Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Enjoying then and now

Much has changed since the early 1970s. This Altoona couple reminisces about buying the model home on the bare block and many other differences they’ve become accustomed to. Homeowners Billy and Coy Davis moved into their home in June 1972. Both from small towns, they agreed they wanted their own

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Posted August 26, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

The house on the corner

One of the most recognizable houses in Bondurant sits along Grant Street. You’ve driven past it, sat in front of it during the Summerfest parade or maybe turned its’ corner on the way to school. Lucille Vance has called this recognizable Bondurant landmark ‘home’ for the past 45 years. When

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Posted August 26, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

Taking a chance

No one ever told Elena and Bre it would be easy, but they can both agree that it was worth it. It’s a strange thing being best friends. Every little thing the other person does instantly becomes part of your life and schedule. When Elena Al-Bureni and Bre Bridges took

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Home entertainment

The Johnsons are like most families around town: they have busy lives juggling jobs, kids’ schedules, school activities, sporting events and volunteer work. But unlike other families who probably have an entertainment center in their home, the Johnsons have made theirs a center for home entertaining. Mark and Janet moved

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Sharing the love

Can you imagine no longer living with your closest loved one? It’s a challenging feat, but for some older couples it is a reality…but the Johnsons are making it work. Maggie and Mark Johnson have lived in Iowa for as long as they can remember, but they only recently began

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Mixing modern with aged

Most Windsor Heights residents are familiar with Colby brick homes. A large number of these people live in such a home. However, few can say they live in the home that Charles Colby built himself. It’s true, the residence at 1810 74th Street is the house that home builder Charles

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Forever home

Brad and Alyssa Tadlock both grew up in Winterset. They dated in high school and eventually found their way back to each other and married in 2002. After living in Missouri and Minnesota, they decided Winterset was where they wanted to live and purchased their house in the country. “We

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes


The covered patio was not one of the main selling points of the house when Dan and Kirsten Gannon looked at it, “but after living here now it is one of my favorite places,” Kirsten says. Gannons have lived in this house for about two years. “When we moved in

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

To the ’burbs

Nearly 10 years ago, Tom and Licia Petit moved from Beaverdale to Ankeny. They knew they wanted a larger house to raise a family, and it seemed like homebuyers got more home for their money in the suburbs, Licia says.   She and Tom would drive to Ankeny on a

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Connected to the city

“There’s never a boring day in downtown Des Moines.” Whether it’s a special event, the weekend rumble or a Tuesday night, long-time ‘downtowner’ 27-year-old Katti Calvert can’t complain about the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city. It gives her plenty to do. She tells everyone she meets

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