The charming fireplace in your new home is one of the details you love most. No doubt you’re eager to enjoy its warm glow with family and friends. But before you light up the first log, it’s important to make sure that both your fireplace and chimney are in safe working order. Here are some tips to help you determine what you can do yourself and what’s best left to a pro:
A house in your neighborhood sold and you never even saw a sign go up. How did that happen? It could have been marketed as a pocket listing. Find out what the term means.
Gray is definitely the neutral color of choice in home decor and home staging these days. If you watch home design shows or have visited any builder models, you can't miss it. Melissa Dittmann Tracey of REALTOR® Magazine tell you why.
Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology.
August housing numbers are here. Buyers are staying active and there is an uptick in new listings demonstrating that sellers want "in" to what has been a great 2015 market.
Real estate professionals are naturally inclined to “give back”. Learn how one Avon REALTOR® is doing just that.
Homes are flying off the market all around you. Why isn't your home selling? Local REALTORS® tell you why.
Selling your home? Learn two lesser known tips to get sold.
The housing market is strong. Local REALTORS® offer advice to potential buyers and sellers on how to navigate our current hot market.
The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and continue to do so throughout next year. This act, however, does not automatically guarantee a proportionate rise in mortgage rates for consumers. Let’s take a look at why this is the case.
According to Realtor.com, each state has a favorite home feature. What is the feature for Indiana?
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.
A new index ranks the central Indiana market high on housing.
Boomerang buyers are all the talk. What is a boomerang buyer and what advice do real estate experts offer this group?
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?
REALTOR® Magazine blogger Melissa Dittmann Tracey questions whether we want a good meal or a good look. See her take on popular kitchen remodels.
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
Learn the importance of a home inventory...and hope you never need it.
A new study looks at what millennial would-be buyers will sacrifice in order to save for a down payment.
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.
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.
Call, email, text, or (gasp!) in-person, how do you best communicate with your REALTOR®?
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.
Recent coverage of the local housing market on WRTV-6 provides a lot of encouragement for those looking to sell.
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.
Buy now or buy later? Take a look at a new study that suggests waiting has significant costs.
How will you face your real estate fears?
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.
Get the latest housing data in this fast-moving spring market.