Archive for February, 2012

Create Great Curb Appeal

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Spring is just around the corner! It will soon be warm enough outside to tackle those projects which winter has delayed.

Click below to take a quick break from the snow today, to think about the beautiful things you could soon do to spruce up the front of your home. Of course, this is especially important if you are considering selling this year.

Click to view ideas for creating great curb appeal!

Ankeny Residents Report High Quality of Life

Monday, February 27th, 2012

From the Des Moines Register….

“Ankeny city officials commission a citizens survey every two years to determine if programs and services are moving in the right direction. Once again this year, city leaders learned they must be doing something right.

With the help of a national research center that specializes in municipal surveys, the city sent questionnaires in November to 1,200 randomly selected households. Thirty-six percent of those who were chosen returned the survey, with the overwhelming majority — 93 percent — saying they’re pleased with Ankeny’s quality of life.”

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Homes of the Future

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

View 30 futuristic homes here. Interested in building your own futuristic home? Contact our sister company, HCS Builders, about building a custom home!

Congratulations, Jenny Leazer!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Jenny Leazer, Realtor® in our Ankeny office, has been named to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, 2011 Silver Premier Club! This award is reserved for those agents who meet exceptional standards of referrals within the nationwide Leading R.E. referral network.

Hunziker & Associates, Realtors® has been a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World since 1986. It is the largest referral network in the United States, with member firms selling more real estate annually than any national franchise. Our membership allows us to offer complimentary nationwide relocation assistance to our customers, and their family and friends.

Contact our Relocation Department or your Hunziker agent for details.

Post by Tabitha Zesch, Relocation Director

Kitchen Organizational Tips

Friday, February 10th, 2012

From Tidbits Magazine…

“Forget about the living room; the kitchen is the social hub of a home. Today’s homeowners want their kitchens to reflect their personal tastes and accommodate their daily lives; however, a kitchen that can do all this is in need of one thing – smart storage.

According to renowned chef Curtis Stone, ‘A dream kitchen is one that’s designed for the way you live. The best advice I’d give anyone looking to remodel their kitchen is to think about how they will use it, and to choose the right storage features to suit their lifestyle.'”

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Tom Brady isn’t going to Disney World, but his new $20M house looks like the Magic Kingdom

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Des Moines Makes the Top 10 List of Markets to Watch

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Inman News listed Des Moines as #4 on their list of “10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2012”.

“These markets are showing signs of strength in several key metrics, including above-average price appreciation, a flourishing job market, a high rate of sales in proportion to population, a high level of home affordability, low foreclosure activity, a below-average share of distressed sales, a low vacancy rate, and other characteristics indicating a healthy housing market.”

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