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According to information from the Iowa Association of Realtors(IAR) the home prices for the Carroll Iowa real estate market have decreased by 1% in the first three quarters of 2014. The average price in Carroll was $139,143 compared to $140,484 in 2013. 

The active listings increased 5.2% in the same time period

Days on the market saw a 20% decrease from the prior year. Average days on the market was 60 in the first three quarters of 2014 compared to 75 days in 2013. 

So really in summary the Carroll Iowa Real Estate market remains very steady with more homes being sold at a slight decrease in price and they are spending less days on the market. The market just seems to avoid the big peaks and big valleys. We just ripple along. 

Here is a link to IAR's state report. 

If you or anyone you know if interested in buying or selling real estate please feel free to call the Mid Iowa Team. 


7 Landscaping Mistakes That Wreck Curb Appeal

by Mike Franey

7 Landscaping Mistakes That Wreck Curb Appeal


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More treats for the holidays!

by Mike Franey

Today I am moving from toffee to Anise candy from the legandary Pokey's kitchen. These tasty red squares offer much enjoyment for your taste buds. The Anise comes on the heels of the famous Pokey's carmel apples and squares that were featured through Halloween.



Pokey's Anise Candy is available at your Carroll Hyve or by contacting Dave or Gina Nelson. A perfect holiday gift.  

Thanks to Pokey's for a continued Carroll Iowa tradition!

Happy Holidays!


Oh so good!

by Mike Franey

Over the past eleven months I have been successful in losing over 25 pounds of much needed weight but I am afraid that all may have changed today. This noon my friendly painter gal, Jacque Masching skipped her cardio class to go purchase a delicious treat that I was not aware of. This is one of Carroll Iowa's best kept secret.

ZOZO's toffee is awesome! Once I had a bite I wanted to eat the entire bag. I would recommend putting ZOZO's toffee on your Christmas list.

For some toffee of your own contact Zoe Ruchti at

If you need some painting done call Jacque Masching and if you are lucky she may just bring some toffee with her. Thanks Jacque for introducing me to ZOZO's toffee.

Happy Holidays!!!





Carroll Iowa Real Estate Market - 1st Quarter 2012

by Mike Franey

The Carroll Iowa Real Estate Market remained strong in the first quarter of 2012. For the ninth consecutive month the Iowa Association of Realtors reported increased sales activity throughout the State. The activity levels in the Carroll Iowa Real Estate Market showed a decrease of 4.8% from the first quarter in 2011. Although a decrease in activity the sold comparison was up 68.2% in the same period.

 The average days on the market in the Carroll area were 84 days which has remained steady over the past three years. Over half of the Realtor boards in the State of Iowa reported decreases of days on the market. 

Sold price comparison from the first quarter in 2011 to 2012 shows a 11.8% decrease in the average sale price. The average sale price was around $105,000 in the Carroll area. 

Overall the health of the Carroll Iowa Real Estate Market is excellent. The supply of houses is low compared to other years. Currently there are 26 single family homes on the market. This number excludes condos. 

If you have been thinking about selling your home the time is right. Make the call to the Realtor of choice in the Carroll area...Your Mid Iowa Real EstateTeam. 

Mike Franey


Mid Iowa Real Estate






Larry "Coach" Clark wins 2011 Public Service Award

by Mike Franey

He thought he was coming to support his daughter! But what he did not know was his grandson Kyler would take the podium and on behalf of the thousands of people whose lives he has impacted it was his time to be recognized. Larry “Coach” Clark has influenced us all around these parts. Colin Hackett nominated Coach for the award based on his dedication to the youth.  

In his heartfelt nomination Kyler looked out to the crowd of over 250 with a sense of pride as he told us why his Grandpa deserved the 2011 Carroll Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award. From his 31 years of service to the Social Security Administration, his volunteering efforts for the Carroll area Kiwanis, Meals on Wheels, his numerous golf clinics and his 22 years leading the Kuemper golf team it was clear that this award fit him well. 

In his nomination Hackett stated “Larry didn’t just make the teams successful he made the people successful as well!”

Kyler continued to tell the audience that Coach always preached about keeping a positive attitude and no matter what your successes are always remain humble.

What a great award given to a great recipient! Congratulations Coach!  


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Contact Information

Mid Iowa Team
Mid Iowa Insurance & Real Estate
603 US Highway 30 W.
Carroll IA 51401
Office: 712-792-4324
Cell: 712-830-0942
Fax: 712-792-4840

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