Archive for March, 2012

Kohl’s & T.J. Maxx Coming to Ames!!!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Ames will soon have a wider range of shopping options. A Kohl’s & T.J. Maxx are going to be added to the south end of the North Grand Mall!

Owning Now Cheaper than Renting in 98 of 100 U.S. Cities

Monday, March 26th, 2012

From Housingwire…

“Buying is more affordable than renting in 98 out of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas — even in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, according to real estate company Trulia‘s rent vs. buy index.

The index is based on asking prices for rental units and homes for sale on the company’s website between Dec. 1, 2011, and Feb. 29.”

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Ames Eco Fair, Saturday, March 24

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

From the City of Ames….

“For Ames residents interested in learning more about water conservation, reducing electric consumption, Energy Star appliances, low impact landscaping, shrinking their carbon footprint, getting involved in environmental issues, and more, the second annual Eco Fair has the answers! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, the Community Center Gymnasium, 515 Clark Ave., will be filled with booths, vendors, activities, and displays focusing on how residents can reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

Iowa on Top Ten List of Healthiest Housing States

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

New article in Builder Magazine….


Key Staging Tips

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Preparing your home for sale involves more than just making repairs and cleaning throroughly. Your decor also impacts the image buyers see of your home that will leave them drawn to it, or ready to run to the next house on their list of properties to view.

Clutter, too much funiture, and out of date curtains all have an impact. Here is a great article with a few simple tips to stage your home.

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Michael Jordan’s Mansion for Sale

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Michael Jordan has placed his Chicago home on the market. With an asking price of $29 million, the public will certainly not be invited to an open house.

But you can take a video tour right now! Check out the video at the link below.

Welcome, Linda Prusha!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Linda Prusha has joined Hunziker & Associates! Linda began working in our Nevada office in January as a Realtor®.

Linda specializes in residential homes. You can view her information and listings at

Welcome to the Hunziker & Associates family, Linda!

Homes Made from Wacky Materials

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Check out these homes made with unusual construction materials!


New Launches!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

In keeping with the company philosophy of providing the most up to date information to you, our customers, Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS launched a new website. The new provides multiple ways to search for a home including a map search and mobile site for smartphone users.

Multiple Ways to Search – Do you want to live in a particular neighborhood? Click our Map Search and zoom in to the neighborhood of your choice to what homes are for sale in that vacinity. You can also search by a variety of options from price to number of bedrooms or bathrooms.

Save your Searches – Set up your own Homefinder Account to keep track of homes you find and to be notified of new listings. Like a property and share with your friends via the facebook like button on every home detail page.

Meet Our Agents – View bios, testimonials, listings and more useful information with the personalized Agent websites.

Blog Posts – Find our most recent blog posts right on our homepage. Keep updated with the latest real estate news, local happenings, and entertaining housing information by following our blog.

Community Resources – We’ve compiled useful links for the communities of Ames, Boone, Nevada, and Ankeny for you in one convenient location.

Visit us at!

Post by Rebecca Barclay, Director of Business Development

Ames Named a Best Green City & Emerging Metro Area

Monday, March 5th, 2012

From Sperling’s….

“The Best Green Places study, which is based on data discovered by Sperling’s BestPlaces, examines 24 data metrics in 5 major categories — including air and watershed quality, mass transit usage, power usage, farmers markets, organic producers, and number of green-certified buildings — to determine which metro areas are the best places to live a green life. Sperling’s BestPlaces ranked the 379 major metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Over 80 percent of all U.S. residents live in these 379 metro areas.”

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