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Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS®

In This Issue

Ames Parade of Homes

HCS Builders

Real Estate Test Drive

Build your Dream Home

Area Farmers Markets

Market Numbers
June Area Events
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  Tune in to Main Street
Thursday Nights in June
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tom Evans Plaza in Downtown, Ames

Ames on the Half Shell
Friday Nights in June & July
5 pm - 7 pm
Bandshell Park, Ames

Ankeny Unplugged
Saturday Evenings in June
4 pm - 9 pm
Wagner Park Bandshell, Ankeny

Movies Under the Stars
Fridays in June & July
At Dusk
Wagner Park Bandshell, Ankeny

Summerfest in Campustown
June 9th
Campustown, Ames

Nevada City Wide Garage Sales
June 8 and 9
8 am - 5 pm Nevada, IA

Ogden Fun Days
June 14, 15, 16
City Park, Ogden

Des Moines Arts Festival
June 22-24
Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines

Useful Websites
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  Ames Chamber Logo
The Ames Chamber of Commerce

City of Ames Logo
The City of Ames

Ames CVB
Ames Convention and Visiors Bureau

Ankeny Chamber Logo
The Ankeny Chamber of Commerce

City of Ankeny Logo
The City of Ankeny

Booone Chamber Logo
The Boone Chamber of Commerce

Nevada Chamber Logo
The Nevada Chamber of Commerce

Ames Main Street Cultural District
Ames Main Street Cultural District

Interest Rate Info
Interest Rate Information

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Is a new home on your wish list for this year? If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, building a home or just enjoy seeing the latest trends in residential homes, we invite you to join us for the 2012 Parade of Homes. The tour, which is put on by the Ames Home Builders Association (AHBA) will be held from Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10 and will feature 7 new construction homes in a variety of price points and neighborhoods.

3100 Weston 4100 Hastings

              3100 Weston Drive                                          4100 Hastings
            (Jon Hunziker Construction)                              (Pinnacle Properties)

The Parade of Homes schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 6: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 7: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 8: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, June 9: 12pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, June 10: 12pm to 6:00pm

Tickets for the event are $5.00 each, and are good for all seven 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) through Friday, June 8, as well as the Hunziker & Associates, REALTORS® office at 105 South 16th Street. Tickets will be available over the weekend at the North Grand Mall in conjunction with the AHBA Home & Garden Expo. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to one of the following organizations: Ames Soccer Club, Boys & Girls Club of Story County and the Story County Freedom Flight.

HCS your Building Experts

HCS Logo The HCS house planned for the Parade of Homes sold the week before the show and is not available for viewing. If you're interested in building a home with HCS or have questions about our building practices please visit our website at

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

Real Estate Test Drive

Are you interested in a career that provides flexibility and freedom to set your own pace and control your own income? Would you like to learn more about our dedicated, vibrant and growing real estate family that has four offices in three central Iowa counties with more than 65 agents strong? Do you have what it takes to succeed in a career in real estate sales? Would you be interested in a test ride? If so, please click on the link below to take a drive on our Real Estate Simulator.

Real Estate Simulator

Over the past 60 years, Hunziker & Associates Realtors comprehensive services set the standard for excellence and leadership in the real estate industry.

If a career in real estate is of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Dean E. Hunziker, Broker, Owner

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, Gilbert, and Nevada. 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

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
May-October 27th
Saturdays 8am - Noon
400 Block of Main Street, Ames

Ames North Grand Farmers Market Association
Wednesdays, 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm
May-October 29th
North Grand Mall, Ames

Uptown Ankeny Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 8 am to Noon
May thru September 29th
Southwest Third and Maple Streets, Ankeny

Boone Farmers Market
Thursdays, 3 pm to 6 pm
June - September
New Location Downtown!

Capitol Hill Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
June - September
800 E. 12th Street, Des Moines

Downtown Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7 am to Noon
May 5th - October 27th
Historic Court Avenue District and 4th Street, Des Moines

Valley Junction Farmers Market
4:00 - 8:00 pm Thursdays
Historic Valley Junction, West Des Moines

West Glenn Farmers Market
Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm
May - September
5525 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines


Ames Market Numbers

  Ames 2012 Ames 2011 Story County 2012 Story County 2011
Active listings as of 6/1/2012 212 312   181 202
Homes SOLD YTD 194 174   87 80
Average Sale Price $188,361 $165,803   $150,168 $115,242
Average Days on the Market 107 113   109 113
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 95.1% 93.9%   93.8% 90.3%

Based on Sales information as reported to the Central Iowa Multiple Listing Service as of 5/31/2012
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.