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This blog will discuss real estate in general as well as information on the market in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding areas. Information for buyers, sellers, and real estate investors. Buyer and seller reports, tips and tricks to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. Information for buyers to find the home they want for the price they want.
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Had a great thing happen today thought I would share with all, these are the deals that make us smile and keep coming back for more. Another agent I have worked with on deals in the past called me up on Friday morning and said she had a client that has decided her area of town is not where she wa...
12/11/2006
Something I have thought recently about pursuing, who has had good luck with listing spec homes by builders?  What do they want from you?I pulled up some spec homes listed by some local competition..people that are only selling 45-55% of the homes they list.  I must be missing something, I'm sell...
12/10/2006
I tried the google maps out several years ago when it was in beta.  The palm based version was horrible, so I never used it.   How times have changed.  I installed the new version of Google Maps on my new Treo 700.  It's a really cool product.  I usually have my GPS in my Acura MDX or use my lapt...
12/10/2006
Gorgeous 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home in a stunning park like setting. Newly installed tile entryway, new paint inside and out, and remarkable hardwood floors compliment this impressive home. Family Room with a grand brick fireplace, wooden beam ceiling, and built-ins open up to a brick patio with pri...
12/09/2006
Okay, I thought I have heard everything, or maybe I am in the dark ages... And this is completely off topic. My wife just told me something her dad said last night.  He  thinks that tickling a kids feet will make them stutter. No, seriously, he really believes it. So all us parents out there, don...
12/09/2006
Wanted to share a new website I am putting together for Plainfield, IN.   This will be the one stop resource for home buyers and sellers looking to relocate to Plainfield, buy a home in Plainfield, or Plainfield home selling.  Free Plainfield buyer and seller reports including "10 Questions You M...
12/09/2006
A few months ago I was referred an individual that was wanting to sell her home. At that time, I didn't know she was behind in her payments.  Two months into the listing contract, she told me she was 6 months behind in payments.  We had to act quick.  Customer was going to be foreclosed on at any...
12/08/2006
I keep putting on my to-do list to get some more audio on my websites.  Anyone have success with audio?   Do you get better response rate then just with text?  I would think it would add value, just like video does.Which brings up another point, I need to start adding more video to my sites.  Has...
12/04/2006
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  I have ran across  people that have been advertising purchasing propeties with negative cash flow, mainly because they will appreciate in value, you are paying down the mortgage, raising rents, etc.  It's one thing to own 2-3 properties that are negative $200-$300/month, but when you end up wit...
12/04/2006
A new feature from the Crager-Bartels Real Estate team. Search the entire MLS directly on our webpage.   Free email alerts, view homes view Google maps.   Request showings. Request more information.   Search Zionsville Homes For Sale, Search Indianapolis Homes For Sale Looking to purchase a home ...
12/03/2006
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