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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, […]

who pays 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 […]

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 NICEIf you’ve ever […]

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own

In this video, one of our favorite lenders in the Greater Des Moines area, Dave Lewis from Home Services Lending, shares pros and cons to help you decide if you should rent vs. own.  WHAT IF YOU COULD USE SOMEONEELSE’S MONEY TO BUY YOUR HOME? If you’ve been thinking about buying a house in the […]

Living in Des Moines: myDSMapp recommendation

Living in Des Moines: myDSMapp recommendation

If you’re living in Des Moines (or living in a suburb and visit frequently) and you notice something that the city needs to address, this app is great! And, the city is pretty prompt at fixing things.  Watch this video where Heather shares a few personal examples and gives you a walk through of the app. […]

What to do when your home warranty expires

What to do when your home warranty expires

If you’ve bought a house in the last year, it’s likely you had a home warranty – and it might be expiring soon!  So, what do you do when your home warranty expires? We’ve got a video to walk you through the options and what to consider:

Should You Cover Your AC Unit During the Winter?

Should You Cover Your AC Unit During the Winter?

Your home and all the mechanicals that make it work are an expensive investment so you want to make sure you take good care of it.   Recently, I was working with a first time home buyer that was feeling overwhelmed with all of his future homeowner responsibilities. One question he asked me several times […]

Should You Buy a House on Contract or Rent to Own?

Should You Buy a House on Contract or Rent to Own?

A common question we hear is “Do you think this seller would sell me their house on contract?” Or another version of this same question, “Is this house available to rent to own?” If you’ve ever bought a home you know there are several different options to PAY for the home. One way is to purchase the home […]

How to Buy a House with Cash Down Payment

How to Buy a House with Cash Down Payment

How to buy a house with cash for your down payment.   In this video, I’ll explain exactly how you can use cash to buy a house. And, even if you’re getting a loan but have a large cash down payment – you’ll want to know what to do. So, let’s say you have mattress […]

Real Estate Appraisals: What Can Go Wrong

Real Estate Appraisals: What Can Go Wrong

  In real estate, there’s never any guarantees. That rule of thumb applies to real estate appraisals too! In this video we cover some options that both sellers and buyers can consider in the event a real estate appraisal doesn’t appraise for the agreed upon purchase price. If you’re buying or selling a house, you […]