Two Amazing properties

As you have come to expect from any RAMS Investing renovation, these two homes are not out of the ordinary. They are both in great areas of town and both have been carefully renovated with luxury and convenience in mind. There is also a sense of style to these homes. What is a little different than many of the RAMS Investing homes that you might be used to seeing, is the price point. These two properties are pushing the upper price ranges. Once you take a look at the photos and finishes of these gorgeous properties, I think you will see why they command such a price tag. While the price tag may be on the higher end of some of their previous renovations, just know that they love tackling projects like these. If you ever see any projects that need this kind of attention to detail and design and you think it might be a great project for RAMS Investing, don’t hesitate to let them know. They love the opportunity to talk with seller or homeowners about a potential project.

Ok, I know that I have kept you in suspense long enough. Check out these beauties. This project is a downtown condo in an a very popular area near Mass. Ave. 935 Hudson provides you with the amenities you need and more than you really expect for that downtown condo.

If you want out of the downtown area and want to get into the Meridian Kessler area of town, look no further than this high profile design with a floor plan that shouts out to invite your guests over for fun evenings around the table or in the back yard. If you love to entertain, then, Meridian Street is the place for you.

Be sure to reach out if you have any questions on either of these properties and someone will be more than happy to get you answers.

Should You Sell or Sit on the Sidelines?

Recent reports were released for the third quarter on the Central Indiana Real Estate market. I thought it was interesting because we have seen these kinds of statistics for a long time. Every new quarterly report that comes out I expect things to change, but they just seem to be going in a positive direction. I am not complaining at all, but it is just surprising, as I sometimes wonder how our local market can sustain such growth.

That being said, I wanted to share a few things that stuck out to me and bring them to your attention. Next time someone asks you about the real estate market, just throw out some numbers at them and it makes you sound really smart….that’s what I am trying to do right here!

When comparing the 3rd quarter foreclosure inventory to the same quarter of 2015, we have seen a 20.8 percent decrease. This is the number that I saw that made me want to share it with everyone. That is a huge decrease! Traditional inventory was also down compared to 2015, but not as drastic. However, the decrease was still significant at 13.4 percent lower than the 3rd quarter of 2015 (combined 13.8 percent decrease).

One of the things that we struggle with locally as Realtors, is the lack of inventory and the growing buyer interest. To understand what I mean by that, take the 3rd quarter sales for 2016. Sales increased 8.7 percent when compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015. Prices also increased 5 percent during the same period.

If you take a look at those numbers and put that in perspective, you will see the struggle that we face. Not only as Realtors, but buyers too. When you get a decrease in inventory of 13.8 percent and an increase in sales of 8.7 percent, it makes finding that perfect home a little more difficult.

While I have never seen a better time to sell your home, you are then faced with a tough challenge of finding a property to buy, which is a challenge at times. This is why many people that are interested in selling are still on the sidelines because they are nervous that they will list their home and it sells quickly and they won’t be able to find their next home. Overall, the market is fantastic and I don’t want to sound like I am complaining. I just wanted to give you information about what I am seeing and show you the numbers to back it up. If you are interested in reading more, click here to see the full report.

Greenwood HUD home in Homecoming Subdivision

If you are a homeowner looking for a HUD home that will make a great family home in a great family neighborhood, you need to take a look at these photos for this new listing. HUD homes are extremely popular and this home will not be any different. This is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with over 2,000 square feet. The home needs some small cosmetic repairs, but nothing serious. With a little bit of effort, you can be in a great home with a lot of equity. If you want to take that home and rehab it like you see on TV and make this house a “home”, this would be a good one to start with.

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Flowers Turn A House Into A Home

Even the biggest, most beautiful house on the block can sometimes seem like an empty shell. It’s amazing how much beauty just a few flowers can add to the overall look of the property as well as the curb appeal from anyone driving by the house. Well landscaped and cared-for flower beds on your property will be appreciated by just about everyone that sees them, yourself and neighbors included.

New Home ConstructionSome flowers can even be planted before the house is finished.

The gardener will have to be careful when planning and planting spots of outdoor color for a house, but it can be done. The above house, for example, was begun in October, which is prime spring bulb planting time. It was finished in January, and the people moved in. It took a long time for the lawn to be lush and green, but the spring bulbs planted months before came up, giving the homeowners some color on their bare lawn, and some hope for more color! A prospective buyer would also take note – and hope- of the proof of springtime beauty that will last forever.

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Prospective home buyers are on the lookout for proof of care and even love for a house, no matter time of year they are seeking Even early in the spring, as now, there are ways to add touches of homelike color to a house’s exterior. Buyers like to see evidence that the dwelling in which they are interested was more than a house – it was a home, and would make a good home for them, too.

Rock Wall Flower BedIf there is a planter on the property, it should be, weather permitting, full of flowers. Flowers provide color, and even though most buyers are mainly interested in the inside, evidence of care and love on the outside are noticed and appreciated.

If there is a koi pond, or any other kind of small decorative water pond on the property, a water lily bud is a promise of future blossoming, and also shows that the pond has been cared for.

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Blooming tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, and flowering spring trees such as dogwood and redbud are also proof that someone cared greatly about the beauty and maintenance of the outside of the property.

Blooming DogwoodThe difference between a house with a few artistically placed and colorful flowers and flowering trees is the difference between a listing that is a raw new house, and a listing that is a prospective home. Landscaping is more than shrubs and greenery. Those are nice, of course, but it is the touches of color that make a house’s exterior turn the whole house into a home, and buyers are seeking a home.

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