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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 […]