What You Can Expect From The Des Moines Real Estate Market in 2020

The current healthy economy portends a strong real estate market throughout 2020. A strong job market, with unemployment at a near 50-year low and relatively low-interest rates should keep real estate going, but there will remain, it seems, a shortage of inventory. Industry watchers say that the market is looking better than it did a … Continued

5 Tax Tips For Homeowners In Des Moines

Homeownership entails some significant tax breaks that homeowners should be aware of and take advantage of. The sad fact is that many people lose out in April because they aren’t aware of these tax breaks or just don’t know how to take advantage of these savings opportunities. In addition, tax laws went through a major … Continued

10 Tips for Selling Your House in Des Moines

There are all kinds of advice and tips from lots of “experts” about how to sell your house and sell it fast. Sometimes the advice sounds good, and sometimes it seems pretty bizarre. But when you distill all that advice down to its basic essence, you get pretty much the same thing across the board … Continued

Why You Need To Have An Open House For Your Des Moines Home

Once upon a time not so long ago, it was just standard procedure to have an open house as part of the process of selling a home. Now, though, many consider the practice outdated, not very useful, and just a way for your agent to generate leads. But combined with a robust online marketing strategy, open houses … Continued

How To Stay Positive When Selling Your House in Des Moines

Very often people list their home for sale expecting a quick sale at the asking price, thinking buyers will immediately fall in love with it because they love it so much. But the reality is usually very different. Buyers see all the flaws, the price keeps getting negotiated down, and/or the house sits on the … Continued

6 Best Renovations To Add Value Before Selling Your Des Moines House

Some renovations can increase your home’s value significantly, and others not so much. Some renovations can actually decrease your home’s value or force you to lower your asking price. So if you’re getting your house ready to sell, you want to make only those improvements that add value and avoid those that simply cost you … Continued