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Celebrity Real Estate Investors You Might Not Be Aware Of

Our favorite Hollywood stars seem to have everything they need (and want) — flawless skin and body, fortune, talent, and access to lavish properties in stunning locales. Every amenity and luxury may be found in their residences.

But for some actors, investing in real estate is more than just a way to buy a fancy estate or a mega-mansion; it's a way to combine their passion for their homes with their sense of entrepreneurship. These stars have made a significant side business out of their love for luxury residences.

In this post, we’ve compiled the top 10 real estate moguls consisting of an Oscar-winning actor leasing his Palm Spring home for thousands of dollars a night; actresses who made more fortune flipping homes to fellow actors and actresses; and a movie star owning commercial real estates in various locations around the world.

These actors have made an enviable livelihood outside of their chosen professions by investing in real estate, and they have the portfolios to prove it. Whether they flip or remodel, adore commercial or residential, or own property in this nation or another, they love owning real estate.

Top 10 Real Estate Moguls

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Open House Etiquette

Generally speaking, there aren't any strict rules for an Open House. However, there are some generally accepted do's and don'ts that home buyers should keep in mind:

Don't Knock, Unless Stated Otherwise
Ringing the doorbell or Knocking is unnecessary when going to an open house. Just walk right in.

Examine Home Features, Not the Personal Items
Yes, you can check the pantry and garage or even look inside the closet to see if the space is adequate for your needs. But don't snoop around and rummage through someone else's private belongings.

Check Before You Sit
Staging is typical for homes for sale, and staging furniture can look deceptively real. Avoid destroying anything; before plopping on the sofa, make sure it's real furniture.

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Indianapolis Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite The National Slowdown

Despite the cooling market, Indianapolis remains among the few cities holding strong in the face of the national slowdown. The latest data from Zillow's Home Value Index (ZVHI), shows that Indianapolis ranks 3rd among locations where home values are rising the most. 

 

See below to see the September Housing Market Update of a single property type home per County in Indiana.

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How To Transform Your Home On A Budget

Any plans this weekend?

If none, why not do something you want to do but have been dreading to accomplish for the past few weeks -- doing a home transformation.

You may allot this weekend for small changes, such as gathering dust in every corner, changing the curtains you vowed to replace every other Saturday, and planting greens you haven't potted. 

Whether it's a small task or not, here are some cheap ways to transform your home:

Do A Painting Job

Want to make it fun? Be bold!

Choose a color based on your mood and head over to the nearest hardware store and buy it or have it mixed. Don't forget some brushes, too.

If you want to be less impulsive, quickly look for inspiration online. The idea is to avoid putting this thought on the back burner again. 

Going...

Role Of Technology In Real Estate And Why You Should Take Advantage Of It

Almost everything can be done at the touch of your fingertips -- looking for a new home to buy or rent, selling a property, or even searching for a real estate agent is possible with the help of your phone.

That, however, is only the tip of a much larger iceberg that there's a significant impact of technology in real estate industry for both consumers and business professionals in the sector.

There are numerous opportunities for using current real estate technologies to expand the nation's largest asset, estimated to be worth $40 trillion, in both residential and commercial properties. 

Here are five ways that prove the role of technology in real estate.

Online Listings

Anyone may easily examine inventories and see what's available, thanks to online listings. You may find information on the area, including school rankings, tax, images, and even purchase histories of houses, not to mention, the extensive descriptions of the...

Saving For Your First Home Deposit? Here’s What You Need To Know

Choosing the right home for your family is a struggle; saving up for a home deposit is another.

On average, it takes roughly 4 years or 51 months for a first-time home buyer to save the 20% down payment.

That's quite long, and many potential homeowners are having a hard time getting beyond the deposit obstacle and becoming homeowners sooner.

What Is The Average Home Down Payment?

As mentioned above, the average home down payment is 20%; however, some lenders will agree to a 5% or 10% home loan deposit. 

It all depends on the lender and their requirements. The advantage of having at least 20% or more is the perks you'll get from the home loan provider, such as the competitive interest rate and payment terms.

Below is a more detailed explanation of why you should save a 20% deposit:

Lower Repayments

If the loan term stays the same,...

Orchards and Farms To Visit In Indy

Autumn's brisk air will soon be here, and in Indiana, that means apples, pumpkins, and corn!
 
There are many apple orchards in indiana county pa and farms in and around the Circle City alone and fun corn mazes in Central Indiana, so if you and your family is up for fun, here are some great activities for you!
 
Address: 7010 E. Raymond St., Indianapolis
Operating Hours: Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m daily
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Master Guide to Fall Fun in Indy

The colorful season is here! A perfect time to enjoy fun activities with your family. Lucky for Hoosiers, Indiana has everything covered. From all there is to see in nature- beautiful foliage, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches - to all the fall festivals, farm, and Halloween activities.
Here is our Master Guide to Fall Fun in the beautiful Hoosier State. 
1. Foliage Watching
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Ten Indiana Halloween Events 2022 - Upcoming Holiday Activities For Kids And Grownups

One of the most exciting events every year is coming, the question is: Are you ready to find the most entertaining activities for Halloween 2022? 

If yes, you're in luck! We had the liberty to gather one of the most comprehensive calendars of Indiana Halloween events 2022.

From family-friendly events to mature Halloween parties, we've listed ten holiday activities for people of all ages. We might not have all the information on every event, but there are plenty of suggestions to get you and your family excited for Halloween in Indiana.

Fright Night (Fort Wayne, IN)
October 15, 2022
What's Halloween without the spooktacular activities, such as Fort Wayne's annual Fright Night Downtown? This all-day event offers low or no-cost spooktacular activities, such as the Zombie walk, for kids and adults.
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2022 Fall Festivals In and Around Indy

It's Fall Festival Season, and if there's one thing Indiana does not fall short of, it's festivals! Here are some of the Fall Festivals we recommend.

A spooktacular evening under Indiana's chilly harvest sky suited for the whole family.
Details: Open until October 30 from 7:30 - 10:00 PM
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