City of the Future is a Big Idea—but is it Fun?

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It’s probably fair to say that when a typical Fishers resident hears some of the more strikingly novel details about what urban life will be like in the future, he or she is likely to take them with a grain or two of salt. One example that recently hit the CNN airwaves was a project for “Telosa”—a new kind of …

Wall Street Smiles on House Flipper Efforts

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House-flipping has become a staple in the realm of reality TV entertainment—and why not? One of the deep pleasures of that actual Carmel house-flippers experience is the feeling of accomplishment that goes with turning a fixer into an eager buyer’s dream house. Another is the financial accomplishment that accompanies the quick sale of a fixed-and-flipped property. Cable-tv shows like ‘Fixer …

Feds Announce Housing Affordability Policy Initiative

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For readers tuned in to developments affecting Carmel real estate, the month began with an Associated Press dispatch announcing federal plans to increase the stock of 2,000,000 “affordable” U.S. homes. The ambitious goal was set “in response to the volcanic rise in housing prices” over the past year. Details described federal initiatives to both build and restore the end product: …

Practical and Impractical Energy Cost Reduction Strategies

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Fishers homeowners who’ve been thinking ahead about the long-term prospects for trimming their energy bills eventually have to come up with some decisions. Given the reams of information about alternate energy sources, it’s fortunate that some of the alternatives are easily dismissed locally: ·         Tidal energy, for instance, is only possible for coastal areas—and the world has yet to identify …

Are Indianapolis Listings Headed For a “Big Shift”?

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Last week, Fortune Magazine’s headline may have seemed overblown, but it did its job of capturing the attention of any Indianapolis readers who happened to come across it: “There’s a big shift happening in the housing market.” It’s the kind of headline that seems to beg for a couple of exclamation points. At any rate, Indianapolis house-hunters would have found …

Which New Trends Are Fishers Agents Adopting?

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There’s no denying that how people search for real estate has changed over the last 18 months or so—accelerating trends that had already been developing for a while. As you consider which agent to tap for selling your home this fall, getting top dollar from your sale should include evaluating how your prospective Fishers agent is addressing some of those …

Indianapolis Real Estate Observers Welcome Latest Moderation

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The news from around the nation gave Indianapolis real estate followers good reason to doubt a tendency in the national media. For most of the month, much of the reportage had seemed to project an undertone of vaguely inauspicious goings-on. “Buyer Frustration is Slowing Real Estate Demand,” said one. CNBC’s speculators talked of a price bubble (if the Fed continued …

Why Indianapolis Listings Could Be Within Reach of More Buyers

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Potential home buyers and the sellers whose properties already appear in the Indianapolis listings recently got a piece of good news. For them—as well as those deciding whether to wait for next spring’s traditional busy season—the announcement came from mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae. It’s bound to increase the number of consumers who qualify for the low mortgage interest rates …

Pro Investor Moves Encourage Fishers Residential Buyers

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With U.S. residential real estate prices at today’s levels, from a pure investment standpoint, some potential Fishers home buyers might assume that a downturn in values might be more likely than not. That feeling would hardly be improved by the onslaught of troubling international headlines, inconsistent medical guidance, and any number of other unresolved public issues. You could hardly fault …