Mike Dunne's Blog Posts

You Can Paint If You Want To You Can Leave Your Paint Behind

There is a smooth and calming rhythm to the 80's and late 90's musical selections that does more than just inspire blog titles.Seriously you should listen to more Tears for Fears and tell me you're

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You Turn Me Right Round Baby Right Round

Can you hear the late 80's early 90's rhythm being played on the keyboard?   I hear it naturally when I walk.But i'm not talking about pop music, I'm talking about a trend in new houses,

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Eight Point Five Or Higher

Ahhhh the dream house."Not only did it have X Y and Z, but it had twice the Y we were looking for, and it was far enough under our price point to build a second Z!"That's the unicorn.I'm

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Places To Go Cities To Research

"How are the schools?""What's the crime rate?""Is it a good neighborhood?""Will my kids be safe here?"As a licensed Realtor in the state of Iowa, I get asked these types of questions a lot.  It

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From Bats To Breathtaking

The first house that I want to tell you about was in a tiny little town.   State troopers and county officers take care of the police work type small town.  They don't have a police

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Accent Wall Full Of Worlds To Explore

So I read.And not just my own blogs.There are few things in this world better than being able to detach from the hectic scheduling of day to day life and explore worlds beyond your wildest

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Apple Cider And Moving Time

There are few things better than a slightly chilly night, on your patio, with a hot mug of apple cider.  It's just perfect.With or without rum.Since my wife Kelly is Colombian, it

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Imperfect Perfection Can Be Perfect

One of the things that I find most interesting about people in general, is that they visualize what they want and know what they want, even at a young age.There are many reasons for this, and

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Where Do You Plug In

No, I'm not talking about that half-dead phone in your pocket or your hand.   We plug those in (on average) 2-4 times a day, in a variety of places.  That's a whole different subject. ;

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Cedar Accents Are Standing Out

Today I was driving through the beautiful Polk City, IA, just across the bridge that spans Sailorville Lake.As a Realtor, I enjoy driving through new developments and neighborhoods, watching as

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