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

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

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

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

How to Avoid Frequent Moves

Posted by Darcy Valline on Feb 19, 2017 9:28:00 AM

Let’s face it: Moving is a pain. While the promise of a new and improved home is undoubtedly exciting, having to pack up all your stuff, haul it across town (or farther), and organize it in a different space is time-consuming and labor intensive—and we all have things we’d rather be doing.

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Topics: Apartment Living

4 Signs It’s Time to Downsize Your Home

Posted by Hubbell Realty Company on Feb 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Moving to a smaller home can empower you to save money in several ways as well as become more focused, organized, and intentional about your approach to living. Beyond cutting your fixed monthly housing costs, downsizing can yield benefits in many areas of your life. To decide whether moving to a smaller home would be a good choice for you, weigh what you’d be giving up against what you’d gain. Here are four signs you might be happier living more simply in a smaller space.

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Topics: Home Design, Apartment Living, Real Estate

What Does an Apartment Manager Do?

Posted by Darcy Valline on Jan 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Apartment managers can make a big difference in the day-to-day quality of life for residents. They work in a wide range of capacities to ensure smooth operations, responsiveness to residents’ needs, and the overall success of their community. If you’re wondering whether this job would be a good fit for you, read on to learn more about what it entails.

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Topics: Human Resources, Residential Property Management, Apartment Living

6 Ways to Save Money on an Apartment

Posted by Darcy Valline on Jan 16, 2017 11:01:00 AM

If you’re going to school, just starting out in your career, or work in a field that’s more personally rewarding than financially rewarding, then saving money on living expenses is likely high on your list of priorities when looking for a new apartment. Here are six ways you can reduce your cost of living and keep more money in your pocket each month.

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Topics: Apartment Living

How Do I Know Which Apartment Community Is Right for Me?

Posted by Darcy Valline on Jan 9, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Whether you are looking for your first apartment or are just ready for a change, it’s important to be aware of the things that make a living situation a good fit for you. When it’s time to find a new apartment, think about these aspects of the communities you’re considering before signing the lease.

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Topics: Apartment Living