2011 Iowa Housing Market

The housing market hasn’t been great in Iowa since the nation’s economy started falling, but it just hasn’t been bad either. Markets are in balance with just a few months supply of housing inventory in most areas of the state. Iowa is one of those rare states that is forecast to actually see home price… Continue reading 2011 Iowa Housing Market

Settlement Likely in Robo-Signing Foreclosure Probe

By Kevin Chiu Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is spearheading the 50 state probe into the robo-signing foreclosure scandal is seeking a settlement agreement with the major banks involved in the mess. Statements made by bank employees admitting to signing foreclosure documents in sworn affidavits without checking their accuracy led to the foreclosure scandal… Continue reading Settlement Likely in Robo-Signing Foreclosure Probe

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