Local Fair Housing Changes

Beginning June 1 the City of Iowa City began to enforce an amendment to its Human Rights Ordinance prohibiting Iowa City landlords from refusing to rent to participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8. Landlords who previously denied applicants based solely on the fact that they participated in the program […]

Why Is Homeowner Association Management Important?

Homeowner association (HOA) management can mean the difference between success and failure for a community or neighborhood. Hiring the right association management company to handle most day-to-day responsibilities can improve the quality of life in the community. Due to the diverse makeup of any given community and the broad array of issues or difficulties that […]

Holiday Safety Tips

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people will be traveling, leaving their homes and belongings vulnerable to break-ins. Westwinds Real Estate would like to take this opportunity to remind travelers of a few ways to prevent break-ins. According to the online crime mapping provided by the City of Iowa City, there were 500 thefts […]


Conference Room Reception Area Reception Desk April 2017 marks our 25th anniversary of serving the Iowa City community. What started out as a one-person enterprise in 1992 has evolved into a business venture with a team of 20 dedicated real estate professionals. Changes in the company have accelerated in the last 18 months, some of […]

Meet Teague Case, Investment Manager

When did you start at Westwinds? What do you do? I’ve worked at Westwinds for my whole life. I started by cleaning the office for my dad when my brother and I were very young. I also worked summers for the maintenance department in high school and college and cleaned apartments during turnover. I started […]

Meet Mike Hoogerwerf, Project Manager

How did you get connected with Westwinds and what is it that you do? I was connected with Todd Case (Owner) by a former Westwinds employee. He had interest in expanding the business to include construction and it felt like a good fit. What are your favorite types of projects? I’m most inclined to say […]

How much of a down payment do you need to buy a home?

A common misconception about buying property is that you must come up with a large down payment of 20% or more to be approved for a mortgage. In fact, there are multiple programs available to a buyer to assist them in the purchase of a home. We recommend developing a relationship with a local lender […]

Project Update: 834 Saint Annes Drive

Project Manager, Mike Hoogerwerf, recently completed a new build project at 834 Saint Annes Drive in Iowa City. This is an exciting project because of the thought and detail that went into making this home perfectly suited for the Iowa City market. The Saint Annes property includes high quality craftsmanship and several desired features at […]

Meet Montana Hammonds, Maintenance Manager

When did you start at Westwinds? What do you do? I started at Westwinds September 2016 as the Maintenance Manager. I’m responsible for overseeing our entire Maintenance Department ranging from staff, operations, fleet, and department financials. How did you end up at Westwinds? My background is in sales, management, and logistics. When I heard the […]