Archive for November, 2011

Should I Take My Home Off The Market During The Holidays?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
From Realty Times….
When you look at your holiday calendars you may find the months already overloaded with seasonal obligations — shopping, entertaining, children’s pageants, charity work, decorating the house, and so much more. If you are also trying to sell your home, you are under extra pressure to keep your home in “showtime” condition. And that could be the last thing you need before the holiday spirit is broken.

Read the remainder of the article here.

Homes Priced the Same Cost Less

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The KCM Blog posted this great chart this week. It shows how the cost of owning a home is affected by the interest rate as well as the price.

The reverse would be that a home purchased this year, would cost less than a home of the same price next year, if the rates increase as expected.

Click here to view the full post.

Video: Kids Getting a New House

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Moments like these are one of the great privileges of selling real estate!

Crazy Real Estate Abbreviations

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Have you noticed any of these abbreviations in real estate ads in our market? Have you seen any others that left you wondering exactly what they meant?

S/S, Subject to bank approval:
Pre-approved short sale:
BOM, often accompanied by “No fault of the house:”

Click here to see a list of 14 post-recession real estate abbreviations and their definitions.

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Friday, November 11th, 2011

To those who served, for those who continue to serve, and to the families of our veterans who have sacrificed more than many will ever know-thank you.

Meals from the Heartland

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Thank you to those at Hunziker & Associates, Realtors who donated time or money to the Meals from the Heartland event in Boone. Over 750 volunteers packed 180,000 + meals for third world food relief over the weekend!

Hunziker November Newsletter

Friday, November 4th, 2011

In This Issue:

Help your Community, Food Banks in Need

Fall Back and Smoke Alarms

IFA First Home Plus $3,500 Credit

5 Holiday Hosting Disasters to Avoid

Market Numbers

Hunziker November Newsletter

Energy Star Builders in Ames

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Energy Star program website contains a detailed report on builders in Ames, IA. Our own HCS Builders has built 469 energy star certified homes in Ames!

Click to view the report. A sample section is below.

More ENERGY STAR Builder Partners
Name Builder Type Partner Since ASC Homes Qualified in Ames during Jul 2010 – Jun 2011* Homes Qualified in Ames Total* Homes Qualified Grand Total*
HCS Builders, Inc.
Site-Built Homes 2001 32 469 490
Rich Lepper Construction, Inc.
Site-Built Homes 2004 0 30 33
Hanson Homes, Inc.
Site-Built Homes 2008 3 7 8
Jon Hunziker Construction Inc.
Site-Built Homes 2008 4 9 9

Trick or Treat!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Our Nevada office enjoying downtown trick or treat night!