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5 Mistakes Most New Home Buyers Make

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5 Mistakes Most New Home Buyers Make


You’re setting out to buy a home and it’s likely one of the most exciting, and stressful, times of your life. And while it can be tempting to jump on a home search site that rhymes with pillow and go for it, you can now avoid the common pitfalls of first time homebuyers by naking sure you don’t commit any of these 5 mistakes that others have already made for you!

 

1) Not Figuring Out How Much House You Can Afford

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Like we said above, it can be tempting to get online and GO FOR IT! But then, you find it, the house of your dreams! BUT! By the time you find a realtor and try to set...

Indy's Tidy Queen Takes on Painful Project

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NEAT Method Indianapolis Owner, Sarah Davis, (317) 372-4968

NEAT Method Indianapolis Owner, Sarah Davis, stopped by The RE/MAX Advanced Realty Office to help Owner-Broker, Dennis Nottingham, tackle the painful project of organizing his infamously disheveled top desk drawer.

WATCH: The video below to see how Sarah helped Dennis go from hot mess to great success! 

NEAT Method is a transformational service that will take any space in your home and organize,...

3 Life-Changing Lessons from Japanese Home Organizational Expert, Marie Kondo

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Author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and star of Netflix's successful series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, this organizational guru has made her mark on the world. Her trailblazing tidying and organizational method is becoming increasingly popular in households around the world.

Labeled the KonMari Method, Kondo has developed effective ways to help others sort and properly arrange all spaces of the home. The method is designed to allow people to assimilate the relationship they have with items scattered about their living space, and decide whether it is time to find the proper place for it or dispose of the item.

Below are 3 quotes from the expert’s book that highlight essential points to keep in mind when diving into the tidying process. Each excerpt assists the reader in understanding the importance of what aspects are involved in creating a home, the deeper meaning behind creating one’s ideal living space, and the impact a tidy living space has on a person’s overall well-being.


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REMAX Advanced Realty and Inglenook Zionsville Pocket Neighborhood Partnership

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TOUR: RE/MAX Advanced Realty and Indy Home Pros Team Brokers Jason and Joel Give You an Exclusive Tour of the Model Home in Inglenook of Zionsville Pocket Neighborhood Community of Cottage Homes.

RE/MAX Advanced Realty and The Indy Home Pros Team are excited to announce our newest partnership in the New Construction home space with Inglenook Communities. Specifically, Inglenook’s Zionsville Community.

WATCH: Exclusive Interview with Pocket Neighborhood Expert and Inglenook Architect, Ross Chapin. 

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8 Tips to Move Faster and More Effectively

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Move Faster and More Effectively: 8 Tips

Warm weather is here to stay, which means we've officially entered the 2019 Moving Season! RE/MAX Advanced Realty and The Indy Home Pros Team are here to help make your move better: Here Are 8 Tips!

 

1. Start Sooner

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Too many people wait until the last minute to begin packing, leading to horrendously long moving days and frustrated families the entire way. Avoid this pitfall by starting early!

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20 Must Do Things In Indianapolis This Summer

Things to Do in Indianapolis This Summer

It’s that time of year in Indy! People are complaining about the heat instead of the cold, sunscreen is flowing, and pools are bustling. Here are our 20 Things To Do In Indianapolis This Summer!

1. Hit the Top of The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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Indy's hidden gem experience is waiting for you at The Top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument! Most people living in Indianapolis have never been to the top, and we can't believe it! Check it out May thru October: Wednesday-Sunday 10:30AM-5:30PM. Nov thru April: Friday-Sunday only. 

2. Ride or Stroll the Cultural Trail

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Pizza Paradise in Plainfield

Laspada's Pizza in Plainfield Indiana

Every once in awhile you get a glimpse of something that immediately catches your eye, and may make you utter something like, “If I had that I would be able to obtain total consciousness.”

Well, Boom Baby, that’s the feeling you get when you see a Laspada’s Pizza Hot and Fresh out of the oven! Introducing our Plainfield Pizza Highlight of the Month: Laspada’s Pizzeria, Home of The Western NY Style Pizza! 

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Laspada's Pizzeria: 2368 E Main St, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, ...

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 of...

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