10 Things to Look for When Buying a House

Buying a house is a bit like planning for your wedding day — there  are months packed with excitement, stress, planning, and then, finally,  the big payoff. I know because I have 2 exceedingly interesting sisters  (a hummus-making social…

3 Must-Do's Before Listing Your Home

When it comes to first impressions, the little things make all the difference. Planning to sell your house this year? Now’s the perfect time to prep it for listing! Set aside a couple of weekends to do the work, and follow these three…

Yard Drainage: How to Identify and Solve Irrigation Issues home inspections

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Whether it is a miniature mansion or a  humble cottage in the woods, your home is probably your biggest  investment. Chances are the roof over your head is the biggest single  purchase you will ever make, and protecting it is in your best…

EPA Considers Iowa a high risk state!

Important links to understand Radon and its risks. https://www.epa.gov/radon http://idph.iowa.gov/radon  A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon.   Radon frequently asked…

Why Fall Is the Best Time to Buy a New Home

Even in superheated housing markets, summer is the hottest season — and 2018 has been particularly brutal,  fueled by declining inventory and strong demand. But by September, the  real estate market cools down, along with outdoor temperatures.…