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Thursday, May 14, 2015

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.  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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? 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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. 

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. 

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