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Living in Des Moines, Iowa

Neighborhood information and things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

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

2018-12-31T16:58:47-05:00

Remodeling on Center Street The Stay Connected blog is famous for providing relevant and engaging real estate related content. Today is no different. For anyone who has dreamed about remodeling a home, this is the post for you. Click to see a larger version of the photos and don't leave without experiencing the virtual [...]

Remodeling on Center Street 2018-12-31T16:58:47-05:00

How to find temporary housing or shelter in Des Moines Iowa

2018-12-18T08:39:20-05:00

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 2018-12-18T08:39:20-05:00

What to do if you can’t pay the rent: Des Moines area resources

2018-12-18T08:36:30-05:00

If you know you won’t be able to pay your rent on time, it’s best to take action before rent is due. Here is what you should do if you can’t pay the rent, along with resources available in the Des Moines area. Click Here for the "If You've Been Evicted" E-book If you [...]

What to do if you can’t pay the rent: Des Moines area resources 2018-12-18T08:36:30-05:00

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

2018-09-21T11:29:40-05:00

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) 2018-09-21T11:29:40-05:00

How to get rid of hazardous household waste in Des Moines

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

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

How to get rid of old appliances in Des Moines

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

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

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

2019-02-28T12:58:57-05:00

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 2019-02-28T12:58:57-05:00