Merry Christmas!

The staff at Kelly Real Estate wish to extend a sincere “Merry Christmas” to all the customers, past, present, and future, that have crossed our path throughout the years! We appreciate all business – from the inquiry calls right down to a closed sale – they are all important to us! Our dedicated staff looks […]

Downtown Building Rehab Program Available!

A deadline for applying for grants from a state program to promote the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of downtown buildings is just a little more than two weeks away. Winneshiek County Development Executive Director Stephanie Fromm says she’s seeking applications for the “Community Catalyst Business Remediation Program.”  The program awards grants up to  $100,000.  Matching […]

Tax Abatement Program May Continue

If a recommendation by the Economic Development and Community Betterment Committee is approved by the Decorah City council later in November, the residential tax abatement program in Decorah will continue for another three years. Committee members have taken no formal vote, but reached agreement that the program ought to be continued–with one important change.  In […]

KRE Has Moved Back to Hwy 9!

It’s True!! Kelly Real Estate has made it’s way back to our original Highway 9 location at the Montgomery St. intersection. We thank all our current and previous customers for finding their way to our temporary location when needed. Stop by and check out our remodeled offices when you’re near…we’d love to show them to […]

Decorah Schools Enrollment Up!

(Reposted with permission from Preliminary enrollment figures indicate Decorah Schools enrollment is up to 1693 from 1669 last year. That is good news for funding, but the funding will not actually feed into Decorah until next year. Final reconciling of numbers will continue for several weeks. In other good financial news, the Certified Annual […]

Decorah Featured in Midwest Living Magazine!

Decorah, Iowa: A Mountain Town Without Mountains In the Driftless Area of northeast Iowa, Decorah has become a magnet for freethinkers, nature-lovers and beer nerds. They’re proving you don’t need mountains to build a mountain town. Writers: Timothy Meinch with LuAnn Brandsen; Photographer: Ryan Donnell The guy in cycling bibs, with labradoodle in tow, pedaled straight […]

Study: FSBOs Net ‘Significantly’ Lower Profits

For-sale-by-owners tend to sell their homes for lower prices than homes sold through traditional agents via the MLS, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate, according to a new study by Collateral Analytics. The study examined the price differences between homes sold through traditional agents versus those sold by FSBOs […]

Decorah High School Earns Iowa 3A Challenge Cup…Again!

For the eighth time in the last ten years, Decorah High School has won the Class 3-A Challenge Cup, an award that measures success of students in academics, fine arts and athletics in comparison to other schools throughout the state. The award is for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Decorah High School scored 1305 points, with […]