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Pennie and Eric Vanderploeg, Owner of Eagle Homes


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 up almost one-third of total inventory in today’s market.

In fact, as the data shows, newly built homes now make up 31% of the total for-sale inventory. Over the past couple of decades, newly built homes made up an average of only around 13% of total housing inventory from 1983 to 2019.” – Keeping Current Matters

If you are considering buying or selling, but a new home isn’t on your radar, you are cutting down your options by 31%. As far as financing goes, Pennie and Eric (above) talk about how important the lender is in the home-building process. Find a lender who can help you through the slightly different protocols in building versus just buying. You can have your dream home!


Absolutely! Having a trusted Real Estate agent by your side while going through the building process can be a huge asset. They know the area and local builders, and can also help you find a lender to fit your needs. An agent offers expertise on both sides of the equation, and can help you get the best price for your current home, allowing you more freedom to explore new home options.

Contact our office for more information about buying & selling, or building a home with Eagle Homes!

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