The HUB

How to Use 2018's Hottest Color: Oceanside

Posted by Rachel Flint on Dec 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As 2017 comes to a close and we look ahead to 2018, paint trends are all the talk for the inside (and potentially the outside) of your home. Each year, Sherwin-Williams releases a forecast of colors naming the must-have color for the upcoming year.

This year the crown goes to Oceanside.

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Topics: Home Design, Real Estate

Home Preparedness: What Would You Do?

Posted by Kate Hightshoe on Dec 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM
It's not a pleasant thought, but have you ever considered what you would do if the wires in your home started smoking? What about if a stray dog was wandering down your street? They aren't commonplace scenarios, but it's helpful to have an idea of how to handle them should the situation arise.
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Topics: Residential Property Management, Real Estate, Homeowners Associations

Joys of Living Downtown

Posted by Darcy Valline on Nov 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM

In the most recent Des Moines-focused article, Comedian Dante Powell claims, “Des Moines, Iowa is actually cool…. I swear.”

It’s been shared more than 1,000 times. You know why? It’s because he’s right.

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Topics: Apartment Living

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