Crazy $$$ house in West Des Moines

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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  2. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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  3. cychhosis

    cychhosis Well-Known Member

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    What a dump. The garage is nicer than my livingroom.
     
  4. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    I got a shed that's bigger than that.........


    OKay my whole townhouse fits in that garage.
     
  5. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Screw an apartment next year, I'm living in that baby and making the commute! Game watches in my theater!
     
  6. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    If you noticed the kitchen... no appliances. I think for $3.9, I'd like the refrigerator to stay.
     
  7. CYKID

    CYKID Well-Known Member

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    This story is the economy in a nutshell. A large developer/home builder who made his money by selling properties to people who really couldn't afford them builds a house that is an obvious temple to greed. He can't afford it so he moves back into another house he owns that is probably really nice and sticks the banks(two of them) with the bill. The banks cry that they are broke and the taxpayers get to eat the balance of the loan so the next guy can "steal" the house from the bank.
     
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  8. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    I could do without the checkerboard floor in that garage.

    Did the realtor really think it was necessary to add that little line about the most expensive house ever listed in Des Moines?
     
  9. liquidinsanity

    liquidinsanity New Member

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    This house is on my way to work. Its not in a very good location either. Just west of Jordan Creek Elementary, and the junior high school. If you're going to build a house like that, you'd think he would have done it outside of city limits. All in all the whole lot is ridiculus. The place has its own football field.
     
  10. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Let's buy it for the awesome pool. I need fourteen others to go in with me...
     
  11. isucyfan

    isucyfan Speechless

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    Did you notice the goalposts in the yard?

    Sweet.
     
  12. djkent01

    djkent01 Well-Known Member

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    IF I've got the story correct, the "owner" of this home is now living in Denver or Phoenix (bailed over a year ago), was a developer, and left a LOT of people high and dry - including two of my clients.

    A smaller version of Regency, except he got out of Dodge.
     
  13. cmoneyr

    cmoneyr Well-Known Member

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    Stop ragging on my house guys.
     
  14. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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  15. brianhos

    brianhos Moderator
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    If you buy it quick the government will probably bail you out!!!
     
  16. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    Dave Walters home.
     
  17. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    anyone want to go halfzies?
     
  18. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    My Taurus would look great in that garage. Lots of room to store all my Quixtar products there.
     
  19. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    That's the Walter's house. They are local builders.
     
  20. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    That house is Johnston looks beautiful on the outside but man oh man that inside is god awful. That would take an entire fleet of Ruan semi's to unload all that ****.
     

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