Welcome to MJ Properties! Here’s How We Got Started …
Brothers-in-law Jason Loutsch and Matt Meredith started their development company, MJ Properties, nine years ago. For Prairie Trail, they are developing all of Plat 3, which includes 54 lots in various sizes, all for single-family homes.
“As Ankeny natives, Matt and I are absolutely thrilled with the prospects at Prairie Trail and for what living there will offer families and businesses,” Loutsch says. “It is so fun to be part of all the excitement. For both of us, Ankeny represents our roots, and this project, which is so different for Iowa, is absolutely great.” “We want to give customers an idea of what Prairie Trail is and what it can be as it develops,” he says. “There are some fantastic, high-end homes in the show. But we want to make sure that many first- and second-time homebuyers will be a part of Prairie Trail, too. That mix is what will make the Prairie Trail neighborhoods distinctive. We are focusing on the $200,000 to $300,000 range of home costs to include a broad base of families to create these new neighborhoods.”
The builder duo is looking at Prairie Trail as a fun and different project for their hometown. “We enjoy thinking outside the box on what is happening at Prairie Trail. We have enjoyed being part of the interaction between the city and DRA Properties. It’s very exciting,” he points out. Working with the vintage architectural home styles has been a great component of working in Prairie Trail for MJ Properties. “These are new designs for us, but it has been great to work with them. We are using many of the same building products we have used in the past, but we are using them in new ways,” Loutsch says. “We really want to encourage buyers to be a part of this exciting project for Ankeny and central Iowa,” he explains. “In the plat we have, there certainly are no restrictions on building. We can build, or other builders can purchase lots as well.”
MJ Properties also builds and has lots for sale in Briar Creek, a NE Ankeny Community. This community is amongst 3 Ankeny Golf Courses and soon to have great interstate access. MJ Properties have developed a reputation for operating first-class all the way. They offer attention to detail and upgraded trim packages, which is an important part of their homes. The owners also pride themselves on their attention to customer service.