Monthly Archives: January 2016

MEL FOSTER CO. CELEBRATES 2015 RESULTS

Mel Foster Co. held its annual awards reception last night at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. Rob Fick, President & CEO, Lynsey Engels, President Real Estate Brokerage and Marc Engels, President of Mel Foster Insurance, presented … Continue reading

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Winter Home Improvements Lead to Lower Utility Costs.

Save money on your utilities by tackling these smaller improvements this winter. Appliances January is a great month to buy appliances. Retailers are trying to move last year’s inventory before new models are introduced. For every energy-efficient appliance you add … Continue reading

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Cut Your Taxes.

Tax time will be here before you know it. When filing your taxes, don’t forget about any home-related deductions you can take.  Talk to a tax expert if you have questions. Mortgage Interest Deduction To obtain the mortgage interest deduction, … Continue reading

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Reverse mortgages are a great way for senior homeowners to generate a steady flow of income, or receive an immediate lump sum for expenses, if you qualify and determine this is the right option for you. A reverse mortgage works … Continue reading

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Sell your Home Now or in the Spring?

Many homeowners feel it’s a good idea to wait until the spring to sell their home. But once the busy holidays are over, it might be time to get your house ready to sell before competition heats up in the … Continue reading

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