Moving Iowa Blog

April 11, 2019

Priority Tasks For Your Move In

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.

Change the locks

Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed ...
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Nov. 20, 2018

Can My Home Sell During The Holiday?

Ok kids here's the deal....Yes of course you can still sell your home during the Holidays! There are always buyers looking for a home. Sure we tend to see a little less home buying as soon as that ugly S word starts getting thrown around. Of course I ...

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Aug. 9, 2017

Stop What You're Doing...The Fair Is Here!

Seriously why does the world stop when the Iowa State Fair arrives? Do we just need to satisfy our yearly lust for greasy fattening food that comes on a stick? Everyone just stops what they are doing to make that annual pilgrimage to what is considered one of the best ...

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June 2, 2017

What If I Wait To Buy A Home?

 

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy? | Simplifying The Market

First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Renters who are ready and willing to buy are now realizing that they are also able to as well. Many first-time buyers are Millennials (born between 1981 – 1997).

If ...

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June 2, 2017

4 Ways To Craft An Offer A seller Can't Refuse

It can take a time and effort to find the perfect home to purchase. After you have found that home, you need to convince the seller that your offer is the one they want to choose. There may be multiple offers made at the same time, and you may be ...

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May 25, 2016

Sell Your Des Moines Home Faster With An Outdoor Makeover

 

When you put your home on the market, it’s important that you make the indoor living space as attractive as possible to potential buyers. The foyer should look spacious and inviting. The bedrooms, neat and uncluttered. The basement, clean and well lit.

All good advice.

But don’t forget the ...

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April 5, 2016

Home Inspection Troubles

You shop for a home. You find one you like. You make an offer — conditional on a satisfactory home inspection.

Okay so far.

Then the inspector discovers a problem with the home that may require an expensive repair or renovation. Perhaps the frame in the front door is cracked ...

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April 5, 2016

Home Staging Tips

When it comes to “staging” your home for sale – which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered – you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc.

But there are some home staging tips that are less obvious, yet can help ...

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April 5, 2016

Home Selling Stress

Selling a house can be a stressful process for the entire family. You need to keep the place clean and looking its best. You need to stay away during viewings. You may even need to look for a new home at the same time.

Although you won’t be able to ...

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Dec. 16, 2015

Des Moines Foreclosures? Still A Good Deal?

 

I still get asked about foreclosures all the time. Are there still great deals to be had when buying Des Moines foreclosures? Well sometimes I guess. You are going to have to work a little harder to find them that's for sure. Most I see anymore are over ...
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