Indianapolis Home Sales - 3rd Quarter - 2011
The most recent real estate news indicates positive growth for the third quarter of 2011. As reported by National Association of Realtors, home sales in Indiana were up 18.6% over third quarter of 2010.
When you break it down by city in the Central ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 29, 2011 in Market Statistics
Does Indianapolis Offer the Most Affordable Homes?
The third quarter statistics quoted in a recent article about housing costs and affordability of homes in Indianapolis led me to my own research. I'm not the type of person who takes this information as the final word. I always run my own numbers to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 28, 2011 in Real Estate News
Holiday Activities in Indianapolis - Week of 11/28 - 12/4, 2011
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Picks of the Week ~ 11/28 – 12/4/2011
Now that we’ve packed up all of our harvest décor and picked over all the Thanksgiving leftovers, let’s talk Christmas! Central ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 27, 2011 in Indianapolis Things to Do
First Time Home Buyers - Where to Begin?
Your First Indianapolis Home is a Dream Come True
The tendency of many first time home buyers is to think about their first home in terms of a dream come true. As they start their hunt they tend to search for what they perceive as the perfect home. ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 24, 2011 in Buyer Resources
Top 3 Reasons You May Want to Wait to Buy a Home
Reasons to Wait to Buy a Home
It may be surprising to hear this from a REALTOR®, but sometimes it may be better to wait awhile prior to purchasing a home. Rates are crazily low right now, and provided you have finances available to purchase ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 24, 2011 in Real Estate News
Top Picks for Holiday Fun this Week - November 21 - 27, 2011
Spark that Holiday Spirit in Central Indiana
Picks of the Week ~ 11/21 - 11/27/2011
All of Indiana will be bustling this week and the excitement of the season will be brewing. ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 20, 2011 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Do Homes Sell in Indianapolis in the Winter?
A common question I receive from homeowners who want to list their home this time of year is, 'Do homes sell in Indianapolis in the winter'? My answer is yes, they do.
Are there fewer home sales in the winter? Yes, there are.
Still, people do ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 19, 2011 in Seller Information
The Mortgage Interest Deduction - Keep It or Delete It
If you have turned on the TV lately, glanced at a headline, or heard your co-workers talking at the water cooler, you have no doubt heard about our nation’s debt crisis. The Obama Administration has charged both houses of Congress with coming ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 19, 2011 in Mortgage News and Info
Additional Costs to Buying a Foreclosure or Bank Owned Home
Foreclosure, HUD and bank owned homes can be a great value for Indianapolis homebuyers. There can also be additional costs associated with bank owned properties many people do not assume.
Buying a bank owned home is not the same as buying a home ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 15, 2011 in Buyer Resources
How Property Taxes Affect the Purchase of Your Indianapolis Home
Property taxes are generally a huge consideration for homebuyers. In Indianapolis, and the State of Indiana, property taxes are set at 1% of gross assessed value for owner occupied properties. This isn’t the price you pay for the home, it is ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 4, 2011 in Buyer Resources