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Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®

In This Issue

Buyers & Sellers Choose Hunziker

We Have Results

Local Valentine's Day Happenings

Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas

Market Numbers


Why Buyers and Sellers Choose Hunziker

Trust. Hunziker & Associates, Realtors® understand that our clients are our first priority. Our very livelihoods depend on creating a first-class client-level experience. Our agents are committed to developing and maintaining positive relationships that extend beyond the real estate transaction. The results are impressive. 76 percent of our homebuyers and 92 percent of our home sellers come from one of the following sources:
  • Past Hunziker & Associates clients
  • Direct personal connection with our company and/or agent
  • Referred to us by other satisfied customers
How Buyers Sellers Found Us
These results speak volumes about our dedication to our clients and communities, and our commitment to building a great experience for every person that does business with us.

We Have Results!

The results of 2010 are in, and it is no surprise that Hunziker & Associates, Realtors® continues to be the most trusted name in Central Iowa real estate.
  • Hunziker & Associates, Realtors® accounted for 42.1% of the total residential listing volume.
  • Hunziker & Associates, Realtors® accounted for 39.3% of the total residential sales volume.

If you are thinking about buying or selling your home, trust the positive experiences of your friends and neighbors. It truly makes a difference who you choose to represent you in your real estate experience.

Local Valentine's Day Happenings


Octagon Center for the Arts (Art D'Vine)
Feb. 11 at 7pm RSVP by Feb. 9.
An evening sampling wine, cheeses and various desserts to benefit the Octagon Center for the arts.

Valentine's Day Workshop
Feb. 12 from 10am-Noon for Ages 6-12.
Create Valentine's Day gifts for your Special Loved One.

Snus Hill Winery Valentines Day Party
Feb. 12 at 5:30pm RSVP by Feb. 6.
Relish a memorable evening of wonderful food, great wine and romance with soft music and dancing.

White Oak Winery Valentines Day Party
Feb. 12 at 6:30pm
Wine, Dine, and Dance with your Sweetheart.

Valentine Dinner Train
Feb. 12, 14, 15 & 19 at 5:30pm Reservations Required
Experience elegant railroad dining as it was in the 1950's. This relaxing two hour ride through the Des Moines River Valley features historic 1950's railcars which were used on the Union Pacific Railroad's "City" trains.

Valentine's Dinner at the Botanical Center
February 13, 14 at 6:00pm Prepaid Reservations Required
The Des Moines Botanical Center welcomes you to join us for an elegant, romantic Valentines Dinner and enjoy the beauty of the dome.

Summerset Winery Valentine's Ball
Feb. 12 at 6:00pm Purchase tickets through Summerset Winery
You and your special someone will relish in an evening filled with music, wine and amore.


Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas

Tender is the Night: Five Valentine's Day Dinners for Two

Sweets from the Heart: 12 Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes from Martha Stewart

Let the Food Network Stars play cupid this Valentine's Day

No time to cook an elaborate meal? Whip up a simple, Italian-inspired menu alongside your sweetie with this Menu

Start Valentine's Day right with these fun and sweet ideas for breakfast in bed.

Looking for Valentine's Day dinner recipes? Get easy to make Valentine's Day dinner recipes.

Say "I love you" with a healthy, romantic dinner for two.

17 Romantic Food & Wine Pairings

Top off your Romantic Dinner with one of these Delicious Desserts

Some sure fire Valentine's Day Menus from inexpensive to exotic.

Here are some sweet and savory Valentine's recipes you can make with your kids to celebrate Valentine's Day.


Ames Market Numbers*

  Ames 2011 Ames 2010 Story County 2011 Story County 2010
Active listings as of 2/1 242 196   143 NA
Homes SOLD Recent 3 mo. 63 72   60 32
Average Sale Price $173,964 $194,347   $132,773 $136,167
Average Days on the Market 117 117   132 98
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 93.6% 93.3%   91.7% 93.1%

*Based on Sales information as reported to the Central Iowa Multiple Listing Service as of 2/1
Ames - Ames Residential and Rural Subdivisions
Story County - Residential, excluding Ames and Ames Rural Subdivisions
Homebuyer Tax Credit in place in 2010.
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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.