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Buying a home is a huge decision!  For most people, this is the biggest financial investment they will make in their lives.  I treat my clients the way I would like to be treated.  I have coined the phrase that getting a mortgage is a “death grip”, meaning that it is not a decision to take lightly.  Buying a home is much more important than buying a Big Mac.

You will see that I treat my clients with respect and work diligently to help my clients find the ideal home for them!  I am not pushy, just honest.

Why it’s worth to considering buying now?

  1. Interest rates are still at historic lows. (Talk to people that purchased their homes in the 1970’s.)

  2. It is currently 45% cheaper to own a home compared to renting a home. (Average rent and asking price for an identical set of properties in a metro area.) http://trends.truliablog.com/2012/09/rent-vs-buy-summer-2012/

  3. Tax advantages

  4. Des Moines is consistently voted as one of the best place to live in the country.

  5. Livelihood.  (Tired of living in a crammed apartment and the noisy neighbors?  Owning a home gives you the chance to have your own yard, while having your own space away from neighbors.)

The 5 Steps to Buying with Jason as Your Buyer’s Agent:

  1. Consultation

  2. Market Research

  3. House Shopping

  4. You find your home!

  5. Your offer is accepted

Consultation: Jason schedules a one hour consultation meeting with you at Twenty/20 Real Estate to define your property search criteria, discuss your mortgage pre-approval, and plan your buying timeline.

I learn your goals in regards to type of home you desire, price you want to stick at, when you would like to close, and discuss expectations.

Market Research: From the criteria you have given during the consultation, Jason will do market research to help you find the right home.

You review all available homes for sale online that meet your criteria that Jason forwards to you on a weekly basis.

House Shopping: From the research sent to you, you select the homes you want to see and contact Jason to schedule dates and times for you and Jason to go House Shopping.

You Find your Home: You find your home! Jason represents you to write, present and negotiate on your behalf  your offer for the property.

Jason will provide a market analysis to help you know how market has been over past 12 months and to provide comparable past sales, and active listings.

Jason guards your negotiating power along with your private information to help you get the best deal!

Your offer is accepted: Jason will work with you throughout the period and guides you through inspections, review of reports, title paperwork and disclosures, as well as works with the loan officer and your mortgage broker to ensure a smooth transaction until close!

Don’t’ forget: Des Moines is a great place to live!!!

  • America’s Best Place to Raise a Family – Ranked #1 Forbes

  • Best Cities for the Next Decade – Ranked #7 Kiplinger’s

  • Best Place for Business and Careers – Ranked #1 Forbes

  • Best Mid-Sized Cities for Jobs – Ranked in the top ten Forbes

  • Strongest Job Market in American – Ranked #12 by Business Week

  • Best Cities for Small Business in the Midwest – Ranked #2 The Business Journals

  • One of the Coolest Places to Live in America – Ranked #18 Men’s Journal

America’s Top 10 Cities to Move To – Ranked #6 BestPlaces.net…and there many more reasons to live in Des Moines!

Jason Rude
West Des Moines, IA 50265


With three kids and a newborn, we had very little extra time to be looking at houses and also trying to get our own home on the market. Jason took ample time to walk us through the process and never once was frustrated with us or rushed us! We also had a lot of issues with our mortgager, and he took it upon himself to constantly follow up with the bank to make sure everything was taken care of. This saved us so much time and headaches! His professionalism was so impressive! We highly recommend! Steve and Amber R. West Des Moines, IA
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