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What is hard money lending? How to make it work for you

2020-07-13T10:41:30-05:00

As a real estate investor, you need borrowing options. The flexible investor that makes things happen fast often comes out ahead, especially in a competitive market.  That’s why many real estate investors rely on hard money lending to build their businesses.  In the past, a few dishonest lenders blemished the reputation of this loan method. [...]

What is hard money lending? How to make it work for you 2020-07-13T10:41:30-05:00

What is wholetailing? Is it the best strategy for you? Wholetailing vs Wholesaling

2020-06-17T11:33:24-05:00

Are you a real estate investor or thinking about becoming one? You’ve probably heard wholesaling is a great way to get started. Wholesaling can work well for many, but there’s another, less well-known strategy to consider called wholetailing.  In wholetailing, the property is actually purchased and resold, instead of selling the contract for a fee, [...]

What is wholetailing? Is it the best strategy for you? Wholetailing vs Wholesaling 2020-06-17T11:33:24-05:00

Five Stars on 5th Avenue

2020-01-04T19:51:56-06:00

Once upon a time... ...in a land not so far away, there sat an 800 square foot ranch which greeted its visitors with a lackluster living room. The wall paint begged for an update. The floors squawked for attention. The kitchen sat devoid of appliances and a curiously high ratio of upper to lower [...]

Five Stars on 5th Avenue 2020-01-04T19:51:56-06:00

Your complete guide for moving to Des Moines with pets

2019-06-30T13:36:28-05:00

Moving is stressful enough for humans. Imagine how stressful it must be for our furry friends! Most pets handle a move without too much trouble, but others get a little anxious with all the changes. As a pet owner, there are things you can do to make Fido and Felix’s move easier - and less [...]

Your complete guide for moving to Des Moines with pets 2019-06-30T13:36:28-05:00

Bike, Hike, or Paddle Des Moines: Find the best trail for you

2020-07-30T11:06:31-05:00

If you think Des Moines isn’t a great place for outdoor adventures, think again! Iowa is a beautiful place to live, work, and play.  In fact, Iowa has over 2000 miles of trail systems, with over 800 miles in and around the Des Moines area. Des Moines’ extensive bike trail system can get you anywhere [...]

Bike, Hike, or Paddle Des Moines: Find the best trail for you 2020-07-30T11:06:31-05:00

The pros and cons of a counteroffer: Negotiating in real estate

2019-08-19T14:07:28-05:00

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might have to negotiate a counteroffer. Counteroffers have their pros and cons. Though they can help you get a better deal, when taken too far they can kill a deal altogether. The pros and cons of a counteroffer: Negotiating in real estate What is a counteroffer? Whether [...]

The pros and cons of a counteroffer: Negotiating in real estate 2019-08-19T14:07:28-05:00

How to find a good plumber, electrician, or HVAC tech

2019-06-03T08:16:20-05:00

Do you need a pro to do repairs or maintenance on your home? Whether you need a plumber, electrician, or HVAC tech - with so many out there, it’s hard to know who to call. You don’t want to hire just any professional, you want to hire the right one for you. Use our guide [...]

How to find a good plumber, electrician, or HVAC tech 2019-06-03T08:16:20-05:00

How to save on the cost of your utilities

2019-05-31T09:25:08-05:00

Unless you’re adventurous enough to live off the grid, utility bills are a fact of life. Some areas of the country are more expensive than others. But no matter where you live, the cost of your utilities can significantly impact your monthly cash flow. Did you know the average American spends over $400 each month [...]

How to save on the cost of your utilities 2019-05-31T09:25:08-05:00

Practical Tips on Unclogging Outdoor Drain Pipes

2019-05-31T09:24:27-05:00

Article by Emily Kahn Every time it rains or snow melts, some properties have a tendency to flood. This can potentially cause a lot of damage that is expensive to remedy. Many homeowners have outside drains that are designed to effectively drain excess water away from the house and outside concrete structures towards the community's [...]

Practical Tips on Unclogging Outdoor Drain Pipes 2019-05-31T09:24:27-05:00

The best property management tips to save time, money, & sanity

2019-05-22T10:00:35-05:00

Whether you’re a first-time property manager with a single property or have years of experience managing many properties, you’re always looking for ways to improve. You not only want to be successful and do a great job - but you want to be super efficient with your time and your money. Below, we’ve put together [...]

The best property management tips to save time, money, & sanity 2019-05-22T10:00:35-05:00