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What Local REALTORS® Want you to Know about the Spring Housing Market

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Sellers on the fence should take notice! This, and other info REALTORS® want you to know about the Spring market...

Millennials Tell REALTORS® What They Need

Posted by: Reprinted from REThink on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

A recent blog post spells out what millennials need from their REALTOR® during their first home buying experience. Maybe you agree? 

More than Half of Americans Will Move in the Next Five Years!

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Now that's a headline. Are you in this group? Start talking to your REALTOR® now about your next nest. 

Don't let spring pests bug you!

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Birds chirping, flowers starting to bloom, temperatures (hopefully) starting to rise......and insects....all over the house? This might not be the visual you were looking for this Spring. Whether you choose to hire a professional to address a bug/pest issue or use a do-it-yourself method there are several really basic yet effective ways to keep a problem from getting out of hand.

The Ins and Outs of Moving for Your Job

Posted by: Tor Constantino, Writing for The Muse on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving is one thing. Moving due to a job transfer is another animal all together. Tor Constantino, writing for The Muse, fills you in on what you should ask of your employer during a relo. He should know. At the time of this blog post, he had moved his family three times in nine years.  

REALTORS® are at the ready to answer your questions

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

When asked what the most common question from sellers tends to be, REALTORS'® responses included listing price strategy, the status of the housing market, and questions involving the sale of homes belonging to the seller's relatives or friends. With information readily available, from online research to personal experience, sellers sometimes come to the table with a set of expectations but they lean on expert REALTORS® to help them navigate the process.

The Art of First-Time Home Buying

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Learn some safeguards to take when buying your first home. Already been down that path yourself?  Pass this on to someone you know who is ready for the homeownership plunge.

Moving with Pets

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Last May, we posted a blog about making moving easier on your kids. But what if your 'kids' are of the furry kind? Well, we have some tips for that too!

“I Myself a Citizen of No Mean City”

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Explore Indy in a whole new way. You'll learn something new...I promise.

Work with a REALTOR® to guide you through the buying or selling process

Posted by: MIBOR Communications on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Buying or selling? Who can you trust to get the most value for your home, or be an advocate for you through the buying process? Trust a REALTOR®.

Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Here are some easy steps to protect your home from a break-in. 

Staging Tips for Spring

Posted by: HGTV.com on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Who doesn't {insert heart emoji here} HGTV? They gloriously bring it all together, often in 30-minutes. Here an HGTV blogger gives you the quick spring selling tips. 

Why Real Estate Experts Say 2016 is Year to Sell

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (1)

New central Indiana housing data released this week suggests now is the time to consider selling. 

Accountants Say You’ll Probably Make These 6 Homeowner Tax Mistakes

Posted by: Erik Sherman - HouseLogic.com on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Tax season is upon us, like it or not! A recent article for HouseLogic.com covers a list of common tax filing blunders that accountants have seen over the years. Keep in mind - when it comes to filing taxes, properly, look to the pros. 

In just 2 minutes you can speak the language of fireplaces

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Did you know that 40% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a house (an average of $12,000 more) with a fireplace? With that bit of knowledge, Laura Winter with realtor.com took it upon herself to decipher several ‘fireplace terms’ so you can be up to speed with the lingo on this much desired amenity!

Valentine's Day Lessons in Home Shopping

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Happy Valentine's Day! What can the day of love teach you about your home search? REALTOR® Magazine draws comparisons. 

Should we do that? Evaluating home improvements/upgrades

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Amy Hoak recently wrote an article for My Market Watch that outlined 4 renovations that could decrease your home's value. Check out our post to see what she said, and also hear feedback from local REALTORS® on how to approach renovations, etc. when you're getting ready to sell. 

What is Your Home Search Process?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Searching for your next home is a process. Once you get started, how long will it take to get to find your dream home?

REALTORS® Say Don’t Wait for Spring

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (2)

A review of year-end housing data for central Indiana indicates time is right for sellers. 

Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

It's safe to say that you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty. So how do you decide what stays and what goes?

What to Expect in '16 Housing

Posted by: Lawrence Yun, NAR Cheif Economist on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Say it in pictures. Get your at-a-glance look at the housing market predictions for 2016.

 

Why People Move

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving is a big decision. What are the most popular reasons to uproot?

Real Estate, Safety and You

Posted by: National Association of REALTORS® on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety.

Biggest Winter Home Risks

Posted by: Kristen Kemp on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Share these home safety tips with your coworkers, family and friends. You could save a life.

November Housing Market Bounces Back

Posted by: MIBOR on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

MIBOR housing report for November shows increases in closed and pending sales, new listings and prices. New listings were in the double digits - great for this time of year. "It means sellers have more confidence and buyers have more choice," said MIBOR REALTOR® Association President Kathy Hall. 

Don't Let Your Pipes be a Victim

Posted by: Jamie Wiibe, HouseLogic.com on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

HouseLogic writer Jaime Wiebe helps you avoid one of winter's costliest mistakes...the dreaded frozen pipes.

92% of Homes Now Have Equity

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:15:00 pm Comments (0)

Approximately 92 percent of all mortgaged homes regained equity in the third quarter of this year. What does that mean and how are home owners utilizing their equity? Read more in today's blog post.

Selling Over the Holidays Not all Bad

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Don't put your dreams of selling on hold until spring. Find out if winter is your time. 

Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying, Say Realtors®

Posted by: The National Association of REALTORS® - MAGGIE KASPERSKI on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.

"Regardless of the situation, Realtors® know what remodeling projects bring the biggest bang for the buck and what projects are most likely to improve a homeowner's impression of their current place," said NAR President Tom Solomone. 

Avoiding Remodeling Stress

Posted by: Marie Hueston writing for HouseLogic.com on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Remodeling stress is no joke. It might even be a legitimate medical condition. Get some advice on how to survive your remodel.