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Monthly Archives: July 2014

    In Brownsburg, Accessible Homes May Get Sales Boost

    By Mariya Jones | July 29, 2014

    When the American Institute of Architects reports on emerging trends, sooner or later they’ll be showing up in the Brownsburg listings. That’s been true of one trend the AIA started reporting in 2010: the move to ever-larger square footages. But now a more interesting finding is developing. It’s one of the principal findings in the... Read More

    Easy Weekend Projects to Boost a House for Sale’s Appeal

    By Rodney Heard | July 24, 2014

    “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s a saying that job applicants (at least the successful ones) take to heart. It’s why a lot of serious primping goes on before a blind date. It’s why movie directors spend as much time as it takes to light and prepare the first... Read More

    Summertime Listings (and Summertime Selling Mistakes)

    By Rodney Heard | July 22, 2014

    The Noblesville listings aren’t dominated by any particular kind of seller—like local listings everywhere, all kinds of homeowners are represented. One attribute they generally have in common is the motivation to make their sale happen quickly. Sometimes that’s because they have settled on a new home purchase and want to avoid months of paying double... Read More

    3 Things to Keep In Mind When Negotiating a Home Purchase

    By Rodney Heard | July 21, 2014

    Negotiating tactics. It’s a topic that business authors adore. This is perennial best-seller territory…so much so, you could probably fill a moderate-sized home library with titles like The Art of the Deal and Getting to Yes. When it comes to negotiating a home purchase in Westfield, fine-tuning your offer—finding the balance between writing a winning... Read More

    How to Find the Right REALTOR® in Carmel

    By Rodney Heard | July 10, 2014

    When you set about buying a house, you will have already taken as a given that this will be among the most expensive purchases you will ever make. It’s going to be your house on the line; you’ll want to make sure you have the top resources in your arsenal. Chief among them will be... Read More

    Good News for Some FHA Applicants with Fishers Foreclosures

    By Rodney Heard | July 7, 2014

    There is encouraging news for some prospective homeowners with a Fishers foreclosure in their recent past: more common sense seems to have entered the picture. The financial crisis that began in 2007 caused global disarray: across the U.S. (and our town was no exception), large numbers of responsible homeowners were clobbered by the fallout, often... Read More

    Fishers Open House Success Takes a Certain Kind of Luck

    By Rodney Heard | July 3, 2014

    Yes—a Fishers listing and a well-shot virtual tour are each important tools in this summer’s real estate marketing. But the low pressure, informal walk-through that an open house allows can be as effective today as it ever was. Your Fishers open house has every possibility of becoming your most direct path to engaging the prospect—­the... Read More

    Success Belongs to a Patient, Cool Carmel Home Buyer

    By Rodney Heard | July 1, 2014

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that we seemed locked into a classic home buyer’s market in Carmel? Bad economy, bad job numbers, tanked real estate values were all we heard about…until it eventually shifted. Over the past year or so, it’s become a very different landscape. If you’ve been out looking to become a local home... Read More