Mike Dunne's Blog Posts

Michaels Minute Coming Soon

Hey everyone -I've been working on a project called "Michael's Minute" that will be giving you quick little snapshots every month of some of my favorite encounters, along with tidbits of infoI look

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Come Check Out This Gorgeous Ranch

CHECK OUT THIS GORGEOUS KITCHEN!   CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO LEARN

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NEW CONSTRUCTION OPEN HOUSE ALL WEEKEND

Open house coming Saturday AND Sunday!   961 Pelican DrivePolk City, Iowa 50226Saturday from 11am - 1pmSunday from 1pm - 3pmThat's right, two days to come check out this gorgeous Millie 2

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Open House In Ankeny Under 200k

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3BR 2BA Ranch In Grimes Under 260k

CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW LISTING IN GRIMES!CLICK THE IMAGE TO LEARN

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OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

I'VE GOT TWO OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND!   COME CHASE ME AROUND THE METRO AND SEE THEM BOTH!Click on each image to see more pictures of each!

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OPEN HOUSE ON ALMOST 5 ACRES

Come see me at my open house 9553 Timber Creek Drive in Bondurant Iowa and see what this gorgeous dream home has to offer!Click the drone photo below to see more pictures of the house!

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The Elusive Contact Vs The Grosero Llamar

Grosero Llamarroughly in spanish, that translates to "rude call" or something very similar to it.   I'm still working on my spanish grammar.Cold calling is rough isn't it?  You're

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Brand New Listing In Urbandale

Check out this townhome that I JUST LISTED in Urbandale!Only $204,900 for a Ranch with a walkout finished basement that leads right to a walking trail!  Perfect for the dogs, as it has NO

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Your Competition Thinks Its A Bad Idea

What extra steps are you taking to succeed?My father always says "Your competition isn't....." and thus I stole this title from him.   If you follow him @ikeDunne then you'll probably hear

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Open House January 14th 2018

Come check out the beautiful Andrea II design by Cornerstone homes, in the Warrior Run area of Norwalk!I'll be hosting an open house on January 14th from 1-3, so make sure to come by and see if this

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You Deserve A Realtor Who Has Your Back

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2018 Trend Predictions By Pintrest

No, it's not just a time killer that you download to your phone, hoping and dreaming that you can someday have a MacGyver-esque ability to professionally decorate your house using an egg shell, half

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Now That You Have That Beautiful Kitchen

My wife and I went to a restaurant in West Des Moines before the holiday season came about, and we were super impressed.   But the best thing on the table was the shrimp cevicheNow that

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Not Christmas But Still Winter Decorating

check out these ideas from pintrest to keep your home festive, but not stuck on Christmas through February    https://www.pinterest.com/gracen/post-christmas-winter/

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Pocket Listing 2BR 3BA Ranch Townhome In Urbandale

2 large bedrooms in this ranch townhome12 ft ceilings in the living roomkitchen, laundry and master on first levelBasement is finished and has TONS of storage spacewalkout into small patio that

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Big News For Johnston Iowa

The des moines register posted an article today, covering what most Realtors already knew was coming, plans to grow Johnston and give it more and more to do.  This city already has amazing

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Wednesday Walkaround December 6th

Hey all -As you may have seen I'll be doing a "walk around" in different places every Wednesday.   Because Tuesday walkaround wasn't as catchy, and "after breakfast ambulating" was a

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Blank Park Zoo Has Some New Residents

Always worth going~!https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/11/28/lion-cubs-blank-park-zoo/

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140k In Norwalk 4BR 2BA Split Foyer

I always will post listings here, so without further explanation...........New listing! Check out this adorable home in the heart of Norwalk. Only minutes from Norwalk Elementary and Middle schools,

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You Can Paint If You Want To You Can Leave Your Paint Behind

There is a smooth and calming rhythm to the 80's and late 90's musical selections that does more than just inspire blog titles.Seriously you should listen to more Tears for Fears and tell me you're

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You Turn Me Right Round Baby Right Round

Can you hear the late 80's early 90's rhythm being played on the keyboard?   I hear it naturally when I walk.But i'm not talking about pop music, I'm talking about a trend in new houses,

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Eight Point Five Or Higher

Ahhhh the dream house."Not only did it have X Y and Z, but it had twice the Y we were looking for, and it was far enough under our price point to build a second Z!"That's the unicorn.I'm

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Places To Go Cities To Research

"How are the schools?""What's the crime rate?""Is it a good neighborhood?""Will my kids be safe here?"As a licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa, I get asked these types of questions a lot.  It

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From Bats To Breathtaking

The first house that I want to tell you about was in a tiny little town.   State troopers and county officers take care of the police work type small town.  They don't have a police

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Accent Wall Full Of Worlds To Explore

So I read.And not just my own blogs.There are few things in this world better than being able to detach from the hectic scheduling of day to day life and explore worlds beyond your wildest

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Apple Cider And Moving Time

There are few things better than a slightly chilly night, on your patio, with a hot mug of apple cider.  It's just perfect.With or without rum.Since my wife Kelly is Colombian, it

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Imperfect Perfection Can Be Perfect

One of the things that I find most interesting about people in general, is that they visualize what they want and know what they want, even at a young age.There are many reasons for this, and

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Where Do You Plug In

No, I'm not talking about that half-dead phone in your pocket or your hand.   We plug those in (on average) 2-4 times a day, in a variety of places.  That's a whole different subject. ;

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Cedar Accents Are Standing Out

Today I was driving through the beautiful Polk City, IA, just across the bridge that spans Sailorville Lake.As a Realtor, I enjoy driving through new developments and neighborhoods, watching as

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