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Getting Serious about Making Your Home a Good Investment

Getting Serious about Making Your Home a Good Investment

You have heard it a million times that buying a home is a fantastic investment and homeownership puts you miles ahead of renters.  But that can be pretty false and most people that make these statements do not clarify how rare it is that the home is

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How to lower your real estate fees when using a Realtor

Real Estate commissions can be high and add quite a bit to the actual sales price of a home and as a Realtor myself I think we provide a tremendous service 87% of the time.  Real Estate commissions can vary from each deal and can get as

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How To Fail at Holding an Open House

Open Houses whether you like them or not are an important part of selling homes but they can also be a huge waste of time if not done properly.  This time of year and during the summer the Open House gains more popularity as a way to

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3 Real Estate Investments with Cash in Indiana

Cash is King!  This is correct and using it smartly is even better, which I still think most Real Estate investors miss out on many opportunities for their cash.  Investing in Indiana Real Estate can be different then investing in other states, especially the West coast and

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4 Misconceptions We Portray Daily as Realtors

I am one. I am a Realtor and by all means have portraid these misconceptions in my business and daily communications. These impressions we may give are not bad or harmful but really I think they are false and as a recovering new agent, I think most

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Zillow 1 : Realtors 1 Its a Draw!

5 minutes ago a fellow broker/owner in town sent me an email joking about the uproar Realtors are having online about Zillow listing properties directly.  While I don’t think its hilarious, it is interesting the fear that erupts when someone takes your short cut away.  We have

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Time to List!!!

I had a great conversation with a broker yesterday who was trying to set up a showing on one of my listings. My listing has been on the quiet side for about 5 months. Now that if feels like spring has sprung, there is tons of activity

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I am a 25 Year Old Home Buyer, So Listen up!

Many times Realtors and everyone a little bit older assumes We know whats right for our buyers in Real Estate.  One group that we continue to miscommunicate with is the 25-35 group.  The first time buyers.  The young professionals and young married couples.  So I went back

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Men, Women and Couples in Real Estate

Its interesting to see how single and married people view certain amenities of a home.  Look at this chart by the Wall Street Journal with a few examples.

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3 Things the Consumer Could Care Less about in Real Estate

Realtors and Real Estate Boards spend a lot of time telling each other what the consumer wants and needs as they buy and sell homes.  We think the technology and information made available is best for everyone that is blessed with our Real Estate services.  We give

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