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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Concepts
Matt Grohe, RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA 50322. Matt is licensed in Iowa.
I'd like to boast that I know every street in our five county area, but the truth is I don't. Not by a long shot. I know a majority of the major roads, but there are at least 20 cities on our MLS, many of which have been in a constant state of expansion for the last ten years. Des Moines can't re...
In the later winter this year I was contacted by Joanne and her daughter Sue. They had a smalll house to sell on the east side of Des Moines. It wasn't the first time they had tried to sell the home and I wasn't the first agent. The interesting thing about it was that for the first meeting they w...
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Hope everyone had a great day relaxing and spending time with family. Thanksgiving is one of only two holidays we have left in this country that is fairly universally recognized with most businesses being closed. This year our family was fortunate to be able to all get ...
Truth is, again and again, often stranger than fiction. I couldn't help but be taken aback by the news that came up today announcing that someone was already in line for Black Friday bargains at Best Buy in St. Petersburg Florida. It looks like there are two other campers behind this person as we...
First American Core Logic, one the nation's leading providers of analytical data on the housing, real estate and mortgage markets today reported today 11/22/2010 that shadow real estate inventory has risen 10% from last year. First American describes shadow inventory as being made up of: Properti...
This week I recieved an email from a prospect asking about my familiarity with short sales: Prospect: I'm in residential redevelopment. I acquire preforeclosure properties and sell them. I'm looking someone to be my buyer's agent to partner with me in my short sale transactions. If you have close...
Triton Homes, a local home builder that was based in Clive IA, announced in early November that it had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection for its main company and eight subsidiaries. Triton, headed by Joel Goodman had built approximately 1200 town home units in the area which were marketed...
Your home purchase is one of the largest and most important you'll ever make. However, some buyers neglect to exercise precautions, thereby wasting their valuable resources in the form of time, capital, and peace of mind. Use these tips as a reference, and do further research on your own. #1 HOUS...
HUD homes can offer an afforable alternative to homebuyers and investors seeking value in the Polk, Dalls, Madison, Japser and Warren County area. Often buyers can expect strong equity from the purchase of a HUD owned property. Read here to understand the basics of purchasing lucrative HUD homes ...
Well, my bid for an open seat on the Des Moines School Board came to an end last night at 7:22pm when four of the six sitting members chose Felipe Gallardo to fill the vacancy opened by Margaret Buckton's resignation. The selection process started about a month ago when Buckton, elected in 2009, ...

Matt Grohe

Serving the metro since 2003
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Matt Grohe is with RE/MAX Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA. Matt is licensed in Iowa.