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Do the Math

United Way Day of Caring

Pumpkin Patches and Orchards

HCS Builders

Market Numbers


(noun) a group of people who live in the same area, or the area in which they live.

Community The definition provided by the Encarta Dictionary is a good one, but when thinking about the definition of community it is easy to see that community is much more than groups of people within certain boundaries. In looking at the communities in which we live, work and play, we find opportunities to share our lives with others, whether as a friend, co-worker, Little League coach, or Rotarian.

The spirit of a community is evidenced in numerous ways, whether it's spending a half day volunteering at The Day of Caring; helping neighbors with the most recent floods; coaching youth baseball; or simply cheering on the local high school football team. While community, as defined above, is a group of people; it is also the collection of individuals that make up this group. Individually we engage with others on a daily basis. Collectively, our individual interactions with others can create a community that feels connected, enthusiastic, and energized. When we take our time, energy and talents to engage in positive relationships with our friends, co-workers, neighbors, and even strangers, we help ourselves by making our community a better place.

Click Here to read an article from the Ames Tribune about the impact Erb Hunziker and other local real estate companies had in creating the Ames community.
Do The Math

Do the Math

Want to make a smart decision financially by investing in a better home? If you purchased a home in 2008 and financed it at 6%, your principal and interest payment would be $1082.27 as depicted by the illustration below. Today, with the interest rates at record lows, you could buy a larger home and keep your payment the same as it is now. Start looking today. Take advantage of historically low interest rates and get more home for your money. Do The Math

Hunziker Gives Back at the United Way Day of Caring

UnitedWayGroups Civic responsibility and community involvement have always been an important foundation of Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS. Recently we were able to put this principle in action to volunteer for the annual Story County United Way's Day of Caring. 19 of our agents and staff participated in the event, which provides valuable support for United Way's partnering organizations.

One of these organizations is Krysilis, which we had the honor of assisting. Krysilis provides valuable services to the disabled persons in the community, including nursing, vocational services, respite care, transportation, and specialized therapies. During our time there, we were able to stain the fencing of one of Krysilis' group home facilities.

For more information about Krysilis, follow this link For more information about Story County United Way, click on the following link

Links to Area Pumpkin Patches

Enjoy the fruits of the fall season and great times with your family by visiting one of these pick-your-own pumpkin patches!

Pumpkin Patch Pic Aaron & Jordan's Pumpkin Patch, Boone.
Includes Corn Maze.

Berry Patch Farm, Nevada.
Pick your own apples or pumpkins!

Black's Heritage Farms, Ames.
Includes hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo.

Center Grove Orchard, Cambridge.
Features corn maze, hay maze, pedal tractors, apple sling shot, petting zoo.

DeMoss Farms, Ames.
Includes hay rides, bonfires, petting zoo.

Pumpkin Express, Boone.
Ride the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad train to a pumpkin patch, and pick your own perfect pumpkin!

Happy HCS Customers
HCS House "HCS was an excellent choice for building our home. We are detail oriented people who like things done in an orderly fashion. We couldn't have ask for more with HCS. Their staff and suppliers were professional and great to work with. They take pride in building a quality home and finishing on schedule. Their choice of quality building materials and attention to detail make for a truly impressive home. We have been in our home three months now and found them to continue to be helpful with any questions or things we may need. We would highly recommend building a new home with HCS builders."

-Dan and Kelly


Did You Know-

Hunziker has lots available
in Ankeny & Polk City

Siena Hills, Ankeny
307 SW 30th Street, $52,000 $47,500
311 SW 30th Street, $52,000 $47,500
515 NW 32nd Court, $59,000 $57,000

Tournament Club of Iowa, Polk City
1302 Oakwood Drive $98,000

Click here to view other Available lots in Ames
and Surrounding Communities.

For more information on HCS Builders click here.

Ames Market Numbers*

  Ames 2010 Ames 2009 Story County 2010 Story County 2009
Active listings as of 10/1 300 230   202 NA
Homes SOLD Recent 12 mo. 500 546   226 266
Average Sale Price $183,497 $183,729   $137,123 $131,068
Average Days on the Market 90 97   117 118
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 94.9% 95.2%   92.6% 91.7%

*Based on Sales information as reported to the Ames Multiple Listing Service as of 10/1
Ames - Ames Residential and Rural Subdivisions
Story County - Residential, excluding Ames and Ames Rural Subdivisions
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Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS® has been helping people buy and sell homes in Central, Iowa for over 50 years. With offices in Ames, Ankeny, Boone and Nevada, our real estate agents can help you find the "right" place to call home. Our agents have access to hundreds of homes for sale in the Ames, Ankeny, Boone and Nevada areas through the various Multiple Listing Services (MLS). Corporate office location 105 S. 16th St. Ames, Iowa 50010, phone number 515-233-4450. Agents and Brokers are licensed in the state of Iowa.