Category Archives: Market Statistics

Dog Days of Summer

There’s still time to buy or sell your home and enjoy ice cream too! Where did the phrase “Dog Days of Summer” come from? The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the […]

First half of 2019 in the books

Phrase of the Month: Price Reduction The first six months of the year is over and Des Moines real estate closed sales are very close to this time last year lagging only 72 sales behind. Not bad considering the first three months were snowy and cold and the second quarter has been rainy… Sellers are […]

Buyers and Sellers Start Your Engines!

The Des Moines Spring Real Estate Market Has Officially Started It’s been a long last three months in central Iowa and the Des Moines real estate market. As March leaves like a lamb, homebuyers and home sellers are playing catch up. This months report contains sales data that you are used to seeing as well […]

Hang In There Des Moines

It Won’t Be Long Now I would like to be one of the first to welcome everyone to a new month! After the last 28 days, the shortest month of the year certainly felt much longer. There is no doubt that weather this February has affected the Des Moines real estate market. Home inventory levels have […]

Closer Look: Les Sulgrove

Reprinted with permission from The Business Record January 18th, 2019 Closer Look: Les Sulgrove Take a closer look at the vice president of VIA Group Realtors BY KENT DARR, Senior Staff Writer Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00 AM When VIA Group Realtors President Ken Clark said last month that veteran residential real estate agent Les […]