5 Hygienic Renovations for Selling Fishers Homes

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Last week, area homeowners who plan on selling their Fishers homes might have discovered some promising ideas for making the most of today’s pandemic-spawned health concerns. The ideas came in a video presented by realtor.com, which introduced some newly popular renovations aimed at helping “Coronavirus-Proof” homes. Since they are designed to reduce the transmission of germs of all kinds, the …

Sudden Move Brings New Jitters for Mortgage Rate Stability

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Indianapolis homeowners and the Indianapolis Realtors® and mortgage professionals who serve them aren’t the only ones who keep an eye on the day-to-day gyrations of home loan interest rates. Every move is so consequential to the rest of the national economy that even minor tics get national attention. That was why the January 4 pronouncement from trusted analysts at Bankrate.com, …

Are Attitudes Toward Carmel House-Hunting Roles Changing?

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There’s no shortage of research and insights into how men and women differ when it comes to consumer attitudes—but scarcely any that deals specifically with the most important purchase either sex makes: buying a home. A while back (2013), Realtor® Magazine did tackle the topic in a piece based on a 50,000-consumer survey of active house-hunters. In general, the house-hunting …

Carmel Homes for Sale – Why Wait?

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About this time every year, the question for house hunters is whether to delay their serious shopping until the anticipated springtime upsurge in Carmel homes for sale. Almost every year, when the weather begins to warm, the springtime ‘For Sale’ signs blossom. One school of thought has it that the wider selection favors buyers—it means more sellers will compete for …

Simple Actions Help Turn Renters into Indianapolis Homeowners

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The season for New Years’ Resolutions is barely underway, but if history is any guide, many have already met their Waterloos. For future Indianapolis homeowners resolved to make this the year they make the leap from renter to homeowner, there are some incremental moves that will make that leap less daunting. Here are three: 1)      Starting now, keep monthly tabs …

Federal Move Expands Limits on 2021 Home Loans

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For homeowners weighing the pros and cons of adding their homes to the Fishers listings, the ‘pros’ are substantial. The steady national rise in home prices indicates a healthy market—one significant “pro.” The latest national existing-home sales price figures confirmed a median rise of 14.6% over the previous year—the 105th consecutive month of price gains across all regions. Another one …

Carmel Real Estate and Five Major Trends for 2021

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Dave Ramsey is a standout among media finance coaches. It’s hard to disagree with his brand of commonsensical counsel that eschews shortcuts and paths to riches that depend on newly concocted strategies. Carmel readers and listeners who rely on his consistently risk-averse advice learn to avoid high-interest debt while building a solid financial base—a footing typically anchored by the equity …

Indianapolis Homes, Smart Appliances, and a Payoff Surprise

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Some of today’s ‘smart home’ technology is costly—even considering the savings from lessened resource usage. Even so, the ‘green’ results seem to provide sufficient motivation for many environmentally focused Indianapolis homeowners. Yet there is the possibility that the premiums spent on smart refrigerators and dishwashers may not constitute a sacrifice at all—at least not in the long run. In any …

For Fishers Homeowners, Good News in a Tough Year

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No one may be sure of how many Fishers homeowners chose to deal with their year-end stir-craziness by surfing the web last weekend, but for those who did so by Googling “top events of 2020,” there wasn’t much doubt about what finished as Number One: The pandemic, of course. Second place tended to be a jump ball between either the …

Looking Back: How did 2020 Fare for Real Estate?

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Gather ‘round, people: it’s The Year in Review time again—the week when columnists and TV talking heads line up to chatter and lament over the year’s record-shattering advances and failures. From Washington to Hollywood, Wall Street to Silicon Valley, 2020 provided as rich a trove of talking points as any year in memory. Closer to home, for Fishers homeowners and …