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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 40 – The Olive Tap

Posted at 9:26 pm on May 13, 2021

Another Friday Find takeover by Katey Gambrel, sales manager of the Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team! This week Katey visits The Olive Tap Ankeny to share her favorite shop in Prairie Trail. The Olive Tap is a locally owned franchise specializing in olive oils and balsamic vinegars. With less than 10 stores nationwide, The Olive […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 39 – Elevencherry

Posted at 3:02 pm on April 29, 2021

Today’s Friday Find is with the fabulous Lindsey Mollenhauer at Elevencherry. I have loved following Lindsey on her journey as she took over a 6,000 sq ft warehouse building in the West End artist district of downtown Des Moines. Elevencherry Salon offers an eclectic space filled with unique stylists that are wickedly talented. Training and […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 38 – Storyhouse Bookpub

Posted at 9:30 pm on April 28, 2021

Bringing books and people together. Does anything get cooler than that? I’m so excited to share today’s Friday Find with you! Storyhouse Bookpub is so unique! The owner, Abbey Paxton, describes it as “a bookstore bringing books and people together in Des Moines.” She truly has a vision that brings the entire community together and […]


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Should you appeal your home assessment?

Posted at 10:20 am on April 13, 2021

The question I’m getting on repeat: “Should I appeal my new home assessment?” Every odd year home value assessments are done and they have been on the rise over the last 4 years. This year values went up 7.5% on average throughout Polk County. This is good news showing our strong housing market and increase […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 36 – The Zone of Comfort, Life Balance Center

Posted at 9:11 pm on April 6, 2021

Today’s Friday Find is at The Zone of Comfort, Life Balance Center in Urbandale. Owner LaTonya Shook’s goal is to help to obtain and maintain Balance: Mentally, Physically and Spiritually. She offers a holistic way to improve your health. She offers so much more than just massages, although she is truly gifted as a massage therapist. […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 35 – Eden

Posted at 8:39 pm on April 3, 2021

Who else feels like they need some relaxation or wants to add some self-care to their routine? I highly recommending making a stop at Eden in the East Village for luxurious skin care products, make-up, and lotions, as well as beautiful candles, home goods, and laundry supplies. It’s also where I love to shop for […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 34 – Kathmandu

Posted at 9:57 am on March 3, 2021

You’ve GOT to check out one of my favorite places, Kathmandu Restaurant! This place is a hidden gem, formerly on the south side of Des Moines, and now in Windsor Heights. Serving Nepalese and Indian cuisine, this restaurant offers a delicious menu filled with fresh ingredients and exceptional flavor. The owner and chef, Thakur, and […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 33 – The Slow Down Coffee Co.

Posted at 9:52 am on

This week’s Friday Finds takes us to one of my favorite neighborhoods in Des Moines! You’ve got to head on over to Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhood and visit The Slow Down Coffee Co. This new specialty coffee shop opened in November in the former Highland Park Hardware building, and they’ve kept a lot of the architectural […]


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New Re/Max Precision Urban office, COMING SOON!

Posted at 1:32 pm on February 26, 2021

For more than five years now, I’ve wanted to own my own real estate brokerage. My vision for my own office has been to create the first “neighborhood” real estate office in Des Moines – an office that is connected to its community and immersed in a vibrant neighborhood. I want to create a space […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 32 – Leona Ruby

Posted at 8:39 am on December 23, 2020

Located in the Historic East Village of Downtown Des Moines, Leona Ruby is filled with all the pretties! They carry gorgeous earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, but it doesn’t end there. They offer a variety of accessories including hats, stockings, masks and even adorable mittens! This truly is your one stop shop for gifts for every […]


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