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Monday
Jan292018

Washington Co Realtor & Homebuilder Networking Luncheon 2/15

Come learn about what's going on in the southern half of the Iowa City metro area! Development opportunities, community projects, school improvements, and more.

Please join us for a casual mixer luncheon at the Riverside Casino's Event Center on Thursday, February 15, 11:30a-1:00p. Enjoy a yummy buffet lunch, and stroll around the Event Center to talk face-to-face with our city and school leaders, lenders, abstractors, realtors, and Ed.

Talk with City officials and community leaders from KalonaRiversideWashington and Wellman. Plus learn about cool education initiatives from the Superintendents of HighlandMid-Prairie, and Washington Schools.

Realtor members of ICAAR, and homebuilder members of Greater IC Home Builders Assoc. attend/eat for FREE. Others are $20.  It will be good.

Hosted, for the 3rd time, by the Washington Economic Development Group

SPONSORS

City of Kalona
City of Riverside
City of Washington
City of Wellman
Highland Community School District
Mid-Prairie Community School District
Washington Community School District
Home Team Advantage Realtors
Lepic-Kroeger, Realtors
Integrity Abstract Company
Washington Title & Guaranty Co.
Engineered Building Design
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
CBI Bank & Trust
Community 1st Credit Union
Federation Bank
Hills Bank and Trust
U.S. Bank
Washington State Bank

I'm looking forward to seeing you on Feb. 15th!

Ed Raber - Washington Economic Development Group
w. 319-653-3942 - wedg@washingtoniowa.org

Monday
Mar162015

Reaching out to Realtors

WEDG recently hosted a luncheon for the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR). Almost 100 realtors and business people from Johnson and Washington County met on March 2nd at the Riverside Casino for an informal networking event. 

In addition to networking, the superintendents at Highland, Mid-Prairie, and Washington School Districts gave an overview of their District for the realtors. So did the City Administrators from Kalona, Riverside, Washington, and Wellman.

Check out a PDF of all the Presentations from the Luncheon.

The English Valley Realtors Association in Washington recently disbanded and joined the larger ICAAR, where several local realtors already belonged. Check for real estate listings on the ICAAR MLS search page.

Here is some more information about Washington County that is helpful to realtors and home buyers.


MIDDLE CLASS HOUSING

Here is an overview of last year's home sales in the middle-class, $150,000 to $200,000 price range. 

 


BROADBAND

ConnectIowa has Broadband maps of every County. Check out Washington County and the large areas with fiber to the home! (also Johnson County)


2014 RETAIL ANALYSIS

ISU puts together detailed retail analysis for every city & county. Check out the 2014 profile data for Washington County,  KalonaRiversideWashingtonWellman. This is great information for understanding how our retail economy is working, now and historically.


GET A MORTGAGE

Washington County was recently rated by SmartAsset.com as one of the best counties in Iowa, and the nation, for securing a mortgageClick here to check out the interactive map and info.


RETIRE SMART

The City of Washington was recently rated as the 4th best city in Iowa to retire to by SmartAsset.com. Based on tax rates, doctors offices, number of rec centers, retirement centers, and % of seniors. Click here to check out the interactive map.