Will Restaurant Developments Impact Indianapolis Real Estate?

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The rise of e-commerce has created a raft of cultural shifts that are ongoing and profound—Indianapolis real estate is certainly one of them. One ripple effect may be expected from an industry that touches us all: the restaurants. It’s a ripple that’s just beginning to be felt in some areas—but may ultimately touch Indianapolis real estate. According to the Wall …

Fishers Landlords Welcome U.S. Rent Growth Acceleration

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Fishers landlords who have already profited from the national tilt toward rental popularity will have been further cheered by last month’s Zillow report on the growth of rents across the nation. They might be including apartment housing in their data, but in any case, according to the report, rent revenue is accelerating (except in Milwaukee). Landlords had to be pleased …

Does A Boomer Wave Create Indianapolis Real Estate Opportunities?

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From midway across the Pacific came an interesting commentary last week—one that noted an idea that mainland Indianapolis investors might find worth mulling over. The article appeared in the HawaiiHomes section of Oahu’s Star-Advertiser. It profiled an investor couple who have decided to make a change in their real estate portfolio. The investors (“Joyce” and “Reid”) are seniors themselves. They …

What’s Wrong With Selling Your Carmel Home Yourself?

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The single inducement for selling your Carmel home yourself is responsible for most FSBOs (“For Sale by Owner” offerings, pronounced “Fizz-BOW”). It’s some bottom line arithmetic that seems at least worth considering—the attractive notion of avoiding paying commission dollars to a real estate brokerage. Real estate commissions in Indiana are negotiated—usually 5%-6%. For a home that closes at $300,000, the …

How Does Last Week’s News Affect Fishers Mortgage Rates?

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For those who’d been monitoring Fishers mortgage rates ahead of last week’s Federal Reserve interest rate cut, the news that followed was less than definitive. The Fed’s decision to lower their overnight lending rate for the first time since the Great Recession commanded first page headlines—but the details that followed provided little clarity. For those whose interest in Fishers mortgage …

Top Buyer Mistakes When Buying An Indianapolis Home

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Buying a home in Indianapolis– especially if it’s your first – can seem like it’s just a magnified version of any other major purchase. You’re the buyer—which makes you the boss. It can be as straightforward as that—but there are also several parts of the process where it’s all too easy for Indianapolis buyer mistakes to cost not just time …

Ready To Sell Your Fishers Home This Summer?

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It’s summertime and the livin’s easy…or maybe not, if this will be the summer when you’re trying to sell your Fishers home! It’s a fact that summer buyers tend to be well-motivated buyers. Or they may be jamming activity between vacations, backyard BBQ’s and (especially recently) just trying to stay cool. In other words, they also may be distracted buyers. …

What Indianapolis Real Estate Home Loan Term Is Misunderstood?

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Long before well-prepared Indianapolis homeowners arrive at the signing table, they will have been aware of the factors mortgage lenders pay attention to—foremost among which is their bill-paying history. For years, they will have avoided making late payments—or underpayments. They will have corrected erroneous negatives on their credit reports and straightened out any historical inaccuracies. If they have read up …