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2009 

I'm fielding a lot of questions about the homebuyer tax credit for repeat buyers and thought it worthwhile to answer individual questions as they come up. My last post in this "series" was to cover the question that you don't need to sell your home to qualify for the repeat homebuyer tax credit.T...
11/30/2009
Iowa City Real Estate: Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension: How Does It Work?Recently I got asked how the homebuyer tax credit works. It seems like a simple enough question for those of us who talk about this on a daily basis... Let's see how I do with basic information for those of you who don't thin...
11/28/2009
Thanksgiving is at our door and with such a really short week it only makes sense to take a look at new movies and other things to do in Iowa City and Coralville early this week. Slim pickings of course, since it is Thanksgiving weekend and we'll all be busy eating turkey followed by rising at 4....
11/25/2009
Coralville Home Sellers Market Update November 2009It's coming to the end of the month and almost time for my monthly real estate market report giving a general picture of how the market is trending in Coralville. As we are going through a time of transition I figured it would be a good time to p...
11/24/2009
North Liberty Iowa Home Sellers Market Update November 2009It's coming to the end of the month and almost time for my monthly real estate market report giving a general picture of how the market is trending in North Liberty. We are in a time of transition so I figured it would be a good time to p...
11/24/2009
Iowa City Home Sellers Market Update November 2009 It's coming to the end of the month and almost time for my monthly real estate market report giving a general picture of how the market in Iowa City is trending. As we work our way through a time of transition I figured it would be a good time to...
11/23/2009
You don't need to sell your home to qualify for the $6500 Tax Credit. Since day one when the extended home buyer tax credit became law I've been waiting for an answer to that question. Well, here's the answer from the IRS site:Q: I'm already a homeowner: If I buy a replacement home to use as my p...
11/22/2009
It's Friday and time to take a look at new movies and other events in Iowa City and Coralville this weekend. These are a few things that caught my eye for this weekend November 20 - November 22.I'll start as I always do with movies. The apparently hotly anticipated second installment in the Twili...
11/20/2009
There have been several posts in the last week about the merits of buyer agency. I personally think buying or selling you should have your own agent. You wouldn't dream of going to court, even for the smallest thing and use the same attorney as the guy (or gal) you're up against, would you?Why do...
11/19/2009
Yesterday I spent the day with new friends watching college football, drinking beer and eating all day long...Sounds great, right? It was. And it was just what the doctor ordered after a very topsy turvy couple of days...Topsy turvy might be a tiny bit of an understatement when you learn I'm writ...
11/15/2009
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