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Buying A Home

Buying a home

Your top mortgage questions, answered (by a pro)

2018-09-19T14:12:30+00:00

If you’ve ever even thought about buying a house, then you’ve certainly had mortgage questions. Everyone does. But not everyone asks! When you’re thinking about buying a home, no mortgage question should go unanswered. Find a lender that is willing to answer all of your questions. Bryan Zeutenhorst from Gershman Mortgage in Ankeny, Iowa recently [...]

Your top mortgage questions, answered (by a pro) 2018-09-19T14:12:30+00:00

Why you need to work with a real estate agent

2018-07-25T16:35:57+00:00

89% of home sellers and 88% of buyers work with a real estate agent.1 There’s a reason these statistics are so high. Whether you’re buying or selling a house, you’re making one of the largest, most complicated financial transactions of your life. And when you’re dealing with major life decisions like this one, there’s an [...]

Why you need to work with a real estate agent 2018-07-25T16:35:57+00:00

How to move quickly on a budget

2018-07-25T16:29:24+00:00

Moving in a hurry on a tight budget can be stressful. But it can be done. Whether you need to get rid of extra furniture or need help moving, there are budget-friendly options out there if you know where to look. Here are some suggestions for how to move quickly on a budget. First things [...]

How to move quickly on a budget 2018-07-25T16:29:24+00:00

How to find a home builder: Your guide to the best fit for you

2018-07-25T16:18:24+00:00

Are you thinking about building a new home? If the answer is yes, you want to make sure you get top-quality construction from a trustworthy, conscientious builder. But with so many builders out there, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Use our guide to learn how to find a home builder that is [...]

How to find a home builder: Your guide to the best fit for you 2018-07-25T16:18:24+00:00

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

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

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

Why millennials are buying homes now more than ever

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00