Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Iowa Home Sales up 14.9% in November

The number of homes sold in November were up 14.9 percent when compared to November’s totals last year according to the official Housing Trends Report from the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR).

Iowa Home Prices up 5.1% in October

The median sale price rose 5.1 percent in October 2016 when compared to October 2015 according to the official Housing Trends Report from the Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR).
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Iowa Home Sales up 7.5 percent and Prices up 7.0 percent in September

Home sales rose 7.5 percent in 2016 and home prices were up 7.0 percent when compared to September 2015. The number of homes sold in September rose 7.5 percent from last year. 3,853 homes were sold in September of this year, while 3,583 were sold during September 2015. This year’s numbers in real estate continue to show a strong and solid market in Iowa. The number of properties sold from January through September were 4.3 percent higher than the same period last year.
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Iowa Home Sale Prices Continue Upward Trend in July

Home sale prices rose almost 2 percent in July 2016 and homes sold were down 9 percent when compared to July 2015. According to the Housing Trends Report by Iowa Association of REALTORS®, the median sale price for July 2016 is $152,500 as compared to $150,000 in July of last year.

Iowa Home Sales Increase by 3.8% in June 2016

Home sale prices rose 2 percent in June 2016 and homes sold were up 3.8 percent when compared to June 2015. According to the Housing Trends Report by Iowa Association of REALTORS®, the median sale price for June 2016 is $156,000 as compared to $153,000 in June of last year

Iowa Home Prices Rise 5.6% in April

According to the Housing Trends Report by Iowa Association of REALTORS®, home sale prices rose 5.6 percent in April 2016 and homes sold were up 5.3 percent when compared to April of last year. The median sale price for April 2016 was $142,500 as compared to $135,000 in April of last year. Price Comparison April 16

Branstad, Reynolds Administration Announce Iowa Homeownership Month Campaign: “2,500 Bucks”

The Branstad, Reynolds Administration announced an innovative homeownership month campaign hosted by the Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Association of REALTORS® and the Iowa Mortgage Association, at their regular weekly press conference. The 2,500 Bucks campaign encourages Iowa home buyers to visit IowaHouseHunt.com throughout the month of June to learn about all aspects of purchasing a home in Iowa, including a $2,500 down payment assistance grant and a chance to win $2,500.

Iowa Home Prices Continue Upward Trend and Sales Up Slightly in First Quarter

Home Sale prices rose 4.2 percent in First Quarter of 2016 and homes sold were up 1.7 percent over this period compared to last year. According to the Housing Trends Report by Iowa Association of REALTORS®, the median sale price for the first quarter of 2016 was $135,500 as compared to $130,017 in the first quarter of 2015.

Iowa Home Prices Rose and Sales Decreased in February

WASHINGTON, DC – (RealEstateRama) — The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) reported that February home prices are up and sales were down. According to...

Iowa Home Prices Continue to Rise; Sales Hold Steady in January

The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) reported that January home prices are up, homes are selling faster and number of sales dipped slightly when compared to January of last year. According to the IAR’s Housing Trends Report, the median sale price increased by 12 percent. The median sale price rose from $121,000 in January of 2015 to $135,500 in January of 2016.

Branstad, Reynolds Announce 2016 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Program

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds at their Monday morning press conference today announced that eligible Iowans can now buy a home and reduce their federal income tax liability by up to $2,000 a year for the life of their mortgage through the Take Credit mortgage credit certificate program administered by the Iowa Finance Authority. Approximately 780 home buyers are expected to benefit from the program in 2016, which is now available for new purchases through a network of lenders throughout the state.

Homes Prices up 8.7% in October; Sales in 2015 Outpace Last Year.

Home sales dropped 8.3 percent from October of last year. 3,412 homes sold last month, while 3,719 homes sold in October 2014. Despite this drop in sales, total sales for the year is 5.8 percent higher than in 2014.

Homes Continue to Sell Quickly, Prices Keep Rising

Homes in Iowa reached a new low in days on market. Sale prices continue to rise. Home sales in August did drop off from a year ago according to the Iowa Association of REALTORS

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Announces 2015 Strong Communities Award

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) has announced details for the 2015 Strong Communities Award. Beginning on July 20, 2015, FHLB Des Moines members and partners will have the opportunity to win $15,000 to promote small business growth and retention in their communities.

Hunt Mortgage Group Finances the Acquisition of a Student Housing Property Located in Ames,...

Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today that it has provided a Fannie Mae loan in the amount of $6.4 million to finance the acquisition of a student housing property located in Ames, Iowa

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HUD Secretary Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Unveil First...

WASHINGTON, DC - August 3, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced today the launch of the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement’s first public service announcement (PSA) television ad titled “Homeowner Help.” The PSA, which can be viewed at www.hud.gov and www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com, is designed to educate homeowners about the resources available to them through the mortgage servicing settlement.

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Eastern Iowa Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Pay Employment...

An Eastern Iowa businessman who failed to pay over employment taxes and violated the Clean Water Act by causing ethanol to be discharged into a tributary of the Maquoketa River, was sentenced today in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to 15 months in federal prison, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Sean R. Berry of the Northern District of Iowa