Archive for the First Time Home Buyer Category

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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In For the Long Haul

I am a professional Realtor in Westfield Indiana, and recently sold my personal home in November of 2014 in a tough market on the East side of Indy. We had a wonderful home, that was very appealing to buyers, but just not in the most desirable areas.

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5 Cribs under $200K in Downtown Indy

5 Cribs under $200K in Downtown Indy by Lauren Hicks   I get asked all the time if there are any “affordable” homes downtown and many buyers have their mind made up that its just impossible to find a great home in Indy for under $200,000.   LET

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Top Reasons to Live In Fountain Square

5 Reasons to move to Fountain Square by Lauren Hicks   Are you looking for the inside scoop on Fountain Square?  Well Lauren Hicks has got that deetz!  Below you will find Food and Entertainment suggestions to give you even better reason to look at the Fountain

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6 Things Millennials Need From A Realtor-Inman

6 Things Millennials Need From A Realtor by Jennifer Snyder-Inman How to hook the newest homebuyer demographic Millennials have grown up in a technology-fueled world, where personal computers are everywhere, smartphones are the norm and they’ve grown used to the ability to connect anywhere with their tablets. Facebook was

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5 Foolish Mistakes by Erika Rawes

5 foolish mistakes first-time home buyers make Erika Rawes, Wall St. Cheat Sheet 10:33 a.m. EDT September 14, 2014 Buying a home is exciting, especially when you’re buying for the first time. In the midst of all of the excitement, it’s easy to become blinded by beautiful

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