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Old 03-22-2013, 03:40 AM
 
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I am in the process of moving to Iowa City. I got the sticker shock and got over it. I found a house up on a hill in the Iowa City/Coralville border on a wooded lot. The house has Borlaug school in the backyard. Kinda' pricy noew homes. 314-345K. Is this overpriced?

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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I live up the Interstate in Cedar Rapids, so don't really know that much about real estate in Iowa City. However, Iowa City is the most expensive place to live in Iowa, and much more expensive than Cedar Rapids. Depending on location of the home, square footage, the going rate of other homes in that neighborhood, it could very well be appropriately priced. Larger, nicer homes in Cedar Rapids can easily go for that price and upwards.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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Vastly more information would be needed to know if the house is over priced. Things with a view are very rare there, so it will impact the price dramatically. You really need to visit the area before you consider putting down roots.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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Vastly more information would be needed to know if the house is over priced. Things with a view are very rare there, so it will impact the price dramatically. You really need to visit the area before you consider putting down roots.
We did, 4-5 times. We made an offer last night near Weber elementary. Hope we did the right thing.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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We did, 4-5 times. We made an offer last night near Weber elementary. Hope we did the right thing.
I used to run out in through that area every once in a while. Its a nice, quiet little area. It always felt a touch isolated to me, just being on the other side of 218, but that can be a benefit too, if you are looking for a quieter, low-traffic area. Plus, you are still pretty close to the Fareway and other little restaurants that are over in that area. I bet you'll love it.


I always wished that they would put a tunnel trail under 218 to connect the Hunter's Run park trails over to Shannon Dr. and the trails that lead up to West High.

Best of luck on the offer!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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For places in/around Iowa City, I think you picked one of the better ones. Glad you visited the area to know if the city was too your liking. It's always dangerous when people move without having visited it first.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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lurtsman,
My husband has some concerns about Iowa City landfill being less than a mile away from this development. I know that most of the Iowa City land is locked by the U and students. Is this considered a bad thing? I appreciate your thoughts on this.
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