A few comments have been made over the last few days at Active Rain by smaller communities telling their prospective buyers and sellers to not listing to the national news regarding real estate.
They (being the national news) paints such a gloomy, depressing picture that who would want to buy or sell real estate, after hearing those dreaded stories. Certain "pockets" of the country are experiencing growth in the real estate field and according to the NAR, Iowa is one of five states in the country experiencing positive growth from last year's sales. The fact of the matter is that Cedar Rapids is doing great in today's real estate market.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, being one of the major cities in Iowa is experiencing small but cautious growth from last year's totals. Real estate inventory is plentiful and buyer's can afford to be picky and smart when writing an offer with their agent. Sellers also have the upper hand if their house is in A+ plus condition and it's priced right. Buyers at this time of the year are serious buyers and know value when they see it.
I have chosen to get the news about about our "guarded but positive" real estate outlook in my newsletters and e-newsletters. I let everyone know that although things are tight, the market is still wonderful for buyers and sellers. Relocation is at an all time high for the Cedar Rapids area, thanks to Rockwell Collins.
For information regarding the market in the Cedar Rapids area, please contact me at 319-329-5988 or email email@example.com. Also, visit my website at www.christophersmithrealtor.com for more information and education about the market in Cedar Rapids.
Licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa