What Do Boomers Want?

America is getting older. Actually those born in the USA after World War II and before 1964 are baby boomers, a generation reaching retirement. While analyzing the housing market, we’ve found out that boomers in general do have particular demands and most of these special needs are the same for all baby boomers. A new Pew […]

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Baby its (Getting) Cold Outside, But Don’t Worry

  REALTORS® are experts at getting your house sold no matter the weather. Here are five tips on making your listing shine. Loans With Bad Crdit Stay on top on the exterior. Weather changes quickly in central Indiana. One day we have several feet of snow and a few days later is 50 degrees outside. […]

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Fall Housing a Welcome Surprise

Just because it’s not 75 degrees out doesn’t mean the house hunters aren’t out in force. In Indianapolis, like in many Midwestern markets, people tend to write off the fall and winter seasons assuming the only time to buy or sell a house is April through August. Well…think again. September closed sales were the first […]

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What’s your REALTOR® Doing for You?

It’s a commonly heard phrase that buying or selling a home is the largest financial decision most Americans make. True. But is it reason enough to use a REALTOR®’s services in every buying and selling transaction? The truth is the financial considerations only scratch the surface. Limiting your thinking to just dollars and cents shortchanges […]

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What are Contingencies and How Do They Effect The Purchase Agreement?

In real estate contracts the contingency is a common element. Contingencies are clauses in a contract that give either the buyer or seller a way to get out of the contract if certain conditions or timelines aren’t met.  A commonly used example is that of a buyer making an offer on a new home before […]

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Lifestyle Marketing: Part of Selling Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers and Zionsville Area Luxury Homes

In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis, many luxury homeowners in found themselves with a tough decision. Even if they had reason to move on, they had to weigh whether it would be wiser to delay until a market rebound brought prices back to reasonable levels. The recovery has progressed for a while, buyers […]

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Real vs. Personal Property

At closing time, the last thing you want is a dispute over what goes with the house and what doesn’t. But it isn’t all that unusual for a buyer to think a particular item is included in the sales price, while the seller never had any intention of including the same item! Classic examples include […]

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What is the difference between pre-qualification and preapproval?

Pre-qualification estimates how much of a mortgage you will get when you do apply. If you’re considering purchasing a home soon, this should be one of your first steps. It will give you an idea of what price range you can afford. When you’re ready for the next step, you should apply for pre-approval. Once […]

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Before You Look at Your First House

Experienced home buyers know that one of the first-steps in beginning a successful search for a new house is taking a hard, objective look at finances. Determining how much money you can dedicate to the purchase of your new house affects almost every aspect of buying a new home – including how we write the […]

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3 Steps to Avoid Stress When Selling Your Home

Everyone knows the real estate mantra when buying the right property … Location, Location, Location.  But what’s the mantra when you are selling your home.  I would have to say it goes like this … Be Ready, Be Ready, Be Ready. Our process for preparing our sellers is not that different than most brokers.  However, […]

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