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How to Buy a House with No Credit Score

Good credit is necessary for easily securing a home mortgage. But what if you don't have a credit score? First things first: most people do have a credit score. If you have debt of some kind, like a school loan or credit card, then you ...

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Real Estate Disclosures: What You Need to Know

Buyers love walking into a home for sale and seeing (and maybe smelling) a fresh coat of paint. It makes sense that the seller would want to show the property at its best. But what if the seller was painting so that they could cover something ...

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Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

Here at Home to Indy, we love working with our clients! We consider it a privilege to walk with people through the home buying process, and we understand that you might have lots of questions associated with it, especially if you've never purchased ...

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5 Popular Home Styles (And What Makes Them Unique)

From historic to contemporary—and everything in between—there’s a home to match everyone's taste. If you’re lost when it comes to home styles, then you've come to the right spot. Here’s a quick look at some of the most ...

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What You Need to Know About Down Payments

Buying a home is an exciting event, but it can also be filled with lots of questions, especially for first-time homebuyers. You’ll probably hear unfamiliar terms like equity, mortgage, down payment, and more—and you’ll hear them ...

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Homes for Sale: How to Read an MLS Listing

If you don't have experience with real estate, then staring at an MLS Listing may leave you scratching your head. And that's okay... we don't expect you to know what all the abbreviations mean. Besides, that's what we're here for, to help you make ...

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What to Look for Before a Home Inspection

You've been looking for a new home for a while now, and you've finally found it. You knew from the moment you drove up to the curb that this house had potential. But now since you've toured it, you can already see your grandmother's antique buffet ...

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

Many people begin their home search online and ultimately come across the perfect home. They want to make an appointment to view the home and decide it’s just perfect. They have run all the numbers on a mortgage calculator and accordingly, ...

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Where Are the Best Schools in Metro Indianapolis

Many people choose a school district for their children to attend before they even begin to search for homes. Even those without children should take into consideration the school district when they buy their next home. Cities, neighborhood and ...

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Winning the Bidding War When Buying Your Home

The real estate market in Indianapolis has changed almost overnight into a seller’s market. With inventory tighter, homes are selling more quickly and often for more than list price. Many home buyers are left empty handed when they are one of ...

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Home Buying Differences Between the Sexes

Having shown 1000's of homes, it is still very interesting and often amusing to see what features are most important to him versus her. Take any two people and they will have very strong opinions about what is a "must have" in their next home. For ...

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House Hunting on the Internet

Starting Your Home Search on the Internet The National Association of Realtors says that almost 80 % of home buyers start their search for their next home on the internet. Reading a little further you will find that NAR also says that most home ...

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