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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 19 – JJ Gaffers Glass Blowing Studio

Posted at 11:33 am on June 30, 2020

If you’re looking for a fun and creative experience in Des Moines, you have to check out the JJ Gaffers Glass Blowing Studio. Located at Mainframe Studios on Keo Way, you’ll be amazed by the hand-blown glass art you can create or shop there. JJ Gaffers offers classes for all ages and with such a […]


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Three myths about selling your home you need to know!

Posted at 10:24 pm on June 16, 2020

Whenever anyone mentions that they’re thinking of putting their house up for sale it seems that everyone wants to give their opinions on the subject. Just like when you have a baby.. all of a sudden EVERYBODY becomes an expert and wants to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do! Because of that, a […]


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New Listing: 12706 Valdez Drive, Urbandale

Posted at 1:51 pm on May 28, 2020

New listing: Urbandale home for sale! Looking for Urbandale school district? Don’t miss one of the few 2-story homes in the Urbandale schools for under $300K. This updated two-story is located on a large corner lot with a fenced-in backyard. Enjoy the spacious, open kitchen with new granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space. The […]


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New Listing: 111 10th Street #410, Des Moines, IA

Posted at 10:49 am on

New condo for sale in Des Moines! You’re going to fall in love with this updated downtown condo with an impressive list of updates. The south-facing unit has large windows that flood the space with natural light. Enjoy 12-foot ceilings, newer paint, refinished bamboo floors, updated lighting & fixtures throughout. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with a large […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 18 – Dornink

Posted at 9:57 pm on May 11, 2020

Today’s Friday Find features one of my absolute favorite places in Des Moines’ East Village, Dornink Couture. Dornink is an incredible boutique owned by my good friend, Sarah, and her mom, Faythe, that has been around for almost 15 years. The shop specializes in custom bridal, evening and cocktail gowns but also in amazing (and […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 17 – Red Door Press

Posted at 9:41 pm on May 4, 2020

This Friday Find episode features a magical shop located in Mainframe Studios, The Red Door Press. The Red Door Press is a letterpress print and design shop that’s been around since 2012. One of the things I love most is that this shop is bringing back an art form you just don’t see everywhere anymore. […]


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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

Posted at 7:00 am on April 28, 2020

I’ve had many people ask me since the Covid-19 crisis started “is now really a good time to buy?” My answer. Yes, it really is. Below I will outline in depth why this is my answer, but the short reason- market conditions here in Des Moines are still what make a housing market strong. We […]


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Friday Find, episode 16 – Wildflower

Posted at 3:17 pm on April 27, 2020

For this Friday Find, I want to highlight the coolest floral and event styling studio, Wildflower. Wildflower is not your average floral shop. Its unique and trendy selection plus its uber-talented team make it one of those shops you can’t help but love. Whether you need beautiful, boho floral arrangements or event styling and planning, […]


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Looking to the Future: What the Experts Are Saying about Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Posted at 2:10 pm on April 16, 2020

The Economic Impact of Coronavirus As our lives, our businesses, and the world we live in change day by day, we cannot help but wonder how long this will last and how deep will the impact go. While the human toll may forever change families, the economic impact will rebound with a cycle of downturn […]


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Friday Finds, episode 15 – By Degrees

Posted at 1:33 pm on March 31, 2020

I filmed this special Friday Find a few weeks ago, before schools and everything else had shut down. I’m sharing it today because it highlights a really important program that provides support for students, families and schools in our neighborhoods. And even though school’s not in session now, the By Degrees team is working hard […]


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