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As a Realtor, it's important to educate your client on staging. When the client's home is empty, we often purchase things to stage the home or hire a stager. Home Staging is about illusions and making the home seem lighter, bigger, etc. Why not take it a step further and talk to your client about...
As home prices continue to increase and stabilize throughout Central Indiana, buyers and sellers are looking at the market more positively. In October, existing homes sales rose to 13.2 percent from October of last year. In the thirteen counties that surround the Indianapolis metro, Hendricks cou...
There are so many wonderful things about RE/MAX but one thing in particular stands out. When you list your home with RE/MAX you automatically help your local children’s hospital.  RE/MAX is the exclusive real estate sponsor of the Children's Miracle Network, an international alliance of 170 chil...
It's good to know that gradual improvement is expected in the housing market next year, with existing home sales edging up 4% to 5% and new home sales edging up even more because of this year's record lows. Interest rates are expected to rise from record 2011 lows to 4.5% by the middle of 2012. "...
Brownsburg has it all - friendly people, great schools, big yards, and public safety. CNN Money Magazine recently ranked Brownsburg as the #1 place to live in Indiana and #33 overall in the nation based on Brownsburg's low crime, strong economy, and excellent schools.  If you want great schools a...
I get a lot of questions from buyers regarding which suburb of Indianapolis is best. All of our north side communities are very different from each other and it very much depends on what you want for your family. I am partial to Zionsville, Carmel and Hendricks County.  I also like the Broadrippl...
1. Equity. When you pay rent, you never see that money again and you have nothing to show for it. Buying a home has many initial costs but you will make that money back over time with equity. Historically, homes appreciate by about 4 to 6 percent a year, depending the economy. A home bought for $...
All talented interior designers know that it’s not about making things match in a room, but rather about mixing textures, colors, furniture and other elements to make a room feel cohesive, stylish and attractive.  I feel that mixing woods, styles, and colors helps bring balance to a room while ma...
My new favorite color is white. White makes me feel like what the color white means, which is pure, clean and innocent. If you have a home with a lot of character, then using white is a great way to highlight it’s architecture. If you have some fantastic artwork that you want to showcase, decorat...
If you are having trouble selling your home, it may not be your Realtor’s fault. Your home might need staged and your Realtor might be too nice to tell you. Statistics show that once a home has been staged it’s more likely to sell and for a higher asking price. Instead of just dropping the price ...

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