Indiana: Home to Festivals and Fairs Galore!

Indiana Festivals

“They didn't have the festival until the horse was dead,” said Doug Weisheit, coordinator of the Indiana State Festivals Association’s annual Indiana Festival Guide. He was referring to Dan Patch … [Read more...]

Meth Contamination: Is your new home poisoned?

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A little bit of knowledge goes a long way. Knowing to ask your home inspector to test for meth contamination can prove to be the difference between a place to call home and a place you can never go … [Read more...]

Indiana Real Estate Markets Report – March 2014

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Last week the Indiana Association of REALTORS®, Inc. released data on home sales in its April Markets Report, comparing March 2013 to March 2014. Consider this: Although the number of home sales, … [Read more...]

Indianapolis Suburbs Top the Safe List

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There are two kinds of lists: those you want to be on, and those you DON'T want to be on. Combining the two is Movoto, which annually compiles the list of safest and the more dangerous suburbs in … [Read more...]

Finding Fulfillment with a Career in Real Estate

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Career happiness can be elusive. Getting the desirable aspects of a satisfying job to align is like to putting together a puzzle. Money, work-life balance, personal fulfillment – where are the people … [Read more...]

Zionsville Homeowners Get What They Want

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There won’t be a Walmart in Zionsville anytime soon. Is that good or bad? Depends on how you look at it. The view of a resident may be to preserve the small town feel. The view of town leaders may … [Read more...]

3 Easy Tips To Protect Your Deck This Winter

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Barbecue season is all but over, and you won't be spending as much time out on the deck. Don't let it get you down, though. Spring will be here before you know it. There are a lot of things that can … [Read more...]

Should You Reduce Your Home’s Listing Price?

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Are you trying to market your home and finding that it's not selling very well? In my 10+ years of experience in being a Realtor in Indianapolis, I have found that three major factors that … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week

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This week's economic news commentary has been dominated by the "what ifs" of a government shutdown; opinions of potential consequences are limited only by the number of commentators sharing their … [Read more...]

What the Government Shutdown Means for Real Estate

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Our wonderful elected officials in Washington are at it again. As you know, Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, … [Read more...]

How Does An Interest-Only Mortgage Work?

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When researching your different options for a mortgage on your home, you might have heard of an "Interest-Only Mortgage". What exactly does this type of mortgage mean and how does it work? Usually … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week-September 30, 2013

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Last week brought a variety of housing related news. Highlights included the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for July, which showed a 12.40 percent year-over-year increase in national home … [Read more...]

What Does The Future Hold For The Security System In Your Home?

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Imagine walking into your home and turning off the alarm, locking your doors, opening the windows and starting your coffee maker, all with a few taps of your finger on your smart phone. What if you … [Read more...]

3 Simple Ways To Get Your Home Mortgage Paid Faster

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Paying off the mortgage on your home faster means that you will not only have the satisfaction of owning your own home sooner, you will also have the benefit of paying much less in interest over the … [Read more...]

Homeowners — Don’t Make These Mistakes Planning Next Year’s Taxes

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Filing your taxes can be a complicated and confusing process. If you are a home owner you may have many different home tax deductions and credits to consider. Since we recently passed the filing … [Read more...]

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