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By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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The Longfellow District is one of the  Seven Historic Districts in Iowa City on the National Register of Historic Places.  There are also Four Conservation Districts. If you're like me and wondering what the difference is, it has to do with the density of historic homes in a particular district. ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Goosetown is in the north of Iowa City. The name Goosetown goes back a bit to when Bohemian immigrants settled there in the 1850's and kept geese in their yards. It's about a mile from downtown Iowa City, making it a very popular choice amongst  students and faculty relocating to Iowa City for th...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Another Listing Marketed & Sold by Cardinal Realty Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $141,000 Townhouse Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,557 sqftYear Built: 1993MLS #: 20123272 Location 1809 Earl RdIowa City, IA 52246USA Denise Hamlin Cardinal Realty(319) 400-0268deni...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Another Cardinal Realty Listing Sold in Less Than 90 Days Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $215,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,144 sqftYear Built: 1979MLS #: 20123213 Location 1229 Oakes DrIowa City, IA 52245USA Denise Hamlin Cardinal Realty(319) 400-0268d...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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The spring market has kicked in big time in Iowa City. A few weeks ago the real estate market was chugging along quite nicely with good solid gains month for month. This past couple of weeks there's been quite a shift and homes in Iowa City are going under contract left and right! To illustrate m...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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A Gem of a Home in the Longfellow Neighborhood - Sold Overview Maps Photos $182,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,153 sqftYear Built: 1940MLS #: 20122284 Location 706 Clark StIowa City, IA 52240USA Denise Hamlin Cardinal Realty(319) 400-0268denis...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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What a glorious weekend we've had in Iowa again. We had a couple of nights of rain followed by glorious sunshine in the days. The perfect combination of course to encourage the foliage and plant life to grow at a pace that I definitely have not seen in the 12 years I've lived in Iowa. I took the ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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For the 2014 Easter Egg Hunts please click this link: Easter Egg Hunts in Coralville and Iowa City April 2014 Easter is just around the corner and I'm getting lots of hits to my site from folks looking for schedules for Easter Egg Hunts in the Iowa City area. Next to Halloween this is a great tim...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Home Sales in Iowa City were up again in February.  22 homes sold in Iowa City February 2012 compared to 21 in February 2011. That's not as impressive as January when home sales were up significantly compared to last year. I don't think this means the Iowa City real estate market is slowing down ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Home sales are on track to be up again in February in Iowa City - This will be the 8th straight month where we see in increase in home sales. It looks like we're in for a really good spring and summer in the Iowa City real estate market. So now to the numbers. 15 homes sold in Iowa City in Februa...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Lately my market reports are full of positive news for housing trends in Iowa City. Home sales for January are no exception. Once again home sales are up in Iowa City. In fact home sales in Iowa City are up by a whopping 138% compared to January 2011. 31 homes sold in Iowa City January 2012 compa...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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When it comes to helping buyers relocating to iowa city I'm always trying to think of new ways to get useful information to them. Often times I think the Internet offers us lots of choices, but they're not always that useful. (Or the websites  are so cluttered with ads they're not exactly a joy t...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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25 homes sold in Iowa City in January so far. That puts home sales way ahead of January 2011 when only 9 homes sold in the entire month. The real estate market in Iowa City is getting off to a great start in 2012. 46 homes are listed as pending or contingent and 310 homes are currently showing as...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Lately I've been thinking about how I can step up my market reports for Iowa City to make them more useful. It seems for them to be really useful to buyers and sellers they need to show Home sales more specific to Iowa City neighborhoods. Access to the Iowa City MLS means I have lots of data to p...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Looks like I picked a good day to do a market update for Iowa City. 16 homes sold in Iowa City in the first 16 days of 2012. Gotta love those numbers - A great kick off to the year, especially considering only 13 homes sold in all of January in 2011. 42 homes are listed as pending or contingent a...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Where are the best neighborhoods in Iowa City? I get asked this a lot and yet there's no point in me answering that question since it would be totally subjective. What I can do to help is introduce you to neighborhoods in Iowa City. Today I'm looking at homes and neighborhoods in the  Shimek Elem...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Home sales in Iowa City were up slightly in 2011, as you'll know if you read this post  I wrote last week. Today I'm going to break it down into categories. Single family homes in Iowa City did a lot better than condos in 2011 with single family home sales up compared to 2010 by 12% while condo s...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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This is the first of many market reports as we kick off the new year. I figured I'd start by looking at home sales in Iowa City for the year and drill it down from there. I'll do the same with Coralville and North Liberty. There's plenty of data to analyse now that we have a whole year to look ba...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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31 homes sold in Iowa City in December to date. 47 homes sold in December 2010 - I have a tough time imagining beating that number with just 7 business days remaining this year. We'll have to wait and see. Next week we will know more... Assuming we don't break any records in December, on the up s...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Last week I did my November monthly reports for Coralville and North Liberty. Today it's Iowa City's turn.  49 homes sold in Iowa City in November 2011 compared to 37 homes sold in November 2010. That's a 32% increase compared to last year. That's pretty good for the "quiet time" of the year. The...

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