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3 Tips for Buying a House in 2021

We’ve got 3 tips for all home buyers in this new year that will help set your home search up for success in 2021! Tip #1 for buying a new home in 2021: Don’t expect perfection. No matter what the price point - perfection doesn’t exist. That house is going to need a deep cleaning, no matter what. Having the carpets professionally cleaned is also a good idea. Out with the old and in with the...

What To Expect When You Move To Des Moines

If you've been considering moving to Des Moines and you're not familiar with the area, you're probably wondering what to expect. Is Des Moines (or Iowa in general) just one big corn field? What do people do for fun? Are they going to expect you to go cow tipping? Hi, I'm Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I'm a REALTOR in the Des Moines area. And before we get too far into this, I just want to...

HOW DO OPEN HOUSES WORK FOR BUYERS?

Open houses are fun when you're in the house hunting process! But, if you're not careful you might be inundated with calls, texts, emails, and even mail from all the agents you'll meet! In this video I share my best tip to avoid high pressure sales tactics and other open house tips for buyers. If you're wondering "how do open houses work?", this is a good place to start.If you’re in the market to buy a...

Mortgage market update

Mortgage market update with Dave Lewis at Home Services Lending

This was recorded on 4/16/2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. (So, if you're watching this in 2021 or later, it's probably a relic of the past and you should move on to another video.)Anyway, Dave Lewis from Home Services Lending, a local mortgage lender in the Des Moines, IA, area shares how the pandemic has affected the mortgage market. This was a very high level subprime mortgage crisis summary.His first...

Cool Home Improvement Ideas You Can Complete This Weekend

Cool Home Improvement Ideas You Can Complete This Weekend

Choosing the projects to complete around the house can be overwhelming, time consuming, and expensive! In this video I’m going to share with you cool home improvement ideas you can complete this weekend. Here we go! Hi, I’m Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I’m a REALTOR in the Des Moines area and I know what improvements help sell a home. No matter what your budget is - there are upgrades you...

my favorite remote working tools

My favorite remote working tools

Selling real estate for the last 10 years has helped me become an amazing remote worker. I can work from home, from the car, or from an open house! Some of you might be working from home for the first time so I put together a list of my favorite remote working tools. Let’s get to it! Hi, I’m Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I’m a REALTOR in the Des Moines area and I love technology! You might...

basement flooding

My Basement is Flooding What Do I Do?

This video was recorded live on Facebook after Memorial day in 2019. At that time many people in the Des Moines, IA, area were having trouble with water in their basement and even basement flooding. We cover basement flooding causes, what should you do when the basement leaks after buying a house, wet basement waterproofing, and even suing seller for non disclosure. You can read the cliff notes here below...

effects of low interest rates

What are the effects of low interest rates for homeowners?

In the last 10 years, we've all heard about historically low mortgage rates. But what does that really mean to homeowners? What are the effects of low interest rates?In this video,  I share some of my thoughts on the effects of low interest rates and why you should take advantage of them. Way back when, in the year 2000, yours truly was approved for a Fannie Mae mortgage loan at 7% interest...

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3 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re thinking about buying a house then you’ll want to make sure to avoid these 3 home buying mistakes!First things first - there are a lot of mistakes that can be made during the home buying process. But, that video would be obnoxious! Hi, I’m Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I’m a REALTOR in Des Moines and I can help you avoid these 3 home buying mistakes. MISTAKE #1NOT KNOWING...

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