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Cornerstone Homes James Design

Beautifully built model home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open floor plan with tray ceiling, kitchen granite counter-tops, tile back splash, hardwood floors, maple cabinets and all stainless steel

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New Price On Polk City Home

Welcome home to this beautiful 1.5 story located on a cul-de-sac in an established Polk City neighborhood! Close to bike trails and Saylorville Lake. Walk into your entryway with a soaring vaulted

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New Construction Just Listed

Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home in quiet Beaverbrooke in Grimes. This kitchen/living room of this home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, quiet close cabinets, a

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Ranch Home Close To Saylorville Lake

You will be nothing short of amazed when you walk through this gorgeous Polk City home! Greeted by 14' ceilings leads you into an open living room and kitchen. Custom trimwork, elegant arches, and

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Grand Opening On Thursday May 25th

Join us at our new location TOMORROW for our grand opening!;

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Ranch Home In Polk City For Sale

You will be nothing short of amazed when you walk through this gorgeous Polk City home! Greeted by 14' ceilings leads you into an open living room and kitchen. Custom trimwork, elegant arches, and

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WHY NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME

Today, home sellers enter a housing market vastly different from the market of a few years ago. Home prices and demand have both increased amid improving economic conditions, and homeowners

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Polk City Open House On Sunday April 30th

An agent will be at this 1.5 story on Sunday, April 30th from 1:00-3:00pm.  Located on a cul-de-sac in an established Polk City neighborhood close to bike trails and Saylorville Lake. Walk into

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Polk City Open Houses On Sunday April 23rd

We will be at THREE HOUSES in Polk City this Sunday. Private tours available from 1:00-3:00pm!1210 Pine Valley Place:  Beautiful 1.5 story located on a cul-de-sac in an established Polk

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The Season To Sell Your Home Is NOW

Each year, spring marks the beginning of the busiest home-selling and home-buying season.Why? The weather is nicer, for one, making it easier for families to tour properties and move when they

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Polk City Home Located In A Cul De Sac

Welcome home to this beautiful 1.5 story in an established Polk City neighborhood! Close to bike trails and Saylorville Lake. Walk into your entryway with a soaring vaulted ceiling. To the right,

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New Listing In Elkhart

Upgrades beyond upgrades in this 5 bedroom, 3 bath ranch built in 2016. Over 1650 sq ft upstairs and over 1300 sq ft finish in basement. Walk in the front door and notice the barn style wood floors

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Open Houses On Sunday March 26th

We will have agents in POLK CITY and NORWALK on Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm.  Please stop in and see these amazing houses. And who knows, one of them could be your forever!

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Open Houses On Sunday March 19th

We will have agents at THREE locations on Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm, stop in and see us!Polk City: 1700 Falcon Drive AND 863 Edgewater DriveNorwalk: 1203 Warrior

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When Was The Last Time You Reevaluated Your Equity

Do you know how much equity you have in your home today? While people tend to check other investments regularly, such as stocks and retirement accounts, most do not reassess the value of their

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New Listing In Polk City

Welcome home to this beautiful 1.5 story located on a cul-de-sac in an established Polk City neighborhood, and within walking distance to bike trails and Saylorville Lake! Walk into your

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Open Houses On Sunday February 19th

Spring like temperatures this weekend! Enjoy the warm weather by stopping in at one of our open houses. We will be in Waukee, Norwalk, and Polk City between 1:00-3:00 pm THIS SUNDAY!705 Silverleaf

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NEW Team Listing In Polk City

A truly one of a kind property that could be all YOURS! Sitting on nearly an acre, you will have as much privacy as you want. Nice walkway leading up to the front porch to welcome you into this 4

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Separate The Myth From The Reality

It used to be that if you were facing foreclosure, it was difficult to find information about what to do.Today, distressed homeowners have the exact opposite problem. There is information

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Saturday Open House In Polk City

An agent will be showing a beautiful, affordable 2 story house THIS SATURDAY, Feb. 4th from 1:00-3:00pm! This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the second floor with the convenience

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2016 Was Another Great Year For Real Estate

Despite another year of surging home sales and several years of strong growth in the housing market, it’s still hard to believe we’re here. Just four short years ago, the housing market had

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Polk City Two Story Home For Sale

Check out this beautiful, affordable 2 story house in the desirable city of Polk City! This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the second floor with the convenience of a laundry room nearby.

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Open Houses On Sunday January 15th

Three of our agents will be hosting open houses THIS SUNDAY from 1:00-3:00pm. Stop in and see us at any of our locations!Polk City: 1700 Falcon DriveDes Moines: 3001 Deep Woods CourtWaukee: 705

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Car Lovers Dream Home

One of a kind in town acreage, situated on over 8 acres adjoining Indian Creek with private 3/4 acre pond. As you enter this home, be prepared to be greeted with granite and marble throughout. This

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10 Year Tax Abatement On New Construction In Perry

10 lots available in Perry's Sunflower Development. Prices starting as low as $185,000, let us build YOUR HOME + YOUR!

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Polk City Two Story Home Move In Ready

The Cornerstone Dalton plan features a nice open floor plan, hardwood flooring through out dining area. Kitchen includes customized cabinets, granite, tile back splash, stainless steel appliances,

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Should You Sell Your Home Over The Holidays Ignore The Traditional Slow Down

In most markets, real estate follows the same seasonal pattern: more homes sell in the summer when the weather is nice and school is out, and home sales slow in the winter when harsh weather can

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Executive Home For Sale In Waukee

You will be nothing short of amazed when pulling up to this gorgeous home! The Barrel roll entry invites you into a formal dining room with executive office to your right. The customized detail

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Charming Polk City Home For Sale

Beautifully updated home in an excellent Polk City location! This home has been completely updated both inside and out with details you won't find in any other home in this price range. 3 bedrooms,

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1700 Falcon Drive In Polk City

Two story home ready for new home owners! The Cornerstone Dalton plan features a nice open floor plan, hardwood flooring through out dining area. Kitchen includes customized cabinets, granite,

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Good News Just In Time For The Holidays Home Prices Equity And Excitement Are Up

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the housing market is providing homeowners with excellent news. Right now, many markets are hitting record levels of activity. From home prices

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Cul De Sac Home Just Steps From 178 Acre Lake

OPEN HOUSE Sunday November 6th  1 - 3 PM  4202 Easter Bay Court, Des Moines Iowa It's all about Lifestyle.  Enjoy all the seasons in this beautiful home located

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Polk City Open House On Sunday October 30th

Beautifully updated home in an excellent Polk City location! An agent will be there THIS SUNDAY, October 30th from 1:00-3:00pm. This home has been completely updated both inside and out with

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Two Story Home For Sale In Polk City

Beautifully updated home in an excellent Polk City location! This home has been completely updated both inside and out with details you won't find in any other home in this price range. 3 bedrooms,

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After Foreclosure Or Short Sale Boomerang Buyers Are Finally Able To Own A Home Again

Between 2007 and 2010, the United States faced the worst foreclosure crisis in recent memory. Nearly 7.3 million homeowners lost their home to either short sale or foreclosure. Today, however,

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Open House Today 1 - 3 1104 Phillips Street, Polk City Iowa Beautifully updated home in an excellent Polk City location! This home has been completely updated both inside and out with

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NFC Financing Now Available In West Des Moines

This program is made possible through partnerships with the City of West Des Moines, Polk County, Des Moines area financial institutions and neighborhood associations. Together, they are

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Cornerstone Homes Has Two Open Houses This Weekend

Stop in on Sunday, September 18th between 1:00-3:00 pm and see how these two houses are progressing. We would love to show you around! Both located in the beautiful Lost Lake development in Polk.

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Housing Market Holds Steady As Summer Winds Down

Each year, the housing market heats up over summer and cools over winter.  Over summer, nicer weather brings many buyers out to look for homes, and many families are on vacation, giving them

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Open House In Easter Lake On Sunday

Don't miss this two story home! An agent will be there on Sunday, Sept. 11th from 1:00-3:00! Three car garage on a cul-de-sac with plenty of living space and spacious bedrooms. Master bedroom is

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Rising Home Sales And Home Prices Are Helping Homeowners Regain Equity And Find A Fresh Start

This year, the United States housing market had the best Q1 and nearly a decade, and this strong start marks yet another milestone in the housing market recovery that began in late 2012. For many

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Open House In Ankeny On August 28th

701 NE 10th Street: One of our agents will be here on Sunday from 1:00- 3:00 giving tours! This home is very clean and owned by a carpenter who has kept it in great condition.

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Polk City Open House On Sunday

An agent will be showing this 1 1/2 story home this Sunday, Aug. 28th between 1:00-3:00. Stop in see and all this house has to offer! Located on a quaint street and comfortable home with

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705 Silverleaf Lane Open House This Sunday

Stop in this Sunday, August 28th between 1:00-3:00 to see this gorgeous home. The Barrel roll entry invites you into a formal dining rm w/executive office to your right.The customized detail

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West Des Moines Open House On Sunday July 31st

Stop in THIS Sunday, July 31st between 1:00-3:00pm and take a tour of this beautiful home! For a sneak preview, click here!5858 Coachlight Ct, West Des

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Polk City Home For Sale

You will find none like this one, a truly unique home! This Polk City home has had everything redone. 4 BR, 3 Bath. Large, open kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite, and stainless steel.

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Open House In Waukee Sunday July 31st

You will be nothing short of amazed when pulling up to this gorgeous home! An agent will be there on Sunday, July 31st from 1:00-3:00pm showing all the custom features. The barrel roll entry

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Two Open Houses In Zearing On Saturday

We will have TWO agents at TWO houses on Saturday, July 30th between 11:00-1:00pm! AND it's Zearing days, lots of fun activities happening around town!201 N. Center Street, Zearing306 S. Center

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Open Houses For Sunday June 26th

Agents will be at two locations THIS Sunday, June 26th from 1:00-3:00pm, stop in and see us!5717 SE 30th Ct, Des Moines: click here for an interactive tour705 Silverleaf Lane, Waukee: click here for

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Here Comes The Busiest Season In Real Estate

According to the National Association of Realtors, summer is the busiest season for real estate, with more than 50% of homes sold during the summer months! Nicer weather makes it easier for

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Waukee Open House On June 12th

An agent will be at 705 Silverleaf Lane on Sunday, June 12th from 1:00-3:00pm. Stop in and see this amazing custom!

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Mitchellville Open House On Sunday May 22nd

Stop in on Sunday, May 22nd between 1:00-3:00 pm and see the Isabelle plan by Lane Homes! The home features nothing but quality in it's 1576 square feet of finish. Open floor plan

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New Construction Open House In Waukee On Sunday May 22nd

An agent will be at this gorgeous home on Sunday, May 22nd from 1:00-3:00.  You will be nothing short of amazed with the Barrel roll entry as it invites you into a formal dining room w

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Open House In Waukee On Sunday May 15th

You will be nothing short of amazed when pulling up to this gorgeous home. Stop in between 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, May 15th to see all the custom features available!The Barrel roll entry invites you

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Spring Showers Bring Higher Home Prices Growing Equity And Good News For Homeowners

March marks the start of daylight savings time. But this year, homeowners have a whole lot more to look forward to than some extra sunlight! Home prices have increased steadily for the past three

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Ranch Home In Mitchellville Is Move In Ready

Lane Homes has completed 800 Neely St, and needs new homeowners! The Isabelle plan has 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 bath with a large open floor plan. Trey ceilings in great room, and master bedroom. Also

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Polk City Open House On Sunday May 1st

An agent will be at 1625 Prairie Ridge Drive in Polk City THIS Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm.This Ranch home has 4 BR, 3 bath. Open floor plan with natural acacia solid wood flooring, stone fireplace and

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Mitchellville Open House On Sunday April 10th

An agent will be at 711 Patchett Drive in Mitchellville on Sunday, April 10th between 1:00-3:00 pm showing the custom features in this home. Stop in and see!

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Open House In West Des Moines On Sunday April 10th

Stop in THIS Sunday, April 10th between 1:00-3:00 pm to have a private showing of this home!5858 Coachlight Ct, click here for an interactive

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Are Mortgage Points Tax Deductible

Are Mortgage Points Tax Deductible?When you took out a mortgage to buy your home, did you pay points? You may be able to deduct that prepaid interest on your federal tax return — but only if you

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Tax Advantages Homeowners Get That Renters Dont

Tax Advantages Homeowners Get That Renters Don’tBy: Dona DeZubeBecoming a homeowner brings you surprising tax benefits. See how much you could save when you buy a home. Image:

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Fast Fixes For Common Gutter Problems

Fast Fixes for Common Gutter ProblemsBy: Pat CurryMaintaining gutters is the most important thing you can do to prevent water damage to your home.Effort: Low 1-4 hrs (to clean gutters

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Heres Why You Should Totally Snoop When House Hunting

Here’s Why You Should Totally Snoop When House HuntingBy: Jamie WiebeThis house-hunting checklist gives you carte blanche (well, almost) when viewing potential homes.Go ahead. Take a peek in

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Is Spring The Season To Sell Your Home

Each year, spring marks the beginning of the busiest home-selling and home-buying season.Why? The weather is nicer, for one, making it easier for families to tour properties and move when they

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Open Houses On Sunday February 28th

We will have three agents out THIS Sunday, February 28th giving tours in Polk City and Runnells. Please stop in and see us between 1:00-3:00pm!3259 SE Powers Drive, Runnells, click here

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Top 10 Common Repair Costs

Top 10 Common Repair CostsBy: Lisa Kaplan GordonIn the life of every home, repairs happen. Here are the top 10 most common repairs that, sooner or later, your house will require.

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What Every Homeowner Should Do To Prep Their Yard For Spring

What Every Homeowner Should Do to Prep Their Yard for SpringBy: Stacey FreedPreparing your lawn for spring is easy with these five no-sweat steps. Email

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Will My Taxes Look Different Now That Im A Homeowner Magic 8 Ball Says Yes

Will My Taxes Look Different Now That I’m a Homeowner? Magic 8 Ball Says YesBy: Dona DeZubeAfter running the numbers, first-time homeowners Ben and Stephanie Liddiard discovered that

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Open Houses For Sunday February 21st

Stop in at any of these locations THIS Sunday, Febrary 21st between 1:00-3:00! An agent will be onsite to give you a complete tour. And don't forget to sign up for the VISA gift card drawing!POLK

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In Real Estate Experience Could Mean 25000 More For Your Home

For real estate agents, experience brings a number of advantages. With experience, agents gain deep market knowledge, stronger negotiating skills, a wider professional network and more. They

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Sunday Feb 14th Open Houses

We will have agents at FOUR locations this Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Stop in and see us...all visitors will be registered to win a Visa gift card!Click here for an interactive tour: 3259

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Dont Miss These Home Tax Deductions

Don’t Miss These Home Tax DeductionsPublished: January 12, 2016By: Dona DeZubeFrom mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your.

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How A 2 Box Of Baking Soda Can Get Rid Of That Weird Kitchen Smell

How a $2 Box of Baking Soda Can Get Rid of That Weird Kitchen SmellBy: Stacey FreedWow. What an olfactory difference a small box of baking soda can make.Print

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Your Kitchen Countertop Doesnt Have To Look So Sad Here Are 6 DIY Solutions

Your Kitchen Countertop Doesn’t Have to Look So Sad — Here Are 6 DIY SolutionsBy: Jamie WiebeYou don’t have to live with ugly. Give your countertops a beauty makeover with some simple DIY

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Open Houses In Polk City On Sunday January 31st

Enjoy the warm weather this Sunday, January 31st and stop in at any of these THREE locations in Polk City. An agent will be on site from 1:00-3:00pm, we would love to show you around!110 Church

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8 Practically Free Ways To DIY Your Old Stuff Into New Storage

8 Practically Free Ways to DIY Your Old Stuff Into New StorageBy: Stacey FreedThese DIY storage ideas transform items you already have into problem-solvers.

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Open Houses On Sunday January 24th

We will have agents at three of our locations this Sunday, January 24th from 1:00-3:00, please stop in to see us! ALTOONA: 235 10th St, click here for an interactive tourGRIMES: 416

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235 10th Street In Altoona

Better Than New! Perfectly maintained home with 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath. Large master suite with tray ceilings, large tub and walk in closet. Finished basement with large family room and potential to add a

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5858 Coachlight Court In West Des Moines

Great Location! This ranch home is conveniently located near Jordan Creek mall with quick access to local businesses. The home is 5 bedroom and 3 1/2 bath with over 4400 sq ft finished. Fine detail

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1525 Prairie Ridge Drive In Polk City

Nothing but the best in this home! Located on the famous TCI Golf course, this home is just under 3800 sq ft finished. 5 BR, 4 1/2 bath. From the moment you walk into the large open floor plan, you

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Another Strong Year Helps Drowning Homeowners

For the U.S. real estate market, the last decade has been incredibly volatile. We’ve witnessed a full boom and bust cycle. Prices soared for years, peaking in 2006. However, the price increases

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Branstad Reynolds Announce 2016 FirstTime Home Buyer Tax Credit Program

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Governor Terry E. Branstad  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 CONTACT: Governor’s Office 515-281-5211 Ashley Jared, Iowa

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Tips To Clean Your House For Winter

Tips to Clean and Prep Your House for WinterBy: John RihaYou’re about to be shut in for the season — here’s how to make sure your home is free of dust and dirt before you hunker down.Boot

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Accountants Say Youll Probably Make These 6 Homeowner Tax Mistakes

Accountants Say You’ll Probably Make These 6 Homeowner Tax MistakesBy: Erik ShermanGet every deduction you’re entitled to without the fear of making mistakes that’ll bring the tax man to

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Take An Interactive Tour Of This Delightful Home In Grimes

This Home Has it All! Wonderful curb appeal in this spacious 4 bedroom home in ideal Grimes location! Over 2500 sq ft finished with space for every member of the family. Main level features

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Interactive Guide For 301 Woodhaven Drive In Polk City

Nothing but luxury offered in this Cornerstone Homes Austin I design! This 1 1/2 story is over 2500 sq ft finished. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Open floor plan with wood flooring through out main area.

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5 Tricks To Keep Your Pipes From Exploding This Winter

5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding this WinterBy: Jamie WiebeLearn how to prevent your pipes from freezing, even if you think they may already have started to freeze.It's best to

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4 LowCost Ways To Reinvent Tired Kitchen Cabinets

4 Low-Cost Ways to Reinvent Tired Kitchen CabinetsBy: Deirdre SullivanCreate the kitchen you want with one of these wow-worthy ideas. Print

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Open Houses In Polk City And Grimes THIS Sunday

Stop in on Sunday, December 6th between 1:00-3:00 pm at one of our three locations.GRIMES:416 SW Hickory GlenPOLK CITY:301 Woodhaven Drive110 W Church

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My Home Is Worth What

Equity Bounces Back in Our Seller's Market!During the housing bust, many homeowners saw all the equity they had built in their homes vanish. Many suddenly found themselves underwater, or owing

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This New Law Will Protect You From Surprise Closing Costs

This New Law Will Protect You From Surprise Closing Cost By: Erik ShermanYou’ve heard the home closing stories: At the eleventh hour buyers find that the amount needed for closing is

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5 Materials To Never Use In Your Bathroom

5 Materials to Never Use in Your BathroomBy: Jennifer NelsonSome things just aren’t suited for a bathroom. Here are 5 materials to skip if you’re redoing your bath.In a smaller space like a

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Housing Market Remains Strong As We Near Winter Months

In real estate, the housing market tends to go up and down in unison with the yearly seasons. The housing market is busiest in the summer when the weather is nicer and many families are on

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Three Open Houses In Polk City This Sunday

Come to Polk City this Sunday, November 8th from 1:00-3:00pm and check out THREE of our listings! Stay a little longer and check out Saylorville Lake!1609 W Prairie Wood Ct301 Woodhaven 

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Open Houses This Weekend In Polk City

Two open houses for the team this Sunday, Oct. 25th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Both in Polk City, come see us!!301 Woodhaven Drive1609 W Prairie Wood

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Dont Turn On Your New Homes Fireplace Until You Read This

Don’t Turn On Your New Home’s Fireplace Until You Read This By: Lisa KahnBefore you light that first fire of the season, you'll want to check that your fireplace and chimney are

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Online Home Scammers Posing As Real Estate Agents

It is likely one of the biggest decisions in your life and scammers are jumping at the opportunity to make big bucks at your expense. Shane Torres, a broker at RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, has

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The Warm And Cozy Home

The Warm and Cozy HomeBy: Deirdre SullivanWe’ve got more than 9 mood-lifting ideas to make your home more welcoming and efficient this winter.No chimney? No problem! An eco-friendly, ventless

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301 Woodhaven Drive In Polk City Open House

An agent will be in Polk City THIS Sunday, Oct. 18th from 1:00-3:00pm to show you this move in ready custom home!301 Woodhaven

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Avoid First Time Homebuyer Mistakes With This Checklist

Avoid First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes with This ChecklistA real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from

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Three Open Houses In Ankeny And Polk City This Sunday

We will be at three open houses this Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm. Stop in and see us!ANKENY: 1628 NW 30TH CourtPOLK CITY: 1805 W Wahkonsa Avenue1609 W Prairie Wood

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Tips To Clean And Prep Your House For Winter

Tips to Clean and Prep Your House for WinterBy: John RihaYou’re about to be shut in for the season — here’s how to make sure your home is free of dust and dirt before you hunker.

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Elements Of Transitional Kitchen Style

Elements of Transitional Kitchen StyleThis versatile style lets you blend old and new elements, personalize — feel free to get quirky! — and defy what’s faddish — all while retaining

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Avoid FirstTime Homebuyer Mistakes With This Checklist

Avoid First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes with This ChecklistAfter you've figured out how much house you can afford, start visiting open houses and researching neighborhoods to help narrow down your

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall Maintenance Checklist By: John Riha You’ll be ready for winter’s worst and head off expensive repairs when you complete this checklist of 10 essential fall maintenance

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Fall Freshen Up

The leaves are falling, the air is getting crisp, and football games are on TV. Fall time has arrived and it’s time to prepare our homes for the cold long months ahead of us. There are a few

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September 13th Open House In Polk City

Stop in and see this custom Cornerstone home from 1:00-3:00 pm, Sunday, September 13th301 Woodhaven Drive, Polk

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Open House Sunday September 13th

Join us in Grimes from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, September 13th to see this gorgeous home!1904 NW Norton

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Washing Bed Pillows In 3 Simple Steps

When was the last time you washed your bed pillows? If you’re worried that you will ruin your favorite pillow or that your pillow isn’t washable, most pillows can easily be laundered and

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Open Houses This Sunday August 23rd

We are at two locations this Sunday, August 23rd from 1:00-3pm. Stop in to see us and sign up for the VISA gift card drawing!1628 NW 30th, ANKENY1335 Waddell Way,

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Heavy Metal Is Rocking Home Design Accessories

‘Heavy Metal’ is Rocking Home Design AccessoriesBy Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® MagazineMixed metals are growing in popularity in home design, adding some bling and modernizing spaces.

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The Hottest Color For Home Interiors In 2015

The Hottest Color for Home Interiors in 2015Posted in Home Trends, by Melissa Tracey on August 10, 2015Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on

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Thinking Of Buying Or Selling A Home Now May Be The Perfect Time

Thinking of buying or selling a home? Now may be the perfect time!From 2008 to 2012, news reports bombarded us with nothing but more bad news with regards to housing. Millions of homeowners faced

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Grimes Open House This Sunday August 16th

An agent will be showing 416 SE Hickory Glen in Grimes on Sunday, Aug 16th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Stop in and see!

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Open House In Grimes This Sunday Aug 16th

Stop in between 1:00-3:00 pm THIS Sunday to see this custom resale home: 1904 NW Norton Court, Grimes, $314

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How Pinterest Can Help Your Budget

How Pinterest Can Help Your Budget When you think of Pinterest, what comes to mind? DIY, crafts, recipes, decor, and inspiration are probably some of the first things that pop into your head

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Maximize Your Closet Space

How to Maximize Your Closet SpaceTen easy ways to make more room for your wardrobe.BySarah YangIf you’re discouraged by a small closet, take heart: There are plenty of ways to make your space 

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Polk City Open House THIS SUNDAY Aug 16th

Join us THIS Sunday, August 16th from 1:00-3:00 301 Woodhaven Drivehttp://http://301woodhaven.agentmarketing/

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Should You Move Or Remodel

Should You Move Or Remodel?When your house no longer suits you, you can move or remodel. Find out which big change is the right investment of your housing dollars.Calculate how much your remodel

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How To Protect Your Home While On Vacation

How to Protect Your Home While on VacationFollow these 10 steps to protect your home while on vacation, so you can truly relax when you get there.According to the Department of Justice, there are 10

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The Most Common Remodeling Mistakes

The Most Common Remodeling MistakesSource:Fixr contractorshttp://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2015/06/29/the-most-common-remodeling/

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Open House In Waukee On Sunday

Stop in on Sunday, July 12th from 1:00-3:00pm for a tour at 2380 SE Willowbrook,

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Open House This Sunday In Polk City

An agent will be giving tours at 301 Woodhaven, Polk City on Sunday, July 12th from 1:00-3:00pm, stop in and see!

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2015 REAL TRENDS BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 REAL TRENDS AMERICA’S BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TRULIA AND ZILLOWBy: Tracey Velt July 7, 2015Announcing the 2015 REAL Trends America’s Best Real

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How A Typo Can Derail Your Mortgage

How a Typo Can Derail Your Mortgage More Sharing Services3The information you submit on your mortgage loan application should be accurate. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you may not

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Master Bathroom MustHaves

Master Bathroom Must-HavesBy Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) MagazineSupersized master showers reign, according to the 2015 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. Showers are expanding with many of

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Polk City Open House This Sunday

Stop in on Sunday, June 28th from 1:00-3:00pm to tour this custom Cornerstone Home301 Woodhaven, Polk

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Open House This Sunday June 28th

Come tour this home from 1:00-3:00pm on Sunday, June 28th2380 SE Willowbrook Drive,

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10 Cheap Ways To Increase A Homes Value

10 Cheap Ways to Increase a Home’s ValueSource:  http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2015/05/25/10-cheap-ways-to-increase-a-homes/

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Should You DIY Or Hire A Pro

Should You DIY or Hire a Pro? ByJeanette Pavini Shutterstock   Should you tackle that home improvement or maintenance project yourself, or should you hire a?

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Open Houses On Sunday June 14th

We will be hosting several open houses this Sunday, June 14th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Stop in and register for the monthly Visa gift card drawing!WAUKEE: 2380 SE Willowbrook Drive540 SE Prairie

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Should You Sell Your Home This Summer

Should You Sell Your Home This SummerIn most markets, April, May, and June are the busiest months in real estate. In fact according to the National Association of Realtors, 50% of homes or sold

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Waukee And Polk City Open Houses THIS Sunday

Stop in at any of our houses this Sunday, May 31st from 1:00-3:00 pm. Be sure to register for the Visa gift card!POLK CITY:1525 Prairie Ridge Dr1524 Prairie Ridge Dr 301 WoodhavenWAUKEE:540 SE

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8 Things To Avoid Before You Buy A Home

8 Things to Avoid Before You Buy a HomeByMichele Lerner If you have been approved for a mortgage for your next home, you might be assuming you can breathe easy now and just concentrate on

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Open Houses In Waukee And Polk City This Sunday

Visit us this Sunday, May 17th from 1:00-3:00 pm at four of our new constructions. Be sure to enter for the Visa gift card!WAUKEE: 2380 Willowbrook and 2390 WillowbrookPOLK CITY: 301

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We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities.Eric,

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When the housing bubble burst in 2008, home prices went into free fall. Millions of homeowners woke up one morning to find that all of the equity in their home had vanished over night.Since ,

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Open Houses In Polk City And Waukee

An agent will be available this Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00-3:00 to show the many custom features in our homes. Stop in and see us, and be sure to register for the $20 Visa gift card!Polk City:1525

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Open Houses In Polk City And Waukee This Sunday

An agent will be showing these houses this Sunday, April 26th from 1:00-3:00pm. Stop in and check out all these new construction homes!WAUKEE: 2390 SE Willowbrook Drive AND 2380 SE

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5 Ways To Boost Credit Scores Before Applying For A Loan

When you are ready to buy a home, your lender will take a long look at your credit scores. Those numbers will play a big part in the terms the lender offers.If you have bad credit, you may

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Open Houses This Weekend April 12th

Join us this Sunday, April 12th from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will be at three metro locations:301 Woodhaven Dr - Polk City, IA3806 150th St - Urbandale, IA 2390 SE Willowbrook Dr - Waukee,&

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Prairie City Listing

Well maintained three bedroom ranch offers first floor laundry, open kitchen and dining area, lots of style. Oversized two car garage and additional 3/4 bath in basement. Enjoy small town living and

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Agent Tour THIS Wednesday April 8th 11 To 1 In Polk City

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New Polk City Listing

Split level newly listed in Polk City! This one won't last long - schedule a showing today!This 3 BR (4th nonconforming in the basement), 1 3/4 bath has been completely updated. Remodeled kitchen

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Home Prices Spring Forward What Did The New Year Bring You

This year, your clocks aren’t the only thing springing forward; home prices have increased by leaps and bounds! Over the last few years, the housing market has made a dramatic recovery, and

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4 DIY Tips For Boosting Curb Appeal

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The 5 Latest Must Have Amenities Of Home Shoppers

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This Week In Open Houses

We will be at four metro locations this Sunday, March 29th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Stop in for a tour, or just to say hello, or to register for our $20 Visa gift card!Clive: 4508 NW 169th 

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Open Houses This Sunday March 22nd

We are hosting several open houses this Sunday, stop in between 1:00-3:00 pm for a tour! Polk City: 301 WoodhavenUrbandale: 3806 150th StWaukee:2390 SE WillowbrookClive:4508 NW

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Polk City Open Houses March 15th

Come check out the open houses in Polk City this Sunday, March!

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Open Houses This Sunday March 8th

Get out and enjoy the warmer weather this weekend by taking a tour of our homes. An agent will be on site from 1-3pm, this Sunday!Waukee: 2390 WillowbrookClive: 4508 169th Ave Urbandale:

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Open House March 1

Open house this Sunday from 1-3pm! I will be showing all the custom features in this newly built.

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Open House On Sunday

Join us this Sunday, February 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm at 2390 SE Willowbrook Drive, Waukee. Anyone who stops in is registered to win a $20 Visa gift!

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Open Houses For Sunday February 15th

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Agent Tour This Wednesday In Waukee

Stop in to one of the many houses this Wednesday from 11-1. Snacks and lunch are!

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I will be showing one of our custom homes this Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Brand new construction - 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths. Stop in and enter to win a $25 Visa gift card. Don't miss!

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Open Houses This Weekend

The Torres Team will be hosting several open houses this weekend in the Des Moines metro area. Stop in at any of the below locations on Sunday, February 8th from 1:00-3:00 pm.301 Woodhaven Drive,

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Great News For Metro

4Q 2014: $85 million in projects, jobs around region Agbioscience economic development activity and announcements in the Corridor in the

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Cornerstone Homes

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Should You Sell Your Home Now

Today, home sellers enter a housing market vastly different from the market of a few years ago. Home prices and demand have both increased amid improving economic conditions, and homeowners

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USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development Rep just stopped by our office. So whats that mean? They have $11 million available to loan.They have a guaranteed loan with no limit. They have direct loan

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Sneak Peak of our newest Listing. More to come. Nothing but the best in this home.;

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