Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. But one of the biggest perks of homeownership is the opportunity to build wealth over time. Researchers at...
Summer Staycation Ideas

Summer Staycation Ideas

Have you been considering some travel before the summer comes to an end? There is still time! AND you can do it close to home (If you live here in Iowa), how about a staycation? Here are just a few great ideas for getting away for a local staycation. We know there are...
Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. The best part is, once you’ve secured the...
The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue

“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from...
Severe Weather  Season Info

Severe Weather Season Info

The months of March through May are known as the Spring Severe Weather Season. While we may be toward the end of the season, severe weather can happen at any time and sometimes without much warning. We want to be sure you know how to be prepared. Read more below to...
Morel Mushroom Season

Morel Mushroom Season

It is Morel Season! Have you found any mushrooms yet? According to Iowa DNR, the best time to look is when daytime temperatures reach the 60s and nighttime temperatures are in the 50s. More specifically, a soil temperature of 53 degrees is the time to start looking....