Selling Your Carmel House—Hot Question, Cool Answer

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There was a sort of silly article last summer, “What You Can Do if Your Air Conditioner Breaks Before Selling Your House”—a title designed to ensure that Carmel readers who plan on selling their Carmel house will put everything on hold while they find out “what they can do” if their A/C goes AWOL. A more recent article—also a must-read …

Why Experienced Indianapolis Realtors® Ignore “Zestimates”

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Today’s Indianapolis house hunters are using the web more than ever—and more than ever, they’re running into seemingly omnipresent “Zillow.” It’s unavoidable because Zillow ads are everywhere—often in the first and/or second position on the search engine results pages. With annual revenue topping $2 billion, the e-commerce mega-company can afford it. From its national data processing centers, Zillow uses automated …

Despite Uncertainty, Fishers Sees Home Sales Surge

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Yahoo’s “Money” tab is a source Fishers readers can visit for non-technical reportage on the latest U.S. economic developments. Last week it led with a surprisingly upbeat look at residential real estate: “Homebuyers rush back in droves despite coronavirus pandemic.” There was ample evidence to support the description—a rush from homebuyers attested to by a 44.3% jump in pending home …

Should Carmel Celebrate Independence on July 8?

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John Adams’ ferocious work ethic was legendary among the Founding Fathers, which makes it more than a little ironic that he could rightfully be called the foremost Party Planner of the Republic. When Carmel celebrates Independence Day on Saturday, we’ll be carrying out the original vision of Mr. Adams, who wrote to wife Abigail the prediction that “…it will be …

Luxury Homes in Indianapolis Now Part of the Segment Leader

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If Yahoo Finance’s take is correct, as residential real estate continues to revive after the economic shocks of the pandemic, high-end properties may be among the first to lead the recovery. For the owners of luxury homes in Indianapolis who thought twice about joining the Indianapolis listings, last month’s activity across the nation among seven- and eight-figure properties could provide …

Do Generational Traits Affect Fishers Homes’ Appeal?

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If you are thinking about putting up your Fishers home for sale, you can expect that a goodly number of the buyers who will be considering your property will be female. And increasingly, the decision-makers may be Millennials—part of the group reaching adulthood in the early 21st century. Distinguishing how buyer traits and preferences differ is important for understanding what …

A Newer Luxury Home with More than a Touch of Nostalgia

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Fishers luxury homes can be categorized as ultra-modern or even exhilarating contemporary, incorporating the latest wifi- and Bluetooth-enabled smart home technology in with elegant design and craftsmanship. Or they can be the polar opposite—luxury homes that meticulously preserve the authentic antique artisanship of past eras. Last week, a luxury home was listed in Billings, Montana, that arguably blends unique elements …

“Nothing Short of Miraculous”—Housing Market Rebound

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Long ago, Hollywood discovered the ticket-selling power of inserting “Miracle” into film titles. Carmel moviegoers in the early 20th century flocked to the Christmas family classic, “Miracle on 34th Street”—then to Oscar-winner, “The Miracle Worker.” There was “The Miracle of the Bells,” Frank Capra’s “Pocketful of Miracles—and so forth. You might have thought the last box office juice had been …

What Workplace Change Could Affect Indianapolis Real Estate?

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As more and more local businesses cautiously reopen, it’s becoming apparent that some lifestyle changes that began as temporary adaptations may be around for a while. One of those could impact Indianapolis real estate in ways that are only gradually becoming apparent—at least that’s one conclusion Indianapolis readers of last week’s Wall Street Journal would have drawn. WSJ’s “Management and …