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Market updates- 2nd half of 2019

Posted at 10:48 am on July 10, 2019

  Two things you need to know about what’s happening in our market right now. As I mentioned above- interest rates are CRAZY low! The lowest they’ve been in years. They topped out at over 5% at the end of last year and now they are down to 3.5% (on a VA loan or a […]


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Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Program

Posted at 3:45 pm on June 12, 2019

The City of Des Moines has several programs that are a big benefit to homeowners and definitely worth taking advantage of.  Many are aimed at helping homeowners and property owners aid the City in helping to maintain and improve city infrastructure. The programs provide rebates or subsidies for completed, approved projects that meet the program criteria. One […]


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Make your Summer Bucket List Now!

Posted at 3:39 pm on

Greater Des Moines has no shortage of amazing things to do this summer and it is not too late to put together your summer bucket list.  For some inspiration and look at what is on my list…read on. 1. Picnic in the Park: There is something ‘timeless’ about packing a delicious picnic lunch and heading out […]


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There is More to Simply Owning Your Own Home

Posted at 3:35 pm on

I posted a video a while back about quantifying the value of your home and talked about how your home’s value isn’t just a reflection of how much work you have put in but that how you feel about the improvements matters too.  There is definitely more to home ownership than just the financial side […]


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Des Moines Gardening Resources

Posted at 10:48 am on April 29, 2019

Some people are green thumbs and gardening comes natural to them and well, some people are not. (I’m in the latter category but I’m making it my goal to keep house plants alive this year!) But that doesn’t mean that you cannot learn how to do some landscaping and gardening in your own yard.  Experts […]


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2019 – Are we headed for a crash?

Posted at 10:37 am on

This is a great start to the spring market.  Despite all predictions of raising interest rates throughout 2019, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages are currently at their lowest in 14 months…coming in at around 4.04%. Just about 6 months ago we were at almost 5% so this is a nice change for homebuyers who want to […]


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So you think you want to sell ‘For Sale By Owner’? Read this first.

Posted at 10:16 am on

Buying and/or selling a home can be quite the process.  There are a lot of rules, regulations, and processes that you need to follow and unless you have first-hand experience in these areas – it can be a bit overwhelming and maybe downright confusing. Here are my top reasons why you should seriously consider having a […]


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Interest Rates at their lowest since February 2018!

Posted at 3:27 pm on February 27, 2019

This is a great start to the spring market.  Despite all the predictions of raising interest rates throughout 2019, rates for 30-year fixed mortgages are currently at their lowest since this time last year…coming in at around 4.32%.  Just a few months ago we were at almost 5% so this is a nice change for […]


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7 Things all New Homeowner’s Should do ASAP When They Move In

Posted at 1:49 pm on February 25, 2019

Becoming a homeowner is taking on a lot of responsibility. You’re now in charge of the safety and security of your home. This is likely one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime, so you better take care of it! Houses require maintenance and up keep. Neglecting some of these basic home maintenance […]


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Friday Finds – Street Collective of Greater Des Moines

Posted at 9:47 am on February 21, 2019

While they have been around a while – so many people still don’t know about this awesome non-profit located in Des Moines’ East Village!!  Formerly called the Des Moines Bicycle Collective, the newly named Street Collective of Greater Des Moines is this month’s Friday Find.  The organization is dedicated to helping create stronger communities, neighborhoods […]


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