Important 1st Steps for Homebuyers
Meet with a lender
One of your first steps in the home buying process will be to meet with a home mortgage expert.  After reviewing your basic financial information they will help you determine your ideal monthly payment; and ultimately the best price range to consider in your home search.  Here are two very smart professionals I recommend.  You may want to check out their websites for your mortgage application and info about their banks.

​Linette Hastie ~ South Story Bank and Trust
626 N Hwy 69, Huxley, IA 50124
direct ph: 515-228-3176

Sara Lehman ~ First National Bank
405 5th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010
Phone: 515-663-3089
Searching for your new home!
​I can show you any home you find for sale on the internet!  It doesn't matter if the house is advertised with another agent or company. I can even help you look at For Sale By Owners too.

There are hundreds of websites now where you can search homes for sale.  The #1 website in the nation is  I like this website because it "refreshes" about every 15 minutes.  It stays up to date!

Buyer beware of Zillow and Trulia.  Occasionally there are errors on these websites and they advertise homes that are not for sale.

I would be happy to set you up on an automatic email notification system that will let both of us know when a home is listed for sale in your ideal area, price range, or size.  It will help both of us stay on top of our game!

Another great option to consider ~ setting up an account on the website.  With the My Homefinder system, you can keep track of your favorites, get instant updates, and communicate directly with me.  To get started CLICK HERE.

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Your lender will give you a pre-approval letter.  We will include the letter with written offers you place on a home. The letter assures the Seller that you are financially stable and can purchase the property.

Want to check out the latest interest rates?  Check out this helpful website:
Hunziker & Associates Realtors

Phone: (515) 450-8118
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Hunziker & Associates Realtors, 105 South 16th Ames, IA 50010  515-233-4450