May 15th, 2013
Area businesses, including Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®, are working with the United Way this month to help families in need put food on their table. You can be a part of it too! Simply bring your food or cash donation to Hunziker & Associiates, REALTORS® at 105 S. 16th Street in Ames May 13-23. Your donation will be distributed to the one of the 15 food pantries in the county. The United Way is hoping for a large food donation this year. The need for food is even greater during the summer months. One out of four students in Story County are on a free or reduced lunch program. These children will no longer have access to school-provided meals once summer break starts.
Click Here for the United Way of Story County website for some ideas for donations. Cash donation may be used to purchase perishable items or other items in bulk.
May 1st, 2013
We’re pleased to announce that the Hunziker Community Shred Day was a success! Mother Nature supplied beautiful conditions for the event and enabled us to shred and recycle several thousand pounds of paper. A big thanks goes out to all those who came to the event and Terri from Secure Shred Solutions. The Shred truck from Secure Shred Solutions spent time at our offices in Ankeny and Ames on April 26 and 27.
April 26th, 2013
Join us for the Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS Annual Shred Day! We encourage anyone in the community to bring up to 5 boxes of shreddable items to our offices. We will have a truck from Secure Shred Solutions at our Ankeny office, 1255 N. Ankeny Blvd., on Friday, April 26 from 11am – 1pm and on Saturday, April 27 from 9am – 11am at our Ames office, 105 South 16th St. Kick off your spring cleaning by clearing out all of those old tax documents, confidential papers & any other paperwork that you shouldn’t throw out in the trash.
With so much emphasis being put on security both in terms of our identity and our finances it is important to ensure that every effort is made to make the identity thief’s job as difficult as possible. One way of doing this is to shred all documents that may contain information about you or members of your family which may allow the identity thief to build up a picture of either you as an individual or any other member of your family.
April 25th, 2013
Congratulations to Ames High School! Ranked 3rd best High School in Iowa according to US News report. Ankeny placed 10th and Gilbert 17th. Central Iowa is a great place to call home.
The 2013 Best High Schools rankings can help parents wade through the ever expanding options of public high schools. U.S. News collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Schools were ranked within each state, as well as on a national stage, so families can see how their public high school stacked up against rivals within the community and across the country. In the national rankings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 1,790 were awarded silver and 2,515 took home bronze.
March 19th, 2013
From the City of Ames….
Design Professional to Speak on Historic Preservation
The Ames Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will host a series of free public lectures to raise awareness about the importance of historic preservation in the community. Steve Wilke-Shapiro, a design professional from Des Moines, will be the first featured speaker. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The series is sponsored by Historic Preservation Commission, Ames Smart Growth, Preservation Iowa, and Ames Historical Society…
March 11th, 2013
“According to the American Institute for Economic Research, Ames – home to Iowa State University – is the second best college town in the nation…
AIER looked at a variety of factors, including culture and entertainment, earning potential, student diversity, cost of living and more.
The latest approval comes after the University of Iowa, Iowa State and UNI were ranked in the top 100 in Kiplinger’s “best values in public colleges” in January.”
March 11th, 2013
In the most recent 12 month period, average home prices in Ames have increased exactly 4.0%. The average number of days on the market shows homes are selling 19% faster.
Nationwide home prices, including distressed sales, climbed 9.7 percent year-over-year (YoY) in January, according to CoreLogic’s latest home price report. This is the eleventh straight monthly rise, and it’s the biggest gain since April 2006.
February 28th, 2013
Ankeny was named the “Best Place in Iowa to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek!