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The most efficient way to search for homes in the Iowa City area is by school district. That way you can narrow down neighborhoods without making the area so small that the search becomes ineffective. That's the principal I use when helping buyers to find homes and figured it's just as effective ...
When it comes to helping buyers relocating to iowa city I'm always trying to think of new ways to get useful information to them. Often times I think the Internet offers us lots of choices, but they're not always that useful. (Or the websites  are so cluttered with ads they're not exactly a joy t...
25 homes sold in Iowa City in January so far. That puts home sales way ahead of January 2011 when only 9 homes sold in the entire month. The real estate market in Iowa City is getting off to a great start in 2012. 46 homes are listed as pending or contingent and 310 homes are currently showing as...
Lately I've been thinking about how I can step up my market reports for Iowa City to make them more useful. It seems for them to be really useful to buyers and sellers they need to show Home sales more specific to Iowa City neighborhoods. Access to the Iowa City MLS means I have lots of data to p...
Winter arrived just in time for the Winterfest in Coralville this year. Until last week it didn't look like we were going to get a winter in Iowa this year. Fortunately for all of us the weather gods  smiled down on us and it is suitably cold with a fair amount of snow for this Sunday's annual ce...
Looks like I picked a good day to do a market update for Iowa City. 16 homes sold in Iowa City in the first 16 days of 2012. Gotta love those numbers - A great kick off to the year, especially considering only 13 homes sold in all of January in 2011. 42 homes are listed as pending or contingent a...
Where are the best neighborhoods in Iowa City? I get asked this a lot and yet there's no point in me answering that question since it would be totally subjective. What I can do to help is introduce you to neighborhoods in Iowa City. Today I'm looking at homes and neighborhoods in the  Shimek Elem...
Tiffin is the last of the communities I cover to get a break down in home sales for 2011. Not too many homes sell in Tiffin in a year so it's not as telling as in the bigger communities - Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty. New construction is as popular as ever with buyers making Tiffin an ...
The breakdown of homes sold in North Liberty in 2011 is very different to either Iowa City or Coralville. If you're getting your information from the national media you may want to take note of that. Considering how close North Liberty is to Coralville and Iowa City you'd expect more similarities...
Generally January is the month when I ask myself what made me think relocating to Iowa was a good idea. That's every year except this year that is! Today I took time out from my market reports and spent some time out in the sunshine. Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville is a two minute drive from...

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