Tag: Jim Sayre

Appeal Your 2023 Property Tax Assessment

Iowa Property Tax Assessments are up by record amounts across the Des Moines Metro area and the entire state.  KCCI is reporting that assessed values are going up by approximately 22% in Polk County and surrounding counties.  These record increases are being justified by the delay in valuations caused by COVID as well as the previously hot housing market.  While it is great to have property increase in value, the corresponding tax bill can really put a dent in your budget. Property owners do not have to take this budget surprise sitting down.  There is an appeal process.  GRL Law’s […]

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Professional, Knowledgeable and Caring

I can’t thank attorney James Sayre enough for his help during a very overdue need in my life. James’s knowledge and experience of the law eased my stress and anxiety throughout the entire process. His personal and approachable demeanor made me feel comfortable and not so overwhelmed. He took a genuine interest in my well-being. Throughout the entire process I was always well informed, my phone calls promptly returned and all my questions and concerns were addressed. Thank you James for your outstanding job in representing me in my divorce. It was truly a pleasure working with you! Posted by BarbJuly […]

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Do I Have To Pay 7% To A Realtor To Sell My Home? For Sale by Owner – a Walkthrough

No, no, and no.  To be very clear, the answer is NO. We will start off by issuing a quick apology to our clients, family members, friends and fellow professionals working in the real estate profession.  This blog is by no means an attempt to diminish their work.  They are a very important and integral part of the real estate system.  There are still many situations where a realtor is necessary, but there is no requirement to employ or involve a realtor to buy or sell a home.  If you have a unique home or a difficult property to sell, […]

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