Can You Really Afford That Apartment?

May 24, 2017 / by Prince Solomon

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Experts recommend that you budget approximately 30-35 percent of your gross annual salary on housing, but many people don't realize that rent is not the only expense in that calculation. Make sure you don't get caught short by following these budgeting tips from our Springs leasing team.

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4 Seafood Spots in West Des Moines and Waukee

May 22, 2017 / by Jenny Armer

If you haven't yet considered the best in seafood dining in West Des  Moines and Waukee, Iowa, you are in for a pleasant surprise.  As spring approaches, many of our community members consider it a great time to explore the best in fresh catches, as well as plenty of exotic sea fare around town.  If you are looking for things to do in Waukee and West Des Moines, with a focus on marine-based dining explorations, we can help.

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Don't Make These 6 Relocation Mistakes

May 17, 2017 / by Jean Jones

 This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

We've looked at some of the things you should do when relocating to a new area, but what about the flip side? There are some pitfalls, emotional and physical, that can turn an exciting move into a nightmare. Here's a "map" to help you avoid those land mines.

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Des Moines and Waukee Apartment Residents, Start Your Gardens!

May 15, 2017 / by Jenny Armer

 Sometimes people new to apartment living—along with some long-time apartment renters—think that a garden is not possible, or at least not practical. The fact is that many apartment residents plant and enjoy gardens of all kinds that thrive. And there are many kinds of apartment-friendly gardens that you can enjoy when living in Des Moines or Waukee. You are going to love the all the creativity that goes into apartment gardening projects. With the right spirit and supplies from your local gardening center while living in Waukee, your garden in your new apartment may be your favorite living patch of earth ever. 

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Best DIY Blogs for Apartment Dwellers

May 10, 2017 / by Morgan Bartkowiak

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

Creating your own decor items and accessories is the most effective way to personalize your Springs Apartments home. You don't have to worry about a piece coming in the wrong color or wrong size, and the finished product is one-of-a-kind. We've put together a list of some of the hottest DIY blogs around. Not a crafter? Check them out anyway. You just might surprise yourself!

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Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in Des Moines

May 08, 2017 / by Amber Freidrichsen

Des Moines is a diverse and vibrant city with a great deal to offer its residents. With Mother's Day quickly approaching, your thoughts are likely turning to ways to make this day special for that extraordinary woman in your life. Whether she has more off-beat tastes or she would rather stick to traditional celebrations, you'll find plenty of options for things to do in Des Moines with your mother. Our list of possibilities to help you get started is below. 

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What Happens if You Have to Break Your Lease

May 04, 2017 / by Mark Lee

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

No matter how carefully you plan, life has a way of throwing curve balls when they're least expected. You might move into an apartment with long-term intentions, but a new job or new family member could change things fast.

So what happens if you have to break your lease? Our Springs management team sheds some light on the purpose of a lease, the effects of early termination, and what options you may have.

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Be Ready: Des Moines Weather Swings from Super to Severe

May 02, 2017 / by Meaghan McGuire

Rain can occur more than 300 days a year in Des Moines, but it's usually wettest from early April to late September. Aside from creating a delightfully green environment, the weather can feel delightful between 70 and 80 degrees F after the cold of winter ends and before the heat and humidity of summer kick in.

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Want a Fresh New Look? When and Why to Rent Furniture for Your Apartment

April 26, 2017 / by Mark Lee

This article originally appeared on the Springs "You're Home Blog."

When you move into one of our Spring luxury apartment homes, furnishing it can involve a lot of time, effort and money. You might want to consider renting furniture as an effective solution that is a better fit for your needs.

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3 Things to Love About Des Moines

April 24, 2017 / by Meaghan McGuire

Des Moines is a vibrant and hip city that has a great deal to offer its residents. Whether you're a long-time lover of the city or someone who is moving to Des Moines, the following things are ones that you might not know about the city -- but you should! 

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    Great interiors and fine finishes.
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    Resort-style pool and clubhouse.
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    Modern appliances.
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    Leash-free, fenced dog park.