For those of us who have lived here for a while, we know Indiana is attractive for homebuyers. Between low prices, good schools, and a central location, Indiana has it going on! Now it appears…the secret is out! Named as the No. 1 state in the U.S. to create wealth from real estate investing, Indiana reached the top spot solely due to the booming real estate market in Indianapolis.
An ever-growing suburb, Carmel maintains its identity as the 8th largest city in Indiana, with a population of under 100,000, making it a place where you can walk down it’s downtown sidewalk and run into people you know.
When considering a new home, chances are that new construction will be considered at some point. Who wouldn’t want to own a brand-new home that you are the first to live in? You may love the idea of not needing to update an older home, or maybe you just envision creating a home exactly as you want it. But do you need a real estate agent when buying new home construction? The answer is an unequivocal yes! Additionally, it’s important to bring your real estate agent along with you, right from the beginning of your search.
When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tempting to try to do it on your own. Maybe you think that you will save some money, or a friend did it on her own and had success. The truth is that real estate agents do more than simply bring potential buyers and sellers to the table. Their knowledge and expertise are invaluable, and they also ensure that your home is priced appropriately and sells in the shortest amount of time possible.
When buying a home in today’s climate…maybe the new question is “Can you see yourself quarantining here?” As we look forward, we see the light at the end of the tunnel for our country and for Central Indiana. As a business, there were lessons to be learned and new ways to think about what we wanted in a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), before April 2020, the top reason for someone to sell their home was because they wanted to be closer to friends and family. Home sellers who sold their home after March were more likely to report the main reason for selling was because their home was too small.