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2012 

Thinking of listing your home? Then the following article written by Melissa Dittmann Tracey, of REALTOR® Magazine is a must read.  There are some things that you can do to increase your home’s value that do not involve Remodeling a Kitchen or a Bath. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve ...
Posted over 1 year ago
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The value of the average home in the U.S. in April was $147,300, according to real-estate website Zillow.com. The home of the professional athlete, however, is likely to be anything but average. The professional athlete is often a distinct type of homebuyer, in part because the contract and endor...
Posted over 1 year ago
It's a tough world out there, and sometimes we need a little reminder — while we're brushing our teeth, going up the stairs or flying out the front door — that everything is going to be OK. We've all seen typography around the house in the form of art prints, vintage signs and decals, but there a...
Posted over 1 year ago
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Posted over 1 year ago
Warm weather, a change of scenery, and a few days to relax—there's a reason we wait all year for summer vacation. But even if you can't get out of town this season, or just want to extend those feel-good vacation vibes, we've compiled a list of 23 ways to give your home that relaxing resort feel....
Posted almost 2 years ago
Looking for new, modern staging accessories? Try chunky woven blankets, reflective surfaces, and tangerine combined with neutral shades, says Barb Schwarz, CEO of Stagedhomes.com. Other ideas: Mother Earth–inspired elements:Nature is popular in staging this year. Popular color palettes are remin...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Most households have a room where the main activity is watching TV. We're well past the era when all you needed was an outlet and a pair of rabbit ears — now, DVD players, game consoles, cable and satellites, computer networks and stereo systems all can communicate with your television. It makes ...
Posted almost 2 years ago
The increase in single home permits along with commercial permits has contributed to Waukee having the strongest year in development since 2008. -The city issued more building permits last year than it had in any year since 2008 -81.7 Million in new development, 12.8 Million of that from commerci...
Posted almost 2 years ago
Cy Phillips | RE/MAX INNOVATIONS | (515) 422-4731 301 NW 14th St, Grimes, IA4BR/3.0BA Single Familyoffered at $300,000Year Built2005Sq Footage1,519Bedrooms4 Bathrooms3.0Floors1Parking Garage - Attached Lot Size11,200 sq ftdescriptionLarge 4 bedroom walkout ranch with beautifully finished lower le...
Posted almost 2 years ago
With way-above-average temperatures kicking in throughout Des Moines, it looks like it's going to be another record-breaking summer. Seems that the real possibility of climate change, whether part of the earth's natural cycle or caused by human activity, is something we'll all have to deal with. ...
Posted almost 2 years ago
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