Friday, January 22, 2010

We invite you to follow us on Facebook!

Social networks are growing and Tommy Tucker Realty Co. has a Facebook page that we invite you to become a Fan of.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rentals and Properties for Sale in Cedar Rapids; can we help you?

Can we help you with a Rental House or Property for Sale in the Cedar Rapids area?

We are currently accepting applications for Houses For Rent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...

Give Robin Tucker a call at 365-6956, if you are interested in one of these rental houses in the Cedar Rapids area ...

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Can we interest you in House for Sale in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

This property at
927 Norwood Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
has been reduced to $116,900. This is a three bedroom, one bath house with double stall detached garage

Take a Virtual Tour of this
property listed by
Joel T. Lahey, CRS - GRI.

Tommy Tucker Realty Co., Realtors® (319) 365-6956

"Give us call to discuss this property and other housing matters!" - Robin Tucker

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Be Careful Today Traveling in Eastern Iowa

Update: Our offices will be closing early due to Weather Conditions today.

Iowa Road Conditions
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Weather Coverage

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Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18, 2010: Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday to All

Two events on Robin Tucker's calender today in our community.

The "Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon" is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids and the United Way of East Central Iowa. This event will honor 20 area students at the annual Remembering Martin Luther King Luncheon. This event is at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m on Monday, January 18, 2010.

A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Event will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 at St. Paul's UMC at 1340 Third Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. We invite everyone to attend this community event of music, our keynote speakers from our community, the teachings of Jesus and the words of Dr. King.

Who is my Neighbor?

We should be thankful for our neighbors in our community and get to know them as we work, learn and play ...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Price reduced on this 3 Bedroom House in SE Cedar Rapids

The property at
927 Norwood Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
has been reduced to $116,900. This is a three bedroom, one bath house with double stall detached garage

Take a Virtual Tour of this
property listed by
Joel T. Lahey, CRS - GRI.

Tommy Tucker Realty Co., Realtors® (319) 365-6956

"Give us call to discuss this property and other housing matters!" - Robin Tucker

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Looking for a New Home to Purchase or Rent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

Visit one of our Listings for Sale in Cedar Rapids, Iowa :

Are you looking for a House to Rent in Cedar Rapids, Iowa?

Both properties are located in NE Cedar Rapids in the Daniel's Park neighborhood. You can contact Robin Tucker at 319.365.6956 at Tommy Tucker Realty Co.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Orange Bowl tonight and Iowa is an underdog and today's Wall Street Journal is projecting Georiga Tech to win

Opening up the Wall Street Journal to page D8 for Tuesday, January 5, 2010 ...

We may be conducting business today, but the big bowl game is on a lot of people's minds for this evening ...

The (9) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 27, (10) Iowa 26 as a captioned photo reads "Josh Nesbitt, left, of Georgia Tech" as the QB is getting ready to pass vs. Clemson, who the Yellow Jackets beat twice, including a 39-34 win the ACC Title Game.

Iowa (10-2 in '09) hasn't won a BCS bowl before. Georgia Tech (11-2 in '09) has never played in one. Georgia Tech has played in major bowls before, with the last being the 1967 Orange Bowl (L, 12-27 vs. Florida). This is the sixth Orange Bowl overall for Georgia Tech (3-2), second for Iowa (0-1).

In the 2003 Orange Bowl, the Hawkeyes finished poorly in the second half and never looked better than the opening kickoff when CJ Jones took the kickoff 99 yards to give Iowa an early 7-0 lead. By the way, Iowa was tied at halftime 10-10 vs. Southern Cal, despite settling for only three points twice inside the five yard line in the second quarter.

How would the game have been had Iowa been able to capitalize on field position and gone in at half 21-10, rather than 10-10?

Note, in the 2010 Rose Bowl and 2010 Capital One bowls, both Big Ten teams, Ohio State and Penn State, respectively, settled for field goals throughout much of the ball game. Can Iowa follow the same mode of operation and defeat Georgia Tech? It would appear Iowa needs touchdowns and not

It's finally here: Tech vs. Iowa - AJC, the major source for news in Atlanta
Tony Barnhart looks at some of the key players on both sides of tonight's Orange Bowl.

Can Iowa pull off the upset in the 2010 Orange Bowl over #9 Georgia Tech?

There's an old saying ... that's why we play the games. It is the ACC Champion vs. the Big Ten runner-up in the final BCS bowl game before the BCS Title Game on Fox.

Interesting Stat: Both Georgia Tech and Iowa played there first bowl games in the Rose Bowl. Georgia Tech beat Cal 8-7 in the 1929 Rose Bowl. Iowa won their first Rose Bowl game defeating Oregon State 35-19 in 1957 and followed up in 1959 beating Cal 38-12.

Iowa is 2-3 in Rose Bowls and 2-4 in "Big Four" bowls heading into tonight's Orange Bowl. One of the ACJ story's is wrong, Iowa will move to 3-4 in "Big Four" bowls with a win over Tech. Further, an Iowa win will drop Tech to 3-3 lifetime in the Orange Bowl.

By the way, some Georgia Tech fans view the 1990 season's Citrus Bowl the biggest bowl game as the biggest bowl game in the modern era for Georgia Tech. The 2010 Orange Bowl is huge for the winner.

What impact will the win have on the final, but more importantly, the 2010 pre-season ranking for the winning team team?

A Top 6 or 7 pre-season ranking typically places a program into the BCS title picture. Iowa did experience a little of that talk in 2009, despite not being considered a Top 25 team by most people heading into the 2009 season.

The Hawkeyes started the season 9-0, until QB Ricky Stanzi's ankle went down in the tenth game vs. Northwestern. Iowa lost the Northwestern game, then freshman quarterback James Vandenberg lead Iowa to a 1-1 record, including a 24-27 OT loss at Ohio State.

When Iowa played USC in the 2003 Orange Bowl, the Trojans played as strong as any other team in the 2002-03 bowl schedule. At season's end, they may have been the better team, then even Ohio State and Miami-FL, who played in the 2003 BCS Title Game in the Fiesta Bowl. The following season, USC became the most dominant program in the FBS.

Could Georgia Tech be in similar role heading into the 2010 Orange Bowl that USC was in the 2003 game? Could the Yellow Jackets be ready to break out in the 2010 season as a FBS elite team? Could a win over Iowa be a springboard, similar to USC in 2003 Orange Bowl.

So, what's Iowa have to play for? While they may not be quite as young of team as Georgia Tech, they were a possession away from being in the Rose Bowl this season and champions of the Big Ten Conference. What would a win in the 2010 Orange Bowl do for Iowa in 2010?

This should be a great game in Miami: the 2010 Orange Bowl. Let's hope Iowa pulls off the upset! This is likely a bigger, better game than the 2003 game.

Iowa needs to score touchdowns tonight and the Hawkeyes need to win big (a/k/a see the 2009 Penn State game in Happy Valley). Iowa beat Penn State 21-10. The key element is Iowa won by more than a possession. Of course, Iowa beat LSU 30-25 in the exciting finish to the 2005 Capitial One Bowl, which is by far Iowa best win in the Kirk Ferentz era.

Prediction (10) Iowa 31, (9) Georgia Tech 25

For this to happen, Iowa must win the Special Teams phase of the game and dominate in the trenches (especially offensively and in run defense) vs. a high powered Yellow Jackets offense that is only in it's second season and is looking to make major noise in 2010 ...

Robin Tucker for ttrco

Monday, January 4, 2010

Can we help you with a small house for Rent or a property for Sale in Cedar Rapids?

We want to invite you to contact us in 2010 to discuss your real estate and property management needs. Feel free to visit our web site at or search for properties for sale on the MLS. If you are looking for a Rental House in the Cedar Rapids area, click here.

The House to the left is available for rent in NE Cedar Rapids. This two bedroom home has hook ups, a basement and a one stall garage. It is located near Daniel's Park and will rent for $525.00 per month.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at Tommy Tucker Realty Co. at 319.365.6956.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

With the New Year, the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids resumes it's Monday meetings at Noon

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of service clubs.

Rotary Club: a group of business people in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

  2. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Four-Way Test of things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerns?

The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids normally meets at Noon on each Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Cedar Rapids. The nickname of our club is Downtown Rotary. The Cedar Rapids area now has Rotary Clubs meeting each and every weekday in our community. Robin has had the pleasure of being in Rotary International the past twenty years. He is a third generation member of the Downtown club.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Today's Speaker and Program:

Gail Naughton, President, CEO of

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

The Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids is in District 5970 of Rotary International.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hello and Happy New Year: Real Estate, Resolutions and one big bowl game this week!

We We want to welcome you to Tommy Tucker Realty Co., Realtors® of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and our blog in 2010 ...

Our company was founded by IL 'Tommy' Tucker in 1958. Tommy has achieved Realtor® Emeritus status with the National Association of Realtors. We had the pleasure to speak with Vicki Cox Golder, 2010 NAR President, recently about a nice visit Ms. Golder had with Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa at the most recent NAR Convention.

Tommy has always been very community oriented, active at the local, State and Federal level in industry and as a Rotarian has always practiced the principal of "Service Above Self."

Senator Grassley told a story about his 1980 campaign. At the time, Chuck didn't know that Vicki already knew Tommy. It was nice to hear about the story from both Tommy and Vicki's points of view. It is a small world.

Robin Tucker, Tommy's youngest son, had the pleasure of joining his father in business in 1988. Robin worked a year and half in public accounting, before returning to Cedar Rapids 22 years ago to become controller for Tommy. Robin became licensed in real estate and today is the Broker/Officer for Tommy Tucker Realty and a Realtor. Robin is a third generation member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids, following his father and his paternal grandfather.

We want to invite you to contact us in 2010 to discuss your real estate and property management needs. Feel free to visit our web site at or search for properties for sale on the MLS. If you are looking for a Rental House in the Cedar Rapids area, click here.

We want to wish you a Happy New Year and wish you the very best in 2010.

On Tuesday, many throughout the State of Iowa, will turn into the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl from Miami, Florida. The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2 in 2009) will seek their first BCS bowl win, after two Rose Bowl wins and ten other bowl victories in the program's history. Robin and Tommy were at the 2003 Orange Bowl, when USC beat Iowa 38-17, after a sluggish 10-10 game at halftime for the Hawkeyes.

Publisher Phil Steele had this to say about Iowa's opponent, Georgia Tech (10-2, ACC champion in 2009) in the preseason...

"Tech showed last year that they could play with anyone knocking off three
ranked teams and that was the first year of HC Paul Johnson's (offensive, etc.)
systems. They have 18 starters back and will have one of the top offenses
in the FBS."
- Phil Steele
Further, we want to say congratulations to the Iowa State Cyclones (7-6 in 2009), who won the 2009 Bowl, when they defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 14-13 on New Year's Eve, to pick up their first bowl win, since the 2000 Bowl win over Pitt.

Finally, what are your housing resolutions in 2010?

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Feel free to contact us at 319.365.6956 or e-mail us with questions or service needs.

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's January 1, 2010: Happy New Year to you all!

The clocks in Eastern Iowa have hit 12 Midnight!

Happy New Year and we welcome your business in 2010.