selling a home in iowa city: Selling a Home in Iowa City - Updates That Get Noticed by Buyers - 09/14/12 12:51 AM
Even if you're not thinking of listing your home in the Iowa City area right now, it's a good idea to stay on top of what buyers want in a house so when it comes time to sell you're ahead of the curve.
Below are the top 3 home improvements that are likely to get the most attention with buyers in Iowa City. That doesn't mean to say you shouldn't look at the rest of the house and consider other updates as necessary. Fresh paint, new carpet and light fixtures are all things that typically help with the overall impression of a house.
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selling a home in iowa city: Selling Your Home in Iowa City - The Importance of the Market Analysis - 08/23/12 12:36 PM
Setting the right price is arguably the most important step when you're selling your home in the Iowa City area. You may already have an idea of what you think your home is worth. The question is, will it tally with what buyers are paying for homes in your neighborhood at the moment?
There are a few different ways to calculate the value of a home. When it comes to selling a home in Iowa City the only one that makes any sense is a Current Market Analysis. This is because it takes into account exactly what buyers are paying for similar homes and … (0 comments)

selling a home in iowa city: Worst Storm of the Season... And Yet, Spring is on its Way... Are You Ready to Move? - 02/02/11 03:38 AM
Hard to believe with our worst winter storm of the season upon us that we're just weeks away from the peak home buying time of the year in Iowa City. Students and new members of Faculty coming to the UIOWA for the Fall Semester.  Med Students and Fellows relocating to Iowa City for their three or four year stint at the UI Hospitals.  They'll soon be out in numbers looking for a new place to call home. Add to that the renters who are ready to buy a home and need to be out of their apartments either at the end … (0 comments)

selling a home in iowa city: Iowa City Real Estate: What Are The Chances of Selling Your Home at an Open House? - 01/26/10 10:29 AM
What do you think the chances are of your home selling at an open house? Probably not great. At least not here in the Iowa City area. (I represent sellers in the Iowa City real estate market and can only speak for my area of course). Selling a home is all about getting the right buyer in the right home at the right time. Seems to me the stars need to be aligned just right for all of that to happen on a day that you and your agent choose! 
Does that mean if you have a home on the market … (1 comments)

selling a home in iowa city: Iowa City Real Estate Market Report December 2009 - 01/05/10 01:19 AM
Iowa City Real Estate Market Report December 2009I have so much data to share with you this month that it was tough to know where to start! I decided to do it chronologically. First a year over year comparison of the monthly and quarterly numbers of homes sold in Iowa City for the period ending December 31, 2009. Followed by a year over year comparison of annual home sales in Iowa City for 2009. Homes Sold in Iowa City December 2009 Compared to December 200848 homes sold in Iowa City in December 2009 compared to 41 homes sold in 2008. That's … (2 comments)

selling a home in iowa city: Iowa City Real Estate Market Report November 2009 - 12/02/09 12:10 PM
Iowa City Real Estate Market Report November 2009
It's the beginning of the month and time for my Iowa City real estate market report for November.
The number of homes sold in Iowa City in November was up by a whopping 90% with 59 homes sold in November 2009 in comparison to 31 in November 2008. Can't beat numbers like that. Of course we had the first time homebuyer tax credit that was due to expire on November 30 and that must have contributed to such a considerable year over year increase. The average price of homes sold in November … (0 comments)

selling a home in iowa city: Iowa City Real Estate Market Trends: Using Absorption Rate to Gauge Trends in the Market - 10/20/09 09:53 AM
Iowa City Real Estate Market Trends: Knowing the absorption rate helps figure out trends in the market.
 
After posting my quarterly report at the beginning of the month and being something of a data freak I've decided it's time to kick it up a notch and provide you even more data on our market. Today I researched the absorption rate for homes in Iowa City. If you've never heard the term absorption rate, let me just clarify that it is a mathematical calculation to help project how long it is likely to take for a home to sell in any … (0 comments)

 
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