ... 2017 The deadline to file this application for Reduced Real Estate Tax is June 1. File at the treasurer’s office at the Webster County Courthouse, 701 Central Ave. Mobile Home Owners ...

918 Denbigh Dr, Iowa City

03/24/2018 918 Denbigh Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246 is a single family home for sale located in the Bryn Mawr Heights neighborhood. Browse realtor.com® for nearby schools and neighborhood information. Find homes similar to 918 Denbigh Dr within your price range.

Iowa cropland values up even as farmers face pressure

03/22/2018 Statewide, the average value of Iowa cropland rose by 2.9 percent between September ... an accredited land consultant with Hertz Real Estate Services. “Land prices generally follow farm income. The interesting thing though, if you look back over the ...

Female leaders “lunch” with eastern Iowa girls

03/20/2018 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Tuesday ... Ryan Companies Director of Real Estate Development Lydia Brown is one of the leaders. Ryan Companies surrounds construction. Brown said she was happy to show girls the untraditional side of professionalism.

EPA to test possible contamination near Bettendorf site

03/14/2018 BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating ... Contamination at the site was first found during an assessment for a 2012 real estate transaction. Soil and groundwater samples revealed a presence of tetrachloroethene (PCE ...

As Trump’s Attorney, Michael Cohen’s Loyalty Matters More Than His Lawyering

03/13/2018 “Michael Cohen has a great insight into the real-estate market,” Trump told the New York Post ... in an effort to spark interest in drafting him into the 2012 GOP race, and flying to Iowa on Trump’s private jet to meet GOP operatives there.

You can stay in a dreamy castle in the French countryside — and it's cheaper than most hotels

03/12/2018 Although I didn't grow up completely captivated by fairy tales or princesses or medieval middle grade fiction, the lure of grand real estate never fails to intrigue ... Think somewhere between the Iowa and Idaho of France, if that helps.

8 Questions with Emmitt Smith

03/09/2018 From the small town in Iowa where I grew up, to Chapel Hill for college ... Learning new things is probably the biggest part: learning the real estate business, learning the development business, understanding the construction business.

Iowa over Mass.? Take a deep breath

03/03/2018 The "Midwest Mecca" of Iowa vaulted to the top spot ... The affordability score reflects the state's wealth and high-paying jobs and the lack of real estate inventory, which drives up rents and home prices. We see that as a two-edged sword, and not ...

Iowa Property Taxes Are Due

03/05/2018 you have about four weeks left to pay the final installment of 2017-18 property taxes in Iowa without having to pay a penalty. If you own real estate you’re required to pay half-a-year’s taxes on that real estate every six months. Or you can elect to ...

Two warehouses planned near Eastern Iowa Airport

02/26/2018 Tiffany Earl Williams, a real estate broker with Skogman Commercial Group and the ... The city and state also want to turn hundreds of acres of land near the Eastern Iowa Airport into an industrial business park. “There seems to be a lot of momentum ...

Title insurance is a scam and it’s time for a government takeover

02/26/2018 The entire title insurance market—save in Iowa—is an example of reverse competition, where a product is marketed to intermediaries instead of to the people actually buying it. The kickback to real estate professionals is the way they secure sales.

Choice Hotels to Develop New Cambria Hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa

02/21/2018 we look forward to working with Frontier Hospitality Group to develop the first Cambria hotel in Iowa, and further Choice's upscale offerings throughout the Midwest." Frontier Hospitality Group is an experienced real estate development and management ...

Optima Sonoran Village Phases 1 and 2 Acquired For $200M

02/19/2018 Optima Inc. has acquired the first two phases of Optima Sonoran Village through a new partnership with Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Real Estate Investors. Optima was the original developer and one of the original owners of the 592-apartment property ...

Iowa City Landlords: There's a New Sheriff in Town!

02/19/2018 Caption: Stan Laverman, Iowa City senior housing inspector ... Stan said he's been busy visiting every real estate business in town, presumably to let them know what's coming, and will continue doing so. He said, "If you own your own home for two years ...

Detroit-area blacks twice as likely to be denied home loans

02/17/2018 African Americans faced the most resistance in Southern cities — Mobile, Alabama; Greenville, North Carolina; and Gainesville, Florida — and Latinos in Iowa City, Iowa. “The bottom line is that race still matters,” said Anna Maria Santiago ...

Long-Time Advocate and Disabled-Rights Fighter Dies

02/16/2018 Ben Kieffer talks about Walz's life and contributions to Iowa City with Iowa City real estate broker Jeff Edberg. Edberg was chair of the Board for the Extend the Dream Foundation, the organization Walz started after he retired. "He was one of the few ...

Iowa-Iowa State wrestling dual still important

02/17/2018 That begs the question. Is this still a rivalry? Iowa Coach Tom Brands, who is 12-0 in the series, said yes. “The rivalry is important because you’re after the same real estate,” he said. “Not just local real estate, but national real estate.

Kept out: Loophole in law for the poor spurs gentrification

02/16/2018 African Americans or Latinos were more likely to be turned away in major metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta and Washington and smaller cities such as Iowa City ... the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, which represents ...

For people of color, banks are shutting the door to homeownership

02/15/2018 African Americans faced the most resistance in Southern cities – Mobile, Alabama; Greenville, North Carolina; and Gainesville, Florida – and Latinos in Iowa City ... Civil rights groups and real estate professionals said Faroul’s experience follows ...

Five-Year Decline in Farmland Sales Volume

02/09/2018 FCSAmerica serves Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming ... anecdotal information from surveys and real estate brokers point to fewer properties being offered for sale. That certainly makes sense. When prices begin to edge lower, landowners who might ...

The City Trade-Off

02/08/2018 Two years ago, Geetha Siddappa, a senior business analyst for a software company, was transferred from her home in Bangalore, India, to Iowa for work ... “We thought, finally we will witness real America.” “Without a balcony, I feel like we are ...

Iowa farm values continue to rise

02/01/2018 An Iowa State University study ... Hansen, a realtor in Chariton has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years. Working out of her office on the square in Chariton, Hansen and her staff of five have weathered the ups and downs for the ...

Voter apathy equals higher taxation

02/06/2018 One of the current TIF districted covers all of the commercial real estate along South Center Street from Olive Street to Iowa Avenue. This is a misuse of the TIF program. TIF districts add to long-term debt by starving the property tax system and thus the ...

Update on Deducting Real Estate Taxes

01/22/2018 This $10,000 cap also includes any personal income or sales tax. Here is an example: Ben and Jane own a home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Their real estate tax on the home is $3,500. They also pay $8,000 of Iowa state income tax. Total personal real estate tax ...

'What will it change?' Rural Iowa has better things to watch than a State of the Union

01/31/2018 extending up from Iowa into bordering Minnesota and Wisconsin, Trump reversed the trend, winning Jackson County by 19 points. A year into the Trump presidency, however, many here question whether the real estate mogul will deliver the jobs and economic ...

Des Moines, IA Real Estate: Newly Listed Homes for Sale

01/19/2018 We could not find any nearby open houses, but here are a few nearby homes for sale: The houses for sale in and around Des Moines are just a small portion of more than 4 million homes sold in Iowa. and across the United States every year. We're not just ...

The coolest and ugliest bowl trophies at Iowa’s football facility

01/17/2018 Of course, the trophy itself is a footnote to the actual victory, which ended a depressing Iowa season on a good note. The most meaningful bowl trophy in recent memory is the Orange Bowl Trophy, which occupies prime real estate inside the Iowa football ...