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By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Coralville City Council Meeting November 22, 2016Bridgewater Development PUD Site Plan ApprovedBack in September I wrote about attending my first Council Meeting in Coralville as a resident specifically interested in the Bridgewater Development. At the time, residents living on the access road pu...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Residents Have Their Say At Public Hearing ~ Bridgewater Development, Coralville IAA couple of weeks ago I got a letter from the City of Coralville informing me of a proposed development in an area that backs up to my house and my neighborhood. It was a two liner, and included a plan of the propo...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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What are the top 3 emotional reasons to buy a house or condo in Coralville? I had to take off my Realtor® hat for this and think really hard why I think Coralville is such a great place to live and what it is that I appreciate most about the town I live in. Walking and Biking Trails in Coralville...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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How's the real estate market doing in the Iowa City area now that Labor Day is here and we're officially saying goodbye to summer? Today's market statistics look at August and the year to date in the Iowa City area. I'm including the number of homes sold in Coralville and North Liberty too, since...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Many home buyers relocating to Iowa City end up in Coralville, myself included. Why do you suppose that is? I've written before about the many advantages of Relocating to Iowa City. Today I want to look at what makes Coralville such a great place to live. Living in Coralville ~ Location, Location...

By Karen Feltman, Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group)
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This is a wonderful annual event organized by the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors to benefit the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.  Bring your pets for a wash or a nail trim.  Please bring proof of rabies vaccination as well for the protection of the volunteers.  Located at 812 S. 1...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Iowa City Weather - Wait 5 Minutes and it Will Change...When I relocated to the Iowa City area back in 2000 the weather was a big concern for me. I was moving from a temperate middle European climate to Iowa that was known for its hot temps in the summer and oh so much snow in the winter. Did Iow...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Home Sales in North Liberty January - September 2014 Home Sales in North Liberty are down by 15% for the year. Buyers have had a hard time finding homes to buy in North Liberty this year with an extremely low inventory of homes on the market during the peak selling time of the year. The biggest s...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Home Sales in Coralville January - September 2014 Home Sales in Coralville are down slightly for the year and up for the last quarter, with a surge in September when almost twice as many homes sold in Coralville as last year. The chart shows home sales in Coralville from January through September...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Halloween is just around the corner and they certainly know how to rise to the occasion at Wilson's Orchard!  All through October the focus is on family fun at this part nature park, part orchard right here in Iowa City. The highlights of the month are the Pumpkin Festival and Trick-Or-Treat Week...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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  Market Reports for Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty IA, January - December 2013 As we head towards spring and the top months of the year for listing homes it will be very important to sellers to know what's going on in the market place. Real estate is local. Sellers need to know what buyers...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend The Iowa City Jazz Festival is the place to be. I stopped by after my closing yesterday and it was already very busy. It's a weekend of family Fun at the Iowa City Jazz Festival with something for everyone. Jazz fans will love the music. The ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Most real estate agents will tell you it's always a good time to list your home for sale. The question is - Is it really? Does it really make sense to list your home for sale over the Holidays when you know the buyer pool will be smaller? After all, many buyers will postpone their home buying pla...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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What do you know about Tiffin? Unless you live there probably not a lot. Tiffin is about 4 miles west of Coralville. It's a rural area with A LOT of new construction in the works. According to the 2010 Census there is a population of 1,947 in Tiffin - That's twice as many people than in the 2000 ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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From my Snapshot of Home Sales in North Liberty at the beginning of the month you know that home sales in North Liberty are up for the year.  Today I have a graph and some numbers to share with you - I always think visual aids are helpful when it comes to processing data. The graph shows the numb...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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How's the real estate market in Coralville doing? From my Snapshot of Home Sales in Coralville at the beginning of the month you know that home sales are up for the year.  Today I have a graph and some numbers to share with you to give you more to go on for the real estate market in Coralville . ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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At the beginning of the month I wrote a post with a general overview of the Iowa City real estate market for the year. Today I have a graph and some numbers to share with you giving you more insights on the real estate market in Iowa City. 743 homes sold in the first 9 months of the year. That's ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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After looking at home sales in Coralville and Iowa City, I pulled data from the Iowa City MLS to see how home sales in North Liberty are shaping up for the year. Home sales in North Liberty - January 1 through September 30, 2012 Number of homes sold in North Liberty so far this year is up 19.5% c...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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There is no doubt that the real estate market in the Iowa City area is improving, but there are still plenty of homes that failed to sell this year. Mostly this is due to too high expectations of the market. How can you as a seller avoid that? Funnily enough, it's really not that hard. The hardes...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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What does Aborption Rate mean? How will knowing the Absorption Rate help sell your home in the Iowa City area? Real Estate Professionals throw around a lot of terms that don't mean a lot to sellers. Absorption Rate is one of them. The Absorption Rate is a calculation that tells us how long it wil...

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