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Des Moines Real Estate Roundup 10-31-08

Week Ending October 31st, 2008

Two weeks in a row Des Moines is featured in the media as a great place to live!  On Monday The Today Show featured a segment on the five best real estate markets in the United States.  Des Moines was listed as one of them.  Besides the fact that our unemployment rates are low, we were reported to be a place where “People like each other”!  Well, being an Iowa native, I’ll second that one!

Next week we will elect a new President.  It has been almost two years that candidates have been stomping around our state.  I guess that is the price you pay for being the first in the nation to hold our caucus.  All I can say is…. if they start this early again for the next election… I can’t guarantee I’ll be one of the friendly Iowans….. Just kidding.


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Total Number of Homes For Sale in the Des Moines Area – 5,401
New Listings Taken During the Last 7 Days – 212
Accepted Offers (Pendings) During the Last 7 Days – 76
Homes Closed (Solds) During the Last 7 Days – 100
Average Sale Price of Solds – $169,962
Average Days On Market of Solds – 101
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in the Des Moines area, please feel free to contact me by
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Data Source: Les Sulgrove, RE/MAX Real Estate Group 
Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® MLS.
Des Moines Metropolitan Area defined as: Adel, Altoona,
Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Dallas Center,
Desoto, Granger, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk,
Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, Van Meter ,Waukee,
West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Information on this blog posting is for informational purposes only
and not intended as solicitation if you are already working with a REALTOR®.
There is no obligation or fee for any information on this blog posting.

Les Sulgrove, RE/MAX Real Estate Group

About Les Sulgrove

Les is an Iowa native born in Des Moines and raised in the southwest Iowa town of Bridgewater. He has been a resident of Des Moines since 1982 and has been married to his wife Linda for over 35 years. Together they have 3 grown children, 7 grandchildren and make their home on Des Moines south side. He has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1990 and is Vice President at VIA Group, REALTORS®. Les is the 2011 Past President of the Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS® (DMAAR) and received the award of Salesperson of the Year by DMAAR in 2007 for his involvement and service to the Association. Additionally, he is active at the Iowa Association of REALTORS® and serves on local, state and national committees. He also owns and operates the national technology networking group CyberProfessionals. This group of real estate professionals meets twice annually across the United States to learn from each other and share new marketing ideas with heavy emphasis on current and future technologies and their use in the real estate business. Les’ hobbies include golf, photography and sarcastic humor. He and Linda spend many Saturday mornings from Spring to Fall at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market. He enjoys spoiling his grandchildren at every opportunity.

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