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 …

Listing 101: Readying your Home

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read·y (verb) – to prepare (someone or something) for an activity or purpose With the spring season upon us, home sellers are diligently working on readying their homes for the market. This can be an arduous task, but it is crucial to achieving a quick sale and a top dollar amount for the property. So, what does it mean to …

Welcome to 4058 Grindstone Drive!

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4058 Grindstone Drive Welcome to 4058 Grindstone Dr in Iowa City, a stunning Hotka Construction home.  This isn’t your typical new construction; it’s filled with custom details that make it stand out from the rest. With over 2,000 square feet on the main level, it’s the definition of a sprawling ranch. Upon entering the front door, you can’t help but notice the …

Market Update: 2017 Data in Review

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Data (noun) – facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis What a year it was for the local real estate market! The housing market in this area is notoriously strong, but 2017 was an exceptional year. When comparing 2016 data with 2017,  it’s easy to see just how good this last year really was.  Let’s take a look at the data: The average residential sales price in 2017 was about …

Home for the Holidays

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hol·i·day (noun) – a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done We love the holiday season – it is truly the most wonderful time of year! That is why we couldn’t resist inviting you into our homes and sharing our love for all things that create Christmas cheer! Home for the holidays is the best place to …