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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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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

WaukeeWaukee, the western most suburbs of Des Moines is one of the areas fastest growing communities.  Located west of Interstate...
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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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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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Selling Your Home, Part 1

So you’ve decided now is the time to sell your home. What should you do? How do you get from...
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners in 2017
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners in 2017

2016 is coming to a close, and with the new year just around the corner, people across the world are...
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Ideas for the Holidays
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Ideas for the Holidays

Hello Fall! Holiday Ideas for You We’re all starting to feel a little nip in the air, and the holidays...
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How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2016?

How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2016? Now that we are six months into 2016, it's time to...
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Buying a Home, Part 3

You have found your home and you and your REALTOR® have successfully negotiated with the seller. Now what? First, pat...
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Buying A Home, Part 2

By now, you’ve found your ideal REALTOR® and lender, and you’ve worked through the initial financial process, so you know...
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Buying a Home: Part 1

    So you’ve decided now is the time to buy a home. What should you do? How do you...
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State of the Des Moines Housing Market: 2015 vs. 2016
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State of the Des Moines Housing Market: 2015 vs. 2016

You may remember last year's report, stating that both 2014 and 2015 were stellar markets for home sales in Des...
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State of the Des Moines Housing Market: 2014 vs. 2015

It’s about that time of year when we look at the past year and assess how we did. How did...
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