Posted April 22, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Earth-friendly home

Having lived in Des Moines, Altoona and Ankeny, this well-traveled couple has found their favorite home. Their 2,580 square foot home with finished basement has all their needs and more. Here since 2004, homeowners Ric and Karen Powell couldn’t be happier with a ranch-style home on the outskirts of Pleasant

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Posted April 22, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Land of the free

Mike and Renee Scheuermann spent a lifetime together turning one simple house into a neighborhood gathering place. Married in September 1984, the couple worked together turning one lot into a three-lot corner showplace. “He always wanted to be an architect,” Renee says of Mike, who passed away last July. But

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Posted April 22, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Content in the country

Until very recently, I lived on the Eastern most edges of Bondurant’s jurisdiction. Passerby would call it a peaceful and quiet country landscape. It was in my teenage years that the area would serve as cover for all the nefarious and mischievous activities that teenagers are apt to partake in.

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Posted April 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Corner lot beauty

Not too many years ago driving past this corner lot would have been just another highway intersection to either turn at or keep driving by. Not the case with visionaries Josh and Amanda Hull. When they drove by and saw a lot for sale, they envisioned their new home here.

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Posted April 22, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

A ZIP code away

Leaving home for the first time can be hard, intimidating and even scary. “It’s kind of like leaving for your first day of school. You’re waiting for the bus, you’re worried that you don’t have everything you need in your backpack. You wonder, will anybody like me? Will I get

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Winterset

Miniature Victorian

When Stephanie Fountas moved home from Tennessee, she needed a house because of her dog. “But I didn’t believe I would ever buy a house in Winterset,” she says. Fountas’ story and a half home had been on the market for two years. While she was at work, her mom

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Windsor Heights

One of a kind

There was a time when 73rd Street was the last paved street in Windsor Heights. West of that was farm land and corn fields. This was about the same time that homeowners Dudley and Claudia Brollier had the opportunity to pick out the colors of their new shag carpet for

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Putting down roots

“Let’s see, if it’s March, 2015, we live in Grimes, Iowa,” says David Juelsgaaard, David and Jane Jueslgaarad have moved 10 times in their 28 year marriage. The Juelsgaarads began their married lives together in Denver, Colorado where they both had jobs. They later moved to Elk Horn, Iowa where

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Posted April 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Comfy cul-de-sac

The Peters family is happy to call Ankeny their home for the past six and a half years. They moved from Templeton, Calif., and enjoy their cul-de-sac, just like on the west coast. “I’m a California native, but Bob is from Cedar Falls, Iowa, and it was always in the

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Hometown values

She’s only been downtown for half of a lease, but to Allie Whyle, Des Moines is already home. “It’s really just a great location.” Tucked minutes away from bars, diners, coffee shops and corporate offices, this young nanny finally achieved her goal of ‘making it’ in the big city. “Okay,

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