Monday, April 07, 2014

Homes are selling fast in the #Indy Area!

We are on a roll!  Homes in the northern suburbs of Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville and Fishers are selling very quickly.  Buyers are waiting for new listings to come on the market.  This seems to be true for price ranges under $400,000.

We have had 3 listings in the last 30 days that have sold in the first day (or two) on the market!

For Sellers, now is a great time to put your home on the market!  Especially right now--while inventory is low.

For Buyers, when you find a home that you like--don't wait to make an offer.  Trust me!

Here is one of those homes that sold very quickly--this one for list price!  $144,000

What is the market like in your area?  Are you seeing the same kind of results?

Friday, January 03, 2014

Extreme Cold Weather Tips from a Custom Builder

With below 0' temps expected over the next few days, Indy and many parts of the country will be experiencing conditions that we have not faced in over 20 years.

Here are some helpful tips from a well known custom builder on how to safeguard your home.

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Gradison Design Build

We are expecting wind chill temps to up to -40 degrees Sunday night through Tuesday night. We have not had cold weather like this for over 20 years. The wind will blow cold air to places you wouldn't think possible. Follow these few steps to help avoid any frozen pipes.
Here are a few tips for the frigid weather.
  • Keep garage doors closed.

  • If there is plumbing in the garage or above the garage, it may be a good idea to provide some heat to that area.

  • Close all crawlspace vents and access holes.

  • Open cabinet doors for all fixtures located on the outside wall.

  • Leave water running in a small stream when fixtures are located on an outside walls.

  • If leaving for an extended period of time turn the water off to the home and shut off the power supply to the water heater. On gas water heaters, turn to pilot.

  • For washers located on an outside wall, add a small amount of anti-freeze to the trap, and monitor while in use during cold weather.
If you are in doubt, be sure the water is turned off. If you have a frozen pipe, the best way to fix that problem is to get heat to that area. Do not use a torch or open flame.

What are your suggestions?  Any helpful tips to share?

Thanks to Gradison Design Build for the timely suggestions.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Marketing Strategies That Work

One of my favorite ways to market a home is to reach out to potential buyers through the power of the Internet.  I do this in a number of ways including Virtual Tours--with still photos, Video Tours with a narrated video tour, posts on facebook and twitter, posting to the most searched real estate-related websites--including Craigslist, and posts to of course my blogs and website.  Whew!

Here is a helpful resource for a one-stop shop for marketing.

Via: iContact

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The 2013 Real Estate Market in Indy is Super Strong

I have been remiss in not posting as often as I would like.  Since the start of May, real estate sales have been crazy good.  Many of our homes have sold within a day or two on the market with multiple offers.

With the start of school this month, sales are slowing slightly.  Sales may naturally pick up again once children are in school and schedules return to normal.

The home featured below is a new listing in Westfield Indiana.  Westfield is a community located directly north of Indianapolis.  The home is in Countryside, a large neighborhood loaded with amenities.  There are 2 pools--an adult pool and children's pool, 26 miles of running, walking trails, basketball courts and tennis courts.

This home is notable because it is on a quiet street, with a fully fenced backyard, and an unfinished basement.  Over 3500 total square feet, for less than $230,000.

Contact Diane for more info at 317 590-1048.

A Testimonial from a Recent Home Buyer


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