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Rick Titus in His 45th Year of Selling and Installing More Efficient Fireplace Inserts & Vent Free Gas Logs! Rick Titus of Clarion started his business, called “The Country Store”, in 1975 and even though he has moved into town now, he has no intention of retiring any time soon. “I enjoy and love doing this,” said Titus. “I’ve covered every corner of the state because I’m an expert, and that is not meant as a boast. I don’t think anyone else in the state does exactly what I do.” What he does, is sell and install the Fuego Flame (brand name) fireplace insert, which he believes are the most efficient inserts on the market, for the money. However, it took him awhile to find out about that brand. “I was living in Littleton, Colorado, and came across a brochure for the Heatilator fireplaces, which were made at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,” said Titus. “When we moved back here 3 years later, I decided I was going to call them and become a dealer.” Titus was soon displaying the units at county fairs and got some business. But then in checking back with his customers, to his amazement, he found out they were sending most of the heat up the chimney. “I then tried selling other brands of fireplaces like Preway, and Majestic and found they were no better. These were touted to be energy efficient, having fans and adjustable dampers, but they still were not burning like a wood stove, so I just kept looking. I was selling wood stoves, but not everyone wants a wood stove in their home. Then I found out about the Fuego Flame Fireplaces, which were as close to wood stove efficiency as you will find. This company made Zero Clearance fireplaces and also made four different sized inserts, so now I could offer my customers a super efficient fireplace, or install one of the inserts inside of their existing wood burning fireplace, no matter how large or small,” Titus said. But then it wasn’t long before he found a fireplace that has an unusual shape, like a two sided, or see-through, or arched opening, and these inserts would not fit. So he decided to just make the inserts from scratch to fit these unusual fireplaces. He even built an insert to fit a four sided fireplace for Bill Knapp In Des Moines. The Fuego Flame fireplace inserts can make any fireplace burn up to 70% efficient, and needs no electricity while keeping 99% of the heat in the home. It burns slow like a wood stove will, keeping the beauty of the fireplace’s overall appearance

and fun of watching the fire. Once the insert is installed, the average fireplace can heat 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of a well insulated home, while using 2/3 less wood, and protects the home from runaway fires. It can burn most of the night on just 3 or 4 hardwood logs, leaving you a nice bed of hot burning coals to ignite new logs come morning. “Some of my customers use the fireplace 24/7 all winter long, and rarely hear their furnace kick on. Thus they save a tremendous amount of fuel each month. These inserts literally pay for themselves by saving the customers fuel,” Titus says. The inserts are made using 12-guage steel, which Titus said transmits the heat quicker because it’s lighter. Cool air from the house enters underneath the insert, and is then circulated up the back of the fireplace with the heated air exiting out the top, all without the use of a fan. The temperature of the air coming off this insert varies from 200 to 1,000 degrees. Titus says, “You bake in your oven at 350, and you can feel that kind of heat coming out of the top of the fireplace’s heat opening. Most heat circulating fireplaces do not come close to putting out that kind of heat, for they send all their heat up the chimney. The Fuego Flame inserts are installed using an insulated ceiling, which prevents the stove heat from going up the fireplace’s chimney. The insert damper control is on the insert’s face plate, so you can close the doors and then close the damper. The inserts also burn with their damper 95% closed, thus making the wood burn nice and slow. The twin glass doors are made using ceramic glass, which will take 1,400 degrees temperature, so you never have to worry about breaking the glass with heat, and you get to enjoy watching the slow burning logs inside. These twin doors are easy to clean with very little effort. “Remember when you were a kid sitting around the campfire, or at a family reunion, how much fun it is to sit around the campfire! Well, you can have that same fun in your home with a real wood burning fire in your fireplace all winter long, and enjoy the romance of the flames; and everyone could use more romance, right! It is actually mesmerizing to watch the flames, and you don’t even have to say a word as you watch the fire. Now you can have the romantic comfort of a campfire and enjoy all that warmth in your home safely and efficiently,” said Titus.

Photo by Les Houser, Wright County Monitor For those that can’t or don’t wish to burn wood, Titus offers super efficient gas logs as an option. He started selling those in 1991, and they offer the same nice flame effect, but without the work and cleanup from real wood. “I’ve got people who bought a fireplace from me in the 70’s and 80’s that are now having me put gas logs in those same fireplaces,” said Titus. These gas logs are capable of heating up to 1,000 square feet of the average well insulated home, so if you have a power outage, these gas logs will keep you toasty warm, and keep the pipes from freezing in your home. Titus has covered a large area of the Midwest in his sales and installation travels. “I have built and installed units in fireplaces from Minneapolis to Kansas City and all over Iowa,” said Titus. “I’ve learned that if I go to a county fair, I get business from that area.” He also feels that word of mouth has been his best advertising, and that the personal attention he can offer gets the sales. “I do all the work myself,” said Titus. “I don’t even charge for estimates when I come into your home. I feel an in home visit is the only way I can know exactly what the customer needs.” Titus is also not afraid to tackle, or at least look at, any chimney problems including a cracked chimney. “I’ve fixed one of those many times for someone,” said Titus. “I installed a stainless

steel liner inside the chimney and made it safe and efficient.” Titus explained that these inserts are not like others that you can buy, and that it takes some time to install them. “This is not a quick fix job,” said Titus. I don’t just shove it into your existing fireplace, collect a check and leave. Most of the other inserts on the market make your fireplace look like it has a wood stove shoved into it, and they change the whole look of the fireplace by putting a big metal shroud around the insert. It takes me from six to eight hours to do this, but it will be done right and you’ll never need to do anything more with it.” Titus has even thought of people who like to cook food over a wood fire. “I’ve developed a barbecue grill that will fit inside there,” said Titus. “You can grill steaks or bake potatoes. It will work great for putting a dutch oven in the fireplace too.” Feel free to contact Rick at The Country Store for more information. You can call either 515-532-3881 or 515-293-2455, or visit his website at www.fire-placesatthecountrystore. com, or e-mail him at yahtitus@ gmail.com. “We don’t know what the future holds for our electrical system in this country,” said Titus. “If someone wants to control us they could cut off the electricity, food supply, or disrupt our fuel. Everyone should have a way to heat their home without electricity.”

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Rick Titus in His 45th Year of Selling and Installing More Efficient Fireplace Inserts & Vent Free Gas Logs! Rick Titus of Clarion started his business, called “The Country Store”, in 1975 and even though he has moved into town now, he has no intention of retiring any time soon. “I enjoy and love doing this,” said Titus. “I’ve covered every corner of the state because I’m an expert, and that is not meant as a boast. I don’t think anyone else in the state does exactly what I do.” What he does, is sell and install the Fuego Flame (brand name) fireplace insert, which he believes are the most efficient inserts on the market, for the money. However, it took him awhile to find out about that brand. “I was living in Littleton, Colorado, and came across a brochure for the Heatilator fireplaces, which were made at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,” said Titus. “When we moved back here 3 years later, I decided I was going to call them and become a dealer.” Titus was soon displaying the units at county fairs and got some business. But then in checking back with his customers, to his amazement, he found out they were sending most of the heat up the chimney. “I then tried selling other brands of fireplaces like Preway, and Majestic and found they were no better. These were touted to be energy efficient, having fans and adjustable dampers, but they still were not burning like a wood stove, so I just kept looking. I was selling wood stoves, but not everyone wants a wood stove in their home. Then I found out about the Fuego Flame Fireplaces, which were as close to wood stove efficiency as you will find. This company made Zero Clearance fireplaces and also made four different sized inserts, so now I could offer my customers a super efficient fireplace, or install one of the inserts inside of their existing wood burning fireplace, no matter how large or small,” Titus said. But then it wasn’t long before he found a fireplace that has an unusual shape, like a two sided, or see-through, or arched opening, and these inserts would not fit. So he decided to just make the inserts from scratch to fit these unusual fireplaces. He even built an insert to fit a four sided fireplace for Bill Knapp In Des Moines. The Fuego Flame fireplace inserts can make any fireplace burn up to 70% efficient, and needs no electricity while keeping 99% of the heat in the home. It burns slow like a wood stove will, keeping the beauty of the fireplace’s overall appearance

and fun of watching the fire. Once the insert is installed, the average fireplace can heat 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of a well insulated home, while using 2/3 less wood, and protects the home from runaway fires. It can burn most of the night on just 3 or 4 hardwood logs, leaving you a nice bed of hot burning coals to ignite new logs come morning. “Some of my customers use the fireplace 24/7 all winter long, and rarely hear their furnace kick on. Thus they save a tremendous amount of fuel each month. These inserts literally pay for themselves by saving the customers fuel,” Titus says. The inserts are made using 12-guage steel, which Titus said transmits the heat quicker because it’s lighter. Cool air from the house enters underneath the insert, and is then circulated up the back of the fireplace with the heated air exiting out the top, all without the use of a fan. The temperature of the air coming off this insert varies from 200 to 1,000 degrees. Titus says, “You bake in your oven at 350, and you can feel that kind of heat coming out of the top of the fireplace’s heat opening. Most heat circulating fireplaces do not come close to putting out that kind of heat, for they send all their heat up the chimney. The Fuego Flame inserts are installed using an insulated ceiling, which prevents the stove heat from going up the fireplace’s chimney. The insert damper control is on the insert’s face plate, so you can close the doors and then close the damper. The inserts also burn with their damper 95% closed, thus making the wood burn nice and slow. The twin glass doors are made using ceramic glass, which will take 1,400 degrees temperature, so you never have to worry about breaking the glass with heat, and you get to enjoy watching the slow burning logs inside. These twin doors are easy to clean with very little effort. “Remember when you were a kid sitting around the campfire, or at a family reunion, how much fun it is to sit around the campfire! Well, you can have that same fun in your home with a real wood burning fire in your fireplace all winter long, and enjoy the romance of the flames; and everyone could use more romance, right! It is actually mesmerizing to watch the flames, and you don’t even have to say a word as you watch the fire. Now you can have the romantic comfort of a campfire and enjoy all that warmth in your home safely and efficiently,” said Titus.

Photo by Les Houser, Wright County Monitor For those that can’t or don’t wish to burn wood, Titus offers super efficient gas logs as an option. He started selling those in 1991, and they offer the same nice flame effect, but without the work and cleanup from real wood. “I’ve got people who bought a fireplace from me in the 70’s and 80’s that are now having me put gas logs in those same fireplaces,” said Titus. These gas logs are capable of heating up to 1,000 square feet of the average well insulated home, so if you have a power outage, these gas logs will keep you toasty warm, and keep the pipes from freezing in your home. Titus has covered a large area of the Midwest in his sales and installation travels. “I have built and installed units in fireplaces from Minneapolis to Kansas City and all over Iowa,” said Titus. “I’ve learned that if I go to a county fair, I get business from that area.” He also feels that word of mouth has been his best advertising, and that the personal attention he can offer gets the sales. “I do all the work myself,” said Titus. “I don’t even charge for estimates when I come into your home. I feel an in home visit is the only way I can know exactly what the customer needs.” Titus is also not afraid to tackle, or at least look at, any chimney problems including a cracked chimney. “I’ve fixed one of those many times for someone,” said Titus. “I installed a stainless

steel liner inside the chimney and made it safe and efficient.” Titus explained that these inserts are not like others that you can buy, and that it takes some time to install them. “This is not a quick fix job,” said Titus. I don’t just shove it into your existing fireplace, collect a check and leave. Most of the other inserts on the market make your fireplace look like it has a wood stove shoved into it, and they change the whole look of the fireplace by putting a big metal shroud around the insert. It takes me from six to eight hours to do this, but it will be done right and you’ll never need to do anything more with it.” Titus has even thought of people who like to cook food over a wood fire. “I’ve developed a barbecue grill that will fit inside there,” said Titus. “You can grill steaks or bake potatoes. It will work great for putting a dutch oven in the fireplace too.” Feel free to contact Rick at The Country Store for more information. You can call either 515-532-3881 or 515-293-2455, or visit his website at www.fire-placesatthecountrystore. com, or e-mail him at yahtitus@ gmail.com. “We don’t know what the future holds for our electrical system in this country,” said Titus. “If someone wants to control us they could cut off the electricity, food supply, or disrupt our fuel. Everyone should have a way to heat their home without electricity.”

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Coldwell Banker Assoc. Realtors ....... 28 & 29

Decker & Co Real Estate .............................35 Exit Realty......................................................11

Fort Dodge Realty ........................................27 Guthrie & Associates ......................... 12 & 14 Iowa Realty of Fort Dodge ............... 30 & 31

Johnson & Sons Realty ...............................39 Kesterson Realty..................................... 4 & 9 Legacy Realty Group, LLC ............... 22 & 26 Neighborhood Realty ........................ 32 & 33

Regency Realtors ..........................................15 RE/MAX of Fort Dodge ..................... 16 & 19

Security Realty & Insurance ......................37

Investing in a home renovation project not only requires money, but also time and patience. While contractors, architects and designers can estimate how long a project may take, it is impossible to anticipate all of the scenarios that can affect that estimated

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Heartland Bank.............................................39 Lifestyles Moving .................................Cover

Map of Fort Dodge ............................. 20 & 21 Mikos & Matt Fine Furniture .............Cover North Central IA Regional

Solid Waste Agency .....................................39 Northwest Bank.....................................Cover Overhead Door Company ...................Cover Riley-Armstrong

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firm Keller Williams indicates an average countertops, cabinets, appliances, and floors can take three to six months. But if ductwork, plumbing or wiring must be addressed, the job may take longer. A midline bathroom remodel may take two to three months. Adding a room to a house can take a month or two. The home improvement resource Renovation Junkies offers similar estimates, with the average home renovation taking between four and eight months. Homeowners need to consider time when planning their home projects.

Security Savings Bank .........................Cover Slumberland..................................................15 The Country Store .................................Cover United Bank of Iowa ............................Cover

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1926 1ST AVE. SOUTH, FORT DODGE • 515-955-7714 1333 10th Ave. N., Fort Dodge

Welcome home! This 4 bedroom home is conveniently located in the established Snell Crawford neighborhood. The corner lot and views from the covered front porch are amazing. The kitchen has space and storage galore, beautiful granite counters and stone backsplash. Large laundry and mud room to keep life clean and organized. Two fireplaces - gas fireplace in the cozy sunroom and wood burning fireplace in the spacious living room. Upstairs includes 3 bedrooms, full bath with whirlpool tub, and large private master with two closets and custom bathroom. Home also offers main floor office, finished basement, new roof and new windows! Outdoor amenities include four garage stalls, 14 x16 shed, playhouse, patio and fenced yard!

$279,500 MLS#19413 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

1188 Fountain Circle, Fort Dodge This is a beautiful custom built home located on a private Cul-de-Sac with a wooded ravine in the rear. This home has plenty of space for your family to enjoy and spread ou! This home has a sunken family room with a stone gas fireplace. There is a large master suite with an adjacent den and master bath. The large custom kitchen has a large informal dining area with a butlers pantry between the informal dining area and the formal dining room. This home has a 4 season room with an awesome view to the wooded ravine at the rear! The basement has a finished rec room, family room, 3/4 bath, and a sauna to boot! The unfinished basement area gives you lots of storage space! $550,000 MLS# 19498 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

2044 130th, Fort Dodge This beautiful 9 hole golf course features a 250 yard driving range, 1,916 square foot caretakers raised ranch home with a built in garage, storage building, 20 individual client golf storage spaces, and a cabin situated on a private pond with a detached garage! $995,000 MLS#19056

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

2479 170th, Fort Dodge

This 3 bedroom ranch is located just outside the Fort Dodge City limits on a hard surface road! There are 3 bedrooms on the main level and two baths! The basement finished area contains a large rec room, two additional bedrooms, and a 3/4 bath. There is access to the garage through the basement and main level!

$340,000

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

MLS# 19502

2096 250th St Fort Dodge If you are looking for a move in ready acreage on the edge of town, you are in luck!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been completely renovated and has over 1300 square feet on the main level. $229,900 MLS#19513 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

2035 Williams Dr. Spacious open floor plan with tons of storage. Generous master suite with bathroom and laundry. Also has a 2nd bedroom with full bath. Relax and entertain on the patio in the backyard. 2 car garage. There is a loft that overlooks the open great room and may been used as a BR. $229,900 MLS# 18063

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2038 310th St. Ford Dodge This could be the Acreage of your dreams! This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home has been very well maintained and taken care of. This home has 2 Living spaces on the main level along with a spacious Kitchen, Dining room, 1 bedroom, and laundry. The upper level has 3 bedrooms, of which 2 of them are very spacious and 2 full bathrooms, including a master bath that has a tub and a stand alone shower! There is an awesome patio off of the family room and these is a brand new, never been used Horse Barn with 2 stalls. Additional stalls could be added. There is also a swimming pool out back and the Septic System was installed this year! $285,000 MLS# 19497 Jeremiah Condon 515-571-8326

705 White Post Drive, Webster City Are you looking for a large ranch home with an attached two car garage? This home has 2,860 square feet on the main level! The main level consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, three bedrooms, and two and a half baths! The laundry is also on the amain level! The basement has a finished rec room and bar area! $239,500 MLS#19573

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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1014 10th St

ANOTHER MOVE IN READY HOME! All the kitchen appliances including the washer, dryer come with this property. The breakers were replaced in 2016. In 2019 all the windows, siding, insulation, kitchen cabinets and flooring throughout the main level were replaced.

$73,500 MLS# 19545 Stephanie Bishop 227-8627

108 3rd Ave. NW, Dayton Great Investment opportunity! Needs a little TLC but has potential! This home has several new windows and some vinyl siding. $9,500 MLS# R19485 Jim Kesterson • 571-0672

1241 N. 25th St. Fort Dodge

This home has the updates that the modem family is looking for! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home may be the home that you have been looking for within a block from Cooper School. The kitchen has been updates along with the bathroom along with newer flooring throughout most of the home. There is a huge family room in the lower level where the current family also uses as family room/toy room!

$105,000 MLS# 18711 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

1430 6th Ave. North, Fort Dodge

This 2 bedroom apartment is conveniently located and is a great income property! The main level apartment has living room, dining room, kitchen, den with laundry, two bedrooms, a full bath, and a 3/4 bath. The owner is currently living in this apartment. The upper apartment has a living room, kitchen den, two bedrooms, full bath and laundry. There is a 3 car detached garage with alley access!

$69,900 MLS# 19491 Jim Kesterson • 515-570-0672

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1202 S. 27th., Fort Dodge This two bedroom home is ready for a new owner. There is a 2 car attached garage separated by a breezeway. $39,900 MLS# 19302 Jim Kesertson 515-570-0672

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217 S. 12th St. This is an investors dream. This listing includes two houses, 217 and 221 S. 12th St., and is priced to sell. 5 apartments and a central location close to Fareway and downtown Fort Dodge, the possibilities are endless. $149,900 MLS# 18584 Todd McCubbin • 571-2110

1645 140th St., Clare

1507 N. 22nd St., Fort Dodge Looking for a 3 bdrm ranch style home? This home is move in ready! Updated bathroom, flooring, beautiful partially finished basement with wet bar, new roof 11/2018 with warranty, large fenced in yard and 2 car garage! $124,900 MLS# 19504 Stephanie Bishop • 515-227-8627

856 Boone St., Webster City Beautiful 2 story 4 bedroom home with wide woodwork, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, main floor laundry, and a master bedroom with master bath. Walk up attic and full basement. $159,900 MLS# 19215 Jim Kesterson 515-570-0672

821 7th Ave. N., Fort Dodge

Copy coming.

$39,900

MLS# 19501

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

This acreage has been updated in 2014 to include roof shingles, siding, maintenance free soffit, insulated windows, a large 2 story addition, HVAC, modern kitchen & bathrooms, appliances, walls, ceilings, and floor coverings! The new addition has split air and heat. The remainder of the house has forced hot air and central air conditioning. This home is located on a hard surface road with 2 sheds on site. $199,900 MLS# 18641

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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2761 17th Ave. N, Fort Dodge Come check out this 3 bdrm 2 bath ranch home in the Cooper area! Finished basement with family room, bar, bathroom and tons of storage! Yard is well landscaped with patio out back with fenced in yard and one car detached garage. $119,900 MLS# 19482 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

2311 9 1/2 Ave. South, Fort Dodge This is a solid house with many possibilities. It has been well taken care of and clean. All appliances stay with home. There is a small shed in the backyard. There is room for a garage or carport. This home would make someone an excellent home for years to come. $69,900 MLS# 19490 Kathryn Jondle • 351-8490

312 N 7th St., Fort Dodge Here is a nice house that has been remodeled and is ready to moved into! If you interested in viewing this home. $39,900 MLS# 19330 Jeremiah Condon 515 571-8326

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1457 National Avenue, Fort Dodge

This beautiful 3 bedroom home has a beautiful 16x34 in-ground pool that anyone would love!!

$189,500. MLS#19217 Jim Kesterson 570-0672

Residential & Commercial • Appraisal • Consulting • Rentals

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1248 5th Avenue N, Fort Dodge

2656 Woodland Dr., Fort Dodge

Looking for your dream home, this could be the one that you have been looking for. This 3 BR, 3 bath home sits on a quiet street that is tucked up against a wooded area in Kennedy Brown. The Kitchen has recently been remodeled along with all 3 bathrooms. The home has new flooring throughout! The main level includes 2 living spaces, a dining room, kitchen and main floor laundry!!

This is a nice acreage close to town. It is peaceful and serene. Move in ready. It has city water. This is a great value. Over one acre.

Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

Kathy Jondle • 515-351-8490

$219,900

MLS# 19232

2817 York Ave Somers

$89,900

MLS# 19634

Investment opportunity. This duplex on the North side can be your opportunity to be a landlord or increase your rental portfolio. Call Todd McCubbin today for investment details or to schedule a private showing.

$119,000 MLS# 19442 Todd McCubbin • 571-2110

821 South St.

Check out the amount of land that this home sits on in Rockwell City! This 3 bedroom, 2 story home sits on over an Acre of land. This home has a very spacious living area, dining area, and kitchen! Outside of the home, there is a large deck with a hot tub gazebo and large deck for entertaining. The yard is fenced in around the house and there is also a shed! $89,900 MLS#19610

Jeremiah Condon 515-571-8326

414 N. 9th St. This 3 apartment conversion is full at time of listing. $65,000 MLS# 18583 Todd McCubbin 571-2110

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1503 5th Avenue N, Fort Dodge

Investment opportunity. This duplex on the North side can be your opportunity to be a landlord or increase your rental portfolio. Call Todd McCubbin today for investment details or to schedule a private showing.

$89,000 MLS# 19443 Todd McCubbin • 571-2110

929 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge

2014 8th Ave N. Fort Dodge If you are looking for a home in a great area with some charm this may be the house for you! $149,900 MLS# 19520 Jeremiah Condon 571-8326

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2131 7th Ave N. Fort Dodge Looking for a fixer upper with great potential? Here’s a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom brick home with more functional and good small floor plan in a great location! $29,000 MLS#19516 Mary Ann Flores • 570-9522

This two bedroom bungalow has a beautiful updated kitchen with custom cabinets with quarter sawn red oak and corian countertops! The bedroom has built in custom cabinets on both sides of the bed for extra storage. The space between the custom cabinets allow for a queen size bed! The second bedroom has built in shelving. The bath also has a custom built vanity and mirror assembly! The basement has a finished den that was previously used as an office! The garage has a workshop area and can house 2 vehicles. There are multiple custom cabinets and drawers in the HEATED garage! The yard is fenced and has a patio area! This home is a MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!!

$89,900 MLS#19372 Lois Ludwig • 571-1757

1245 N 24th St., Fort Dodge

Here is a 3 bedroom ranch style home in the heart of the Cooper School area. This home has had one owner for a very long time and has been very well maintained. The home has newer windows throughout, oversized finished 1 car garage, fenced in yard, and shed.

$129,900 MLS# 19410 Jeremiah Condon 571-8326

544 4th Ave. N., Fort Dodge This home sits on a nice piece of land. The home needs TLC and is being sold as-is. It has a good furnace, breakers and I very spacious yard and shed. Contract offers welcomed. $9,000 MLS#19296 Jeremiah Condon 515-571-8326

1637 N. 25th St., Fort Dodge Come check out this Updated Home!! This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath ranch style home is a block from Cooper School in a quiet neighborhood with a spacious fenced in back yard. The lower level has over 400 square feet of finished basement, including a family room, 2nd Bath and non-conforming Bedroom! This home has updated electrical and in 2016/2017 there has been a new Roof, Siding, Soffits, Windows, and Gutters! Not to mention, ALL new appliances in the Kitchen! $109,900 MLS#19188 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

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1430 10th Ave N. Fort Dodge Here is a monster of house! This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home could be just the house that you need for the family. The living space and dining area are very spacious and great for entertaining a good size family. $89,900 MLS# 19514 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

325 D St., Fort Dodge Emaculate 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms! Freshly painted throughout, new flooring, and tons of storage. Sit on the back porch and enjoy the peace and quiet. $74,900 MLS# 19579 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

Looking for 2 acres of land with an old Farmhouse. This 5 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath home may be waiting for you. There are natural hardwood floors through this home. Newly remodeled bathroom and porch! As you walk into this main level, you will appreciate the original woodwork and finished done to the home. The rooms are all very spacious with the master bedroom on the main level and 4 other bedrooms and a bath upstairs. It appears that the unfinished basement was once used as an entertainment area with a pool table. Call Jeremiah Condon today if you would like to schedule a time see this acreage.

$110,000 MLS# 19431 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

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1861 Cornella Dr. Clarion Come kick off your flip flops, jump on a boat, go water skiing or relax lakeside with your family and friends at this luxury lake home! Lake Cornelia provides beautiful trails surrounding the perimeter, parks, beaches, and to top it off a spectacular fireworks show on the 4th of July! $379,999 MLS# 17902 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

1099 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge 2,362 square foot of lease space now available! This lease space is located in the Maggio Building on the upper floor! There is a reception area and 8 individual offices. The front office is 10 x 14 and has it’s own private 1/2 bath and closet! There is a break room and a men’s and women’s restrooms! The tenant will pay gas and lights. The owner pays all taxes, water, lawn care, and snow removal. This space could be used for multiple uses such as medical, dental, businesses and professional services. $1,800 MLS#19503 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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713 B Street, Fort Dodge This 2 bedroom bungalow is ready for a new owner. Updates include walls, ceilings, and floor coverings. The basement has a finished family room with a fireplace. There is a radon mitigation system installed. The yard is fenced! $84,900 MLS# 19390 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

No Photo Available 2419 5th Ave. S. Suite A, Fort Dodge 2,160 square feet of office space available. This property was previously used as the Blood Center. This building would be perfect for medical office uses! $2,160 MLS# 19299 Jim Kesterson 515-570-0672

910 1st Ave. N.

3,480 sq. ft. of professional office space with additional 4,800 sq ft of garage/ warehouse space located in downtown Fort Dodge. Owner will consider a negotiable lease. $195,000 MLS# 18193 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

2422 5th Ave., South Fort Dodge Access off the Corridor of Commerce 5th Ave. S.) and off S. 26th St. near driveway for Wells Fargo Bank. $259,000 MLS# 18302 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

142 N. 9th St. Commercial office building located just north of downtown Fort Dodge. $179,000 MLS# 18647 Jim Kesterson 570-0672

1864 Cornelia Dr., Clarion Lot with garage or storage for a boat. Water & sewer are hooked up. $35,000 MLS# 18085 Stephanie Bishop 227-8627

1306 A St. West, Fort Dodge Corner Lot where the Colonial Inn once stood. $325,000 MLS# 19484A Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

LOT 2 FTD DIERSEN

Fort Dodge Two 5+ acres building sites / $89,900 each / Seller will finance. Buy now on contract and build later. $89,900 MLS# 16681 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

17 acres of opportunity awaits the future owner of this property. Zoned for commercial development and is over 27 acres when joined with the adjoining property. $1,225,000 MLS#18572 Todd McCubbin • 571-2110

Parker Dr., Fort Dodge Approx 11 acres irregular shaped lot. $71,500 MLS# 19298 Jim Kesterson 570-0672

712 Central Ave. Multi-story combination retail and warehouse located near the Webster County Courthouse in downtown Fort Dodge. $295,000 MLS# 18093 Jim Kesterson 570-0672

2711 27th Ave. N.

800 Block of Kenyon Rd.

Bare lot across from Unity Point Hospital. $249,000

MLS# 18639A

Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

Looking for that just right lot, look no more, this 80x135 lot in The Woodlands is a great location to build. Buy now and build in the spring. Great area of new homes. $34,900 MLS# 17049 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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JAMES P. KESTERSON BROKER/OWNER

Stephanie Bishop 227-8627

Jeremiah Condon 571-8326

Tom Condon 351-1694

Mary Ann Flores 570-9522

Kathy Jondle 351-8490

Lois Ludwig 571-1757

Todd McCubbin 571-2110

Britt Shelton 408-5524

515-570-0672

1926 1ST AVE. SOUTH, FORT DODGE • 515-955-7714

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525 14th Ave South, Ford Dodge Super cute update 2 bdrm bungalow! NEW furnace, central air, water heater, windows, drywall, all new flooring on main level and completely remodeled full bath and kitchen. All new stainless appliances. Fresh coat of paint on interior and exterior. $79,900 MLS# 19508

Stephanie Bishop 227-8627

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1040 Forest Ave, Fort Dodge

Are you looking to build?! This may be a great piece of land for you! This nice chunk of wooded area is located off of Forest Ave and tucked up against the Snell-Crawford Park. This lot has gas, electric, and water lines already buried underground. This land also is offering some tax abatements if you were to build.

$65,900 MLS# 19359 Jeremiah Condon • 571-8326

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1008 Forest Ave, Fort Dodge

Looking to Build in the heart of Fort Dodge?! Here is a nice quiet neighborhood that is tucked up to a wooded area. This may be the perfect spot for you to Build. There are Tax abatements offered with this property as well.

$65,900 MLS# 19361 Jeremiah Condon 571-8326

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2650 200th Street, Fort Dodge Subject to Survey/Assessments and taxes will be based on survey. 11 additional acres are available to the rear. $140,000 MLS# 19448 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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Commercial/Industrial Park Commercial lots for sale in this new development. 1.5 acres to 35 acres available in this large Industrial Park. For details call Jim Kesterson 570-0672.

Residential & Commercial • Appraisal • Consulting • Rentals

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JAMES P. KESTERSON BROKER/OWNER

Stephanie Bishop 227-8627

Jeremiah Condon 571-8326

Tom Condon 351-1694

Mary Ann Flores 570-9522

Kathy Jondle 351-8490

Lois Ludwig 571-1757

Todd McCubbin 571-2110

Britt Shelton 408-5524

515-570-0672

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718 N. 3rd St., Fort Dodge

2 BR. 1 Bath. $89,500 MLS# 19510 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

3585 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge

Automotive service building. Two oil change pits, two service bays, showroom, offices. Turn key operation. $479,000 MLS# 18591 Jim Kesterson • 570-0672

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2298 South River Road, Fort Dodge

613 Willson Ave, Webster City $24,900 MLS# 19571 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

Known as Sports Park Raceway/Mineral City Speedway. 150+/- For sale. Great price. $649,000 MLS# 19555 Todd McCubbin 515-571-2110

850 S 18th St

If you’re looking to open your own family business? Here’s a business opportunity for you! All equipment, stainless steel fridge and second fridge stays. $45,000 MLS#19612 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

1414 Central Ave., Fort Dodge

This commercial office building is centrally located and has many possibilities! $185,000 MLS#19317 Todd McCubbin 570-0672

133, 135, 137 Main Street, Lehigh

This includes 3 propervties for under $10,000! With over 7,500 square feet these buildings could be transformed into something special.

$9,900 MLS# 19515 Jeremiah Condon • 515-571-8326

E L A S ING D N E P 1519 N. 28th, Fort Dodge

$124,500 MLS# 19527 Stephanie Bishop • 227-8627

No Photo Available 36-87-27 SF 330th Stratford, IA

This lot is along the Des Moines River by Stratford right at the Webster County line on 340th Street. The land has river bank and is close to DNR land.

$30,375 MLS# 19531 Kathy Jondle • 515-351-8490

LOT 10 FTD CTC Ind Park 10 acres of opportunity awaits the future owner of this property zoned for commercial development and is over 27 acres when joined with the adjoining property. $700,000 MLS# 18573 Todd McCubbin • 571-2110

7th Ave South Fort Dodge 50’x80’ Lot Zoned Residential

$4,000 MLS# 19530 Kathy Jondle 515-351-8490

414 Thomas Street, Callender Storefront in Callender is the perfect space for you to start your own small business. $30,000 MLS#19423 Todd McCubbin 570-0672

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Outdoor improvements that boost home value Whether home improvement projects are design to improve the interior or exterior of a house, focusing on renovations that make the most financial sense can benefit homeowners in the long run. The right renovations can be assets if and when homeowners decide to sell their homes. So how does one get started? First and foremost, speak to a local real estate agent who is knowledgeable about trends in the community. While a swimming pool may be something coveted in one area, it may impede sales in another. It also helps to study generalized trends and data from various home improvement industry analysts to guide upcoming projects. The following outdoor projects are just a few renovations that tend to add value. • Fire pit: A fire pit is a great place to gather most months of the year. Bob Vila and CBS news report that a fire pit realizes a 78 percent return on investment, or ROI. • Outdoor kitchen: Many buyers are looking to utilize their yards as an extension of interior living areas. Cooking, dining and even watching TV outdoors is increasingly popular. Outdoor living areas can be custom designed and built. In addition, prefabricated modular units that require a much smaller commitment of time and money are available. • Patio: Homeowners who do not already have a patio will find that adding one can increase a home’s value. Patios help a home look neat, add useable space and may help a home to sell quickly. The experts at Space Wise, a division of Extra Space Storage, say that refinishing, repairing and building a new patio offers strong ROI. • Deck: Deck can be as valuable as patios. A deck is another outdoor space that can be used for entertaining, dining and more. Remodeling magazine’s 2018 “Cost vs. Value” report indicates that an $11,000 deck can add about $9,000 in resale value to the home, recouping around 82 percent of the project’s costs. • Door update: Improve curb appeal with a new, high-end front door and garage doors. If that’s too expensive, a good cleaning and new coat of paint can make an old door look brand new. These easy fixes can improve a home’s look instantly. • New landscaping: The National Association of Realtors says an outdoor makeover that includes well-thought out landscaping can net 105 percent ROI. Installing a walkway, adding stone planters, mulching, and planting shrubs are ideas to consider. Many different outdoor projects can add value to a home. 10

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1302 Central ave, Suite 200 Fort DoDge, ia 50501 515-576-5703

www.Guthrierealty.net Scott Underberg Katie Underberg 515-571-2761 515-571-1821 scott@guthrierealty.net

Broker Owner

Completely Renovated

katie@guthrierealty.net

19310

$449,900

1181 Colonial Drive • Fort Dodge

Owner

5 BR - 4 Bath 3878 sq. ft.

Call Scott Underberg 575-571-2761 Paul Butterfield 515-570-0131

Don Carlson 515-269-8431

Jesse Dencklau 515-408-6625

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Dwight Guthrie 515-246-2061

$339,900

1750 Jonathan Drive, Fort Dodge

515-571-2761

Mandy Zwiefel 515-368-3531

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Brandon Ure 515-351-9461

19187

5 BR - 3 Bath 1821 sq. ft. Scott Underberg R FE ING OF ND PE

Katie Hamlow 515-408-7852

New Iowa Central Construction

19566

$164,900

1643 Elmhurst Ave. Fort Dodge 3 BR - 1.75 Bath 1,309 sq. ft. Call Katie Hamlow 515-408-7852 19549

$179,900

2227 Lakewood Trail Fort Dodge, IA 3 BR - 1.5 Bath

1,1508 sq. ft.

Scott Underberg 515-571-2761

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1302 Central ave, Suite 200 Fort DoDge, ia 50501 515-576-5703

www.Guthrierealty.net 19353

$109,900

1120 3rd Ave. N. Fort Dodge 7 BR - 1.5 Bath 1,202 sq. ft. Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 G

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1415 North 14th St. Fort Dodge 3 BR - 2.5 Bath 1,444 sq. ft. Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 19629

$22,500

1432 3rd Avenue No. Fort Dodge 3 BR - 1.75 Bath 796 sq. ft. Call Brandon Ure 515-351-9461

Still time to pick your finishes!

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Quality Features Such As: • vaulted ceiling in great room/kitchen • master suite w/walk-in closet • upgraded carpet & pad • 6 panel doors • main floor laundry • full basement • 2x6 exterior walls • architectural shingles

$190K to 240K OFFER PENDING

Here is your chance to become part of the new Badger Ridge addition to the city of Badger. Lot prices in Phase 1 vary from $19,900 to $29,900 and range in sizes from .37 acres to .54 acres. Most lots have curb and gutter. MANY builder options still available. Contact us TODAY to learn more about this new and exciting addition.

SOLD

New Custom Homes

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1302 Central ave, Suite 200 Fort DoDge, ia 50501 515-576-5703

www.Guthrierealty.net 19495

$119,900

930 Williams Dr #2 Fort Dodge 3 BR - 2.75 Bath 1,071 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 19547

$79,900

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$64,500

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216 N. 18th St. Fort Dodge 3 BR - 1 Bath 1232 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 19043 $249,900 Lot 3 Badger Ridge Addition Badger 4 BR - 2 Bath 1,624 sq. ft. Call Paul Butterfield 515-570-0131 19519

$23,500

1216 S 24th St. Fort Dodge 3 BR - 1 Bath 960 sq. ft. Call Jesse Dencklau 515-408-6625 14

$59,900

19559

$49,900

710 9th Ave No. Fort Dodge 2 BR - 1 Bath 934 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761

2494 Riverside Trail • Otho 3 BR - 1 Bath 1632 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761

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417 North 15th St. Fort Dodge 4 BR - 1 Bath 1308 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 $139,900

2714 North 13th place., Fort Dodge 3 BR - 1 Bath 936 sq. ft. Call Scott Underberg 515-571-2761 19323

$132,265

$4,500 per acre

37.79 Acre Agricultural Zoning Scott Underberg 515-571-2761

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3405 5th Ave. S. Fort Dodge 515-955-5800

Gery Cook BROKER, OWNER

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955-8815 Cell:

570-6208

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2238 142ND ST, FORT DODGE This home offers a unique one of a kind floor plan (4 levels) on a nice wooded lot in Timberlane Addition. This 4 bedroom (1 non conforming), 2 bath home offer lots of living space on all four levels, oak kitchen, slider in dining area to the deck which overlooks the wooded back yard. Home offers newer flooring’18 and ‘19, newer roof ‘18, recently painted ‘19, new eves and gutter guard and exterior painted in ‘16 , new septic, nicely landscape. Two car car 24’ X24’ heated detached garage and shed. MLS#19411 $164,900 • Gery Cook 515-570-6208

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MOLLY JOHNSON 515-571-2590

1517 1ST AVE. SOUTH • FORT DODGE, IA 50501

CO-OWNER/CO-BROKER

CARY CLARK 515-570-2860

(515)955 - 3828 REMAXFORTDODGE.COM

EDWARD JOHLL 515-408-0156

TRADITIONAL COLONIAL FAMILY HOME Located in the Woodlands, this gorgeous home boasts 5 bedrooms + 5 baths! Lg master suite, MF Laundry & sunroom, fin LL, 3 car heated & finished gar., fenced yd.

19616

Call Molly Johnson at 515-571-2590!

$475,000

1906 ELMHURST AVE, HUMBOLDT Don’t miss out on this beautiful craftsman style home, located in Humboldt. This home offers a formal dining room with built-in cabinets, main floor laundry, 2 master suites, gas fireplace, finished lower level, and a deck with a peaceful view. This home is offered at $342,900. Call Lindsey McKinney to schedule your private showing today. Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123. 19472 $342,900

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CINDY MULRONEY 515-570-1707

LINDSEY MCKINNEY 515-570-4123 CO-OWNER/CO-BROKER

MIKE MULRONEY 515-570-0298

GET READY FOR LAKE TIME! Twin Lakes 4 season lake home on the Sunset side of the lake! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Large lake-side sunroom w/skylights and gorgeous views. Wrap-around deck, 2 car attached gar, boat lift w/electric Motor + dock, all appliances stay.

18872

Call Molly Johnson at 515-571-2590!

$438,000

1320 10TH AVE N. EXCEPTIONAL TUDOR HOME. Located in Historic Snell Crawford area, this beautiful home boasts 4 bedrooms & 6 baths. You’ll love the gourmet kitchen w/commercial grade appliances, the charm of old mixed w/new. Master suite, 2 Story Tudor room, too many features to mention! Beautifully landscaped, wooded yard, gazebo & 3 car attached garage. 19640

Call Molly Johnson at 515-571-2590!

$328,500

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2829 N 28TH STREET A beautifully landscaped .35 acre lot in The Woodlands provides the backdrop for this 1 1/2 story home. Just a few of the features of the home are: a new sand dune roof, new rye maple real wood floors throughout, large kitchen with a bar and an open concept dining room, vaulted ceilings, ADT home security system and a large deck with private views of a corn field behind the property. Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123. 19578 $318,500

22391 LIBERTY LANE, FORT DODGE COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE CLOSE TO TOWN 1,757 SF ranch w/ 5 bdrms, 3 full baths, formal DR, Open floor plan, master suite, MF Laundry, lg fin. LL, 3 car insulated gar., 2 level deck, low taxes & utilities. Call Molly Johnson 515-571-2590. 19596 $298,500

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1210 COUNTRY CLUB LANE, MANSON Manson living at its finest! This 4 bedroom home is located on the golf course in Manson and features updated flooring, beautiful granite kitchen, spacious deck, newer roof and new siding. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to live in your dream home. Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123. 19456 $284,900

1520 TIMBERLANE • FORT DODGE Searching for “the perfect house?” Well search no more! This 5 bedroom walk out ranch with almost 1/2 an acre lot is ready for you to call home. The Master suite features a newly remodeled bath with walk-in shower, heated floor, remodeled kitchen with new Corian counters, and new hardwood floors in Kitchen & Dining room are just a few amazing features of this beautiful home. Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123. 19642 $249,500

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1005 NATIONAL AVE. BADGER, IA Spacious ranch on 2.2 acres between Fort Dodge & Humboldt on Lone Tree Rd! 2,030 SF has NEWER: ML 3/4 bath/laundry; oak kitchen, foyer & pantry. Gas FP in LR, Pella slim shade windows throughout. Brick & vinyl siding; att. 3-car garage & newer RoJohn roof (2016). 4 Season room can be heated, has 5 sliding doors, wainscoted vaulted ceiling, laminate floor & ceiling light fan. Trees & wildlife abound! Call Cindy Mulroney (515)570-1707 19562 $254,900

1948 STADIUM DR. 3 stories of living! Wooded ravine view, 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, open floor plan, lofted area up & fully finished LL walk-out. All appliances included. Deck w/ storage, 2 car gar. 5,000 rebate for flooring. Call Molly Johnson 515-571-2590. 19639 $248,500

1517 1ST AVE. SOUTH • FORT DODGE, IA 50501

(515)955 - 3828 remaxfortdodge.com

MOLLY JOHNSON 515-571-2590

LINDSEY MCKINNEY 515-570-4123

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CARY CLARK 570-2860

EDWARD JOHLL 515-408-0156

CINDY MULRONEY 515-570-1707

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1517 1ST AVE. SOUTH FORT DODGE, IA 50501 (515)955 - 3828 • remaxfortdodge.com

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LINDSEY MCKINNEY 515-570-4123

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You will love this brick home w/new roof, radon system, carpet & newer furnace, CA & garage door opener. Other amenities include MF laundry, Pella slim shade windows, formal DR, beautifully finished LL w/2 more BR’s, rec room, bar, 3/4 bath & storage area. 18x14.6 deck to large back yard w/shed. 2.5 garage has overhead door, walk-in door & pull down stairs to attic. Cooper SD. Call Cindy Mulroney 515-570-1707.

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153 6TH ST. SE, BADGER BADGER RANCH 4 Bedroom, 2 3/4 bath ranch built in 2001. This home features a double lot, an open floor plan, main floor laundry, beautiful deck off eat-in-kitchen area, and an over sized shed in backyard. Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123. 19380 $209,500

445 LOOMIS AVE NEW LISTING 3+ BR, 1.75 bath home located on desirable Loomis Ave! Newer roof (2014); CA (2016); Rheem furnace (2011) & WH (2020). WB fireplace in LR, nice sized BRs, LL rec room & 2 car attached garage w/ breezeway & screened porch. 100x135 size lot. Feelhaver SD. Call Cindy Mulroney at (515) 570-1707. 19615 $144,900

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768 9TH AVE N. FORT DODGE BY ISAAC WALTON POND Private location, nestled in the woods. This 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath needs some updating, but has a lot of space and a beautiful setting. Peaceful deck, 2 car garage w/extra parking. Call Molly Johnson at 515-571-2590. 19276 $128,500

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1521 5TH AVE NO., FORT DODGE NEW LISTING. 3+++BR, 1.75 bath 1.5 story, 1,431 SF on 50x140 size lot. Newer roof, vinyl siding, circuit breakers & some doors. Some replaced windows, CA, WS & HW floors. Stove W&D, & wireless fire alarms stay. Renters pays utilities. Duncombe SD. Call Cindy Mulroney at 570-1707 $79,900

1668 11TH AVE N. EXPECT TO BE IMPRESSED! Few homes have been maintained as well as this beautiful 3 bedroom brick home. An opportunity not to be missed. All this home needs is YOU! Call Lindsey McKinney. 515-570-4123. 19235 $119,500

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EDWARD JOHLL 515-408-0156

$77,500

CINDY MULRONEY 515-570-1707

MIKE MULRONEY 515-570-0298

1486 20TH AVE N #9D Superb “top-level” Coachlight condo overlooking the Courtyard & in-ground pool. A beautifully updated & open floor plan offers a spacious living room & dining space w/new laminate floors, 2 BR’s, 1 bath. On-site storage & a one-car garage w/EO. Call Cary Clark 515-570-2860 19439 $77,900

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bldg w/2 overhead doors, one entry door, sky lights & gravel floor. Vinyl siding & newer roof except porch to west. 20x12 deck. House needs some TLC, but is very nice for someone who wants to be in the country! Call Cindy Mulroney 570-1707 18943 $73,900 1012 CENTRAL AVE. COMMERCIAL FORT DODGE Why rent when you can OWN this beautifully updated, centrally located commercial space! All HVAC, plumbing and electrical recently updated. This space boasts 6656 sq ft of potential! Call Lindsey McKinney at 515-570-4123 to view this amazing property today! 19575 $390,000

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READY-MADE FOR 1ST TIME HOMEBUYERS! This cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath is located just a block away from the park and aquatic center in Manson. There is a large yard w/privacy fence and a new 15x20 deck off the back door. It has a newer steel roof, updated tile bathroom and new picture window.

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NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING SELF SERVE CAR WASH + 5 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING. Well maintained car wash w/4 bays, customer snack area & supply storage area. Several all-year wash bays w/automatic doors. Plus a 5 unit apt. building fully occupied w/long term tenants.

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Call Cindy Mulroney at 515-570-1707.

$450,000

1234-1ST AVE. NO. COMMERCIAL BEAUTY SALON Ever dream of owning your own beauty salon? You can make that happen w/this centrally located building w/4 stations! Nice entry room, 2 (1/2) baths, tanning room... even comes w/an attached garage! The upper half is a 1 BR apartment w/renter! Start your own business & start making money! Call Cindy Mulroney at 515-570-1707 19324 $69,900

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Kati Lemberg 571-3530

1100 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge 515-302-8633

Craig Patterson 570-0804

Kyle Egemo 571-5432

Heather Vandi 571-8212

Jim Schwan 570-8608

Jim Egemo 570-5232

2016 Oak Circle • $424,500

1301 6th Ave North • Fort Dodge $289,900

Spectacular 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3 stall heated garage Ranch home with over 4, 800 sq ft of living space. This Deer Creek Estates property has 1.12 acres of land overlooking a pond. Custom Quarter Sawn Oak kitchen cabinets that include quartz countertops, island and large walk-in pantry. Open floor plan with large Great Room and fireplace. The 9’ ceilings give a very open feel to the main floor. Master suite with shower and jetted tub, 3 additional bedrooms on the main floor, and one in the lower level. The lower level offers a large family room, including a wet bar. Do you like the idea of having your own personal Home Theater? This Theater is Like No Other and is a Must See. Large deck with and large patio for entertaining. MLS# 19039 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

Warm & Welcoming, 4 BR home situated on a spacious lot near Feelhaver School. Over 2, 300 sq ft with main floor laundry, 1/2 bath, formal living & dining. Beautiful kitchen with cherry cabinets, center island, Quartz countertops, under cabinet lighting & stainless steel appliances. Open concept kitchen & family room with gas fireplace. Hardwood floors, ceramic tile & newer carpet throughout. Large master suite with 3/4 bath & luxurious, FULL bath with soaking tub, tile shower & frameless glass enclosure. Enclosed sun porch & large deck. Call Kati Lemberg (515) 571-353

1036 S 15th Street • $95,900 A combination of old style quality R and new style charm, this 3 BR FE ING home provides plenty of space F inside and out. With almost an acre O ND of land the extended back yard PE has an amazing wooded view that can be enjoyed from the 164 sf deck. Natural oak floors have been preserved and finished throughout the main and upper floors along with almost all of the original woodwork. You also have a choice between boiler or furnace heat as there is one of each. Located on a quiet dead end street this family friendly home is ready for the next chapter. MLS# 19563 • Kyle Egemo 515-571-5432

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1743 North 11th St • $282,000 If you crave privacy, consider this 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch with 3,000 sq feet of living space, llocated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Oak Forest addition. This ranch offers multiple family rooms, updated kitchen, dining room, large spacious bedrooms, along with beautiful curb appeal & beautiful views. If it’s time to upgrade, call today! MLS# 19463 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

1416 North 31st Street • $169,000

2811 No 25th St. • $369,500

4 BRs, 3 Baths, 1504 sq. ft. MLS# 19483 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

Quality built 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Ranch home in the Woodlands Addition. Oak kitchen with 2 separate dining areas. Spacious living room with vaulted ceilings. Master suite offers Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor with 2 bedrooms in the lower level. Very large and open family room in the lower level offering fireplace, stereo and kitchenette. Tons of storage area. The fenced back yard offers a huge pond and plentiful perennials to enjoy spring thru fall. $369,500.00 MLS# 19626 • Craig Patterson 515-570-0804

2602 Williams Drive • $219,900

This 3 bedroom ranch has been well maintained and updated. Located in a beautiful quuiet neighborhood. Attached 2 car garage, main floor family room with gas fireplace, updated kitchen with custom cabinets by Fletcher, water heater, softener, sump pump, E.E. furnace and newer roof. MLS# 19532 • Jim Egemo 515-570-5232

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Jamie Lara 408-2265

S. 32nd St. • $81,000 Each

NEW LISTING. Prime lots sitting on 1.16 acres that is zoned light Industrial. Three total lots of 1.16 acres. MLS# 18574 • Call Jim Schwan at 515-570-8608

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Kati Lemberg 571-3530

1100 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge 515-302-8633

Craig Patterson 570-0804

930 14th Ave N. • $117,900 Ready, Set, Go. E IC ED This home offers 3 R bedrooms, beautiful P UC D hardwood floors, new RE windows throughout, a spacious basement with many possibilities, with a single stall garage, and a large corner lot. MLS# 19378 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

Jamie Lara 408-2265

Heather Vandi 571-8212

Kyle Egemo 571-5432

Jim Schwan 570-8608

Jim Egemo 570-5232

R 1669 North 30th Street • $172,500 FE ING F Relax O NonDthe Front Porch of This Charming Ranch...You’ll this spick & span 3 PEbedroom, adore plus 3 bath, 2 car garage home

listed in a terrific family neighborhood where people look out for each other. This property offers an updated kitchen w/cherry cabinets, beautiful new floors, a master 1/2 bath, finished basement with additional non-conforming bedroom, newly updated bathroom with a walk in tile shower & large open family room for additional living space. Convenient to everything! Easy to own price of $172,500. To see it today, call Jamie. MLS# 19553 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

1616 Rolling Hills Dr. • $259,500

3562 9th Ave N • $250,000

Need room to roam? This spaR cious 6 bedroom, 3 bath ranch FE ING F home offers over 2200 square O D feet of living space on the main EN P floor. Open floor concept with huge family room off of the spacious Oak kitchen. All stainless appliances remain with sale. Newer vinyl plank flooring throughout the main floor living areas. Very large master suite with full walk in closet. Additional bedrooms are very spacious. Lower level offers large rec room and plenty of storage. Back yard is very private with deck and storage shed. Main Floor Laundry. MLS# 19203 • Craig Patterson 515-570-0804

Gypsum Creek Crossing is excited to share with you Model #2! This Townhome offers the same open floor plan with 1445 square feet, 10’ ceilings, main floor laundry/mudroom, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Piece master bath and additional full bath, a stunning kitchen with shaker style cabinets, granite counter tops that includes a gas range, dishwasher, microwave hood and refrigerator. Buyers also have the option for an additional amount, to finish the basement that would include 2 more bedrooms, another full bath and family room. MLS# 19599 • Heather Vandi 515-571-8212

1010 N 13th Street • $219,900

2210 North 15th Street • $150,000

Picture-Perfect... Plenty of TLC is reflected in this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath rambler. You’ll love it’s updated kitchen, massive living room with a gas fireplace, tastefully elegant dining room, and beautiful window covered sunroom. This home has been updated from top to bottom, including an oversized master suite with a beautiful walk-in glass shower. The upper level also comes with a well proportioned laundry room off of the main bathroom. Tip-top shape for $219,900. MLS# 19404 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

Excellent commercial lot for retail. 2.22 acres on west side of North 15th St just south of the Station convenience store. Priced at $150, 000. MLS# 19625 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

1428 9th Ave No • $49,900

1432 S. 25th St. • $26,000

3 bedroom 1 bath in a nice R central location. . . Investors FE ING F O ND or first time home buyers this spacious 3 bedroom PE with a 2 car garage offers a large living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms upstairs with attic that can be used for living space. MLS#19161 • Jamie Lara • 515-408-2265

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Make this one bedroom one bath home with a double garage, yours today! Priced at only $27,900.

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Kati Lemberg 571-3530

Craig Patterson 570-0804

1100 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge 515-302-8633

Jamie Lara 408-2265

Kyle Egemo 571-5432

Heather Vandi 571-8212

Jim Schwan 570-8608

Jim Egemo 570-5232

17391428 Paragon 9th Ave Avenue No • $49,900 • $129,900

NEW BUILD • EAGLE GROVE

Love & Care are the hallmarks of this 3 bedroom ranch located north of town. This property has had 1 owner & sits on over a 1/2 acre lot, garden area in the back & w maintenance free exterior. Shared well with 3 others & the well was replaced in 2016, each homeowner pays $60.00 a year. At only $139, 900 & low taxes, it’s ready for you to make your move. Call Jamie at Legacy Realty, MLS#19567 • 515-408-2265

Classic Builders presents the Madison ranch in the Maier addition, located in Eagle Grove! This home offers an open floor plan with 3 BR’s, 2 Baths with over 1,600 sq ft and 2x6 construction. You will enjoy cooking in this spacious kitchen featuring custom tile backsplash, quartz/granite counters, island overlooking great room with fireplace and dining area w/sliders to deck. Relax in this spacious master bedroom with tray ceiling, large windows allowing lots of natural lighting, master bath with dual vanity, private toilet room, large walk in closet conveniently connected to MF laundry/mud room. The open staircase leading to the basement offers tons of possibilities for you to add your own touches & a 3 car attached garage. Heather Vandi 515-571-8212

20154 230th St, Fort Dodge • $139,500

NEW BUILD • EAGLE GROVE

Easy living in this 3 bedroom Savage area ranch with 1 3/4 bath with a double attached garage and large fenced in yard. Priced at $147,500. MLS# 19452 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608 1006 S 22nd St • $55,900 Looking for affordable commercial building?? This 1269 square foot commercial space offer an office area, bathroom and storage area with overhead door off of the alley. It currently has a paint room set up with ventilation exhaust system. Located in a good traffic count location front and back parking MLS# 19422 • Heather Vandi 515-571-8212

NEW BUILD • EAGLE GROVE

20 Morning Side Eagle Grove • $219,000

22 Morning Side Dr. • $219,000 Classic Builders Lincoln Ranch plan with 2x6 construction, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 3 car attached garage. Modern, open floor plan offers spacious living room with stone fireplace. Quartz counter tops throughout the bathrooms and kitchen featuring custom cabinets, tile backsplash and hardwood flooring that extends into the dining area with sliders to the deck off the back of the home. Laundry room/ mud room with built-in lockers is off of the kitchen with access to 3 car garage. Master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and full bath with double vanity and tile shower. Photos are of similar Lincoln plan. MLS# 18413 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

NEW BUILD • EAGLE GROVE 16 Morning Side • $219,000 Classic Builders presents the Madison ranch floor plan, with a front porch located in Maier addition. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, & over 1600 sq ft finished and 2x6 construction. This home features a front porch, great kitchen space gives you room to cook and entertain! Painted cabinets, quartz/granite countertops & custom tile backsplash complete this kitchen. There are 2 bedrooms & a full bath on one side of the home & the master suite on the opposite side of the home. The master suite features a tray ceiling, large walk in closet which connects to the laundry/mudroom and a beautiful master bath that has dual vanity and a separate toilet room MLS# 18669 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

NEW BUILD • EAGLE GROVE

8 Morning Side Dr. • $219,000

18 Morning Side Dr. • $219,000

Classic Builders presents the Madison ranch floor plan, with a front porch located in Maier addition. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, & over 1600 sq ft finished & 2x6 construction. This home features a front porch, great kitchen space gives you room to cook and entertain! Painted cabinets, quartz/ granite countertops & custom tile back splash complete this kitchen. There are 2 bedrooms & a full bath on one side of the home & the master suite on the opposite side of the home. The master suite features a tray ceiling, large walk in closet which connects to the laundry/mudroom and a beautiful master bath that has dual vanity & a separate toilet room. MLS# 18760 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

Classic Builders presents the Madison ranch floor plan, with a front porch located in Maier addition. This home has 3 BRs, 2 baths & over 1600 sq ft finished & 2x6 construction. This home features a front porch, great kitchen space gives you room to cook and entertain! Painted cabinets, quartz/granite countertops & custom tile back splash complete this kitchen. There are 2 BRs & a full bath on one side of the home & the master suite on the opposite side of the home. The master suite features a tray ceiling, large walk in closet which connects to the laundry/mudroom & a beautiful master bath that has dual vanity & separate toilet room. MLS# 18759 • Heather Vandi 515-571-8212

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Kati Lemberg 571-3530

1100 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge 515-302-8633

Craig Patterson 570-0804

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING 3574 9th Ave North • $285,000 Welcome to Fort Dodge’s Newest housing addition, Gypsum Creek Crossing. This ranch townhome comes standard with 10’ ceilings on the main leve1,·4 bedrooms (2 main, 2 lowerwith egress). 3 bathrooms, master suite, and a 2 car garage. The home also features an open floor plan with Granite countertops and new appliances and a main floor laundry or lower level. If you’re looking for a brand new townhome look no further. Priced at $285,000 MLS# 19493 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

Jamie Lara 408-2265

Kyle Egemo 571-5432

Heather Vandi 571-8212

Jim Schwan 570-8608

Jim Egemo 570-5232

NEW BUILD • WILLIAMS BEND 1208 24th Avenue North • $264,900 Stunning NEW construction in Williams Bend Addition. The ‘Charlotte’ offers 3 main floor BR’s, 2 bathrooms, electric fireplace, master suite, 9’-10’ ceilings on the main level, deck and 3 stall garage. Striking finishes include antiqued Oak flooring, Norwich Dove cabinets & Bianco Aspen Quartz countertops. Your new home is waiting for you, come take a look! $264,900. MLS# 19540 • Kati Lemberg 515-571-3530

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

NEW BUILD • WILLIAMS BEND

3578 9th Ave N • $265,000

1154 24th Avenue North • $284,900

Welcome to Fort Dodge’s Newest housing addition, Gypsum Creek Crossing. This ranch townhome comes standard with 10’ ceilings on the main level, 4 bedrooms (2 main, 2 lower with egress), 2.75 bathrooms, master suite. and a 2 car garage. The home features also an open floor plan with Quartz countertops and new appliances and a main floor laundry or lower level. If you’re looking for a brand new townhome look no further. Priced at $265,000. MLS# 19492 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

Welcome to Williams Bend, Fort Dodge’s latest housing development... Ledgewood Builders Santa Fe plan comes standard with 9’-10’ ceilings on the main level, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fireplace, master suite.deck and a 3 car garage. The final ouches include miami white quartz countertops, hardie board siding, cabinets Norwich/painted black, luxury vinyl/ paramount rigidcore XL walnut brown & sod will be laid before closing. If you’re looking for a brand new home with an open floor plan, this is the time. MLS# 19534 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

NEW BUILD • WILLIAMS BEND

923 North 36th Street • $260,000

1150 24th Ave No. • $289,400

Gypsum Creek Crossing-UNIT 3 townhome, largest of the 3 plans available with 1, 585 sq ft and the ability to double your living space by finishing the lower level. Main level provides 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, main floor laundry, master suite & 2 car garage. An open floor plan with high quality craftsman style trim & doors, 10’ ceilings, Quartz countertops and new appliances. A full basement provides the option of 2 additional bedrooms with egress windows, full bathroom, family room & 2nd laundry location. Priced at $260,000. MLS# 19539 • Kati Lemberg 515-571-3530

Welcome to Williams Bend. Fort R Dodge’s latest housing development. FE ING F This Ledgewood Builders Reno plan O ND comes with 9-10’ ceilings, 4 bedrooms, PE 3 baths, Master Suite, open floor plan, finished basement with 9’ ceilings. 3 car garage. Kitchen cabinets are Norwich Latte, countertops are Raw Concrete Quartz. Plank vinyl flooring with carpet in bedrooms. Hardie board siding and 12 x 12 deck in back. MLS# 19536 • Craig Patterson 515-570-0804

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

NEW BUILD • WILLIAMS BEND

927 North 36th Street • $240,000

1204 24th Ave North • $289,900

Gypsum Creek Crossing-UNIT 3 townhome. This exceptional property offers 2 main floor bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, main floor laundry, master suite & 2 car garage. An open floor plan with high quality craftsman style trim & doors, 10’ ceilings, Granite countertops and new appliances. A full (unfinished) basement provides the option of 2 additional bedrooms with egress windows, full bathroom, family room & 2nd laundry location. Priced at $240,000. MLS# 19538 • Kati Lemberg 515-571-3530

Welcome to Williams Bend, Fort Dodge’s latest housing development. Spacious 3 bedroom Boston Style Ledgewood Builders ranch home with 2 baths and a 3 stall garage with 9’/10’high ceilings and fireplace. Norwich Alpine white cabinets with natural black granite countertops. Vinyl plank floorlng, carpet, and tile throughout. Hardie board siding on the exterior. Basement is not finished but has egress windows and an additional family room, bedroom, and bathroom could be added. This Is a spec home. If you’re looking for a brand new home with an open floor plan, this is the time. MLS# 19535 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

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Kati Lemberg 571-3530

1100 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge 515-302-8633

Craig Patterson 570-0804

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

Jamie Lara 408-2265

Kyle Egemo 571-5432

Heather Vandi 571-8212 Jim Egemo 570-5232

Jim Schwan 570-8608

NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

919 N 36th Street • $250,000

915 N 36th Street • $250,000

Gypsum Creek Crossing is excited to share with you Model #2! This Townhome offers the same open floor plan with 1445 square feet, 10' ceilings, main floor laundry/mudroom, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Piece master bath and additional full bath, a stunning kitchen with shaker style cabinets, granite counter tops that includes a gas range, dishwasher, microwave hood and refrigerator. Buyers also have the option for an additional amount, to finish the basement that would include 2 more bedrooms, another full bath and family room. MLS#19600 • Kyle Egemo 515-571-5432

Gypsum Creek Crossing is excited to share with you Model #2! This Townhome offers the same open floor plan with 1445 square feet, 10' ceilings, main floor laundry/mudroom, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Piece master bath and additional full bath, a stunning kitchen with shaker style cabinets, granite counter tops that includes a gas range, dishwasher, microwave hood and refrigerator. Buyers also have the option for an additional amount, to finish the basement that would include 2 more bedrooms, another full bath and family room.

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NEW BUILD • GYPSUM CREEK CROSSING

2210 North 15th Street • $150,000 Excellent commercial lot for retail. 2.22 acres on west side of North 15th St just south of the Station convenience store. MLS#19625 Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

MLS#19601 • Kyle Egemo 515-571-5432

3566 9th Ave. North • $250,000 Gypsum Creek Crossing is excited to share with you Model #2! This townhome offers the same open floor plan with 1445 square feet, 10’ ceilings, main floor laundry/ mudroom, 2 Bedrooms, 4 Piece master bath and additional full bath, a stunning kitchen with shaker style cabinets, granite counter tops that includes a gas range, dishwasher, microwave hood and refrigerator. Buyers also have the options for additional amount, to finish the basement that would include 2 more bedrooms, another full bath and family room. Home will be painted, sodded, and landscaped in the spring.

MLS# 19643 • Jim Schwan 515-570-8608

344 11th Avenue No. • $114,900

818 Agnes St Callender • $84,900

Round Prairie Charmer... Hurry to this cute 3BR story and a 1/2, with a 2car garage & 2 car shop area totaling over 1, 100 square feet, located on a large corner lot. This home offers a newer eat in kitchen open to a family room with a patio door to the deck for summer BBQ’s, nice sized main living room with French doors opening to the dining room, main floor bedroom, with the upper level having two. MLS# 19617 • Jamie Lara 515-408-2265

Small town living with lots of space and updates! This 2 Bedroom, 1 story has 1284 square feet with newer furnace, central air, and electrical. Everything on main floor including the laundry, walk in pantry, large living room, an updated kitchen with breakfast bar and built in hutch. Plus an additional family room, 3 season sunroom and covered patio leading to the 2 car garage and heated workshop. Seller is leaving appliances, brand new generator and air compressor.

1314 South 26th • $59,900

Looking for your first home? Look no further. This 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow is updated and move in ready. Priced at $59,900. MLS# 19604 Jim Schwan 515-570-8608 26

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809 Central Ave., Suite 350 Fort Dodge, IA 515-574-4663

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1305 RIDDLE, GOWRIE

1602 MAIN, GOWRIE 2 lots for sale Super location in Gowrie to build your dream home with a desirable southern exposure. Established yard. Small town living with low taxes and great schools. $14,000.

Call Jo Berkland 515-320-5162

1309 RIDDLE, GOWRIE

MAIN & 19TH STREET • MANSON

3rd Floor Boston Center. 7 upscale office suites. 2 private restrooms. 2 suites are currently leased. MLS #18746. Price Reduced $97,000 Call David Essing 515-570-4496

Savannah Ruhnke, Realtor Phone: 515 573-4911

FOR RENT

Realtor

Great lot for sale in the quaint town of Gowrie!. This lot is improved and ready for your new build. Open fields in the back of the property give this property a rural feel. Need more room? Two adjacent lots are also available to purchase with a potential of just under 1 acre! Small town living at its best! MLS #19120 $18,500. Call Jo Berkland 515-320-5162

809 3RD FLOOR, CENTRAL AVE.

Great lot for sale in the quaint town of Gowrie!. This lot is improved and ready for your new build. Open fields in the back of the property give this property a rural feel. Need more room? Two adjacent lots are also available to purchase with a potential of just under 1 acre! Small town living at its best! MLS #19121 $18,500. Call Jo Berkland 515-320-5162

Realtor

1307 RIDDLE, GOWRIE

Great lot for sale in the quaint town of Gowrie!. This lot is improved and ready for your new build. Open fields in the back of the property give this property a rural feel. Need more room? Two adjacent lots are also available to purchase with a potential of just under 1 acre! Small town living at its best! MLS #19119 $18,500. Call Jo Berkland 515-320-5162

at a great price!

MLS #19065

David Essing

Cell: 515-570-4496

Broker-President,Licensed in Iowa

Beautiful corner lot for building site. 105’ x 135’. MLS #19143. $7,500 Call David Essing 515-570-4496

SPECIALIZING IN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Lori Essing, Realtor Phone:

515 573-4911

809 Central Ave. Suite 350E FORT DODGE, IA • 515-573-4911 Office Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

These 2 can be combined to make 7 offices

809 Central Ave. Ste. 315

$375/mo.

Plus Gas & Electric.

809 Central Ave. Ste. 320

809 Central Ave., Suite 350W

$950/mo.

1605 1st Ave. N. Ste. 4

$475/mo.

Plus Gas & Electric.

+ Electric, 1,420 sq. ft. Includes: Large Reception Area & 3 to 4 Offices

All Utilities Included.

1605 1ST AVE. N. SUITES 1 & 2 840 sq. ft. office space $700 plus gas + electric Includes: Waiting Area, Receptionist Office with Window, 5 Private Offices, Storage Room, Common & Private Bathroom, Common Entrance.

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$375/mo.

809 CENTRAL AVE STE

RENTED

Small office space for rent.

$300 + Electric

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Troy D. Anderson

Keenan Schuur

515-570-2488

515-571-4468

Broker/Owner

Broker/Owner

ASSOCIATED REALTORS 1728 Central Ave., Fort Dodge • 515-955-7000

www.coldwellbankerfortdodge.com $185,000

2655 Woodland Drive Fort Dodge Beds: 4 • Bath: 2.25 Sq. Ft.: 1877 • MLS#19499 Troy Anderson 570-2488

$438,000

5151 Lakeside LN Manson Beds: 3 • Bath: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1808 • MLS#18871 Julie Lunn 571-7236

$67,500

2049 Highland Park Ave. Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1336 • MLS#19406 Chris Parker 570-1019

$59,900

413 Charles Street Fort Dodge Beds: 2 • Bath: 1 Sq. Ft.: 878 • MLS#19358

$550,000

8921 Twin Lakes Rd Manson Beds: 4 • Bath: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2560 • MLS#19327

Tami Anderson 571-2665

Julie Lunn 571-7236

$229,000

419 Loomis Ave., Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 3 Sq. Ft.: 1430 • MLS#19451 Chris Parker 570-1019

$209,000

2903 18th Avenue North Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 2.5 Sq. Ft.: 1848 • MLS#19594 Troy Anderson 570-2488

$144,000

412 & 414 North 27th St. Fort Dodge Income Property MLS#19462 Chris Parker 570-1019

$279,500

2520 Woodland Drive Fort Dodge Beds: 4 • Bath: 4 Sq. Ft.: 2188 • MLS#19560 Keenan Schuur 515-571-4468

Tiffany Wallace

Julie Lunn

Holli Campbell

515-571-3514

515-571-7236

515-302-1279

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troy.anderson@coldwellbanker.com

JulieaLunn@gmail.com

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Troy D. Anderson

Keenan Schuur

515-570-2488

515-571-4468

Broker/Owner

Broker/Owner

ASSOCIATED REALTORS 1728 Central Ave., Fort Dodge • 515-955-7000

www.coldwellbankerfortdodge.com $142,900

2826 N 25th Street Fort Dodge Beds: 7 • Bath: 4.5 Sq. Ft.: 2977 • MLS#19447

1239 North 10th Street Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 1.75 Sq. Ft.: 1048 • MLS#19496

Keenan Schuur 571-4468

Keenan Schuur 571-4468

$117,900

907 Agnes Ave Callender Beds: 4 • Bath: 2.75 Sq. Ft.: 1728 • MLS#19418 Keenan Schuur 571-4468

$119,999

$119,900

LI JUS ST T ED

$489,000

keenan.schuur@coldwellbanker.com PE OF N FE D R IN G

troy.anderson@coldwellbanker.com

22414 Theater Rd Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1024 • MLS#19546 Keenan Schuur 515-571-4468

$52,900

919 3rd Ave North Fort Dodge Income Property MLS#19204 Keenan Schuur 571-4468

$165,900

$139,900

20195 Sherri Lane Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1360 • MLS#19479 Holli Campbell 302-1279

LOTS • MLS#19148 - Lot 103’x181’ ........................................$25,000 • MLS#19149 - Lot 102’x191’ ........................................$25,000 • MLS#19150 - Lot 101’x201’ ........................................$25,000 Tiffany Wallace 515-571-3514 • MLS#19092 - 40 A Ochard Glen .................................$39,000 • MLS#15853 - 42 Acres M/L ...................................... $309,900 • MLS#18499 - 50’x140’ ..................................................$7,000 Troy D. Anderson 570-2488

612 North 21st Street Fort Doge Beds: 3 • Bath: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1629 • MLS#19620 Cyndee Carlson 269-3130

22573 Circle Dr. Fort Dodge Beds: 3 • Bath: 3 Sq. Ft.: 1185 • MLS#19637 Tami Anderson 515-571-2665

• MLS#19370 - Commerical Lot ......................................$11,500 Julie Lunn 515-571-7236 • MLS#19285 - Residential - Louise Ridge Rd Land ....$55,000 Keenan Schuur 515-571-4468

COMMERCIAL • 2949 5th Ave. South - MLS#19393 ..... SALE PENDING $750,000 • 3593 5th Ave. South - MLS#19229 .................................LEASE • 1505 13th St. N - MLS#19333 ............................... $1,600,000 • 762 S. 17th St. - MLS#17502 .......................................$99,000

Chris Parker

Cyndee Carlson

Tami Anderson

515-570-1019

515-269-3130

515-571-2665

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of Fort Dodge Iowa’s Largest United States’ Largest

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The Goal of Iowa Realty of Fort Dodge is for ALL to have a place to call HOME!

515-576-8141 • 1-800-314-3742

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$234,900 1936 15TH AVENUE NORTH

2010 GRANDVIEW DRIVE

PRIVATE PRESTIGIOUS HOME Wooded .50 Acre Lot, Stone Veneer & Vertical Wood Siding, New Shingles, 6 BR’s, 5 Baths, Chefs Kitchen w/Breakfast Area, Dining Room, Step Down Living Room w/Stone To Ceiling Fireplace, Large Family Room w/Wet Bar & Brick Fireplace, Patio & Deck. MAKE YOUR OFFER.

RELAXING HOME IN AN UP SCALED AREA. A Beautiful Open Airy Feeling Entering This Immaculate 2 Story Home. 5 BR’s, 3.5 Baths, Jet Tub, Family Room Fireplace, Breakfast-Lunch Nook Off Fully-Equipped Kitchen, Interior Paint, Carpet, Newer Shingles, Sliders To Deck, Fenced Yard, Room For Any Family.

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19196

$234,900

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$259,300 1812 SCENIC DRIVE PRIVATE ACREAGE ON THE RIVER 1.5 ACRES +/- Raised Ranch, Open Floor Plan, 4,000 Sq. Ft., View of the River, 8+ Car Garages w/Car Hoist, Overhead Doors, One for a Semi. NOW IS THE TIME, MAKE YOUR OFFER. $259,300 17858 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

19636

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$209,900 2904 18TH AVENUE NORTH

WELL MAINTAINED RANCH, 4 Baths, 4 Bedrooms, Remodeled Kitchen, Fireplaces in Family & Living Room, Finished Lower Level, Bar, Bath& Bedroom, Newer Furnace & Shingles, Decks. SELLER ANXIOUS.

$209,900

STEVE HOSHAW 712-887-0007 OR 576-8141

19473

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$199,000 $198,400 3769 JOHNSON AVENUE, GOWRIE

HISTORIC FARM HOUSE On 3.9 Acres +/-, BUILT IN 1898, 3 BR’s 1.5 Baths, Etched Windows, Stained Glass Window, Bay Window w/Seating in Parlor, Original Kitchen Cabinets to Ceiling, Original Walk-In Pantry, Hardwood Floors, Corn Crib, 48’ x 72’ Machine Shed, Metal Covered Barn, Fenced Pasture. OFFER WANTED.

$198,400

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

19248

3417 5TH AVENUE S., FORT DODGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING SITE. REDUCED $99,750. 2.03 Acres M/L On Retail Row With 228 Foot Frontage On 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa, (Business 20) Next to Slumberland, 4 Lane Road With High Traffic Count. Ideal for Retail, Restaurant, Motel or Manufacturing. SELLERS OPEN TO AN OFFER. $199,000 19369 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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$184,500

$140,000

1179 190TH STREET, BARNUM

SPACIOUS ACREAGE West of Fort Dodge, Country Living on Hard Surface, Remodeled 4 BR’s, 2.5 Baths, 2,000 Sq. Ft. Att. 2 Car, Country Living 1.5 Wooded Acres 2,000 Sq. Ft., Another 2 Car GR/Shop.

$184,500

STEVE HOSHAW 712-887-0007 OR 576-8141

19335

23711 NELSON AVENUE, COALVILLE MOVE IN READY 3 BR, 1 Bath Ranch, Kitchen w/New Stainless Steel Appliances & Ceramic Tile, Living Room w/Bow Window, Fireplace, New Flooring Throughout, Family Room w/Fireplace, Sliders to Deck, Large Wrap Around Deck, Fenced Yard, Shed, Garage, Warranty. OWNERS WANT YOUR OFFER. $140,000 18823 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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$132,500

$124,900

617 SOUTH 29TH ST. COMMERCIAL BUILDING 3,540 SQ FT. Office, Shop, Service Area, Storage, 2,040 Sq. Ft., Central Air, a 16’ Wide Overhead Door, 2 Bathrooms, Also a 1,500 Sq. Ft. Shop, Warehouse With Two 16’ Overhead Doors, Fenced, 12,500 Sq. Ft. Lot. $132,500 19476 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

LIKE NEW, SECURITY CAMERA. Two Story Built in 2010, 4 BR’s, 2 ½ Baths, 1 ½ Lots, Oak Trim w/Eat-in Kitchen, Island, Open Floor Plan, Main Floor Laundry w/Washer & Dryer, Energy Efficient, Finished Lower Level, 2 Car Att. Garage. BEST TIME FOR YOUR OFFER. $124,900 18973

$78,000

324 NORTH 9TH STREET

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2003 4TH AVENUE SOUTH LARGE CORNER LOT 2 BR’s, 1 Bath, Central Air, Vinyl Siding, Large Fenced Yard, Patio, 3 Car Garage $78,000 19646 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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$76,500 1015 WILLSON AVENUE, WEBSTER CITY Large 4 BR, 2 Bath, Exceptional Hardwood Floors, Colonnade Poles Into Living Room From Foyer and Into Dining Area, Eat-In Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, M/F Laundry, M/F Bathroom w/Jet Tub, Updated Bathroom Upstairs w/ Walk-In Shower, Clean & Dry Basement, 2 Car Garage $76,500 19304 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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$13,000

$59,850

$69,000 509 1/2 1ST AVENUE, NORTH Has been 2 Bars and Restaurants on the City Square. Upper Floors were Apartments. Rifle Range in Basement. $69,000 14912 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

410 & 412 MAIN STREET, DUNCOMBE

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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$27,500 YOUR CHOICE $13,000 EACH, COMMERCIAL BUILDING, Office, Retail, Storage Area, One Bath w/Shower, One Side a Bar, Equipment, Bar, Tables, Chairs, Ansel Fire Equipment, Coolers. $26,000 18830

1005 PARK ST., GOWRIE 3 BR’s, 2 Baths, Remodeled Kitchen w/Newer Maple Cabinets, Countertops & Flooring. Entry Foyer w/ Beveled Glass, Open Stairway to L 3rd BR & Bath, M/F Bath has Stackable Washer/Dryer, Vinyl Siding, Deck, 2 Car Garage & Shed. $59,850 17900

$25,000

214 2ND STREET N.W.

1 and 1/2 Story, 3 BR, 1.5 Bath, Fixer Upper, Curb Appeal, Lot to the North Included, Fenced Backyard, Full Basement, Concrete Pad for Garage, Sold “AS IS”. MAKE AN OFFER. $27,500

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

19002

ED WE NEED EDUCED UC D RE HOMES FOR R CLIENTS $14,000 $125,000 TO $18,500 443 12TH STREET, NW. 225,000. HOMES & ACREAGES

1317 4TH AVENUE SOUTH

Bungalow with 2 BR’s, 1.5 Baths, Needs some Repairs, Seller Not Responding to Inspection Requests, Being Sold “AS IS”. OFFER WANTED $18,500 18613

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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104 W. ARTHUR, VINCENT

1,500 SF Commercial Building w/Office Space, Restroom, 160 SF Walk-In Cooler & 262 Sf Walk-In Freezer Available for Your Business Opportunity. 2 Adjacent Lots Could Be Negotiated As Well. $25,000 17788

3 Bedrooms, Story & ½ Home that Needs Some Attention Needed To Bring it to Your Specifications, Seller is Not Responding To Inspection Requests, “AS IS”. $14,000 18612

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

D CE U D RE

$10,000 229 J STREET

1 ½ Story, 2 BR, 1 Bath, Eat-in Kitchen, Enclosed Porch, Needs Work, “AS IS”. OFFERS ACCEPTED

$10,000 18999 DAVID BRADLEY 227-1154 OR 576-8141

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201 Forest Ave • Eagle Grove $115,000 • MLS#19585 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

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Sauscha Fisher (515) 408-7957 runnersaus@gmail.com

Sale g n i d n Pe 1409-1415 330th St • Woolstock $749,900 • MLS#19073 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

1631 Jonathan Drive • Fort Dodge $439,900 • MLS#19569 Sauscha Fisher • 515-408-7957

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Anna Smith (515) 408-4995 annasmithrealtor@yahoo.com

723 2nd St • Webster City $65,000 • MLS#18992 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

811 Elm St • Webster City $115,000 • MLS#19395 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

309 E Curve Dr.• Webster City $62,500 • MLS#19557 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

1706 Market Street • Gowrie $133,900 • MLS#19036 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

208 S 1st St • Vincent $91,500 • MLS #19437 Ana Smith • 515-408-4995

1416 3rd St • Webster City $59,900 • MLS#19556 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

903 Walnut St • Webster City $145,000 • MLS#19526 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

898 Buxton Dr • Webster City $85,000 • MLS#19577 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

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Sale g n i d n Pe 1640 Jonathon Dr • Fort Dodge $259,900 • MLS#19589 Sauscha Fisher • 515-408-7957

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Sale g n i d Pen 1411 16th Street • Fort Dodge $129,900 • MLS #19627 Anna Smith • 515-408-4995

328 9th Ave N • Fort Dodge $88,500 • MLS #19631 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

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406 Third Street • Boxholm $56,900 • MLS#19205 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

1810 N. 29th St Fort Dodge $149,000 • MLS#19533 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

1009 Riddle St • Gowrie $67,000 • MLS#19548 Heather Stewart • 515-351-7385

821 Webster St • Webster City $105,900 • MLS#19470 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

3036 210th St • Manson $135,000 • MLS#19587 Anna Smith • 515-408-4995

1429 South 24th Street • Fort Dodge $35,900 • # MLS 19379 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

421 N 3rd Street • Fort Dodge $48,000 • MLS#19583 Sauscha Fisher • 515-408-7957

2300 N Terrace Dr • Webster City $319,000 • MLS #19347 Stacy Wearda • 515-835-1044

510 & 520 Lundy St • Duncombe $149,900 • MLS#19550 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

406 1st St NE • Dayton $142,500 • MLS #19253 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

309 Ontario Street • Pomeroy $42,000 • MLS#18982 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

1006 Riddle Street • Gowrie $67,000 • # MLS 19246 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

310 B St.• Fort Dodge $69,000 • MLS#19334 Ben Barrett • 515 571-8068

312 S Ash St.• Harcourt $69,000 • MLS #19471 Heather Reck • 515-231-0281

23616 Nelson Avenue • Coalville $103,900 • MLS#19590 Erin Bintz • 515-302-1307

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CALHOUN COUNTY AREA Diane Decker 712-830-0396

Mike Anderson 712-830-5434

00 0,0 2 5 $

LAKE HOME

00 4,9 2 1 $

5911 Ocean Ct • Rockwell City

Take this rare opportunity to own over 125’ of Twin Lakes lake frontage with a level approach to the lake, a shaded yard, and a gorgeous view up and down the entire lake. Solidly built well maintained 3 BR home featuring an open kitchen/dining w unique fireplace and sliding doors opening to lake. Large living room and one of the bedrooms has sliding doors to deck overlooking lake. LL fam room with daylight windows and storage galore, even a sauna. Detached garage with perfect entertaining space complete with kitchenette and 3/4 bath. 2 maintenance free docks included. MLS#19172

0 ,00 $96

1603 11th St • Manson

This newly updated home is move in ready, which is an understatement! The exterior of this home features newly poured driveway/patio with pergola, new windows and roof, and freshly painted siding. It also features a one car, detached garage and is located on a quiet residential street. The interior features a newly remodeled kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, new tile backsplash, and a large breakfast bar. The open concept feel of this home flows into the large living room with new fireplace. It features all new vinyl plank flooring throughout the main floor. The newly updated full bath is also on the main floor, along with two nice sized bedrooms and adequate storage. The lower level features a rec/family room, laundry, large bedroom w/egress window, newly added bathroom. MLS #19325

0 ,50 $78

1116 8th Ave. • Manson This home offers lots of charm and is very welcoming! The exterior features a large lot and a front porch that welcomes a cup of coffee in the morning. The interior features an eat in kitchen, dining and living room with lots of nice woodwork, along with a den and main floor bed. The second floor features a large full bath and 2 bedrooms. Lower level has the laundry and a 3/4 bath. MLS#19348

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276 Grant St • Rockwell City • 3 bd, 1 ba, 1,070 sq. ft.

204 N 1st • Rockwell City • 5 bd, 2 ba, 1,904 sq. ft.

Solid two story 5 bedroom home with nice hardwood floors, eat in kitchen with separate dining room. Full usable basement, detached oversized two car garage, Newer roof, siding and gutters. Great location on corner lot, close to city park and pool as well as school bus stop.

0 ,00 $54

605 Richmond St. • Rockwell City

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OFFER PENDING

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Ranch style home on a large corner lot! This home features a 2 stall garage and another shed on the property. Interior features main floor laundry, nice sized kitchen, living and dining which has an open concept feel. This home has 3 bedrooms on the main floor and one bath. Home has a full unfinished basement. Give this home a little TLC and will make someone a nice affordable home. MLS#19632

OFFER PENDING

0 ,90 $49

OFFER PENDING

156 E Main • Rockwell City

Don’t let this size fool you, this home has lots of room and storage! Exterior features new vinyl siding, newer roof, new poured cement patio, and a one car garage, all on a corner lot! Interior features a nice floor plan including a remodeled galley kitchen which flows into a dining room with new flooring, a large living room, main floor bed and full bath. This home also has 2 bedrooms on the second floor, and the lower level features a large master suite which includes large walk-in closet and a 3/4 bath! This one is a must see! Owner will provide a 1 year home warranty and $2000 to go toward new windows. MLS#19588

This well built three bedroom ranch is ready for a new owner. Super location near school and downtown. Large living room, eat in kitchen, three bedrooms on main floor. Laundry hookups in the third bedroom or could move laundry back to lower level. Hardwood floors under carpet. New shingles a couple years ago. New water heater. Enjoy the screen porch overlooking spacious back yard. MLS#19160

This well built home sits on a nice sized lot with a double attached insulated garage and a 1 stall detached garage for extra storage. Exterior features a fenced in yard and a newer deck on the back. Newer roof as well. Interior features beautiful woodwork and lots of built-ins. MF has a nice functional kitchen, large dining which leads into the living room. Let the open staircase lead you up to 3 nice sized bedrooms and a full bath. Laundry is located in the basement. Don’t let this affordable home slip away! MLS#19417

Clean 2 bedroom home with immediate possession. Why rent when yoiu can own this well maintained home. MLS#19477

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OFFER PENDING

1313 W. Main St. • Lake City

This beautiful ranch home features steel siding, newer windows, and roof. It also has a two car and 1 1/2 car detached garage. The interior of this home feature MF eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, and a massive living room! This home has an awesome open floor concept, MF master suite with double closets, large onsuite bathroom with tons of storage, along with MF laundry.

OFFER PENDING

300 N37 Road. • Lake City What a unique property in Lake City, This home is in the city limits but has the country feel! This home is located across from the community pool, park, and ball field. The exterior features almost 2 acres of space which includes a barn, workshop, and a utility shed. The interior has a nice open concept from the kitchen to the living room. Nice window treatments and lots of natural hardwood. The home has 3 nice sized bedrooms on the main floor and a full bath. The lower level has a huge family room and utility room with tons of storage and a large walk in shower. Give yourself to give this property a look! MLS#19467

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416 Richard St. • Palmer

202 West South St • Lake City

109 E High St. • Rockwell City

105 Main St • Lohrville

This home is situated on a corner lot. This A unique opportunity to either own your home features on the exterior newer wood own mechanic business or for the hobby siding, metal roof. Interior features an enthusiast. This insulated steel framed eat-in kitchen, dining, and living, along with structure has 3 bays, a nice sized 2 bedrooms. The main bath been updated office and a bathroom. Located in the along with fresh paint. This home has a full downtown business district. basement with laundry hook-ups. MLS#19247 MLS#18768

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Beat cabin fever with renovations Homeowners and renters can turn their interior spaces into something delightful. Residents can banish feelings of cabin fever by using time spent inside to make subtle or even substantial improvements to their living areas. Individuals may find that this is a great time to tackle delayed or unfinished projects or to put plans for major renovations in motion. Homeowners may find that they have some extra time on their hands when weather and early evening darkness reduces how much time they can spend outdoors. The following projects can help homeowners make the most of their time indoors. • Start painting. One of the easiest ways to transform the look of a room is with a fresh coat of paint. Painting a room or rooms is an inexpensive project that can be completed over the course of a single weekend. Painting in lighter colors can help illuminate dark spaces and make a home feel more vivid and inviting. And painting need not be reserved for walls only. Homeowners may want to sand and paint furniture to give items a trendy arts-and-crafts feel.

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• Reimagine flooring. Thanks to the bevy of laminate, composite materials and vinyl flooring options, homeowners can engage in do-it-yourself flooring projects to perk up tired interior spaces. Many “floating” flooring systems are user-friendly and can instantly update spaces. Some systems may not even require adhesives or nails to complete. • Redress the furniture. New furniture can be expensive. For those who are happy with the lines and scale of their current furniture, a facelift may be all that’s needed to give rooms a new look. Slipcovers can make sofas, love seats and chairs look like new or blend with an entirely new color scheme. Slipcovers come in fitted and loose varieties and in many different materials. Other pieces can be updated with throws, new linens or a coat of paint or stain. • Address drafts and other inefficiencies. Colder temperatures alert homeowners to drafts, leaks and even insect or rodent infiltration. Homeowners can scout out rooms and remedy situations. • Organize the home. These are great moments to address organizational issues, such as messy mudrooms or cluttered kitchen cabinets. Get a jump-start on spring cleaning before the warm weather arrives. Time spent indoors can be put to good use by engaging in renovation projects.

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BUSINESS BUILDING FOR SALE 1004 Market, Gowrie Unique business opportunity on the east end of Gowrie business district. This building currently rents the front office including reception area, waiting area, 2 offices. There is a conference room and other office opportunities in the remainder of the building. This one story office space includes +/- 3900 sq ft. It has central air and a private 4 space parking area. Just appraised at $42,000. Perfect for bringing your business to an active small town, or for a business investment opportunity for a rental unit, both front and back areas. $42,000.00 Call Doris Stanek 515-351-8975.

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How to tame indoor home odors A clean home interior can make a strong first impression on prospective buyers, but only if that home is accompanied by pleasant scents. Odors can make a strong impact on buyers’ perceptions of a home, including its level of cleanliness and upkeep. Although dirt and other grime can contribute to the odor of a home, additional culprits can contribute to foul smells as well. Everything from pets to the foods cooked in the kitchen to the hidden presence of mold can impact air quality and odor inside a home. Fortunately, there are ways to remedy stinky problems and come away with sweetsmelling solutions. It’s important for homeowners to realize that foul air inside a home can be the result of poor indoor air quality — which can be a health hazard. The United States Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as a top five environmental risk to public health. EPA studies found indoor air pollutants were generally two to five times greater than outdoor pollution levels. In some cases, indoor air pollution was 100 times greater. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission says the following can contribute to poor indoor air quality and also to some interior odors: combustion sources; tobacco products; building materials and furnishings; wet or damp carpet; cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance and even outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides and outdoor air pollution. So how does one remedy poor indoor air quality and odors inside a home? These tips can improve conditions. • Ensure adequate ventilation. Open windows and doors when weather permits to eliminate the concentration of pollutants and help air out odors. Use exhaust fans in kitchens and baths to pull indoor air to the outside. 38

• Invest in an air filter. A high-efficiency particulate air filter will force air through a fine mesh and trap harmful particles, such as pet dander, smoke, pollen, and dust mites, that can build up in a home. Remember to change the filter regularly. • Increase the number of plants. Plants can brighten interior spaces, and they’re also remarkable at cleaning indoor air. The Clean Air Study conducted by NASA set out to find out the best way to clean the air in space stations. The association found that the Boston fern, spider plant, Chinese evergreen, weeping fig, variegated snake plant, and English ivy, among many other plants, were ideal for filtering air and removing harmful contaminants. • Ditch disposal odors. Food can become trapped and decompose in garbage disposals. Cut citrus fruit into chunks and drop them into a running disposal to remove many odors. • Air out the washer. New washing machines have tight seals and gaskets that do not allow air to penetrate (or water to leak out). Mildew can grow as a result. Leave the washer door open after a round of laundry to let things dry and air out. • Tame pet odors. Pets contribute heavily to odor in a home. Wet dog smells are prevalent on rainy days, while cat litter boxes can pack a pungent punch. Cleanliness can cut down on smells. Use activated charcoal in litter products to tame smells and empty the litter box frequently. Make sure dogs are dried off thoroughly when coming in from the rain, and use a deodorizing spray on pet fur. Regular grooming can help as well. Odors in a home can be embarrassing and set a poor tone when inviting company over or showcasing a home for prospective buyers. Keep odors at bay by identifying the sources of smells and taking action. Real Estate Buyers’ Guide • April 2020


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Make moving much easier

It should come as no surprise that spring kicks off one of the busiest times of year in the housing market. Warm weather makes it more comfortable to see and display homes, leading to more listings and open houses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average person in the United States changes residences more than 11 times in his or her lifetime. With each move, the process of moving may become more familiar. But even the most practiced nomad can find moving to be an overwhelming experience. Those on the cusp of moving and nervous about packing up and leaving can employ a few tricks to make moving much easier.

Research areas carefully Buyers are advised to do their research when seeking new towns or cities to call home. There are many factors to consider, including school district ratings, proximity to shopping, distance from work/commute times, availability of transportation, climate, and crime ratings. Before falling in love with a particular home, potential buyers can visit the area in which the home is located during a typical weekday to get a feel for the atmosphere. Check out shopping centers, observe the residents and drive by the schools and businesses. This can help paint an accurate picture that may or may not differ from that depicted in the real estate listing.

Stack the deck Working with qualified professionals who have gone through the moving process before can make for easier work for buyers and sellers. Ask for recommendations regarding real estate companies, real estate attorneys, 40

home inspectors, insurance agents, and all of the other people who will assist with buying, selling and moving. Carefully vet these professionals, relying on third-party reviews as well as any information provided by the Better Business Bureau.

Secure temporary storage It can help to put some belongings into a storage center prior to moving, and then gradually take items from the storage unit to your new home. This will free up space to make repairs to your new home and give you time to figure out decorating schemes while ensuring clutter won’t get in the way of renovation projects. New homeowners also can take their time sorting through boxes and getting rid of items they may not need in their new homes.

Get estimates and verify licensing The BBB advises consumers to verify all licensing for movers. Solicit at least three in-home estimates and get those figures in writing. Confirm insurance coverage for the company chosen, and be sure to have all agreed upon information spelled out explicitly in a written contract. Red flags to consider include movers who don’t make on-site inspections for estimates and those who demand payment in advance before the move.

Have a first-week survival kit New homeowners can pick up takeout restaurant menus and premade grocery store meals. In addition, stock up on staples such as paper plates, toilet tissue, light bulbs, and cleaning supplies in advance of the move so you won’t have to unpack everything at mealtime or when you want to clean after arriving at your new home. Real Estate Buyers’ Guide • April 2020


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Rick Titus in His 45th Year of Selling and Installing More Efficient Fireplace Inserts & Vent Free Gas Logs! Rick Titus of Clarion started his business, called “The Country Store”, in 1975 and even though he has moved into town now, he has no intention of retiring any time soon. “I enjoy and love doing this,” said Titus. “I’ve covered every corner of the state because I’m an expert, and that is not meant as a boast. I don’t think anyone else in the state does exactly what I do.” What he does, is sell and install the Fuego Flame (brand name) fireplace insert, which he believes are the most efficient inserts on the market, for the money. However, it took him awhile to find out about that brand. “I was living in Littleton, Colorado, and came across a brochure for the Heatilator fireplaces, which were made at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,” said Titus. “When we moved back here 3 years later, I decided I was going to call them and become a dealer.” Titus was soon displaying the units at county fairs and got some business. But then in checking back with his customers, to his amazement, he found out they were sending most of the heat up the chimney. “I then tried selling other brands of fireplaces like Preway, and Majestic and found they were no better. These were touted to be energy efficient, having fans and adjustable dampers, but they still were not burning like a wood stove, so I just kept looking. I was selling wood stoves, but not everyone wants a wood stove in their home. Then I found out about the Fuego Flame Fireplaces, which were as close to wood stove efficiency as you will find. This company made Zero Clearance fireplaces and also made four different sized inserts, so now I could offer my customers a super efficient fireplace, or install one of the inserts inside of their existing wood burning fireplace, no matter how large or small,” Titus said. But then it wasn’t long before he found a fireplace that has an unusual shape, like a two sided, or see-through, or arched opening, and these inserts would not fit. So he decided to just make the inserts from scratch to fit these unusual fireplaces. He even built an insert to fit a four sided fireplace for Bill Knapp In Des Moines. The Fuego Flame fireplace inserts can make any fireplace burn up to 70% efficient, and needs no electricity while keeping 99% of the heat in the home. It burns slow like a wood stove will, keeping the beauty of the fireplace’s overall appearance

and fun of watching the fire. Once the insert is installed, the average fireplace can heat 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of a well insulated home, while using 2/3 less wood, and protects the home from runaway fires. It can burn most of the night on just 3 or 4 hardwood logs, leaving you a nice bed of hot burning coals to ignite new logs come morning. “Some of my customers use the fireplace 24/7 all winter long, and rarely hear their furnace kick on. Thus they save a tremendous amount of fuel each month. These inserts literally pay for themselves by saving the customers fuel,” Titus says. The inserts are made using 12-guage steel, which Titus said transmits the heat quicker because it’s lighter. Cool air from the house enters underneath the insert, and is then circulated up the back of the fireplace with the heated air exiting out the top, all without the use of a fan. The temperature of the air coming off this insert varies from 200 to 1,000 degrees. Titus says, “You bake in your oven at 350, and you can feel that kind of heat coming out of the top of the fireplace’s heat opening. Most heat circulating fireplaces do not come close to putting out that kind of heat, for they send all their heat up the chimney. The Fuego Flame inserts are installed using an insulated ceiling, which prevents the stove heat from going up the fireplace’s chimney. The insert damper control is on the insert’s face plate, so you can close the doors and then close the damper. The inserts also burn with their damper 95% closed, thus making the wood burn nice and slow. The twin glass doors are made using ceramic glass, which will take 1,400 degrees temperature, so you never have to worry about breaking the glass with heat, and you get to enjoy watching the slow burning logs inside. These twin doors are easy to clean with very little effort. “Remember when you were a kid sitting around the campfire, or at a family reunion, how much fun it is to sit around the campfire! Well, you can have that same fun in your home with a real wood burning fire in your fireplace all winter long, and enjoy the romance of the flames; and everyone could use more romance, right! It is actually mesmerizing to watch the flames, and you don’t even have to say a word as you watch the fire. Now you can have the romantic comfort of a campfire and enjoy all that warmth in your home safely and efficiently,” said Titus.

Photo by Les Houser, Wright County Monitor For those that can’t or don’t wish to burn wood, Titus offers super efficient gas logs as an option. He started selling those in 1991, and they offer the same nice flame effect, but without the work and cleanup from real wood. “I’ve got people who bought a fireplace from me in the 70’s and 80’s that are now having me put gas logs in those same fireplaces,” said Titus. These gas logs are capable of heating up to 1,000 square feet of the average well insulated home, so if you have a power outage, these gas logs will keep you toasty warm, and keep the pipes from freezing in your home. Titus has covered a large area of the Midwest in his sales and installation travels. “I have built and installed units in fireplaces from Minneapolis to Kansas City and all over Iowa,” said Titus. “I’ve learned that if I go to a county fair, I get business from that area.” He also feels that word of mouth has been his best advertising, and that the personal attention he can offer gets the sales. “I do all the work myself,” said Titus. “I don’t even charge for estimates when I come into your home. I feel an in home visit is the only way I can know exactly what the customer needs.” Titus is also not afraid to tackle, or at least look at, any chimney problems including a cracked chimney. “I’ve fixed one of those many times for someone,” said Titus. “I installed a stainless

steel liner inside the chimney and made it safe and efficient.” Titus explained that these inserts are not like others that you can buy, and that it takes some time to install them. “This is not a quick fix job,” said Titus. I don’t just shove it into your existing fireplace, collect a check and leave. Most of the other inserts on the market make your fireplace look like it has a wood stove shoved into it, and they change the whole look of the fireplace by putting a big metal shroud around the insert. It takes me from six to eight hours to do this, but it will be done right and you’ll never need to do anything more with it.” Titus has even thought of people who like to cook food over a wood fire. “I’ve developed a barbecue grill that will fit inside there,” said Titus. “You can grill steaks or bake potatoes. It will work great for putting a dutch oven in the fireplace too.” Feel free to contact Rick at The Country Store for more information. You can call either 515-532-3881 or 515-293-2455, or visit his website at www.fire-placesatthecountrystore. com, or e-mail him at yahtitus@ gmail.com. “We don’t know what the future holds for our electrical system in this country,” said Titus. “If someone wants to control us they could cut off the electricity, food supply, or disrupt our fuel. Everyone should have a way to heat their home without electricity.”

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Rick Titus in His 45th Year of Selling and Installing More Efficient Fireplace Inserts & Vent Free Gas Logs! Rick Titus of Clarion started his business, called “The Country Store”, in 1975 and even though he has moved into town now, he has no intention of retiring any time soon. “I enjoy and love doing this,” said Titus. “I’ve covered every corner of the state because I’m an expert, and that is not meant as a boast. I don’t think anyone else in the state does exactly what I do.” What he does, is sell and install the Fuego Flame (brand name) fireplace insert, which he believes are the most efficient inserts on the market, for the money. However, it took him awhile to find out about that brand. “I was living in Littleton, Colorado, and came across a brochure for the Heatilator fireplaces, which were made at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa,” said Titus. “When we moved back here 3 years later, I decided I was going to call them and become a dealer.” Titus was soon displaying the units at county fairs and got some business. But then in checking back with his customers, to his amazement, he found out they were sending most of the heat up the chimney. “I then tried selling other brands of fireplaces like Preway, and Majestic and found they were no better. These were touted to be energy efficient, having fans and adjustable dampers, but they still were not burning like a wood stove, so I just kept looking. I was selling wood stoves, but not everyone wants a wood stove in their home. Then I found out about the Fuego Flame Fireplaces, which were as close to wood stove efficiency as you will find. This company made Zero Clearance fireplaces and also made four different sized inserts, so now I could offer my customers a super efficient fireplace, or install one of the inserts inside of their existing wood burning fireplace, no matter how large or small,” Titus said. But then it wasn’t long before he found a fireplace that has an unusual shape, like a two sided, or see-through, or arched opening, and these inserts would not fit. So he decided to just make the inserts from scratch to fit these unusual fireplaces. He even built an insert to fit a four sided fireplace for Bill Knapp In Des Moines. The Fuego Flame fireplace inserts can make any fireplace burn up to 70% efficient, and needs no electricity while keeping 99% of the heat in the home. It burns slow like a wood stove will, keeping the beauty of the fireplace’s overall appearance

and fun of watching the fire. Once the insert is installed, the average fireplace can heat 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of a well insulated home, while using 2/3 less wood, and protects the home from runaway fires. It can burn most of the night on just 3 or 4 hardwood logs, leaving you a nice bed of hot burning coals to ignite new logs come morning. “Some of my customers use the fireplace 24/7 all winter long, and rarely hear their furnace kick on. Thus they save a tremendous amount of fuel each month. These inserts literally pay for themselves by saving the customers fuel,” Titus says. The inserts are made using 12-guage steel, which Titus said transmits the heat quicker because it’s lighter. Cool air from the house enters underneath the insert, and is then circulated up the back of the fireplace with the heated air exiting out the top, all without the use of a fan. The temperature of the air coming off this insert varies from 200 to 1,000 degrees. Titus says, “You bake in your oven at 350, and you can feel that kind of heat coming out of the top of the fireplace’s heat opening. Most heat circulating fireplaces do not come close to putting out that kind of heat, for they send all their heat up the chimney. The Fuego Flame inserts are installed using an insulated ceiling, which prevents the stove heat from going up the fireplace’s chimney. The insert damper control is on the insert’s face plate, so you can close the doors and then close the damper. The inserts also burn with their damper 95% closed, thus making the wood burn nice and slow. The twin glass doors are made using ceramic glass, which will take 1,400 degrees temperature, so you never have to worry about breaking the glass with heat, and you get to enjoy watching the slow burning logs inside. These twin doors are easy to clean with very little effort. “Remember when you were a kid sitting around the campfire, or at a family reunion, how much fun it is to sit around the campfire! Well, you can have that same fun in your home with a real wood burning fire in your fireplace all winter long, and enjoy the romance of the flames; and everyone could use more romance, right! It is actually mesmerizing to watch the flames, and you don’t even have to say a word as you watch the fire. Now you can have the romantic comfort of a campfire and enjoy all that warmth in your home safely and efficiently,” said Titus.

Photo by Les Houser, Wright County Monitor For those that can’t or don’t wish to burn wood, Titus offers super efficient gas logs as an option. He started selling those in 1991, and they offer the same nice flame effect, but without the work and cleanup from real wood. “I’ve got people who bought a fireplace from me in the 70’s and 80’s that are now having me put gas logs in those same fireplaces,” said Titus. These gas logs are capable of heating up to 1,000 square feet of the average well insulated home, so if you have a power outage, these gas logs will keep you toasty warm, and keep the pipes from freezing in your home. Titus has covered a large area of the Midwest in his sales and installation travels. “I have built and installed units in fireplaces from Minneapolis to Kansas City and all over Iowa,” said Titus. “I’ve learned that if I go to a county fair, I get business from that area.” He also feels that word of mouth has been his best advertising, and that the personal attention he can offer gets the sales. “I do all the work myself,” said Titus. “I don’t even charge for estimates when I come into your home. I feel an in home visit is the only way I can know exactly what the customer needs.” Titus is also not afraid to tackle, or at least look at, any chimney problems including a cracked chimney. “I’ve fixed one of those many times for someone,” said Titus. “I installed a stainless

steel liner inside the chimney and made it safe and efficient.” Titus explained that these inserts are not like others that you can buy, and that it takes some time to install them. “This is not a quick fix job,” said Titus. I don’t just shove it into your existing fireplace, collect a check and leave. Most of the other inserts on the market make your fireplace look like it has a wood stove shoved into it, and they change the whole look of the fireplace by putting a big metal shroud around the insert. It takes me from six to eight hours to do this, but it will be done right and you’ll never need to do anything more with it.” Titus has even thought of people who like to cook food over a wood fire. “I’ve developed a barbecue grill that will fit inside there,” said Titus. “You can grill steaks or bake potatoes. It will work great for putting a dutch oven in the fireplace too.” Feel free to contact Rick at The Country Store for more information. You can call either 515-532-3881 or 515-293-2455, or visit his website at www.fire-placesatthecountrystore. com, or e-mail him at yahtitus@ gmail.com. “We don’t know what the future holds for our electrical system in this country,” said Titus. “If someone wants to control us they could cut off the electricity, food supply, or disrupt our fuel. Everyone should have a way to heat their home without electricity.”

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0420 Buyers Guide  

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0420 Buyers Guide  

Published by The Messenger

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