Learn More About Clive

The City of Clive, Iowa is located just next to West Des Moines at the crossroads of interstates 35 and 80. Clive is in a convenient location with access to great amenities on the western edge of metro Des Moines. Clive is known for the beautiful greenbelt bike and walking trail and is focused on continuing to be a desired destination. Clive has been home to five home shows and showcases many great housing developments where our family got their start building custom homes. DP Homes, along with many other Des Moines Home Builders continue to look for new development opportunities in Clive and the west metro, so talk to us today about finding the perfect home site. Here are a few places to

What to expect at closing

A Step-by-Step Guide to Understand the Home Closing Process Closing is the final step in making the purchase, and it tends to be the most exciting, yet confusing, step in the home buying process. Dynasty Partners walks you through what to expect during the closing phase of buying a home: Obtain an estimate of closing costs through your lender. These are the costs that you will pay to close a mortgage loan that are separate from your down payment. They are typically related to lender fees, title fees and escrows for things like taxes. 2. Schedule a final walk through to verify everything in your home is in working order. 3. Know what you are signing. This is the part of the process where

Learn More About West Des Moines

Helpful Links for the City of West Des Moines, Iowa The City of West Des Moines, Iowa is located at the crossroads of interstates 35 and 80 and is part of Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison counties. West Des Moines is one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa. It is the second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the tenth largest city in Iowa. It has been awarded with several accolades including rankings such as #8 nationally for citizens who are most satisfied with their City by Gallup-Healthways and #29 out of 100 leading locations in the United States by Area Development magazine. West Des Moines is home to great shopping, dining, parks and recreations and of cours

How much can you afford?

A Step-by-Step Home Buying Guide for your Iowa Home This is probably one of the most important steps to buying your home. It is critical that you prudently analyze how much you will be able to afford. Creating a budget is the best way to get started. This budget can be used to determine the monthly payment you can comfortably handle and will allow you to feel informed and educated when you begin the home buying process. Follow these tips to help you figure out how much you can afford to spend on a home: Start by tracking your income and expenses in a spreadsheet or one of the various websites available to help with this. Categorize your expenses between fixed and discretionary Figure out

Lean More About Waukee

Waukee, Iowa – A Central Iowa Growing Community The City of Waukee is a dynamic and growing community and over the years has transformed from a small rural town to an active suburb. Waukee still has a small town atmosphere with access to many amenities, including a great school district, park facilities and festivals held throughout the year. Waukee is located within Dallas County, Iowa, which in 2008 was recognized by CNN Money.com as one of the top counties for job growth. Dynasty Partners continues to work on new projects in the western suburbs and would be happy to discuss building your new home in Waukee. Here are a few places to learn more about the community: On Facebook: City of Wa

Considerations When Buying a New Home

A Guide to Deciding When it is the Best Time to Buy It is a question that stumps even the brightest economist and we do not claim to have a crystal ball, but we have gathered our thoughts on why now is a great time to buy. Rates are still at historically low levels with many financing programs available to choose from. In fact, down payment requirements were just recently lowered by the FHA in 2015. The fed has begun its path to increase interest rates and has plans to do so further as the economy continues to perform. For many, home ownership has created significant wealth. As a homeowner you are able to take advantage of generous tax deductions and benefit from the equity you create as

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