Information on Homes, Real Estate, and Des Moines Communities

Costs of Buying a Home
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Costs of Buying a Home

Last month we shared all the costs that home owners should be prepared for when selling a home.  This month...
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Costs of Selling a Home – Don’t be Surprised!
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Costs of Selling a Home – Don’t be Surprised!

In the current Des Moines seller market, home prices are on the rise. It can be a great time to...
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Why should I worry about interest rates?
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Why should I worry about interest rates?

Why should I worry about interest rates? If you are thinking about buying a home in the next 6 to...
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Communities

Johnston

The city of Johnston is another fast-growing Northern suburb of the Des Moines Metro area. Johnston is home to numerous businesses...
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How to Stay Sane while Moving with Dogs
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How to Stay Sane while Moving with Dogs

Moving is stressful for everyone, including your family dog(s). This month, my technology assistant Jeannie Crosby is taking the reins...
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What is so special about new construction?
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What is so special about new construction?

As we get into springtime, more and more buyers and houses will be coming out of the woodwork.  You may...
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Des Moines Housing Market: 2017 Update
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Des Moines Housing Market: 2017 Update

Last January, I reported that the number of home sales annually continued to increase year-over-year (see full report for 2016 here). ...
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Tax Reform – Times Are Changing
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Tax Reform – Times Are Changing

For this post, we have Stephanie Majeran, a CPA and owner of WellRun Results, LLC, explaining some of the provisions of...
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Blog Communities

Urbandale

Urbandale Urbandale is located in the northwest part of the Des Moines Metro Area at the intersections of Interstate 35,...
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Best Home Improvement Returns
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Best Home Improvement Returns

Now that you’ve bought a house and moved in, naturally you want to begin making the house your “home”. And,...
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Blog Communities

West Des Moines

YES! WEST DES MOINES When clients ask – I say “Yes!  West Des Moines!”   West Des Moines is the...
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Waukee
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Waukee

Waukee Waukee, the western most suburbs of Des Moines is one of the areas fastest growing communities.  Located west of...
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Ankeny

AnkenyAnkeny is north of the metropolitan area it has one of the areas fastest growing housing markets.   Many successful businesses...
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Blog Events

Fall Events and Pumpkin Patches 2017

Fall is a great time to get out with the whole family, young and old alike. Here are some sites...
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Timing a Sale and Purchase

If you're like most people, you're probably concerned about selling your house before having one lined up to buy. You...
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Des Moines Real Estate Market: First Half of 2017

How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2017? Do you remember the analysis I put together in January of...
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Farmer’s Markets
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Farmer’s Markets

Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to start sampling the various farmers’ markets all over the Des Moines...
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How do I make sure my home stays in tip-top shape?
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How do I make sure my home stays in tip-top shape?

Springtime is here, and it has brought its normal swarm of home sales. Even if you're not looking to sell...
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 Selling Your Home, Part 3

In Selling Your Home, Part 2, I reviewed how to show your home, and how to receive and negotiate offers.  The...
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Selling Your Home, Part 2

  In Selling Your Home, Part 1, I reviewed how to recruit your REALTOR®, prepare your home for sale, and...
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