What are the 3 Greatest Financial Decisions You Can Make?

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Fishers homeowners who regularly watch the “Today” show or Fox Business, or who listen to NPR’s “All Things Considered” on the drive home from work may already be familiar with the views of Liz Weston, a regular contributor to ATC and a number of other leading media outlets. Her best-selling book, “Your Credit Score–Your Money & What’s at Stake” is …

What Quirk Could Compromise Indianapolis House Sale Docs?

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In case you haven’t heard yet, you’d better watch out for 2020’s date-noting anomaly. This quirk was widely publicized on January 1, but for Indianapolis residents whose holiday focus was limited to Rose Parade floats and football games, it’s worth another mention. As USA Today scolded, “Stop abbreviating 2020.” That is, if you (like most Indianapolis check writers) are accustomed …

Heads-Up to Thwart Carmel Homebuyer Scams

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Last Friday’s New York Times featured a timely warning that Carmel home buyers and sellers should be aware of—especially since it uses a particularly devious dodge. The scam has been on the rise since the beginning of 2019. It involves “spoofing” accounts that have been hacked by the perpetrators. Buyers receive phony emails that look like instructions from their lawyers …

Which Ancient Saying Relates to Selling Fishers Homes?

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Last Tuesday night, as rickety Father Time welcomed in the infant New Year, an old saying was resurrected (as it is most years): “Everything old is new again.” It’s usually heard in relation to the temporary nature of fashions—like the width of neckties or the lengths of skirts. That has little to do with buying and selling Fishers homes, other …

Assessing a New Value Proposition for Indianapolis Real Estate

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In most reports about the gang-busters records set during the just-finished holiday shopping season, a lot of attention was given to the shifting nature of buying and selling. Bricks-and-mortar businesses did alright—but most of the gains in commercial activity were set online. No surprise, there—at least not to the shops and big-box stores who’d seen it coming and built websites …

Handy Trivia to Spark Carmel New Year’s Eve Parties

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Carmel New Year’s Eve partygoers will be taking part in one of the most ancient of human rites—one that dates back thousands of years. New Year’s resolutions probably started about the same time, but there aren’t any traces of them (not surprising, when you consider that all traces of most New Year’s resolutions disappear entirely before Groundhogs Day). If one …

2020 Predictions: Good News for Indianapolis Home Sellers

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If the commentary from TheStreet.com is on-target, “housing and real estate experts” are largely in agreement about how real estate will fare in the coming year. If the local scene falls in line with their predictions, it will be a good year for Indianapolis home sellers. That’s not to say the prognosticators haven’t left themselves some wiggle room—a good idea …

In Fishers, the Holiday Wins Out Again!

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No doubt about it: this year’s holiday atmosphere has now so thoroughly blanketed Fishers that any of our Scrooge-tempered neighbors will have had to retreat homeward to avoid being overwhelmed by the good cheer. From the Christmas trees brightening shop corners everywhere to the sound of carols and the growing number of newer holiday pop classics monopolizing Fishers loudspeakers indoors …

Carmel’s Un-mysterious Winter Solstice due on Saturday

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This year, Carmel’s winter begins officially on Saturday—the 2019 winter solstice up here in the Northern Hemisphere. As children learn in school, this is the solstice marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. For the kids who want to know why, since the sun makes its shortest appearance, the solstice isn’t also the coldest day of the …

Selling Your Indianapolis House without Wrecking the Holidays

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For most everyone, this is far and away the busiest time of year—completing all the holiday preparations in addition to the regular tasks that already consume 110% of your day. When you think about how everything always does get done, it’s practically its own Hanukah or Christmas Day miracle. For homeowners who know they will be selling their Indianapolis house …