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By Travis Behem
(Jane Rowe Realty)
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Hello again. I thought I would just let anyone looking to buy or sell a home that it is still a good time do so. If you follow the news at all I know it all sounds...well...depressing. But don't jump over board just yet if you're looking to sell. Values of homes are off, a little in some areas, a lot more in other areas. I think the values of our area haven't dropped as bad as other areas of the country. By most accounts Terre Haute, Indiana is still a good place to invest, to buy a home, and to live. To those looking to sell the buyers are out there, just maybe not like they use to be. Banks are still lending though, and rates for loans are fairly low and will hopefully keep dropping. There is also the new tax credit for first time home buyers. So if you're looking to sell, then give m...
By Travis Behem
(Jane Rowe Realty)
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Well it's almost that time of year, holidays, homes, and security. As someone who has a criminology background, and has diversified into real estate I felt this would be a good time for some reminders for the holidays. Criminals know little bounds when it come to stealing the things we work hard for, so don't make it any easier for them. "Holiday" crime does tend to go up a bit during this time of year. So as you begin to buy your holiday gifts remember you shouldn't place them, or all of them, in plain sight under your tree and such. Keep blinds/curtains drawn so thieves can't see into your home as well around your tree when you're not home.Some of the easiest and most important things to remember are to make sure you have all your windows locked as well as locking your doors as you le...
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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Terre Haute Market ReportThe market in Terre Haute has shown sign of decline sure, but not quite as much as the dooms-day reports are insinuating. According the THAAR (Terre Haute Area Association of REALTORS®) Year end report 2,151 homes were closed in 2007 down 7.92% from 2006. The average list price was down 3.61% which is reflective of the average sales price declining 4.3%. The average days on the market for homes in the area went up from 88 days in 2006 to 98 days in 2007, an increase of 11.36%.I don't have any numbers to back it up as of right now but as of February the phone call are picking up. Curiosity combined with better weather conditions are bringing out the buyers. I hope that this will be enough to relieve a good portion of the sellers that have been feeling strapped la...
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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Terre Haute News and EventsFor the most up to date information on news and events please go to http://www.terrehaute.com/ (the official site for Terre Haute) Here you will be able to view up coming events and plan a fun weekend. For any questions please contact me.Erik Armstrong
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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Vigo County News and EventsFor the most up to date information on news and events please go to www.terrehaute.com (the official site for Terre Haute) Here you will be able to view up coming events and plan a fun weekend. For any questions please contact me.Erik Armstrong
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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Vigo County Market ReportThe market in Vigo County has shown sign of decline sure, but not quite as much as the dooms-day reports are insinuating. According the THAAR (Terre Haute Area Association of REALTORS®) Year end report 2,151 homes were closed in 2007 down 7.92% from 2006. The average list price was down 3.61% which is reflective of the average sales price declining 4.3%. The average days on the market for homes in the area went up from 88 days in 2006 to 98 days in 2007, an increase of 11.36%.I don't have any numbers to back it up as of right now but as of February the phone call are picking up. Curiosity combined with better weather conditions are bringing out the buyers. I hope that this will be enough to relieve a good portion of the sellers that have been feeling strapped la...
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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About Vigo CountyVigo is pronounced Vee-go because of it's French origins however many locals pronounce it with a strong I instead. Vigo County was organized in 1818 and named for Francis Vigo. Francis Vigo was an Italian American who aided American forces during the Revolutionary War. Francis also helped found Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.  Francis Vigo lived 1747-1836.This monument pays tribute to his importance in our community and resides at Vincennes University.Vigo County's courthouse resides in Terre Haute, which is also the county's largest city.  The courthouse was dedicated on June 7th, 1888. It took over $400,000 and four years to complete but the results speak for themselves. The architect was Samuel Hannaford, and the builder was Terre Haute Stone Co.. The cou...
By Erik Armstrong
(Century 21 Advantage)
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The Market  How do you explain "The Market"? When you sit down with a couple at their kitchen table, and they are looking back at you with hope in their eyes. They are waiting for that "HGTV moment"...they are waiting for you to tell them that their house is worth so much more than they paid for it only a few short years ago. But what if it's not? What if your CMA report says it's worth far less than they hoped? Does the average consumer know what the market is and how it affects their home's value? If you are a real estate professional you might find this blog a little boring. But if you are a person who has ever heard "the market is doing this", and wondered what the heck "the market" is, I hope you will find this an interesting read. The market is a localized entity comprised of four...

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