Monthly Archives: June 2013


Happy Dad’s Day!

Okay – I’m going to preface this with: Dad, I love you very much but your garage is just not the norm when it comes to the article I’m posting about. So please don’t be disappointed that your garage is not getting a overahaul. Love you! (fyi – for those of you that don’t know, my Dad’s garage is 40′ x 120’….overwhelming, I know)

It’s Father’s Day this weekend and if you are like me – you never know what to get your parent’s on days dedicated to them. It seems like we all have way more than we need as a society anyway so getting creative with our gift giving is wise. I have a great idea after reading the article that I’ve linked below – maybe your Dad would love a little “garage makeover”. It doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the ideas in the article but a nice de-cluttering, sweeping out and maybe (if room allows) a chair or two to sit down and take a break once and awhile would be nice. Some simple ideas I have are: add a framed pic of the family, maybe even a calendar with family photos or a flag supporting his favorite sports team or NASCAR driver. What about a water cooler – who wouldn’t love that in the garage? When I show houses one of the things that always gets me is the awful lighting – maybe Dad just needs some brighter light bulbs. I saw (at Theissens) some real cool laser parking guides once too. You know your Dad better than anyone – so use your imagination but I bet he’d appreciate a family garage clean up day! Happy Dad’s Day to ALL!



Worth reading! Down to $349,900 from $359,000 2915 Diamondhead Rd – B. Hancock Custom Home

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I know it sounds too good to be true – but it REALLY IS TRUE! This awesome B.Hancock built home at 2915 Diamondhead Rd Hiawatha is now priced at $349,900 – down from $359,000! Not only is this a great price improvement – it is priced about 10% less than build price, possibly even more!

CURIOUS ABOUT LOCATION? This location is PHENOMENAL…really, no joke! It is just a 10 minute stress-free drive to downtown Cedar Rapids. There is not one stop light until you get off the interstate. Wouldn’t we all love that in the morning rush to work??? It is also located in the Pines at Turtle Creek which is an awesome subdivision that is full of lush trees and picturesque views – hard to believe you are minutes to all the conveniences you’d want. Being close to I-380 grants you access to the north and south sides of Hiawatha and Cedar Rapids. Easiest directions are I-380 to the County Home Rd Exit, west to Loggerhead and south to Fitzroy. You also have very easy access via Tower Terrace and Miller or Milburn to get to the NE side at Blairsferry and Edgewood. Wait…there’s more! You even have easy access to Marion via County Home Rd to Alburnett Rd, 10th St. and of course the Hunter’s Ridge Area. This location provides quiet days and peaceful evenings which is absolutely priceless.

Quality is not compromised here!

You heard it hear first! this home built by Award Winning Builder B. Hancock Custom Homes has just gotten a HUGE price reduction – New price is $349,900 the builder wants to see a SOLD sign out front! Ready for possession NOW! This is an incredible value, can’t build it for this price! Be sure to share it with all your "bargain hunter" Buyers – because this is a bargain!
See listing here: 2915 Diamohndhead Rd Hiawatha

Located in the wonderful neighborhood The Pines at Turtle Creek

Want to know a little more about Brian and B.Hancock Custom Homes? Check out their site

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YES!!!! Not done yet – but so much progress has been made since my last post :)


It’s been a few weeks since you’ve seen any posts – I left for about a week “to get away from the destruction” oh I mean construction. When I returned from a fabulous vacation to sunny Tennessee I was greeted with some awesome progress made by the elves – aka Chad and Chuck (aka brother and husband). We still need to get our shelves from the “shelf maker”, the bathroom mirror too, then the back splash will go up in the kitchen. I was lucky and got 15 sq. ft. left of the floor tile for my shower – of the 300 sq. ft. left in the nation…well, it’s not here yet – so lets hope I get it! A few other odds and ends, light fixtures, back porch still needs the painting of the walls finished and shelves installed between upper cabinets, very top glass door cabinets still need painted and installed, the lower cabinets need painted. The cabinet pulls on the back porch and bathroom need installed, light covers in the bathroom, outlets (all over), vanity and door knobs too. Here are a few pics so you can see how far we’ve come.

Pleas take note that the trim around all of my windows and doorway s were done out of re-claimed wood from other homes. I still can’t believe how “original” the opening to the kitchen looks with my brother’s awesome carpentry skills. Looks like it’s been that way since 1920! The open shelves that will be installed to the right of the kitchen sink will also be out of re-claimed wood. I’ve re-used all my cabinet pulls too. Even our kitchen backsplash and shower wall tiles are made from 50% recycled products. This was done to 1) keep with the rest of the home and make it look natural, rather than “New” and 2) Chuck loves to recycle!!!! Go GREEN!