The HUB

How to Reorganize Your Closet

Posted by Darcy Valline on Nov 15, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We all want a large, beautiful walk-in closet worthy of a twirl and a squeal (see inspiration). The shoes would be stacked to the ceiling, which would be adorned by a glittering chandelier. The center island would hold jewelry while a fluffy chair waits for you in the corner. The clothes would be coordinated by color. Each organizational bin would be labeled and stitched with zigzags, stripes or polka dots. Chanel would fill the air.

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Topics: Apartment Living

So, You Want A Puppy...

Posted by Darcy Valline on Nov 6, 2017 1:29:00 PM

There is a lot that goes into adding a new furry family member especially if you want a puppy. You or your family will want to factor in things such as breed, size, activity levels, cleanliness and all of the costs associated with getting a new puppy before bringing him/her home.

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Topics: Apartment Living

The Latest in Home Technology

Posted by Rachel Flint on Oct 30, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Every day our homes get smarter and smarter. Long gone are the days of a thermostat with a needle that was far from accurate. Here are the days of digital thermostats which report humidity and outside temperature and provide insights into your energy usage.

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Topics: Home Design

The Truth About Renter's Insurance

Posted by Darcy Valline on Oct 23, 2017 4:29:00 PM

Did you know that almost 66 percent of apartment residents in the United States do not have renter's insurance? It is important and nearly vital that every resident add a renter's policy to their insurance package to protect their belongings and bring peace of mind.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Houseplants: How to Choose

Posted by Darcy Valline on Oct 16, 2017 10:45:00 AM

House plants can be a fantastic way to bring the outside in, but in some cases, they might be doomed by the time they're in the front door.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Pet-Friendly Amenities in Homeowners Associations

Posted by Kate Hightshoe on Oct 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More and more, pets are considered full-fledged members of the family, doted on with organic treats and trips to the pet spa. As such, homeowners associations are adding amenities and programs that cater to four-legged friends.

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Topics: Residential Property Management, Homeowners Associations

The Benefits of Living in a Smoke-Free Apartment Community

Posted by Darcy Valline on Sep 27, 2017 11:19:35 AM

All of our apartment communities — from the multiple building communities in downtown Des Moines, to the lofts along MLK Jr. Parkway, to our vibrant apartment communities in Sioux Falls — continually take pride in promoting healthy living in all of our communities. One way we do this is through making all of our apartment communities non-smoking throughout.

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Topics: Apartment Living

Food Storage Hacks You Need to Know

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Jul 24, 2017 3:47:00 PM

Whether you're living in an apartment, a townhome, or living in a single family home, food waste continues to be a global challenge. That's why we are sharing a few great food storage tips to make sure your food lasts longer and stays fresher!

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

Go-To Housewarming Gifts

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Jun 26, 2017 4:55:00 PM

Your friend or family member bought a new house & invites you over to see it for the first time. What do you bring as a housewarming gift? It all depends what the person needs, wants and will use; not to mention what kind of place they just moved into. So here are a few ideas from experts plus a few of our teams' favorite go-to gifts.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

The Joys of Living in the Suburbs of Des Moines

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Jun 19, 2017 11:21:00 AM

There is so much activity happening in the Greater Des Moines area, it is hard to keep up with it all! Whether it is the discussion about the regional water trails initiative, new apartments, or the latest Microsoft or Facebook data center, Des Moines is a thriving capitol city.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty