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Des Moines Housing Market: 2018 Update
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Des Moines Housing Market: 2018 Update

How did Des Moines Housing Market do in 2018?  Do you remember the analysis I put together in July 2018, looking at...
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Holiday Traditions from Des Moines Area Friends and Family
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Holiday Traditions from Des Moines Area Friends and Family

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa (or all of them, or none of the above!), this time of year...
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Giving Back – Charities in Des Moines
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Giving Back – Charities in Des Moines

It’s that time of year when we all start to count our blessings and try to give back to those...
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Myths and Misconceptions in Real Estate
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Myths and Misconceptions in Real Estate

When it comes to real estate, everyone has bits of information that they've heard over the years.  But what's really...
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Location, Location, Location!

You’ve heard this before when it comes to real estate: Location, Location, Location!  Why is Location so important?  Two reasons:...
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Should I sell my house in the fall?
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Should I sell my house in the fall?

Are you questioning whether it’s time to sell your home, even though school is starting soon and it’s getting close...
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Communities

Altoona

Altoona The Altoona community is the northeastern suburb of the Des Moines metro area, located directly off the Interstate 80...
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Grimes

Grimes Grimes is located on the northwest side of Greater Des Moines area. It offers the amenities of city living...
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Beaverdale

The Beaverdale neighborhood is one of the largest of the recognized neighborhoods in the city of Des Moines. It extends...
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How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2018?
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How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2018?

Do you remember the analysis I put together in January of this year, looking at 2017 and comparing it to previous years?...
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Reminder: Lower your Property Taxes!
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Reminder: Lower your Property Taxes!

If you purchased a home in 2017 or this year 2018.  Please make sure to sign up for the homestead...
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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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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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