5858 Coachlight Court, West Des Moines

Great Location! This ranch home is conveniently located near Jordan Creek mall with quick access to local businesses. The home is 5 bedroom and 3 1/2 bath with over 4400 sq ft finished. Fine detail in finishes from kitchen to built in tray ceilings, hardwood floors. Open great room with vaulted ceiling. Master suite has large tub, his and her vanity, walk in closet and access to the deck. Finished lower level walkout has family room, wet bar, bedroom bathroom and finished area fitted for a gym.


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1525 Prairie Ridge Drive, Polk City

Located on the famous TCI Golf course, this home is just under 3800 sq ft finished. 5 BR, 4 1/2 bath. From the moment you walk into the large open floor plan, you will notice all the rich custom woodwork and the floor to ceiling stone in the stairwell. If there is someone that loves to cook in your household, you will love the kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, travertine tile backsplash, and large walk in pantry with built in shelving. You can enjoy your breakfast sitting at the large island while watching the wildlife out the back of your home with floor to ceiling windows. Master suite features fireplace, large walk in closet with dual sink, custom tile shower, also travertine. Lower level has 5th bedroom, bath, and large bar area (lower bar appliances included in home). Whole house humidifier, basement surround sound. Home sits on just under 1/2 acre wooded lot. Covered patio to enjoy fall nights out by the fire pit. Close to Saylorville and Big Creek Lake, bike trails and parks.


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Another Strong Year Helps Drowning Homeowners



For the U.S. real estate market, the last decade has been incredibly volatile.


We’ve witnessed a full boom and bust cycle. Prices soared for years, peaking in 2006. However, the price increases were unsustainable, and a bubble formed. When it burst in 2008, the housing market crashed, causing an unprecedented foreclosure crisis.


Since then, the market has made a dramatic recovery. In fact, today’s market is close to being a “normal” market, and for the millions hit hardest by the financial crisis, that is tremendous news.


Last year ended strongly, and strong sales and increasing prices are helping even more homeowners regain equity. According to RealtyTrac, 6.9 million homeowners were seriously underwater (owing at least 25% more than the property is worth) at the end of Q3 2015. That’s down from a peak of around 12.8 in 2012. Nearly half a million of those were lifted from being seriously underwater at the end of last year.[1]


With equity so recovered, many homeowners are taking advantage of their recently gained equity to sell their homes and move-up or move-on from a bad situation. And if you’re thinking of selling, now is a great time.


First, today’s market is still a seller’s market, with demand outpacing inventory in many markets nationwide. This gives you a lot of control as a seller, and it also ensures you can get top dollar for your home.


On the other side of the transaction, mortgage rates remain low, but are expected to increase as the year goes on. That means you’ll be able to afford less home later in the year. So if you’re thinking of selling, start exploring your options to take advantage of these market conditions.

[1] http://www.realtytrac.com/news/realtytrac-reports/q3-2015-u-s-underwater-home-equity-report/