Farmers’ Markets in the Area

Enjoy fresh produce, scrumptious food and hand made crafts at our local Farmer’s Markets near you.

Davenport Farmers’ Market at Northpark Mall

Wednesdays & Saturdays May through October

8 am to Noon

Bettendorf Farmers’ Market at 2117 State St next to Alter Building

Thursdays May through October

2 pm to 6 pm

Freight House Farmers’ Market downtown Davenport

Saturdays May through October (outdoor season)

8 am to 1 pm

The Growers Market at Trinity Hospital Parking lot in Moline

Saturdays

8 am to Noon

The Growers Market at Skate City parking lot in East Moline

Wednesdays & Saturdays

8 am to Noon

Geneseo Farmers Market on Pearl Street in Geneseo

Saturdays June through October

8 am to Noon

Galesburg Farmers’ Market on E Simmons St in Galesburg

Saturdays June through October

8 am to Noon

Dubuque Farmers’ Market at 1300 Iowa St in Dubuque (Iowa’s Oldest)

Saturdays May through October

7 am to Noon

Galena Marketplace at 123 Commerce St in Galena

Saturdays May through October

7 am to Noon

Lyons Farmers Market at Lyons Four Square Park in Clinton

Wednesdays 4 pm to 6 pm & Saturdays 8 am to 11 am May through October

Kewanee Farmers’ Market at the corner of Third & Tremont in Kewanee

Wednesdays & Saturdays May through October

7:30 am – 11 am

 

Area Promotion June 2018

A Father’s Day Tradition

Take time to indulge in the many Quad City area events in June.

Spend quality time with dad at one of the many events scheduled this month.

Kickin’ It Classic Rock with Say Days Ago at Bent River Brewery in Rock Island

June 8, 7am-10pm

Stock Car Races at Mississippi Fairgrounds in Davenport

June 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30-10:30pm

Pickers Paradise Street Sale in East Moline

June 9; 7:30am-2:30pm

Quad Cities Triathalon at West Lake Park in Davenport

June 16′ 7am

Ride the River Father’s Day Bike Event starting in Bettendorf

June 17; 7am-3:30pm

Tour de CHC Cycling Event starting in Moline

June 30; 7am-10am

River Bandits Home Baseball Games in Davenport

June 12-17, 21-27

See schedule for specific dates and times

Microbrew Mile Race and Festival in Moline

June 16; 2pm

Planet Funk Con – Comicon Convention at Tax Slayer in Moline

June 22 at 9:00pm

June 23 at 6:30pm

Spring offers a chance to refresh and try something new.

Plant a tree.

Consider local events when planning your April community involvement and activities.

Dress for Success’ Recycle the Runway at River Center in Davenport

April 12

5:30-9:00pm

Wine Festival Preview Dinner in Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose in Davenport

April 14

6:00-10:00pm

Muscatine Symphony Orchestra at Central Middle School in Muscatine

April 14

7:30pm-11:00pm

Midwest Corvettes Spring Rally at Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf

April 15

8:00am-12:00pm

Women’s Health & Lifestyle Fair at River Center in Davenport

April 21

8:00am-4:00pm

Quad-City Audubon Field Trip at Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf

April 21

7:30am-11:00am

Earth Day Volunteer Landscape Work Day at Hauberg Civic Center in Rock Island

April 22

10:00am-3:00pm

Celebrate Arbor Day at Moline Garden Center in Moline

April 27

3:00-4:00pm

 

 

 

February Events in the Quad City Area

Looking for something to do?

Appreciate the QCA in February as you experience new and old events.

Rock n Roll Bingo of the Quad Cities at the American Legion in Walcott

Friday, February 2

7pm – 10pm

 

Chocolate Experience at the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island

Saturday, February 3

10am – 3pm

Bowl-a-thon with Junior Achievement at Lee’s Lanes in Geneseo

Saturday, February 3

2pm – 5pm

Bacon and Beer Festival at River Center

Saturday, February 3

6pm-Midnight

2018 Young Artists at the Figge in Davenport

Pleasant Valley Schools February 3-11

Geneseo Schools February 17-25

Family Valentine Party at Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center, Clinton

February 10

2pm-4pm

Martini Shake Off for HAVlife at River Center

February 15

5:30pm-9pm

Trivia Night for the Rock Island Music Association at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 in Rock Island

Saturday, February 17

6:30pm – 10:30pm

17th annual Great River Show Choir Invitational at the Adler in Davenport

Saturday, February 17

8:30am – 11:30pm

Wheel n Steppers Square Dance at Square and Round Dance Hall in Bettendorf

Friday, February 16 and every third Friday until December 22

7pm – 9:30pm

Dance Me a Story: Alice in Wonderland at Davenport Public Library

Saturday, February 24

2pm – 3pm

Ice is Nice!

Enjoy some ice time

Make the most of our winter climate while enjoying family time on the rink.

Davenport

River’s Edge

Bettendorf

Frozen Landing

Moline

Center Ice at Bass St. Landing, Riverside Park Lagoon

Rock Island

Sunset Park, Longview Park

Galesburg

Rotary Park

Rather ski or snowboard? Head to Snowstar in Andalusia where you can also go tubing.

 

January Events in the Quad City Area

Enjoy some tea.

Enjoy some of these special events to keep your calendar filled up in January.

Icestravaganza at Freight House Farmers’ Market in Davenport

Saturday, January 13

11am – 4pm

Slay Bells Ring Murder Mystery Dinner at Skellington Manor in Rock Island

Saturday, January 13

6:30pm – 9:30pm

MLK Jr. Celebration: The Time is Now at Augustana College in Rock Island

Saturday, Jan 13

6pm

The Little Mermaid Musical at Kewanee High School

Saturday, January 13 at 7pm

Sunday, January 14 at 2pm

Community MLK Celebration at Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, January 14

2pm – 4pm

Free Swimming at Indoor Pool at the Center in Geneseo

Monday, January 15

1pm – 3pm

Discovery Depot Children’s Museum Pajama Party in Geneseo

Friday, January 19

6pm – 8pm

Mother Daughter Tea at the Butterworth Center in Moline

Saturday, January 27

11am -12:30pm

Chili Cook Off with Hand-in-Hand at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport

Saturday, January 27

2:30pm – 7pm

Fun in the Snow.

Fun in the Snow!

Bundle up and make the most of the snow by racing down some of the area’s best sledding hills.

Bettendorf

Veterans Memorial Park

 

Davenport

Lindsay Park

Fejervary Park

Duck Creek Park

Garfield Park

Truman Elementary

 

 

Clinton

Eagle Point

 

Rock Island

Lincoln Park

 

Moline

Prospect Park

 

Milan

Camden Park

 

Silvis

Schadt Park

 

Hampton

Illiniwek Forest Preserve

 

Geneseo

Richmond Hills

 

Kewanee

Baker Park

Rather ski or snowboard? Head to Snowstar in Andalusia where you can also go tubing.

 

 

 

 

 

Why You Can’t Afford NOT To Use A REALTOR®

Why us a REALTOR®?
When a REALTOR® to important.

Have you ever wondered, “is hiring a Realtor really necessary?” The answer to this important question is absolutely YES! In today’s strictly regulated market, there are several ways an experienced Realtor can be invaluable to you during the home buying or selling process.

Market Conditions

There is so much information out there when it comes to housing and market conditions can change quickly. A Realtor can help you weed out what is truth and fiction, and help you understand current market conditions including data on inventory and comparable sales prices.

Negotiations

Negotiating the purchase of a property can be stressful. A licensed Realtor will act as your middleman, managing expectations of the parties on either side of the deal, ensuring a smoother transaction for you.

Pricing

A Realtor understands the value of real estate in different markets, conditions, and types. The improper pricing of your property can leave your listing dead in the water, costing you much more in the long run.

Paperwork

There is a mountain of paperwork for real estate transactions. Missing a disclosure or piece of necessary paperwork could spell disaster if you are navigating a buy or sale without a Realtor. A Realtor is experienced and aware of all of the various regulations you may face, and can ensure nothing is overlooked when it comes time to close the sale.

Renting vs. Owning

Rent vs. Own
Renting vs Owning

The decision to rent or buy a home depends on a number of factors. The speed at which home prices and rents rise and the length of time you anticipate remaining in your home or rental are key considerations. Costs are also something to strongly consider when making the decision to rent or buy. Read about the four types of costs you should take into consideration and what they mean.

Purchase costs

When buying a home, these costs are the costs you incur when closing. These include the down payment and closing costs, which can go toward the principle balance you owe on your home. When renting, these costs can be the deposit and/or broker’s fees, which you may or may not ever see again.

Yearly costs

As a homeowner, these include mortgage payments, association fees, renovations, maintenance, taxes and insurance. For a renter, these include rent and insurance. Although the yearly costs of homeownership can be substantially higher, these costs could be considered an investment, as the money you put in to your home could potentially be returned to you, or even grow, upon a sale.

Lost opportunity costs

For the homeowner, these are tracked for the yearly costs and the initial purchase costs. The latter can give the homeowner insight into how much could have been made had the down payment been invested instead of used towards the purchase of the home.

Selling costs

For the homeowner, these costs are incurred once the closing process begins. This includes fees and brokers’ commissions, as well as the remaining principal balance still owed. For the renter, these do not come into play, although there is no guarantee that all earnest deposit money will be returned.

 

What Millennial Buyers Want In A Home

Millennial Buyers
What is important to the Millennial buyer?

A number of factors come into play when considering a home purchase, especially among millennials, who represent a significant niche in today’s real estate market. The following are a number of considerations a buyer may find important when making their purchase decision. How does your home stack up and how appealing is your home to younger buyers?

The Neighborhood

Although neighborhood choice is strongly dependent on household composition, most buyers take the surrounding neighborhood into strong consideration when deciding on the purchase of a home. Younger buyers like to walk to shops and restaurants, especially in larger urban areas where parking or even owning a car may be prohibitive.

Affordability

With the current unstable job market and rising higher education costs, housing costs need to be kept low, experts suggest no more than one third of a buyers pre-tax income.

Proximity to Work

Homes that are close to places of business or work enhance work-life balance, a growing priority for many. A shortened commute can make a buying decision much easier and can make your home more attractive to buyers. Biking or walking to work is a desire of many millennials.

Schools

In a recent Realtor.com survey, it was shown that almost 45 percent of buyers are willing to spend more to ensure their children live in a quality school district.

An Open Floor Plan

More space for entertaining may mean more quality time with friends and family, which is quite important to the millennials.

Technology

Millennials value technology, in many instances, above all else. Having a home that allows for technological control can make it that much more marketable.

Energy Efficiency

In a recent study by the National Association of Homebuilders, it was found that energy efficiency topped the list of items most important to buyers interested in new home construction. Things like energy-star rated appliances, energy-star rated windows, and ceiling fans topped the list of “must-haves.”


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