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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?

Get Your Home Ready For Sale

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

It's a healthy housing market in central Indiana. As you get ready to put your home on the market, consider these tips to get you to SOLD!

Millennials have Homeownership Advantage

Posted by: Kathy Hall on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local REALTOR®, and current MIBOR President, Kathy Hall offers her view on why now is the time for the millennial buyer.  

The Market is Moving, Be Ready to Act Fast

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

REALTORS® are noticing fast selling times and multiple offer situations. Learn why they they think buyers need to be ready to act quickly. 

DIY – Put some paint on those walls, pillows and pots!

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

So, first time-homebuyers, fixer- uppers, empty-nesters – what’s your favorite color?

Borrow Today or Borrow Tomorrow?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

REALTORS® explain how today's interest rates impact your buying power. 

Preparing for the Open House

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Plan ahead and give your house that extra touch for a great first impression. Here are a few tips for a successful open house!

Keeping Your Home Safe While You Are Away

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (2)

Sunscreen, check. Swimsuit, check. You're ready to leave this Indiana winter behind if even for only a week of paradise, but is your house ready? Make sure you take the easy steps to leave your home safe and sound while you play on the beach.

Mortgage Language – What Does it All Mean?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Obtaining a mortgage is an integral part of home buying, but it can be an unknown world of new terms, forms, documents, oh my! Get a quick primer of what you should know about your mortgage process. 

What Motivates a Move?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

People decide to move for all sorts of reasons. Find out what motivates today's mover. 

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. 

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?

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.