Cardinal Realty -  Selling Real Estate  in and Around Iowa City

What do we do at Cardinal Realty? We offer the best Internet Marketing Plan in the Iowa City area to sell your house or condo. We combine that with personalized real estate services based on what's right for you. Whether you're an empty nester and want to downsize your home, or your family is growing and you need a bigger house. Maybe you're relocating out of state. Whatever your circumstances, Denise has a reputation for adapting to any situation and offering real estate services to match.

How's the Iowa City Real Estate Market Doing?

Maybe you're not ready to contact an agent yet and are in fact finding mode. You want to know how the Iowa City area real estate market is doing, or how much closing costs are when you sell a home in Iowa City, or what you need to do before you put your house on the market. A good place to start is to check out the market reports on the site for Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty.


As a tech-savvy real estate agent and blogger, my primary goal on this site is to provide sellers lots of information about selling real estate in the Iowa City area. That way, when you pick up the phone to call, you'll already have a good idea what to expect. You'll know that I'm completely committed to putting in the time and effort needed to help you get exactly what you want out of your real estate transaction. Call Denise Now at 319-400-0268 for sound advice and guidance selling your next home in the Iowa City area.



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What is a Home Inspection?

What is the difference between a home appraisal and a home inspection in a real estate transaction? Working with quite a few sellers new to the process of selling a home in Iowa City this year I’ve had this question come up more than once. To answer the question the simplest thing is to start… [Read More…]

Choosing a skilled Realtor

Should You Work with an Agent or try For Sale By Owner? This is the second part in my series on Selling a home in Iowa City. Once you have prepared your home for sale it’s time to move to the next step. Will you list your house or condo with a real estate company, or… [Read More…]

Declutter and clean before listing a home for sale

This is the first in a series on Selling a Home in the Iowa City Area. After 3 years of starting my own company I seem to have taken off as a listing agent this year with many sellers calling me and asking me for advice before listing their homes for sale. Often they’ve been first… [Read More…]

Iowa City Area Real Estate Market Trends

Homes Sold in Iowa City January - June 2015

Mid Year Market Trends Iowa City June 2015

The mid year numbers are in for home sales in Iowa City and home sales are up just 1% compared to last year. 484 homes sold January – June 2015 compared to 479 in the same time frame in 2014. When you look at the chart below you can see that home sales were down… [Read More…]

Homes sold in North Liberty January - June 2015

Mid Year Market Trends North Liberty June 2015

North Liberty has the strongest market in the greater Iowa City area with home sales up almost 24% compared to last year. 282 homes sold in North Liberty January – June 2015 compared to 228 in the same time frame in 2014.  The absorption rate and the contract to listing ratio are in equally good shape in North… [Read More…]

Homes sold in Coralville January - June 2015

Mid Year Market Trends in Coralville June 2015

Home Sales in Coralville are up a healthy 16% for the first half of the year. 181 homes sold in in Coralville January – June 2015 compared to 156 homes sold in the same time frame last year. The chart below shows home sales faltered in May, no doubt due to a lack of inventory of homes… [Read More…]

Homes sold in Tiffin January - June 2015

Mid Year Market Trends Tiffin IA June 2015

Tiffin is close enough to Coralville and Iowa City to be a strong choice for buyers looking to buy a home in a more rural setting. Tiffin has so much going for it with the great schools and lots of new construction homes. I’ve been watching Tiffin for a while, waiting for a big jump… [Read More…]