buying a home

What can New York City rent BUY you in Des Moines, Iowa?

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...

Low Housing Inventory: Should I Sell My House Now?

If you've thought about selling your house in the Greater Des Moines Area but worry that you won't be able to find a new home to move into - this is for you!  Housing inventory in the greater Des Moines area is at an all time low. You're probably seeing real estate agents left and right on social media preach and beg you to sell your house because they have buyers willing to fight over the price of...

Timeline for Building a House in Des Moines

Timeline for Building a House in Des Moines

Timeline for Building a House in Des Moines How long does it take to build a house in the Greater Des Moines area?  The short answer is: somewhere between three to six months. The long (and correct) answer is: it depends. There's a lot involved in building new construction. So in this video, I'm going to share with you a general timeline that really only applies to the greater Des Moines area because...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY TO BUY YOUR HOME? If you've been thinking about buying a house in the Des Moines area, you should download our expert guide to finding creative ways to help with your down...

mortgage insurance

Will Mortgage Insurance Break You?

We always say, buying a house is a big deal. It's such a big deal, that you deserve correct information. (Vs. all the MIS-information out there!) We talked with our preferred lenders and together we've been exposing common myths. Like the myth about having to have perfect credit to buy a house, or why the lowest interest rate isn't always the best, and even how you can buy a house without a gigantic down...

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