Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and his wife, Christine, have purchased a single-family house in Johnston, Polk County real estate records show.
The records show the Branstads purchased a single-family house at 7350 Eagle Pointe Drive in Johnston, paying Stacey G. Tucker $677,500 for the property. The two-story house was constructed in 1996.

In September, Branstad resigned as U.S. ambassador to China. He recently returned to Iowa after spending three years overseas. In recent weeks, he has spent time campaigning for the reelection of President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, according to a recent Des Moines Register article.

Branstad served as Iowa’s governor from 1983 to 1999 and again from 2011 until May 24, 2017, when he resigned to become the U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad was also president of Des Moines University between August 2003 and October 2009.

In other transactions:

6200 Johnston LLC, based in Chicago, paid Hurd Johnston LLC $3.92 million for property at 6200 Merle Hay Road in Johnston, records show. The property includes a 14,116-square-foot retail building occupied by Walgreen’s. The building was constructed in 2001, records show. The property is valued at $2.2 million. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 19, records show.

North Polk Community School District paid William C. Knapp LC $579,220 for property in Big Creek Technology Campus in Polk City. The district bought two parcels. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 19, records show.

Everett Sterling Miles paid the Kathleen J. Fehrman Revocable Trust $1.2 million for property at 3419 St. Johns Road in Des Moines, records show. The property includes a single-family house constructed in 1925. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 19, records show.

E.P.C. LLC, based in Johnston, paid Elite Residential II LLC $2.22 million for 15 parcels located in southeast Des Moines along East Pleasant View Drive and Southeast 17th Street, records show. The parcels, most of which have duplexes built on them, include: 1618, 1624, 1630 and 1636 E. Pleasant View Drive; 3010, 3013, 3014, 3017, 3018 and 3101 S.E. 17th St.; and 1549, 1601, 1607 1615 and 1621 E. Pleasant View Drive. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 15, records show.

Gridco LLC, based in Oskaloosa, paid Iowa Sports Turf Management Inc. $1.52 million for property at 738 and 742 N.E. 47th Place in Des Moines, records show. Iowa Sports Turf Management includes the ownership team of the Iowa Cubs, the Des Moines-based Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The property includes 1.9 acres on which an 11,360-square-foot warehouse was constructed in 2018, records show. Iowa Sports Turf Management bought the property in March 2019 for $1.08 million. The property is valued at $970,000. The transaction with Gridco was recorded on Oct. 16, records show.

Badawi Properties LLC paid Halle Properties LLC $350,000 for 1.7 acres of semi-improved land at 3727 S.E. 14th St. in Des Moines, records show. The land was valued in 2019 at $247,000. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 9, records show.
VisionBank of Iowa Inc. paid GreenState Credit Union $1.64 million for property at 45 N. Warrior Lane in Waukee, Dallas County real estate transactions show. The property includes a one-story, 3,527-square-foot brick building with drive-thru lanes that was constructed in 1996. GreenState, previously known as University of Iowa Credit Union, acquired the property in late February from First American Bank. At the time, GreenState acquired several other properties from First American, a move that was criticized by Iowa’s banking superintendent. The Waukee property is valued at $1.19 million, records show. The transaction between VisionBank, headquartered in Ames, and GreenState was recorded on Oct. 16.

Neat Feat LLC, based in Clive, paid Dale and Nancy Boston $1.3 million for farm ground in rural Dallas County between Adel and Van Meter, records show. The eastern edge of the 70 acres is bordered by R Avenue. The transaction was recorded on Oct. 15.