DSM Market Update: December 2018


Hi Friends,

It’s December 12th today and I find myself diving into the deep Christmas music (the real oldies). The classic holiday tunes I listened to as a kid seem to have more meaning if they are reserved for a select few days. As the nostalgia kicks in, I’m reminded of all the blessings in my life. I’m grateful to all of my clients and friends who chose to work with me this year and in years past. You really make my business come to life and you are appreciated!

I Peter 3:15 says, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect”. With the greatest respect, I do say that I put my hope in the saving power of Jesus. Have you considered doing the same? You’ll never regret it and what a great time of year to accept His gift of salvation! From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!


Quick Market Update: Listings have slowed down in December as is typical. Interest rates were up to 5% and more but have recently dropped to as low as 4.5% for a 30 year fixed with 20% down. The spring market will likely start early this year as it has the past few years. Here are a couple of resources for up-to-date local market data and analysis.

Zillow Research – October 2018

Des Moines MLS – November 2018

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