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Monthly Archives: July 2018

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

2019-02-28T12:58:57-05:00

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 2019-02-28T12:58:57-05:00

10 tips for selling your home when you have pets

2018-09-05T14:35:06-05:00

When you’re getting ready to sell your home, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind: buyers need to be able to picture themselves living in your home. If it’s obvious you have pets, it will be harder for them to do this. Buyers won’t see Fido and Tabby as welcome members of the [...]

10 tips for selling your home when you have pets 2018-09-05T14:35:06-05:00

Moving to Des Moines? What you need to know

2018-11-19T11:20:32-05:00

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 2018-11-19T11:20:32-05:00

Free summer activities for the kids in Des Moines

2018-09-05T14:43:56-05:00

“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 2018-09-05T14:43:56-05:00

Why millennials are buying homes now more than ever

2018-07-23T11:24:16-05:00

They said they’d never buy homes. Never say never! Millennials are to credit for the biggest increase in homeownership rates in over a decade. Homeownership rates rebound In 2004, the rate of homeownership was at an all-time high, with 69.2% of all households in the U.S. owning their homes. Just a few years later, the [...]

Why millennials are buying homes now more than ever 2018-07-23T11:24:16-05:00

Awesome Things To Do in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood

2018-07-23T11:24:39-05:00

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 2018-07-23T11:24:39-05:00

How important is a home inspection when buying a home for sale?

2018-07-23T11:24:52-05:00

How important is a home inspection when buying a home for sale? In a word: essential. Buying a home is one of the largest financial decisions you will ever make. It makes sense that you want to protect yourself by knowing as much as possible about your purchase. Once a seller has accepted your offer [...]

How important is a home inspection when buying a home for sale? 2018-07-23T11:24:52-05:00