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2011 

When is the best time to put your home on the market in Iowa City? That's a loaded question, isn't it? And one that comes up all the time at this time of year. Got an email this week reminding me that home owners have a very different view on this than Realtors and figured that was reason enough ...
01/13/2011
Can you explain Seller Paid Closing Costs to me Denise? Questions about asking the seller for closing costs is really high on the list of questions I'm fielding lately, especially with first time homebuyers. To begin with I need to bust another myth. Seller paid closing costs are not really selle...
01/10/2011
Denise, do you have access to see all the homes for sale in Iowa City? No matter what Real Estate Company is selling it? If so, do we just get you the address and you take it from there?This is a question I got in an email this week. It was a big wake up call for me. I'd met with these guys and e...
01/08/2011
After looking at Iowa City and Coralville it's time to look at home sales in North Liberty in 2010. With a whole year's worth of data to research I could spend all my time pulling data from the Iowa City MLS to compare! This post shows a year over year comparison of residential sales and average ...
01/06/2011
Yesterday I looked at residential sales and the average price of homes sold in Iowa City in 2010 compared to 2009.  Today I'm looking at Coralville. Fascinating stuff. With an entire year's data to research I could spend all day every day pulling data from the Iowa City MLS to compare. Lucky I li...
01/06/2011
My last market report covered home sales in Iowa City for the last decade, (2003 - 2010 to be precise. That's how far back the Iowa City MLS goes). Today I'm going to drill it down a bit and compare data for home sales and average prices for homes sold in Iowa City comparing 2010 to 2009. 785 hom...
01/05/2011
This is a question that comes up all the time. I touched on the question of NOT working with the listing agent in my post yesterday when I talked about how IDX works. Today I figure I'll put a very big misconception to rest about working with listing agents and why you really need a buyer's agent...
01/02/2011
Haven't been blogging too much lately. Too busy fixing my website after my "move" back in November. I'm happy to say everything is where it should be now and I am oh so much smarter when it comes to website development. Not sure what that last part means, but my hope is that an efficient website ...
01/01/2011
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