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Featured Floor Plan: Jefferson

You get only the best with Greenland Homes! The Jefferson floor plan is part of our American Dream Series. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Plus, you can rest easy with the peace of mind knowing that you have a 2 Year Builder Warranty on your beautiful new home.

Designed for Busy Families

You’re going to love the convenient drop zone from the garage that is designed to create a landing spot for ALL things. Shoes, bags, coats, you name it!  A spacious, light kitchen with attached  dinning room will be a favorite gathering place for the entire family.

Open Space for a Growing Family

This centralized, beautiful space is where you and your family can relax and enjoy day and night. Large windows allow plenty of natural light and the clean, electric fireplace will make the evenings so cozy.

Ceiling Fans add comfort and energy efficiency and are included in all bedrooms & the great room.

Spacious Bedrooms

3 spacious bedrooms sit upstairs and the master bedroom has it’s own private bath along with a walk-in closet.

 

Let us know if you’d like to tour the Jefferson floor plan in person! Call or text Tammy Heckart from Re/Max Concepts at 515-788-8807.

 

 

Fun Front Door Décor for October

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Welcome, Witches!

We’re loving these cute ideas for Halloween that we found on Pinterest! Are you following us on Pinterest? If not, let’s connect!

Re-Purpose Flower Pots From Summer

We love these Halloween Topsy Turvy Pots from The Keeper of Cheerios, LLC.

 

Trick or Treat Sign

Such a cute sign to get us in the mood for trick or treating!

Set Your Treats Out Front

Make your own DIY candy corn and greet your guests with delicious treats! Source: Meganplusfive.com

Get Spooky

Another sign for your front door. We love the cute spiders on this spooky sign from on Etsy.

 

Psst … don’t forget about these free downloads for Halloween, too.

Check out all of our Halloween décor finds here.

More Options at Spring Crest in Waukee

Automatic Upgrades

Most homes from our American Dream Series in Spring Crest come with automatic upgrades, which include:

  • Exterior Stone
  • Kitchen Backsplash
  • Painted Kitchen Cabinets
  • Electric Fireplace

Pick Your Lot & Floor Plan

Floor plans from the American Dream Series and the Advantage Series allow you to choose between 3- or 4-bedroom homes and 2- or 3- car garages. Plus, we even have a few daylight lots, adding more natural light to each level of your home!

We encourage all homebuyers to be involved in the building process. Start the process early so you can pick out finishes and upgrades in flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and fireplaces. You have many options, let’s start looking at them today!

View lots and floor plans today.

About this Location in Waukee

To find Spring Crest, you will need to take Hickman Road west to Ashworth Drive. turn south on 10th Street, and then west on Spruce Street to the homes.

Spring Crest residents will enjoy their quick drive to Waukee Elementary School and access to Ashworth Drive and Highway 6 for an easy commute. Waukee also provides residents access to bike trails, farmers markets, community events, and more.

 

2020 Charity Home Contractor Spotlight: MacArthur Co.

Thank you, MacArthur Co.!

We are so thankful for businesses, like MacArthur Co., in our community stepping in to make sure our charity home raises maximum dollars for such important causes that support our community. We will be donating the greater share of the sale profit to Children’s Cancer Connection and the remainder to CASA and the Animal Rescue League.

Read more about the 2020 Charity Home here.

Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa and was founded in 1988 to connect families facing childhood cancer across the state of Iowa. They strive to connect pediatric cancer patients and their families, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. They support the entire family through the entire journey by providing programs at next-to-no cost, including hospital- and clinic-based programs, camps and retreats, support services and outings, as well as scholarship opportunities.

2020 Charity Home Contractor Spotlight: Centurion Stone

Thank you, Centurion Stone!

Centurion Stone is providing their same quality services for a discounted price for the 2020 Charity Home. We are so thankful for businesses in our community stepping in to make sure our charity home raises maximum dollars for such important causes that support our community. We will be donating the greater share of the sale profit to Children’s Cancer Connection and the remainder to CASA and the Animal Rescue League.

Read more about the 2020 Charity Home here.

Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa and was founded in 1988 to connect families facing childhood cancer across the state of Iowa. They strive to connect pediatric cancer patients and their families, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. They support the entire family through the entire journey by providing programs at next-to-no cost, including hospital- and clinic-based programs, camps and retreats, support services and outings, as well as scholarship opportunities.

2020 Charity Home Celebration

Join our Celebration Event!

A celebratory open house will be hosted to view the completed charity home on September 30th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be outdoors with live music and a food truck. Please visit the online event to RSVP for a free food truck ticket at greenlandhomesiowa.com/rsvp. The charity home is located at 1203 NW 29th Street in Ankeny. From NW 36th Street, travel South on NW Ash Drive and turn West on NW 32nd Street. The charity home will be on the South side of the road. Attendees can walk through the home if they wish. “Everyone is welcome! Please join us as we celebrate on September 30th,” said Corey and Tammy.

Nora Says the Charity Home is Ready!

See How We Kicked Off the 2020 Charity Home…

We usually have a big groundbreaking ceremony when we kick-off a charity house, but this year things are a bit different because of COVID-19. However, we didn’t let that hold us back! We’re pretty creative when it comes to getting the job done. And as you can see from the video, we had plenty of motivation since Nora, our honorary project manager and cancer warrior from the Children’s Cancer Connection wants the house done in time.

Everyone is welcome! Please join us as we celebrate on September 30th

“From the ground up, our Charity Home is built through partnerships with local contractors who, like us, understand the importance of our mission,” said Corey Kautz, Greenland Homes Founder. “They contribute materials, installation, and their time. They do this to make sure we can donate as much as possible to CCC through the home sale. Our celebration event is a chance to show off our hard work and celebrate another year of giving.”

Tammy Heckart of Heckart & Associates at Re/Max Concepts said, “This is the sixth time I’ve partnered with Greenland Homes to donate through the sale of a Charity Home,” said “This year we’ve reached a huge milestone, with our total donation amount exceeding half a million dollars! We’re so excited to celebrate this achievement! I first learned about CCC through my own family, and I’m honored to continue giving to this cause.”

More Options at Oxley Creek in Granger

Don’t be a stranger to Granger!

“We often say ‘Don’t be a stranger to Granger’ because we know what a great community it is! Purchasing a second plat of land in Granger was an easy decision for Greenland Homes and we’ve noticed that purchasing a home in Granger is an easy decision for homebuyers, too! Since obtaining the second plat, we’ve had 9 lots already sell! The location is perfect for commuting to Des Moines and your kids will be part of a great school system. Stop out to see Oxley Creek before it’s too late!” – Corey Kautz, Greenland Homes Founder 

American Dream Floor Plan Series Starting in the $220s

The American Dream Series from Greenland Homes is popular for a reason. These floor plans offer homebuyers affordable solutions for brand new homes with a 2-Year Builder Warranty. Homebuyers will be able to choose from ranch plans and 2-story plans, plus a few walk-out lots that are still available! Greenland Homes invites the homebuyers to be involved in the building process, encouraging them to start the process early so they can pick out finishes and upgrades in flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and fireplaces.

>View homes at Oxley Creek<

Oxley Creek features the Jackson 2-story plan, giving families an open-space that’s perfect for keeping everyone together while making dinner, doing homework, and getting ready for the day. It also features the Coolidge ranch plan, which is on a walk-out lot, giving homebuyers an affordable 3-bedroom open-ranch option. Plus, so many others!

About this Location in Granger

Oxley Creek residents will enjoy living in a close-knit community with quick access to Hwy 141, making your commute to work fast and hassle-free.  Granger also provides residents access to Jester Park, which has trails, a nature center, a golf course, cabins, and more. Plus, residents can get to Saylorville Lake in less than 20 minutes. Such great access to activities and nature!

Home Tours 

To immediately start touring lots and floorplans, please contact Tammy Heckart, RE/MAX Concepts at (515) 788-8807 or tammy@tammyheckart.com. You can also follow Greenland Homes on Facebook (facebook.com/greenlandhomesiowa) for Sunday open house dates and times.

2020 Charity Home Contractor Spotlight: Aspen Aire

Thank you, Aspen Aire!

Aspen Aire is providing HVAC installation for our 2020 Charity Home. We are so thankful for businesses in our community stepping in to make sure our charity home raises maximum dollars for such important causes that support our community. We will be donating the greater share of the sale profit to Children’s Cancer Connection and the remainder to CASA and the Animal Rescue League.

Read more about the 2020 Charity Home here.

Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection is a nonprofit organization based in Des Moines, Iowa and was founded in 1988 to connect families facing childhood cancer across the state of Iowa. They strive to connect pediatric cancer patients and their families, regardless of treatment outcome or years off treatment. They support the entire family through the entire journey by providing programs at next-to-no cost, including hospital- and clinic-based programs, camps and retreats, support services and outings, as well as scholarship opportunities.

We’re Hiring: Builder’s Assistant

Greenland Homes is a local residential builder and we’re currently seeking a full-time Residential Builder’s Assistant. In the position you will travel between developments, assisting job superintendent with specific site duties, including mowing, watering, snow removal, standing inspections, scheduling, and various other responsibilities as directed.

Company truck provided for work use. Position requires someone with good driving record and the ability to hook up trailers and haul equipment (skid steer, mower, water tank) to sites. Must be able to learn to operate mowers, skid steer, and other smaller equipment. Serious applicants only.

We are looking for someone of good character, punctual, and hard working. Excellent position for someone looking to learn the residential building industry in the team setting.

Employee and site supervisor will brainstorm together to discuss tasks, priorities, and scheduling each week.

If interested, send resume via email (jobs@greenlandhomesiowa.com) or fax (515-528-8189).

How to Set Up Your First Home Office

Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While simply placing a laptop on the kitchen table is one way to work from home, having a designated home office offers a better environment for productivity and is easier to set up than you might think.

Find the right location

The first step is to find the right location for your home office. Although it’s great if you have a spare room to use, not everyone has this luxury. A corner of a master bedroom or living room, a loft area, or even a section of a well-insulated garage can work just as well.

Check out this corner office idea from MoreThanToast.org.  You’ll need a small desk and a super comfy chair!

Source: MoreThanToast.org

Add Furniture & Accessories

Once you find the right space, create a list of the materials you’ll need to be productive. A formal desk is best, but if you don’t own one, then any table will work. Use bookshelves or storage cubes to keep paper, pens, and other useful items within easy reach.

The shelving above this desk from The Fashionista’s Diary is a great addition for storage!

Source: thefashionistasdiary.com

Adjust Your Lighting

Pay attention to the lighting – both natural light and lighting fixtures. Cool light, such as sunlight, is best for productivity. Make sure you have a desk lamp or floor lamp if the room doesn’t have proper natural lighting.

This idea from Clementine Creative makes great use of natural light while having a backup lamp ready to go as well.

Source: www.clementinecreative.co.za

Make It Your Own Space

Once you have the essentials set up, it’s time to add some personal touches. Add a plant or decorate a wall with pictures you enjoy, to bring the space to life. Consider the storage elements as well, such as pen holders or file folders.

We love this space featured on the Viva Decora blog.

Source: www.vivadecora.com.br

A home office doesn’t need to be fancy to be an effective and enjoyable space. The most important consideration is to ensure you can work in peace; it should also offer a pleasant place to be productive that is separate from your living space so you can unplug at the end of the workday.