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Theresa Engelke
MCNE, SRS, ABR, CBR, GRI, CRS, MRP, SFR, CDPE, A-REO
Broker Owner 
First Choice Realty L.L.C.

2728 Asbury Rd Suite 320
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563-580-5213
Email: theresaengelke@hotmail.com
Licensed in Iowa, Illinois, & Wisconsin.

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Latest Realty News from NAR

HOME Survey: Economic and Financial Outlook, Attitudes About Home Buying and Selling on the Rise

WASHINGTON (September 25, 2017) — Existing-homes sales have retreated in four of the past five months, but new survey findings from the National Association of Realtors® indicate it is not because of a lack of confidence from consumers about buying and selling a home, or based on their views about the direction of the economy and their finances.

That’s according to NAR’s third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) survey1 ,... Read More

Existing-Home Sales Subside 1.7 Percent in August

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2017) — Existing-home sales stumbled in August for the fourth time in five months as strained supply levels continue to subdue overall activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were outpaced by declines in the South and West.

Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, retreated 1... Read More

Student Debt Delaying Millennial Homeownership by 7 Years

WASHINGTON (September 18, 2017) – Despite being in the prime years to buy their first home, an overwhelming majority of millennials with student debt currently do not own a home and believe this debt is to blame for what they typically expect to be a seven-year delay from buying.

This is according to a new joint study on millennial student loan debt released today by the National Association of Realtors® and nonprofit American Student Assistance®. The survey additionally revealed that student debt is holding back millennials from financial decisions and personal... Read More

Testimonials

"I live in the Tri-State area of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois. My wife and I just used our VA loan to purchase our home last week. If you're in this area, contact Theresa Engelke. She's a great realtor, very helpful, informative, knows this area very well, and is apart of a program helping, active, vets, and emergency personal to get homes called Homes For Heroes. "#HOMESFORHEROES #FIRSTCHOICEREALTY Weland's
I retained Theresa last summer (2015), as my buyers agent. I knew what I was looking for, but I didn't want to be "driven" to my goal, as happens with so many BIG NAME outfits. I simply wanted someone to represent me in negotiation and protect my interests in the complicated paperwork process. Once I found the perfect house, being sold by a FSBO seller and determining MY FAIR price offer, Theresa handled the rest. Theresa agreed to act as a dual agent, representing the seller as well as me. Think about that for a moment.... after failed sales attempts with Real Estate agents, the seller decided to sell as FSBO. I don't know how Theresa persuaded the seller to use her as a sellers agent too, but i'm sure it is a testament to her being a licensed negotiator too! I was astonished at how smoothly the process went for both, me and the seller. In the end, the FSBO seller was as happy as me. The cherry on top was an unexpected check to BOTH the seller and me, a benefit provided by the "Homes for Hero's" program, which Theresa participates in. In the end, the seller and I were both happy and very satisfied with the amicable process and conclusion of the deal! Lonergan's
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ABR - Accredited Buyer RepresentativeCBR® - Certified Buyer RepresentativeCRS - Certified Residential SpecialistEqual Housing OpportunityGRI - Graduate, REALTOR® InstituteMLS membershipREALTOR® certificationSRS - Seller Representative SpecialistWCR - Womans Council of RealtorsCertified Distressed Property Expert