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You’ve been working for years, building up to become a first time home buyer, but now that you’re here, you decide what advice to take or cast aside. There’s a lot of information out there for new buyers that turn an exciting time into an overwhelming experience.  Consider these 5 common first ti...
Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted were those pink and red roller blades? You sold lemonade, did extra chores, and picked up babysitting gigs until you piggy bank was full. As an adult, roller blades turn into cars and houses. Except now, a full piggy bank won’t pay the bills. Saving...
Weddings are a time to gather with loved ones in celebration of love. What better place to celebrate your love than where the heart is? Home. An intimate backyard wedding at home allows you to have the union of your dreams on a budget. From DIY decorations to homemade cocktails, you can have a ro...
Summer in Ankeny, Iowa is winding down. Shopping carts are filling up with school supplies instead of water balloons, and kids are taking full advantage of their last days by staying up past their bedtime. The end of summer is a great time to stuff as much family-time as possible into a few short...
Whether your baby is the size of a grape or a full-grown adult, their health and safety preoccupy your every thought.  Creating a safe environment at home is the first step to protecting your young one. With so many gadgets and gizmos out there, where do you begin? Before your tot turns into a wa...
Sell My Home: 7-Step Guide to Selling Your HouseThe only thing consistent in life is change.  Change is good, though it can be stressful. Two of life’s biggest changes and stressors are buying a home and selling a home. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you’re moving into the “Sell my ...
Ankeny is BOOMING! Every corner I turn I see a sign that says or “Now Open” or “Coming Soon!” The small town feel combined with rapid growth is one the best parts about working and living here.  One of my favorite activities (outside of selling dream homes) is discovering new gems in Ankeny. I’m ...
Summer solstice serves as the perfect landscaping setup.  We wait all year for those warm summer days and long summer nights. Why? Because there’s nothing better than spending time with loved ones outdoors surrounded by nature.  With that being said, it’s not every day that you have time to trave...
Close your eyes and imagine the home of your dreams. Now open your eyes. Reality hits. How are you going to land that house?  You’ve created Pinterest boards, folded corners of magazines and daydreamed for hours about your forever home, but are you prepared to buy it today? Although home searches...
Your home is like a boxed cake. Yes, you heard me right. Your house is like a nice box of chocolate cake. When it comes time to sell that chocolate cake, you can either bake it straight from the box’s instructions, or you can add your own spin to it. To make the cake stand out the rest of the bak...

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