Jessica Echterling

About Jessica Echterling

Jessica moved to Des Moines in 2014 and absolutely positively loves the city for its big-little style and its vibrant real estate market in which she currently invests. She is also a frequent attendee of the DSM Real Estate Investing and FIRE Meetups. Jessica enjoys home projects of all scales from full on remodels to small paint jobs. She loves sharing odd facts and puns, learning about economics and biology, and exercising outside though she is no marathon runner or RAGBRAI champ.



Upstaging the Competition Manny has two tours to display today: before staging and after staging. This 3 bed / 1 bath sits in the heart of the Woodland Heights neighborhood, near the trendy shops and eateries on Ingersoll and Grand. Take a look at how some furniture, artwork, and knickknacks took this house from [...]

Upstaged 2019-10-13T22:19:05-05:00

Remodeled and Revamped


Fully Remodeled and Full of Charm From baby blue walls downstairs and hot pink walls with sticker-laden doors upstairs, this 1800 square foot home has been fully remodeled and is move-in ready. Today, Manny will guide us through the before and afters. Everything behind the scenes is in tip top shape, but check out [...]

Remodeled and Revamped 2019-10-03T16:24:31-05:00

Fixer Upper ‘Round the River


Fixer Upper 'Round the River This Monday, we have a LIVE LISTING! Nestled in the River Bend neighborhood this salt-and-pepper colored home is ready for renovations. While scanning this property, Manny found some unique details. Besides the bright red carpet, the living room had a "security lamp." There were doll heads strewn around.  Furthermore, [...]

Fixer Upper ‘Round the River 2019-09-26T16:33:47-05:00

Three Story Stunner


Three Story Stunner What's better than a fully remodeled and roomy home? One with a super fun bonus room in the attic! Did we mention that it's finished up there too? Dream about all the ways you would use this space while you explore this virtual tour. Sadly, this home has been sold and [...]

Three Story Stunner 2019-09-05T14:30:09-05:00

Lake Shasta Caverns


Lake Shasta Caverns Manny has taken us through so many properties in the central Iowa area, but did you know he has cousins elsewhere? That's right. The world if full of Manny doppelgangers! This space, scanned by Scherba Media, isn't a house or even a building for that matter. The Lake Shasta Caverns in [...]

Lake Shasta Caverns 2019-09-05T14:31:58-05:00

Remodeled and Revamped


Va-Va-Voom! Remodeled and Revamped Last week, Manny took us on an adventure through a fully gutted house. This week, we have the opportunity to compare the before and after side by side. To say that this little home has made some gigantic strides in the right direction is an understatement. Everything is new. New [...]

Remodeled and Revamped 2019-08-12T11:48:11-05:00

“Stud” Muffin Remodel


"Stud" Muffin Remodel Last week Manny took us on a pre-renovation adventure. This week we're seeing that same house in the middle of its renovation. You'll probably notice the slight change in layout, but can you find the hidden acorn? When you do, email Jessie at jessica@coluzzirealestate.com with a screenshot or description of the [...]

“Stud” Muffin Remodel 2019-08-05T12:58:04-05:00

Retro Before, Remodeled Now


Retro Before, Remodeled Now Do you like a little too much wood paneling? Are you a huge fan of ornate outlet covers? What about unique and never-matching (nonetheless coordinating!) pendant lamps? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are ready to travel back in time to the pre-renovation status of [...]

Retro Before, Remodeled Now 2019-08-01T17:33:36-05:00

Fairground Flipper


Fairground Flipper Celebrate the upcoming Iowa State Fair by exploring this little gem of a home. Inside is a maze of a kitchen and even a shared closet between the two bedrooms. Consider the nifty space-saving storage of the furnace (ceiling) and hot water heater (closet) which are conveniently noted with MatterTags (those informative [...]

Fairground Flipper 2019-07-10T15:00:34-05:00