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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cold Weather No Match for Eager Buyers and Sellers

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Home sales my be down in other parts of the country, but central Indiana had a strong start to 2015. Local REALTORS® say a mild January, low interest rates and pent up demand contributed to the increase. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Posted by: HouseLogic - Courtney Craig on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

You've got the keys, now what?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

There’s a Thaw Coming. How to Wake up Your Home from a Winter’s Slumber

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

REALTORS® offer their best low-cost tips for getting your home ready for the spring market.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 New Construction Moving in the Right Direction

Posted by: Carrie Cason on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Guest blogger Carrie Cason gives us an overview of the current new construction scene in central Indiana. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

REALTORS® Help Homeless with $120,000 in Grants

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Central Indiana REALTORS® link hope to the homeless as they assist their most vulnerable neighbors - to the tune of $120,000.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

SPACES TO PLACES: MIBOR - Alley to Pedestrian Walkway Transformation

Posted by: Sara Laycock on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Placemaking: The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® will be converting an alley in Fortville, IN, which was recently closed to vehicular traffic, into a pedestrian walkway with benches, planters and public art.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tax Credits for Home Improvements

Posted by: Claire Belby on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:30:00 am Comments (0)

The dreaded April 15th is around the corner. Never fear, some home improvements you made in the last year may help you battle the tax man. While REALTORS® aren't tax professionals per se, they know their way around this world. Local REALTORS® give you a few things to think about come tax time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Local Housing Market Ends Year on a High Note

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Local REALTORS® are pleased with late year surge in buyer activity and look forward to 2015.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Color My World: REALTORS® Speak about Wall Color and Selling Your Home

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

You may think that bright orange wall is the best thing since sliced bread, but if you talk to a REALTOR® or home staging expert, you’ll find that a change in color scheme could help your house stand out even more and sell quicker.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Considerations for a Multi-Generational Buyer

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

Living with more than one generation in a home takes careful planning and consideration. When buying a home with this arrangement in mind, learn what should you discuss with your REALTOR®.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Save Energy-Save Money: Cold Weather Tips

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

While ‘energy efficiency’ has become a bit of a catch phrase – there are some legitimate reasons to get on board and adopt a few energy saving practices. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To Rent or To Buy?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy a home. Let this handy calculator help you. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Moving Checklist

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (2)

When it comes to moving, REALTORS® have seen it all. Here they share some tried and true tips for a smooth move. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Move or Remodel?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

If you are facing a decision about remodeling vs. moving, read some local REALTOR® advice about the thought process. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What’s #trending in central Indiana Housing?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 3:30:00 pm Comments (0)

We’ve seen some positive activity in the fall market here in central Indiana, and while closed sales only jumped a little in November, sales prices remain strong as they have throughout 2014. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter is Upon Us. How Does Your House Feel About That?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

This season has its own unique home maintenance concerns. Local REALTORS® tell you what they have learned to avoid the pitfalls of winter.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Indianapolis housing market strong for sellers during holiday season

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Recently, we caught up with Nicole Pence of FOX-59 to share some information with consumers about selling during the holidays. In addition to a strong upward trend in average sales price, interest rates remain low making this an opportune time to sell. If you're thinking of putting your house on the market during the winter, there are several things to consider...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

REALTORS® Speak: What sells a house?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

What’s the ‘key’ to selling a house? Is there a special formula? Is it a specific room - Kitchens, baths or a great outdoor space?  

We asked local REALTORS® for their feedback on this topic and we’ve got some great information to share with you! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Where are Mortgage Rates Headed?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Mortgage interest rates are a big consideration in the home buying process. Where are they headed for the new year? 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What’s My ROI?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

This time of year you might be thinking about which home improvements seem like a good idea for 2015. We all have the list swimming around in our brains. That little voice that says, “I love this house, I just wish we had a bigger master bath or I wish the basement was finished.” I wish, I wish, I wish.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Has Technology Made You a Better House Hunter?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Our mobile-centric world has instituted a standard: information should be readily available at our fingertips at all times. It is no surprise that when it comes to searching for a house, technology is at the helm. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Baby its (Getting) Cold Outside, But Don’t Worry

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Don't let cooler temps scare you from listing your home. Local REALTORS® share their best tips.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Housing a Welcome Surprise

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It's not all spring and summer anymore. Central Indiana home buyers and sellers are capitalizing on a great fall market. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why Stage?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (1)

Staging can be costly. What should you consider when your REALTOR® recommends it?

Friday, November 7, 2014

What Does Your Personality Say about Your Housing Choice?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Two new studies look at the connection between housing decisions and personality traits. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Who's the Expert in the Room?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:00:00 am Comments (2)

You know you need one, but why exactly? Find out what your REALTOR® brings to the table. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

September Soars

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

After months of stable, but underwhelming local housing news, September housing data soars as closed sales increase by 13% - the first increase all year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Five things you never knew a REALTOR® did for you

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Most individuals looking to buy or sell a home know that the first step in the process is securing a trusted REALTOR® to act as their expert guide along the way. For over a century, REALTORS® have subscribed to the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. They are constantly continuing their education on the complex and always-changing world of real estate laws and regulations and have the connections to help make your dream a reality.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Perfect Match

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

All REALTORS® are experts in their field, bringing to the table a plethora of information and skills, an adherence to strict code of ethics and a continuing education in the always-changing field of real estate. Just like any relationship, chemistry is everything. Take time to find the realtor you will connect with so that you can build a longstanding relationship that will last a lifetime. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tips for Millennial Buyers

Posted by: Claire Belby on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Tips for Millennial Buyers...What do people say about millennials? They don’t have yards or kids, but what do they have? Generally speaking they probably have dreams of an urban, walkable lifestyle, student debt and more than a few hesitations about home buying.

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