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Buying a Home in Iowa City - Step 2: Choosing the right area to live This is the second part in a 7 part series to give you as a home buyer a better idea about the home buying process in Iowa City. Today I'm going to cover the question of choosing where you want to live. At the same time you want...
Buying a Home in Iowa City: Step One: Getting Pre-approved for a Home LoanThis is the first part of a 7 part series geared towards "first timers". I'm thinking not only first time buyers, but also anyone relocating to the area. I figure folks relocating to the area are also first timers as genera...
Iowa City ACT Scores 2009   Big news in Iowa City this week - The ACT scores are in and Iowa came in 2nd in the nation again, with most area high schools in Iowa City scoring higher than the state average of 22.4.West High School beat it's own record this year with an average of 25.8 out of a pos...
Iowa City Real Estate: Selling Your Home in a Tough Market   When times are tough it's time to get back to basics. There are  no secrets. There are three basic factors to consider when it comes to selling a home in Iowa City or anywhere else for that matter. Condition of a home Price of the home ...
**This post is written from the perspective of the buyer. In the meantime I've written a second post on the subject looking at it from the sellers perspective.   Should you ask the seller for closing costs and how does it impact your transaction?   Should you ask the seller to pay closing costs w...
  Liberty Motors: Auto Dealer and Repair Shop North Liberty Iowa The fact is, everyone needs a reputable and good auto repair shop! That's why I'm going to start my series on local businesses in the area by telling you about Liberty Motors, an Auto Dealer and Repair shop in North Liberty Iowa. My...
Charming 2 Bedroom Ranch Home in excellent Downtown Location. Fantastic First Time Homebuyer Opportunity!     Move right into super cute ranch home in a great downtown location in established neighborhood. Well thought out floorplan. Nice, bright eat-in kichen. Loads of updates, including freshly...
Wonderful Starter Home in a hard to beat location in Central Coralville - Walking distance to Shopping, Parks and Coralville Library. Short commute to UI Hospitals and Dental School and downtown Iowa City.       Lots of Charm and Character in this lovely home in a hard to beat location right in t...
Iowa City: More than you expect in the Midwest Iowa City is a surprising town...This comes from someone who's visited many towns and cities on three different continents, so I figure that makes me something of an authority on the subject! I relocated to Iowa City ten years ago and had no idea wha...

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