Deep in the heart of eastern Iowa lies the growing community of Marion, which shares its northeastern boundary with Cedar Rapids and its eastern boundary with Robins. Marion's real estate offers many affordable homes for sale, new houses, golf property and estates. Centrally located just a few hours from Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, Marion is a thriving and diverse city. The community's vibrant retail business and two award-winning school districts all find a home within the city's borders.
The original town center is oriented around Marion Square Park and is a place of special importance to the city's approximately 36,000 residents. Many unique and architecturally significant turn-of the-century buildings are located within the square and have been restored. Several of these well-preserved brick-front buildings are now used for specialty retailing and services - especially antiques. The heralded Marion Arts Festival is held in Marion Square Park and is one of the Midwest's finest showings of regional artists. The Marion Park and Recreation Department maintains 16 city parks, a community center, Willowood Pool and the Boyson Hiking-Biking Trail. Marion embraces its rich heritage while enjoying a dynamic present and welcoming a bright future.
Marion IA Real Estate Info - Prices of Marion Houses for Sale
Home Prices Marion offers residential housing options in with lovely historic homes and a variety of other real estate options on the market. Homes in Marion neighborhoods such as Fox Trail, Stoney Point, Willow Ridge and Arbor Woods are listed around $100,000 and $300,000. Hunters Ridge is lovely residential golf community where you can find houses with golf course views. Single family homes start under $100,000 and can range over $1 million for large estate properties. Current home values in Marion Iowa are averaging around $130,000. While substantial growth occurred before 2008 for new home construction, a variety of housing options are still available for the current housing market including townhouses and condominiums. Condos and townhouses range from $100,000 - $250,000 for those seeking a more affordable property. With plenty of land available for buyers wanting to build custom homes, land prices range from $80,000 to over $1 million for commercial land purchase. Residential land is priced more affordably.
"Cal Ernst Your Local Real Estate Expert Specializing in Marion, Iowa"
My real estate career started in November 2010. I always knew this is something I wanted to do, so I jumped in with both feet. In the three full years I've been an agent, I have amassed double the required hours of continuing education. I received my Brokers designation in October 2013. In 2013, I ended my third year in the business as the fifth highest individual agent in our company and was awarded the 7 Million Dollar Achievement. There is always something to learn in this business, so I continue to educate myself on and off the job. My professional promise to my clients is that "I will never be outworked!"
I believe that when you're making one of the largest investments of your life, you should know the professional background with whom you're dealing. I have been in sales all my life and started my career with IBM as an Account Representative. I was with IBM for 11 years and learned everything I know about sales and marketing from one of the greatest companies of our time. I always tell people that I got my MBA from IBM and ended my career there as a Systems and Financial Specialist.
The allure of finance was so strong that I became a Stock Broker and Financial Advisor. I started with a regional company in Cedar Rapids known then as Securities Corporation of Iowa (SCI). After nine years with SCI, I sought a more national company and joined Dain Bosworth. Through mergers and acquisitions, Dain finally became known as RBC Financial Group, a division of Royal Bank Canada. I worked as an Institutional Broker and my clients were bank trusts, insurance companies, money managers and mutual funds. You may have money invested with some of my former clients.
After 22 years in the financial industry, I retired to a life of leisure. Not really! All I've ever known is work, and real estate sales is something I'd always wanted to do. Being able to blend my experience in finance with real estate, allows me to provide a unique perspective to your housing and mortgage needs. I LOVE what I'm doing.
Marion Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of October 27th, 2014: homes priced around $175,779 compared to $175,779 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Friday, October 31st, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.96%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.08%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.25%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.01%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Marion IA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Marion to help you find the best home!