Entries by Lea McFadden

COVID-19 RESOURCES to assist you

As more businesses and households are impacted by closures and social distancing, we will remain at your service. We are prepared to keep our office lights on, continuing to manage all the communities you live in, and available for you during all types of situations.  Here is a list of efforts Brenton Communities is making […]

4 Ways To Tell You Have a Plumbing Leak

Leaks can be massive headaches, but luckily they’re not very shy and show themselves in advance – if you know how to spot them! Plumbing issues cannot be overlooked by homeowners – even minor issues that could be brushed off as “easy fixes” can escalate to major problems down the line, and leaks are among […]

Meet Our Team, Debbie Smith

Meet Debbie Smith from Brenton Communities! Q. What do you love about working at Brenton Communities? “I love the variety of people I work with. My job is different every day. Helping people find their new house and seeing them turn it into their home is the best!” Q. Tell us more about yourself! “I […]

Carbon Monoxide Safety, Recognizing the signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning!

Straight from MidAmerican Energy… Carbon monoxide, also called CO, is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause dizziness, nausea and even death from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Carbon monoxide is produced when a fuel doesn’t burn completely. Gas appliances and other fuel-burning household devices – such as a wood-burning fireplace, generator or engine – produce invisible […]

When the snow flies, here are some need to know facts:

What type of Ice melt should you use this winter? We’re all aware, or should be aware, that salt can help with ice on our driveways, sidewalks, and streets, however, did you know de-icers will damage concrete? Also, did you know that some de-icers are more appropriate for your needs than others? Don’t worry! We’re […]

Meet Our Team, Colette Duffy

Colette Duffy is the Accounting Manager at Brenton Communities! Q. What do you love most about your job? A. “Learning! I am new to Brenton Communities. For many years I was the long timer that knew it all. I had gotten too comfortable in my daily routine. New people, new software, new line of business. […]

Manufactured Home Decorating Tips & Ideas

Finding helpful manufactured home decorating tips & ideas is not the easiest thing to do online but we are hoping to help with that.  Some small investments into the right places can increase the enjoyment and value of your home in a weekend! Backsplashes are Affordable Kitchen Updates Installing a new backsplash is an affordable […]

Confused about finding the right place to call home??

Comparing mobile/manufactured homes, site-built homes on real estate, condominiums and apartments, can be confusing!  We’re here to help by putting all the information in one place for easy comparisons. Mobile/ Manufactured home Real estate Condominium Apartment Value + A new factory-built home costs about $45-60 per square foot. – A new traditional home built on-site […]

Sorry, I don’t love you anymore….

Dear Old Home, I’ll make this quick and save us both a lot of pain.  I don’t love you anymore.  It’s not about you… it’s about me.  I’m getting older and I need less commitment to my home and lawn, and let’s be honest, you are high maintenance! There’s a new dwelling in my life […]