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Why You Should Consider Selling This Fall

If you’re still trying to decide whether or not you should list your home for sale, there may not be a better time than right now. The fall season is a beautiful time to stage and showcase your home to potential buyers. 

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Tips for Making the Best Offer

As a buyer, it’s important to stand out from the crowd when buying a home. If you’re thinking about buying a home right now, here are some things to keep in mind throughout the process of placing an offer.

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Experts Weigh In on Mortgage Rates

Many experts agree that the current low interest rates present buyers with a great opportunity to invest in a home. Here’s what some of these experts have to say.

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Ready to Sell Your Home? Here's a Checklist

While it might be a seller’s market, there are still things you can do to maximize the sale of your home. Here’s a helpful checklist to help prepare your home for the greatest possible return.

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Tips for Maximizing the Sale of Your Home

While many homes are currently selling quickly and for above asking price, there are still steps you can take to make sure your home stands out from other homes for sale.

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Three Hot Topics in Real Estate Right Now

You’ve likely heard all the usual buzzings of home prices, down payments, pre-approval and more. However, there are new, timely topics also driving the current real estate market.

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How Long Do I Need to Save for a Down Payment?

As you begin to budget and prepare to buy your first home, you need to decide how much you want to put down and how long it will take you to save.

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Will Home Prices Continue to Appreciate?

Home prices continue to appreciate, and many consumers are worried this trend is unsustainable. However, the majority of financial experts believe the housing market is strong.

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Looking to Buy a Home? Patience Is Key

In many real estate markets, potential homebuyers are struggling to find the perfect house – or really, any house – to buy this year. This is because we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market.

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Do I Really Need a 20-Percent Down Payment?

Many potential homebuyers are under the false impression that a 20-percent down payment is required to buy a house. However, the right down payment for you depends on many factors.

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Why the Original Listing Price Matters

Pricing your home correctly is the main factor in determining how fast and for how much money it will ultimately sell for.

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Why You Should Reconsider FSBO

While selling your home on your own — without a seller’s agent — might seem like a great way to save money on a commission fee, most FSBO sellers come to regret their decision.

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Benefits of Homeownership vs. Renting

The pros and cons of owning a home versus renting a home is a hot topic for a reason, but do you actually know the benefits of owning a home? We’ll break some of them down for you below.

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How to Get Your Home Ready to Sell This Spring

Spring is often universally touted as the best time to sell a home. As the weather warms up, so do many real estate markets. Here are some tips for preparing your home for a successful, quick spring sale.

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Des Moines Ranked #2 Safest City in the U.S.

According to the U.S. News & World Report, Des Moines is the second safest place to live in the United States in 2020-2021. Let's take a look at what makes Des Moines so safe.

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2020 Des Moines Real Estate Year-End Report

While 2020 was a challenging year in most aspects to say the very least, the Des Moines real estate market actually had an excellent year. Let’s take a look at some more 2020 statistics.

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