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You’re ready to upgrade from a single vanity to a more spacious and elbow friendly double vanity! Master bathrooms have become more than just the place you shower and brush your teeth. Now we view this space as part of our daily sanctuary. Here are few points to consider when designing your new haven. Configuration […]


Financing Checklist

Mar 9, 2017

Financing Checklist: What you’ll need for your mortgage appointment Being prepared for your mortgage appointment will help you feel prepared, informed and in control of the conversation when discussing your finances and budget for a new home. With a checklist to follow, you’ll be sure you have all the accurate pieces of information before meeting […]


Before you even begin the process of finding a new home, you’ll need to consider location. Location, location, location! Make a list of must have and wishes – You must be in a specific school district or must stay within a strict budget. You wish you could have a shorter commute to work or be […]


Buying a new home or selling your existing home can be full of unknowns and stress, but it doesn’t have to be.  Before you even decide to put your house on the market educate yourself on your finances and options.  Unless you can carry two mortgages at once; it will take some time and planning […]


Building a new home gives you the freedom to design your home to your personal tastes and lifestyle.  You get to choose your neighborhood, community, home site as well as the home’s exterior and interior appearance, features and livability.  This article was designed to help you start thinking about what you want and need in […]


We have compiled ten things we think every buyer should evaluate when choosing a home builder to build their next home.   Experience Every builder started at some point and it is important to know how long its principals have been building homes, but it is even more important to choose a builder who has […]


Home Style Tour

Oct 8, 2016

These are some of our favorite styles this year. Tile wall coverings and art featuring beautiful unique patterns.  Turns a bathroom into something truly unique. Photo by – Look for contemporary bathroom pictures Minimilistic floating shelves.  Floating shelves are a hot trend.  You can balance this look with a minimilistic design for bold style. Photo by […]


Heating and cooling accounts for a large percentage of the energy use in a typical home.  Whether you are living in one of our brand new homes or renting an older home, we have gathered some ways to get started saving money. Photo by GO LOGIC – Browse contemporary exterior photos Set your thermostat to […]


With a long history building homes in Des Moines, we have added some very fun and unique features to homes.  Here are some very unique and exciting ideas for your next custom home! Lofted Play Area – Climb a ladder, a lofted area provides the perfect playroom Photo by William Guidero Planning and Design – […]


A new home today in Des Moines built by a quality home builder has better components, materials and construction practices.  New homes require less maintenance, are safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly. When you build a new home, you pick the floor plan and finishes that you want.  You get to choose the community, neighborhood […]