Archive for March, 2013

Design Professional to Speak on Historic Preservation

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

OB-SX241_0511ca_HV_20120509150654From the City of Ames….

Design Professional to Speak on Historic Preservation
The Ames Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will host a series of free public lectures to raise awareness about the importance of historic preservation in the community. Steve Wilke-Shapiro, a design professional from Des Moines, will be the first featured speaker. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The series is sponsored by Historic Preservation Commission, Ames Smart Growth, Preservation Iowa, and Ames Historical Society…

Real Estate is Back

Friday, March 15th, 2013

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Ames 2nd Best College Town Nationally

Monday, March 11th, 2013

isu-iowa-state-ames-tops-college-townsFrom WHOTV13

“According to the American Institute for Economic Research, Ames – home to Iowa State University – is the second best college town in the nation…

AIER looked at a variety of factors, including culture and entertainment, earning potential, student diversity, cost of living and more.

The latest approval comes after the University of Iowa, Iowa State and UNI were ranked in the top 100 in Kiplinger’s “best values in public colleges” in January.”


Ames home prices up 4%

Monday, March 11th, 2013

HomePriceIndexYoYIn the most recent 12 month period, average home prices in Ames have increased exactly 4.0%. The average number of days on the market shows homes are selling 19% faster.

Nationwide home prices, including distressed sales, climbed 9.7 percent year-over-year (YoY) in January, according to CoreLogic’s latest home price report. This is the eleventh straight monthly rise, and it’s the biggest gain since April 2006.