Archive for July, 2011

7 Out of 10 Renters Say Owning a Home is a Top Priority

Friday, July 29th, 2011

From The National Association of Realtors®

“Most Americans still believe that owning a home is a solid financial decision, and a majority of renters aspire to home ownership as a long-term goal. According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®, 72 percent of renters surveyed said owning a home is a top priority for their future, up from 63 percent in 2010.

Seven in 10 Americans also agreed that buying a home is a good financial decision while almost two-thirds said now is a good time to purchase a home. The annual survey, which measures how affordable housing issues affect consumers, also found that more than three quarters of renters (77 percent) said they would be less likely to buy a home if they were required to put down a 20 percent down payment on the home, and a strong majority (71 percent) believe a 20 percent down payment requirement could have a negative impact on the housing market.

“Despite the economic setbacks Americans have experienced in today’s current climate, it is clear that a strong majority still believe in home ownership and aspire to own a home,” said NAR President Ron Phipps…”

Read the entire article

Community Pool Party in Nevada!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Our Boone Office Has Moved Downtown!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Our Boone office of Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS has moved! We are now located at 700 Story Street downtown. We will have a ribbon cutting on August 2nd at 9:30 a.m.

Please stop by for a cup of coffee and visit us! We are excited to continue our operations in Boone from our new downtown location.

Hunziker’s own Dick Johnson named Citizen of the Year

Monday, July 18th, 2011

From the Ames Tribune:

“Friends, family say Dick Johnson works tirelessly to help make Ames a better place to live

The soft light in Dick Johnson’s sun room in north Ames graces the fine lines on his face, tracing his 70-year life story. It’s a story his family, friends and colleagues frame with sturdy descriptors such as “ ‘tireless, integral, diligent, pragmatic and effective.’ ”

But there are clues to a personality rich in nuances behind Johnson’s reputation as one of Ames’ most compelling leaders and community builders…..”

Read the rest of the article on the Ames Tribune website.

1st Place Summerfest Parade Float!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Congratulations to our creative team of agents and staff at our Ankeny office. Their “Price is Right” game show float won 1st place in the Commercial category at the Summerfest parade on Saturday!

Results Count

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Any real estate company can place a sign in the front yard, but getting results is what matters. Here are important performance statistics from the 1st half of 2011.

Sale Price vs. Original List Price

Hunziker & Associates, Realtors 95.2%

The Others 94.1%

We netted our Sellers 1.1% more for their homes.

Homes Listed & Sold by the Company that Listed the Home

Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS 56.6%

The Others 10%-34.5%

We don’t just list-we sell what we list.

Market Share by # of Sales

Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS 32.5%

The Others 5.4-%-19.9%

We get results!

Don’t take chances. Contact us for a personal consultation before buying or selling your home or investment property.

Stats based on closed sales as reported to the Central Iowa MLS for Ames residential & rural subdivisions.