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Housing Trends from Single Family Homes to Apartments

Some hot housing news both nationwide and here in the Greater Des Moines Metro...when this happens we reach out to our housing expert Lance Hanson from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts and bounce our questions to him. In this segment we talk about the dramatic increase in the construction of single-family homes and the decrease of apartment construction. There is conversation about interest rates as well as home inventory and realtors.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  

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Housing Trends in the Des Moines Metro

Each month we check in with Lance Hanson a broker/owner with Re/Max Real Estate Concepts about the Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market, trends in the business, sales numbers and tips on home buying/selling and more. In this broadcast we talked about selling in a "sellers market", single female home buyers and available cash to help buyers re-hab a home. Listen in:  

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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The Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market

Each month we bring Lance Hanson from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts to our studio to share with us the happenings in the Greater Des Moines Real Estate Market. Lance, one of the managing partners of Re/Max Real Estate Concepts shares some overall number, trends in housing, what is selling and we talk about the housing availability and the wisdom of sellers listing now rather than waiting until spring.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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The Business of Commercial Real Estate Development

Millions of dollars of real estate development is going on here in the Greater Des Moines Metro...nearly every suburb of Des Moines is growing. One of the companies deeply involved in this resurgence is Hurd Real Estate of West Des Moines. We invite Richie Hurd, Vice President of the company to our studios to talk a bit about the family business, what's hot, how the company works and more. A peek into the back-story of commercial real estate for you.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Real Estate Market Realities with Lance Hanson

Always entertaining and informative Lance Hanson from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts is in to discuss the overall national real estate trends and then a focus on the Greater Des Moines Market. Buy? Sell? Inventory? Home Prices? We asked those questions and more. Have a listen:

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Exclusive - The Sale of RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Following 16 years of doing business in the Greater Des Moines Metro and beyond Robb Spearman has announced he is selling RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts to four partners who have made up the leadership team of the business during the past 18 months. The new owners will be brokers Lance Hanson, Matt Mauro, Ou Meksay and Shane Torres. Here we visit with Lance about Robb, the business and more. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  

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Everything Housing - Iowa Finance Authority

Listen to this conversation about affordable housing and assisting beginning farmers (something that surprised us) with Ashley Jared from the Iowa Finance Authority. Established in 1975 the IFA has a mission of helping people experience home ownership as well as giving a hand to beginning farmers. And, the Housing Iowa Conference is coming to Des Moines September 7th and 8th. They call it Funhouse...


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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The Real Estate Market with Lance Hanson

Nationally home ownership has fallen to it's lowest point since 1965 does that mirror what is happening in the Des Moines Metro?  We also talk about current market conditions, what buyers might want to do to position themselves to get ready to buy.  Lance Hanson with ReMax Real Estate Concepts shares the story. 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Housing Prices in the Nation and in the Des Moines Metro

Our guest is Shane Torres a broker/agent with ReMax Real Estate Concepts here in the Greater Des Moines Metro. We asked him about one of our lead stories of rising home prices, the interest rate and how business has changed over the past several years. Have a listen! 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.

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New Lending Opportunity in the Des Moines Metro

New to the Greater Des Moines Metro is the University of Iowa Community Credit Union and with us to share more is John Poley the Market President of Commercial Lending and Mike Ward the Mortgage Loan Officer. We talk about the increase in credit unions, why and what @UICCU offers and how. Here is our conversation: 


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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