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quarters of 2016, comparing 108 sales in 2015 to 132 sales in 2016. Average Sales Price: The average sales price was $182,000 through September 2016, 5% less than last year when the average sales price was $191,000. Residential Sales Volume: Sales YROXPHZDVXSIRUWKHÂżUVWWKUHH quarters of 2016, an increase from $20,627,800 through September 2015 to $24,022,400 through September 2016.

Galesburg Area Listing Inventory: There are 311 residential properties currently listed for sale in the Galesburg Area an increase of 22% from last year when there were 254 properties for sale. Properties Sold: Sales have decreased 14% from 547 properties sold through the third quarter of 2015 to 469 through September 2016. Average Sales Price: The average sales price was $90,300 through September 2016, 7% more than the average sales price of $84,600 through September 2015. Residential Sales Volume: Sales volume decreased 8% in the third quarter of 2016, from $46,276,100 to $42,346,000.

Illinois Quad Cities Listing Inventory: The number of properties for sale in the Illinois Quad Cities is down 8%; from 915 listings last year to 845 listings currently on the market. Properties Sold: Through the third quarter of 2016, a comparable number of properties sold from 1,648 sales through September 2015 to 1,654 sales

through September 2016. Average Sales Price: The average sales price was down 1%, from $119,500 through September 2015 to $118,300 through September 2016. Residential Sales Volume: Sales volume decreased 1% through the third quarter of 2016, from $196,925,100 to $195,718,000.

Iowa Quad Cities Listing Inventory: There are 672 homes and condominiums listed for sale in the Iowa Quad Cities, 17% fewer than the same time last year when there were 806 properties for sale. Properties Sold: 16% more properties sold through the third quarter of 2016, an increase from 1,749 sales in 2015 to 2,022 sales this year. Average Sales Price: The average sales price remained consistent from $191,600 through September 2015 to $191,300 through September 2016. Residential Sales Volume: Sales volume went up 15% from $335,119,500 through the third quarter of 2015 to $386,844,000 through the third quarter of 2016.

Residential Sales Volume: Sales volume increased 8%, from $527,570,300 through September 2015 to $572,368,900 through September 2016.

Muscatine & Wilton Area Listing Inventory: There are 146 homes and condominiums listed for sale in the Muscatine and Wilton Area, 20% fewer than the same time last year when there were 182 properties for sale. Properties Sold: 3% fewer residential SURSHUWLHVVROGLQWKHÂżUVWWKUHH quarters of 2016, comparing 452 sales last year to 439 sales this year. Average Sales Price: The average sales price was $137,300, a 1% increase IURPWKHDYHUDJHVDOHVSULFHLQWKHÂżUVW three quarters of 2015 of $135,500. Residential Sales Volume: Sales volume was down 2%, from $61,242,500 through September 2015 to $60,265,200 through September 2016.

Southwest Wisconsin

Listing Inventory: There are 319 properties for sale in the Southwest Wisconsin region, a 9% decrease compared to the same time last year when there were 350 listings. Iowa City Area Properties Sold: There were 259 Listing Inventory: The number of properties sold through third quarter properties for sale in the Iowa City Area this year, which is 27% fewer than the is down 11%, a decrease from 1,194 in 356 properties that sold in 2015. Average Sales Price: The average 2015 to 1,058 currently on the market. Properties Sold: 6% more properties VDOHVSULFHZDVGXULQJWKHÂżUVW VROGGXULQJWKHÂżUVWWKUHHTXDUWHUVRI three quarters of 2016, 5% more than 2016, an increase from 2,436 sales in WKHÂżUVWWKUHHTXDUWHUVRIZKHQWKH 2015 to 2,578 sales in 2016. average sales price was $123,800. Average Sales Price: The average Residential Sales Volume: Sales sales price was $222,000; a 2% increase volume was down 24%, a decrease from IURPWKHÂżUVWWKUHHTXDUWHUVRIZKHQ $44,075,500 through September 2015 to the average sales price was $216,600. $33,687,300 through September 2016.

Six Fixes to Make Buyers Say Wow! Getting ready to sell your home is not an easy process. It involves decluttering, constantly cleaning for showings, and an endless list of things you were going to Âż[ÂłVRPHGD\´+HUHLVDOLVWRIVL[WKLQJV  \RXVKRXOGÂż[ULJKWDZD\WRUHDOO\JLYH your home the “wowâ€? factor. 1. Structural and Mechanical - They may not look wow, but buyers are impressed with a home that doesn’t need any major upgrades. They’re ORRNLQJIRUWKLQJVOLNHXSGDWHGURRÂżQJ air conditioning and heating systems, electrical panels and pipes, and if your home doesn’t have them, they’re

looking to you to pay for it. 2. Exterior and Landscaping - If your exterior isn’t appealing, a buyer won’t even want to take a look at what’s inside. Take the time to paint WKHRXWVLGH¿[EURNHQVLGLQJWULPWKH hedges, and pull weeds. 3. Cosmetic - You never know what the rooms will be used for, so now is the time to spruce up the inside with a fresh coat of paint. Choose neutral colors. 4. Kitchen - Simple upgrades like new hardware on the cabinets and a new tile backsplash behind the sink can make any kitchen look up-to-date.

If you’re ready to spend a little more money, then upgrade your appliances. 5. Bathrooms - Think clean when it comes to bathrooms. Give your bathrooms a deep clean, including the grout. 6. Flooring - Flooring can be another scary word when it comes to upgrades, but there are plenty of low cost options to choose from that still last years and can change the look and feel of your home. Learn more about the selling process, including expert tips, at RuhlHomes.com/SellersGuide. 6RXUFH,QPDQFRP

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Steve Hart Facts and Trends Fall 2016  
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