Real Estate Trends and 2014 Outlook

February 5, 2014

Both residential and land sales showed strong growth and stability in 2013. Pent up demand, much improved consumer financial health, rising rents, low mortgage rates improving economic conditions and increased confidence in residential property as an investment all point toward an optimistic look at the real estate market outlook for 2014. Most industry leaders agree […]

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Farmland Values Hold Their Value, Hit More Highs in Multiple States

February 5, 2014

With the continued growing demand for food crops both here and across the world, farmland in the U.S. ended 2013 holding excellent value again. This fertile asset has not only realized amazing growth in value over the recent years and held that value, but again has shown increased price appreciation in multiple states including Iowa, […]

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Housing Remains Best Investment by Gaining Traction in 2013

February 5, 2014

Housing prices continued to strengthen in December rounding out a year of recovery in 2013. CNN reported on the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, which showed a 13.6% increase in housing prices nationwide. United Country reported strong increases in nationwide homes in the smaller cities, towns and surrounding, non-urban, market they service in 2013 as well, […]

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Rural Housing, Land Market is on Fire

December 13, 2013

The housing market is looking up nationally and especially in the non-urban regions. CNBC reported a 25.4 percent increase in sales during the month of October. At United Country, we saw a 26.9% increase in October home sales versus 2012 and the numbers keep climbing. In November, we saw an impressive increase of 37.8%  in […]

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Jimmie Dean Coffey Named New Director of Business Development, Area Vice President

November 7, 2013

Congratulations to Jimmie Dean Coffey of United Country Coffey Realty & Auction on his two new roles within the United Country team! To learn more about this story, read the news release here.

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Happy Halloween from the nation’s lifestyle property experts!

October 31, 2013
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Recreational Land Buyers are on the Hunt Again

October 21, 2013

While the real estate industry saw farmland selling at all-time record highs last year given the dramatic increase in crop prices, this year’s story appears to be the return of more discretionary land purchases. For example, at United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, recreational property sales are up double […]

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The Timber Market is Growing Again

October 21, 2013

When Americans remodel or build new homes, that is good news for the timber industry and timber owners. Current trends are showing a great recovery ongoing in this lucrative market. United Country has seen a 33% increase in sales of residential building lots in August and a 45% rise year-to-date. Numbers like these show a […]

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Selling Land and Unique Properties

October 21, 2013

When considering selling land and unique properties it’s important to market strongly to out of area buyers. Many times, even if the adjoining neighbor is interested in the property, out of area buyers may be willing to pay more. Importantly, even if the adjoining neighbor does eventually buy the property, the additional out of area […]

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August Home Sales Jumped 8% Due to Potential Rate Hike

October 21, 2013

Existing home sales rose 7.9% to a six-and-a-half-year high in August, according to the Census Bureau. This increase is due in part to anticipation of rising mortgage interest rates. Is now the time to sell or buy? An increase in mortgage costs is an extremely important factor in real estate purchase decisions, and most consumers […]

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