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2012 

Former homeowners that foreclosed or had a short sale may be able to purchase a home sooner than they expected.  Currently, the wait time to qualify for a home loan is 3 years through the Federal Housing Administration and 7 years through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.  If you want to purchase a hom...
Posted about 2 years ago
As a homeowner looks at adding value to their home, the kitchen is key (mentioned in previous 2/21 blog), but here are some tips for other areas of the home. Lighting.  A homes atmosphere can be changed by paying attention to the types of bulbs you use.  Use brighter, white tones for more light o...
Posted about 2 years ago
A deciding factor for many home buyers is the kitchen. It’s what people use everyday, where family and friends congregate, and sets the stage for the rest of the home.  When looking to sell your home, it is important to pay special attention to the kitchen. Here are some of the things you can do ...
Posted about 2 years ago
Right now, foreclosures in the Des Moines metro area are selling at a higher rate than traditional homes.  Foreclosures can offer big bargains, but buyers need to be careful.  Most foreclosures are sold as-is and may have been left vacant a long time. This could result in a lot of maintenance pro...
Posted about 2 years ago
Well, winter has finally arrived in Iowa. We’ve enjoyed some Spring-like temperatures but now the snow and harsh temperatures of winter have arrived.  Here are some tips to protect your home during this cold weather: Look for leaks around windows and doors. Drafts can be plugged with extra caulki...
Posted about 2 years ago
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Cy Phillips | RE/MAX Innovations, Inc. | (515) 422-4731 2503 NE Destination Cir, Grimes, IA Amazing 5 Bedroom Ranch in Grimes! Call Cy for a private tour today! 515-422-4731 5BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $375,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 3,420 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Fl...
Posted about 2 years ago
Today, the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac  was released. It shows most average mortgage rates are slowly increasing because of January’s positive employment data. It is still a great time to get some record low rates!    Here’s a list from The New York Times on three ways borrowe...
Posted about 2 years ago
Cy Phillips | RE/MAX Innovations, Inc. | (515) 422-4731 217 NW College Ave, Ankeny, IA Amazing opportunity to own an income property in the heart of Ankeny! Call Cy for more info! 515-422-4731 9+BR/8BA Multi-Family, 8 units offered at $359,000 Year Built 1966 Sq Footage 5,120 Bedrooms 9+ Bathroo...
Posted about 2 years ago
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I've been talking about how Des Moines-West Des Moines is a "market to watch,"and now it's on the local news.  Here are the stats so that you can see for yourself how our area is ahead of the U.S. averages in every category--from population growth to home sales.
Posted about 2 years ago
Good news from data just released from CoreLogic. Check out the decreases in foreclosure rates and delinquent mortgages for the Des Moines-West Des Moines area: Foreclosure rate:Nov. 2011: 2.48%Nov. 2010: 2.69% Year-to-year rate dropped 12.48% National average was 3.41% in Nov. 2011   Mortgage de...
Posted about 2 years ago
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