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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. 

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

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)

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

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®? 

A New Way to Tackle Neighborhood Graffiti

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local REALTORS® are part of an innovative way to help home and business owners who have been victimized by graffiti. This week, a new mobile abatement truck was unveiled. It will travel Indianapolis removing graffiti and then painting over the affected areas.

Sellers cashing in on Indy housing market

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Recent coverage of the local housing market on WRTV-6 provides a lot of encouragement for those looking to sell. 

Identity Theft: Reduce the Risk

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

The world of technology has opened up so many positive opportunities. But with that comes the need for even greater responsibility when it comes to personal information. In this day and age, the question of 'will I ever be a victim of identity theft?' has shifted to 'When?' Unless you completely remove yourself from the financial grid (pretty much impossible) you are at risk. That statement isn't intended to scare you, though I'm sure it does cause a sense of uneasiness, but it is intended to encourage you to be diligent when it comes to online activity and financial transactions. 

What Will Waiting Cost You?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Buy now or buy later? Take a look at a new study that suggests waiting has significant costs. 

Biggest Homeownership Worries

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

How will you face your real estate fears?

How Will You Find Your Next REALTOR®?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

The relationship with your REALTOR® is so important to your overall satisfaction with your home sale or purchase. Learn how to find the best agent for you.

Central Indiana’s Spring Housing Market Means Faster Decisions for Buyers

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

Get the latest housing data in this fast-moving spring market. 

Buying and Selling – At the Same Time! Top 5 Tips

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

It happens often, but how do buyers and sellers really navigate this challenge? In this post, our expert REALTORS® offer very valuable tips to make this process smooth and successful.

Is a Pool Good or Bad for Your Property Value?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (3)

REALTORS® know a thing or two about selling homes with a pool. Find out if a pool is a good or bad thing for your home.  

How to Choose the Right Bathroom Sink

Posted by: Anne Ellard of Houzz on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Learn the difference between 8 different styles of bathroom sinks and how to find the perfect one for your space!

Making the Move Easier on Your Kids

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving with kids can be tricky. Local REALTORS® offer tips on what they have seen work well to make a move easier on the whole family.  

Be Prepared to Repair! Top 10 Common Repair Costs

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

What would you guess it costs to repair a faulty light switch? How about gutters or caulk around tubs, sinks and showers? 

Indy’s Growing Neighborhoods

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Recent media attention to Indy-area neighborhoods reveals why some are growing rapidly and with which buyers.

What is Your House Worth?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Pricing your home correctly is an important step when listing it for sale. Market value, comps, assessed value...what does it all mean? Get a quick primer on what you need to know. 

Recent Housing Trends Shout “Time to Sell”

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local REALTORS® share the latest market data that suggests now is the time to list your home for sale. 

Open House Checklist!

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

Before you make an attempt to navigate an open house, it's important to get prepared so you can make the most of your time. Realtor.com recently published a very helpful checklist for open house visits and we're happy to share that with you today.

Does a Seller’s Market Mean You Should Sell on Your Own?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Do changing market conditions change the REALTOR® vs. FSBO question? We think not, learn why.

New Construction Trends - What Features are Hot?

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Can you guess? What are the Top 10 features you're most likely to see in a new home?