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Townhomes vs. Condo What is the Difference?
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Townhomes vs. Condo What is the Difference?

Over the past few months, we have seen an influx of buyers who are interested in looking at townhouses (townhomes)...
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Please… Tell me this housing market is calming down?
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Please… Tell me this housing market is calming down?

Please… Tell me this housing market is calming down? So far in the first quarter of 2022, we’ve had more...
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Ask the Lenders
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Ask the Lenders

As agents we have worked with many different lenders here in Des Moines. We also have some preferred lenders that have...
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Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops
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Our Favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

If you’ve met with us to discuss real estate, life, kids, or anything really, you probably know that we love...
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2021 Des Moines Home Sales in Review
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2021 Des Moines Home Sales in Review

How was Real Estate in 2021 in Des Moines? If you thought 2020 was a crazy real estate year… you...
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How to Purchase a Profitable Investment Property
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How to Purchase a Profitable Investment Property

  The following is a guest blog from Katie Conroy, the creator of Advice Mine. Katie enjoys writing about lifestyle...
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Time to get out and take in some activities this holiday season.
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Time to get out and take in some activities this holiday season.

Tis the Season to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Des Moines. Whether you are enjoying some...
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Giving Back 2021
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Giving Back 2021

If you’ve followed Home Sweet Des Moines for a little while, you may have noticed that Tawnia, Jeannie, and I...
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Is the market starting to calm down? 
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Is the market starting to calm down? 

Maybe!  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that the last few market updates have been...
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Extra Market Update… Coming in Hot!
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Extra Market Update… Coming in Hot!

Normally, I run a detailed market update once a quarter. But I can feel the market shifting… as can most...
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Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete!
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Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete!

Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete! You might remember from last quarter’s update that 2021’s real estate...
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Guide To Securing Your Home
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Guide To Securing Your Home

The following is a guest blog from writer, Aurora Springfield with Product Review Lad. Product Review Lad gives reviews for...
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Budget-Conscious Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners
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Budget-Conscious Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

The following article is a guest writer for Home Sweet Des Moines, Ted James.  Ted writes for tedknowsmoney.com Ted shares...
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The following is a guest blog from Daniel Evans with GH Clark.  GH Clark is a roofing and construction contractor...
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What’s Wrong with Love Letters?
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What’s Wrong with Love Letters?

In this increasingly competitive market for homes, you hear of buyers doing some crazy things to get their offers accepted....
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How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value and Your Bottom Line
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How to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value and Your Bottom Line

The following post is from the guest, Curtis Fisher from TradesBright.org. Tradesbright highlights the many stories of tradespeople who’ve gone above...
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Why is New Construction So Expensive?
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Why is New Construction So Expensive?

If you’re trying to buy a home right now, you may be watching the prices of brand-new homes go up...
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3 Essential Questions That Can Help You Buy Your Dream Home
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3 Essential Questions That Can Help You Buy Your Dream Home

The following is a guest blog from TedKnowsMoney.com. Ted's blog site shares money tips and helps people take control of...
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How to Create a Safe Household Environment On a Budget
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How to Create a Safe Household Environment On a Budget

The following post is from the guest, Curtis Fisher from TradesBright.org. Tradesbright highlights the many stories of tradespeople who’ve gone above...
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Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete!
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Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete!

Buying a home this year? Be prepared to compete! So far, 2021 has proven to be a year of competition...
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