Friday Finds – Hiland Bakery

Posted at 1:48 pm on March 1, 2018

This week’s Friday Find…Hiland Bakery. We are back this week in the shops in the Highland Park Neighborhood for show-stopping baked goods.  When I was growing up, Saturday’s were my favorite day of the week!  My family’s morning ritual was to go to Hiland Bakery to grab a morning treat (vanilla long John, please) and […]


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Golden Oak, No Problem!

Posted at 3:09 pm on February 26, 2018

One of my regular pieces of advice to potential homebuyers when we are out searching for their new home is “don’t sweat the small stuff”.  Of course, there are things that I always say are on the ‘do not compromise list’ – location, neighborhood, schools, etc.  But there are other things that some buyers often […]


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Open Houses Sunday, March 11 from 1-4pm hosted by the Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team

Posted at 1:26 am on February 25, 2018

This weeks open houses will be held on Sunday, February 25th from 1-4pm in our Ironwood South, Pleasant Grove, and Sunrise Pointe developments. Ironwood South is located in Altoona just off 1st Avenue South. Ironwood South has a park, access to bike trails, pond and SE Polk Schools with Clay Elementary.  The tax abatement in Altoona […]


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Home Improvement Projects for the Best Return on Investment

Posted at 12:26 pm on February 12, 2018

Unless you bought a brand new home, it is likely that your home could use some (or a lot of) improvements.  Buying an older home is desirable because it comes with all the character and charm of the era when it was built, whether it be mid-century, Victorian, etc.  But older homes require a lot […]


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February Giveaway

Posted at 2:55 pm on February 2, 2018

We are doing a giveaway this month and it is perfect timing for a Valentines Day treat! (Or let’s be honest… to use any time you want because I would personally love to be at home in sweatpants on Valentines Day!)  Imagine yourself…sitting in a beautiful French bistro, sipping on some of the best red […]


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Open Houses Sunday, February 4th, 2018 presented by the Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team

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This weeks open houses will be held on Sunday, February 4th from 1-4pm in our Ironwood South, Pleasant Grove, and Sunrise Pointe developments. Ironwood South is located in Altoona just off 1st Avenue South. Ironwood South has a park, access to bike trails, pond and SE Polk Schools with Clay Elementary.  The tax abatement in Altoona […]


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Open Houses for Sunday, January 28, 2018

Posted at 9:07 pm on January 25, 2018

This weeks open houses will be held on Sunday, January 28th from 1-4pm in our Sunrise Pointe and Pleasant Grove developments- only 5 completed homes remain! Don’t worry, we have 9 more homes coming soon so be sure to stop by to see how construction is moving along and selected finishes. Next week to you can […]


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Iowa’s First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account

Posted at 3:07 pm on January 22, 2018

Exciting news for first-time homebuyers! In May of 2017 the Iowa Legislature approved into law the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Accounts (FTHSA) and they are now available to take advantage of, as of January 1, 2018.  This account is a great way to help save for that downpayment and for closing costs on your new home […]


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Open Houses Sunday, January 21, 2018

Posted at 2:11 pm on January 18, 2018

This weeks open houses will be held on Sunday, January 18th from 1-4pm in our Sunrise Pointe and Pleasant Grove developments- only 5 completed homes remain! Don’t worry, we have 9 more homes coming soon so be sure to stop by to see how construction is moving along and selected finishes. Pleasant Grove is a new […]


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Open Houses Sunday, January 14, 2018

Posted at 9:36 am on January 14, 2018

This weeks open houses will be held on Sunday, January 14th from 1-4pm in our Sunrise Pointe and Pleasant Grove developments- only 5 completed homes remain! Don’t worry, we have 9 more homes coming soon so be sure to stop by to see how construction is moving along and selected finishes. Pleasant Grove is a new […]


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