House2Home has assisted dozens of individuals and families in the Cedar Rapids and Marion area with credit recovery and unique home-buying alternatives. Read on to learn about their experiences with House2Home’s contract to own, lease to own, home rental and home customization services.

Home Owners

Our experience working with House2Home on a Contract2Own agreement has been great. They really made sure that everything was explained professionally and we were going to be comfortable with our monthly payments along with giving us the freedom to remodel our home as we wanted.
-Nicole and Sean

My experience with House2Home was a fairly positive one. I fell in love with a home in Marion and wasn’t quite able to purchase a home myself. I was referred to Daniel, who liked the home and agreed to help me out with a lease to own agreement. I was happy to be trusted to care for the home. I would work with Daniel again!

I am writing this to express my gratitude for the help you have given my wife and I with acquiring our first home. We are a family that is growing faster than our income, and you have made it so much easier for us to get into a home. We are not sure where we would be today if it wasn't for your help! Thank you again.
-Jason & Lindsay


We worked with House2Home in finding a rental property and found it to be a fairly positive experience. I think the thing I liked the most was the ease of communication. I always felt like we could get a hold of them at all times of the day and if not, our message, whether it was email, text, or call was answered in a very timely fashion. Our initial plan was to purchase a home but in the end we wanted to rent and that put the time to secure a rental very tight. House2Home had a good group of professionals that worked extra hard to get us in that rental house by the agreed deadline. Odds and ends were needed after move in but coordination with the work team worked out great. In the end it was a positive experience and we are happy with our choice to rent with House2Home.
-Adam and Erin

Daniel of House2Home worked with my partner and me to find a reasonable pricing option that respected the work he had done remodeling the house while meeting our budget constraints. The house proved to be an affordable and practical rental option. It is clear that he invested plenty of sweat equity into the home. A remodeled kitchen, new paint and other restorative work on the house give it fresh appeal while maintaining original woodwork. I admire Daniel’s passion for creating home opportunities and thank him for creating that opportunity for my partner and me.
-Lance and Amy

After recently settling my divorce, I was looking for a stable home from myself and sons. I researched rental homes in the SE quadrant of Cedar Rapids and discovered 4017 Soutter Ave SE. This home was a very good fit for our needs, from not only the financial considerations, but location and size as well. Daniel was willing to negotiate the lease to secure the home until my current lease expired, and at a fair and reasonable price. Refurbished and gleaming hardwood floors, new carpeting and paint, new kitchen cabinets, counter tops and appliances greeted us on moving day. The finished basement, in my son's words, is 'awesome'! Daniel has been responsive to repair needs, and they are typically done promptly. When Daniel is not available for emergency repairs, Eagle Property Management is his back up, and, in this "crisis", the furnace repair was completed the same day. Overall, Daniel has been fair and reasonable to deal with, and we have a positive working relationship.

Professional Partners

There is really no other way to put this. My buyers, the Edwards, came to Skogman looking to purchase a home and had 20% to contribute to the purchase. We sat down with a mortgage lender thinking that this was going to be a no-brainer. The buyers had some challenges on their credit report that kept them from being approved, and needless to say, they were heavily disappointed. That’s where Daniel came in. My broker had previously worked with Daniel just for these special circumstances, so she arranged a meeting with to discuss his purchase program. My buyers disappointment suddenly turned to excitement as we talked about the homes we would look at! In the end my buyers got the home they wanted and in a timely manner all because of Daniels program! Could not have done it without him, great program, great process, Thank you!
-Bob Kalous
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Skogman Marion, IA

When House2Home creates "Win/Win" solutions for people, they truly do, and it comes from the heart. When someone finds that they have a situation where traditional mortgage financing is a challenge, the House2Home programs are where you may find answers. As Real Estate professionals, we trust in the system that we have created with Daniel to help people have choices in financing and select the home they desire. House2Home has a unique approach to the individual circumstances of homebuyers. Trust, listening, creative thinking, protecting them on the home’s future value and condition are all part of their unique approach. The process has assisted many homebuyers into the homes we have helped them purchase and enjoy today.
-Wendy Votroubek
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Skogman Marion, IA


My name is Patrick and I am a part-time professional photographer and full time Windows developer. I have been involved in Real Estate photography for about 7 years now. I began taking before and after shots for a Home Stager in Cedar Rapids who in 2011 introduced me to Dan Tardy.
The before shots usually show a house in some stage of distress. The house also often comes with very dated decor, colors and fixtures. I have on several occasions photographed a house from initial purchase, through intermediate remodeling and finally to finished product. The transformation is always amazing. Take a nearly un-sellable house and invest in some well thought-out remodeling and you end up with a house that's the showcase home of the neighborhood.
Real Estate Photographer