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Golf Course Homes in Carmel

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Golf Course Homes in Indianapolis 

Golf Course Homes in Westfield

Golf Course Homes in Zionsville

Condo/Townhome For Sale in Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Westfield & Zionsville.

by O'Neil & Company Realtors

Complete list of all the Condos/Townhomes For Sale in Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Washington Township, Westfield and Zionsville.

 

Downtown Indianapolis

Carmel

Fishers

Washington Township 

Westfield

Zionsville

List of Bank Owned Homes For Sale!

by O'Neil & Company Realtors

Bank Owned Homes in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville.

Carmel-Bank Owned Homes

Fishers-Bank Owned Homes

Noblesville-Bank Owned Homes

Westfield-Bank Owned Homes

Zionsville-Bank Owned Homes

Top 5 Improvements to Help your Home Sell Fast!

by O'Neil & Company Realtors

While many markets around the country continue to experience challenges as the market makes its slow turnaround, many homes are selling fast, and it’s because we follow some simple rules.

 

1. Curb appeal is key to selling your home

If it looks rundown from the outside, then it probably is on the inside too. Curb appeal is all about first impressions. Buyers want to feel like they could live in a home from the moment they pull up in front of it. Basic improvements such as exterior painting, cutting the grass and planting some flowers improve the look of a home from the outside tremendously.

2. Deodorize

Every home has a unique odor, especially if pets are present. Be sure to professionally clean the carpet and the furniture and replace carpets if necessary. Keep pets clean and the home free from dander. Consider taking pets and pet cages if present in the home with you when you leave for showings.

3. Really want to sell your home? Repair and repaint

A little putty and paint can make all the difference. Repair damaged dry wall, gouges in wood surfaces and paint the walls. Bright colors such as those in children’s rooms should be repainted with a neutral color.

4. Put away your personal collections

Here, the old saying that one man’s treasure is another man’s junk rings true. De-clutter your home by packing up knick-knacks, heirlooms, personal collections, and even family photos. After all, they are special only to you and your goal is to make the home presentable to the widest number of people possible. Expensive collections should be packed away as well to keep them safe.

5. No guns, drugs or valuables

If you own a gun, be sure it’s unloaded and lock it away. Don’t leave it accessible to anyone viewing your home, especially anyone with children. The same is true for prescription drugs, fine jewelry, valuable art work, money and anything else you want to keep safe.

How Much Have Prices Really Declined?

by O'Neil & Company Realtors

Good Monday Morning! Our Fall weather seems to have arrived as the leaves are starting to change and the mornings are becoming increasingly more brisk. Sales are up substantially over what we've seen in the past few weeks: Hamilton County had 78 homes go under contract and Marion County saw 218 homes go under contract for the week ending 9/25.

The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors has released the August numbers and on the surface they they don't look too good, but we are trending in the right direction. The numbers that are often released are exceptionally broad in measure. When valuing real estate trends it is critical to look locally as all real estate is local in nature. The chart below breaks down the numbers by city as well as county. For an accurate valuation of your home, please CLICK HERE.



Still no word on extending the $8,000 home buyer tax credit. If you know someone looking to get this credit, I urge you to act now. The system will get log jammed at the end of November if measures are not taken to extend the credit. A delay in closing could be very costly. 

Have a great week!

Monday Morning Update

by O'Neil & Company Realtors

Good Monday Morning!


There was a lot of news late last week about the state of housing "Turning the Corner," while this is probably true, I want you to remember that housing trends, pricing and absorption are local. Sometimes the media loses sight of that fact; talking about national housing prices is the equivalent of talking about the average temperature of the United States, some places are hot some are cold. As I've said before, we won't know that we are truly at a bottom until it's too late. I think we are on the up-swing due to the number of showings, advertising calls and overall buyer activity in our market; further, inventory is significantly diminishing and over the past few weeks we have seen a number of multiple offer scenarios. The real test for our housing market will be this Fall, how high will rates rise, will the first time homebuyer stimulus be extended, there are a number of variables that we just do not know about...stay tuned.

Last week 82 homes went under contract in Hamilton County and 241 were contracted in Marion County.

BIG NEWS:
We have been working for months developing a proprietary Home Search System. It is here. Now, anyone can search all homes for sale based on their own criteria. Search by address, city, zip, map, neighborhood and the list goes on. Please use our site, you can even create your own user ID and password where you can create your own search criteria and save homes that you like. Remember, we will never sell your information. Over the coming weeks we will be adding enhancements and more search options, if you have any feedback, please let us know. 


Make it a great week!

And Here's Your Morning Coffee!

Forbes Magazine recently named the Indianapolis Metropoloitan area as one of the 25 strongest housing markets in the country.


Quoting Forbes:
To compile this list, we asked Moody's Economy.com to compile a list of the country's real estate markets that are nearest to recovery. Moody's looked at the country's Census-defined metro areas--including metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas--with populations over 500,000, and prepared forecasts through 2011. They then compared them to prices in the second quarter of 2008, which are the latest figures available, to calculate how far prices will likely fall before reaching bottom.

This is fantastic for the area and a welcome piece of good news in time of generally not so good news. These types of accolades reaffirm what those of us who live and work in the Indianapolis metropolitan area already know: we live in a great city!

You can view the entire article here:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/07/housing-cities-realestate-forbeslife-cx_do_0107realestatestrong.html

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