keller williams: Avon Investment Properties Gain on Perennial Rivals - 11/03/14 05:45 AM
It’s the perpetual ebb and flow. Sometimes the popularity of investment properties in Avon begins to rise, sending them toward the head of the pack against rival investment ideas. A local investment property’s basic allure has always been its unique attribute as the most “real” of real goods (investment property is pretty close to the very definition of the word ‘substantial’). But as a haven for capital, its place in the pecking order of investment ideas depends a lot on the performance of the competition—especially stocks and bonds. 
When the predicted long term returns from the stock market begin to look … (1 comments)

keller williams: Indianapolis Haunted Home for Sale? Why Not! - 10/27/14 06:24 AM
Regardless of whether you believe in “hauntings” or not, a frightening past can affect how potential buyers react to a home for sale in Indianapolis. Depending on timing, an agent may or may not be obligated to explain that a death or other dramatic event took place in the house—or that the current owners believe it to be haunted. However, even a supposedly haunted central Indiana home for sale may actually attract a flock of buyers, given some fearless (and creative) marketing!
If the stories about the house are intriguing and widespread, there’s almost no choice but to turn that to … (2 comments)

keller williams: Two Story Beauty on Great Corner Lot! - 10/24/14 01:17 PM
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Two story beauty is ready for you to move in! Unwind by golfing at your community golf course! Foyer welcomes you in to spacious floor plan! Enjoy fall nights nestled around your wood burning fireplace in the great room! Open & cheery kitchen/breakfast nook feat. center island, pantry, & beautiful counter tops! Dining/flex room offers extra space. Generously sized master suite offers walk-in closet, double vanity, garden tub & separate shower! 3 additional bedrooms leave plenty of room for family or guests! Great corner lot!

keller williams: Charming Ranch Home Awaits You ! - 10/24/14 01:08 PM

Charming ranch home awaits you! Walk into your bright great room with an abundance of natural light, wood burning fireplace & vaulted ceilings! Spacious eat in kitchen offers pantry & tile backsplash! Master suite and two additional bedrooms complete this great floor plan! Enjoy the patio with views of your fully fenced backyard. Over a quarter of an acre!
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keller williams: Blocks Away from Morse Reservoir! - 10/24/14 01:04 PM

This charming 2-story home will capture you at the entry! Alluring grt room, offers vault. ceil, skylights, and a beautiful fireplace! This home is perfect for entertaining! Full DR & Kitch/BK combo with lovely bay window! Additional sq. footage for enjoying your quite nights on the spacious deck! Full finish. basement! You must check out all the space this home offers endless opportunities! Deeded boat dock & water access 1.2 blocks away on popular Morse Reservoir!
New roof, AC & furnace 2012!
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keller williams: Welcome to Your New Home in Prestigious Merrimac! - 10/24/14 12:55 PM

Welcome to your new home in prestigious Merrimac! Spectacular 2 story entry opens to your new living space including den, frml dining, living & great room-complete w/ gas burning fireplace! You will appreciate the impressive eat in kitchen feat. granite counters, SS appliances, & center island! 2nd lvl is defined by spacious master ste & 3 addtnl bdrms! Room to grow w/ unfin basement! Enjoy your .5 acre yard from your deck! Great neigh amen includ pool & tennis! Furnace 2011, Sump pump 2012!
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keller williams: It's Here! Your home and vacation destination! - 10/24/14 12:49 PM

It's here Your home & vacation destination! Custom brick & cedar ranch offers formal dining room, kitchen breakfast combo, and spacious great room complete with fireplace, skylight, & cathedral ceiling! Expansive floor plan offers spacious office & 4 bedrooms including elegant Master Suite which opens to massive deck & pool! You will love to entertain & relax on your secluded 4ac wooded lot! 28x50 pole barn! Pool has new pump, filter & liner.  WtrHtr & Roof new in 2013. Bring your welcome mat!
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keller williams: Common Sense Points to Buying a Home over Renting - 10/24/14 02:36 AM
Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in Indianapolis can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one common sense leads you to. Much of the reason has to do with short-term versus long-term considerations (buying a home starts with paying a sizeable down payment, after all); but over the long haul, the amount of cash at stake is so great it’s worth taking a hard look at … (1 comments)

keller williams: Indianapolis Mortgage Rules Could Ease — if the Rumors Hold! - 10/23/14 10:51 AM
The financial press has been on it for a while: in September, Bloomberg News was pointing out that FHA mortgages to borrowers with weaker credit scores had plummeted 19% in the previous nine months. Something, you could sense, was about to give—but, per Bloomberg, “Washington regulators and major banks continue to haggle…”
True, home prices were up, which put a smile on Indianapolis homeowners’ faces. Yet the number of sales was less than overpowering. In reaction to the housing bust, regulators had tightened the screws on mortgage lenders, causing them to raise requirements for borrowers—Fishers mortgage applicants included. So although the … (0 comments)

keller williams: 4 Apps to Help Westfield Home Buyers This Fall - 10/21/14 09:46 AM
In earlier eras, a would-be Westfield home buyer had few tools to aid in the task of finding a home that was ‘just right.’ Today, the situation has gotten a good deal easier thanks to a wealth of real estate apps that home buyers simply download onto their mobile devices. There are apps that can help you with everything from finding your dream home (and determining how much you can afford) to learning more about the neighborhood.
Home Buyer Terminology
Every home buyer is inevitably exposed to a welter of technical terms—and some of them have meanings that differ from … (0 comments)

keller williams: Real Estate Values Improved by Avoiding Sump Pump Mayhem - 10/21/14 09:42 AM
If your piece of Noblesville real estate is nobly situated atop a commanding hilltop, you probably won’t run into the issues discussed here because gravity works on your behalf when it comes to plumbing. On the flatter elevations, many of us must deal with sumps and sump pumps. 
For the uninitiated, sump pumps are those unseen submerged plumbing devices that hum along dependably for years, quietly defying the force of gravity by sending waste liquids upward enough that they are able to drain back down into either sewers or leach fields, never to be seen again. Sump pumps are a kind … (1 comments)

keller williams: Breaking Down the Numbers for Indianapolis Closing Costs - 10/19/14 09:58 AM
Even before you are presented with the sheaf of paperwork that accompanies the signing of your first mortgage, if you are a Indianapolis first-time home buyer, you will have already learned about closing costs—the fees and charges that pay for various parts of creating the mortgage loan. Included in closing costs are sums that can vary from inconsequential (chump change) to head-turners (“whaaaat th-?”). You’ll want to be prepared in advance for what the line items cover.
That’s where the “Good Faith Estimate” comes in. It’s a detailed document that is issued in advance; it’s a heads-up that estimates closing … (0 comments)

keller williams: Eye-Catching Photos Influence Home Sales in Carmel - 10/19/14 09:46 AM
When it comes to home sales, looks do matter.
Once a home comes onto the market, how soon it moves can depend on its location, design, quality of construction—not to mention how well it’s been maintained, the neighborhood, school district…it’s the sum of at least a dozen contributing factors. But when it comes to Carmel home sales, looks now matter more than ever before. Making sure a home is camera-ready could well be the most important single thing a homeowner can do before listing a house for sale in Hamilton County this fall.
It’s in the Numbers
The 2013 National Association … (0 comments)

keller williams: Fall Decorating Ideas Liven Westfield Homes For Sale - 10/14/14 12:02 PM
Having a Westfield home for sale as autumn swings into full bloom has more than one advantage. First off, this is definitely not looky-loo season—the majority of home shoppers this time of year tend to be serious-minded (perhaps because many are hoping to be comfortably moved in by the holidays). Whatever the reason, because many other owners will wait until spring to put up their own home for sale, if you are listing now, you can usually count on a narrower amount of competition. 
A subtler reason why fall is an exciting season to put up a home for sale has to do … (0 comments)

keller williams: Staging Tips to Broaden a Zionsville Home’s Sales Appeal - 10/13/14 12:28 PM
A recent Zillow survey again confirmed that extensive renovations are usually not the shortest path to a sale. Across the board, experts agree: it’s still curb appeal and home staging—staging that highlight’s a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws—that often prove most effective. 
So, after your Zionsville house smells like fresh-baked cookies and your walls have been freed from family photos and a roaring fire has made the living room warm and inviting...what if those basic staging moves still haven’t produced the offers you know your home deserves? 
Zionsville staging pros have a lot more tricks up their sleeves. Here are three:

keller williams: Housing Market Price Outlook Gets Best Projection Yet - 10/13/14 12:21 PM
When it comes to tracking the national housing market’s performance, CoreLogic is one of the industry’s top voices. They provide insights and trend projections based on “trillions of data points” to anyone interested in “housing economies and property markets” (that’s the dry-as-melba-toast description of their focus area). 
From time to time I come across their blog (the one with the exciting title of—wait for it— “Insights”). It’s worth reading because their national data has a track record of providing a fairly accurate profile—one we can compare with our local Indianapolis housing market trends. It should be of interest to any Indianapolis … (0 comments)

keller williams: Predicting Carmel Home Sales Using a Familiar Rule of Thumb - 09/30/14 11:57 AM
 The volume of Carmel home sales this fall will depend on more than just the number and quality of listings—though they do seem to be stacking up fairly well. Predictions are always less than reliable, but when a major benchmark is met for real estate activity on the national scene, it can be a pretty convincing indicator. 
In any case, it’s useful to take into account a wide variety of sources. They help you sniff out the reasons why home sales ought to surge (like low interest rates, today’s current situation) or why home sales ought to fall (like an economic … (1 comments)

keller williams: Advance Home Inspection: a Heads-Up When Selling Your Home - 09/30/14 11:49 AM
If you are currently selling your Indianapolis home, you may already find yourself playing the waiting game. It’s a normal course of affairs in most real estate markets—but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. You’ve got decisions to make, moving deadlines to order, but everything goes into limbo while you await the completion of the buyer’s home inspection report (and the resulting after-inspection decisions). What did the inspector find during the investigation? Will there be significant offer and timing changes as a result of those findings?
When you’re selling your home, one way to nip much of that anguish in … (2 comments)

keller williams: Don’t Fall in Love with a Zionsville House (at Least Not Too Soon!) - 09/29/14 12:18 PM
Sparks are flying. Your imagination has become hot and heavy. It’s true love. You’ve fallen hard–for a house in Zionsville! 
Buying a Zionsville house is serious business. It’s not only where you’ll be hanging your hat: it’s also a great investment. So when you find the one that’s the total knockout you were hoping for, the excitement can be blissfully overwhelming. But—easy there, partner! Falling in love with a house too soon is a predictably bad idea. 
• Love at First Sight Can Backfire
Whether you drove by or saw the home on an online listing, it’s all too easy to get … (0 comments)

keller williams: Simple Steps for Avoiding Rental Property Hassles - 09/29/14 12:12 PM
If you find your Westfield rental property without a tenant this fall, it may not take long before you’re tempted to take the first applicant who shows up. Sometimes it doesn’t take much longer to remember why that can be a costly mistake! 
Hastily selected tenants can transform your Westfield rental property from a dependable revenue-producer into a sputtering headache-producer. Troublesome tenants are hard to manage, can cause serious damage to your Westfield rental—and can be infuriatingly difficult to remove.
Of course, the best solution is to avoid renting to trouble-making tenants in the first place. Whenever your rental property falls … (1 comments)

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