Three Historical Homes

Friday, June 15, 2018


For certain homebuyers, historical charm and character are at the top of the list. At the same time, it’s important that a historical homes is still livable for a modern family. The three homes below were built in 1910, 1920 and 1922, and they've all been beautifully maintained and updated as needed. Click on the images to learn more and call the listing agent with any questions! 

5001 Country Club Blvd., Des Moines

Built in 1920 | 4 Beds | 4 Baths | $650,000 | Listed by Sandra Gustafson — (515) 480-2730

915 Wilson Ave., Ames

Built in 1910 | 3 Beds | 2 Baths | $153,900 | Listed by Sarah Pesek — (515) 556-7548

5605 Waterbury Road, Des Moines

Built in 1922  | 5 Beds | 3 Baths | $585,000 | Listed by Martha Lebron Dykeman — (415) 254-3619 and Stephanie Asklof — (515) 991-3329

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Receives Harris Awards

Wednesday, June 06, 2018


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, parent company to First Realty, was named "Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year" and "Most Trusted Real Estate Brand" in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. 

Just last year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeSerives was honored in J.D. Power and Associates Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study for "Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms." 

What's Holding You Back?

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Convenience. Peace. Simplicity. Downsizing might be the right move for all of these reasons and more! If you suddenly find yourself with more space than you need at this point in your life, it might be time to think about what would make you happy. 

Is This a New Chapter?

Friday, May 18, 2018


Going from renting to owning is an amazing milestone. And it’s not impossible! Our network of agents can help you get there.

Are You Making it Happen?

Friday, April 27, 2018


We know that your first home is filled with memories. We also know that, after awhile, as your family grows or your priorities change, that first home might not have everything you’re looking for any more. As much as you love your first home, your second one can offer just as much to love, if not more. Our network of experienced agents can help you find a second home that gives your family the joy (and space) they deserve.

Are you making it work? Or are you making it happen?