Author Archives: Jason Kok

About Jason Kok

Jason has been in the real estate business for over 20 years. He currently lives in Southern Iowa in a log cabin that overlooks Lake Sundown with his family which includes his wife and 5 children. Growing up in southern Wisconsin he developed an appreciation for the outdoors. This influences his career decision to sell land and provide others with the opportunity to live in a place they truly love. Jason deals with listings in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota with his main goal being to help you find a property that will stay in your family for many generations.

Dispelling Refinancing Myths

“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with your monthly budget, but it can save you thousands of … Continue reading

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Dredging at Lake Sundown 2019

The Sundown Lake Rural Improvement Zone awarded Macgruder dredging services a bid to start a hydraulic dredging project at Sundown Lake. Iowa Rural Improvement Zone law 357h allow specific areas surrounding lakes to use tax increment dollars to finance dredging … Continue reading

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Fishing at Lake Sundown

FISHING PRIVATE WATERS Much fishing in Iowa is done on private waters with consent of the property owner. Iowa residents and nonresidents 16 years old and older are required to have a valid Iowa fishing license to fish farm ponds, … Continue reading

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13 Real Estate Tips from Forbes Magazine that Hold up in any Real Estate Market

1. Always Conduct Thorough Research On The Current Market  Although real estate values fluctuate due to local supply/demand dynamics and broader national economic considerations, it’s important to remember that properties always sell for no more or less than what the … Continue reading

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5 Negotiation Tactics that can Kill a Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation … Continue reading

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Top 20 Land Buyer Questions for 2018

How is the property accessed? (Road frontage, deeded easement, etc..) Are there any water features on the property? Seasonal or year round (rivers, creek, lake, springs) Are utilities available to the property? (i.e water, electric, septic) What types of trees … Continue reading

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Pricing your Home Correctly

Pricing your own home is hard, what with all the history and hopes this magic number entails. Of course, you want to make a profit. Of course, all that money you spent installing a swimming pool or a half-bath will be recouped, because you’re … Continue reading

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10 Things that Make Sundown Lake Unique

Private Lake– Most Midwest states have laws that require lakes to be open or have an access point for the public to use and access it from. Sundown Lake is unique in that all  of the land that surrounds the … Continue reading

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