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3 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Perfect House is Like a Total Eclipse

Finding the Perfect House is Like a Total Eclipse

Millions of people are excited about the total solar eclipse. Have you ever heard the term “if the stars all lined up…” to describe the perfect scenario? That’s exactly what’s happening. The sun, the moon, and the earth are all in a line. It’s a pretty rare event. And in some areas, they line up so perfectly, that the […]

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

What Are the Experts Saying about Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that they will continue their upswing throughout 2017. What impact will this have on the housing market? Here is what the experts are saying: Laurie Goodman, Co-director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center: “In 1984, 1994, 2000, and 2013, every time […]

How To Survive Being Homeless in Real Estate

How To Survive Being Homeless in Real Estate

Real estate is never dull. Just when you think you have a run of the mill, ordinary closing, you’re taken off guard by a case of Murphy’s Law. (And I’m not talking about my dog, Murphy!) Not familiar with Murphy’s Law? “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And, sometimes it happens in real estate transactions. […]

Home Improvement: You’ll Find Big Savings in the Attic

Home Improvement: You’ll Find Big Savings in the Attic

In the world of home improvement projects attic insulation is like an economy car; budget friendly but not turning any heads. Unlike a sparkling new sports car (or updated kitchen) there’s nothing sexy about improving attic insulation. Since money IS sexy we’re going to explore some reasons to consider adding this project onto this year’s […]