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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 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

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