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Repair Demands: Par for the Course for Selling a Home in Broad Ripple

If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Broad Ripple home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers best when it’s only a starting point. Dealing with flesh-and-blood buyers can require some […]

Broad Ripple Homeowners Watch Google’s Latest Acquisition

Right at the start of the year, Google announced a surprising move. It said it was purchasing a home appliance maker most of us had never even heard of…for $3.2 billion in cash! It was a gambit that every Broad Ripple homeowner should note, because it signals where some very smart money is headed: right […]

Broad Ripple- On The Road Of Development

The Indianapolis based local company Browning Investments Inc. is all set to invest a whopping $18 million dollars for the mixed use development in Broad Ripple. The Broad Ripple real estate is expected to experience few hiccups as the whole face of the village is going to transform in a matter of few months. Jamie […]

How To Improve Your Credit Score For Better Financing Terms

Imagine that you’ve found the perfect home and are ready to apply for financing. Your home loan approval amount comes back lower than you would have expected and at an interest rate significantly above what you have heard is available on the market. This could be because you have an average to poor credit score. […]

3 Tips To Improve Your Credit Score And Mortgage Terms

When you are looking for a mortgage for your home, your credit score is very important. Any potential lender will check your score and will use the number to assess your creditworthiness and the interest rate that they offer you. The better your credit score the lower the mortgage interest rates will be available to […]

Quick Tips To Get Your Broad Ripple Garden Blooming

Spring has sprung and today is the first official day of summer. If you are finally finding time to tend your garden, don’t feel guilty — just get dirty! In one June weekend, you can have your Broad Ripple yard looking colorful and smelling sweet. All it takes is a shovel, a design idea and […]

7 Tips To Get Your Home In Tip Top Selling Condition

A clean, uncluttered home is very likely the single most important thing to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar. In fact, a recent survey by HomeGain showed a whopping 568% return on investment for money put toward cleaning and organizing a home for sale! And other experts say that a well-put-together home […]

5 Simple Indoor Do-It-Yourself Projects for Your Broad Ripple Home

With spring right around the corner, you might be thinking about sprucing up your Broad Ripple home. However, it may not yet be time to work in the garden or on other outside endeavors. If cabin fever has been setting in, this is a great time for indoor improvements to brighten your living space and […]

Reminder to File Property Tax Exemptions

Did you buy a home or refinance your mortgage this year?  If so, remember to file your property tax exemptions by the end of the year!  Even if you didn’t, all Indiana residents still need to complete the homestead verification form to ensure the current exemption stays in place. If exemptions aren’t filed or confirmed […]

Documents Needed for Mortgage Preapprovals

Yesterday, I wrote about how getting pre-approved for financing is an important first step in buying a home. According to the Federal Reserve’s quarterly Senior Loan Officer Survey, it’s now getting easier to complete this first step. Between July – September 2012, fewer than 6% of banks tightened mortgage guidelines — the fourth straight quarter […]


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