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Work Progressing on Quarry Estates Development

Jun 14, 2016

Not even the unseasonably hot temperatures could slow work at Ames’ newest development, Quarry Estates. The development saw a ton of progress in the last week with construction of the first handful of homes humming along at a steady pace and the paving of the horseshoe entry to the development. For a closer look, visit this link: http://friedrichlanddevelopment.com/work-continues-at-quarry/! ...
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5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Real Estate Agent: For the Buyer

May 10, 2016

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 they are. A...
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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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Ames Boasts Rich History

Dec 2, 2014

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 and ano...
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Savvy Shopping for the Perfect Home

Nov 7, 2014

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 to be th...
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Learn More About Indian Ridge Townhomes in Nevada

Sep 29, 2014

Friedrich Iowa Realty and agents Jim Horstman, Sandy Perisho and Margo Hattery are hosting a special event highlighting the new Townhomes of Indian Ridge in Nevada from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, September 29. The event will be held at Gates Hall, 825 15th Street. The townhomes offer custom floor plans, ample space and a convenient location in Friedrich's new Indian Ridge development. Located in the northwest corner of Nevada, the development offers quick and convenience access to downtown Nevada, and is just 10 minutes from downtown Ames and Iowa State University. For more information on the ...
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Home Inspection Offers Benefits for Buyer AND Seller

Aug 21, 2014

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 dollars ...
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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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Common Questions of First-Time Buyers - Part 2

Jul 15, 2014

Once you have an idea of the basics of purchasing your first home, you need to begin considering how you will pay for it. If you have cash on hand it's a relatively simple transaction. If you need a loan, however, there are a number of considerations. 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 second in a series of articles offering answers to these questions. This week's focus is on mortgages. How do I know if I can get a loan? Answer: Use our simple mort...
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