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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Greater Des Moines
Homes for sale, new construction, neighborhoods, buyer and seller tips, market reports and real life things to do in Des Moines, Iowa. Real Estate in the Des Moines, Iowa area including Johnston, Clive, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, Altoona, Ankeny, and Central Iowa.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Radon Testing Becoming More Popular in Iowaby: Brian WentzJanuary is Radon Awareness month! Not more than a few years ago no one was talking about this colorless odorless gas that seems to emit from the soil. But more and more I am receiving request from home owners and consumers who want buy a h...
01/18/2008
Just Listed for sale in Des Moines!by: Brian Wentz, RealtorHere is a great home, ready for its new owners! The CRA Loan is an excellent financing option for this home, with financing as low as $960 per month with $3,100 down. See more information about this loan program here! Please enjoy a virtu...
01/15/2008
List of available HUD, REO, foreclosure and bank owned properties in Central Iowaby: Brian Wentz, RealtorAs of January 12th, there are around 200 foreclosed homes for sale in the Des Moines area MLS.Many of these homes present opportunities for investors to rehab (or flip) these properties, or to...
01/13/2008
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...
01/13/2008
A weekly update of Homes for Sale and Homes Sold in Des Moines, Iowa.by: Brian Wentz, RealtorThe year got off to a strong start in 2008! Interest rates remain low (around 5.5% or better) and buyers seem to be returning to the market in good numbers.The first week of activity in the Des Moines Rea...
01/12/2008
Finding hidden information on investment homes to flip, rehab, rent or resell in Iowa.by Brian Wentz, RealtorMany of our investor clients ask us to locate bank owned and government foreclosed properties for them. These properties can have considerable investment value, as lenders prefer to get fo...
01/12/2008
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...
01/03/2008
A look at the number of foreclosure and pre-foreclosure homes for sale in the Des Moines Iowa MLS.Des Moines Real Estate: Foreclosure Stats, January 1st, 2007by: Brian Wentz, RealtorAs of January 1st, 2007 there are currently a total of 7,297 homes both for sale, and under contract in the Des Moi...
01/03/2008
My personal photos from the Barton Solvents Fire in Des Moines, Iowaby: Brian Wentz, RealtorI was sorting through my files on my laptop, and copying off old listing pictures today when I ran across the photos I took of the huge fire we had in Des Moines at the Barton Solvents plant we had back in...
12/31/2007
Absorption rates are used to determine how many weeks it would take to sell the existing inventory in a given market. Based on the latest figures from home sales in Des Moines, Iowa, there is currently 9.9 months of inventory on the market. If you plan to sell or buy a home in the greater Des Moi...
12/30/2007
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