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By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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41 homes sold in Iowa City in March 2011 compared to 45 in March 2010. Last year the first time homebuyer tax credit pulled home sales forward and bumped up the numbers for the year. When you take that into account the number of homes sold this year looks really good. Altogether there is a lot of...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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33 Homes sold in Iowa City in April to date. There are 151 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 583 homes in Iowa City showing as active listings.    583 ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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20 Homes sold in Iowa City in April to date. There are 151 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 563 active listings for homes on the market in Iowa City. ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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13 Homes sold in Iowa City in April to date. There are 125 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 573 active listings homes on the market in Iowa City. Spri...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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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 listing...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It was Spring Break last week and a quiet week when it came to home sales in Iowa City.  The number of homes under contract rose to 111. That's up from 101 last week and not bad for a quiet week! We should expect lots of action in the coming weeks. This is the busiest time of the year when it com...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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21 homes sold in Iowa City in February 2011 compared to 30 in February 2010. The numbers are a little misleading I think. If you look at my weekly real estate market updates you'll know that the numbers of homes under contract is rising. A sure sign that there is a lot of activity in the Iowa Cit...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's mid March and the real estate market in Iowa City is hopping. If you've been following my posts you'll know I've been saying for weeks now that things are picking up. 101 homes under contract. That's a number that will get your attention I think. We're into the triple digits - Definitely a g...

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 continues to flourish as we head towards Spring. This week I have numbers to back up my words again: 84 homes under contract. That's a good solid number, especially as 16 homes that were sale pending last week changed their status to sold this week. The numbe...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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I'm out and about telling anyone who will listen that spring has sprung in the Iowa City Real Estate Market. (Even though you'd never know from the temperatures). I have numbers to back up my words again this week too as you can see from the graph below. 66 homes under contract - That's a good nu...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Yesterday after a really busy week I finally found time to whip out my camera and take some photos of houses in the Goosetown neighborhood. I'd just finished showing homes in the area and couldn't resist stopping a while to take some photos of what is truly a wonderful Iowa City neighborhood with...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's mid February and the real estate market in Iowa City is heating up. So much so that I figure it's time I started up my weekly market updates again. I ran into someone yesterday who was totally surprised at the idea that spring has actually sprung in the real estate market in Iowa City. He's ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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The sun is out and Valentine's Day Weekend is getting off to a great start. There are a couple of things going on in Iowa City tonight if you're into live music, or perhaps like me you're an Agatha Christie fan, in which case The Englert is the place for you. This weekend the Iowa City Community ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Selling a Home in Iowa City: Do I Really Need to Replace the Carpet in My Home Before Putting it On the Market? Nine times out of ten the answer to this question is yes, you do need to replace the carpet in your home before listing it for sale in Iowa City. When I was a home owner and not a real ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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There are many tax breaks associated with owning your own home. One of the lesser known ones is the Homestead Tax Credit. This is a small tax break, usually $115 - $130 on a home in the Iowa City area. What the credit means is that your property taxes are reduced by the amount of the credit every...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's Super Bowl Weekend. Plenty going on in Iowa City this weekend. After 10 years in the US I do get the importance of Super Bowl Sunday. It's right up there with several soccer events I can come up with. Iowa City will be humming this weekend I'm sure. What kicks it up a notch for me is the fac...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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13 homes sold in Iowa City in January 2011 compared to 17 in January 2010. 6 single family homes, 5 attached condos, 1 detached condo and 1 zero lot. The interesting thing about the numbers is that it seems condo sales are on the rise. That was the case for the number of condos sold in December ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Yesterday was an upside down day in Iowa City. After the worst storm of the season the entire area came to a standstill. It got me thinking about extremes so I decided to look at the Iowa City MLS to see what kind of extremes we have on the prices of homes in Iowa City. The highest priced home in...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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That's it. I keep my mouth shut next time. We've had a bitterly cold winter in the Coralville and Iowa City area this year, but up until yesterday we were pretty lucky as far as missing major storms is concerned. Actual snow fall has been on the low side. On Monday I had to go and jinx it for us ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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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...

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