Archive for the ‘Nevada’ Category

Home Prices Zoom up 10.5% Over Last Year

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013




Nationally home prices in March were 10.5 percent higher than a year ago – and a bit more if distressed sales weren’t counted, says market researcher CoreLogic.

The overall change was the biggest year-over-year jump in seven years and the 13th straight month for home price gains.

Nevada Office 5th Anniversary Open House

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Thank you for coming!

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Thank you to the many, many people who came to celebrate our 60th anniversary with us! We were thrilled to have so many real estate clients, tenants, business partners, community leaders, and friends of the Hunziker family, our employees and agents present.



Join us for the Hunziker Companies 60th Anniversary Party!

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hunziker Celebrates 60 years of serving Ames and Central Iowa

Erb Hunziker began building homes in 1952 in partnership with Don Furman under the name of H&F Builders Construction Company. They operated out of the basement of the Hunziker home with a part time secretary and a few hourly employees. The emphasis was on new home construction and land development. Don ran the crew and Erb sold homes and kept the books. Nine lots were developed and six houses were built that first year. In 1954, the real estate brokerage, Hunziker & Furman Realty, was added and in 1955 they moved to 537 Main Street. During 1962/63/64, an average of 75 homes were built and 70 lots were developed. In 1968, the office at 803 24th Street was built. The partnership flourished and soon became the largest developer, builder and real estate company in Ames.


In 1995, Erb and Don decided to go their separate ways. The name changed and moved to its current location at 105 South 16th Street where it houses four (4) separate entities: Hunziker & Associates, Realtors®, Hunziker Property Management, HCS Builders Inc., and Hunziker Land Development. The real estate company expanded outside of Ames with offices in Ankeny (opened in 2003), Boone (opened in 2006) and Nevada (opened in 2007). Today, the real estate company has 35 agents (in the Ames office) and a Support Staff of 7. The property management company oversees 1100 apartments and 20 commercial properties. The construction company builds an average of 50 new homes per year.

The Hunziker Family believes in giving back to the community in a variety of ways including the United Way, the Boys & Girls Club, and Y.S.S.. Erb and Marge Hunziker were major sponsors of the Hunziker Sports Complex, Beloit Children’s Center and the DMAAC School Career Academy designed to help the high school students of Story County. Iowa State University is also a benefactor of Erb and Marge’s generosity: the Marge Hunziker House at Reiman Gardens, the Women’s Hunziker Court at the ISU Sukup basketball practice facility and the small auditorium at the Jacobson Building. Erb Hunziker passed away in April of this year, but his legacy continues within the various Hunziker Companies and the Ames community. The owners, Realtors and staff contribute their time, talent and financial support to help improve the communities in which they live & work.

Lincoln Highway Days- Spin to Win with Hunziker!

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

We enjoyed seeing many of our customers and friends who stopped by to play “Spin to Win” at our office in Nevada during Lincoln Highway Days last weekend!

Housing Market Rebound-Quotes from the Experts

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

These recent quotes by market experts make a strong statement about the level of recovery in the U.S. housing market. They also line up with how our local markets have been performing all year, with significant increases in sales and overall reduction in inventory levels.

“Right now the market is the strongest it’s been since the start of the downturn… we expect to see this organic growth sustain and strengthen through the end of the year.”

– Clear Capital Director of Research and Analytics Dr. Alex Villacorta

“The [overall] resumption in residential activity cannot be understated.”

– Deutsche Bank housing analyst Joseph LaVorgna

“This time next year, there could be a 10% price appreciation. I would not be surprised to see that.”

– NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference in Denver

Tabitha Zesch, Relocation Director

School supplies fundraiser makes a splash

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Thank you to all our customers and friends who came out to support our community pool party fundraiser at Fawcett Family Aquatic Center in Nevada!

Guests brought a school supply item to donate to Central Elementary and were treated to soda, chips and free swimming. Hundreds of school supplies were collected both at the event and at our donation site at the Ben Franklin store in Nevada. Thank you to everyone who participated!


Nevada office hosting community pool party

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Our office in Nevada, Iowa is hosting a community pool party on Friday, July 27th from 5:30-8:00. Bring a school supply and swim for free! All supplies will be donated to Central Elementary School.

Hunziker a Drop Site for Live United Food Drive

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS in Ames and Nevada will serve as drop sites for the 2012 Live United Food Drive. The drive helps provide food for children on the free or reduced lunch program during the summer months.

Bring your non-perishable donations in during business hours on May 14-24th and help make a real difference for families in need. Last year the campaign collected over 13,000 pounds of food!

More information


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!