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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. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What is your style?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Late Summer Housing Remains Active

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

August housing numbers are here. Buyers are staying active and there is an uptick in new listings demonstrating that sellers want "in" to what has been a great 2015 market.  

Sunday, September 13, 2015

REALTOR® Honored for Giving Back

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Real estate professionals are naturally inclined to “give back”. Learn how one Avon REALTOR® is doing just that.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

My House is Amazing. Why No Offers?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Homes are flying off the market all around you. Why isn't your home selling? Local REALTORS® tell you why. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

REALTORS® Speak: The Lesser Known Tips to Selling

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Selling your home? Learn two lesser known tips to get sold. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Local Housing Market Most Active Since 2006

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11:30:00 am Comments (0)

The housing market is strong. Local REALTORS® offer advice to potential buyers and sellers on how to navigate our current hot market. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fed Rate Hike Impact on Mortgage Rates

Posted by: Lawrence Yun on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and continue to do so throughout next year. This act, however, does not automatically guarantee a proportionate rise in mortgage rates for consumers. Let’s take a look at why this is the case.

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What Rules in Indiana

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9:30:00 am Comments (0)

According to Realtor.com, each state has a favorite home feature. What is the feature for Indiana?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Why Do Some Home Sales Fail to Close?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Unfortunately some real estate transactions fall through. It's a small percentage, but if you are buying or selling, you should learn the common causes. Local REALTORS® have some insight on avoiding the pitfalls. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Easy and Affordable. That’s a Win.

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

A new index ranks the central Indiana market high on housing. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

What’s a Boomerang Buyer?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Boomerang buyers are all the talk. What is a boomerang buyer and what advice do real estate experts offer this group?

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Possible Transit Option May Change Central Indiana Life

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Local REALTORS® are learning about a possible new transit option that could open up access to jobs, attractions and neighborhoods. What's the future of the Red Line?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In Kitchens, the Design May Trump Cooking

Posted by: REALTOR® Magazine - Melissa Dittmann Tracey on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

REALTOR® Magazine blogger Melissa Dittmann Tracey questions whether we want a good meal or a good look. See her take on popular kitchen remodels. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Avoid those UFO's - Tips on Deep Cleaning a Fridge

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Until you find your kitchen invaded by a UFO (Unidentified Foul Odor), it’s easy to take a clean-smelling fridge for granted. But the perks of keeping one of the hardest-working home appliances in top shape go beyond eliminating unwanted “science projects” and unsavory smells. - Bonnie McCarthy, Houzz Contributor

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Local Housing Market Review: June Home Sales Up 17.6 Percent

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Creating a Home Inventory 1-2-3

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (1)

Learn the importance of a home inventory...and hope you never need it. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Millennial Buyers Want Their Down Payment

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

A new study looks at what millennial would-be buyers will sacrifice in order to save for a down payment.  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

This Neglected Home Repair Could Cost You $100 a Year

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 6:00:00 pm Comments (0)

One in 10 homes has a leak that wastes at least 90 gallons of water per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

19 simple terms that scare homebuyers

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It’s common for a first-time homebuyer to be overwhelmed when it comes to real estate industry jargon. REALTORS® can help translate! To start, here is a list of 19 common terms used during the home buying process. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

How do you communicate with your REALTOR®?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Call, email, text, or (gasp!) in-person, how do you best communicate with your REALTOR®? 

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