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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 real estate market in Iowa City picked up in July and August after a volatile first half of the year . Today I pulled data from the Iowa City MLS to see if September is following in that trend. The number of homes sold in Iowa City this month to date is at 11. That's compared to 15 homes that...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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I figured I'd kick it up a notch today and throw more data at you about our improving real estate market in Iowa City. I'm pretty sure if I was in the middle of deciding whether or not to jump into this market, either as a buyer or a seller, I'd want a bit more than ambiguous statements about the...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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We had another good month for home sales in Iowa City in August. According to data pulled from the Iowa City Area MLS this morning 69 homes sold in Iowa City in August 2011 compared to 62 homes sold in August 2010.  The ways things are shaping up it looks like home sales in Iowa City in the 3rd q...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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After the rolling hills of the Brown Deer Neighborhood yesterday, I'm heading over to the east side of Iowa City with my photos today and a much different landscape. The Wellington neighborhood is known for its beautiful pond views and wonderfully maintained green areas. The Wellington neighborho...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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As a big tech fan who just loves data I'm totally impressed by the new flood inundation map available now on the National Weather Service website. In case you missed it, the new flood inundation map was unveiled yesterday. It's going to be a huge help for Iowa City and Coralville residents the ne...

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 hit it right out of the park in July. 144 homes sold in Iowa City in July 2011 compared to 73 homes sold in July 2010. That's a 97% increase over last year!  Phenomenal data on the heels of the pretty grim economic news of the last couple of days with the US losing its AAA...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Who says we've got a slow market? Not me. I haven't even had time to update my blog this week. I have so many good pictures to post of this year's great 4th of July Parade in Coralville too! My favorite float was the one for the Iowa City Aerohawks so I'm taking the time to post that today - Just...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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One of the highlights of the summer in downtown Iowa City this 4th of July weekend is upon us - Iowa City Jazz Festival. The Main Stage is in front of the Old Capitol and performances start there at 4.30 pm Friday. The final performance will be at 8.00 pm on Sunday and right after that at 9.45 pm...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's almost the end of the month and it doesn't look like this is going to go down as the busiest June on record! According to data pulled from the Iowa City MLS today the number of homes sold in Iowa City this month to date is at 108. That's down by about 30% compared to June 2010 so far. There ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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June is historically the busiest month for closings in Iowa City. I checked the Iowa City MLS this morning and the number of homes sold in Iowa City in the month of June to date is at 88. There are 151 homes Sale Pending or Contingent. (Sale Pending or Contingent means they have accepted offers t...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's June and home sales are doing pretty well in Iowa City this month. Checked the Iowa City MLS this morning and the number of homes sold in Iowa City for the month of June is at 37. It's only June 7 so there's plenty of month left to get those numbers up. There are 169 homes Sale Pending or Co...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's the Iowa Arts Festival Weekend in Iowa City this weekend. One of the big events of the year. Anyone want to lay any bets on it staying dry? (I'm sure not holding my breath). Iowa City offers wonderful community events throughout the summer with the Summer of the Arts Initiative. We're off to...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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70 homes sold in Iowa City in April 2011 compared to 101 in April 2010. Not exactly inspiring numbers for the Iowa City market in April. Granted the first time home buyer tax credit bumped up the numbers in 2010.  The lack of spring weather may also have held buyers back this year. A 31% decline ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Summer is a wonderful time to be in Iowa City. There is so much to do with the Summer of the Arts non-profit organization providing a collaborative environment for the community to promote the Arts in Iowa City. Iowa City is a busy little town so there are things to do all year, but it's so much ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Checked the Iowa City MLS this Morning and the number of homes sold in Iowa City for the month of May has jumped to 68. There are 188 homes Sale Pending or Contingent. (Sale Pending or Contingent means they have accepted offers that may still have contingencies on them to fulfill before closing)....

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Checked the Iowa City MLS this Morning and the number of closings in Iowa City for the month of May has jumped quite a bit since last week's update. We're now at 49 for the month.  There are 182 homes Sale Pending or Contingent. (Sale Pending or Contingent means they have accepted offers that may...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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29 Homes sold in Iowa City in May to date. There are 176 homes sale pending or contingent. When homes are showing as sale pending or contingent it means they have accepted offers that may still have contingencies on them to fulfill before closing. There are currently 576 homes in Iowa City showin...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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12 Homes sold in Iowa City since last week's market snapshot. There are 183 homes sale pending or contingent. When homes are showing as sale pending or contingent it means they have accepted offers that may still have contingencies on them to fulfill before closing. There are currently 574 homes ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Denise, What exactly is the Absorption Rate and how does it impact the sale of my home? I was at a listing appointment last week and was asked this question. The term "days on market" is a term that we're all familiar with. This is the average time it takes for a home to sell. The Absorption Rate...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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45 Homes sold in Iowa City in April to date. There are 168 homes pending or contingent. Pending or contingent means homes that have accepted offers and may still have contingencies on them to fulfill before they close. There are currently 582 homes in Iowa City showing as active listings. The tre...

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