Posted July 22, 2015in Community Featured, Pleasant Hill

Haven at home

Imagine coming home after a trying time at work or a hectic day of running errands to a place that offers a tranquil setting, comfortable surroundings and a front-row seat for watching wildlife. For Dick and Donna Minahan, it’s what they look forward to every day. Since moving to Pleasant

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Posted July 22, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured

A musical world

“Beaverdale is really ripe with creativity, that’s my favorite part about it.” Creativity, smooth tunes and a continuous melody are the key essentials in the day-to-day living of Matt Keogh. The musician and his closest pal and furry roommate Cujo have been fond of Beaverdale since the beginning. “It’s been

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Posted July 22, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

Community focused

It is no secret that Bondurant is on the move, and behind that movement is a large group of dedicated and hard-working individuals that care about the community they live in. The Hagan family is included in that group, leading a trend of young Bondurant residents that are building a

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Posted July 22, 2015in Community Featured, Waukee

A perfect fit

Every day is a new adventure for this Waukee free spirit. This day is not unlike many others as the yogi, meditation guru and health advocate finds her way to her personal in-home studio. Melodic tunes play from a nearby Bluetooth speaker as the calming smell of lavender essential oil

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Grandmother of the neighborhood

Some homeowners are exactly where they are meant to be. Such is the case with Altoona homeowner Shelia Daugherty. In this 1984 white split level is where her heart is, it’s where she hangs her hat, sits on the front step – it’s where she is meant to be. She

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Posted July 15, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Accidental find

Just a month before their first child was born, Jason and Lindsay moved into their current home from the Prairie Glen townhome development, also in Ankeny. “We were just looking at houses to get design ideas,” Jason says. “But we stumbled across this house and couldn’t pass it up.” So

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

Open the door and take a trip

When Joanne Davis opens her front door, you are instantly transported to the South West of America. When Davis first moved to the Grimes, Iowa area, she immediately painted her walls terra cotta and decorated with authentic Western Indian artifacts. When Davis moved back to the Midwest to be closer

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Winterset

1911 four-square

In 2008, Jason Reels was asked to look at a house on the market. The house needed a lot of work and his friend was unsure about purchasing it and wanted his opinion. Ultimately, the friend passed on the house. Reels saw the potential and had a vision. So he

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

A 1934 beauty

A few other homes in Windsor Heights are similar to the home owned by Richard and Nancy Chavannes. Much is similar; however the rooms in their home are slightly larger and include cove ceilings. Having lived here since 1971, they’ve reared their children and now entertain grandchildren here. Richard likes

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Getting creative

She’s a lot like many young 20-somethings living in downtown Des Moines. She sometimes scrapes by to pay rent. She complains about parking. She blames her empty wallet on the bars and restaurants that surround her apartment. But the one thing that sets her apart from some is her love

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