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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

5 Ways to Get Your Earnest Money Deposit Back

Earnest money is a deposit you pay when you make an offer on a home—it’s a way to show the seller that you mean business. In Indiana, once the offer is accepted, the buyer’s Earnest Money check is cashed and deposited in a special account of the Listing Broker until closing when it is credited … Continued