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?

Spring Tour 2018!

Friday, April 13, 2018


The annual Spring Tour of Homes Sale starts next weekend! Hundreds of homes from the area’s top builders will be open April 21-22 and April 28-29 from 1-4 p.m. Plus, every single home has incentives and upgrades on it! 

We’re highlighting a few homes that will be part of the tour, and you can see the full list at


Savannah Homes of Iowa

Savannah has one home on the tour in Altoona’s Bennett Bay neighborhood. This two-story home has plenty of space with a full basement and covered rea patio. It’s in a great location in the heart of Altoona new schools, entertainment options, shopping and more with easy access to the rest of the Metro area. Call Linda Westergaard at 515-988-4288 or Jake Archer at 515-393-0237 with questions. 

3 Beds | 3 Baths | $226,900

Hubbell Homes

Hubbell has five homes in Altoona’s Tuscany development in this year’s tour. Tuscany is a conservation community with prairie grasses, trails, and green spaces. Call Jennifer Silverthorn at 515-314-7624 or Lowell Bauer at 515-240-8174.

4 Beds | 3 Baths | $290,000

Hubbell also has one home in their Pemberley Hills neighborhood as part of the tour. The custom ranch sits on a large corner lot and is in a great West Des Moines location. Call Sharon Klaus at 515-771-6352.

4 Beds | 3 Baths | $473,950

CCS Homes

CCS has a home in Grimes in this year’s tour. This contemporary walk-out ranch has high ceilings, a covered deck and patio and sits on a large cul-de-sac lot. Call Sarah Pesek at 515-556-7548.

5 Beds | 3 Baths | $383,900

CCS has another home in Ankeny in the spring tour. It has plenty of space with a finished basement, 3 car garage, and covered deck. Call Sarah Pesek at 515-556-7548.

4 Beds | 3 Baths | $365,000

Homes by Fleetwood

This Homes by Fleetwood home is part of the Ironwood Cottages with the privacy of a single-family home but without the hassle of lawn care and snow removal. Contact Steve Booth at 515-778-1148.

3 Beds | 3 Baths | $265,500

Small Town Living with an Easy Commute!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


The suburbs of Des Moines are getting more and more popular, and cities like Waukee and Ankeny are even growing so much that they’re adding additional high schools! If the growing suburbs aren’t what you’re looking for, but you still need an easy commte to the Des Moines Metro area, there are still plenty of options! Consider one of these towns. 


The Dallas County seat is just a little farther west past Waukee , and it has a small town charm with brick roads, an excellent public library, and even tons of recrational opportunities with trails, parks and an aquatic center. Search Adel Listings

Mile-Long Bridge over Saylorville Lake 

Polk City

Polk City is near Ankeny and also Saylorville Lake and the mile-long bridge that runs over it. It’s a perfect place for anyone who loves boating and water sports! Search Polk City Listings


Bondurant is just north of Altoona, so it's an easy drive but also Altoona and all the entertainment and dining options there! It has an excellent school sytem and is near Lake Petocka for picnics, swimming, fishing and walking. Search Bondurant Listings.


Hot Air Balloons in Indianola

Granger is north of Grimes and just 10 minutes from the the High Trestle Trail that extends 25 miles through wooded river valleys and across the Des Moines river. It's a thriving community with a beautiful city park, churches, schools and more. Search Granger Listings


Indianola is south of the Metro area and is the home to Simpson college and the National Balloon Classic. It's a great community with plenty of recreational opportunities and high-quality schools. Search Indianola Listings

An HSA Home Warranty Protects YOU!

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Buying a new home? Then you might want a home warranty! An HSA Home Warranty helps pay for unexpected mechanical and appliance expenses after you move in – helping you protect your budget.

Curious about how it all works? Watch the video below to get some answers and contact your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty agent with questions!