Explore Zionsville, IN
By Mike Schmidt, Buy, sell and invest Indy real estate
(Schmidt Realty Group)
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Zionsville, Indiana Real Estate Stats - June 2016How is the market in the Zionsville area of Metropolitan Indianapolis? Data encompasses the entire Zionsville Community School Corporation district and for purposes of this report, includes resale homes only (no new construction).Here is the year-over-year results, comparing June 2015 to June 2016:   June 2015 June 2016 Total Homes Sold 56 68 # Distressed Sales 1 3 Average Sale Price $390,132 $408,467 Average List Price to Sale Price Ratio 97.6% 97.6% Average Days on Market   77 82  And month-over-month, comparing May 2016 to June 2016:   May 2016 June 2016 Total Homes Sold 48 68 # Distressed Sales 0 3 Average Sale Price $406,709 $408,467 Average List Price to Sale Price Ratio 97.7% 97.6% Average Days on Market 87 82  Here is the current ...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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A recent Zillow survey again confirmed that extensive renovations are usually not the shortest path to a sale. Across the board, experts agree: it’s still curb appeal and home staging—staging that highlight’s a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws—that often prove most effective.  So, after your Zionsville house smells like fresh-baked cookies and your walls have been freed from family photos and a roaring fire has made the living room warm and inviting...what if those basic staging moves still haven’t produced the offers you know your home deserves?  Zionsville staging pros have a lot more tricks up their sleeves. Here are three: 1. Hide Your Demographic Maybe you’re the parent of four, so your house is full of kids’ bedrooms, toys and playrooms. Perhaps you’re selling a ho...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Sparks are flying. Your imagination has become hot and heavy. It’s true love. You’ve fallen hard–for a house in Zionsville!  Buying a Zionsville house is serious business. It’s not only where you’ll be hanging your hat: it’s also a great investment. So when you find the one that’s the total knockout you were hoping for, the excitement can be blissfully overwhelming. But—easy there, partner! Falling in love with a house too soon is a predictably bad idea.  • Love at First Sight Can Backfire Whether you drove by or saw the home on an online listing, it’s all too easy to get stuck on a home’s curb appeal. Exteriors count for a lot, and with more houses in Zionsvillethan ever being listed online, wise sellers know how to make sure their property looks great from the outside. But beauty that...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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Your Home Value Here for Free! Springtime is correctly known near and far as the peak season for selling your home—in Zionsville; elsewhere in the U.S.; probably on Mars, too. Everybody knows it. This has created a most unfortunate side effect: namely, the notion that if you missed the spring home sales binge, you’d best cancel all plans and hold your house off the market until next year (even if you’re actually ready to list). So…should you give up on selling your home in Zionsville as we move into the cooler months? Far from it! In fact, many agents with years of experience under their belts have done the math and consider autumn to be the second best season to sell a home. When you think about it, it’s logical. For one thing, there certainly are prospects who won’t wait—buyers who w...
By Rodney Heard, Results that move you!
(Heard Real Estate Team)
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With summer drawing to a close (say it isn’t so!), it’s time to cast an eye towards the prospects for this year’s fall home sales market. Fall can be a great time to list a home, but it can be especially opportune for luxury home sales in Zionsville. It’s a season that traditionally brings out serious buyers—those looking to find a home and complete the move before the holidays. If you are selling a property that falls into the luxury home category, before you roll up your sleeves and get to work in earnest, here are some broad-brush pointers real estate writers cite most often:  Make Sure You Work With the Right Agent Before you even begin other preparations, you can make the most efficient use of your time by first being sure you have recruited the right agent. Aim for a professional...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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The Brookhaven subdivision in Zionsville Indiana is beautiful community of new construction homes by Drees Homes. The Brookhaven neighborhood was designed with families in mind and features a neighborhood pool, playground, ponds, waterfalls and more than 80 acres of open green space. Brookhaven comprises 240 homes sites built along winding tree-lined streets which all end in a cul-de-sac - another great feature for families! see the latest Zionsville homes for sale in Brookhaven Brookhaven Homes for Sale The Brookhaven home pictured here is typical of most homes in the neighborhood. Built in 2011, it has 5,000 square feet with two stories, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a daylight window lower level. This home listed at $450,000 and features a main level bedroom and full bathroom. Construc...
By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
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  The Sanctuary Art Gallery in Zionsville Indiana is a north Indy must-see. The historic landmark was originally a church built in the 1800s. Today it houses the artwork of Nancy Noel, renowned for her captivating oil paintings and giclées of children and animals. In addition to a gallery and museum shop, The Sanctuary has a wonderful café - perfect for a girlfriend lunch while out exploring the quaint brick-paved streets of downtown Zionsville and the charming early 1900s Zionsville historic homes that line Main Street.
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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As a Realtor, it's important to educate your client on staging. When the client's home is empty, we often purchase things to stage the home or hire a stager. Home Staging is about illusions and making the home seem lighter, bigger, etc. Why not take it a step further and talk to your client about a redesign. The term indicates something new and gets the seller in an excited state of mind.  Redesign is using what your client already has in their home and updating it with some new accessories, rugs, throws, paint, and artwork. The idea is to give the existing space a whole new look using what your client already has. The results will be dramatic and will make your client excited.      
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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As home prices continue to increase and stabilize throughout Central Indiana, buyers and sellers are looking at the market more positively. In October, existing homes sales rose to 13.2 percent from October of last year. In the thirteen counties that surround the Indianapolis metro, Hendricks county saw the largest jump in sales. Boone county was second, followed by Hancock county, Hamilton county, and Marion county. The great news is that last month represented the fourth straight month in growing sales numbers. Additionally, the median house price in the Indianapolis metro was up by 3.2 percent from the prior year.  Whether home sales and values in the Indianapolis area will continue to grow will depend largely on Indy's employment market. Luckily, Indianapolis is one of America's mos...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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There are so many wonderful things about RE/MAX but one thing in particular stands out. When you list your home with RE/MAX you automatically help your local children’s hospital.  RE/MAX is the exclusive real estate sponsor of the Children's Miracle Network, an international alliance of 170 children's hospitals providing life-saving care for children. Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat millions of children each year for every disease and condition imaginable, and RE/MAX real estate agents help support that mission by raising millions of dollars each year. So, why list your home with a RE/MAX agent? Well for one you will take part in the Miracle Home program and we can include a display of a Miracle Home rider on the RE/MAX sign in your yard. Additionally, I will donate a set pe...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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It's good to know that gradual improvement is expected in the housing market next year, with existing home sales edging up 4% to 5% and new home sales edging up even more because of this year's record lows. Interest rates are expected to rise from record 2011 lows to 4.5% by the middle of 2012. "Very favorable affordability conditions will dominate next year as well, which will probably be the second best year on record dating back to 1970." Based on NAR’s current projection model, existing-home sales would total 4.96 million in 2011. NAR is revising downward existing-home sales totals in recent years although it expects little change to previously reported comparisons based on percentage change. New-home sales for 2011 are projected at 302,000 this year, a record low, with expectations...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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I get a lot of questions from buyers regarding which suburb of Indianapolis is best. All of our north side communities are very different from each other and it very much depends on what you want for your family. I am partial to Zionsville, Carmel and Hendricks County.  I also like the Broadripple area, mostly because I have worked in these areas for 11 years now!   Zionsville is a quaint and wonderful little town that was founded in 1852. They have left the bones of the town in our cobblestone streets so when you are driving down main street, you somewhat feel taken back in time. Zionsville is located in Boone county and just 15 miles from downtown Indy, making it an easy commute to do things in the city.   The town of Zionsville and the rural area is now around 25,000 people from the ...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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1. Equity. When you pay rent, you never see that money again and you have nothing to show for it. Buying a home has many initial costs but you will make that money back over time with equity. Historically, homes appreciate by about 4 to 6 percent a year, depending the economy. A home bought for $10,000 in 1960 is most likely worth 10 times that in today's market. 4. Ownership. Home ownership means you own your home. That comes with many perks! You can renovate, update, paint, and decorate to your heart's desire. You can plant trees, install a pool, expand the patio, and go heavy on the holiday decorating. The bottom line is this is your home and you can personalize it to your taste. Most renters are stuck with the same beige walls and beige carpet. If you are a creative, then it's time ...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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If you are having trouble selling your home, it may not be your Realtor’s fault. Your home might need staged and your Realtor might be too nice to tell you. Statistics show that once a home has been staged it’s more likely to sell and for a higher asking price. Instead of just dropping the price of your home, contact a staging professional and see if you can get the asking price once the home has been staged. Most people don’t overlook things like paint and decor once they enter your home. Most people are not creative, do-it-yourselfers so getting them to look past any external flaws and just seeing the bare bones is near impossible. I have seen million dollar homes go unsold and the only thing prospective buyers can say wrong with the house is the paint color in the family room. This i...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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What Do You Think About Investors? Investors are the key to the housing recovery. But more than that, investors stand to gain a lot in this economy. The circumstances surrounding the housing market are so ideal that if you don't act, you'll regret it later. You will never have conditions like this again. It is a buyer's market with plentiful housing inventory, in addition to rock-bottom interest rates and reasonable prices. Considering all the foreclosures that are in the pipeline in the form of shadow inventory, investors who rent properties are not only getting their pick of the deals, they're also helping the victims of those foreclosures find homes. As an agent it is our job to educate our investors to act now. Due Diligence can go a long way for the investor. Even though there are ...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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According to many home warranty providers, the highest rate of homeowner claims encompasses water heaters, furnaces and central-air conditioning, while major appliances covered by a home warranty generally start to require servicing at five years of age. Since home systems and large or built-in appliances are acquired during a home sale, there are many unknowns—such as how things previously have been used and maintained. “A home warranty offers immediate financial protection for new homeowners, who generally purchase a new home without working knowledge of the age or functionality of its infrastructure and equipment,” says Timothy J. Meenan, executive director, Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC). “The repair and replacement coverage of a home warranty is cost effective and provide...
By Coletta Payne
(Sold It Realty Goup)
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Every seller wants to sell their home fast and for top dollar. The best way to sell your home is to disassociate yourself with your home. I know that may be difficult, but try to make the decision to let go of your emotions and focus on the fact that your house won’t be yours any longer. The following tips are tried and true. They will help you make your house irresistible and help you look toward the future! De-Clutter – Pack up the family heirlooms, knickknacks and personal collections. You want buyers to imagine themselves in your home. Your clutter will distract them from saying “I can see myself in this home.”  Make Minor Repairs – Patch holes in walls, fix leaky faucets, and fix doors that don’t close. Also, re-caulk tubs and faucets.  Bring Out The Paint - Don’t give buyers any r...
By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
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We covered searching for Zionsville Indiana homes for sale by the school district and how to search for short sales and foreclosures.  Now, you may want updated information about the market overall. If you are looking at a house for sale in Zionsville Indiana and want to get an idea of how it compares to the Zionsville real estate market overall, we invite you to check out our Zionsville statistics page.  The stats page gives detailed information about all active homes in the Zionsville market. Our stats pages can be found in the left column of links on our home page and just about any other page on the site under the button "Market Statistics". After clicking on the Zionsville Statistics button, you will see updated information about the active listings and information about how many h...
By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
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At IndyHomeSpecialist.com  we try to come up with intuitive ways to search for a homes.  One of our features allows you to search by the metro Indianapolis school district of your choice.   If you are searching for a home in metro Indianapolis and want to stay in a particular school district, such as the Zionsville school district, you can easily utilize our dropdown functionality at the top of our home page labelled schools. Below is a briefing on Zionsville Schools: Zionsville Community Schools served 5,360 students during the 2008-2009 school year. This district consists of five elementary schools that provide education for students in kindergarten through the fourth grade; one middle school for students in the fifth through eighth grades; and one high school for students in the nint...
By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
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You may be looking for below market value homes in the Zionsville Indiana area.  If so, we tried to make it easy for you to browse by creating a page dedicated to foreclosure, bank owned, and short sale homes in Zionsville.  On the home page, simply click the button on the top that says "Foreclosures" and pick Zionsville.  The following page will take you to all distressed properties in that area.  Keep in mind, not all foreclosed homes are the same, some are ready for occupancy and some need quite a bit of work.  Here is a bit more information about Zionsville Indiana: Zionsville, a northwestern suburb of Indianapolis, is home to one of the state’s top school systems. It is also one of few remaining U.S. towns that has preserved its brick main street. A point of pride, Zionsville’s bri...

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