Archives: August 2008


It’s An Epidemic!

A home buyer lead came in from the website today. “I recently lost my home to the forclouser epademic. Do you have any rental homes or homes for sale on contract terms that I may be able to get.” I’ve heard the current state of the housing market described as a crisis but I’m not […]


Des Moines Real Estate Roundup 8/22/08

Week Ending August 22nd, 2008   School is officially back in session in most communities around the Des Moines metro.  Where did the summer go?  Alice Held is a friend of mine with RE/MAX Fine Properties in Phoenix, Ariziona.  She shares some sites to help get back in the “school mood”: MSN Back to School Guide and MSN […]


Des Moines Real Estate Roundup

Week Ending August 15th, 2008   The Iowa State Fair is winding down and if predictions are correct, it will be a record attendance setting year!  Mild weather and families staying closer to home this summer are getting the credit for the predicted attendance of over 1 million visitors!  My wife, son and I attended […]


Des Moines Real Estate Roundup

Week Ending August 8th, 2008   Let The Games Begin!  As the 2008 Olympics begin in Beijing China, two local athletes from Des Moines will represent the United States in the games!  Shawn Johnson is the familiar name of the two.  She’s a 16 year old gymnast from West Des Moines who’s name is frequently […]


The Dog Days of Summer

You always hear about the Dog Days of Summer but do you know where the saying comes from?  Certainly, if you own a dog it could be assumed that it has something to do with your pooch.  But it really doesn’t. Webster defines Dog Days of Summer as: 1 – the period between early July and […]


Des Moines Real Estate Roundup 8/1/08

Des Moines Real Estate Roundup   Week Ending August 1st, 2008   The Figure 8 Races were held last weekend at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Indianola.  A true sign that summer is at its peak are the county fairs in full swing!  To see more photos of this “successful” rollover crash during the front wheel […]