A Des Moines Custom Home Builder Blog

5 Reasons You Should Build Your Home in Des Moines

Posted by Don Brill on Sep 7, 2017 5:35:00 PM

The Des Moines metro area includes the thriving city and a number of beautiful suburbs. If you're thinking of building a home soon and looking for the perfect location, consider settling in Des Moines! Here are five great reasons.

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Topics: Moving Your Family

5 Roadtrip Tips for Long-Distance Moving to Des Moines

Posted by Don Brill on Jun 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

If you're relocating your family to Des Moines for work or in search of a better lifestyle, you might be getting ready to embark on a long-distance roadtrip. Moving doesn't have to be a hassle; if you do it right, you can make it a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for the whole family.

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Topics: Design, Moving Your Family, Home Construction Process

Altoona: Small Town, Big Opportunities

Posted by Don Brill on May 26, 2016 12:42:29 PM

 

If you want the feeling of a small town with the conveniences of a larger community, look no farther than Altoona, Iowa. This quiet suburb has a population of under 15,000 but is only about 8 miles from downtown Des Moines. It offers excellent schools, affordable communities, and an “exceptionally livable” environment (according to AreaVibes). As an added bonus, it also has its own amusement park!

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Topics: Moving Your Family

Why You Should Build Your Custom Home in Waukee

Posted by Don Brill on Apr 1, 2016 1:22:30 PM

If you’re looking at building a Des Moines custom home for your family in an excellent neighborhood, you should look west to Waukee. Only 14 miles from downtown Des Moines, Waukee offers a small town feel and community that feels worlds away from the big city but is convenient to everything Des Moines has to offer.

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Topics: Moving Your Family, Home Construction Process

Helping Your Kids Deal With Your Move

Posted by Don Brill on Mar 25, 2016 2:16:47 PM

Whether you have young children at home or grandchildren who visit your home regularly, a move can be stressful on the kids in your life. Moving houses, even in the same city, often means the loss of neighborhood friends and familiar routines. Without many of the tools that make transitioning to a new area easier for adults – GPS maps, Internet searches, and motor vehicles – kids have a harder time learning and becoming comfortable with their new environment. If you’re moving farther away from your grandkids, they may have difficulty adjusting to seeing you less frequently and losing friends and favorite places to visit. Here are some tips to help the whole family adjust to your move.

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Topics: Moving Your Family, Home Construction Process