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Buying new construction? Here’s what you need to know

2018-07-25T16:16:35+00:00

Buying new construction is different than buying a home for resale. It’s important to do your homework, ask the right questions, dot your i’s, and cross your t’s. If you’re thinking about buying new construction, here’s what you need to know to save you time, money and stress throughout the process. A real estate agent [...]

Buying new construction? Here’s what you need to know 2018-07-25T16:16:35+00:00

The pros and cons of tax abatements (and Des Moines area programs)

2018-09-21T11:29:40+00:00

Did you know you can save a ton of money on property taxes with a tax abatement? And if you’re in the Des Moines area, there are multiple types of tax abatements available. Want to know more? Read on to learn the pros and cons of tax abatements, as well as what programs are available [...]

The pros and cons of tax abatements (and Des Moines area programs) 2018-09-21T11:29:40+00:00

How to get rid of hazardous household waste in Des Moines

2018-09-05T14:19:31+00:00

When you’re cleaning out and decluttering around your home, you’re bound to run across some household items you aren’t sure you should throw in the trash. Things like cleaning supplies, paint, batteries and light bulbs are just a few of the things that aren’t safe to throw in the regular trash. So before you toss [...]

How to get rid of hazardous household waste in Des Moines 2018-09-05T14:19:31+00:00

11 Simple Tips to Help Sell Your House Fast

2018-09-05T14:21:35+00:00

When you’re selling your house, you don’t want it sitting on the market for months. You want it sold, and you want it sold fast! As a homeowner, there are many things you can do to help sell your home more quickly (and for top dollar). Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your [...]

11 Simple Tips to Help Sell Your House Fast 2018-09-05T14:21:35+00:00

How much is your house worth? Price your home to sell

2018-09-05T14:27:49+00:00

Deciding what price to ask for your home can be difficult. You want to get as much money as possible for your house, but you also don’t want to ask too much and scare buyers away. You want to price your home to sell fast, but you also want a fair price. It’s a delicate [...]

How much is your house worth? Price your home to sell 2018-09-05T14:27:49+00:00

How to get rid of old appliances in Des Moines

2018-09-05T14:28:58+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 2018-09-05T14:28:58+00:00

What you need to know about your home appraisal

2018-09-05T14:30:19+00:00

You’ve finally found the perfect house! The seller officially accepted your offer and signed the purchase agreement. But how do you know you are getting a good deal? What if you agreed to pay too much? Your home appraisal will help answer those questions for you. What you need to know about your home appraisal [...]

What you need to know about your home appraisal 2018-09-05T14:30:19+00:00

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

2018-09-05T14:32:52+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 2018-09-05T14:32:52+00:00

10 tips for selling your home when you have pets

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

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+00:00

Moving to Des Moines? What you need to know

2018-09-21T11:27:39+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 2018-09-21T11:27:39+00:00