center grove in real estate: Week In Review: Greenwood IN Real Estate Market - 04/17/09 04:38 AM
Well, it's been a while since we've brought you the most recent stats for our local real estate market but from now on, we intend to dedicate Fridays to be our "Week In Review" - where we will specifically take a closer look at our local Greenwood IN Real Estate market.
In this segment we will recap all of the New Listings that just came on the market within the last week; the homes that are Now Pending With Accepted Offers over the last week; homes that Officially Closed in the last week and last but not least, the "rejects"...the homes that were on … (0 comments)

center grove in real estate: Money Making Tips For Preparing Your Home For Sale - 02/05/09 01:44 PM
What more could you want than to get your home sold for top dollar in short order without any hassles?  If you take a moment and read through the following suggestions before you put your property on the market, you'll be well on your way to a successful sale.
Our goal is to simplify, depersonalize, and de-clutter your home in order for it to show larger and brighter, giving a more spacious feeling to potential buyers.  These steps will provide you with an advantage over the competition. 
Many items will need to be removed to storage and packed for moving.  This is … (6 comments)

center grove in real estate: Jim's Frozen Pipe Follow Up - 01/19/09 10:41 PM
Here are some additional conditions that should be reviewed around ANY home when the weather gets very cold, as was the case recently.
Ensure all gaps and openings in the basement or crawlspace walls are filled.  The smallest amount of wind on very cold days (anything below 15F) will penetrate these gaps.  If pipes are nearby these gaps, it takes very little to freeze them.  In this case, close the crawlspace vents to prevent cross ventilation.  Be sure to open them after the weather moderates.
Gaps in siding walls create the same problem.  Extremely cold temperatures and high winds do some … (0 comments)

center grove in real estate: More Specifics On The FHA 203k Loan... - 12/19/08 03:09 PM
As a quick follow up to an article we posted last week, here are some more specifics regarding the FHA 203k Loan Program.
Again, this is a great loan for financing HUD Homes, Bank Owned Properties and "As Is" or "Handyman Specials".
From our friends at Indy Mortgage, "Here are some allowable improvements:
Roofs Gutters Downspouts Windows Siding Doors Kitchens Bathrooms Room Additions Appliances A/C Hot Water Tank Well Septic Floors Basement Waterproofing Basement Finishing Porches Patios and more!" If you are anywhere near the Greenwood or Indianapolis area, you know our real estate market is full of HUD Homes and Bank … (1 comments)

center grove in real estate: Your Home SOLD In 120 Days . . . GUARANTEED!!! (pssst...if you're a Realtor...this post is for you) - 12/18/08 11:31 AM
Do you have a lot of those "Guaranteed Home Sale" Realtors in your area?  You know the ones...that offer to buyer the listing if they can't sell it within a certain time frame?
Well sure, that sounds like a great idea if you have a big fat line of credit, or just a huge pile of money laying around.  But what about the little guy (or girl) like me?  How in the world am I ever supposed to compete with that?
Well, I figured out a way to Guarantee my home sales...without costing me anything out of pocket!  (I'm a notorious cheapskate … (11 comments)

center grove in real estate: Can I Really Roll Rehab Money Into My Mortgage? - 12/13/08 07:24 AM
The answer, believe it or not, is actually "Yes!"  But in order to do it, you're going to need to use the FHA 203k Loan Program.  Now this is not giving you an open checkbook to go out and fix up a property in need of help but, it is a way to help you make some necessary repairs without paying for them out of pocket.  Here's how it works:
Prior to closing, you will need to have contractors come in and give you bids for how much it will cost to make the needed repairs to your new home.  Now … (3 comments)

center grove in real estate: Follow Up On Center Grove vs. Greenwood IN Home Prices... - 12/05/08 06:50 AM
Well, it was brought to my attention by my good friend Jake Stiles, well.... I mean, my acquaintance, Jake Stiles...um, better yet, it was brought to my attention by some guy who managed to get his real estate license (hee! hee!) that surely there were some higher end home prices that were scewing our numbers previously posted.  And in fact, he is correct.
Posted below is a closer look at homes specifically priced at or above $500,000 in Center Grove and Greenwood School Systems.
What we see is that there are currently 52 homes Active on the market in Center Grove, … (0 comments)

center grove in real estate: Who Wants To Be Average...??? - 12/05/08 02:50 AM
OK, so maybe it's not what we aspire to, but it certainly can be interesting to see how we compare. And in the world of real estate in Greenwood, Indiana the numbers that we found for this past month were definitely an eye opener.
In fact, I double checked all of the numbers more than once just to make sure I hadn't messed something up! Unfortunately, the numbers are correct. Check out what we discovered...

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What I find really interesting is that Center Grove has twice as many homes currently Active on the market as … (0 comments)

 
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