Nordic Fest is an annual celebration of Scandinavian heritage, culture, and food. Each year, over 10,000 visitors travel to Decorah, Iowa for three days of festing. July 25 – 27, 2019 Check out the full events here: Welcome to all visitors and friends for a fun-filled weekend!

Decorah High School is 3rd in Iowa Ranking

DECORAH HIGH SCHOOL RANKED THE 3RD BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN IOWA Posted: Thu, May 2, 2019 9:50 AM U.S. News and World Report has issued its 2019 rankings of high schools in the United States—and Decorah High School is ranked the 3rd best high school in Iowa. US News gave Decorah HS an overall score of […]

Open House Success!

Thank you to those who recently attended our weekend open houses! We’re always happy to see new faces and meet new clients. Keep in mind that our staff is always willing to arrange a showing to fit your schedule — we’re just a phone call away!


614 West Water Street is the home to this stately Victorian masterpiece!  Built in 1900, this home was given as a gift, yes, a GIFT to its first owners, Ed & Millie Marsh Curtin.  Ed’s father, John, a local blacksmith and entrepreneur was so happy with his son marrying Millie that he thought this gift […]

Thinking of Selling or Buying??

Get ready!  Typically the month of April is our strongest month for contracts to be written. In fact, last year over half of the year’s sales happened during the month of April.  With the temperatures set to rise and the sun to shine, we expect much more activity in the coming weeks.  Is your house […]

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

The Staff here at Kelly Real Estate would like to extend a gracious “Thank You” to all customers we’ve assisted this year, and those of years’ past. It’s amazing how many new faces we meet throughout the year.  It’s been a pleasure to help each and every one of you with all your real estate […]

Tips for Fall Home Selling

How to Sell a Home in Autumn With the color of  the leaves on the trees changing to vibrant hues of orange,  yellow and red and cooler temperatures outside, it’s safe to say fall is here. Check out the article below for some helpful tips on selling a home during this beautiful season. The fall real […]

Tax Abatement Properties Available!

We currently have 7 Decorah property listings that may qualify for the 5 year Tax Abatement Program! Imagine FIVE years with no taxes in a Brand New Home! See the full handbook discussing the Tax Abatement process at:      

According to, Decorah Ranks #10 in Safe Cities!

(Graph courtesy of The website has just released its list of the top 20 safest cities in Iowa–and Decorah is on the list. In fact, Decorah ranks 10th safest in Iowa on the website’s 2018 rankings.  Safewise used FBI crime statistics to compute which Iowa communities had the lowest crime rate. Its report […]