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By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Iowa City Real Estate Market Report 3rd Quarter / July - September 2010 compared to July - September 2009 165 homes sold in Iowa City in the 3rd quarter 2010 compared to 309 homes sold in the 3rd Qtr 2009 - That's a 47% decrease in home sales over last year. Clearly the expiration of the home buy...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Iowa City real estate market report September 2010 - Number of homes sold, average price and days on market.   32 homes sold in Iowa City in September 2010 compared to 51 homes sold in September 2009. The data shows us that the Iowa City real estate market continues to struggle to find its feet a...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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520 Active Listings 41 Homes Under Contract 4 Homes Sold September 13 - September 18, 2010 Average Price Homes Sold w/e Sept 18, 2010 $186,000 Highest Price Home Sold: $213,000 Lowest Price Home Sold: $159,000 Highest number of days on market: 90 days Lowest number of days on market:  28 days Th...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly snapshot of the real estate market in Iowa City IA - September 13, 2010 - Homes Sold, average price and days on market - Active Listings and homes under contract.     521 Active Listings36 Homes Under Contract7 Homes Sold September 6 - September 11, 2010 Average Price Homes Sold w/e Sept 1...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Houses in Iowa City are priced to sell and interest rates are at an amazing 4.25% for a 30 year fixed loan. How come the market isn't humming? That's what I'm wondering. Could it be that the negative headlines we get fed on a daily basis through the Media is having an effect on the average consum...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Market Snapshot of current market conditions - Iowa City IA September 6, 2010 526 Active Listings36 Homes Under Contract9 Homes Sold August 30 - September 4, 2010 Average Price Homes Sold w/e Sept 4, 2010 $176,111 Highest Price Home Sold: $247,000 Lowest Price Home Sold: $ 80,000 Highest number o...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Iowa City Real Estate Market Report August 2010 compared to August 2009   61 homes sold in Iowa City in August 2010 compared to 84 homes sold in August 2009. Not great numbers, but a significant improvement over July when the numbers were way down compared to 2009.  Average Price Homes Sold Augus...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Last week was the first full week of classes at the University of Iowa. This is a college town and as anyone will know who lives in a college town, the students bring an atmosphere that you just don't get anywhere else. On the day I took these photos I was lucky enough to be invited to lunch at t...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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    557 Active Listings41 Homes Under Contract3 Homes Sold August 23 - August 28, 2010 2 Single family homes sold Avg Price:  $216,250 1 Condo sold        Price:  $136,500   Highest number of days on market: 114 daysLowest number of days on market: 41 daysThe Iowa City real estate market is cont...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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The Landlocked Film Festival continues today with with a day jam packed full of choices for independent film fans. This year there are more than 80 films by independent film makers being shown at five locations - The Sheraton Hotel,The Englert Theatre, Iowa City Public Library, Bijou Theatre, (in...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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After Sand in the City Weekend last weekend it's only fitting that we highlight the fact that we are in fact landlocked here in Iowa City... This week it's something entirely different. This week we're taking it inside as Iowa City hosts its 4th annual film festival - Landlocked Film Festival 201...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Rain did not wash all the sand sculptures away on Friday. Resourceful Iowans managed to save their exhibits and the weekend continued without further ado at this year's Sand in the City event. I headed over yesterday afternoon, enjoyed some really excellent singing with the all male capella, Inte...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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  563 Active Listings38 Homes Under Contract9 Homes Sold August 16 - August 21, 2010 5 Single family homes sold Avg Price: $164,780 4 Condos sold Avg Price: $180,488 Highest number of days on market: 140 daysLowest number of days on market: 36 days The Iowa City real estate market is continues t...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Sand in the City is part of the Iowa City Summer of the Arts Program. It kicked off on Friday with the sculpting competition and continues through the weekend with fun events and live music - Topped off with great food on Culinary Row. In case you're thinking of heading down there, it's not at th...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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The Summer of the Arts Program kicks it up a notch this weekend with 3 full days of great family fun with Bank of the West's Sand In the City. The fun starts on Friday morning at 9 a.m. when ten teams begin building their sand sculptures along Iowa Ave, Iowa City for the sand sculpting competitio...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly Market Update Iowa City August 16, 2010 - Number of Homes Sold, Average Price & Days on Market     569 Active Listings34 Homes Under Contract12 Homes Sold August 9 - August 14, 2010 6 Single family homes sold Avg Price: $169,000 5 Condos sold Avg Price: $124,760 1 Zero lot sold Avg Price: ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Lots of choices when it comes to new movies this week. Just the ticket considering the extremely hot and humid weather we're having in Iowa City this week. What better place to seek refuge than a nice cool air conditioned movie theater? You can check out the schedule for movies at the Coral Ridge...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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We have lots of homes on the market in the Iowa City area at the moment. You want to find the best one for you. How exactly do you do that without trudging through ALL the homes currently listed? I know, right now it seems like a daunting task, after all, you don't want to miss anything do you? W...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly market update Iowa City: Number of homes sold, homes under contract and active listings August 9, 2010         572 Active Listings33 Homes Under Contract23 Homes Sold August 2 - August 7, 2010 When it comes to calculating the days on market I use a simple method to calculate the absorption...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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This is what you see if you're hanging out at the Ped Mall in Iowa City... Browsing fine Art and reading books. Two of my favorite pastimes right there! And you can never get enough of kids having fun. An average day in a college town. You've got to love it!

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