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Buyer’s Toolkit – What DO You Need?

Buyer’s Toolkit What do you need to make the most informed, successful home purchase?? Your Team Your Agent A successful purchase starts with the right representative. Don’t just hire anyone. Be sure you hire an agent with experience and expertise in their area. This is a big step and you don’t want an inexperienced agent … Continued

Do You Want to Buy a HUD / Bank-owned Property in Indianapolis?

What should you know? HUD Homes, Bank-Owned, Pre-Foreclosure, Short-sales… What are we talking about here?? HUD Homes These properties have already been through the foreclosure process and are placed on the market by HUD (The Department of Housing and Urban Development).  They are vacant, sold “as is” and ready for immediate occupancy.  Although they are advertised in the MLS, … Continued

Do You Have Fixer Upper-itis?

Fixer Upper-itis.  That sounds contagious, maybe even dangerous! Lots of people have it — I know we’ve been bitten by the bug, and you may have too! It begins so innocently.  You’re just relaxing on the couch watching Chip and Jo do their amazing transformations and then you start thinking “I could do that!”.  (Sound … Continued

8 Things You Must Know BEFORE Purchasing a Condo

So you’re thinking about stepping into the carefree life of condo living!  Awesome!  Indianapolis and the surrounding areas have lots of great options. Whether you’re thinking about purchasing a condo in the heart of Indianapolis, or an over 55 community in the burbs — It takes additional due diligence to ensure a condo purchase is … Continued

Don’t Mess Up Your Home Purchase!

6 Things Buyers do to Mess Up Their Home Purchase Having sold homes in and around Indianapolis for many years, occasionally we’ve seen buyers do something crazy that jeopardizes their chance to buy a new home, even though their agent and loan officer should have warned them in advance.  So here are some reminders! If … Continued

Make Sure You’re Not Buying a Pig with Lipstick!

So you’ve found the “perfect place”, it’s gorgeous and appears to be in flawless condition — what could possibly be wrong?  Hold on — back up the bus — wait a dog on minute…!  There could be issues lurking behind that pretty face. So when making your offer, don’t forget the Home Inspection contingency!    … Continued

7 Things Buyers Can Do to Win Offers in Sellers Market

It’s been a while since Indianapolis has seen a seller’s market.  How does this affect buyers? Inventory is low and they are fighting over homes.  Have you heard the recent horror stories? Buyers who missed out on one or even several great homes due to multiple offers or sales that happened so quickly they didn’t even … Continued

New Home Construction: What You Need to Know

Whether to buy a home in Greenwood or have one built is yet another decision to make during the home-buying process. If you decide to go with new construction, a real estate agent can be a powerful advocate in your corner as you negotiate upgrades, a move-in date and other terms with the home builder.  … Continued