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Friedrich Named Best Real Estate Company in Story County

Nov 23, 2021

We are proud to announce that for the third year in a row Friedrich Iowa Realty was named Best of Story County - Best Real Estate Company! We are grateful and thankful that you all have put your faith and trust in us to be your Realtors for your real estate needs. Our mission is “Enriching lives through real estate” and the fact that you all have voted us Best of Story County for the third year in a row lets us know that we are succeeding in our mission. That being said, we will not rest on our accomplishments. We will continue to serve you — the community — di...
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Friedrich Real Estate Report: October 2021

Nov 15, 2021

Welcome to the Friedrich Real Estate Report! The goal of this monthly report is to help you better understand the current state of the real estate market. We believe it’s important to supply you with up-to-date information about our market, so you can make the best real estate decisions for you and your family. We want to provide the best and smoothest real estate experience possible and we believe one way to do that is through education of the current state of the market. Similar to the national real estate picture, our local market is somewhat light on inventory. Lower sup...
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5 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for an Open House

Apr 8, 2019

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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Real Estate Agent: For the Buyer

Mar 1, 2018

While there is no script to follow when you begin the process of purchasing a home, it's a pretty good idea to have some questions ready when you're interviewing a Realtor. That's right, you should interview a few Realtors before you decide who will represent you in making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Here are five questions you should ask to make sure an agent is right for you: 1. Do you have an active real estate license and is it in good standing? Don't assume that your agent is licensed. It is your responsibility to pose this question to ensure t...
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Ames Boasts Rich History

Feb 1, 2018

One of the unique pleasures of having an office within walking distance of Ames' Old Town Historic District is being surrounded by historic structures. The unique architecture of so many of the area's homes brings an appreciation for what Ames has to offer its residents: A rich cultural history, balanced with all the conveniences of a modern, growing community. There are a number of resources available online to introduce you in detail to some of Ames' most well-known historical treasures. In total, Ames boasts 16 structures listed on the National Register of Historical Places an...
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Home Inspection Offers Benefits for Buyer AND Seller

Jan 11, 2018

One of the most important things you can do prior to completing a real estate transaction is perform a home inspection. Whether you are buyer or seller, the process provides a number of benefits. There are a number of qualified home inspection professionals in the community and your agent is an invaluable tool in helping you find the right one for you. By employing the services of a trained and experienced home inspector you can gain valuable insight to help you make informed, confident decisions on whether to proceed with a transaction. The process can also save you thousands of dol...
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Savvy Shopping for the Perfect Home

Jan 4, 2018

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Simply put, buying a new home is a big deal. And it's nothing you should hastily jump into. It is a good idea to begin seeking out open houses and looking at homes with an agent as soon as you get a hankering to get into a new home. As such, it's a good idea to study up on how to get the most out of your open house experience. Here are a few tips: What to Bring You want t...
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Work Continues on Infrastructure at Quarry Estates

Nov 19, 2015

Work continues on the newest Friedrich development, Quarry Estates, in north Ames. With the favorable weather all fall, infrastructure work like putting in roads moved along at a steady pace. The photos above provide an inside look at how the development is coming along. Lots for Phase I of the development are now available for purchase. Follow this link for an interactive map of Phase I lots.  For information on lots and homes available in any Friedrich developments, visit friedrichlanddevelopment.com or give us a call at 5...
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Work Progressing in Friedrich Developments

Nov 9, 2015

Friedrich Land Development is making progress on three new housing developments in and around Ames. The Indian Ridge development in Nevada, the Cameron Estates development in Northwest Ames and the Quarry Estates development just north of Ada Hayden Heritage Park in Ames all have lots available for purchase. The Indian Hills development and the Cameron Estates development already have homes built. While infrastructure work is well underway, the Quarry Estates development won't see homes completed for a time. For information on lots and homes available in any of these develo...
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Common Questions of First-Time Buyers - Part 3

Jul 22, 2014

As a first-time home buyer the process of simply LOOKING at homes can be exhilarating ... seeing the possibilities, dreaming of making a home your own ... the process can be fun. But finding the right home for YOU is just the beginning of making it YOURS. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently provided an exhaustive list of common questions from the first-time buyer's perspective. Below is the last in a series of articles offering answers to these questions. This week's focus is on making an offer and closing the deal. When I find the home I want, how much...
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