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Sunday, January 31, 2016

What is Your Home Search Process?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Searching for your next home is a process. Once you get started, how long will it take to get to find your dream home?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

REALTORS® Say Don’t Wait for Spring

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (2)

A review of year-end housing data for central Indiana indicates time is right for sellers. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

It's safe to say that you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty. So how do you decide what stays and what goes?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What to Expect in '16 Housing

Posted by: Lawrence Yun, NAR Cheif Economist on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Say it in pictures. Get your at-a-glance look at the housing market predictions for 2016.

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Why People Move

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving is a big decision. What are the most popular reasons to uproot?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Real Estate, Safety and You

Posted by: National Association of REALTORS® on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Biggest Winter Home Risks

Posted by: Kristen Kemp on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Share these home safety tips with your coworkers, family and friends. You could save a life.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

November Housing Market Bounces Back

Posted by: MIBOR on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

MIBOR housing report for November shows increases in closed and pending sales, new listings and prices. New listings were in the double digits - great for this time of year. "It means sellers have more confidence and buyers have more choice," said MIBOR REALTOR® Association President Kathy Hall. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Don't Let Your Pipes be a Victim

Posted by: Jamie Wiibe, HouseLogic.com on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

HouseLogic writer Jaime Wiebe helps you avoid one of winter's costliest mistakes...the dreaded frozen pipes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

92% of Homes Now Have Equity

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:15:00 pm Comments (0)

Approximately 92 percent of all mortgaged homes regained equity in the third quarter of this year. What does that mean and how are home owners utilizing their equity? Read more in today's blog post.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Selling Over the Holidays Not all Bad

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Don't put your dreams of selling on hold until spring. Find out if winter is your time. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying, Say Realtors®

Posted by: The National Association of REALTORS® - MAGGIE KASPERSKI on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.

"Regardless of the situation, Realtors® know what remodeling projects bring the biggest bang for the buck and what projects are most likely to improve a homeowner's impression of their current place," said NAR President Tom Solomone. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Avoiding Remodeling Stress

Posted by: Marie Hueston writing for HouseLogic.com on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Remodeling stress is no joke. It might even be a legitimate medical condition. Get some advice on how to survive your remodel.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

What Do You Want from Your REALTOR®?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

REALTORS® provide an enormous array of services. Which are most important to you?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Consider Everyone's Safety

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

When working with people you have just met, safety should be everyone's priority. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

October Home Sales Slow, Pending Activity and New Listings Rise

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

The latest local housing numbers are out. What do they signal for the fall and winter market?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Home Buying 1-2-3

Posted by: Landmark Home Warranty on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Buying a home has many steps and most consumers do it, on average, every eight to nine years. So if you are rusty, check out this complete guide to buying a home. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Emotional Impact of Staging

Posted by: Mary Abella, a little bit of red Interior RE-design on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local stager Mary Abella points out the benefits of making a home cozier through staging. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Is It Your Time to Build?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Deciding on new construction vs. buying a residential resale property is a big decision. If you have already decided a new build is right for you, find out why now is a good time to get started.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cleaning Up for Fall

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Real Simple magazine provides a detailed inside-outside fall cleaning list. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

REALTORS® Speak: All About Staging

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Learn what experts think about home staging when your house is for sale. See what is costs and which rooms take center stage.  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Why People Sell Their Homes

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

What makes you want to sell your home and move? A survey looks at the top reasons. Do they match yours? 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Housing Experts Encouraged by Strong Pending Sales in September

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Despite slow growth in September’s closings, local REALTORS® are encouraged by strong pending sales numbers as we head into the final quarter of the year. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Millennial Home Buying: What's Fact, What's Fiction?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

The coveted millennial generation wants you to know a thing or two about their thoughts on home buying. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Indy Graffiti Abatement Unit Wraps Up Initial Season 

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

A creative approach to cleaning up graffiti helps more than 200 properties in Indianapolis. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

21 Signs Your Home is Ready for Winter

Posted by: Anita Alvarez on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Winter is coming. Are you ready? Is your home? Browse this check list to make sure your house is ready for Old Man Winter. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Buyer’s Remorse. Watch Out, It’s a Real Thing.

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:30:00 pm Comments (0)

Find out how to avoid the most common causes of home buyer's remorse. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Don’t Fire Up Your New Home’s Fireplace Until You Read This

Posted by: Lisa Kahn, HouseLogic on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

The charming fireplace in your new home is one of the details you love most. No doubt you’re eager to enjoy its warm glow with family and friends. But before you light up the first log, it’s important to make sure that both your fireplace and chimney are in safe working order. Here are some tips to help you determine what you can do yourself and what’s best left to a pro:

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What is a ‘Pocket Listing’ and is it a problem?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

A house in your neighborhood sold and you never even saw a sign go up. How did that happen? It could have been marketed as a pocket listing. Find out what the term means. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Hottest Color for Home Interiors in 2015

Posted by: Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Gray is definitely the neutral color of choice in home decor and home staging these days. If you watch home design shows or have visited any builder models, you can't miss it. Melissa Dittmann Tracey of REALTOR® Magazine tell you why. 

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