City Series – Solon

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City Series – Solon Solon- A small community located in Johnson County, halfway between Iowa City & Cedar Rapids Solon is one of the smaller communities in Johnson County with a population landing around 2,037 according to the 2010 census records. Don’t let the size fool you, Solon is a bustling community with much to offer! One of the major …

Market Update: 2018 A year in Review

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MARKET UPDATE The spring season is here! If you’re buying or selling a home this year, what can you expect from this market?  It’s important to know the numbers, so we are looking back at the statistics from last year. 2018 proved to be yet another strong year! Considering that 2017 was an exceptional year, 2018 had a lot to …

Silver Slope Subdivision

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SILVER SLOPE SUBDIVISION  A new year brings new goals.  Is a brand new home on the list for 2019?  If it is, Silver Slope Subdivision may just be the perfect location to build that dream.  10 of its 19 residential lots are still available, waiting for dirt to be moved! What makes Silver Slope Subdivision so special? CHARACTER– It is …

Made in Iowa

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MADE IN IOWA It’s our favorite time of year!  We love filling our homes with holiday cheer and spending time with those we hold dear!  This year, the holiday season is extra special to us, because we partnered with The Makers Loft (a new store located downtown Iowa City) and are sponsoring their pop-up shop, Made in Iowa, located in the Coral Ridge Mall next to Old Navy. …

City Series: Tiffin

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CITY SERIES – TIFFIN Tiffin – A growing community located in Johnson County, just 15 minutes west of Iowa City   Tiffin has experienced exceptional growth in its community over the last few years.  The Iowa Census Bureau released its updated population information for the year, and Tiffin was the fastest growing town in Iowa with a 72% population increase …

Market Update: 2018 Mid-year Review

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MARKET UPDATE da·ta (noun) – facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis  With how the first half of the year has gone, 2018 is on track to be another strong year for the local real estate market!  Going into this year, there was concern that increasing mortgage interest rates would slow down home buyers and sellers.  That has …

Decorating Your Home on a Budget

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Decorating Your Home on a Budget Becoming a homeowner comes with a wide variety of emotions and new responsibilities, but the experience of decorating your new home should be something you can look forward to and not dread.  Anyone who has moved before knows that feeling of getting your current belongings moved into your new home. Within days, a list …

City Series: North Liberty

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CITY SERIES – NORTH LIBERTY North Liberty- Located in Johnson County and is a suburb of Iowa City North Liberty, which is considered another suburb of Iowa City, has quickly gone from a small community to one of the fastest growing towns in the Johnson County area. According to the Iowa Census Bureau, the City of North Liberty saw a …

The Springtime Scurry!

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scur·ry (noun) – a situation of hurried and confused movement It’s that time of year…every homebuyer is scurrying to find that perfect home in this rapidly-moving market. We take the confused out of this springtime scurry by educating our home buyers every step of the way. However, the hurried very much applies – time is of the essence, and we work swiftly for our buyers to …