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Monthly Archives: June 2014

    For Sale by Owner Can Be Risky Business!

    By Rodney Heard | June 30, 2014

    When you determine to sell your house, one of the first choices that comes up is tactical: do you try to sell it yourself as a local “For Sale by Owner” property—or do you enlist a real estate agent? Since your object is to maximize your profit, you might think that most thrift-minded home owners... Read More

    Buying a Vacant Hamilton County Home Can Mean No Disclosures

    By Rodney Heard | June 27, 2014

    Suppose that in the course of buying a home in Hamilton County, your eye is drawn to a bank-owned home, or a home held in a trust. There are many reasons why you could find yourself buying a local home that’s currently vacant—which can also mean that the usual owner disclosures are not to be... Read More

    Online Geist Virtual Tours & Video

    By Rodney Heard | June 24, 2014

    In today’s Geist, more and more often shopping of all kinds has become a virtual affair. Instant information is at everyone’s fingertips—nowhere truer than in local real estate. No sooner has today’s buyer made the decision to start looking than—boom!—the laptop/tablet/iPhone is out and Geist virtual tours are underway. What’s most surprising is the key... Read More

    Westfield Rental Property: Investment Idea Worth Pondering

    By Rodney Heard | June 23, 2014

    When any investor first begins to mull over the idea of acquiring a rental property in Westfield, it’s usually in competition with an array of other investment types—each with its inherent plusses and minuses. Some of them are new ideas (new technology company stocks; new forms of commercial exchange)—but real estate is definitely not one... Read More

    Are Zionsville Home Prices Still Undervalued?

    By Rodney Heard | June 20, 2014

    For the past two years national home prices have risen sharply, which might lead to the conclusion that they are overpriced. In fact, if we’re to believe the most recent report by real estate website Trulia, they are still 5% undervalued when measured against long-term fundamentals. So will this summer’s home prices in Zionsville be... Read More

    How Listing Your House in Fishers Can Work…the 2nd Time!

    By Mariya Jones | June 19, 2014

    Listing your house in Fishers anew after it’s lingered on the market for a while can bring surprisingly quick success…with the right tactics. The truth is, if a home hasn’t sold in today’s market, there is usually an identifiable reason. Here are some tips that can reverse what happened when listing your house the first... Read More

    Bringing Some Basic DIY Chops to a Noblesville New Home

    By Rodney Heard | June 18, 2014

    Imagine the first time you turn the front door key to a new Noblesville home—the first time you step over the threshold of the home you now own. It’s a moment to truly savor. Whether it’s a feeling of well-being—that of a major milestone successfully accomplished—or just the sheer joy of appreciating the milestone it... Read More

    International Home Buyers Shop Carmel Properties Online

    By Rodney Heard | June 17, 2014

    International home buyers are becoming an increasingly important part of the national real estate landscape. According to the National Association of Realtors®, home buyers from around the globe are spending billions on property in the U.S. Many of these well-heeled international home buyers don’t require financing—which means the sales are often easy to accomplish (for... Read More

    Your Indianapolis Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better

    By Rodney Heard | June 12, 2014

    Buying a home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a local mortgage, on the other hand…well, the experience may be slightly less exciting, but if your team has managed to secure a good one, it’s actually a... Read More

    Housing in Fishers May Be Headed for a Transformation

    By Rodney Heard | June 9, 2014

    Of the things Americans take for granted, one of the least questioned is the future availability of familiar housing circumstances: housing that’s ‘like where I grew up.’ For urban dwellers, that might be an apartment or condominium; for others, a single-family home—a house with a yard, or perhaps a farm or ranch house. It may... Read More