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Iowa City is renowned for its diversity, cultural events, and vibrant downtown scene. Though many factors contribute to Iowa City's dynamic community, the University of Iowa stands out as a vital shaping force in the city. As the oldest university in the state, UI attracts...

On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Tim Conroy and Leslie Fitzpatrick joined the leadership team of BLANK & McCUNE The Real Estate Company as co-owners with its two current owners, Designated Broker/Owner Teresa Morrow and Co-Broker/Owner Alan Swanson. Both Leslie and Tim are youthful, well-respected professionals at...

Downtown Iowa City will come alive with the arts this April, as the 14th annual Mission Creek Festival takes place on April 2 -7, 2019. Since 2006, the festival has been presented by the historic Englert Theatre,  Iowa City's 106-year old community arts center, and performance space. This sweeping celebration...

A lot of the time, we focus the idea of "spring cleaning" on the inside of our home. Spring is, however, time to handle a lot of outdoor maintenance if we want to enjoy our "outdoor rooms" through the summer and improve our home's exterior...

In 2017, Shelter House of Iowa City received $2.7 million from the Iowa Finance Authority. In addition, it received $463,000 from The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County. These funds were intended to finance the construction of a 24-unit apartment building, Cross Park Place. On Wednesday, January...

The unpredictable ebb and flow of the real estate market over the past decade seems to have stabilized a bit in recent years. For example, the years 2017 and 2018 finally displayed some similar trends when it came to home buying and selling. In general,...

Don't assume just because it's winter and there's snow on the ground, that you have to spend the entire winter cooped up in the house. The Iowa City area has lots of fun thing you can do this winter. Iowa City Art in the Afternoon Art in...

You're in the market for a new home. Whether you're simply interested in buying or you're selling another property at the same time, there are plenty of things to consider. One of the first questions many people find themselves asking is, "Do I really need...

Fall is the right time to prepare your home for Iowa's tough winters and other weather conditions. As winters here can be frigid, preparing and winterizing your house is vital to come through the winter in safety and comfort, and avoid huge repair bills in...