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

2019-06-10T09:07:47-05:00

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 2019-06-10T09:07:47-05:00

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

30+ things to keep the kids busy this summer in Des Moines

2019-05-22T08:52:44-05:00

Summer is coming! The kids are super excited. They look forward to sleeping in, playing all day, swimming, camp...and most of all the freedom from the school routine! But as parents, we know that excitement will wane. It won’t be long before we start to hear “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!” or we [...]

30+ things to keep the kids busy this summer in Des Moines 2019-05-22T08:52:44-05:00

How to flip a house: The 6 best steps for success

2019-05-16T10:06:51-05:00

When it comes to real estate investing, house flipping is more popular than ever. TV shows on networks like HGTV have made it even more appealing - even to those who’ve never dipped their toes in the real estate investing waters before. While the TV shows make it look simple and, dare I say, even [...]

How to flip a house: The 6 best steps for success 2019-05-16T10:06:51-05:00

Des Moines is one of the best places to live in the USA

2019-05-16T09:21:47-05:00

If you live in Des Moines, Iowa, or are thinking about moving here, you’ve made an excellent decision! It’s the fastest growing city in the Midwest for a reason. U.S. News & World Report recently released their list of Best Places to Live in the USA for 2019 - and Des Moines made the top [...]

Des Moines is one of the best places to live in the USA 2019-05-16T09:21:47-05:00

Why a landlord should have clear rental standards

2019-05-30T10:56:48-05:00

As a real estate investor and landlord, one of your top goals is finding the best tenants to rent your property...and keeping them. You want to find great tenants who will pay rent on time, every time. You want tenants who will follow the terms of the lease and take care of your property. And [...]

Why a landlord should have clear rental standards 2019-05-30T10:56:48-05:00

Emergency supplies you need to have at home (no matter what)

2019-04-09T12:47:27-05:00

Can you imagine several days without electricity? Or running water? Or even...even internet (oh my)?! Going days without the internet probably isn’t as big a deal as it seems. But going days without power or running water would be challenging, at the very least. Most of us are fortunate enough to have never experienced extended [...]

Emergency supplies you need to have at home (no matter what) 2019-04-09T12:47:27-05:00