A positive sign in the local economy is increased interest in real estate and, according to Pat Moylan of Lake Panorama Realty, housing sales are up this year, especially properties at Lake Panorama.
“It’s a great market for lake home and condominiums,” said Moylan. “We’ve sold over 25 properties year-to-date valued at more than $15 million. That’s significant for our market.”
“Many potential buyers who were sidelined due to concerns about the economy are now moving back into the market,” he concluded.
As a result of this increased business, Lake Panorama Realty recently hired sales agent, Dave Wagler, to join the team. Wagler, who has resided just outside Panora for the past 10 years, has 25 years of experience with property development and construction of commercial properties with McAninch Construction.
Barry Monaghan, president, Guthrie County State Bank which owns Lake Panorama Realty, noted, “Dave’s construction experience gives him a unique perspective which will be very beneficial to our sales team and the customers.”
A Sigourney, IA, native, Wagler and his wife Shanell, originally from Audubon, have two children: Madellyn, who graduated from Panorama High School in 2012, and Mitchell, who is an eighth grader at Panorama Middle School.