housing http://iowapublicradio.org en 6 Years After the Flood, Last Buyout Homes Go To Auction in Mason City http://iowapublicradio.org/post/6-years-after-flood-last-buyout-homes-go-auction-mason-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a Saturday morning in Mason City, city officials give a group tour of eight homes once flooded in 2008, in the hopes that someone will come to buy one. and move it out of the floodplain.</span></p><p>It can cost thousands of dollars to pay a contractor to move a two-story, historic house, and turnout is minimal. But a handful of former residents show up to walk through their homes one last time.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 40332 at http://iowapublicradio.org 6 Years After the Flood, Last Buyout Homes Go To Auction in Mason City Berkshire Hathaway: Coming to a "For-Sale" Sign Near You http://iowapublicradio.org/post/berkshire-hathaway-coming-sale-sign-near-you <p>Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway's newest Iowa acquisition, Prudential First Realty, soon will be adopting the “Berkshire Hathaway Home Services” logo. The company has 77 agents and three offices in central Iowa, and their “For Sale” signs that now say Prudential, will be converted to Berkshire Hathaway.</p><p>Brennan Buckley is a company marketing executive in Des Moines.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:22:05 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 19451 at http://iowapublicradio.org Berkshire Hathaway: Coming to a "For-Sale" Sign Near You