Home Buying

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Home Buying Home Buying and Selling…Like an Indy Car Race It’s Race Week in Indy and as I was looking forward to all of the fun this weekend, I realized that home buying and selling is a lot like an Indy Car race.  There are a lot of laps and several pits stops that have to be made before you can cross the finish line […]
First Time Home Buying Financing for First Time Home Buyers My friend Jeff Love and I put this video together to help first time homeowners better understand the financing process and answer some common questions.  Watch this video to learn more about the financing process, how long it takes, how debt and bad credit influence your home loan and how much you need for a […]
House Selling A Cure for Cabin Fever! Don’t get cabin fever this year!  Put these cold winter days to good use and get a head start on your home improvement list.  Here are a few ideas that you can knock off your list over the winter. To Do List: Upgrade your thermostat Add insulation to your attic Freshen up your interior paint […]
Home Buying A Girl Can Dream, Right? Oh my gosh!  This house just came on the market today and it gives me all the feels. Wow.  It’s like someone read my mind…the architecture, the floor plan, the interior design. It’s all fabulous!  If you are in the market for a waterfront home, I’d be happy to schedule a showing for this magnificent […]
First Time Home Buying Home Price Discounts are Greater in December December Discounts Research shows that seven of the 10 best days to buy a new home are in December, because the discounts are greater. My friends at Milestone Home Lending can get your loan approved and closed in about 16 days, so it’s not too late to buy a new home this year! Call me […]
First Time Home Buying Home Buying Process & Expectations Home Buying Process I had a meeting with a first time home buyer and it dawned on me how overwhelming the home buying process can be when you don’t buy or sell houses every day!  My client was overwhelmed as I discussed the process, but relieved to see how well-organized I was and how easy […]
Just Listed Light & Bright in Carmel Check out this fantastic home on the northeast side of Carmel!  Almost 4,000 square feet and priced well under $400k. The open floor plan has lots of natural light, tons of conveniences for the family and a backyard for entertaining.  It’s move-in ready and priced to sell!  Contact me for a showing or a free […]
Home Buying The M-word…What you need to know. Stop Mold in its Tracks If you want to see people scram from a house, just say mold.  The M-word. Mold has really gotten a bad rap over recent years.  It can be dangerous, but not always.  It’s a natural living organism and we are surrounded by it at work, at home and at school.  […]
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Community Highlights Live Fresh with Farmers Markets One thing that makes a great community, in my opinion, is hosting a farmers market. Check out this list of community farmers markets in award-winning Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville or Broad Ripple. Fresh food makes for fresh living. And, if you are considering moving to one of these fantastic communities, I’d be happy to help!
Home Buying Carmel Ranch – Just Listed! This adorable ranch home in popular Overture (Carmel, Indiana) just went on the market!  Watch this video to learn more about it.  Listed by Lisa McCoy, Century 21 Scheetz  BLC #2155546
First Time Home Buying Love is in the Air! I’ve seen buyers submit love letters to sellers with their offer, but I haven’t seen this before!  A friend of mine in Ohio recently sold her house and was equally surprised when she received a bouquet of flowers from the family buying her house. Obviously, my friend and her family have taken fantastic care of […]
Community Highlights Indiana’s Safest Cities–Just Announced! Congratulations to Zionsville, who was recently rated by Alarms.org as Indiana’s safest city. Also making the top 10 safest cities is Carmel (3), Fishers (4), Westfield (7) and Brownsburg (9). If you are looking to move to a safer community and want to know more about any of these cities, I’d be happy to assist […]
First Time Home Buying Learn more about Title Insurance Title insurance is highly recommended when you are buying or selling a house.  It protects the homeowner and his/her rights to the property.  First American Title has produced a series of videos that explain more about title insurance and other home buying issues.  And best of all, they are produced in six languages, including Chinese, […]
First Time Home Buying How Accurate is Zillow’s Zestimate Many people I talk with about real estate bring up Zillow’s Zestimate and I put together this video to help people better understand how accurate Zestimate is in Indiana.  Zillow collects their data from public records and user-input to assign their Zestimate for your home.  Take a look at this video to learn more about […]
First Time Home Buying Homeowners Policy Endorsements to Consider A typical homeowners insurance policy will help you recover your loss after a catastrophic event, but there are several endorsements you should consider adding to your homeowner’s insurance policy.  My associate,  Brian Sackowski-a personal risk manager at Gibson, talks about five things you should consider adding to your homeowner’s policy.  Watch this video to learn more […]
First Time Home Buying Five Things you need to know about Home Financing There are many ways to finance a home and it can be confusing sometimes. Watch this video with Milestone Home Lending Senior Loan Officer, Jeff D. Love, who explains five things about home financing that every home buyer should know. For a free home buyer or home seller consultation, contact me directly!
About Me Find a Realtor Who Cares A client I earned from a referral spent 4 mos working with a realtor that wasn’t understanding their needs. We met and within four days made and got an accepted offer on a home for them. If your realtor isn’t listening to you and showing you homes that don’t meet your needs, it’s okay to […]
First Time Home Buying Leverage Your Tax Refund to Buy a House! It’s tax time and it’s also a great time to use your tax refund towards the purchase of your new home.  For the 2016 tax year, the IRS reports that 70% of all people who filed tax returns received an average refund of more than $2800. Watch this video to learn five ways how you can […]
First Time Home Buying Home Warranty Benefits for a Buyer If you have ever wondered if a home warranty was right for you, watch this video to learn more about the benefits and when you should buy one, as discussed by AnnMarie Alligood of HSA Home Warranty.
Downsizing Home Warranty Benefits for a Seller Ever wonder how a home warranty benefits you while your house is for sale?  Take a look at this video to learn more!  AnnMarie Alligood shares some of the benefits of the HSA home warranty for sellers.