Great week for Mari - two homes sold! Congrats to Paul on his new home and Open Gate Properties for the sale of another property.
Congrats Jeff and Sherry on selling your home in Westfield! Thanks for letting us walk you through the process!
Credit scores play a big role in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following:
Check for errors in your credit report. Thanks to an act of Congress, you can download one free credit report each year at annualcreditreport.com. If you find any errors, correct them immediately.
Pay down credit card bills.
If possible, pay off the entire balance every month. Transferring credit card debt from one card to another could lower your score.
Don’t charge your credit cards to the max.Pay down as much as you can every month.
Wait 12 months after credit difficulties to apply for a mortgage.
You’re penalized less severely for problems after a year.
Don’t order items for your new home on credit.
Wait until after your home loan is approved to charge appliances and furniture, as that will add to your debt.
Don’t open new credit card accounts.
If you’re applying for a mortgage, having too much available credit can lower your score.
Shop for mortgage rates all at once.
Having too many credit applications can lower your score. However, multiple inquiries about your credit score from the same type of lender are counted as one if submitted over a short period of time.
Avoid finance companies.
Even if you pay off their loan on time, the interest is high and it may be considered a sign of poor credit management.
Reprinted from REALTOR Magazine
F.C. Tucker reports growth in housing sales as prices maintain upward momentum
INDIANAPOLIS – Monthly real estate stats from F.C. Tucker Company indicate that the housing market is on the rise once again. April 2018 pended sales increased 4.3 percent compared to April 2017 while the average year-to-date sales price for the 15-county Central Indiana region increased 8.1 percent to $203,839.
Pended sales increased slightly as the number of houses for sale continues to decline. Pended sales went from 3,729 Central Indiana homes purchased in April 2017 to 3,890 in April 2018. Specifically:
In keeping with the previous month’s trends, homes sold more quickly and for more money in April, signaling that it’s still a seller’s market.
Listings dropped 21.5 percent this month. In April 2018, inventory stood at 4,654 homes, a decrease of 1,277 compared to April 2017.
“Homes continue to leave the market faster, meaning buyers who find their dream homes need to act fast,” said Jim Litten, CEO of F.C. Tucker Company. “Sale prices are rising as a result of increased competition, but buyers can still find homes in their price range throughout the region.”
Of the pended home sales in the region last month, none were priced $2,000,000 or higher; 17 were priced $1,000,000 to $1,999,999; 192 were priced $500,000 to $999,999; 627 were priced $300,000 to $499,999; 895 were priced $200,000 to $299,999; 1,589 were priced $100,000 to $199,999; and 570 were priced at $99,999 or less.
Congrats Sandy on the purchase of your Noblesville home! Thanks for letting us walk you through the home-buying process!
Congrats Joel and Mary on the purchase of your home in Carmel! It was a pleasure helping walk you through the process!
Nothing missed in this immaculate, gorgeous French Colonial home! Large eat-in kitchen features Italian gas range/electric oven with real convection, bubble glass cabinet doors, marble counter tops, 2-drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher and custom island! Formal dining room with bay window. Family room boasts separate wet bar with exotic granite, fireplace with full brick hearth, custom built-ins and paneled walls. French doors lead to new stamped patio and .74 acres with fully fenced yard, raised-bed gardens and specimen landscaping. Master Suite features gas fireplace with marble surround, double vanities, tiled shower and deep soaking tub. Bedroom 3 with balcony overlooking back yard. R/O drinking water, new engineered natural oak hardwoods throughout, glass knobs on every cabinet and door...see upgrade sheet for all upgrades/additions. Too many to list!
Kitchen (Updated 2014)
We have the best clients! Thanks Brian and Julie for the kind words! It was a pleasure working with you!!
When Julie and I decided that we were ready to look for a house we knew that. We wanted to look for a house but we knew little to nothing about what we would truly need to do. We received Keri Schuster and Mari Walker's information from mutual friends who had just bought a house through them.
After having what I could only call "realtor boot camp" at a Starbucks, Julie and I knew that not only would be buying a house but we found the two best people to represent our needs and desires for a house.
Keri and Mari were as much our realtors as our friends. They were honest and open about things they saw in the houses we looked at. They pointed out things we might not have noticed with "first-time home buyer blinders" on. They made sure we knew as much as we could from each house. When we made an offer on a house and it was passed both of them kept our spirits up and motivated us to go back out and look more.
I don't think we could have asked for any better people. I've made it clear to both of them that they will be getting our business as long as they are in the realty business. We are incredibly blessed they helped us find our home and we are thankful for their hard work.
Congrats to Brian and Julie on the purchase of your Mooresville house
Congrats to Brian and Mary and Keith and Emily on the sale of their Zionsville homes