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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Local Housing Sales Positive, But Slower in Late Summer

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

What do the latest local housing numbers mean for your search? 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Are Your Kids Delaying Your Home Search?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

There is some anecdotal thought that with housing inventory so tight, families with kids are the group whose house hunt is taking the longest. Now there may be research to back that up. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

How Many Hours Does Your Mortgage Cost?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

Weird headline right? Well, how many hours do you need to work to afford your mortgage? Have you ever thought of it in those terms? Central Indiana has long been an affordable housing market, often the most cost-effective in the nation. See how different states match up when it comes to affordability in relation to wages. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Homeowner’s Insurance and A Home Warranty, Those are the Same Thing Right?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (1)

A misconception among homeowner’s or would-be homeowners is that a warranty protects the way insurance does or you can have just one or the other, but don’t need both. Not so, says Al Trestrail from RWS Warranty. I asked Al to enlighten the My 4 Walls readers about the difference. In short, he says they are similar but VERY different.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Market = Seller’s Market

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local REALTOR® data breaks down the current market. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Am I Ready for a Fixer-Upper?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

“Fixer-Upper”, “Good Bones”, “Property Brothers” – just a few of the TV shows that have hit the HGTV world by storm and made many potential homeowners start asking the question, “Am I ready for a Fixer-Upper?” I’ve posed the question to local REALTORS® and veteran ‘flippers’ and they have some very valuable advice.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

10 Real Estate Terms to Know

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Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8:30:00 am Comments (0)

Having a basic understanding of important real estate concepts before you start the homebuying process will give you peace of mind now and could save you a fortune in the future. Here are ten real estate terms you should know before you start looking for a home.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We're Back

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Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)
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After a brief hiatus as we navigated through a few technical difficulties, we are back to blogging! Hopefully, you missed us terribly... 

Friday, June 10, 2016

We've got your back first-time home buyers!

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:30:00 pm Comments (0)

Ranked by affordability, mortgage availability and stability of it's housing market -- Indy ranks among the 5 Best Cities for first-time home buyers. What does it mean though, to be on one of these lists?

Friday, June 3, 2016

What does a REALTOR® look for when they buy?

Posted by: Dona Dezube - HouseLogic on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

What you really need to know about buying — from the people who house hunt for a living.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

April Dominated by More Closed Sales

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)
Sunday, May 8, 2016

What I Learned from Mom

Posted by: Compiled by HouseLogic's Lisa Kaplan Gordon and Christina Hoffmann. on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

It’s Mother’s Day, and the best gift you can give Mom is three little words: You were right.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Renovating Without Mistakes. What?

Posted by: Melissa Dalton, Curbed.com on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Because a serious renovation is underway at the home of one of the My 4 Walls bloggers, this one caught our eye. Yikes. How should the would-be renovator approach the big project to avoid common missteps?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Indy a Good City for First-Timers

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Find out what makes Indy a hot spot for new buyers and find out which other cities make the top 10 cut. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What Local REALTORS® Want you to Know about the Spring Housing Market

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Sellers on the fence should take notice! This, and other info REALTORS® want you to know about the Spring market...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Millennials Tell REALTORS® What They Need

Posted by: Reprinted from REThink on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

A recent blog post spells out what millennials need from their REALTOR® during their first home buying experience. Maybe you agree? 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

More than Half of Americans Will Move in the Next Five Years!

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Now that's a headline. Are you in this group? Start talking to your REALTOR® now about your next nest. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Don't let spring pests bug you!

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Birds chirping, flowers starting to bloom, temperatures (hopefully) starting to rise......and insects....all over the house? This might not be the visual you were looking for this Spring. Whether you choose to hire a professional to address a bug/pest issue or use a do-it-yourself method there are several really basic yet effective ways to keep a problem from getting out of hand.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Ins and Outs of Moving for Your Job

Posted by: Tor Constantino, Writing for The Muse on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving is one thing. Moving due to a job transfer is another animal all together. Tor Constantino, writing for The Muse, fills you in on what you should ask of your employer during a relo. He should know. At the time of this blog post, he had moved his family three times in nine years.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

REALTORS® are at the ready to answer your questions

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

When asked what the most common question from sellers tends to be, REALTORS'® responses included listing price strategy, the status of the housing market, and questions involving the sale of homes belonging to the seller's relatives or friends. With information readily available, from online research to personal experience, sellers sometimes come to the table with a set of expectations but they lean on expert REALTORS® to help them navigate the process.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Art of First-Time Home Buying

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Learn some safeguards to take when buying your first home. Already been down that path yourself?  Pass this on to someone you know who is ready for the homeownership plunge.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Moving with Pets

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Last May, we posted a blog about making moving easier on your kids. But what if your 'kids' are of the furry kind? Well, we have some tips for that too!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

“I Myself a Citizen of No Mean City”

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Explore Indy in a whole new way. You'll learn something new...I promise.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Work with a REALTOR® to guide you through the buying or selling process

Posted by: MIBOR Communications on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Buying or selling? Who can you trust to get the most value for your home, or be an advocate for you through the buying process? Trust a REALTOR®.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Here are some easy steps to protect your home from a break-in. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Staging Tips for Spring

Posted by: HGTV.com on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Who doesn't {insert heart emoji here} HGTV? They gloriously bring it all together, often in 30-minutes. Here an HGTV blogger gives you the quick spring selling tips. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Why Real Estate Experts Say 2016 is Year to Sell

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (1)

New central Indiana housing data released this week suggests now is the time to consider selling. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Accountants Say You’ll Probably Make These 6 Homeowner Tax Mistakes

Posted by: Erik Sherman - HouseLogic.com on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Tax season is upon us, like it or not! A recent article for HouseLogic.com covers a list of common tax filing blunders that accountants have seen over the years. Keep in mind - when it comes to filing taxes, properly, look to the pros. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

In just 2 minutes you can speak the language of fireplaces

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Did you know that 40% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a house (an average of $12,000 more) with a fireplace? With that bit of knowledge, Laura Winter with realtor.com took it upon herself to decipher several ‘fireplace terms’ so you can be up to speed with the lingo on this much desired amenity!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day Lessons in Home Shopping

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Happy Valentine's Day! What can the day of love teach you about your home search? REALTOR® Magazine draws comparisons. 

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