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Monthly Archives: June 2023


    By Pennie Carroll | June 30, 2023

    HOME SHOW EXPO 2023 The HomeShowExpo is an annual event that allows local builders to showcase their craftsmanship of homes. The event is put on by the Des Moines Home Builders’ Association. You can find out more about this year’s Expo in Urbandale on the HBA website! Some sources say that newly built homes make... Read More

    What is “Escrow”? And Other Updates

    By Pennie Carroll | June 15, 2023

    CURRENT MARKET UPDATE The Des Moines market continues to trend in the 2,400-2,600 range, which is still on the lower end of balanced, but better than we have seen over the past few years at this time. Additionally, mortgage rates are heading in a good direction. Real Estate activity tends to plateau in June, with... Read More

    What can a Real Estate Agent do for you?

    By Pennie Carroll | June 6, 2023

    AN AGENT’S PERSPECTIVE Real Estate Agents learn to look for items of importance that homebuyers may often overlook, like the state of the roof, what a door not closing properly could mean, and many other things. The longer an agent is in the industry, the more their eyes become trained to look for these things.... Read More

    A Seller’s Market Summer

    By Pennie Carroll | June 1, 2023

    WHAT DOES A SELLER’S MARKET MEAN FOR ME? WHAT IS A SELLER’S MARKET? The market type is determined by looking at the amount of homes available to sell versus how many people are looking to buy a house. Right now, the inventory of homes is less than the amount of people wanting to buy, resulting... Read More