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Monthly Archives: September 2014

    Carmel Closing Costs: What Every Home Buyer Should Know

    By Rodney Heard | September 22, 2014

    Even before you are presented with the sheaf of paperwork that accompanies the signing of your first mortgage, if you are a Carmel first-time home buyer, you will have already learned about closing costs—the fees and charges that pay for various parts of creating the mortgage loan. Included in closing costs are sums that can... Read More

    Unexpected Ways to Boost a Carmel Selling Price

    By Rodney Heard | September 16, 2014

    For just about everyone who will soon be preparing to list their home in Carmel, selling price is a principal focus. What price will this fall’s market support? How will that number affect the time it takes to attract serious buyers? Are there ways to maximize the ultimate selling price without squandering a lot of... Read More

    Continuing Low Mortgage Rates May Tempt Avon Homebuyers

    By Rodney Heard | September 15, 2014

    Local homeowners are among the keenest observers of Avon mortgage rates because they are such a large factor in the long-term investment that is their house. It’s the factor that determines if and when refinancing makes sense; the factor that plays a large part in heating (or cooling) the overall local real estate market. For... Read More

    Schools Can Play a Leading Role in Westfield Home Buying

    By Rodney Heard | September 11, 2014

    Westfield residents don’t have to have children at home to know when we’ve gone through the familiar back-to-school rituals. Just turn on a radio or TV, step into a retail store, or drive past a school and the calls to educational muster are evident. At the same time, it’s hard not to be reminded how... Read More

    An Open House in Fishers Deserves Maximum Prep

    By Rodney Heard | September 10, 2014

    Once your property appears in the Fishers listings it’s time to prepare for the all-important initial open house. Whether it’s really “all-important” (or just very important) is a matter for debate—you can’t really pin down exactly how important the initial open house is because some of its effect isn’t immediately measurable. Word-of-mouth takes time to... Read More

    Strategic Tips for Updating an Old Family Home

    By Rodney Heard | September 9, 2014

    Selling an elderly or deceased relative’s Indianapolis home can be one of the most selfless tasks anyone is ever called upon to do—and not just because it’s hard to let go of a place that has so many loved ones’ memories. What frequently adds to the emotional component is the condition of the house. Although... Read More

    First, Find Your House—Second, a Hamilton County Property Inspection

    By Rodney Heard | September 8, 2014

    You’ve successfully located the home that fits your wish list! The listing agent says the home is in “great condition!” Financing is pretty much a done deal! Time to relax! Er—maybe not just yet. When you are buying a home, among the scores of thoughts that might be racing through your head (“Is this the... Read More

    Carmel Home Showings Keep Busy Households Hopping

    By Rodney Heard | September 5, 2014

    Selling your home quickly and for the highest price possible demands that the showings be proactively appealing: that is, more than just a passive display of the residential “merchandise.” To make the most of the advantageous situation that any showing or open house should be, both you and your Realtor® must adopt the approach of... Read More

    Fall Can Be Prime Time for Selling Your Zionsville Home

    By Rodney Heard | September 2, 2014

    Springtime is correctly known near and far as the peak season for selling your home—in Zionsville; elsewhere in the U.S.; probably on Mars, too. Everybody knows it. This has created a most unfortunate side effect: namely, the notion that if you missed the spring home sales binge, you’d best cancel all plans and hold your... Read More