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Iowa was 23rd in US House Price Appreciation in 2007.

Iowa real estate sales were ranked 23rd out of all 50 US states in home price appreciation in 2007. There were no Iowa cities in the top 20 appreciating cities or in the 20 cities that lost the most value. Some other cities cities like Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines were on the list of 291 cities doing well. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) produced an 88 page reports that says Iowa real estate sales were number 23 in the list of states that had "...positive four-quarter appreciation" in 2007...".  The report has lots of positive information, but it hasn't been widely publicized.  The list of states and their ranking by appreciation over 2007 is on page 25 of the .pdf report.  It seems that Iowa is one area of the country that should continue to see growth in the real estate market.

80% of the United States had POSITIVE appreciation in 2007 according to the chart page 25 and 26 of the report.  And, of the 291 cities monitored in the report, 65% of US cities had appreciation.  Too bad these statistics aren't being widely reported.  This report uses a few different set of statistics to show different aspects of the housing market.

United States real estate still provides one of the best available forms of investment for people looking to grow wealth over the long run. Real Estate professionals should be using blogging, newslettering, pressreleasing, emailing, and any other useful method to get this positive news out!

The report can be found at:  http://www.ofheo.gov/media/pdf/4q07hpi.pdf

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Other IA cities
Dubuque was 166th of 291 US cities
Iowa City was 161st of 291 US cities
Siuox City was 22nd of 291 US cities
Waterloo was 142nd of 291 US cities
Cedar Falls was 142nd of 291 US cities

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