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  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:28 PM
    From one urban planner to another, Dennis Reynolds had a message Tuesday for the developers of what is conceived as an urban village in downtown Des Moines: "Think urban." 

  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:46 AM
    The average price of a house sold last month in the state rose 4.1 percent from November 2013, the Iowa Association of Realtors said in a release.  

  • Monday, December 15, 2014 3:00 PM
    Sherman Associates Inc. will seek final approval from the the city of Des Moines Urban Design Review Board on Tuesday for a $30 million, 142-unit market-rate apartment building in the River Point West development.  

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 5:04 PM
    Polk County Housing Trust Fund will receive nearly $800,000 during the current fiscal year to support affordable housing. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:46 PM
    First, Ron DeArmond found himself in the middle of a prime retail redevelopment at Merle Hay Mall, and as a result, he had to look for a new home for Pella Wildlife, his nonprofit organization that teaches children and adults about animals that are native to Iowa.  

  • BY KENT DARR
    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:48 PM

    The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is asking for a $1 million Iowa tourism grant to help bridge a $6 million shortfall in funding for a 50-meter swimming pool at the Wellmark YMCA. 

     
     

  • BY KENT DARR
    Friday, December 05, 2014 11:43 AM
    As time drags on in regard to obtaining a formal purchase agreement for the Riverfront YMCA from a Wisconsin company, a local developer and others are showing interest in purchasing the property. 

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 1:45 PM
    Larry Bradshaw, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, an organization that advocates for people living downtown, has sent a letter to the Des Moines City Council saying that he supports a proposed Hy-Vee Inc. grocery store at Fourth Street and Court Avenue. 

  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 1:40 PM
    With spending on public construction showing a significant rebound, the U.S. Commerce Department said that total U.S. construction spending rose by more than analysts had anticipated in October. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 1:12 PM

    In his recent newsletter, residential real estate veteran Les Sulgrove points out that consumer confidence is on the rise, monthly pending sales of houses are climbing a tad and the number of total home sales are increasing. Then he asks this question: Why haven't sellers figured out that this is the best time for them to have their homes on the market?

     

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:06 AM
    Greater Des Moines house prices rose 3.4 percent October compared with October 2013, real estate research firm CoreLogic Inc. said in a release.  

  • Monday, December 01, 2014 3:43 PM

    Whom do you book to give a keynote speech at a land investment expo after you've hosted the legendary T. Boone Pickens? Why, Donald Trump, of course.

     
     

  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:09 PM
    The Fresh Market Inc., a specialty grocery chain based in North Carolina, is expected to be one of the retail uses planned for an area near 31st Street and Ingersoll Avenue on several properties purchased in recent years by developer Richard Hurd.  

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:18 AM
    The Urbandale City Council took the first steps Tuesday to create new development incentives for a sprawling area that reaches from Douglas Avenue to north of Interstate 35/80. 

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:31 PM
    Greater Des Moines foreclosures dropped in September over the same period last year, real estate analytics firm CoreLogic Inc. said. 


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