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FREE Money for Polk County!

Have you heard about this great financing option in Polk County?

Prairie Meadows and Polk County Housing Trust Fund are working together to offer a down payment assistance program for those purchasing a new construction home. Here’s a quick overview, but please contact Dave Lewis with HomeServices Lending for all of the details:

  • For New Construction Home Loans
  • 1-2 people $70,400 income limit
  • 3+ people $80,500 income limit
  • Home must be in Polk County
  • Up To $15,000 match toward down payment!

Want to see how much you can save?

Fill out this form to get started …

Get Approved Today!

*The loan of up to $15,000 is forgivable on a pro rata basis over ten years. No monthly payments I The funds are limited and subject to eligibility requirements, including a funds matching requirement. Contact HomeServices Lending today or

visit h1tps://www.pchft.org/ for more information.
HomeServices Lending, LLC does not offer loans in all states. Licensed by the Iowa Division of Banking: License Number 2014-0055. Licensed by the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance: License Number NE490683. 2700 Westown Parkway, Suite 345, West Des Moines, IA 50266. ©2020 HomeServices Lending, LLC. All Rights Reserved. NMLS ID# 490683 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/) (02/20)

Support Local During COVID-19 (And Everyday!)

As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and customers remains our top priority. We’re running a tight ship over here at the Greenland Homes office and only leaving when we have to.

To make sure our employees are staying safe, we’re staying in and ordering lunch from local businesses. Supporting local is ALWAYS important and but at times like this, it is VITAL. We want to do what we can to help our fellow business owners.

Give a Recommendation, Get Entered to Win $100

For the next two weeks, we’re ordering lunch from local businesses. We’re looking for more ideas! Comment on our post on Facebook and give us a local recommendation! Starting next week, we will be drawing a name EVERY DAY TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD TO A LOCAL RESTAURANT (Monday – Friday) for the next two weeks (2/23-4/3). You must comment on the Facebook to be entered to win.

And don’t forget to put in your own order! Restaurants and coffee shops are still deliverying excellent service to customers … it just looks a little different now that it’s curb side.

Don’t Rely on “Luck” to Find Your Dream Home

Start with Greenland Homes!

You don’t have to be lucky to find your dream home. That’s why we’re here! We’re building in Ankeny, Altoona, Bondurant, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Norwalk, and Waukee. Plus, we have a new  community coming soon in Huxley!

In March ONLY – Get New Furniture!

There’s new furniture waiting for you at the end of the rainbow, when you buy with Greenland Homes! Write your offer during the month of March and get a $750 Slumberland gift card when you close. This offer includes our American Dream Series, Advantage Series, and Premier Series. Townhomes are excluded (but ask us about how our Townhome Series is saving renters money each month!!!). Talk to listing agent for details. Offer subject to change.

Turn Your Tax Return Into a New Home

Now is the PERFECT time to buy a home and financing is much more affordable than you think … especially when you put your tax return towards it! Did you see Tammy Heckart, Re/Max Concepts and Dave Lewis, HomeServices Lending on the Iowa Live Show? Check it out and you’ll see just how affordable it is …

We’re building in Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Elkhart, Norwalk, Waukee, Grimes, Granger, and soon in Huxley! We’d love to build your dream home this year!

 

No Chill February Special

We’re so excited for you to kick-off the new year in your new home that we literally have NO CHILL and can’t contain our excitement.

That’s why we’re giving away a New Home Gift Card Kit when you write an offer in February.

New Home Gift Card Kit

  • $100 for Casey’s pizza to feed your helpers
  • $250 for Hy-Vee groceries to stock your fridge
  • $500 for Slumberland to upgrade furniture

Talk to a Greenland Homes listing agent to learn more about this offer … and make sure it’s before the end of February!

Agent Spotlight: Bob Cupples

Get to know Bob Cupples in our “5 in 5” blog post where we sit down with our agents and get to know them in 5 minutes with 5 questions …

5 in 5 with Bob Cupples, Re/Max Concepts

1. While searching for homes, which Greenland Homes communities will home buyers find you in?

A. You’ll find me at Wolf Creek in Bondurant. It’s a gorgeous development with a pond and plenty of trees. You’ll see what I mean when you schedule a tour with me!

2. Why did you choose to represent Greenland Homes?

A. I chose to work with Greenland Homes because I believe in the process, the product, and especially the people. From start to finish, they offer a quality product and service.

3. We always ask what your favorite floor plan is – but you have another “favorite” in mind, right?

A. Yes! The show room! It’s awesome. Everything is at your fingertips creating an easy process and a great experience for the buyers. It’s fun to watch the buyers walk through and make decisions for their own home.

4. What else can you tell us about you?

A. I love Iowa and everything I’ve built here, but I absolutely love sun and sand! Nothing better than beach time with my wife, Tina, and daughter, Rylan. We love Mexico.

5. If you had to leave us with an inspirational quote, what would it be?

A. “The only place success comes before Work is in the Dictionary” – Vince Lombardi. I love this quote and take it to heart in my personal life and while serving my clients.

Thanks for sitting down with us, Bob!

Follow Bob on Facebook or give him a call today: 515-681-8871

Community Spotlight: Landing at Oxley Creek in Granger

Don’t be a stranger to Granger!

Landing at Oxley Creek is is a development with easy walkability located in Granger, a community north of Grimes and just 10 minutes from the High Trestle Trail.

  • Prices starting at $179
  • Close to Woodward Granger Elementary
  • Quick commute to Des Moines

We’re building our most popular floor plans in Oxley Creek and have a few homes ready for you to tour TODAY. Call Tammy Heckart, Realtor with RE/MAX CONCEPTS at 515-778-8807 to learn more!

View Greenland Homes listings in Oxley Creek. Don’t delay in contacting us! We’re in different stages of building for each home, but for many of the homes RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to pick out paint colors, features, and talk about upgrades.

Agent Spotlight: Cody Bilyeu

Get to know Cody Bilyeu in our first “5 in 5” themed post where we sit down with our agents and get to know them in 5 minutes with 5 questions …

5 in 5 with Cody Bilyeu, Re/Max Concepts

1. While searching for homes, which Greenland Homes communities will home buyers find you in?

A. You’ll find me in Waukee at Spring Crest and Clayton Estates. Both are in excellent locations – stop out to see me during open houses and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Close to schools, quick to the Interstate. It’s great!

2. Why did you choose to represent Greenland Homes?

A. Simple! I like working for a builder that appreciates what his agents do for them. Top Notch. Honest.

3. Is there a specific Greenland Home floor plan that’s caught your eye? What do you like? 

A. My most favorite feature from one of Greenland’s floor plans (and I’ll make sure to point this out if we’re touring one together!) is the office in the Ironwood Plan. I love attention to detail and the detailed wood work in this office is an example of the craftsmanship that goes into a Greenland Home.

4. Tell us a bit more about yourself. 

A. I’ve been married for ten years this August to my amazing wife and we have 2 kiddos … Collin is 3.5 and our new daughter will be born in February. We’re so excited! We have 2 adorable dogs …  Zoey (American Eskimo/Papillion) & Lola (Mini Austrailian Shepherd) who keep us entertained. And one of the things I really enjoy right now is smoking food on my smoker (the brisket is soooo good).

5. If you had to leave us with an inspirational quote, what would it be? 

A. “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This holds true in life and when building a home (which is why you’ll want to work with me and Greenland Homes!).

Thanks for sitting down with us, Cody! 

Cody is one of the best! And we’re not the only ones who think so, check out this review …

“Cody was always available to answer questions and quick to respond. He advertised the listing and shared with me his progress. He was very professional, friendly and overall excellent to work with. I would definitely recommend Cody to friends and family” – Nick, Ankeny

Local Spotlight: Gong Fu Tea

Come for the Tea, Stay for the Atmosphere

Gong Fu Tea was started by two men who were ready to get out of the corporate world … and out of the coffee world, too. This eventually led to them starting Gong Fu Tea (see the full story here) and I’m glad they did!

When you walk in, you’re greeted with a wall FULL of tea to choose from. As well as an area to view select teas (psst … not all of them look like tea leaves). You can pick up each canister, look it over and smell the tea.

 

There is a catalog of teas you can look through – the staff is so helpful and will tell you how to brew your tea to perfection. For example, you’ll get instructions on the exact temperature and the number of minutes your tea should brew. If your history with tea is to keep a tea bag in hot water until you remember to take it out then this will blow your mind! Steeping your tea to their exact specifications makes a world of difference in flavor!

They have tea pots and tea cups for sale and will show you how to use them. You can browse through their teas on the website, but trust me, it’s much better going in where you can smell and even try a sample of the tea.

Gong Fu Tea is located in the East Village, close the corner of E Grand and E 6th. Let me know if you end up going there! I’d love to know which teas you tried.

 

2020 Color Trends

Classic Blue is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year.

So Many Colors to Choose From!

Everyone is announcing their color trends for 2020 and I’ll admit, I get sucked in each time. I love looking at the gorgeous colors and dreaming of the possibilities in my own home. Pantone always comes out with a color of the year and this year it’s Classic Blue, explaining  …

“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”

Harmonious Hues

Benajmin Moore has a selection of colors they recommend for 2020 as well.

Benjamin Moore calls these colors “harmonious hues” and I couldn’t agree more! I can see these in a living room with plants and natural sunlight shinning in. Which do you like the best?

Natural Elements

Behr also picked out some favorites for 2020. Their choices were inspired by natural elements such as sky, earth, water and plants.

Behr also comments that “Seasonal changes and world exploration also play a role in how we relate to color.” – I love this! It is so true – different parts of the world have different colors painting their landscapes, what a great way to bring those elements and memories into your own home.

Infinite Calmness

Sherwin-Williams says “On the horizon between ocean and evening sky rests a color of infinite calmness” … ok that sounds good to me! We’re all living busy lives – bring on the color of 2020 that invokes calmness. Has anyone used a color this bold before?

If you’re looking to add colors to your home that invoke calmness, peacefulness, and serenity then it looks like these 2020 colors are going to help you out!

Add 2020 Color Trends to Your Home

Here are a few ways you can add these colors to your home. You don’t have to repaint an entire room (or even paint the walls … think about your furniture, too). Comment below if you’re feeling inspired or if you already have any of these colors in your house. I’d love to see a picture of how you incorporated it!

Front Door Colors


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Accent Walls


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Accent Pieces


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