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Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®

In This Issue

Parade of Homes

HCS Builders

Where to Build your next Home

June Area Events

Farmer's Markets

Aquatic Fun

Market Numbers

June Coupon
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  Coldstone Coupon
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June 2011 Area Events
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  Tune into Main Street
is free, family friendly, and fun! Every Thursday night, May 26 - July 28, from 5:30-7:30pm in Tom Evans Plaza.

Story City's 46th Annual Scandinavian Days
June 3-5 is a lively summer festival celebrating our unique Nordic heritage, with food, music, and fun for all ages.

Ames on the Half Shell
kicks off the 8th season at Bandshell Park with live music and libations on June 3 and continues every Friday through July 22.

Ankeny's Movies Under the Stars
Join us on Fridays at the Wagner Park band shell at dusk. Free to the public.

11th Annual Hope Run for Hospice in Ames
Event is June 11 at 8am includes and 10k, 5k and 1 Mile (non-competitive) as well as Hope Run Jr. Refreshments provided at finish line, donated by Hy-Vee and Bruegger's Bagels.

The 4th Annual Krysilis Biathlon fundraiser
The event is comprised of a 15 mile bike and a 5K run for men, women and Teams of two on Saturday, June 4 at 10am in Nevada.

Ankeny's Barefoot Bash
Enjoy the great atmosphere at Hawkeye Park in Ankeny and give back to two great causes at this year's Barefoot Bash on Saturday, June 11 at 1pm.

Summerfest 2011 in Campustown ISU
Campustown Action Association is planning a day of fun in the sun for everyone on Sat. June 11 from 1pm - 9pm.

Father's Day at Reiman Gardens
Dad gets in free on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ogden Fun Days
Family fun including a parade, carnival with inflatables/rides/games, craft show, car show and more on June 17, 18, and 19.

Best Dam Bike Ride
A 30 and 50 mile ride to Woodward and back to Ankeny. Lunch and entertainment will follow the ride. June 25 at 9am.

Useful Websites
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  Ames Chamber Logo
The Ames Chamber of Commerce

City of Ames Logo
The City of Ames

Ames Main Street Cultural District
Ames Main Street Cultural District

Interest Rate Info
Interest Rate Information

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If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, building a home, or just enjoy seeing the newest trends in residential homes, we invite you to join us for the 2011 Parade of Homes. The tour, which is put on by the Ames Home Builders Association (ABHA) will be held from Wednesday, June 8 to Sunday, June 12, and will feature eight new construction homes in a variety of price points and neighborhoods. One of the featured homes was built by HCS Builders, a sister company of Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®.

3007 Weston 3007 Weston Drive (HCS)

4140 Cochrane Parkway (Pinnacle Properties)

The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 8: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 9: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 10: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 11: 12pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, June 12: 12pm to 5pm

GroceryBag Not only will you enjoy the homes and decor on display, but you will also have a chance to win prizes! Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS® will be giving away 5 bags of groceries valued at $50 each. Additionally, if you visit all eight homes, you will be in the running for a raffle prize.

Tickets for the event are $5.00 each, and are good for all eight homes on all five days. Tickets will be available on or before the days of the Parade of Homes at the Greater Iowa Credit Union (Somerset location) as well as the Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS® office at 105 South 16th Street. On the days of the Parade of Homes, tickets will also be available at a ticket tent located on the corner of Stange Road and Northridge Parkway in Somerset Village. Hours of the ticket tent are 4-8pm Wednesday through Friday, 12-7pm on Saturday, and 12-3pm on Sunday. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Ames High Booster Club, Ames Little League, Big Brother Big Sister of Central Iowa and the Octagon Center for the Arts.

HCS your Building Experts

HCS Logo Whether you are looking for a completed new construction, wanting to build a home from our catalog of plans, or would like to build a completely custom home, HCS Builders strive to make the building process as easy and stress-free as possible.

HCS offers:
  • Over 150 years of combined experience
  • Guaranteed completion schedules
  • No construction loans necessary
  • Warranties that are actually followed through on in a timely manner

The Parade of Homes will be showcasing the beauty and quality of HCS construction at 3007 Weston Dr.

3007 Weston

3007 Weston Dr. features a Great room w/gas fireplace & the kitchen has an island to gather around and a large dining room. 3 bdrm, 2 bath upstairs plus about 24x21 bonus room. Side load garages.

We have lots available for your Dream Home!

Hunziker Subdivisions is a great resource if you are looking to find a lot to build your perfect home. LandDevWeb There are several residential subdivisions in Ames and also in Story City, Nevada and Ankeny. Please contact any Hunziker & Associates, REALTOR® and they can guide you through all of the details regarding restrictive covenants, pricing, availability, and finding the perfect combination of factors that best suits your lifestyle and financial situation. To learn more about Hunziker Land Development visit us at

Lots Marketed by Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®:
Taylor Glenn
Northridge Heights
Estates West
Sunset Ridge
Walnut Ridge
Nature's Crossing
Village North, Gilbert
Indian Ridge, Nevada
Jacobson Park, Story City
Northview Heights, Huxley
Hidden Creek, Ankeny

AreaPools Area pools and aquatic centers offer fun and relief as the temperature climbs with the arrival of summer. We've compiled a list of swimming pools and aquatic centers to help you keep cool this summer.

Furman Aquatic Center
1635 13th St., Ames
May 28 - Sept. 5 Summer Hours
Adult Lap Swim 11am - 12:30pm
Tot Time 11am - 12:30pm
Open Swim 1pm - 8pm

Fawcett Family Aquatic Center
1717 Fawcett Parkway, Nevada
Early Bird Lap Swim: 6-7:30 a.m. (M,W,F)
Open Swim: Noon - 7 p.m. daily
Adult Lap Swim: 11 a.m. - Noon (Daily)

Boone Municipal Pool
1000 Frances Mason Drive (McHose Park), Boone
Monday thru Thursday
12:00-1:00 PM - Adult lap swimming and water walking
1:00-8:30 PM - Open swimming
Friday thru Sunday
12:00-1:00 PM - Adult lap swimming and water walking
1:00-6:00 PM - Open swimming

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center
2350 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny
May 28 - Aug 14
Open daily: Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Aug 20 - Labor Day (weekends only)
Noon - 8:00 p.m.

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center
1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive, Ankeny
May 28 - Jun 5
Noon - 8 p.m. daily
June 6 - Aug 5
Noon - 7 p.m. daily
Aug 6 - Aug 14
Noon - 8 p.m. daily

It's the time of year we can enjoy farm fresh foods. Check out a Farmer's Market near you to support local growers and enjoy fresh produce.

Ames Main Street Farmers Market
June 25th-September 24th
Saturdays 8-1
400 Block of Main Street

Ames Downtown Farmers Market
Year Round
Main Street Station
Downtown Ames at the Main Street Station
Open Thursday and Friday, 2 to 6, Saturday 10 to 3

Ames - North Grand Farmers Market Association
Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon
May - October
North Grand Mall

Ames - Reiman Garden Farmers Market
Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m.
May - October
Reiman Garden, 1407 Elmwood Drive

Ankeny Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon
May - September
Southwest Third and Maple Streets
Boone Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m.
June - October
Wal-Mart parking lot, S. Story St. & Hwy. 3

Capitol Hill Farmers Market
Des Moines
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
May - August
800 E. 12th Street

Downtown Farmers Market
Des Moines
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to Noon
May - October
Historic Court Avenue District and 4th Street

Valley Junction Farmers Market
4:00 - 8:00 pm Thursdays

West Glenn Farmers Market
May-August 6
Saturdays 9-1
5525 Mills Civic Parkway

Ames Market Numbers*

  Ames 2011 Ames 2010 Story County 2011 Story County 2010
Active listings as of 6/1 312 296   202 205
Homes SOLD Recent YTD 174 205   80 78
Average Sale Price $165,687 $176,015   $115,242 $126,207
Average Days on the Market 113 81   113 140
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 93.8% 96.0%   90.3% 91.9%

*Based on Sales information as reported to the Central Iowa Multiple Listing Service as of 6/1
Ames - Ames Residential and Rural Subdivisions
Story County - Residential, excluding Ames and Ames Rural Subdivisions
Homebuyer Tax Credit in place in 2010 expired 4/30/2010.
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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.