How to Read an MLS Sheet

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned buyer, making sense of the MLS sheet is sometimes challenging.   I’ve included an MLS sheet below with some of the standard questions I get labeled 1-3. Let’s start with Label #1.   It is L, F and W.   L stands for the Level

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Noblesville Realtor features Popular Pebble Brook Neighborhood!

Villages at Pebble Brook is an extremely popular neighborhood on Noblesville’s  northwest side.   This  community began its existence as an Estridge-built community with a total of 197 homes.   It’s obviously grown since then with additional homes,  condos and apartments.  You’ll notice that there are several different entities that make up  the Pebble Brook

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Relocating to Fishers Indiana

I have been working with a lot of relocation clients to the Fishers area lately and love hearing what they think is great about our city.   Surprisingly the top of the list is our property taxes!   Those of us living here in Fishers think they are high, but in comparison to other states,

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Carmel Realtor highlights another great Carmel Neighborhood

There are currently 679 homes for sale in Carmel today!   There are numerous great neighborhoods in Carmel and today I am highlighting Blue Creek Woods.   The location is ideal; off of 106th just west of Gray Road and east of Keystone.   That is ideal access to the interstate or downtown and those

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Was your Fishers Neighborhood one of the best in 2009?

I just recently posted my year end 2009/2008 analysis of the Fishers Real Estate Market; but wanted to dig a little deeper and look at the statistics by neighborhood.   You may recall that of the homes for sale in Fishers  in 2009, 1,615 were sold compared with 1,676 in 2008; a 3.5% decline. The

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Carmel Indiana Homes Sold Market Report 2008 to 2009

I have spent this morning analyzing the data for 2008 homes sold in Carmel Indiana compared with 2009.   I have a graph that shows this information by quarter. For the year 2008, 1299 homes were sold with an average price of $345,457 compared with 1261 homes sold in 2009 with an average price of

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Avoiding Mortgage Application Pitfalls

Hello Fishers Readers!   I’ve been out of town all week and asked for some help in writing on the Fishers Real Estate Blog.   Jon Knight quickly accepted the challenge.  He has over 16 years experience in the mortgage industry as both a mortgage broker and a mortgage banker.   He is currently the

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Top 10 Reasons Buyers should use a Realtor

It is January 17th and in my 10 years of selling Carmel Real Estate,  buyers come out to play and buy homes right about NOW! I wanted to take a post and talk about why buyers should use Realtors ®.   Here is my Top 10 List: We are FREE!   The seller pays the

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Do I really need an Inspection

Most of my clients want an inspection but every so often I get this question.   It usually comes from someone who is fairly handy and does a good job of looking at the home prior to buying it.   However, I still think an inspection is one of the cheapest ways to ensure you

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2009 to 2008 Fishers Real Estate Year in Review

I was very anxious to view  2009 to 2008 to determine if we had declining values in Fishers, specific trends and any good news!   I am an accountant by background and love the analytics of evaluating real estate; I also am a very good negotiator as a result of my previous training.   That

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