Posts made in February 2020

Its About the Housing Data

Nah, it’s not all about the Housing Data, though it does give you insight on what is happening month to month, year over year. Housing data released by the MIBOR BLC® listing service comparing January 2019 to January 2020 shows:

  • An increase in Median Sales Price of 6.8% to $181,500
  • An increase in Closed Sales of 9.3%  to 1,803
  • New Listings increased 3.1 % to 2,533


Specifically in Marion County, we are seeing increases for single-family homes year over year. If you want to see what is going on specifically in your area, CLICK HERE to request a more detail report.

And with tax season right around the corner, I am sure $$$ are on your mind. I ran across this decent article that outlines what’s tax-deductible when buying a house. Closing costs, mortgage interest, property taxes and even moving expenses can be. Of course, when in doubt, always consult with a tax professional.

Read the full article here

Until next time, make it a great one!


Steps on How to Buy Your First House

So this is the year. You are going to buy your first home. Nervous? Of course, you are.  Buying your first home is considered one of the biggest milestones in life. It’s a BIG commitment and it’s essential to surround yourself with the right people, like a trusted advisor in the real estate industry. They should only be a phone call away – to answer questions, give advice and hopefully ease your concerns.  So please, give me a call at 317-625-0655 if you have any questions!

AND I know there is a lot of information on the web to sort through. If you haven’t checked out our website, you probably should. We have top-notch First Time Home Buyers Resources that can help.

Until next time, make it a great one!

Buying A House? NEW houses have LESS space, MORE conveniences

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), homes keep shrinking. In the past four years, the average build downsized and now averages 2,520 square feet, with fewer rooms. Builders are modifying their floor plans from the once-popular 4 BR, 3 BA layout to the Open Concept with lots of bells and whistles.

This is exactly what we are seeing in the housing market these days. Buyers want LESS space and MORE conveniences. AND it is most likely what you are looking for in your next home.

What does this mean for the Seller? Buyers are demanding that older homes be updated and have these bells and whistles. Conveniences like ENERGY-STAR-rated appliances, SMART techonology, upgraded flooring and fixtures, to name a few. We are starting to see an influx of houses hitting the market week after week showcasing these new trends. Text/Call me at (317) 625-0655 and let’s check them out before they are gone!

To read the FULL Article, Click HERE