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New Trends Buyers Want in a Home

While perusing the paper this past week, I came across an article describing the new trends in home building. Although it was originally published in another city, the new design and amenities buyers want in custom homes can be found in many ...

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The Remodel is Complete

We have finished the remodel of the bathrooms in our home. I don’t recommend people remodel when selling their home. In our case, it was necessary. We have loved this home in it’s prior condition; now, it is even more ...

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How is the Real Estate Market?

How’s the real estate market? Depends on who you ask or what you read. You don’t have to look far to find bad news. I pass by most of the articles written by mainstream media. They are all about sensationalism and beating a ...

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How Would You Negotiate?

The phone rings – it’s someone I’ll call Mr. Boston, asking about negotiating a price on property. The conversation went something like this. Mr. Boston – Yes, I received an email from your team about ...

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Memorial Day 2008

To the brave men and women who have given their all to serve our great country. I thank you and remember your bravery and sacrifice! This was recorded at the Verizon Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

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Indianapolis Real Estate Market Updates

Tracking data and statistics for the real estate market in Indianapolis and the surrounding cities I work can often be a challenge. I have tried several different formats using data from our local Board of Realtors. I have recently added market ...

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Home......it's all about family

When people find out I moved back to Indianapolis from sunny Arizona, they always ask Why? Here’s one of four reasons – the fourth grandchild. There’s also brothers, sisters, my Dad, lifelong friends, family cookouts, ...

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I'm Sorry, You're a Waste of My Time

A Rant!  This week I am in Arizona while we have new carpet and tile installed in preparation for listing our home next week. Another goal was to get estimates for moving when we do sell. I called a couple of different companies ...

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Everyone Wants a Short Sale

This was a statement from a negotiater for a bank I am working with in a current short sale. Her intent was to explain why she is behind with 70 files on her desk. Her actual statement was, “Have you heard the news, everyone wants a short ...

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It May be Less Expensive to Buy Than Lease

In the course of a week, I receive at least 3-4 inquiries about rentals or lease options. This month I have seen more than usual. I have actually had four different people email me about the same downtown condo. I believe it's related to the ...

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Avon Indiana Luxury Homes and Neighborhoods

Avon Indiana’s finest neighborhoods offer luxury living at it’s best. There are several neighborhoods in Avon featuring homes built by Indy’s top home builders. Build your custom dream home or choose an existing home ...

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Working with Banks

You don’t have to search too long to find bank owned homes in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area. There are plenty around town and more than likely some are really good deals. Banked Owned Homes or REO (Real Estate Owned) properties are ...

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Does Staging a Home Help it Sell?

As part of my listing agreement with my clients, I offer a complimentary staging consultation. Many ask me if staging is really a benefit. Although I believe it is, it really doesn’t matter what I think, it is the buyer’s we really want ...

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