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By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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We're heading for the weekend again and I have another Fest to share with you. HooverFest in West Branch. Yes, it's true, we have one celebration after another in the Iowa City area at this time of year. We just finished celebrating the Johnson County Fair. Just around the corner is The Iowa Stat...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's Friday and time to look at new movies this weekend in Iowa City and Coralville. There's been so much going on to write about that I'm having trouble keeping up and missed a couple of weeks - I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms and needed to check my sources to see what I've been missin...

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 July 2010 compared to June 2009     68 homes sold in Iowa City in July 2010 compared to 174 homes sold in July 2009. Quite the dip as you can see. It won't come as a surprise to you to learn that the expiration of the first time homebuyer tax credit had a signi...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly real estate market update Iowa City August 2, 2010. Homes sold, homes under contract and current listings.   585 Active Listings53 Homes Under Contract13 Homes Sold July 26 - July 31, 2010No big fluctuations on the week to week numbers at the moment. When it comes to calculating the days o...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's Senior Day at Johnson County Fair today if you want to head on over. I was there yesterday for Kids Day on probably the hottest day of the year... Okay, I don't think it was, but it sure felt like it! Most of the animals were exhausted from the heat. The cheeky little goat in the slide show ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Homes sold in Iowa City week ending July 24, 201013 homes sold in Iowa City last week. This number is lower than last year when 25 homes sold in the same time frame. According to MLS Data days on market also increased from 85 to 126. 13 Homes Sold Week ending July 24, 2010 Avg Price: $158,444 9 s...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly Real Estate Market Update Iowa City July 26, 2010: Includes Homes Sold, Homes Under Contract & Current Listings     599 Active Listings63 Homes Under Contract13 Homes Sold July 19 - July 24, 2010No big fluctuations on the week to week numbers at the moment. When it comes to calculating the...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Living and Learning. That's the tagline for the 2010 Johnson County Fair. It kicks off on Monday July 26 through July 29, 2010. Fun for the entire family. And 70,000 visitors every year are proof of that! Kids and tractors. Can you really imagine anything better? Well... maybe kids and fire engin...

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 in Iowa City with free, family friendly events constantly popping up on the calender. Today I'm here to tell you about the upcoming annual Johnson County Fair scheduled from July 26 through July 29, 2010. This is a popular event through all age groups. 70,000 people vis...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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As part of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts Program we have a variety of events going on outdoors this weekend in downtown Iowa City. What's even better is that these events are FREE! Friday July 16 you can catch The Recliners and Turkana at the Ped Mall. The show starts at 6.30pm and ends at 9.30p...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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PEN HOUSE on Saturday July 10, 2010 at 119 S Mt Vernon Dr, Iowa City - 1.00 - 3.00pm If you're looking for a versatile floor plan for the growing family then this is definitely it! There are 3 bedrooms on the main level and 3 bedrooms on the lower level and full kitchens on both levels. Highlight...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Iowa City Aerohawks Radio Control Air Show, Sunday July 11, 2010 - 1.00pm - 4.30pm - Hebl Ave, Iowa City (Plenty of free parking available) When it comes to family friendly things to do it doesn't get any better than this! The Iowa City Aerohawks are having their Annual Radio Control Air Show on ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's Friday and time to look at new movies this weekend. By the looks of things Steve Carell has landed himself another hit with Despicable Me. Who would have thought that the Daily Show would spawn such a huge box office success? I mean, I love Jon Stewart, but cable tv and the big screen are tw...

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 2nd Quarter / April - June  2010 compared to April - June 2009   392 homes sold in Iowa City in the 2nd quarter 2010 compared to 313 homes sold in the 2nd Qtr 2009 - That's a 25% increase. The really interesting part is just how many condos sold this year compa...

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 June 2010 compared to June 2009 There were 195 homes sold in Iowa City in June 2010 compared to 175 homes sold in June 2009 - That's a 13% increase over last year. What jumps out is that condo and zero lot sales are on the rise. Good news, especially the condo ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly real estate market update Iowa City July 5. Includes homes sold, homes under contract and active listings.     614 Active Listings 59 Homes Under Contract 50 Homes Sold June 28 - July 3, 2010 An average of 241 days on market = 7.9 Months Absorption Rate (Number of months it takes the marke...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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It's Friday and it's 4th of July weekend - Lots of choices for things to do in Iowa City and Coralville this weekend... In Iowa City we have the Toyota-Scion Jazz Festival - a 3 day event from July 2 - July 4. In Coralville the 4th of July celebrations started yesterday already making it a 4 day ...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Free, Family-Friendly events in Iowa City this 4th of July Weekend!It's 4th of July weekend and one of the highlights of the year starts today with the Toyota-Scion Jazz Festival.  This is part of the Summer of the Arts program that provides support and promotes the arts and cultural events in th...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Weekly real estate market update Iowa City June 28, 2010: Includes homes sold, homes under contract and current listings.     626 Active Listings100 Homes Under Contract34 Homes Sold June 21 - June 26, 2010An average of 243 days on market = 8.0 Months Absorption Rate (Number of months it takes th...

By Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices
(Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268)
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Looking at homes is much more fun than going to a lender to get pre-approved. I don't suppose anyone will disagree with me there. Perhaps that's why so many buyers need to have a house in mind before they go see a lender. We all put off things we don't like doing and since going to a lender seems...

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