Greater Des Moines Real Estate and Living Journal

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Matt Grohe is with RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts, 8020 Douglas Ave Urbandale, IA 50322. Matt Grohe is licensed in Iowa.



I suppose it was bound to happen at some point, an appraisal came in low on a property that I was helping a buyer purchase. Low in this case means under the agreed on purchase price.  I've read about it happening and I've heard about it happening but I actually had never had it ever happen in the...
HUD homes are homes that are offered for sale by the Department ofHousing and Urban Development. HUD acquires these homes as a result ofdefault on the part of borrowers using FHA loans. When a borrowers defaults on a loan of this type in Iowa, the investorholding the loan will foreclose on the pr...
Taxes are just a part of life. The burden for paying for manymunicipal services almost all citizens enjoy however often fallsunfairly on property owners. In Polk County the following parties havethe ability to levy taxes on property owners: Schools Cities County Broadlawns Hospital Area XI Colleg...
March in the Des Moines area brought both a melt off of the snow pack and the real estate inventory that had been building up all winter.Unit sales vaulted 42% from February's 431 units to 614 in March. Pending units sat at 1,046 at the end of March, a 41% increase from February, and days on mar...
A majority of sellers are interested in feedback from agents who view their home, and rightfully so. There are some finer points of feedback however that sellers should be aware of and take into account while their home is listed so that they don't have unrealistic expectations of the process or ...
One thing is certain about REALTORS, they enjoy an opportunity to get together over a meal and talk about all things real estate. The Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS breakfast today gave Des Moines area real estate agents just such an opportunity this morning at it's monthly breakfast at ...
By now most people have seen images of the Eyjafjallajokull (what could thatmean?) volcano in Iceland. Even bigger than the ash plume however has been the disruptive effect the ash has had on air travel in and out of Eurrope. Yesterday it was reported that millions of people are stranded around t...
I was honored today to be an invitee to a gourmet luncheon today served by Taste! To Go and sponsored by our local arm of RPAC, or the REALTORS®Political Action Commitee, and held at the Schade Creek Vineyard and Winery in Waukee. Hosting were Kurt Schade of Coldwell Banker and owner of Schade Cr...
Well, it's finally happening! The bluebells which started sprouting about two weeks ago have really shot up this past week. Some of the heartier ones are actually unfurling their blossoms. We have them all around our home and should be in for a real treat this coming week as they come into full b...

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