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$8000 Tax Credit Extension

Written by Julie Downey on October 30, 2009

Okay everyone, it looks like we are getting closer to an extension on the $8000 tax credit. Don't get too excited - there is still some work to do for the house and President, but at least we are one step closer than we have been. Check back with us for updates as we have them and read the full article here!

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Items You Need for Loan Pre-Approval

Written by EnRoute Team on October 30, 2009

Thinking about buying a home? Check out some preliminary items you need for a mortgage loan pre-approval, courtesy of Bank of America. Call our Buyer's specialist today for more information, 317-573-1899!

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New Home Builder to Enter Indy Market!

Written by EnRoute Team on October 28, 2009

According to IBJ, Virginia Home Builder, Ryan Homes, is now marketing lots in the $90,000 range in 10 subdivisions around Indianapolis. Building over 300,000 homes, Ryan Homes should bring a fresh look to our communities!

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Why do you need a Real Estate Agent?

Written by EnRoute Team on October 28, 2009

As a home buyer searching for homes, have you ever thought to yourself, "I don't need a Realtor to help find a home, most homes are listed online, and I can probably negotiate well, so it should be simple, right"? The way we see it is, you may be able to find a home you really like online, or by driving around neighborhoods, but what happens when you're ready to make an offer? Will you be able to represent and protect yourself to the fullest? And do you even have time in your buys schedule to handle all of this? Why not use a licensed Real Estate agent to help, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain! Here's why...

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A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a Small Budget!

Written by EnRoute Team on October 26, 2009

Are you thinking about putting your home on the market for sale but can't decide what to update first? Or does your outdated kitchen desperately need a face lift fast? Check out these easy fixes to update your kitchen for less!

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High Energy Bills?

Written by The EnRoute Team on October 22, 2009

Have you had high energy bills in the past? With these simple steps from Energy Star.gov, you may be able to reduce those expensive energy bills by trying these simple steps.

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 10/25/09 from 2-5PM

Written by EnRoute Team on October 21, 2009

Open House this Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2:00-5:00PM! Come look at this immaculate Fishers 3 bedroom home with many upgrades and a large, beautiful yard! Don't miss this one!

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Making FHA Loan Limits Permanent Crucial to Housing Recovery

Written by Julie Downey on October 20, 2009

According to the National Association of Realtors, making the current FHA loan limits permanent would ensure liquidity in the housing market and make mortgages more affordable for qualified buyers at a time when the market is showing signs of a fragile recovery It would be an advantage to all of us for the FHA to continue to offer their loan in the higher price ranges as well. This article addresses the current plan for FHA loans.

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A Blast from the Past with Gary Keller

Written by smallbox on October 20, 2009

Get a history lesson on Keller Williams Realty! Read the following interview with Gary Keller for his perspective on why the agent�s brand matters most and how culture has played an integral part in building a company of destiny! Here's a chance to understand the KW difference!

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Avoid Carbon Monoxide Hazards this Winter

Written by Katie Griffin on October 19, 2009

As the weather becomes cooler, we are forced to turn on the furnace to stay warm. But did you know that there is a potential for carbon monoxide poisoning? Todd Hollowell explains in his article "Winter Heating Poses Carbon Monixide Hazards" how to detect carbon monoxide before it has a chance to harm you and your family this Winter!

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 10/18/09 from 1-3PM

Written by EnRoute Team on October 16, 2009

Open house this Sunday, 10/18/09 from 1-3PM at 8145 Bison Court Indianapolis, IN 46268! Come and view this wonderful 3 bedroom home with a spacious floor plan in popular Crooked Creek Heights!

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Interest Rate Drop Fuels Demand

Written by Julie Downey on October 15, 2009

Buyers get ready and take advantage of these fantastic rates. Even though you may be disappointed about not qualifying for the $8000 tax credit, if you're not a first time home buyer, these rates will allow you a savings that will quickly get you that $8000 back anyway!! Get out there and buy!

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Home Buyer Tax Credit Best Tool for Sustaining Housing Recovery

Written by Julie Downey on October 13, 2009

We are feeling the direct affects of the success of the $8000 first time home buyer credit right here in Indianapolis!!

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Who's In Charge of this Real Estate Market?

Written by Julie Downey on October 12, 2009

If you have talked with me recently, especially about selling your house, then perhaps you will remember that we have had the discussion of who's in charge of this Real Estate market, Buyers or Sellers? Despite the National news, Sellers are in charge in Indianapolis, and here's why.

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What is Radon?

Written by Katie Griffin on October 9, 2009

Any home can have a radon problem. It can happen in new and old homes. And most often we think of radon only affecting homes with basements, but it can also be in homes without basements too. So what is Radon exactly and how does it form in your home?

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Written by EnRoute Team on October 8, 2009

Don't miss the chance to view our new listing on 5351 Crittenden Ave Indianapolis, IN this Sunday for an open house from 1:00-3:00PM! This home is as charming as they come, has a 3 season sun room and is in a fabulous Broad Ripple location! Come visit us!

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Your're Invited to a Real Estate Broker's Open-Carmel

Written by EnRoute Team on October 7, 2009

Indianapolis Real Estate Agents! We are having a broker's open at 147 Greyhound Pass in Carmel, IN tomorrow from 11:30-1:30! Any feedback you have to provide on this beautiful 4BR home that is simply ready to move in, we would appreciate it!

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Don't Miss the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit!

Written by Katie Griffin on October 5, 2009

The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit expires November 30, 2009! It can take 30-45 days to close on a home, so time is running out if you want to make sure you close by the 30th. The following article outlines some tips on how to make your home purchase quickly to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit.

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Mortgage news: 30 year fixed rate below 5%

Written by EnRoute Team on October 1, 2009

From Keller Williams, Inman News reports that rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages for borrowers with good credit fell below 5 percent this week for the first time since May, Freddie Mac said in releasing the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Read the full article here!

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