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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?

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. 

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?

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. 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.  

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? 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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:

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.  

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

 

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?

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. 

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. 

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?

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?

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.