2010 Iowa Housing Market

Secured by the third lowest foreclosure rate in the country, less speculative home buying and healthier employment, Iowa housing markets are rising from the financial crisis, despite weak conditions in the agricultural industry. More than half of all employment in Iowa is tied to farming, which has been battered by the economic downturn. Job lay-offs… Continue reading 2010 Iowa Housing Market

Iowa Housing Market Predictions

You never know with real estate. This past year might have favored your Iowa housing needs. Don’t get too comfortable, though. Property and the housing market, in general, are unpredictable places. There’s always the risk that it could all collapse in on itself. Let’s take a look at the Iowa housing market and what the… Continue reading Iowa Housing Market Predictions

2016 Iowa Real Estate Market Predictions

Source: Trulia You won't believe that stunning properties like this exist on the Des Moines real estate market

Iowa, the Hawkeye State, became a state in 1846, the 29th to be added to the United States. Between the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River to the west, the state covers 56,272 square miles, making it the 26th largest state. At the heart of the Corn Belt, the population of 3,123,899… Continue reading 2016 Iowa Real Estate Market Predictions

2015 Iowa Real Estate and Housing Market Predictions

Source: Trulia You can purchase beautiful, affordable property like this on the Iowa City IA real estate

In last year’s market overview for the 2014 Iowa real estate market, we wrote that this state’s local housing market was one of the few actually maintaining stable growth throughout the last 2 years. The 2008 recession hit most local housing markets pretty hard: the real downward effects of the recession were actually only visible towards… Continue reading 2015 Iowa Real Estate and Housing Market Predictions

2014 Iowa Housing Market

The 2014 Iowa housing market remains one of the few real estate markets which safely stabilized over the past thirty months or so. Of course, this housing market still has yet to experience the peaks from its days inside the housing bubble (which we can certainly argue is a good thing). The figures derive from… Continue reading 2014 Iowa Housing Market

2013 Iowa Housing Market

The big real estate news in Iowa in 2013 is largely commercial- and farm-related. Forbes Magazine recently named Des Moines one of a handful of emerging downtowns, thanks to the city’s efforts to revitalize its commercial core. The distinction is focusing national attention on the city’s Principal Riverwalk, public art, and attempts to increase housing.… Continue reading 2013 Iowa Housing Market

Home Values Rising in Hard Hit Markets

By Mike Colpitts A tighter inventory of homes listed on the market for sale are sending home values rising in some of the most unlikely U.S. housing markets, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic. Three states which cities have experienced some of the steepest deflation in home values in the nation are witnessing appreciation.… Continue reading Home Values Rising in Hard Hit Markets

Economists Forecast Sharp Real Estate Rebound

By Mike Colpitts A group of leading U.S. economists forecast broad improvements in the nation’s economy, real estate capital markets and the housing market through 2014. The projection was issued after the Urban Land Institute surveyed economists for its new real estate consensus forecast. The survey of 38 economists across the country, found that 2012… Continue reading Economists Forecast Sharp Real Estate Rebound

Feds Reach Mortgage Deal with 49 States

By Mike Colpitts The U.S. government and 49 states attorneys general have reached a landmark $25-billion agreement over the robo-signing scandal with the country’s largest five banks. The unprecedented deal closes a chapter in the nation’s foreclosure crisis, which has cost millions of homeowners their homes. The agreement offers financial relief to some homeowners caught… Continue reading Feds Reach Mortgage Deal with 49 States