Build Credit by Paying Rent on Time

According to a article, the minimum credit score needed to be approved for a mortgage is 660. Credit can be difficult to build and easy to destroy, which is why it is important to know what impacts your score. Rental history is one effective way to build credit. Make payments on time. It is […]

We’re Moving!

To accommodate our growing customer base we are excited to announce that our office will be relocating to 316 E. Court Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 as of Monday, September 26, 2016. Our office phone number will remain (319) 354-3792. Metered, on-street parking is available on E. Court Street and S. Linn Street. The S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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