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How was Real Estate in 2020 in Des Moines?
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How was Real Estate in 2020 in Des Moines?

How was Real Estate in 2020 in Des Moines? 2020 will live on in our minds as the year no...
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How to Set Your Rental Property Up for Success
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How to Set Your Rental Property Up for Success

The following post is from the guest, Curtis Fisher from TradesBright.org. Tradesbright highlights the many stories of tradespeople who’ve gone...
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Des Moines / Central Iowa nonprofits  – A Giver Mindset
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Des Moines / Central Iowa nonprofits – A Giver Mindset

2020 has been challenging in so many ways, for so many people. But we still try to help local organizations;...
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Surviving 2020
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Surviving 2020

As 2020 nears its end, I have been reflecting on all the challenges the year brought in its wake. The...
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2020: Be kind to your realtor friends: We are still busy!
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2020: Be kind to your realtor friends: We are still busy!

And the real estate market here in Des Moines is still hopping.  While fall has brought cooler temperatures to our...
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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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