Thursday, March 19, 2009

The First Round of the NCAA Tournament begins today

It's March Madness time! The NCAAs are upon us and many of you hopefully have your brackets filled out.

Robin Tucker had the pleasure of attending an Universality of Memphis Executive Education for the Global Leader course back in September 2006 in St. Louis, MO. It was a collaboration between FedEx Human Resource Development Department and the Wang Center of International Business at The University of Memphis.

So, here's my final pick for 2009:

The University of Memphis Tigers
Other Final Four teams:
UNC, Louisville and Villanova
My alma mater, Creighton University was a final bubble team this year. They will play in the second round of the NIT vs. the University of Kentucky on Monday night. Not quite the same.
The University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Drake University all came up short this year.
We do want to wish our daughter's school the very best in the NCAA Tournament. The University of Northern Iowa Panthers will face the Purdue Boilermakers in Portland, OR today. The Panthers will carry the torch for the MVC this season.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Can we interest you with a Rental Property in the greater Cedar Rapids IA area?

We are currently accepting applications on various properties in the Cedar Rapids area ... more info on 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom houses for rent in Cedar Rapids...
  • 3420 Falcon View Road SW - 4 bedroom two story, with 2.5 baths and attached two stall garage. This house is immediately available.
  • 157 Hayes Street SW - 2 bedroom ranch house, with 1 full updated bath and two stall detached garage. (Across from the old Hayes School). This Spring
  • 226 31st Street NE - 3 bedroom with den, with first floor bathroom and one stall detached garage.
  • 1625 12Th Avenue SE - 2 bedroom two story house on the SE side, which had many updates in early 2008.
  • 1824 Maine Ridge Road, rural Central City - 2 bedroom one story slab house in the country outside of town. (approximately a mile off Highway 13)
  • 830 14Th Street NE - 2 bedroom one story with basement and one stall detached garage. (Near Daniels Park)
  • 828 14Th Street NE - 2 bedroom one story with basement and one stall detached garage. (Near Daniels Park)

For more information, visit our web site at

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Can we interest you in a rental house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

We are currently accepting applications on these and other houses for rent in the greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa area ...


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Can we interest you in 3420 Falcon View Road SW for Rent?

We are advertising the following house on Craig's List and in The Gazette today.

We invite you to check out 3420 Falcon View Road SW in College Community for $1450.00 per month. It's a sharp house with first floor laundry room. Over 2,040 square feet of finished space. Call today to set up a showing. Robin Tucker at Tommy Tucker Realty Co. 365-6956.

Spring is approaching, enjoy 2009 in a new home. We also have a couple of 2 bedroom houses expected to be coming available in April 2009.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Remember to Vote on March 3Rd in Linn County

On March 3rd many in our community will vote whether or not to approve a 1 cent local option tax. The link below is to the Linn County Auditor’s web page which outlines the revenue purpose of each municipality that is eligible for the tax as well as the ballot language.

Here is some general information about the election taken from The Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Sales tax election

■ Ballot question — Should your city (or county) of residence be authorized to collect a 1 percent local option sales and services tax from April 1, 2009, until June 30, 2014? Each city and the county will say on the ballot how the tax revenue would be used.
■ Date of election — Tuesday, March 3
■ Polling place hours — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
■ Where to vote — Go to your regular polling place. Residents of Bertram, Central City, Coggon and Prairieburg will not vote because those cities already collect the local 1 percent sales tax.
■ Last day to register to vote — Feb. 20
■ To vote absentee — Go to the Auditor’s Office at Westdale Mall by March 2 or request an absentee ballot by mail before Feb. 27.
■ How it will work — Each city’s voters determine whether the tax will be collected in that city. The metro area does not vote as a bloc. If, for example, Cedar Rapids voters approve the tax and Marion voters reject it, the 1 percent tax will be collected in Cedar Rapids but not in Marion. Or if voters in all the cities approve the tax and those in the unincorporated areas reject it, the county will not share in tax proceeds.
■ Questions? — Call the Linn County Auditor’s Office, (319) 892-5300.

Federal Housing Legislation update for 3/2/09

Per National Write Your Congressman e-mail:
Bill to Avert Foreclosures Postponed: The House voted to postpone floor
consideration of a bill that would allow bankruptcy judges to modify home loans.
Lawmakers cited fierce lobbying against the bill by the financial services
industry, along with other factors, as a reason for the delay.


Meeting on 3/2/09: Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids

12 p.m.
Speaker and Topic:


Realtor® Robin Tucker will be attending his Rotary Club meeting today. It should be interesting to hear what fellow Rotarian and Chairman of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce has to say about the City and Chamber.