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By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Driving around various neighborhoods around Des Moines this week, you have probably noticed a few “For Sale” signs in front yards. One thing you may not have noticed is that there are fewer homes for sale than we have seen in a long time. As of May 3, 2016, there were 2,936 homes for sale from Ne...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Looking for something fun to do this summer?  Hop on your bike and follow these trails to explore Des Moines. Here are some of the top bicycle rides as highlighted by the Des Moines Metro Mix: -Cumming Tap on Taco Tuesday:  Hop on the Great Western Trail at Orlondo's on Park Ave. This 8 mile ride...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Cy Phillips | RE/MAX Innovations, Inc. | (515) 422-4731 1940 SE Parkview Crossing Dr, Waukee, IA 4 car garage ranch with walkout basement! Call Cy today for more info! 515-422-4731 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $242,500 Year Built 2012 Sq Footage 1,495 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 par...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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The Business Record reports that Dallas County has had the 11th highest annual growth rate on the average wage per job between 2000 and 2010, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, compiled by Bizjournals.com. The data was compiled from the 1,000 largest counties in the coun...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Average Sale Price: $233,938*Average Days on the Market: 111*Average Size: 2,081 sq ft above grade, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths* Grant Park Development, just south of Waukee High School, has transformed what once was cornfields into one of Waukee’s hottest neighborhoods for professionals, young families...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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If you plug in ‘Waukee Schools’ on the Dallas County Assessor website, 33 property/land tracts come up representing more than 320 acres of some of the most prime real estate in the county. A recently purchased 76-acre track is at the intersection of LA Grant Parkway and Ashworth Road. The distric...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Waukee boasts one of the metro area’s prettiest developments—Painted Woods. You’ve likely driven by it and ogled at the handful of gorgeous homes that have sprung up between the timber and pasture located just off the Waukee exit of I-80. With dozens of large lots (most between a half and a full ...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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  Cy's New Construction Listing at 1400 13th St., Adel In an effort to increase residential new construction and community growth, the City of Adel has adopted a tax abatement program within its city limits. Under the terms of the plans, anyone building a home in Adel in the next few years will r...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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The Waukee School District announced this week that they are taking steps to add a seventh elementary school to the district. The new school would be built at 95th Street and Stagecoach Drive in West Des Moines, southwest of Jordan Creek Town Center in the Michael’s Landing development, The Des M...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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I had the opportunity to meet the superintendent of Waukee Public Schools  last week and was stunned by the past, current and projected enrollment numbers for k-12. As a father-to-be living in the Waukee school district as well as a realtor whose main client base lives in the western suburbs of D...

By Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003
(RE/MAX Concepts)
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A few years back I helped a couple buy a home in Bridgewood near the new Jordan Creek mall in West Des Moines. That was in 2004 and the home then backed, and still backs, to a large 8 acre parcel of undeveloped land. At the time the land was zoned PUD but permitted uses were for daycare and or no...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Check this out! Dallas County Iowa was named a hot spot for plentiful jobs according to cnnmoney.com.   http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2010010406?OpenDocument  

By Sara Bonert, Real Estate Internet Marketing
(Zillow)
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We spend a lot of time here on Active Rain, and in social media seminars, talking about how to use Facebook as professionals to be found by new clients.  This week, the shoe was on the other foot for me!  On Monday I hired a Realtor to sell one of my investment properties in Waukee, IA.  My husba...

By Cy Phillips
(Space Simply - President & CEO)
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Despite an historic mortgage crisis and lagging home sales, I sold more residential real estate in 2008 than any other first-year agent in central Iowa, earning the title ‘Rookie of the Year' by the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors (DMAAR). I sold 31 homes in 12 months-500 percent more tha...

By Grant Schultz
(VersaLand)
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Real Estate Auctions Why auction Real Estate?  Yes, some people still ask this question.  The answer is simple: An Auction Sale is the most effective way of establishing the value of a property while simultaneously producing a ready, willing, and able buyer for it.  A seller can quickly sell a pr...

By Brian Wentz, Realtor - Des Moines Iowa Real Estate
(Keller Williams Greater Des Moines)
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New changes in the way credit bureau's look at your credit score.by: Brian Wentz, RealtorFair Isaac, home of the well known "FICO" scoring method, has announced some changes that will impact consumers credit scores in 2008. Dubbed "FICO '08", the new guidelines put heavier emphasis on several key...

By Brian Wentz, Realtor - Des Moines Iowa Real Estate
(Keller Williams Greater Des Moines)
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Mortgage rates falling to near historic lows for Des Moines lenders.by Brian Wentz, RealtorCetntral Iowa Lending, our in house mortgage lender here at Burnett Realty, announced on Friday that rates were at an amazing low rate of 5.375% with around 1% origination fees. Over the past 20 months, rat...

By Brian Wentz, Realtor - Des Moines Iowa Real Estate
(Keller Williams Greater Des Moines)
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A look at inventory levels of new construction compared with existing homes for sale in Des Moines.Des Moines Real Estate: New Construction Homes For Sale, January 1st, 2007by: Brian Wentz, RealtorDes Moines home builder inventory levels remain high at the start of 2008. New construction currentl...

By Brian Wentz, Realtor - Des Moines Iowa Real Estate
(Keller Williams Greater Des Moines)
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How long it takes for a home to sell in Des Moines can vary from month to month  based on many factors, including interest rates, the amount of inventory in the market and sometimes even weather.The start of 2007 brought anxious Des Moines home sellers some of the longest marketing times in over ...

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