The Building Buzz - WINTER 2013

A quarterly chronicle with home building insight from Drake Homes.
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Drake Homes proudly presents this community-driven newsletter catered to home owners and real estate professionals all around Iowa.

Happy Holidays!

2013 has been groundbreaking.  "Selfie" was added to the dictionary, Miley Cyrus went crazy, our brand has been dramatically enhanced to match the unique quality of homes we build, Kim and Kanye had a baby, and we built more new houses than ever before.  From our family to yours, we wish you the very best this holiday season!

Snow Blows

Snow is a funny thing.  It ushers in a feeling of happiness and holiday cheer, while causing mayhem on the roads and adding chores for you around your home.

Yes, a shovel can clear snow, but that's no fun!  Click below and play in the snow with a few interesting snow blowing tips to help you clear this flying white monster.

Last Minute
Holiday Decorating

Drake Homes enhances our Community News with a consistent flow of Guest Blogs.  Mila Van Cooten, our first international author, recently shared five last minute holiday decorating ideas.  Click below and enjoy!

Featured Floor Plans

Drake Homes builds a wide variety of custom homes all around Des Moines.  We also have a unique selection of floor plans that are catered to your unique lifestyle.  Click below to experience a few of our hottest floor plans.
Featured New Homes from Drake Homes
We have a hot batch of amazing new homes now available all around the Des Moines area!

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Q: What was one new home building trend that stood out to you in 2013?

A: Grey color schemes.
1. NOW is the time to build.
2. INTEREST RATES are low.
3. LOT PRICES are increasing.
4. Insist on ENERGY STAR 3.0.
5. We can build ANYTHING.
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As we usher in the New Year, our dedicated team is most excited about the soon-to-be-announced new office and design center in West Des Moines, once again being showcased in the HBA Home Show Expo this July, a new Loyalty Program for our family of customers looking to build again, and in general, continuing to collaborate with amazing people like you!  Stay tuned...2014 is going to be incredible.

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