Iowa City Homes: Weekly Market Snapshot March 28, 2011

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268

33 Homes sold in Iowa City in March to date. The number of homes pending or contingent rose to 122 from 111 last week. Pending or contingent means they are homes that have accepted offers and may still have contingencies on them to fulfill before they close. There are currently 556 active listings homes on the market in Iowa City.

We should expect lots of action in the coming weeks. This is the busiest time of the year when it comes to the number of buyers out looking for homes. That's due to a combination of events. The first is renters whose leases are up. They want to make sure they have somewhere to go and are not homeless in a couple of months.

Then there's the impact The University of Iowa and The UI Hospitals have on home sales as the biggest employers in the area. There's a lot of "changing spaces" going on at this time of year. For some it's the end of their 3 or 4 year stay in Iowa. For others it's just the beginning. What this means is lots of activity in an already busy spring market.

While I'm on the subject of buyer activity, as I mentioned last week, just lately I've noticed a surge of searches for the answer to the question. "When is the best time to list your home?" In case I wasn't clear enough in the last paragraph. If you're a seller and really want to sell your home, then you need to make sure it's on the market when the most buyers are out and about. That would be now...

market snapshot iowa city march 28, 2011

556 Active Listings
122 Homes Pending or Contingent
33 Homes Sold in Iowa City in March to date: 21 single family homes, 9 condos, 1 detached condo and 2 zero lots

Monday Market Snapshot March 21, 2011

Real Estate Market Report February 2011 Compared to February 2010

Real Estate Market Report January 2011 Compared to January 2010


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Denise Hamlin, Realtor®


CARDINAL Realty, Coralville IA 

Licensed to Sell Real Estate in the State of Iowa


Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices 

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Comments (2)

Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

For some reason, your market snapshot doesn't show up on my computer.  Is the problem on my end or yours?

Mar 28, 2011 11:50 PM
Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner
Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268 - Iowa City, IA
Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices

I think it must be your end Ron. It shows up fine for me. Or maybe AR is having problems again??

Mar 29, 2011 02:49 AM