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Splendid Acres


Cumming, Iowa: The “Little Town with a Big Heart”


City of Cumming, Iowa A Little Town With A Big Heart Be sure to read the article on Page 16 . . .

PO Box 100 | 649 North 44th Street | Cumming, IA 50061 Phone: 515-981-9214 | Fax: 515-981-4981 | Email: CITY HALL OFFICE HOURS: Monday: 1:00 - 7:00 | Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 - 4:30 | Saturday - Sunday: Closed 2

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2503 250 3W W. 1 10th 0th IIndianola, ndiano ndi diianolla la IA Walkout Brick ranch on golf course. Open floor plan w/ 5 BR, theatre room, office, 3 season porch. Upgrades throughout! $330,000

2303 230 3W W. 1 10th 0th IIndianola, ndianol di la IA 4 Bedroom ranch on golf course. Gourmet kitchen, cherry cabinets, granite countertops, hardwood floors, finished LL. Beautiful views! $298,000

4311 431 1 125t 1 125th 25th 25t h St SSt. t Urb U Urbandale, rband bandal d le IA dale 3 BR 2 story. Huge master BR, finished LL w/ office. Big backyard w/ large deck, patio and playset. Close to Elementary School. $214,500

1529 152 29 260t 2260th 60th 60t h Wi Wint Winterset, i tersett IIA A Beautiful views surround this home! 3 BR brick ranch w/ 3 car garage. Pasture fenced for horses! Dog boarding business w/ 8 indoor and 8 indoor/outdoor runs. $365,000

304 W W. 1 1st stt St SSt. t IIndianola, ndi dianola l IA Brick ranch home w/ 3 BR. Large living room w/ built-ins, mudroom/ laundry room on main floor. LL has finished bonus room. Fenced backyard w/ garden. $139,900

326 Ch Christy rist i ty LLn. n P Pleasant leasantt Hill H Hill, ill IIA A Over 1800 of finish in this 3 BR walkout ranch. Quiet neighborhood, close to bike trails. Huge private backyard. $159,900

5011 501 1 NW NW 8th 8th St St. A Ankeny, nkeny k IA Nearly new Meadowbrook resale 4 BR, open floor plan, large master suite. Close to Saylorville Lake. $185,000

2721 7221 Ri R River iver R Rid Ridge idge Rd R Rd. d D Des es M Moines, oines i IA Move in ready 4 BR home w/ eat in kitchen and huge pantry, partial finish in LL, nicely landscaped, fenced yard. $155,000

6948 Redbud Ct. Pleasant Hill, IA Julie Jean 2 story plan. Large eat in kitchen w/ granite. Den/study on first floor. Open floor plan. Still time to customize this home! $179,900

6936 Redbud Ct. Pleasant Hill, IA Halstad Ranch w/ 3 car garage. Spacious family room, 1st floor laundry, granite countertops. Still time to customize this home! $189,900

3607 163rd 163rd 163 d St. St Urbandale, St Urb band dale l IA 3607 Kimberly ranch w/ open floor plan. Large windows to let sunlight in! Eat in kitchen, mudroom/laundry off of garage. 3 BR. Daylight windows in LL. $184,900

378 78 SS. 84 84th th St St. W West estt D Des es M Moines, oines i IA New William plan. Spacious ranch w/ 3 BR. Granite countertops, tile and laminate flooring. Stainless steel appl. Great location, close to everything! $218,500

5015 NW 8th St. Ankeny, IA Kimberly Ranch plan. Granite countertops, vaulted ceilings. Mudroom off garage entry. Close to Saylorville Lake. $179,900

308 NW Benjamin Dr. Ankeny, IA 1400 sq ft walkout ranch w/ open layout. 3 car garage and covered deck. Lots of upgrades! Easy access to Saylorville Lake. $204,900

1711 1711 SW SW 18th 18th 18 h St. St Ankeny St A Ankeny, k IIA A Prairie Trail 2-story with large family room, eat in kitchen, 3 BR, and first floor laundry. Built in lockers off garage entry. $214,900 Kim Layland | 515-669-4999 |

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3915 147TH STREET, URBANDALE Quality built home on daylight lot with executive features and beautiful fi nishes. Granite, hardwood, tile, executive trim, irrigation, and a great view. Large deck and stylish exterior complete this home now ready to move in! $314,900


110 FOX RUN TRAIL, WAUKEE New Grant plan under construction in Fox Creek Estates! 3 bedroom 2 story with character on a walkout lot. Quality fi nishes and features include cellulose insulation, granite, vaulted living and master, and 9 foot basement walls. Just north of new Waukee YMCA. $219,900

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FOX CREEK ESTATES PLAT 2, WAUKEE 19 14 lots available in growing Waukee neighborhood. Waukee Schools, just past the new YMCA on Warrior Lane, north of Hickman Road. 65’ up to 80’ wide, most all are walkouts. Three homes under construction from $219k or builder lots available at $32,900 - $44,900.

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2420 SE Stone Prairie Dr. Waukee, IA | $209,900 Peoples Company Listing #1710

2 Story Style Setter Plan Total Above Grade Living: 1,631 sq. ft. Artist rendering only. Not actual plan and subject to change without notice. Plans may be shown with optional upgrades.

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Extra clean 3BR split foyer. LL family room. 2+car garage. Large deck. Quiet location. $136,900

Easy to maintain 3BR, 2BA townhome. No association dues. Cheaper than renting! $99,900

Over 2100 SF of finish, 4BR split foyer. Above ground pool. 1200 SF of garage/shop. $159,000

Custom built ranch home in the Legacy. 4BR, 3BA, LL family room. Exceptional condition. $259,900

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3BR, 2BA, well-maintained split level. LL family room with wood-burning fireplace. On quiet cul-de-sac. $169,000

Nice 3BR, 2BA, 1400 SF finish, ranch. Within 2 blocks of Lakewood Marina. Fenced back yard. Great starter home. $119,900

Nearly 3200 SF of finish in this 3 BR 2 BA ranch on 6 ac m/l with 2 car garage, metal building, and gazebo. What a retreat! $224,000

6 ac building lots in the Palisades Equestrian Estates. Bring your builder. Indoor and outdoor arenas. $55,000-65,000 per lot.

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Meadowbrook Builders, LLC is a local custom home builder. Cliff McClure, Dave Casady and Matt McClure (see above) have over 50 years combined experience in construction and real estate in the Des Moines area. Meadowbrook started in 2007 when the three saw a need to provide custom entry level homes. “All of our homes are designed to fit your budget. We build with pride and an eye for the latest techniques and materials that will produce the best possible homes at a price that is right for you. We understand how to create value, through unique floor plans, inviting interiors, and energy efficient designs,” said McClure. Meadowbrook Homes uses an “al a carte” approach to building homes. Buyers can choose a standard home or go completely custom by choosing from wide variety of different selections to make their home uniquely theirs. All Meadowbrook Homes begin with an energy-efficient plan that exceeds five star energy requirements and include features such as low E glass windows, sealed duct work, 92% efficient Lennox furnace & 14 seer AC, power vent hot water heater, fresh air ventilation system and micro controller, R-38 attic insulation, sealed wall penetrations, programmable thermostat and more. A third party energy consultant is hired to inspect and test each home and then certifies the home to meet or exceed the energy five star requirements. “We build a variety of homes - from our standard homes, to our semi-custom where we take an existing house plan and modify it for a specific family in mind creating the highest and best use of space and features for their life style,” said McClure.

“Working with Kim and Meadowbrook has been a very good experience. I think it is safe to say that Kim and Meadowbrook genuinely care about the PEOPLE they are helping. It is more than helping someone buy a house it is helping them find a HOME. I will refer everyone I know looking to buy or build to Kim and Meadowbrook!”

“We also do completely custom homes where a buyer can request everything inside and out including universal designs and features, handicap accessibility including adding an elevator or such items as walk out lower levels and a four car garage.” Interior features vary but they can expect a generous floor covering, light fi xture and trim allowance and a variety of kitchen cabinet options and more. REALTOR® Kim Layland is an agent for Meadowbrook Homes. With over 25 years of real estate and customer service experience, Layland’s main focus is new construction. She comes from a construction background which is why she was excited to form a partnership with Meadowbrook. Article continued on page 21

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Contact: J.A. Hinke & Company 1011 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265 515-223-3001

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717 Kitterman Circle, Norwalk Why rent? 2 bedroom townhome with no association dues! Heated tile floors in the kitchen and bath, upgraded carpet, all appliances included, 2 car attached garage with epoxy floor coating and attic storage located on a cul-de-sac. $114,000. Contact Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.

317 Hawthorne Drive, Norwalk Beautiful open 4 bedroom home in the Legacy. Featuring a wonderful unique floor plan with all bedrooms on the second floor, interior upgrades and professional landscaping. New price at $259,900. Contact Galen Veen at 515-669-5531.

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6491 G24 Highway, Norwalk Norwalk acreage on pavement! Walkout ranch with finished attic includes 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, attached shop, large breezeway connecting a 2.5 car garage, 30x50 building with concrete floor, electric and water. $234,900. Contact Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.

2336 Lexington Drive, Norwalk 755 Glendale Drive, Waukee Urban-style Reilly resale in the Brownstones Immaculate 4-level split with 3 bedrooms, at the Legacy. 1627 SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 3 baths, finished basement with egress baths, granite counter tops, geothermal window that could be a 4th bedroom heating/cooling and a 2 car attached garage. and all appliances included. $169,900. $129,900. Contact Pam Johnson at 771-6340. Contact Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.

Legacy Pointe Townhome Lots, Norwalk Several lots are still available in this Legacy area development just off Beardsley Street featuring detached townhomes. All remaining lots are priced at $29,900. Contact Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675. Development Land, Norwalk 2.83 acres in Norwalk’s Legacy area available for development. Utilities in place. $75,000. Contact Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.



Engaging Charm! Dare to Compare! 2940 SW Meadow Ridge Dr. Ankeny 714 28th St SE, Altoona 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath w/ over 2100 sq ft finished. Vaulted Creative Building Ventures 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Full Great Room, Designated Office Space, Two Family of Amenities including Granite, Stainless Appliances, Rooms, Main Floor Laundry, 3rd Stall Parking Pad, Fncd Mudroom, Master Suite & Daylight Lower Level. Close to & Landscaped Yard! Incredible Buy! $177,000 New Schools & Parks! $189,900

Dream Ranch! 1407 SW 41st Ct, Ankeny Style, Comfort, & Ease. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Newly designed 1556 sq ft Ranch by the Willmington Group. Vaulted Great Room, Open Kitchen, Spacious Master, Fncd Rear Yrd, 24 ft Deep Garage! $197,000

Look No Further! Capitalize on the Extras! 1411 SW 41st Ct, Ankeny 1708 SE Snowberry Cir, Ankeny Comfort Centered 4 Bedroom by the Willmington Creative Building Ventures Fresh New Design & Group will Exceed your Expectations! Great Room w/ Enticing Amenities are sure to please. From the Crisp Frplc, Spacious Ktchn w/ Island, Granite, & Pantry. Interior to the .36 Acre Yard, 3 Car Tandem Garage and Enormous Bedrooms, Sunny 2nd Floor Laundry, Daylight 7.5 Acre Park complete w/ Stock Ponds & Lower Level, Fncd Rear Yard, 3 Car Garage! $209,000 Walking Paths! $219,900

Designer Story and a Half! 1331 Anchor Away Dr, Polk City Located in the Heart of Recreation Country, Custom Flourishes Abound! Soaring Great Room, Open Ktchn w/ Cherry Cabinets, Travertine Tile, & Granite, Master Retreat w/ Spa Like Bath. Scenic Views from Every room & Your Extended Outdoor Living Area! $262,000

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Beautiful wooded lots in Des Moines’ prestigious South of Grand neighborhood. If you are looking to build South of Grand, this is where you must be. Near grocery store, Grays Lake, downtown, Roosevelt High School, DMU and easy access to freeway. Prime location for anyone working on Ingersoll or in Downtown Des Moines. Custom built homes by Kaufman Construction in South of Grand Estates. Lots starting at $135,000 or call for a quote for a custom built home through Kaufman Construction.


KAUFMAN CONSTRUCTION At Kaufman Construction QUALITY is our promise. Craftsmanship, Professionalism, Experience and Integrity insure that QUALITY is delivered as promised. Kaufman Construction has been a premier designer and builder of unique, quality, new homes, as well as remodeling projects, for twelve years. Kaufman Construction was formed around a passion for homes that embody the spirit of the homeowner. Our main goal is to create spaces that grow richer with age... meaning that each day you spend in your Kaufman Construction-designed and built home, the more you’ll appreciate the foresight and careful detail of the craftsmen who created it. We want to ensure that your home ages gracefully and remains a strong source of pride. If you’re looking to build a new home, remodel one room, restore or add on to an older home, or even completely change the style of an existing house, Kaufman Construction can provide you the quality design and construction you desire. As well as the excellent customer service you deserve.

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Auction #2: Des Moines 1325 Washington Ave.

Auction #3: Des Moines 3314 E 7th St.

Auction #4: Des Moines 1327 6th Ave.

Auction #5: Des Moines 1535 22nd St.

Auction #6: Des Moines 808 SE 10th St.

Auction #7: Des Moines 1837 Walker St.

Auction #8: Des Moines 1227 E 36th St.

Auction #9: Des Moines 811 E Watrous Ave.

Auction #10: Des Moines 910 E 17th Ct.

Auction #11: Des Moines 1548 23rd St.

Auction #12: Des Moines 2113 Mondamin Ave.

Auction #13: 1710 7th St.

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Auction #14: Des Moines 1852 E Park Ave.

Auction #15: Des Moines 2412 SW 9th St.

Auction #16: Des Moines 3408 Amhearst St.

Auction #17: Des Moines 3422 57th St.

Auction #18: Des Moines 1813 22nd St.

Auction #19: Des Moines 1184 14th St.

Auction #20: Des Moines 4006 SW 5th St.

Auction #22: Des Moines 1115 19th St.

Auction #23: Des Moines 801 Shaw St.

More information coming soon. Call for Bidder Packet. Auction #21: Des Moines 1605 Elder Ln.


Auction #1: Des Moines 1049 Cummins Pkwy. 515-222-4847 • 1300 50th St. Suite 106 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 12


Auction #24: Des Moines 1013 Enos Ave.

Auction #25: Des Moines 2248 Des Moines St.

Auction #26: Des Moines 3018 Bowdoin St.

Auction #27: Des Moines 3011 5th Ave.

Auction #28: Des Moines 1101 Filmore St.

Auction #29: Des Moines 2051 Maple St.

Auction #30: Des Moines 1107 Filmore St.

Auction #31: Des Moines 1774 Lyon St.

Auction #32: Des Moines 1029 E 7th St.

Auction #33: Des Moines 1027 Pennsylvania Ave.

Auction #34: Des Moines 1300 Hickman Rd.

Auction #35: Des Moines 218 Forest Ave.

Auction #36: Des Moines 3200 Bowdoin St.

Auction #37: Des Moines 2838 Raccoon St.

Auction #38: Mitchellvile 308 2nd St. NW

AUCTION TERMS Seller: Aeon Financial LLC Auctioneer: Jim Curran Registration: All bidders must fi ll out the auction registration form providing, name, address, telephone number and valid identifi cation prior to the auction. To obtain a buyer number, buyer must show proof of earnest money to auctioneer as well as letter of credit from lender. Conditions: This sale is subject to all easements, covenants, and restrictions of record. All property is sold on an “As is – Where is” basis with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, made by the Auctioneer or Seller. Inspections: Buyer acknowledges they are purchasing the property on an “As is–Where is” basis. Any inspections should be completed prior to the auction. The property is sold in the condition presented. Any inspections, including but not limited to, termite, building, mechanical, plumbing, environmental, cosmetic, or structural inspection is waived by the Buyer. No repairs or corrections will be made by the Seller. Seller Disclosure: By bidding, bidder acknowledges they have received and read a copy of the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement and Lead Based Paint Document. Winning bidder agrees to sign these documents upon completion of auction. Earnest Payment: A 5% earnest money payment is required on the day of the auction. The earnest payment may be paid in cash or check form. All funds will be held in the Seller’s Attorney’s Trust Account and will be applied to the purchase price. The earnest money is non-refundable. Buyers Financing: This sale is not contingent on Buyers fi nancing. Bidders shall provide proof of fi nancing prior to receiving bidder number. Contract and Title: Immediately upon conclusion of the auction the high bidders will enter into a real

estate sales contract and deposit the required earnest payment. A copy of the real estate contract is available to review prior to the auction. Taxes & Special Assessments: All regular and special assessments taxes for the fi scal year in which possession is given (due and payable in the following fi scal year) are to be prorated at the time of closing. All subsequent taxes and special assessments are to be paid by Buyer. Included Property: All items of personal property in premises Excluded Property: None Closing & Possession: The projected closing date is on or about May 18, 2011. The balance of the purchase price will be payable at closing by cash, a guaranteed check or by wire transfer. Possession will be granted @ closing. Closing Costs: Seller shall be responsible for expenses customarily paid by Seller and Buyer shall be responsible for expenses customarily paid by Buyer. Buyer and Seller agree to split any escrow fee charged by closer and/or Seller’s agent. The following items will not be paid by Seller at closing: surveys, conveyance or transfer fees, home inspection and wood destroying organism inspection, title insurance policies, lender fees and attorney’s fees. Announcements: Property information provided herein was obtained from sources deemed reliable, but the Auctioneer, Sellers agent and Seller make no guarantees as to its accuracy. All prospective bidders are urged to fully inspect the property, its condition and to rely on their own conclusions. All sketches, dimensions, and acreage fi gures in this information are approximately or “more or less” (m/l). Any announcements made auction day by the auctioneer will take precedence over any previous material or oral statements. Bidding increments are solely at the discretion of the Auctioneer. No absentee or telephone bids will be accepted at the auction without prior approval of the Auctioneer. All decisions of the Auctioneer are fi nal. Agency: Peoples Company and its representatives are agents of the Seller. Winning bidder acknowledges that they are representing themselves in completing the auction sales transaction.

More information including auction location, date, and time coming soon. Call for Bidder Packet. Randy Murphy: 515-669-9332 • Bob Darr: 515-707-9244 • 13

Megan Hill, REALTOR® Email: Website: Cell: 515.290.8269 Office: 515.224.4002 Fax: 515.224.4452




282 NW Georgetown Blvd

2 BR/2 BA 2 story townhome with finished basement. $95,000

4134 52nd St

3 BR/2 BA - Clean, Immaculate home, newer mechanicals, windows and more. $134,900

811 Burr Oaks Dr

2 BR/3 BA - Spacious, open layout in Gated Glen Oaks Community. $133,500

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3013 Fox Run

3 BR/3 BA townhome in wooded Southern Hills, complete remodel! $185,000

4415 163rd St

1238 Glen Oaks Dr

4 BR/3 BA - Spacious 2 Sty Walkout w/ lots of features. $309,900

8601 Westown Pkwy

2406 30th St

2 BR/2 BA - Updated Beaverdale Brick, maintains character and charm. $109,900

2 BR/3 BA - Open layout, spacious rooms. $115,000

600 53rd St

3 BR/3 BA - Move-in Ready, Finished Lower Level Walkout. $189,900

1406 47th St

2 BR/3 BA - Executive Ranch Town Home, Gated Glen Oaks Community. $379,900

2 BR/1 BA - Recently updated, over 1500 Sq Ft Finished. $130,000



2005 37th St

2 BR/1 BA - Beaverdale Bungalow w/ Gorgeous Hardwoods and Trim. $122,500

1249 41st St

3 BR/2 BA - Inviting 2 Story PLUS home, newly remodeled. $193,900

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4225 69th St

3 BR/ 2 BA – Great location, Hardwoods and Lower Level Walkout! $142,000


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The Sign of Integrity OFFICE SPACE FOR SALE OR LEASE 5415 88th St. Suites A & B, Johnston Listed at $249,900 Affordable Johnston office condo for sale. Convenient location just north of I-80 and blocks from 86th Street. 1,923 square feet with quality finishes in an all brick building. Private entrance and flexible floor plan. Lease terms negotiable.

3301 106th Circle, Urbandale Listed at $830,000/Lease Negotiable Over 8000 square feet finished, 5,276 main level and +/- 3000 lower level. Solid walkout brick building built in 2001. High quality finishes. Corner lot backing to a private wooded creek. 11 private offices on main and large open area, full kitchen with access to huge deck. Lower level garage door to unfinished area.

3600, 3700, and 3800 Beisser Drive, Grimes Land From $175,000 or $1.2 Mil For All Three properties, will divide. Great location just north of I-35/I-80 off of Highway 141 in south Grimes, across from Beisser Lumber. Multiple owner/occupier opportunities. Parcel A: $175,000. Parcel B: $725,000. Parcel C: $360,000.

1720 28th Street, West Des Moines $965,000 Sale/From $1200/mo Gross Lease Affordable West Des Moines office space. Convenient location just north of I-235. 10,380 foot building. Space for lease or great owner/occupier or investment opportunity. All brick building with private entrances and ample parking.

Eric Grubb, CCIM, ALC 10888 Hickman Road, Suite 3B Clive Iowa 50325 Phone: 515.334.3345 Mobile: 515.975.7441

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The ‘Little Town With a Big Heart’ Cumming, Iowa, the “Little Town with a Big Heart”, is thinking big. The city has announced their new comprehensive plan for development and infrastructure improvements to get the city ready for major development. “Our comprehensive planning this coming year will set in motion 10 years of growth and create a magnificent small town unlike any in the state of Iowa,” said architect and urban planner William J. Ludwig. “Cumming will establish a lifestyle that families are so longing for.” Ludwig has led town planning and land development in metropolitan Des Moines for over 30 years. He has master planned developments such as Green Meadows and Birchwood Crossing in Johnston, Copper Creek and Edgewater in Pleasant Hill and many West Des Moines developments including West Lakes and Glen Oaks. His “action planning” in Johnston, Waukee’s Alice’s Road and Ankeny’s Prairie Trail have guided longrange growth in Des Moines and he is continuing the tradition in Cumming. “What we are doing today and in the next three months in Cumming will influence a surge in development spring 2012,” said Ludwig.

According to Shelley, phase one includes developing sewer systems on the northeast side of town and across G14 and phase two and three will bring new systems to the old, original town to Interstate 35.

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The town will also include a new town center on the south side of G14 but the main focus is residential development.

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“With all the jobs so close in West Des Moines,” said Shelley. “Cumming will be a great commuter town.”


Already, many businesses have taken advantage of Cumming’s high quality of life by relocating to the area. The Chicago and Western Railroad’s old tracks were converted into one of the finest paved bike trails in Iowa - The Great Western/Bill Riley Bike Trail and a number of housing developments have been built, both spurring the growth of the community.


The City of Cumming, Iowa was formally established October 26, 1888 and the original survey consisted of two blocks, containing 24 lots. But by 1893, the Town of Cumming consisted of fourteen blocks and 125 lots.


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Cumming is a perfect small town but just five minutes away from the largest shopping district in Iowa and over 60,000 jobs. Also, Cumming has a natural rolling topography and a new I-35 Interchange under construction.

The past quarter century has seen a wide variety of changes but rather than fade away, Cumming has seen a revitalization as the Des Moines Metropolitan region has grown.

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Waukee Cumming Granger Bondurant Johnston Pleasant Hill Ankeny Grimes Polk City Runnells Altoona Urbandale

Percentage change from 2000

13,790 13,374 2,123 577 351 1,244 1,377 3,860 17,278 1,947



By 1908, the town had grown to include two general stores, three churches, a bank, a physician/drug store, one blacksmith, a barber shop, harness shop, feed mill, meat market, ice house, hardware/implement store, lumberyard and post office. There were approximately 20 -30 families in the town itself with numerous farmers supporting the local businesses.

Waukee North Liberty Fairfax Shueyville Cumming Granger Peosta Bondurant Johnston Tiffin

2010 population

2010 population

169.0% 149.2% 138.8% 130.8% 116.7% 113.4% 111.5% 109.1% 99.8% 99.7%

Percentage change from 2000

13,790 351 1,244 3,860 17,278 8,785 45,582 8,246 3,418 507 14,541 39,463

Source: U.S. Census Bureau estimates

Cumming’s growth statistics are eye-popping - it is fifth in Iowa and second in the Metro for growth. The huge growth of Cumming and its proximity to West Des Moines prompted this residential development push. “We started with town meetings to get the community involved,” said fourth-year Cumming councilmember Skip Shelley. “Everyone was very excited and supportive but they wanted to make sure it was all done at a pace the town could handle. We wanted to do the developing in a controlled manner and still maintain our identity.” In order to not lose Cumming to West Des Moines, the town has started phase one of construction which includes developing new sewer systems and using the systems as an annexation tool and “bargaining chip” for landowners.

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CONTACT INFORMATION: William J. Ludwig and Associates, Ltd. 1444 NW 124th Court Des Moines, Iowa 50325 515-273-1111

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Listing #1626 Stone Prairie: Plat 1

One of Waukee’s newest plats located across from new middle school and close to Waukee High School and other amenities. Located on LA Grant just off of University. Contact Steve Bruere for lot sales, or 515-240-7500.



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Scan this COVENANTS QR code Ranch: 1,100 sq ft with your 1-1/2-Story: 1,300 sq ft smart phone for more info 2-Story: 1,300 sq ft DIRECTIONS West on University in Waukee. South on LA Grant Parkway. Development sits across from school on west side of road.

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

Landowner Joann McDonald (MJM Trust) has combined efforts with Dorrance Brezina and Developers Realty Group to develop Splendid Acres - Warren County’s 80 acre premier residential area. Splendid Acres lies just seven miles south of Highway 92 on the paved R-57 and adjacent to Warren County Conservation District land. There are over 20 lots for sale each with two to four acres. Splendid Acres also features two ponds, wooded areas with wildlife habitat and great views. A ranch-style home at Splendid Acres is a minimum of 1500 square feet and 2000 square feet for a two-story home. Walkouts are available, outbuildings are welcome and each home has at least a two-car garage. The homes are part of the Indianola school district and on the bus route. “Splendid Acres is a village-type development that gives people modern benefits like roadways, schools and water,” Dorrance Brezina said. “But in two to three acre parcels where there is a strong sense of community along with a strong sense of space.” Lots can be combined for multi-purpose uses up to ten acres and with a robust spring market just around the corner they are offering huge price reductions. “We have already been seeing a lot of sales and expansion but we want to encourage building and developing rural Warren County even more to stimulate the market and bring activity level up with this huge spring lot price special,” said Brezina.

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Developers Realty Group 3227 111th Street Urbandale, IA 50322 Preferred Contact: 515-778-0787 Offi ce: 515-278-2741 Fax: 515-278-2741









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4415 163rd Street $309,900 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2863 sq. ft. Spacious two-story walkout with lots of features. Open kitchen with granite countertops and maple cabinetry. Huge master suite. Open floor plan with gorgeous Brazilian cherry hardwood floors.

2503 W. 10th $330,000 Walkout brick ranch on golf course. Open floor plan with 5 bedrooms, theatre room, office, 3 season porch. Upgrades throughout!

3915 147th Street $314,900 Quality built home on daylight lot with executive features and beautiful finishes. Granite, hardwood, tile, striking trim and paint, and vaulted master. Large deck and stylish exterior complete this home now ready to move in!

Megan Hill, REALTOR® 515-290-8269

Kim Layland, REALTOR® 515-669-4999

Jen Stanbrough 515-371-4814




2924 Peru Road $290,000 Custom built, 3 bedroom home surrounded by hardwood timber and native grasses. Sunken formal living room with fireplace. Kitchen includes all appliances. Large deck and 3-season porch. Total acreage is 13.13 acres with 30’x40’ steel building on property.

1708 SE Snowberry Circle $219,900 Creative building ventures fresh new design and enticing amenities are sure to please. From the crisp interior to the .36 acre yard, 3 car tandem garage and 7.5 acre park complete with stock ponds and walking paths!

1110 Mallard Bay Court 2065 sq. ft. on 0.27 acres. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, formal living and dining room. High quality water softener, fenced backyard, egress window in lower level and a 3 car garage.

Terry Pauling 515-249-9192

Tracey Nygren 515-669-4010

Team Roberts 515-770-7749



Selling your home yourself? • At just $75/listing, an affordable Acquire classified can pay off in a big way. 2670 Lexington $259,900 Custom built ranch home in the Legacy. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, lower level family room with walkout to patio. Exceptional condition. Open House: Sunday, 3/27, 1-4 pm.

317 Hawthorne Drive $259,900 Beautiful open 4 bedroom home in the Legacy. Featuring a wonderful unique floor plan with all bedrooms on the second floor, interior upgrades and professional landscaping.

John and Debbie Marmon 515-490-9002

Galen Veen 515-669-5531



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“Customer relations are very important to me and, in general, I like working with people,” said Layland. “I am industrious and like devising an approach to help owners get their existing house sold and then enjoy the challenge of finding just the perfect location for them to call home.”

“Kim came highly recommended to us when it came time to sell our home. She was easy to work with and really knew a lot about real estate.” - Jeremy, Urbandale

Most of Layland’s clients come from referrals because of the fact she is so customer-oriented which is something that she has carried over to her work with Meadowbrook. “The home buying and building process can be daunting and I want to make the experience as enjoyable and exciting as possible,” said Layland. Layland is also a firm believer in continuing professional development. She is involved in the Home Builders Association as well as Professional Women in Building. Layland is also part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Iowa Association of Realtors (IAR) and Des Moines Area Association of Realtors (DMAAR). “I take as many classes as possible because real estate is an ever-changing business and I want to keep in tune with the market and to be helpful to the buyer so I make education an important priority as part of my business,” said Layland. Her voraciousness for education has lead her to obtain a CRS (Certified Residential Specialist Designee), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute Designee) and a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) which makes her able to deal with short sales and foreclosures. And recently, Layland obtained her CSP (Certified new homes Sales Professional) and CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Professional) I and II.

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This home is available now! It is located in Norwalk, and has many extras such as granite, a covered deck, barrel ceiling, and a fireplace in the dining area. A beautiful home to create your family’s memories in. All these extras and a quality built home. $244,900

Over 1900 finished sq. ft. in this 4 bedroom 3 bath two story home. Features include a formal dining room, spacious kitchen w/ granite countertops and large pantry, 2nd floor laundry, arched doorways, large master bedroom w/private bath and large walk-in closet. This home is 5 star energy rated. $244,900

4110 138TH ST, URBANDALE HOME WITH A HEART Proceeds from this home will be donated to Variety - The Children’s Charity

MIKE INMAN 515.975.6800

< FOR SALE! We’ve got walls! Our awesome Home with a Heart is coming up out of the ground! The roof trusses are being placed right now and the interior rooms are starting to appear. Elite opportunity to own this 2011 “Home With a Heart” and make a difference in the lives of the children of Central Iowa. Outstanding home builder, KDC, with a grand history of supporting charities worldwide, is now partnering with Variety-the Children’s Charity, as proceeds from this home will be donated to Variety. On September 26th, we celebrated the kickoff of this wonderful project with a groundbreaking ceremony and bike giveaway. This 3,000+sf Home with a Heart ranch, is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage home. It is the last remaining neighborhood to be built on in the Urbandale school district. Highlights include arches throughout, maple cabinetry, rounded corners, custom built-ins, open staircase, 9’ ceilings up and down, and a finished lower level, including a theater room. $379,900

TRAVIS MOULTON 515.494.1066

23 Featured Listing: 28317 330th Way, Adel • Dallas County

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3 parcels - 160 acres total, high CSRs Homestead 20 acres, 3 bedroom (parcel A) HUGE Morton building Grain bins leased for additional income Future western bypass interchange

K PROPERTIES • 140 acres • Wooded, plus crop ground with high CSRs • Bought all, or in part


Just Listed! • 80 acres • Chariton, IA • CRP income • Anxious seller • Rustic cabin w/pond • Great hunting/fishing retreat area


Development Sites For Sale

Price Reduced: $129,900 • Panoramic views • 3 Lots already platted (Ruble Acres), all with paved highway frontage • 24 acres includes 8 ac. hay ground, 8 ac. timber, 8 ac. pasture with pond • 30 x 40 steel building • Strong fence, corrals, bedding area, 2nd bedding barn with concrete floor. • South of Indianola



315 5th St, West Des Moines


Special bank financing Successful development sites 50% sold out Sold as a wholesale package One of a kind opportunity for investor builder group

7421 Hickory Ln, Urbandale

9529 Lincoln Ave, Clive

New Listing!

Just Listed!

• $269,500 • Two Story • Johnston School District • 4 Bedrooms, Possible 5 • 4 Bathrooms • Park-like backyard

• $315,000 • Backs to greenbelt • Contemporary flair, vaulted ceilings • 4 Bedrooms • Screened In Porch • Plus, first floor in home office

• Historic Valley Junction • Potential to have 2 or more rental units • 2 units total 6,785 sq. ft. • New roof • Remodeled in 2003 • Parking lot included • Could be excellent restaurant location • Rear alley and dock doors • Good office space • $595,000 VACANT


Call Dorrance Brezina 515-778-0787 or Lori Brezina 515-278-2741 •

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