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Housing Market on the Upswing in Marion County

The national housing market saw a strong rebound from July to August, and that trend has been somewhat mirrored in Marion County. Jody Lautenbach, owner and broker at Century 21 in Pella says more homes are beginning to sell as new families move in for the school year and she expects consumer confidence to continue to rise. Randy Chambers is co-owner and broker at Iowa Realty in Knoxville. He says the time that homes are staying on the market is less than a year ago, and adds that there is still time for people to take advantage of a first-time homebuyer credit, and residents should see a local agent for more information.