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Matt Grohe, RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA 50322. Matt is licensed in Iowa.
July was a slow month for real estate around the nation. Recent stats from NAR or the National Association of REALTORS show that sales hit a 13 year low last month. HUD home sales in the area fell as well from 17 units in June to 13 in July, a 23% decline. HUD homes are homes offered for sale thr...
The Des Moines area, like many localities nationwide, has been deluged by rain this August. Recent heavy rains makes the period from Jan 1 to Augustofficially the wettest on record. In the news tonight it was announce that in the city of Colfax, just a few miles to the east, 500 of the city's 700...
Buried in the financial news headlines today on Yahoo! Finance was this little diddy Mortgage rates hit 4.44 pct. as economy sours. In a normal economy this kind of news might make people dizzy and rush out into traffic, or something, but in the era of 10% unemployment, quantitative easing and de...
It's no surprise to many that nationwide housing sales are falling in the wake of the homebuyer tax credits for which the large majority of qualified sales closed on or before June 30th 2010. Sales figures just released by DMAAR or The Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS show that Des Moines ...
It was a honor to be invited to the 4th annual NAMI or National Alliance on Mental Illnesswalk at the Hilton Garden INN on August 11th. The kick off was also attended by Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly, mother of 2010 walk coordinator Matt Connolly (who is a real estate agent), Polk County...
I got a call last week from someone who identified themselves as Les with CNN Money. My first thought was, "Oh he's been reading my Active Rain blog and wants to ask me about the Des Moines real estate market!" Alas, it was not to be. Les claimed that he was writing a series on low priced condos ...
Foreclosed homes seem to hold a special allure to the public at large. Being a marriage of bargain hunting and property ownership, they really inspire the imagination and bring out the crowds. The curiosity about this segment of the market is also no doubt fueled in large part by television, and ...
Real estate agents throw around the word MLS with a high degree of frequency. Most of us are members of an MLS and most understand it pretty completely. Awareness of what an MLS really is often stops at a brokerage door however as I often find that most of the public is totally in the dark about ...
Deals are fun, but closings are the beat all end all, bittersweet though they may sometimes be. There's the thrill of the chase, looking for the needle in the hay stack, the diamond in the rough. Then there's the adrenaline pumping tussle of the negotiations, the sweetness of a deal and the logis...

Matt Grohe

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Matt Grohe is with RE/MAX Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA. Matt is licensed in Iowa.