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My own family currently and in the past has had a strong military presence.  For 28 years I was in the teaching profession and we also have members in my family in the medical field.  Serving others has always been a strong part of our family and it will continue to be.  Homes for Heroes is a wonderful way to give back to our community and to individual families.   Building a relationship with my clients is huge in maintaining strong communication, caring and integrity.   I would love to work for you!
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Sports divers know something that’s relevant to a first time home buyer’s decision about whether to enlist the services of a Fishers real estate agent.  A ‘free diver’ (one without SCUBA gear) who descends into dark, unknown waters usually finds it’s possible to dive much deeper the second time down. The reason: on the first dive, not being sure what lies down there is a little spooky—the diver’s anxiety causes their heart to race faster, which uses up their lungful of air quickly. The next time down, it’s into newly familiar territory; they don’t run out of breath nearly as quickly.   So what does this have to do with buying a house or deciding whether to call a local real estate agent? The first time you go shopping for any new item—especially anything with complicated features—requir...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Selling a Fishers home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers. That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through an energetic marketing program. One increasingly prominent marketing point is one that used to be an unexploited side issue: green features. Just watch some of the latest TV commercials, and you’ll see what Madison Avenue’s researchers have decided—today’s consumers increasingly respond to eco-friendly product features. Selling a home in Fishers can benefit by incorporating the kind of green features that just a short while ago used to be underplayed (or overlooked entirely). But today’s buyers also tend to be a sophisticated crew. It’s no longer enough to simply sprinkle buzzword...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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The financial press has been on it for a while: in September, Bloomberg News was pointing out that FHA mortgages to borrowers with weaker credit scores had plummeted 19% in the previous nine months. Something, you could sense, was about to give—but, per Bloomberg, “Washington regulators and major banks continue to haggle…” True, home prices were up, which put a smile on Indianapolis homeowners’ faces. Yet the number of sales was less than overpowering. In reaction to the housing bust, regulators had tightened the screws on mortgage lenders, causing them to raise requirements for borrowers—Fishers mortgage applicants included. So although the price rises were encouraging, the difficulty in getting mortgages became a drag on the number of home sales.   Now the latest rumbles could be pote...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Buying a Fishers home—especially if it’s your first—takes attention to detail, even for home buyers with spotless credit. The challenge is a good deal greater if your credit score has dropped below the level most banks require to approve a home loan. The good news is that potential Fishers home buyers with less than outstanding credit can still buy their first home—if. That “if” is in italics because ignoring it can turn into a real stopper. The thing that can make buying a home possible even with spotty credit is if you do some careful financial planning.  Careful = details are attended to—every one. Financial = it’s about the money: columns of figures, dollars and cents—not emotion. Planning = charting out the specific effects of actions taken now. The first detail to be mastered is s...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Once your property appears in the Fishers listings it’s time to prepare for the all-important initial open house. Whether it’s really “all-important” (or just very important) is a matter for debate—you can’t really pin down exactly how important the initial open house is because some of its effect isn’t immediately measurable. Word-of-mouth takes time to spread—and sometimes prospective buyers take weeks or months of comparison shopping before they return to a property that made a lasting impression. Less subject to speculation is that a Fishers open house will expose your home to an array of interested consumers. The impression it makes will produce an impact that’s literally multiples of what any single showing can accomplish. More bang for the same amount of work. In addition to the...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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“If you are selling a Geist home this fall, engage a staging professional to make your house look its best.” If cost weren’t a factor, most everyone would agree with that advice. But is staging really worth the price? Can staging in Geist actually help you sell your home? Of course, without being able to predict the future, a definitive answer isn’t possible. But there are at least three convincing reasons why a Geist home seller should at least consider making the investment: ·         Money   A recent study by a leading national real estate company found that staged homes sold for over 6% more than did unstaged homes. We’re used to seeing this kind of statistic offered by staging professionals themselves, but this time it’s confirmed by a less-interested source. One reason could be t...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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In an improving residential real estate market, first time buyers may flinch at the greater loan amounts that accompany larger price tags. Lending standards have also put some first time buyers through a tougher gauntlet than faced during many previous eras. Although some easing is now beginning to take place, some Fishers first time buyers can still find it difficult to secure the level of funding they seek. For them, there are a number of alternative funding possibilities that first time home buyers in Fishers may wish to explore. Here are some of the assistance programs that can serve buyers as they go about buying that first home: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan Guaranty Service is the most well-known of the programs, providing government guarantees for loans...
By Bill Foxworthy, Jill Turner, Real Estate - Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel
(Carpenter Northeast)
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While commonly referred to in the same way as if it were a town or city, "Geist" is actually short for the reservoir that bears its name and around which waterfront estates and hundreds of upscale neighborhoods have been developed.   The Geist Reservoir was named for Clarence Geist, a former owner of the Indianapolis Water Company. Geist imagined this reservoir to address the expected future water needs of the growing Indiana capitol, Indianapolis. Planning began around the time of the first World War and over the next twenty years the Water Company's Shorewood Corporation purchased about 5,000 acres in the Fall Creek Valley and what was known as Germantown, IN. Today, Germantown is, well, underwater. And we don't mean in financial trouble.   The Geist dam was completed in 1943, but the...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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  There is encouraging news for some prospective homeowners with a Fishers foreclosure in their recent past: more common sense seems to have entered the picture.   The financial crisis that began in 2007 caused global disarray: across the U.S. (and our town was no exception), large numbers of responsible homeowners were clobbered by the fallout, often finding their incomes suddenly reduced or even obliterated as business cutbacks and closings reverberated through the economy.   The Fishers foreclosure rate jumped as a direct result—and it’s taken quite a while for the effects of that to work through the system. But even after the economy has resumed something like normal activity, more than a few local residents have found themselves having to deal with how a Fishers foreclosure on thei...
By Robert Haynes
(Robert Haynes & Associates)
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July 2013 Fishers Indiana Real Estate Market Report Real estate market statistics for Fishers, IN provided by Robert Haynes of www.homesaleindy.com Here is the current market data for Fishers, IN: Homes sold in July 2013 230 homes were sold in Fishers, IN in July 2013.    The average home sold had 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2,363 square feet.   The average list price last month was $256,913 The average sales price for July 2013 was $247,163 These numbers give us an average sales price of 97.53% of the list price.   Average Day On Market was 61 for July 2013!   To see a complete list of the newest listings in Fishers CLICK HERE!   You can learn more about the town of Fishers by visiting the town's website at:www.fishers.in.us/ The statistics for this July 2013 Fishers Real Market Report we...
By Robert Haynes
(Robert Haynes & Associates)
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June 2013 Fishers Indiana Real Estate Market Report   Real estate market statistics for Fishers, IN provided by Robert Haynes ofwww.homesaleindy.com   Here is the current market data for Fishers, IN: Homes sold in June 2013   229 homes were sold in Fishers, IN in June 2013.      The average home sold had 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2,352 square feet.     The average list price last month was $246,679   The average sales price for June 2013 was $241,362   These numbers give us an average sales price of 98.02% of the list price.     Average Day On Market was 53 for June 2013!   June 2012 vs June 2013   Just one year ago only 190 homes were sold in Fishers!  The average days on market last June was just over 73. These are great signs that housing is recovering!  Not to mention, it’s a great t...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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Woodberry is a popular Fishers community featuring single family homes built in the early 2000s and priced in the mid $100,000s. Woodberry is just minutes from Hamilton Town Center, shopping and restaurants. Woodberry neighborhood amenities include a community park with basketball and volleyball courts. The Woodberry homeowners association sponsors community events and activities including an annual yard sale and a neighborhood watch group. see the latest homes for sale in the Woodberry subdivision Woodberry Homes for Sale The average sales price for a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Woodberry with 2252 square feet is just $136,148. This exceptional value makes the Woodberry subdivision especially popular with first-time home buyers and young families. Woodberry homes also have excelle...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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The Harrison Park subdivision in Fishers Indiana is a popular neighborhood located off a scenic stretch of Allisonville Road just north of Conner Prairie. This established subdivision of just 74 homes has a true community feel; expect to see families out walking, neighbors talking and kids out playing in their yards. The Harrison Park subdivision borders Harrison Thompson Park, which hosts youth soccer and baseball games and has walking trails and picnic shelters. see the latest homes for sale in Harrison Park Harrison Park Homes for Sale Homes in the Harrison Park subdivision were built in the mid 1990s and average 2500 square feet. Harrison Park homes are 2-story, and most have a basement. Lots in this neighborhood are large and level with mature landscaping - great for families with...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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Tamenend is a prestigious neighborhood of Fishers waterfront homes on the banks of beautiful Geist Reservoir. Tamenend comprises 24 custom home sites, many of which are Geist waterfront properties with private boat docks. Although not all Tamenend homes are on the water, even those that aren't are nestled on lovely wooded lots with water access. search all Fishers waterfront homes for sale Tamenend residents enjoy a private setting off of Fall Creek Road that's within walking distance of shops and restaurants at Fall Creek Harbour and Geist Marina, the Indianapolis Yacht Club and the Indianapolis Sailing Club. Tamenend boat owners can take advantage of a day of skiing and tubing on the open water, followed by dockside service at the area hot spot - Bella Vita Ristorante. And on July 4t...
By Robert Haynes
(Robert Haynes & Associates)
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May 2013 Fishers Indiana Real Estate Market Report   Real estate market report for Fishers, IN provided by Robert Haynes ofwww.homesaleindy.com Here is the current market data for Fishers, IN: Homes sold in May 2013 230 homes were sold in Fishers, IN in May 2013!   The average home sold had 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2,298 square feet.   The average list price last month was $230,763The average sales price for April 2013 was $224,363.  These numbers give us an average sales price of 97.42% of the list price.  Average Days on Market was 59 for April 2013!   It’s a great time to be selling a home in the Fishers area!  Look at the numbers and charts below.  There were 22% less home on the market in May 2013 when compared to May of 2012.  We had an average of less than 60 days on the market f...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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How much cash you need to buy a house in Fishers, Indiana depends; mostly on the price of the house, how much downpayment you plan to make and what type of loan you will be using. Here are some guidelines to help you figure out the expenses of buying a home and how much cash you will need to buy a house in Fishers Indiana. Earnest money Earnest money is a deposit submitted with your purchase offer to show that the offer is serious. Earnest money is generally applied to the purchase price of the home if the sale is closed, returned if your offer is rejected, and forfeited if you decide not to complete the purchase.$$$ needed: Earnest money is typically a minimum of 1% of the purchase price of the home. It can be more, though. In markets where homes are getting multiple offers, buyers may...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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Ranch homes for sale in Fishers Indiana can be found in every price range, from budget-friendly family starter homes to sprawling custom residences in the town's most presitigious neighborhoods. See the latest ranch homes for sale in Fishers. Why Buy a Ranch Home in Fishers? For most people, the outstanding feature of ranch homes is... NO STAIRS to climb! But there are plenty of other benefits to buying a Fishers ranch home, including: Wide Open Spaces Ranch homes often feature open floor plans with large living spaces. A favorite ranch floor plan is the split bedroom with the master on one side of the house and the secondary bedrooms on the other. It allows for plenty of privacy but, unlike two-stories with the master on the main, you don't have to climb the stairs to check on the kids...
By Robert Haynes
(Robert Haynes & Associates)
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March 2013 Fishers Indiana Real Estate Market Statistics   Real estate market report for Fishers, IN provided by Robert Haynes ofwww.homesaleindy.com   Here is the market stats for Fishers, IN: Homes sold in March 2013 162 homes were sold in Fishers, during March 2013.   The average home sold had 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2,214 square feet.   The average list price for March was $208,052 The average sales price for March was $202,361 These prices make an average sale of 97.14% of the listing price. Average sale price per square foot was $91. 87 days was the average Days on Market for homes that closed.   You can learn more about the town of Fishers by visiting the town's website at:http://www.fishers.in.us/   The statistics for this March 2013 Fishers Real Market Report were found in the...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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If you're planning to sell your Fishers Indiana home, chances are you're also planning a few home improvement projects to help make that sale. Here's some good news: although they sound intimidating, home improvement projects don't have to be large scale or budget busting to add appeal and value to your home. The best home improvement projects for selling your Fishers Indiana home are ones that are affordable and universally appealing.Unless your home is in need of a major rehaul (Not sure? Ask your REALTOR®.), a realistic budget for pre-sale home improvements is about 2 percent of your home's value; roughly $4000 for a $200,000 home. That's not an insignificant amount of money, but the pay-off can come in the form of more showings, better first impressions of your home, a quicker sale,...

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