Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Urbandale

Loving the park life

Urbandale’s Greenbelt Circle provides a wonderful escape for its homeowners’ and their back yards. With lush green grass, the bike path winding through small wooded areas, these backyards can perhaps take you to a tranquil state of mind. The birds chirping confirm summer time in Iowa can be the best

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Perry

Outdoor room

People with a yard have a bigger house than they might think. “You know what they say,” said Deb Miller. “Your yard is another room.” She and husband Mark take that saying to heart and spend hours each summer taking care of their yard and making the area a great

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Posted July 01, 2015in Adel, Community Featured

A happy place

In 2007 when Kip and Angie Overton were looking for a house they looked at three houses. “When I walked into this house, I knew it was the one” says Angie. “We had just sold our house on Prairie Street and were ready to move.” The house at 724 South

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Posted July 01, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Not far from home

Most of their friends and people in the grade moved away after high school graduation. The rest decided to stay at home with their families. While Tia Kim and Britney Fellows both love their families, they knew that they had to find some kind of balance to make things work.

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Posted July 01, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Home away from home

We’ve heard it a million times – kids today are never outside. They spend the summer glued to electronic gadgets, perched on top of sofas inside air-conditioned living rooms. It’s not like the Baby Boomers, who were outside from the minute they got out of bed to the second their

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Posted June 24, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Like no other

The year was 1973. Altoona had one stop light. Eagle Ridge and Adventureland Estates were farmland. When homeowners Gary and Sandy Damman bought their 1915 home with wrap-around porch on 4th Street S.E., they were the only young couple on the block with kids. “When I saw the wrap-around porch

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Posted June 24, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

A great start, a great summer

This young couple is enjoying the beauty of Beaverdale as warmer weather greets them. It’s a beautiful summer day. The birds are chirping and the sounds of the season provide a wonderful soundtrack of neighbor children, bikers, and the buzz of nature. So where can you expect to find T.J.

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Posted June 24, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

Comfortable suburbia

Every single successful relationship consists of compromises. Carolyn and Eddie Sprungg can openly admit that they’ve done some compromising in their relationship… but choosing to set up shop in Waukee was anything but a settlement. “Eddie and I met in a community and regional planning course,” admitted Carolyn. “We both

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Posted June 24, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured, Email blast

History firsthand

I cannot tell you how many times I have been told “Go talk to Harry and Deloris.” When it comes to Bondurant residents, they seem to be one of the most popular mainstays of the community. So I did just that, I went and talked to Harry and Deloris Linn.

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Posted June 24, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Custom-built quality

One of the best things about working with a custom home builder is making sure you get those extra features to meet your family’s needs, and the attention to detail that makes it really unique. Yet the biggest advantage of all might be when you can build it yourself. That’s

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