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Matt Grohe, RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA 50322. Matt is licensed in Iowa.
Mobile homes can offer an affordable alternative to a traditional single family home for Iowa home buyers with limited financial resources, but contract buyers of these types of homes need to be very careful that they have proper title to the property or they could lose their entire investment an...
Five years and a half years ago I got a floor lead. For those outside the industry, a floor lead is one where a prospect calls into the brokerage seeking information about a property and the call is patched through to any agent who happens to be receiving calls that day. This particular call happ...
Buying a new home can be a real rush, much like the one you get from buying a new car.  There's the smell of fresh carpet, paint, grout and concrete, the unscuffed trim work, and the clean, clean, clean appliances and cabinetry. There's something very satisfying in knowing that the home you are b...
Unit sales were down in October in the metro area as compared to the year prior, following a trend established in July with the expiration of the Home Buyer Tax Credits, but prices seem to have found some stability. Data recently released by the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS show that s...
A few months back I got a call from a person interested in new construction in Ankeny. Seems she had been given my number by a lender who I've worked with in the past. She was looking at new construction and had narrowed here search down to one home, bu she wanted and independent opinion of the p...
Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere you've probably heard that mid-term elections are going to be held in Polk County and around the nation on Tuesday November 2nd. In preparation all 183 precinct chairs and co-chairs for Polk County's 183 precincts were required to attend a mandatory t...
The Iowa Association of REALTORS annouced that it has formed a new organization, the IPOA or Iowa Property Owners Alliance and has several platforms in place to reach the public. The organization bills itself as a  "nonpartisan, nonprofit, advocacy organization devoted to helping homeowners and a...
It's that time of year again. The time when people in office, sanguine office seekers and special interest political groups become really interested in you, your opinions and which way you lean on the political spectrum. It's annoying enough to be bombarded by calls from a single party, but if mo...
This is a time of year when yards across the nation give rise to ghosts, goblins, witches, demons and and other assorted ghouls. It's also a popular time of year to set out fall mums and make colorful displays of pumpkins, squash, hay bales and cornstalks and you can find all the above in the Gre...

Matt Grohe

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