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Living in Des Moines, Iowa

Neighborhood information and things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Duplex: Before and After

2020-08-31T16:46:20-05:00

Tearing it Down to Build it Up This dilapidated two story duplex was not in great shape aesthetically, but the bones were there so Bob Coluzzi, our director of construction, began to work his magic of adding bathrooms, moving walls, clearing debris, cleaning up the lot. This duplex has one unit on the [...]

Des Moines Duplex: Before and After 2020-08-31T16:46:20-05:00

Do you know a local hero? Giving thanks to the heroes in our community

2020-04-30T16:43:06-05:00

"Hero (noun):  a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability an illustrious warrior a person admired for achievements and noble qualities one who shows great courage.”  - Merriam-Webster Dictionary What makes a hero? The dictionary definition speaks of mythological figures and illustrious warriors. But real heroes are not [...]

Do you know a local hero? Giving thanks to the heroes in our community 2020-04-30T16:43:06-05:00

Five Stars on 5th Avenue

2020-08-17T15:56:59-05:00

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 2020-08-17T15:56:59-05:00

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

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

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

Who’s your hero? Meet ours!

2019-05-15T10:08:06-05:00

Heroes aren’t just legends from mythology and characters in Marvel movies. Heroes don’t have superhuman powers, don a cape, and know how to fly. Heroes are average people just like you and me. They have families and work and lives much the same as our own. We all have the makings of a hero within [...]

Who’s your hero? Meet ours! 2019-05-15T10:08:06-05:00

Remodeling on Center Street

2020-04-08T16:01:56-05:00

Remodeling on Center Street For anyone who has dreamed about remodeling a home, this is the post for you. Don't leave without experiencing the virtual tours! Where we began... The Woodland Heights neighborhood is brimming with homes undergoing updating, clean up, and full blown renovation. This project by Coluzzi Construction was no different. This [...]

Remodeling on Center Street 2020-04-08T16:01:56-05:00

How to find temporary housing or shelter in Des Moines Iowa

2019-11-20T11:18:35-06:00

If you are being evicted, you have to find a new place to live. Depending on how much time* and money you have, you might have to rely on friends or family for a while until you find a new place. If you have time to find a new place, start looking right away. Check [...]

How to find temporary housing or shelter in Des Moines Iowa 2019-11-20T11:18:35-06:00