Home Sales in Iowa City January – June 2013

How are home sales in Iowa City doing with 6 months of the year behind us? 481 homes sold in Iowa City January through June 2013 compared to 448 homes sold in 2012. That’s a 7% increase compared to the first six months in 2012. This is an early look at home sales in Iowa City for the first half of the year and the numbers may change as more homes that closed at the end of June are entered into the MLS.

267 homes are currently listed as active on the Iowa City MLS – That’s a low 3.4 months worth of inventory, or 102 days on market. The market is “absorbing” homes quickly. That’s good for the market and especially good for sellers when the turnover of homes is faster. It wasn’t that long ago that listings sat on the market for a good long time before they sold. If you’ve got a house to sell in Iowa City you’re in a much better position these days. A low number of homes available in many neighborhoods, especially in lower price ranges means you have less competition when you put your house on the market. Less competition means a much better chance of a quick sale!

Home sales in Iowa City January through June 2013

Iowa City Real Estate: Home Sales in Iowa City January – June 2013

  • 326 Single Family Homes sold in Iowa City January – June 2013 compared to 297 homes in the same time frame last year
  • 138 Condos sold in Iowa City in 2013 compared to 127 condos in 2012
  • Average price for single family homes – $259,694 in 2013 compared to $240,420 in 2012
  • Average price for condos – $149,452 in 2013 compared to $162,578 in 2012
  • The absorption rate is at a very low 3.4 months, that’s 102 days on market. (The link takes you to a post that shows how the absorption rate is calculated).
  • There are currently 267 homes showing as Active Listings on the MLS
  • 191 homes are currently showing as Contingent or Sale Pending on the MLS

Have you got a house to sell in Iowa City? Want to know what you’re home is worth in today’s market?  A “common sense” approach to real estate means that when you call for a FREE Market Analysis you’ll get an honest and realistic assessment of your home’s value. It will be based on sound market data and include an analysis of current market conditions in the Iowa City real estate market.

Pricing your home correctly for today’s market is an important first step when it comes to selling your home in Iowa City… Call Denise today at 319-400-0268. Let’s get started on getting that SOLD sign in your yard!


Data provided through the Iowa City MLS, July 1,  2013

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