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What to Look for in Your First Apartment

Posted by Darcy Valline on Mar 15, 2017 11:59:30 AM

Looking for your first apartment is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. If you have never rented an apartment before, you may not realize the range of things you need to think about to ensure your new home is a good fit for you. To prevent yourself from being swept away by first impressions, it’s a good idea to take a systematic approach, listing your needs, wants, and priorities, and then comparing how well your various choices can satisfy them. The main things to think about are what you can afford, how convenient it is for you, and the community culture. If all three of those aspects suit you and you like the place, then it’s likely a good match.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Downtown Des Moines' Best Luxury Apartments

Posted by Darcy Valline on Mar 6, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Hubbell Realty Company has been hard at work building some of downtown Des Moines’ hottest new apartment rentals! If you’ve been dreaming of living in downtown Des Moines, there are some fantastic new options—and more on the way. Here are three of Hubbell Apartment Living’s newest options in the heart of Des Moines.

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Topics: Apartment Living, downtown living

Personalizing Your First New Home

Posted by Rachel Flint on Feb 27, 2017 3:56:00 PM

Buying your first brand-new home is an exciting experience! Whether you’re building an entirely custom home or purchasing a showcase home (often called a “spec” home) that’s still under construction, you have a lot of opportunities to make your new home a perfect fit for your family. To get as much of what you want in your home as possible while staying within your budget, it’s important to be aware of important decision-making deadlines. Read on to get a sense of the general progression of the construction process and what types of choices you can make at each stage to make your new home an ideal space for your family.

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

Healthy Living: How to Practice Mindfulness

Posted by Tyler Smith on Feb 23, 2017 4:08:15 PM

Today’s American culture is all about action and doing. We as a society do not get enough time to practice simply being with all the distractions and stimuli fighting for our attention. Mindfulness is the practice of being and this type of practice is very beneficial in reducing stress and allowing you to gain a healthy cognitive digestion process of your experiences.



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Topics: Hubbell Realty

How to Avoid Frequent Moves

Posted by Darcy Valline on Feb 19, 2017 9:28:00 AM

Let’s face it: Moving is a pain. While the promise of a new and improved home is undoubtedly exciting, having to pack up all your stuff, haul it across town (or farther), and organize it in a different space is time-consuming and labor intensive—and we all have things we’d rather be doing.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Healthy Living: Why Sore Muscles Are a Good Thing

Posted by Tyler Smith on Feb 15, 2017 4:19:06 PM

Every gym-goer has heard horror stories of going up stairs following a tough leg day, but sore muscles are not a bad thing. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is a beneficial soreness that peaks about 24-36 hours after your phsical activity and can last a couple of days.



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Topics: Hubbell Realty

What Does a Construction Superintendent Do?

Posted by Beth Jaeger on Feb 13, 2017 8:23:00 AM

A construction superintendent is a high-level craft professional who manages day-to-day operations throughout the construction process. Whether they initially enter the industry through apprenticeship programs or two- or four-year degree programs, construction superintendents have gained substantial hands-on and supervisory experience in their field so they’re able to take on the multifaceted responsibilities each project entails.

 

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Topics: Human Resources

How a Design Studio Can Simplify the Home Building Process

Posted by Rachel Flint on Feb 8, 2017 11:51:41 AM

Building a new home is an exciting time full of important choices, and few of the steps are more fun than picking out the finishes and products to personalize your home. Finding a builder who makes it easy to select your cabinets, paint, flooring and lighting ensures that the building process is a dream – and your dream home becomes a reality!

 

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Topics: Home Building, Home Design

4 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Feb 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Moving to a smaller home can empower you to save money in several ways as well as become more focused, organized, and intentional about your approach to living. Beyond cutting your fixed monthly housing costs, downsizing can yield benefits in many areas of your life. To decide whether moving to a smaller home would be a good choice for you, weigh what you’d be giving up against what you’d gain. Here are four signs you might be happier living more simply in a smaller space.

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Topics: Home Design, Apartment Living, Real Estate

What Does an Apartment Manager Do?

Posted by Darcy Valline on Jan 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Apartment managers can make a big difference in the day-to-day quality of life for residents. They work in a wide range of capacities to ensure smooth operations, responsiveness to residents’ needs, and the overall success of their community. If you’re wondering whether this job would be a good fit for you, read on to learn more about what it entails.

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Topics: Human Resources, Residential Property Management, Apartment Living