The HUB

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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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

The Hallmarks of a Good Homeowners Association

Posted by Kate Hightshoe on Jun 14, 2017 9:15:00 AM
Homeowners associations seem to be everywhere these days, and a quick Google search will return pages of results explaining what an HOA is and how homeowners benefit from living within an association. But what exactly makes an HOA good? In other words, what can you expect from a high-quality homeowners association?
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Topics: Residential Property Management, Homeowners Associations

How to Have a Stress-Free Move

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on May 30, 2017 3:49:00 AM

Nobody likes moving. But there are things you can do to prepare for a stress-free move, and maybe even make it a fun day!

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The Benefits of Living in a Homeowners Association

Posted by Kate Hightshoe on May 24, 2017 9:05:00 AM

The number of homeowners associations continues to grow in the United States, and the majority of Americans report that they're happy to live in an HOA community... but what exactly does an association do and what is it that makes an HOA a great place to live?

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Topics: Residential Property Management, Homeowners Associations

How To Have A Safe (and Stress Free) Vacation

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on May 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Vacation can take weeks, if not months, of preparation: where to visit, what city to stay in, the best restaurants to try and the most beautiful sites to see. But are you really that prepared?

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Topics: Hubbell Realty