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Seller’s Real Estate Dictionary
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Seller’s Real Estate Dictionary

Not only does buying a home involve its own language (http://homesweetdesmoines.com/buyers-real-estate-dictionary/), but selling a home does too!  We at Home...
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Buyer’s Real Estate Dictionary
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Buyer’s Real Estate Dictionary

Buying a home involves its own language. Thank goodness we at Home Sweet Des Moines speak fluent Real Estate. Today,...
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2019 Des Moines Spring Housing Market
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2019 Des Moines Spring Housing Market

How’s 2019 going? While purchasing or selling a home is often an emotional business, we here at Home Sweet Des...
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How to Spring Clean & Declutter in Des Moines
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How to Spring Clean & Declutter in Des Moines

If you are planning to sell your home, make a move, or just get ready for some spring cleaning, you...
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Those Crazy Iowa Property Taxes
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Those Crazy Iowa Property Taxes

Property taxes.  We all hate them.  They are the primary source of revenue for our local governments, however, and are...
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Des Moines Housing Market: 2018 Update
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Des Moines Housing Market: 2018 Update

How did Des Moines Housing Market do in 2018?  Do you remember the analysis I put together in July 2018, looking at...
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Holiday Traditions from Des Moines Area Friends and Family
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Holiday Traditions from Des Moines Area Friends and Family

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa (or all of them, or none of the above!), this time of year...
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Giving Back – Charities in Des Moines
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Giving Back – Charities in Des Moines

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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Myths and Misconceptions in Real Estate
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Myths and Misconceptions in Real Estate

When it comes to real estate, everyone has bits of information that they've heard over the years.  But what's really...
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Location, Location, Location!

You’ve heard this before when it comes to real estate: Location, Location, Location!  Why is Location so important?  Two reasons:...
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Should I sell my house in the fall?
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Should I sell my house in the fall?

Are you questioning whether it’s time to sell your home, even though school is starting soon and it’s getting close...
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Communities

Altoona

Altoona The Altoona community is the northeastern suburb of the Des Moines metro area, located directly off the Interstate 80...
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Communities

Grimes

Grimes Grimes is located on the northwest side of Greater Des Moines area. It offers the amenities of city living...
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Beaverdale

The Beaverdale neighborhood is one of the largest of the recognized neighborhoods in the city of Des Moines. It extends...
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How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2018?
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How is the Real Estate Market doing in 2018?

Do you remember the analysis I put together in January of this year, looking at 2017 and comparing it to previous years?...
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Reminder: Lower your Property Taxes!
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Reminder: Lower your Property Taxes!

If you purchased a home in 2017 or this year 2018.  Please make sure to sign up for the homestead...
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Costs of Buying a Home
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Costs of Buying a Home

Last month we shared all the costs that home owners should be prepared for when selling a home.  This month...
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Costs of Selling a Home – Don’t be Surprised!
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Costs of Selling a Home – Don’t be Surprised!

In the current Des Moines seller market, home prices are on the rise. It can be a great time to...
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Why should I worry about interest rates?
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Why should I worry about interest rates?

Why should I worry about interest rates? If you are thinking about buying a home in the next 6 to...
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Communities

Johnston

The city of Johnston is another fast-growing Northern suburb of the Des Moines Metro area. Johnston is home to numerous businesses...
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