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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

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

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

Free summer activities for the kids in Des Moines

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

“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+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

Awesome Things To Do in the Woodland Heights Neighborhood

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

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+00:00

3 simple home improvement projects to increase your home’s value

2018-07-23T11:27:19+00:00

You don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a complete kitchen remodel or professional landscaping to increase your home’s value. Whether you’re planning to sell your house or just want to spruce it up, there are easy, low-cost things you can do right now. Don’t know where to start? Begin with these [...]

3 simple home improvement projects to increase your home’s value 2018-07-23T11:27:19+00:00

Spring home maintenance checklist: 9 things you need to do

2018-07-23T11:31:20+00:00

Winter can be unpredictable. One year, there’s hardly any snow and the next, it seems, not a day goes by without blistering temperatures and piles of snow. Either way, once spring starts to breeze in, it’s time to take stock of the damage or maintenance issues winter caused to your home. Use the following spring [...]

Spring home maintenance checklist: 9 things you need to do 2018-07-23T11:31:20+00:00

How to Stage Your Home on a Budget

2018-07-23T11:36:27+00:00

The fact is, staged homes sell faster and for more money than unstaged homes.1 Staging your home not only gives buyers a great first impression but allows them to picture themselves living in the home. And, believe it or not, staging can be a cost-effective way to help sell your home. Stage your home on [...]

How to Stage Your Home on a Budget 2018-07-23T11:36:27+00:00