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Finding the Right Indianapolis Home for Your Family

There are a number of important factors to consider when purchasing a new home. Whether you're looking for a place to start a family, a place where your family can grow, or a place to meet your needs as your children grow up and move on, you'll want to weigh your family's needs as well as your tastes and desires before making your home-buying choice.

Location, Location, Location

The first consideration you'll want to take into account is the location of your new home. If you have children or will have children soon, you'll want to make sure that your home is located within the boundaries of the best school districts. You'll also want to consider the proximity of your new home to places like parks, grocery stores, shopping, nightlife, your work, and any nearby family or friends. A RE/MAX Advanced Realty agent can help you make sense of all the neighborhoods that you're considering and provide you with insider advice regarding which areas might be best suited to your family's needs.

Do You Need More Space?

Once you've got your neighborhood picked out, you'll want to find a home that's big enough for your family. You'll want to consider lot size as well as the size of the actual house. A big yard is great both for having a place for your kids to play safely and to give you the extra space you might need to add an extension to your house if you'd like. Whether you're looking for a cozy two bedroom or a sprawling five bedroom home, your real estate...

Is It the Right Time to Sell Your Indianapolis Home?

In this day and age it is quite rare for a person or family to have much control over when they move. Whether your growing family makes it so that you need more space or your job takes you to a new city, most people often have a window of a few months or at most a year within which to move. If life has made it so that you need to sell your house, or if you're one of those lucky few who has a bit more freedom in the choice, you're probably asking yourself if now is the right time to sell your Indianapolis home.

Prices are certainly lower than they were in years past, but that's not always a bad thing for people who are looking to sell. It may be that by selling your current Indianapolis home, you'll be able to upgrade to a bigger place or a nicer area without spending nearly as much as you would've had to in years past. This is also an ideal market for purchasing foreclosed homes, which can be bought for significantly less than their market value.

Another factor working in favor of home sellers is the fact that the housing market is beginning to slowly resurge. This means that more buyers are reentering the market and prices are beginning to go up again. It's probably in your best interest to wait a bit longer to sell your house if at all possible. However, if you need to make a sale soon, you can benefit from the fact that an increasing number of people will be trying to buy, giving you a solid chance of selling your home for your asking price within a matter of...

Indianapolis Real Estate Foreclosure Report 2012

Mibor released on Friday their final report for foreclosure numbers for 2012.  They reported that 22.7 percent of all closed sales for 4th quarter 2012 were foreclosures and that 20.4 percent of all new listings for foreclosed properties.  Foreclosed sales have increased 55.1 percent over same period in 2010.  They also noted a drop in foreclosed listings of 13.4 percent over last two year period.  It appears that prices are going to continue to rise in the Indianapolis Real Estate market and that we are trending upward which is good news for all of us....