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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...

home buying mistakes

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...

the truth about zillow pre foreclosures

The Truth About Zillow Pre Foreclosures

There are LIES everywhere you look in real estate - even websites! In this video, I share the TRUTH about Zillow pre foreclosures and Zillow foreclosures. So 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 don’t know about you, but I really hate being lied to. (And actually, I’m sure you don’t like it either!) So, let’s talk about...

living in des moines (according to Facebook)

Living in Des Moines (according to Facebook)

Recently I posted a video with my 10 reasons why you should consider moving to Des Moines. (You can watch that HERE.) Anyway, I thought I should find out if I was missing any reason. Naturally, I polled my Facebook friends asking what they love about living in Des Moines, and these are their results. Hi, I'm Heather Wright with Remax Concepts. I'm a Realtor in the Des Moines area and I would love...

who pays for closing costs

who pays closing costs?

Are you thinking about buying or selling a house and wondering if you’ll have to pay closing costs?  We’re going to answer that question right now! Hi, I’m Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I’m a REALTOR in Des Moines and I can help you understand who pays closing costs. The short answer is that BOTH the buyer and seller pay for their OWN closing costs. Buying and selling real estate...

moving to des moines

Moving to Des Moines

Are you thinking about moving to Des Moines, IA? Watch the video below to get my TEN reasons why you should!  Hi, I’m Heather Wright with RE/MAX Concepts. I’m a REALTOR in Des Moines and I would love to tell you why Des Moines is an awesome place to live. #1 - IOWA NICE If you’ve ever heard the term Iowa Nice - it’s true! And, it applies to people in Des Moines too. You might get a wave on...

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