The HUB

What Does an Apartment Maintenance Technician Do?

Posted by Beth Jaeger on May 9, 2017 10:47:00 AM

The skilled trades offer great career opportunities for those who like working with their hands. Apartment maintenance technician is one of the many positions that can provide a great wage without requiring expensive and time-consuming post-high school education to get started. For an apartment maintenance technician, the important thing is to have the practical skills necessary to get the job done right, on time, and with a positive, helpful attitude.

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Topics: Human Resources, Residential Property Management, Hubbell Realty

The Facts and Figures of Homeowners Associations

Posted by Kate Hightshoe on May 8, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Homeowners associations are on the rise in the United States, but there are many misconceptions about what an HOA is, why they were created and how homeowners benefit from living in one. Read on for the history of HOAs and the latest facts and figures across the country.

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Topics: Residential Property Management, Homeowners Associations

Tips for Yoga Beginners

Posted by Darcy Valline on Apr 19, 2017 11:55:22 AM

Everyone needs to take a moment in their day to relax. One of the best ways to calm your mind and stretch your body is yoga. For those who have never tried yoga, utilizing your balance (or lack thereof) and the phrase “downward dog” may sound intimidating but it doesn't have to be.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty, Apartment Living

Healthy Living: Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Posted by Tyler Smith on Apr 17, 2017 8:16:00 AM

Screens are becoming increasingly more present and at a younger age than ever before. According to the American Optometric Association, a survey has shown that 88 percent of Americans know digital devices have harmful impacts on their vision.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

Hubbell in the Community: Jesse Bunney

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Apr 13, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Jesse Bunney, Senior Associate with CBRE|Hubbell Commercial, is a member of the 2017 Business Record Forty Under 40 class. He's active in several local nonprofit organizations, including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Iowa, Best Buddies Iowa and Meals from the Heartland.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

Hubbell in the Community: Alex Broderick

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Apr 10, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Alex Broderick, Senior Property Manager with Hubbell Realty Company, is a 2017 Business Record Forty Under 40 honoree. His community involvement includes serving as chair on the Waukee Planning and Zoning Commission and sitting on the Courage League Sports board.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

Find the Right Downtown Apartment

Posted by Darcy Valline on Mar 28, 2017 11:40:48 AM

Downtown Des Moines is attracting increasing numbers of residents as its reputation as a sophisticated urban center grows. In 2014, Fortune named Des Moines #1 on its list of cities with up-and-coming downtowns, citing its burgeoning population of startups and incubators, the legendary 80/35 Music Festival, and award-winning restaurants. In 2016, Politico ran a feature on the radical transformation of downtown Des Moines into “one of the richest, most vibrant, and…hip cities in the country.” Downtown Des Moines continues to grow with a wealth of new housing options and increasing opportunities to work, play, dine, and live in this chic cultural center.

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Healthy Living: Benefits of Positive Self Talk

Posted by Tyler Smith on Mar 27, 2017 6:37:00 AM

Positive thinking is tough to consistently practice, but it's worth attempting in order to reduce stress and have a more optimistic outlook on life.

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Topics: Hubbell Realty

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