Terrifying Home Décor that’s Better Left for Halloween

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Carmel neighborhoods are already boasting their traditional pre-Halloween decorations. Like mums and pumpkins, the appearance of mannequin goblins and ghosts is, after all, some of the first signs of autumn. Perhaps by way of getting into the spirit of the coming holiday, the editors of last Friday’s Realtor® Magazine dispensed with its list of “Horrifying Decorative Trends” as chosen by …

One Missing Step that Can Improve Your Fishers Listing

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For area home sellers, our Fishers listings are their leading gateway to the homebuying public. In truth, judging from the amount of traffic the Fishers MLS gets every day, it’s more like a super-highway than a gateway. Like the ‘For Sale’ sign out front and the print ads that attract local buyers, the web listing is only part of the …

9 Reasons for Owning Your Own Indianapolis House

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You don’t have to convince local homeowners about the wisdom of owning your own Indianapolis house—but for a while a couple of years ago, that wasn’t universally agreed upon. There was a while there where financial analysts were pointing to the costs of maintenance, interest on mortgage payments, relatively low rental rates, and a bundle of other factors in an …

Moving Your Carmel Home: Does a New Word Describe It?

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If “downsizing” figures large as a goal many Carmel homeowners are seriously considering, The Washington Post is now citing a newer phenomenon that many older home buyers are discovering: “smart sizing.” It’s a cute phrase that might sound like a real estate feature writer’s invention—but the details will probably ring true for some retirement-bound adults who plan to be moving …

What Gracious Touch Caps Indianapolis House Selling?

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When you first begin thinking about house selling, most Indianapolis sellers are rightly focused on getting the property in top shape, establishing a solid relationship with their Indianapolis Realtor®, and making some key decisions (like what the optimal asking price should be). In other words, laying out a practical strategic house selling game plan. About the last thing anyone thinks …

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Friday’s News Untangles Fishers Real Estate Transactions

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Last week ended with some good news that can affect many Fishers real estate transactions—specifically some with bottom lines equal to $400,000 or less. It came in the form of a rule change from Washington’s rule-makers, and whether or not it applies to your own property, it may signal a shift in regulatory outlook. Many Fishers real estate transactions are …

Which Meaning Does “Estate” Have In Indianapolis Listings?

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The word “estate” is one of those words that can carry a boatload of different meanings. As part of the “Indianapolis real estate” caption, it’s one of the positive ones. “Real estate” means physical property that’s anything but imaginary. In fact, the U.S. Constitution initially restricted voting rights to owners of real estate! As a stand-alone, “estate” can summon up …

An Idea For Fishers Downsizing Households

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Here’s an idea from one homeowner who’s just completed a complicated exit from a sizeable house to a smaller property. It’s a last-minute strategy that could be helpful for Fishers readers who are planning a similar downsizing move. Currently, the Boomer generation leads the pack of Fishers downsizers who face similar associated challenges. They’re emotional as well as practical—and this …

Monday’s Equinox Ends Summer—But The Fed Signals Heat

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For astronomers and TV weather forecasters, this Monday marked a red-letter day. It now seems as if the same could be said for Carmel’s market prospects. In the wee hours, the Sun arrived at one of the two places in every year where its path across the sky crosses the celestial equator (the imaginary line above Earth’s equator). Of course, …

For This Indianapolis Property Feature, Time Is Money!

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If you ask the web, “what does Time is Money mean?” it tells you that time is a valuable resource, so do things as quickly as you can. That’s one way to look at it—from a superior, it probably means, “stop wasting time” or “get back to work!” But when it comes to property values—certainly including those here in Indianapolis—it …