Newbie and Repeat Buyers Take Different Paths To Success

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Realtor® Magazine’s editors have frequently described the financial hurdles facing first-time home buyers in today’s market. Even so, despite rising home prices and stalled inventories, a third of recent existing home sales have been to the newbies. A pair of recent RM articles directly (and indirectly) explored several factors that help explain some first-timer successes. The articles dealt with bridge …

Carmel Listings Seldom Focus On This Critical Feature

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If you are preparing to add your own home to the Carmel listings, if you’ve been thinking about using the garage as a clutter depository, you might want to review some relevant words that just appeared in Realtor® Magazine. The article was directed to us Realtors: “3 Questions Agents Should Be Ready to Answer About the Garage”—but the gist is …

What’s One Factor That Might Motivate Indianapolis Sellers?

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Personal matters may be most important in deciding when and whether it’s time to sell your Indianapolis home, but at least one real estate industry designation may also factor into that all-important decision: the declaration that it’s now a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market.” When buyers read that real estate is in a buyer’s market, expectations rise that sellers …

Why Is Carmel’s Busy Season Like a Nuclear Reaction?

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For those who have never bought or sold a home during Carmel real estate’s busy season, coming up with metaphors isn’t easy. – It’s not like end-of-model-year auto sales because that season draws buyers by offering heavy discounts. Newly manufactured real estate isn’t arriving from the factory, so price reductions aren’t called for. – Real estate’s high season isn’t like …

Why “Lasting Legacy” & “Real Estate Investments” Go Together

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Forbes—the publishing company which self-defines its main topics of interest as “finance, industry, investing, and marketing”—must be doing something right. Its original articles and insights have been engaging readers without skipping a beat since 1917—making it a rare survivor in these days of media churn and burn. Last Friday, it offered a commentary on a subject to which hard-working Fishers …

Indianapolis Home Loan Alert – Top Scams to Watch Out For

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They never fail to surface once real estate activity shifts into high gear: the Indianapolis home loan scam operators. They seem perpetually ready to pounce on unwary would-be home buyers—notably those who are unfamiliar with the standard procedures employed by established mortgage lenders in the normal course of preparing a legitimate Indianapolis home loan or refinancing package. Falling prey to …

Strategic Spring Cleaning When Selling Your Fishers House

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If you are a homeowner who’s planning on selling your Fishers house, this year’s spring cleaning efforts can merit some extra attention. For most of us, the past year meant a lot more time spent indoors. With potential buyers soon to be among the visitors, the regular airing-out and straightening-up procedures might not be sufficient. It’s useful to examine the …

Carmel Real Estate Boom -Simply Unlike the Last One

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal addressed a topic that’s been on the back burner for some time: the likelihood (or not) that the steady rise in housing prices might be a precursor of a future bust like the one that racked this century’s first decade. Real estate reporter Nicole Friedman’s piece presented a persuasive case for differentiating the two …

Indianapolis Listing Prices Reflect More Than Builder Cost Increases

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About the last thing house-hunters need is additional time pressure—but there are reasons why this spring’s future homeowners may imagine they can hear a faint tick tick tick as they comb through the Indianapolis listings. If they’ve been tracking the national media, the rise in asking prices is nothing new. Combined with the upward creep of mortgage interest rates, the …

Busy Calendar Also Has Indianapolis Real Estate Connections

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The calendar-printing business won’t admit it, but now that everyone knows how to google “today’s date” (or even just call out any calendar questions in Alexa’s direction), they’ve had a rough time lately. A clue to just how bad things have gotten is that when you click on the latest “Worldwide Wall Calendar Industry Report,” you just get a Global …