Archive for September, 2011

Relocation Due to Job Changes Increasing

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

We speak with newcomers to Central Iowa on a regular basis, and relocating for a job is one of the primary reasons people relocate here. As we have stressed many times in the past, real estate markets are local and individual regions do not always mirror national trends. However, troubled real estate markets elsewhere in the country have affected Central Iowa as fewer employees have been relocating nationally, and those who do have often been restricted in their ability to purchase a new home here due to difficulty selling in their previous location.

The Worldwide Employee Relocation Council® just released their 2010 member survey, which shows that relocation volume is picking back up again after being lower than average following the recession. Companies surveyed reported the volume of employees they relocated between 2009-2010 increased 15%. Respondents also anticipated they would transfer approximately 10% more employees in 2011 than last year. This increased has already been demonstrated by the American Moving & Storage Association, which  reported corporate relocations have increased 13% in the 1st half of 2011 compared to the same period last year.

Post by: Tabitha Zesch, Relocation Director

Congratulations to our Boone office for 2nd place at the Pufferbilly Days Parade!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Great work, Team!

$25,000 Gift to Restore the Hunziker Youth Sports Complex

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The Hunziker Youth Sports Complex in Ames sustained heavy damage during the record flood of 2010. The complex, which operates as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was built almost entirely through private contributions in 1993. It serves the Ames Little League Baseball Association, Ames Girls Softball Association, and the Ames Soccer Club.

In order to repair the fields and dugouts after the massive flood swept over the facilities last year, Ames Little League Baseball had to take out a $50,000 loan. The Hunziker family is gifting $25,000 in matching funds to help the organization retire the debt and prevent significant fee hikes to the children who use the facilities.

Those who wish to take advantage of this matching gift opportunity may mail their donations to: Ames Little League Baseball, P.O. Box 1713, Ames, IA 50010.

The Guide to Boone

Friday, September 9th, 2011

In honor of Pufferbilly Days in Boone this weekend, let us introduce you to our latest contribution to the Boone community; the Guide to Boone! Our office will have a float in the parade which begins tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9:30. We hope to see you!

View The Guide to Boone Online Here