Living in Des Moines, Iowa

Neighborhood information and things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

How to get rid of old appliances in Des Moines

2018-07-25T16:04:25+00:00

Are you replacing your old appliances because they quit working? Or are you simply upgrading to newer, more efficient models? Either way, you’re probably wondering how to get rid of those unwieldy, old appliances to make room for the new. You have a few different options for ridding yourself of those old beasts. Depending on [...]

How to get rid of old appliances in Des Moines 2018-07-25T16:04:25+00:00

Everything You Need to Know About the Beaverdale Neighborhood

2018-07-25T16:00:39+00:00

The Beaverdale Neighborhood is well-known and well-loved for its abundance of beautiful brick homes, quaint shops, and friendly neighborhoods. With its charming, tree-lined streets and convenient access to everything, it’s one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Des Moines area. Welcome to Beaverdale. The beautiful public parks within the Beaverdale Neighborhood add to its [...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Beaverdale Neighborhood 2018-07-25T16:00:39+00:00

Living in Iowa: What you need to know about lead-based paint

2018-07-23T11:35:41+00:00

Lead poisoning causes serious health problems, especially for young children. One of the major causes of lead poisoning is lead-based paint. The federal government restricted the use of lead in household paint in 1978. Before this, lead was a common additive to interior and exterior house paint. But that doesn’t mean lead-based paint is a [...]

Living in Iowa: What you need to know about lead-based paint 2018-07-23T11:35:41+00:00

Moving to Des Moines? What you need to know

2018-07-23T11:23:24+00:00

Des Moines is an exceptional place to live. In fact, it’s recently made news as the most affordable place to live and buy your first home. Not only that, but it’s been rated the top city in the Midwest for young people, based on culture, jobs, commute time, and more. If you plan to move [...]

Moving to Des Moines? What you need to know 2018-07-23T11:23:24+00:00

Free summer activities for the kids in Des Moines

2018-07-23T11:23:35+00:00

“I’m bored!” “There’s nothing to do!” If you have kids, at this point of the summer, you’ve probably heard these all too familiar phrases. While a little boredom is good and can spur creativity, sometimes you just have to get them out of the house! Never fear! There are lots of activities to keep your [...]

Free summer activities for the kids in Des Moines 2018-07-23T11:23:35+00:00

Awesome Things To Do in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood

2018-07-23T11:24:39+00:00

The Woodland Heights neighborhood is well-loved for its charming older homes and fantastic location. Being just a couple of minutes from downtown and within walking distance of dining and shopping on Ingersoll Avenue has its advantages. Not only that, but residents and community organizations have worked hard to make this one of the most up-and-coming [...]

Awesome Things To Do in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood 2018-07-23T11:24:39+00:00

5 tips for buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa

2018-07-23T11:25:30+00:00

Thinking of buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa? Smart move! According to Bloomberg, Des Moines is one of the best places for first-time home buyers. And Bank Rate lists Iowa as the #1 best state to buy your first home, based on affordability, job availability, and the housing market. But before you make [...]

5 tips for buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa 2018-07-23T11:25:30+00:00

Things To Consider When Choosing A Real Estate Agent in Des Moines

2018-07-23T11:25:44+00:00

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your 15th, you want the best of the best in a real estate agent. You don’t want someone who just sticks a sign in your yard or doesn’t respond to your phone calls. But with so many agents in the Des Moines area, it’s hard to tell [...]

Things To Consider When Choosing A Real Estate Agent in Des Moines 2018-07-23T11:25:44+00:00

The best things to do and see in Des Moines, all right here

2018-07-23T11:30:09+00:00

I affectionately think of Des Moines as the city with a small-town feel. There’s much to love about that hometown atmosphere, but don’t let that lead you to believe it’s boring here. Far from it! In fact, there’s no lack of amazing things to do and see in Des Moines, Iowa. They’re all right here... [...]

The best things to do and see in Des Moines, all right here 2018-07-23T11:30:09+00:00

Spring home maintenance checklist: 9 things you need to do

2018-07-23T11:31:20+00:00

Winter can be unpredictable. One year, there’s hardly any snow and the next, it seems, not a day goes by without blistering temperatures and piles of snow. Either way, once spring starts to breeze in, it’s time to take stock of the damage or maintenance issues winter caused to your home. Use the following spring [...]

Spring home maintenance checklist: 9 things you need to do 2018-07-23T11:31:20+00:00