228 Melrose Ct, Iowa City, IA 52246

4 beds2 baths1,844 sqft Edit

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Sold: $285,000
Sold on 10/17/14
Zestimate®: $269,344
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My Notes

Literally walk to UIHC, Kinnick, & Law School in a couple of minutes!! This 4 BR, 2 Bath home with a 1 car attached garage is a rare find! Extensive updates include: Roof & gutters '08, exterior doors '10, dishwasher '11, basement waterproofing system '11, 25 new windows and treatments '12, garage door and opener '12, front steps '13, closet doors '13, extra attic insulation '13, interior paint '11-13, refinished wood floors '11, bathroom remodel '11, kitchen updates '07. 3 unrelated tenants allowed.

What I love about the home

I bought this house because I am a professor at the University and wanted to walk to work and be part of the educational community. So, my favorite thing about the house is obviously its location (walk to UIHC in 2 minutes, walk to campus bus stop or city bus stop in 1.5 minutes, walk to law school in 5 minutes, walk to stadium in 8 minutes, walk to downtown Iowa City in 15 minutes). Inside the house, I enjoy sitting in the dining room with its 3 large windows that face the rear of the house. It's a nice room to have a cup of coffee and read a newspaper while watching snowflakes come down, or, if spring ever comes, a nice place to enjoy the foliage behind the home. I would recommend this home to someone who is similarly interested in being exceptionally close to the West side of the campus and the professional departments. If you aren't concerned about location, you can certainly find a newer/nicer home for the same price or less, if you are willing to go just a couple miles away. If you are interested in this home and are moving to Iowa City, contact me and I am happy to chat with you candidly about whether it might be right for you.
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  • Lot: 5,040 sqft
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1940
  • Cooling: Central, Other
  • Heating: Forced air
  • Last sold: Oct 2014 for $285,000
  • Last sale price/sqft: $155


  • Attic
  • Cable Ready
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Double Pane/Storm Windows
  • Fenced Yard
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate
  • Lawn
  • Parking: Garage - Attached, 1 space, 400 sqft
  • Unfinished basement

Additional Features

  • 2.5% to Buyer's Agent in case of sale.

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Breakfast nook
  • Dining room


  • Exterior material: Other
  • Foundation type: Concrete Block
  • Roof type: Other
  • Room count: 6
  • Stories: 2
  • Structure type: Other


  • Floor size: 1,844 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: 1016127014
  • Zillow Home ID: 93862603

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Zillow predicts 52246 home values will rise 3.1% next year, compared to a 3.1% increase for Iowa City as a whole. Among 52246 homes, this home is valued 34.5% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 6.9% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In 52246, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 6.2% less than in Iowa City, and 89.4% lower than the national average. This lower local number could help 52246 home values rise more quickly than other regions in Iowa City.

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