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Fall Maintenance
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Fall Maintenance

Summer months are finishing up, so this is the perfect season to get our homes ready for the cooler weather...
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Dream Home — 3 lessons learned while searching for a new home
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Dream Home — 3 lessons learned while searching for a new home

The following is a guest blog from caretokeep.com Karen Mary is the creator and keeper of caretokeep.com. The site is...
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Is it Time to Refinance?  The Pros Respond
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Is it Time to Refinance? The Pros Respond

Interest rates have been changing, which makes us all ask, “Is it time to refinance my home?”  We went to...
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Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA
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Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA

The following is a guest blog from Broadband Search | Photo: Canva Broadband Search have put thousands of hours into...
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Best Home Security Based on In-Depth Reviews
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Best Home Security Based on In-Depth Reviews

The following is a guest blog from ConsumerAdocates.org  | Photos: Canva Check out a shared blog article from Consumer Advocates. ...
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Healthy Home Upgrades for the DIYer
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Healthy Home Upgrades for the DIYer

The following is a guest blog post from Curtis Fisher who writes for tradesbright.org  Tradesbright, an online blog site to ...
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Best Practices for Packing Up and Moving
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Best Practices for Packing Up and Moving

The following is a guest blog submitted by Mark Zappia.  He writes for Clearskymoving.com, an online moving resource. Putting your...
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Best Mortgage Rates Based on In-Depth Reviews
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Best Mortgage Rates Based on In-Depth Reviews

The following is a guest blog from ConsumerAdocates.org  With mortgage rates falling to a record low, learn how to choose...
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Des Moines Area Housing Report 2020: “And that house is under contract”
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Des Moines Area Housing Report 2020: “And that house is under contract”

I doubt anyone saw how 2020 would go back in January.  Despite coronavirus, the real estate market is in full...
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Thank You Dad
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Thank You Dad

Note from Nora: Last week, I unexpectedly spent time in Texas with my dad.  As our parents age, we all...
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Celebrating Mom 2020
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Celebrating Mom 2020

Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, May 10th. And we know that moms are so important! Here is a local...
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2020 Des Moines Housing Market Update – 1st Quarter
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2020 Des Moines Housing Market Update – 1st Quarter

How’s 2020 going? You know we love checking out the numbers behind the real estate here at Home Sweet Des...
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How to Build Your Home to Order
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How to Build Your Home to Order

Many of our clients are very excited at the idea of building their own home; they can get exactly what...
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Ready, Set, Stage!
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Ready, Set, Stage!

Every person selling home wants their home to sell quickly for a large profit, but it takes more than luck to...
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Des Moines Housing Market 2019 Update
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Des Moines Housing Market 2019 Update

How did we do in 2019?  My favorite part of real estate: the numbers! You may remember the analyses I’ve...
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Norwalk

Norwalk, Iowa is a family-friendly, economically strong community that offers metro living with a small-town atmosphere. Just 10 minutes from...
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Stay Sane and Mindful this Holiday Season
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Stay Sane and Mindful this Holiday Season

The holidays are here!  Because we often have grand expectations of the people we will see and the things we...
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How to Make Buying and Moving into a New Home Go Smoothly
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How to Make Buying and Moving into a New Home Go Smoothly

Guest Blog submitted by George Miller writes for Securablilities.com, an online resource for fraud prevention, home security, and online safety....
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Giving Back 2019
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Giving Back 2019

It’s that time of year when we all start to count our blessings and try to give back to those...
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Fall 2019 Housing Report
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Fall 2019 Housing Report

Hello! This month, I’m presenting numbers, but I’m also speaking anecdotally.  Bear with me. (If you’re not familiar with our...
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