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2011 

I'm out and about telling anyone who will listen that spring has sprung in the Iowa City Real Estate Market. (Even though you'd never know from the temperatures). I have numbers to back up my words again this week too as you can see from the graph below. 66 homes under contract - That's a good nu...
02/21/2011
Yesterday after a really busy week I finally found time to whip out my camera and take some photos of houses in the Goosetown neighborhood. I'd just finished showing homes in the area and couldn't resist stopping a while to take some photos of what is truly a wonderful Iowa City neighborhood with...
02/20/2011
It's mid February and the real estate market in Iowa City is heating up. So much so that I figure it's time I started up my weekly market updates again. I ran into someone yesterday who was totally surprised at the idea that spring has actually sprung in the real estate market in Iowa City. He's ...
02/14/2011
The sun is out and Valentine's Day Weekend is getting off to a great start. There are a couple of things going on in Iowa City tonight if you're into live music, or perhaps like me you're an Agatha Christie fan, in which case The Englert is the place for you. This weekend the Iowa City Community ...
02/12/2011
Selling a Home in Iowa City: Do I Really Need to Replace the Carpet in My Home Before Putting it On the Market? Nine times out of ten the answer to this question is yes, you do need to replace the carpet in your home before listing it for sale in Iowa City. When I was a home owner and not a real ...
02/10/2011
There are many tax breaks associated with owning your own home. One of the lesser known ones is the Homestead Tax Credit. This is a small tax break, usually $115 - $130 on a home in the Iowa City area. What the credit means is that your property taxes are reduced by the amount of the credit every...
02/09/2011
12 homes sold in North Liberty IA in January 2011 compared to 18 in January 2010. 5 single family homes, 4 attached condos, 1 detached condo and 2 zero lots. In both Coralville and Iowa City it seems condo sales are on the rise. It's not happening in North Liberty yet, but there's still plenty of...
02/08/2011
14 homes sold in Coralville IA in January 2011 compared to 3 in January 2010. It won't surprise you to learn Coralville did better than Iowa City and North Liberty by a long way for home sales in January... 8 single family homes sold in January, 5 attached condos and 1 zero lot.  In both Coralvil...
02/06/2011
A couple of days have passed and things are sort of getting back to normal in Coralville after the worst storm in at least a decade blew through town. (Blew being the operative word with winds reaching 50 to 60 miles an hour). On Monday I posted a "before" photo taken in front of the Marriott Con...
02/04/2011
It's Super Bowl Weekend. Plenty going on in Iowa City this weekend. After 10 years in the US I do get the importance of Super Bowl Sunday. It's right up there with several soccer events I can come up with. Iowa City will be humming this weekend I'm sure. What kicks it up a notch for me is the fac...
02/04/2011
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