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Living in Des Moines, Iowa

Neighborhood information and things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

How to find temporary housing or shelter in Des Moines Iowa

2018-10-02T08:49:01+00:00

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 2018-10-02T08:49:01+00:00

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

2018-07-25T16:23:16+00:00

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. If you can’t pay rent Talk to your landlord. If rent is [...]

What to do if you can’t pay the rent: Des Moines area resources 2018-07-25T16:23:16+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

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

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

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

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

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

5 tips for buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa

2018-07-23T11:25:30+00:00

Thinking of buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa? Smart move! According to Bloomberg, Des Moines is one of the best places for first-time home buyers. And Bank Rate lists Iowa as the #1 best state to buy your first home, based on affordability, job availability, and the housing market. But before you make [...]

5 tips for buying your first home in Des Moines, Iowa 2018-07-23T11:25:30+00:00