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Iowa Finance Authority introduces IowaHousingSearch.org

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 11:24 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) introduces IowaHousingSearch.org, a service that will allow greater access to real-time Iowa rental housing information.

Property owners may now use the new site to advertise properties free of charge.

To offer Iowa property providers and residents this resource, IFA has contracted with Socialserve.com, the national nonprofit that powers a network of housing locator services in 35 states. Socialserve.com provides a full-service, toll-free, bilingual call center of more than 50 customer service representatives to assist all users, including housing seekers, landlords, property managers and housing agencies. Review the full benefits of the service by visiting the website.

The IowaHousingSearch.org website will not only provide a free, affirmative marketing opportunity for property providers, it will equip Iowans with a current listing of available rental housing. The site will also assist those seeking accessible housing, and in the event of natural disasters, the service will help the state locate housing for disaster victims.

Listing rentals on IowaHousingSearch.org may help property owners reach more tenants. Pictures, maps and information about nearby amenities like parks, schools and hospitals may be included with the listings. The service may be accessed online or via toll-free phone and fax.

Registration is free. Properties may be listed by following these three steps:

1. Register at IowaHousingSearch.org or call 1-877-428-8844 (toll-free).

2. Receive a user name and password with simple listing instructions.

3. Log on and add your listings, including photos and information about rent and deposits, property features, nearby amenities and more.

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