Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor Community Market Leader with A Passion for Excellence lic. Realtor in Iowa & Illinois. Broker with Keller Williams Greater Quad Cities, Bettendorf IA
Taylor Team and its members are dedicated to become the most successful and trustworthy Keller Williams firm in the Quad City area. We provide proven, professional service with trained expertise specializing in the listing, marketing and closing of both new and resale residential homes, condominiums, undeveloped land, farm ground as well as commercial properties. We provide a sense of ease by educating our clients and streamlining all processes. We are an innovative and people-oriented team providing individual opportunity and striving to exceed all client expectations.
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It is hard sometimes not to share with them but you certainly do want to harm them.
05/17/2019
Dangerous food for your dog

It is hard sometimes not to share with them but you certainly do want to harm them.

Food that is healthy for people could cause harm to your dog.

This could be the cheapest way to get into a home and the lowest cost of housing.
05/16/2019
VA loan advantages

This could be the cheapest way to get into a home and the lowest cost of housing.

No down payment and no mortgage insurance are great advantages if you're a veteran.

Want to Save Money? Cut the Cord.
05/16/2019
Want to Save Money? Cut the Cord.

Want to Save Money? Cut the Cord.

We're all looking for ways to save money. Cutting the cord with your cable company is a great way to stash cash. Check out these alternatives to cable.

Preventative maintenance may help avoid costly repairs.
05/15/2019
Comfort Systems

Preventative maintenance may help avoid costly repairs.

Regular maintenance with a HVAC checklist is something that homeowners can do themselves to ensure that the units operate properly.

This is so true!   💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻😇🤣😁👍👍
05/14/2019

This is so true! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻😇🤣😁👍👍

It's true. 💪🏡

#HomesByKrista #TipTuesday

🏡OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY MAY 19 2:30PM-3:30PM
05/14/2019
106 3rd, Sherrard, IL 61281 - realtor.com®

🏡OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY MAY 19 2:30PM-3:30PM

View 17 photos of this 3 bed, 1+ bath, 1,498 Sq. Ft. single family home at 106 3rd, Sherrard, IL 61281 on sale now for $89,000.

An agent can maximize your sales price which affects how much you'll net from the sale.
05/13/2019
Method Used to Sell a Home

An agent can maximize your sales price which affects how much you'll net from the sale.

In the last two decades, the trend is for more homeowners to use agents to sell their home.

We appreciate you for all you do and wish you a wonderful weekend.
05/10/2019
Happy Mother's Day

We appreciate you for all you do and wish you a wonderful weekend.

Happy Mother's Day

Equity build-up for homeowners is big advantage to building wealth.  Making the payments is like a forced savings accoun...
05/09/2019
Equity Build-up

Equity build-up for homeowners is big advantage to building wealth. Making the payments is like a forced savings account.

Principal reduction through amortization and appreciation result in equity build-up.

Any homeowner can purchase a home warranty whether they had one when they bought the home or not.
05/08/2019
A Home Warranty Can Save Money

Any homeowner can purchase a home warranty whether they had one when they bought the home or not.

Money spent on repairs to your home is not deductible but being aware of how much you spent last year may help you make a decision that could save you money this year like purchasing a home warranty.

If we can learn to wash our hands in cold water, maybe we can do the same with our clothes.
05/07/2019
Hot water is a waste

If we can learn to wash our hands in cold water, maybe we can do the same with our clothes.

Today's laundry detergents clean more efficiently than ever in cold water.

Picking the right mortgage can affect the amount you pay for a home as much as the price you pay.
05/06/2019
88% of home buyers financed

Picking the right mortgage can affect the amount you pay for a home as much as the price you pay.

Nine out of ten buyers financed their home when they purchased it in 2018.

It is going to be a hard habit to break because it sounds like a good idea.
05/03/2019
Re-Think Lemons in the Disposer

It is going to be a hard habit to break because it sounds like a good idea.

You may want to rethink putting lemons in the disposer to freshen the smell.

Have you ever owned a home with a higher mortgage rate than the current ones?
05/02/2019
FreddieMac Rates

Have you ever owned a home with a higher mortgage rate than the current ones?

Mortgage rates are lower that one year ago.

The instant liquidity comes at a cost to the seller by not realizing the full proceeds from the sale.
05/01/2019
iBuyers - Convenient at a Price

The instant liquidity comes at a cost to the seller by not realizing the full proceeds from the sale.

This approach attempts to provide an alternative to selling a home in a normal manner at the expense of not realizing the full equity a homeowner is entitled.

When the index is greater than 100, a home is considered affordable.
04/29/2019
Homeowner's Affordability Index Feb 2019

When the index is greater than 100, a home is considered affordable.

Low mortgage rates, median income and home prices make homes affordable in most parts of the country.

Think of things valuable to you but not to a thief; that is what goes in a home safe.
04/26/2019
What goes in your home safe?

Think of things valuable to you but not to a thief; that is what goes in a home safe.

Things that cannot afford to be lost due theft, fire or simply misplaced need to be in a safe.

For the past ten years, fewer people are selling their home without a real estate professional.
04/25/2019
7% of homes sold FSBO

For the past ten years, fewer people are selling their home without a real estate professional.

7% of homes sold were For Sale by Owners in 2018.

This is the conventional loan version of the FHA 203k loan that rolls the purchase and repairs into one mortgage.
04/24/2019
One Loan for Purchase & Renovations

This is the conventional loan version of the FHA 203k loan that rolls the purchase and repairs into one mortgage.

The FNMA HomeStyle conventional mortgage allows a buyer to purchase a home that needs renovations and include them in the financing. This facilitates the purchase of the home and the renovations in one loan rather than getting a separate second mortgage or home equity line of credit.

A trusted mortgage professional can determine if the lack of credit history would keep you from purchasing a home.
04/23/2019
No Credit History?

A trusted mortgage professional can determine if the lack of credit history would keep you from purchasing a home.

FHA loans allow borrowers to use non-traditional credit sources to establish a history.

What is the first step that buyers should take?
04/22/2019
First Steps During Home Buying Process

What is the first step that buyers should take?

Most people start looking for homes online before they find out what price home they can afford.

Focus on what will make a difference.
04/19/2019
Jim Rohn Inspirational

Focus on what will make a difference.

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills.

Consider these tips to reduce paper and help you find what you need quicker.
04/18/2019
Organize & clear financial clutter

Consider these tips to reduce paper and help you find what you need quicker.

Most people keep things they think they'll need sometime but if you can't find them, it doesn't help a lot.

If you haven't used something for two years, maybe it isn't essential in your life.
04/17/2019
Get Rid of Things You Don't Need

If you haven't used something for two years, maybe it isn't essential in your life.

Periodically, you need to rid yourself of things that are taking up you time and space to make room for more of what you like and want.

The Spring homebuying season is under way and mortgage rates are very favorable.
04/16/2019
Buyers search 10 weeks

The Spring homebuying season is under way and mortgage rates are very favorable.

Buyers typically searched for ten weeks and looked at a median of ten homes.

It might clean well but it could hurt your surfaces.
04/15/2019
Avoid Vinegar on Stone

It might clean well but it could hurt your surfaces.

Vinegar, baking soda and lemons can be effective cleaners but should be avoided with stone and natural wood because of the acids.

Country living.  This home has an open floor plan.  The detached garage is very large.  Great for working on vehicles.
04/15/2019
106 3RD Street, Sherrard, IL 61281

Country living. This home has an open floor plan. The detached garage is very large. Great for working on vehicles.

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,498 sq ft - Single Family Offered at: $89,000

Location Location Location.  Three bedroom home.  Bigger than it looks.  Very clean and move in ready.
04/15/2019
2360 31ST ST A, Moline, IL 61265

Location Location Location. Three bedroom home. Bigger than it looks. Very clean and move in ready.

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,360 sq ft - Single Family Offered at: $97,200

Pending!!! A really nice home with many updates.  If your looking for a home like this one, let our team know.  We are y...
04/15/2019
3417 2ND Street, East Moline, IL 61244

Pending!!! A really nice home with many updates. If your looking for a home like this one, let our team know. We are your community market leader.

3 beds, 2 baths, 1,326 sq ft - Single Family Offered at: $150,000

Pending.  This home went fast.  If your looking for a home like this one, give our team a call.
04/15/2019
16425 KNOXVILLE Road, Orion, IL 61273

Pending. This home went fast. If your looking for a home like this one, give our team a call.

3 beds, 2 baths, 2,480 sq ft - Single Family Offered at: $220,000

If you want a huge barn, look no further.  It is set up for horses. However, you can use is for any business.  The house...
04/15/2019
1408 179TH ST N, East Moline, IL 61244

If you want a huge barn, look no further. It is set up for horses. However, you can use is for any business. The house is move in ready and has an open floor plan.

6.2 acre(s) acres - Lot/Land/Acreage Offered at: $298,000

Such a beautiful home.  Take a look and see all the extras that come with this home.
04/15/2019
1921 127TH Avenue, Milan, IL 61264

Such a beautiful home. Take a look and see all the extras that come with this home.

4 beds, 4 baths, 2,485 sq ft - Single Family Offered at: $772,000

Chris Taylor's cover photo
04/14/2019

Chris Taylor's cover photo

As a homeowner who has always itemized deductions, it is worth comparing to see whether the standard deduction would ben...
04/12/2019
Compare to see which one is best

As a homeowner who has always itemized deductions, it is worth comparing to see whether the standard deduction would benefit them more.

The IRS allows homeowners to choose each year whether to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction, whichever can benefit them the most.

Being familiar with homes and their maintenance lowers the risk for investors of rental properties.
04/11/2019
Risk on Investment

Being familiar with homes and their maintenance lowers the risk for investors of rental properties.

Risk is the uncertainty associated with the expected performance of an investment.

Shifting contributions to a Qualified Charitable Contribution will get the same amount to the charity but lowers the Req...
04/10/2019
Qualified Charitable Contribution

Shifting contributions to a Qualified Charitable Contribution will get the same amount to the charity but lowers the Required Minimum Distribution that must be recognized as ordinary income.

If you're at an age where you need to be taking Required Minimum Distributions (age 70.5) from your IRA, a qualified charitable contribution may allow you to lower your overall tax liability.

Staging is a form of marketing that shows the home in the most favorable light.
04/09/2019
Rooms Most Likely to be Staged

Staging is a form of marketing that shows the home in the most favorable light.

Knowing the most important rooms to be staged can be effective and cost efficient.

Just because people don't want to talk about them doesn't mean that they are not important.
04/08/2019
Credit Score

Just because people don't want to talk about them doesn't mean that they are not important.

Four out of ten people don't know their credit score and half are unaware that paying bills on time has the largest impact on their score.

Leverage affects an investment in rental property but also a home.
04/05/2019
Leverage

Leverage affects an investment in rental property but also a home.

Leverage has been described as using "other people's money" to increase the yield of an investment.

To all my agent friends. This is a great class.  I can't wait to see you all there.
04/04/2019

To all my agent friends. This is a great class. I can't wait to see you all there.

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3580 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf, IA
52722

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