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Guide To New Home Builders in Indianapolis and Central Indiana

Guide to Building New Home

Indianapolis and Central Indiana is currently a sellers market, and the number of homes available for sale is lower than ever. In fact since 2016, Indy’s available home inventory has declined nearly 26 percent! And with fewer homes on the market, buyers are facing the frustration and stressful situations of multiple offers and bidding wars.  

But have no fear, a solution is here! This great solution for Indianapolis area home buyers is to purchase a new construction home.  With a new build home, a buyer receives a brand-new, never-lived in home that is more energy efficient than a resale, and which usually comes with a warranty provided by the builder.  There is no stress from bidding wars, and buyers get to choose the flooring, countertops and other finishes in their home. And new build floor plans are often more open and modern than existing homes on the market.  

However, when considering buying a new home, it’s crucial that a home buyer uses a Realtor. And the best thing about using a Realtor when building a new home, it’s completely free to you! Yes, the Home Builder pays your Realtor so you don’t have to!  The sales agents that you see working for the model homes are employees...

Retiring Soon, 55 and Over Communities You Would Love In Florida

Tropical Tree in Front of a house in Florida

Retiring Soon, 55 and Over Communities You Would Love In Florida

Are you close to retiring and are searching for 55 and over communities where you can settle down? Are you looking for excellent 55 plus adult communities where you can spend your retirement? Do not look further; we have put together some 55 and over communities with the best facilities in the most beautiful environment suitable for your retirement in Ocala, Florida. 

Having worked all through your active years, you deserve to spend your retirement in a location that will enhance your wellness and grant you the best relaxation possible to enjoy your retirement. In view of this, this article focuses on Ocala 55 and over communities for the best post-retirement life.  

1. Ocala Palms

One of the best 55 and over communities for you is the Ocala Palms. Ocala Palms is located...

Local Real Estate Team Makes Real Trends National Ranking at #21 Team in U.S.

Image showing RE/MAX Advanced Realty as the #21 RE Team in the Country

Real Trends "The Thousand" Ranking: RE/MAX Advanced Realty takes #21 spot Nationally.

RE/MAX Advanced Realty has been a leading name in the Indianapolis Real Estate scene for years, and this happened by no accident. Owner-Broker Dennis Nottingham set a meticulous plan in place years ago, got to work, and saw it through to become not only the #1 Real Estate Team in Indiana, but the #21 Team in the entire U.S. across all teams and companies, not just within RE/MAX! We sat down with RE/MAX Advanced Realty’s Owner-Broker to ask him some questions about his business, and just how he was able to grow it to be the #21 Team in the country.

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1. [Q] indianapolisrealestate.com: How does it feel to be the #21 Team in the...

Coffee with Cats at Nine Lives Cat Cafe in Fountain Square Indianapolis

Indy Home Pros Team: Local Highlight

Nine Lives Cat Cafe in Fountain Square, Indianapolis is Indy's hidden gem of a coffee shop. You can get a caffeine buzz while playing with cats; whoever coined the phrase about the future being so bright you have to wear shades was likely talking about this place existing. They even host Yoga classes where you can do Yoga with Cats! Pawmaste baby, pawmaste. Find our video interview and their business info below, and get your cat and coffee fix today!

Address: 1315 Shelby St #1, Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Indy Home Pros Highlight: Ryan Homes

Front of a Ryan Homes Home, Green exterior in forefront with Forest backdrop. Colonial Style Home. Photo Property of Ryan Homes

Whether you're Buying a New Home or searching for an existing, chances are you've heard of Ryan Homes. You've likely driven by one of their various New Construction Neighborhoods; Neighborhoods that are becoming more and more prominent in Indianapolis and the surrounding Central Indiana Area. You may even know someone who has purchased one of their gorgeous new homes, and you may find it tough not to want to do the same after visiting said person in that New Home. Lucky you, because Ryan Homes is set to nearly double the number of neighborhoods they have in Central Indiana in 2018 by adding 6-7 new communities! And because Ryan Homes is quickly becoming a prominent New Home Builder in Indianapolis, The Indy Home Pros Team knew we had to sit down with their Representatives and learn more about the company. 

We sat down with Ryan Homes' Division Sales Manager of Indianapolis, Bob Konopinski, in their Branches Community and chatted about the importantance of using a Realtor when Buying a New Home, the environmental and economical benefits of buying...

Google Reviews and Picking a Realtor

If you are anything like me you rely heavily on, and place a significant amount of value in, reading customer reviews of products before purchasing them. And if I am so intent on reading each and every review of the 3 different toasters I am trying to decide between on Amazon, why wouldn’t I do the exact same when I am trying to find a Realtor to sell my home? Just because my friend’s son is a Realtor, does it mean I have to use him? Surely all Realtors are not the same, and simply being a Realtor does not mean you know anything about effectively marketing a home in order that it sells for the highest amount.  Don’t I owe it to myself to spend more time shopping around for Realtors than the time I spent reviewing a $22 toaster? (which had better reviews than the cheaper looking, more expensive $24 toaster I might add) I digress.

*Watch below as Jeff and Josh, Indy Home Pros Team Realtors, discuss the importance of checking Google Reviews of a Realtor or Realtor Group before deciding on one to help you Buy or Sell your home.*

Here at RE/MAX Advanced Realty, we pride ourselves on marketing your home in the most effective and proficient manner. Posting a home to sites such as Zillow and Trulia is one of the basic steps in selling a home, but our marketing efforts dig much deeper than the simple act of publishing...

Should I Sell My House On My Own?

Deciding to sell your home is a huge undertaking, and there are numerous items to consider when doing so. From the simple thought of where to move next, to the complex details of accepting an offer, from negotiating with a buyer through inspections and repairs, to moving the process through title work so the home's deed is transferred correctly, the home selling process can become convoluted quickly. 

In today's day and age of online marketing, online document sharing, digitization of media, and thousands of resources devoted to staging, design, inspections, and repair, it can be easy for families to lose site of where to start and how it will end.  Choosing to sell a house on your own can be an undertaking many homeowners find overwhelming and time consuming, and most often end up changing their minds. But then there's the important decision they must make on who to hire to get the house sold.

Preparing to take on such a task of listing a home for sale entails some serious work and should begin with a Realtor.  Interviewing agents is the best way to feel more comfortable about the decision to sell your home. And interviewing agents will allow you to, hopefully, garner a relationship with an agent you feel most confident in, and who will do what they're paid to do - sell your home....

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday season is in the air, and everyone is already excited to start decorating their homes. Colorful lights, festive bows and ribbons, and fragrant candles are among the staple ornaments for Christmas. As beautiful as they are, it is important however to take note that these are dangerous combinations and could cause a fire accidently if proper caution is not observed. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent.

Here are some fire safety tips to keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic.

Decorative Lights

To keep your family and home safe, follow these guidelines.


1.Inspect all electric plugs-ins, extension cords, and light strings. Throw out any with frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets.

2. Make certain...