Mortgage Rates in Carmel Get Positive Spin for a Change

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The national press has fallen into the habit of treating almost every piece of news dealing with U.S. real estate as an all-too-predictable blow to the economy. Last week provided a welcome break in the pattern, as area residents who’ve been following mortgage rates in Carmel found little to gripe about. CNBC’s headline, “Mortgage rates fall for the third straight …

Indianapolis Home Equity: Valuable for More than Just Owners!

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The folks in the northern states (and even down into Kentucky) who have sugar maple trees on their properties have the old-fashioned option of supplementing their incomes by tapping into the sap. Boiling it down takes a lot of energy, but the maple syrup is highly saleable. Many Indianapolis homeowners don’t need to turn to agribusiness to have an alternate …

Comparatively, Carmel’s Listings have Countless Bargains

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“Bargain” is a word that can get your attention­—particularly right after you’ve just paid off a round of the latest utility bills. But it’s useful to remember that it has become a term that’s been largely hijacked by the ad world. It’s also fairly meaningless unless there is something with which it is being compared. This month there appeared a …

Fishers Thanksgiving & the Year There Were Two

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One Fishers Thanksgiving is the appropriate number of turkey days. Two Thanksgivings would not only result in needless overexposure to your most irritating relative—it would also be a textbook example of inflation economics: twice as many feast days chasing too few turkeys. Pointing this out wouldn’t normally be necessary were it not for what happened in 1939 and how close …

Why Indianapolis Home Equity is Now Called ‘the “Right Tool’

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The folks in the northern states (and even down into Kentucky) who have sugar maple trees on their properties have the old-fashioned option of supplementing their incomes by tapping into the sap. Boiling it down takes a lot of energy, but the maple syrup is highly saleable. Many Indianapolis homeowners don’t need to turn to agribusiness to have an alternate …

Will Indianapolis Listings Soon Compete with Martian MLS?

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For Indianapolis readers who happened across this month’s curbed.com, the news revealed by its top headline would certainly have kept them reading. “We’re Getting Closer to a Martian Housing Market” is likely to have been a surprise to most local residents. Even if they were currently active house hunters who had decided to expand their search beyond the Indianapolis listings, …

The Ultimate Frustration for Buying That Fishers Home

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Few things are more frustrating than the plight of a would-be Fishers home buyer who can easily afford to buy a listed Fishers home—but not right this minute. The delay might be due to a temporary cash-flow crunch, a legacy windfall that will absolutely happen (but not until 26 months from now), or any one of a number of other …

Why Carmel Neighborhoods Welcome Some ‘Disasters’

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Around this time every year, crazy weather conditions wreak havoc on various parts of the North American continent. Carmel neighborhoods don’t have to be threatened directly to have local homeowner nerves on edge, either. Many of us can’t help but be affected by all the shaky iPhone videos of coastal destruction and the mayhem wrought by twisters that suddenly come …

Is Indianapolis’s Daylight Saving Worth the Hassle?

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With last Sunday’s termination of Indianapolis’s annual Daylight Saving Time displacement came USAToday’s broadside against the whole DST campaign: “Is daylight saving time healthy for you? No, experts say….” Now they tell us! If it seems that you can recall (through the fog of last weekend’s sleep-disturbed haze) that experts were never in agreement about the wisdom of the Daylight …

2,000+ Affluent Investors Seek Safety in Luxury Properties

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“If not in stock and bond markets, where are affluent consumers currently parking their wealth?” was a question addressed last Tuesday in the pages of fastcompany.com. The folks at Fast Company claim to be helming “the world’s leading progressive business publication,” so they should have a pretty good idea about how the affluent are seeking to protect their assets. That’s …