The arrival of summer in Iowa City marks the return of Summer of the Arts! Every year, Summer of the Arts brings free arts and cultural events to Iowa City, all with the aim of building community and bringing people together.
This year, our real estate agents are truly excited about all the concerts, festivals, and other events that are part of the Summer of the Arts lineup. Be sure to check out the festivities in Iowa City this summer!
There is no better way to add personality to a space than by investing in some vintage or antique decor. They just don't make furniture like they used to -- vintage furniture pieces and decor are simply beautiful and can add a classic, nostalgic impression to any room.
If you love vintage furniture and decor, you're in luck there are many places where you can find these treasures!
One of the most important parts of selling your home is staging: decorating and arranging it to look more appealing to potential buyers. Every room requires a different approach to staging. So how do you stage a kid's room? Here are a few tips when getting ready to list your home among Iowa City homes for sale.
Looking to discover something new about the Iowa City area this year? Our real estate agents may have a suggestion or two! The new year is a time to look at things with fresh eyes, and you'll be rewarded for your efforts by the many fun and exciting things Iowa City has in store for its residents.
Iowa City homes for sale are in demand for all kinds of reasons. Forbes has rated it one of the best small metropolitan areas in the United States. Its culture and economy alike benefit from the vibrant University of Iowa and the city is steeped in a unique literary tradition that few other places can match.
Iowa City is a wonderful place to live, but our winters can get pretty snowy and cold. In this sort of weather, it is always important to keep driveway maintenance in mind. Whether you already live in the city or are still looking at Iowa City homes for sale, we recommend putting these winter driveway maintenance tips to good use.
Iowa City has always been a haven for hockey fans, and it's only getting better! With the announcement last year that Iowa City was about to get its own ECHL Hockey Team, local hockey fans have a new cause to celebrate.
When you're planning to add your property to the inventory of Iowa City homes for sale, it's important to go through your home and get rid of or replace household items that are past their prime. It's possible to clean some household essentials, but others should be trashed due to odors or the accumulation of germs. Here's what you need to know about the replacement timeframes for these everyday household items.
Fall is at our doorstep here in Iowa. Our real estate agents are always happy to welcome back the crisp air, changing leaves, and, of course, lots of opportunities to visit our local farms.
Here in Iowa City and the surrounding area, we're fortunate to have some truly amazing farms and orchards in our backyard. If you're looking for a place to pick apples or pumpkins this fall, you don't have to look far!
The hallmark of a truly beautiful home is that it is so clean that it sparkles. Most of us maintain a cabinet of chemicals to make sure our homes are clean but are they really necessary? If you're tired of spreading chemicals throughout your home, you may want to give these homemade cleaners a try.
August 21st marks National Honey Bee Day. Honey bees assist with the creation of approximately 33 percent of the world's food supply, transporting pollen from one flower to another, enabling the plant to survive. We then use these plants for food, in the creation of medicine, and to produce oils and other raw materials.
Our real estate agents know that one way to help these crucial pollinators thrive in the local area is by adding native flowering plants and trees to your landscaping. These plants serve as a natural source of pollen and nectar for bees, ensuring they have the nutrients they need to continue pollinating crops. Here are some Iowa-friendly plants that help pollinators do their jobs.
When was the last time you spent a few hours just walking through stores and did some shopping? It can be really therapeutic, and at the end of the day, you come home with new items to enjoy. If you're in the area looking at Coralville homes for sale, then consider planning a shopping trip at the same time. Here are some of the best local places to browse.
Have you been craving a delicious iced coffee in Iowa City? Our real estate agents know that a tall iced coffee is a perfect way to cool down and perk up on a hot day. Fortunately, Iowa City is home to tons of great coffee houses that offer outstanding iced coffee and so much more. Find your new favorite coffee shop with our list of 5 great destinations where you can find the best Iowa City iced coffee all summer long.
Going out to eat is such a lovely way to celebrate Mother's Day. You can treat your mom to a delicious brunch or dinner and spend a few hours enjoying her company. There are plenty of great restaurants in the Iowa City area, and these are some of the top options our real estate agents recommend for Mother's Day.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes, even when a home appears to be clean, it doesn't have that fresh feeling others might? The difference is probably in the little details that are often forgotten. Whether you are moving into a new home, getting one ready for sale, or just want your house to sparkle, you want to be sure to address these often-ignored spots. Our real estate agents will always recommend a deep cleaning before showing or photographing a home going on the market. Make sure to pay attention to these areas in your home.
What avid readers don't yearn to have their own private libraries? If this is a dream of yours, don't hesitate to share that information with our real estate agents as they search through Iowa City homes for sale for your perfect place. Whether you need a modest nook with bookshelves and a comfy chair or a huge room to house a massive collection, with careful planning you can obtain the library you desire. Here are a few thoughts to help you formulate your plan.
Cheese, sauce, crispy crust. Such a simple recipe, yet there are so many different directions that it can be taken. The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in 1905, and pizza has been one of our favorite foods ever since. National Pizza Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate one of the most popular, beloved dishes in the world, and you'll find no shortage of fantastic places to grab a slice in the Iowa City area. Our real estate agents have all of the cheesy, delicious details on where to celebrate National Pizza Day around Iowa City this year.
A smart home utilizes technology to control many things in your home — including lights and garage doors — remotely. Since these devices can make your life easier and more efficient while also helping you save money, making your home smarter is a great New Year's resolution to make. It can pay dividends for many years to come. If you're setting up this kind of home, however, your options can initially feel overwhelming.
Our real estate agents provide the following guide to setting up a smart home in 2021:
While lots of windows are ideal for allowing large amounts of natural light into your home, they also provide the opportunity for frigid drafts to enter your home. If you think cold air is sneaking in through your windows, consider these remedies from our real estate agents for making your windows less drafty this winter.
If it doesn't truly feel like the holiday season until you have a fresh-cut tree to display in your home, now is the time to start scouting local tree farms for your most important decoration. Local farms have all of your favorite tree varieties available with protective precautions in place so everyone can shop safely, and some are offering curbside pickup to make your shopping experience as convenient as possible. Our real estate agents have all the details you need about 5 of the best Christmas tree farms in the Iowa City area.