What Are Des Moines Home Inspectors Really On The Look For?

The inspection is one of the most critical elements of any real estate purchase. In fact, it can cause a deal to completely unravel if too many repairs are needed or the severity of the defects is too extreme. One of the best ways to avoid that kind of nightmare is to understand what inspectors are going to look for when they dissect a property. … Continue reading What Are Des Moines Home Inspectors Really On The Look For?

The 4 Best Ways To Use Your Tax Return On Your First Home

Okay, So I know that you can probably think of a million and one more fun ways to blow that tax return check than on a house. Perhaps an exotic getaway, or a new television? But the truth is, that fun little government bonus check would go much further for you if you apply it to your future in the right way. I promise if … Continue reading The 4 Best Ways To Use Your Tax Return On Your First Home

The 5 Best Coffee Hot Spots In Des Moines

I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine life without coffee. Lucky for me and my fellow caffeine enthusiasts, Des Moines is filled with fantastic coffee houses! In fact, there are so many wonderful mom-and-pop coffee shops around the city, it can be hard to pick a favorite. However, I’ve challenged myself to select the top five that I adore and I challenge you … Continue reading The 5 Best Coffee Hot Spots In Des Moines

Which Des Moines Neighborhoods Should Real Estate Investors Keep Their Eyes On?

Real estate investors all over the country are pumped for 2019, and investors here in Des Moines are no exception! If you have been considering investing your money in Des Moines real estate, you’re probably hungrily looking through Zillow, Facebook, and Craigslist to find that perfect property. However, before you start looking for the perfect property for your first (or 30th) investment, you need to … Continue reading Which Des Moines Neighborhoods Should Real Estate Investors Keep Their Eyes On?