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Home Sales and Prices Up in Iowa in November

A new report shows home sales and prices are up in Iowa. The Iowa Association of Realtors says more than 2,600 homes in the state were sold and closed in November. That’s about 200 sales more than the same period last year. Home prices also are up. The median sale price in November was $125,000…. Read more »

Iowa Home Prices Up But Sales Down in September

Prices were up while home sales were down throughout Iowa in September, according to the Iowa Association of Realtors (IAR). The IAR’s 2012 September Housing Trends Report shows the median sale price was up 5.8 percent from last September. The median sale price was $127,000 in September 2012 and $120,000 in September 2011. Twenty-three of… Read more »

Iowa Home Sales, Prices Up Again in April

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums improved again in Iowa during April while home prices were over eight percent higher than at the same time last year according to the latest housing data from the Iowa Association of Realtors(R) (IAR). An estimated total of 2,645 existing single-family homes and condos were sold in… Read more »

IA: Des Moines Home Sales Spiked in March

Home sales in the Des Moines metro area spiked nearly 26 percent in March over a year earlier and were up 46 percent from February, a new report shows. “We’re just talking about one month, but I’ll take it and another one just like it,” said Rick Tollakson, chief executive of Hubbell Realty, a West… Read more »

What the Foreclosure Settlement Means for Iowa

Iowans are expected to get $40 million as part of a national mortgage lenders deal worth $25 billion announced Thursday. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was at the news conference in Washington on Thursday morning. Federal officials said the five largest mortgage lenders reached the $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that… Read more »

IA: Home Prices, Sales Up in October

The Iowa Association of Realtors(R) (IAR) reports that home sales and prices across the state were up again in October. IAR’s 2011 October Housing Trends Report shows the number of home sales in October increased by 12.4 percent, with 287 more sales last month than last October. IAR reports 2,606 homes sold/closed in October 2011,… Read more »

Housing Market Improving in Alaska, Iowa, North and South Dakota

The housing market is hurting nationally, but it appears to be marching toward recovery in a handful of mostly rural states, economic forecasters say. The states — including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Alaska — have economies more dependent on the energy, industrial or agricultural sectors, stronger parts of the U.S. economy. Their home… Read more »

IA: Sioux City the State’s Most Affordable

Sioux City is the most affordable housing market in Iowa and 10th most affordable nationally, said Coldwell Banker Real Estate, based on home listings for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home from September through March. Iowa City was the state’s priciest market, with an average home listing price of $247,364. Sioux City’s average was $80,152. Woodward, Burlington,… Read more »

IA: Des Moines Foreclosures Rising, But Delinquencies Fall

Foreclosure rates in the Des Moines metro area increased in January compared to a year earlier, but the percentage of mortgages seriously delinquent fell, said CoreLogic, a California-based real estate analytics company. The rate of foreclosure among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.83 percent in January, an increase of 0.63 percentage points over January 2010, CoreLogic… Read more »