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Another week bites the dust and as we head for another chilly weekend in Iowa City and Coralville. Cabin fever? Let's see what we've got going on in Iowa City and Coralville with my weekly round up of movies and events for January 29 through January 31.As always, I'll start with new movie release...
What's the biggest misconception about Iowa City? That would be the rural image folks have about our area. As someone who relocated to the Iowa City area 10 years ago I have plenty to compare this to and I can tell you that it ain't so...That we have a vibrant college town with absolutely loads g...
What do you think the chances are of your home selling at an open house? Probably not great. At least not here in the Iowa City area. (I represent sellers in the Iowa City real estate market and can only speak for my area of course). Selling a home is all about getting the right buyer in the righ...
The weekend is almost here - again! Amazing how time flies. Seems like it comes around quicker every week...  Once again it's time for my weekly round up of movies and events in Iowa City and Coralville for January 22 through January 24.Not a blockbuster weekend this weekend. I have 3 new movies ...
  This is an excellent post from Julia Odom explaining some of the new rules in the FHA mortgages. The  3% reduction in seller concessions is the big one and the one likely to have the biggest impact on first time home buyers.   {{You're gonna have to hang in there with me, this one definitely ge...
What to watch out for when you make an offer on a condo in Iowa City So you've found the condo that's perfect for you and are all set to make an offer. You'll write up a purchase agreement and here in the Iowa City area we have an addendum where you get 5 calender days to review the homeowners co...
The weekend is upon us again. Time for my round up of movies and events in Iowa City and Coralville for January 15 through January 17.First, let's look at new movie releases. Two new movies to share with you this week. The first is The Book of Eli, with the movie-drawing magnet Denzel Washington....
Please do me a favor, if your photos for your real estate listings suck, please take heed of this post. This is one of those if she can do it, so can I posts... I'm not an expert, but my photos don't suck and there's no reason for yours to either. Good photos can be achieved without breaking the ...
Iowa City Real Estate: Don't Pay $59.00 For A Duplicate Warranty Deed   If you live in the Iowa City area you don't need to pay $59.00 for a duplicate warranty deed. Now I'm pretty sure you don't need to pay that anywhere in Iowa or the rest of the country, but since I am only 100% certain of my ...
Home for Sale: 307 E 6th St. West Liberty IA 52776 - $125,000 - Reduced Price Motivated sellers have reduced the price on this move in ready 2 story home with loads of updates. Large light and bright kitchen opens up to the new deck and wonderful fenced in back yard. New laminate wood floor in di...

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