Rachel Flint

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VP, Hubbell Homes

Recent Posts

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

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

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 Design, Home Building

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

What Comes With a New Home Warranty?

Posted by Rachel Flint on Jan 5, 2017 6:04:28 PM
There are a multitude of benefits to purchasing a brand new home in Des Moines. First, it’s all yours. It’s just like buying a new car; you know the entire history of the home and you get to decide everything about the home from paint color, floor style, and lighting fixtures.
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Topics: Home Building

Norwalk Welcomes New Housing Developments

Posted by Rachel Flint on Dec 12, 2016 12:44:00 PM


Norwalk is a growing Des Moines metro community that provides a perfect balance of small-town livability and city convenience. Named among Movoto’s “10 Best Places to Live in Iowa” as well as Nerdwallet’s “Best Places for Young Families in Iowa,” Norwalk has become an attractive place to settle down. Hubbell Realty is currently constructing two new residential communities to meet the town’s growing need for single-family housing.

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Topics: Home Building, Hubbell Realty

Hubbell Realty Brings New Living Options to Ankeny

Posted by Rachel Flint on Nov 27, 2016 9:49:00 AM

Hubbell Homes is proud to announce two new developments in the highly desirable community of Ankeny, Iowa: Siena Hills and Heritage Park at Prairie Trail. Prized for its outstanding schools, robust employment rate, and high standard of living, Ankeny’s population grew 68% between 2000 and 2010, and it’s estimated that in 2015, the number of Ankeny residents was more than double what it was in 2000. These new neighborhoods will help to meet the increasing need for a variety of housing options in this up-and-coming Des Moines suburb.

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Topics: Home Building

Do I Really Need a Realtor to Sell My Home?

Posted by Rachel Flint on Oct 17, 2016 11:01:00 AM

When you’re planning to sell your home, it’s only natural to want to get as much of the proceeds as possible into your pocket. Before you decide to skip the real estate agent and keep the commission for yourself, however, it’s important to understand what you get in exchange for that commission so you can rationally assess whether a Realtor’s services are worth the price.

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Topics: Real Estate

5 Benefits of Building in a Newly Developed Community

Posted by Rachel Flint on Sep 30, 2016 4:00:00 PM

While some homebuyers may be hesitant to build a home in a brand new neighborhood, there are plenty of reasons to get in on the newest residential developments going up around the Des Moines metro. The area is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, and the boom in development offers homebuyers exciting new opportunities.

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Topics: Home Building

Living in Des Moines: What You Should Know About the Housing Shortage

Posted by Rachel Flint on Sep 24, 2016 3:00:00 PM

If you’re considering moving to the Des Moines metro, you have a lot of company! Des Moines has captured considerable attention for its many attractive features, including abundant job opportunities, great schools, and a thriving arts and music scene. As Iowa’s fastest growing urban area, it’s attracting a flood of first-time homebuyers. As a result, the local inventory of homes on the market is lower than it’s been in decades, leaving many potential homebuyers scrambling to snap up the few properties available that could meet their needs and fit their budget. 

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Topics: Real Estate, Home Building, Apartment Living