rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: Fishers Real Estate Agents Help New Buyers Take the Plunge - 11/03/14 05:20 AM
Sports divers know something that’s relevant to a first time home buyer’s decision about whether to enlist the services of a Fishers real estate agent. 
A ‘free diver’ (one without SCUBA gear) who descends into dark, unknown waters usually finds it’s possible to dive much deeper the second time down. The reason: on the first dive, not being sure what lies down there is a little spooky—the diver’s anxiety causes their heart to race faster, which uses up their lungful of air quickly. The next time down, it’s into newly familiar territory; they don’t run out of breath nearly as quickly. … (0 comments)

rodney heard: Carmel House Prices Rise Do Not a Bubble Make - 11/03/14 05:09 AM
The previous decade’s burst of the real estate bubble, with its plummeting Carmel house prices and accompanying economic dislocations, made a lasting impression. For most homeowners the damage was strictly psychological: the majority weren’t even tempted to sell while area house prices were dropping (or hovering below what they darned well knew were way beneath reasonable values).
That was a half-decade ago, and since then, prices have been in recovery mode—with gusto. In fact, last year the rises across the nation were so steep that we began to hear grumblings about a new real estate bubble starting to form. 
The numbers … (1 comments)

rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: 5 Questions a Brownsburg Tenant Should Ask Their Next Landlord - 10/27/14 06:19 AM
You’re about to close a deal to become a tenant in Brownsburg. The landlord seems like a straight shooter and the place is a joy: immaculate and welcoming. Now all that’s left is to wait for the landlord’s okay after an evaluation of you as the new Brownsburg tenant, right? 
Well, not quite. Just as the landlord should check financial or job references as part of their due diligence, you have some to perform for your own benefit. It’s up to you to assess the landlord’s system to determine whether this rental arrangement is the good fit you hope it is. … (1 comments)

rodney heard: Selling a Fishers Home to Savvy Green-Conscious Buyers - 10/27/14 06:08 AM
Selling a Fishers home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers. That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through an energetic marketing program. One increasingly prominent marketing point is one that used to be an unexploited side issue: green features. Just watch some of the latest TV commercials, and you’ll see what Madison Avenue’s researchers have decided—today’s consumers increasingly respond to eco-friendly product features.
Selling a home in Fishers can benefit by incorporating the kind of green features that just a short while ago used … (0 comments)

rodney heard: Would-be Sellers: Don’t Haunt Your Carmel Houses! - 10/27/14 05:59 AM
Almost every Carmel neighborhood has one or two houses that go all out at Halloween. Their owners suspend sheet ghosts up in the trees, plant cardboard tombstones on the lawn, broadcast loud spooky sounds out into the street—then prepare a surprise or two to jump out at any mini-goblin who’s brave enough to knock on the door!
It’s all great fun—but now imagine actually living in a haunted house. Everywhere you look, you see evidence of the previous owner: little reminders that the spirit of the place remains enthralled by someone other than you and your family. 
Believe it or not, … (0 comments)

rodney heard: 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!

rodney heard: 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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IndianapolisIN 46240

rodney heard: 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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rodney heard: 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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rodney heard: 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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rodney heard: Beautiful Views, Soaring Ceilings, Open Feel! - 10/24/14 03:03 AM

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Beautiful Views, Soaring Ceilings, Open feel, Abundance of natural light...this 4 BD/3 BA Carmel home offers 2 Sty Great Room, Spacious bedrooms all w/ walk-in closets and full basement. Kit. includes SS appliances, 42" cabs, and Corian counters. Master Suite has double sinks, full shower & walk-in closet.  Entertain outdoors in your private yard w/ (1000sf) composite deck & mature landscaping.  Addt'l features: sprinkler system, brand new roof, comm. pool, walking trails &  playground.
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rodney heard: Fabulous Noblesville Home will charm you! - 10/24/14 02:55 AM

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Fabulous home will charm you right in to being the new owner.  It will have you at the front door. Home offers formal living and dining, Kitchen with center island, upgraded appliances and an abundance of cabinet space. Inviting family room with gas log fireplace.  Hard to find main floor master suite is sure to please.  Loft/rec room area, 3 additional bedrooms define the 2nd level. Enjoy summer on the front porch or grill out on the patio. Over 3000sf to call home!
HeardRealEstateTeam 8555N River RdSuite200
IndianapolisIN 46240

rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: 3 Things to Look for in Your Next Carmel Real Estate Agent - 10/23/14 10:58 AM
When your house is about to go on the market, or you are preparing to find the perfect Carmel home, choosing the right real estate agent shouldn’t be a blind Trick-or-Treat grab bag. You deserve to come up with a full-size candy bar—not a walnut! 
The right choice can make all the difference between a smooth, seamless process and a stressful, ongoing post-Halloween nightmare—the kind that can pop out of the woodwork to haunt you for years to come! Before you buy or sell a Carmel home, here are some qualities you can keep in mind as you select your real … (0 comments)

rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: 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)

rodney heard: 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)

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