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Des Moines Real Estate: How a carpet allowance REALLY works

You've probably heard the news that the 2021 real estate market in Des Moines is a SELLER's market. But, what if you have a house that needs new carpet or flooring? Can you sell your house and get away with offering a small "carpet allowance"?? The answer varies - but we have options that we share in this video.  In this video, we're going to continue talking about pricing your house and how to get...

MOVING IN DES MOINES: HOME PRICING STRATEGIES PART 3 – HOW TO GET MULTIPLE OFFERS

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...

MOVING IN DES MOINES: HOME PRICING STRATEGIES PART 2 – WHAT IF NO ONE MAKES AN OFFER

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...

MOVING IN DES MOINES: HOME PRICING STRATEGIES

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...

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...

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...

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...

Should You Sell Your House During the Holiday Season?

If you’ve ever had your house for sale in the late fall/early winter (or thought about selling then) you’ve probably wondered - should you sell your house during the holiday season? Some real estate agents would give you the 5 reasons why your house will sell better/faster/for-more-money/etc with an emphatic YES, sell during the holidays. But, I have to ask - WHO is that advice actually helping?...

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 we have rate increases, we have increases in nominal home prices....

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