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.

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.

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®.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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...

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! 

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? 

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.

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.