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Summer in Des Moines

Summer in Des Moines

Welcome to Summer in Des Moines! If you're anything like the Home Sweet Des Moines team, you've been dying for a bit of sunshine and fun. We were putting together our own "summer bucket lists" and figured we should share with YOU. This is ...

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Best Coffee Shops: 2024

Best Coffee Shops: 2024

I’m being real here. Without my coffee, I’m pretty useless, as Jessica and Narda will attest. So, I’m always on the lookout for the best coffee dealers (I’m sorry, shops) in the metro and surrounding areas. We also ...

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Finding a Listing Agent

Finding a Listing Agent

If you're looking to sell a home, please know that the market can shift on a dime. In recent years, we've gone from a super-hot seller’s market, to a slowing market, back to a hot seller’s market here in the Des Moines metro and ...

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Finding a Buyer's Agent

Finding a Buyer's Agent

We've seen the housing market change in many parts of the country, challenging both buyers and sellers. For buyers, higher interest rates combined with the home prices that have risen in the past several years mean that the right home still may be ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2024 Q1

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2024 Q1

What’s up with Des Moines real estate? Here in Des Moines and the surrounding areas, we’re definitely seeing signs that the real estate marketis slowing in almost all price ranges. And, for buyers, it’s about time, right? First, ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023

How’d Real Estate Do in 2023? Back in January 2023, we predicted another roller coaster year of real estate here, and the year delivered. Interest rates shifted regularly, some houses sat on the market while others flew off, and a lot of ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q3

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q3

Inventory is coming back! Like most locations around the country, we’ve seen some volatility in the housing market here in Des Moines. And, we finally have a glimmer of good news: available inventory is coming back! Some past market updates ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q2

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q2

Truly, this quarter, I was excited to dig into the recent home sales and try to figure out what was going on. I suspected that we had two different market trends based on price point, and I was incorrect. We have THREE different markets going on....

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q1

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2023 Q1

Finally, real estate is slowing down, just a smidge! If you’ve been looking for a home this spring, you may not feel like real estate has slowed down at all, especially if you want a house priced $300,000 or less. But the real estate market, ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2022

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2022

How was Real Estate in 2022 in Des Moines?  It has been such a rollercoaster ride in the Des Moines real estate market in the past few years. If you need a reminder, check our updates here: 2021 Update.  However, if you’re ...

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Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2021

Des Moines Housing Market Update: 2021

How was Real Estate in 2021 in Des Moines? If you thought 2020 was a crazy real estate year… you may not have buckled up from the insanity that was 2021! We had another record-breaking year of real estate sales here in Des Moines, ...

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