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Real Estate Negotiations and Deadlines: Not Responding can have Consequences

2019-01-07T19:01:53+00:00May 7th, 2018|2018, Buyers, First-time buyer, May, Real Estate Fees, Sellers, Taxes|

When buying or selling a property it’s critical to read the fine print and make sure all deadlines are met in a timely manner, otherwise one of the parties may end up agreeing to something they hadn’t planned. Below are three common deadlines encountered during a real estate transaction, and what can happen if the

10 Tips to Prepare Your House to Sell

2019-04-16T15:19:16+00:00February 1st, 2018|2018, Dawn Whalen, February, Home improvements, Nathan Baurley, Open House, Sellers|

Eventually Central Indiana will begin thawing, and when that time comes, families interested in selling their home will start putting them on the market; this is especially true as heading into spring. For those considering selling their home in the next few months, now is the time to start getting the property ready for potential

Sellers lose Negotiation Power with Lowball Offers

2019-01-07T19:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2018|2018, Buyers, First-time buyer, January, Pricing|

A lowball offer is one that’s significantly below a seller’s asking price, and entering into residential real estate negotiations with a lowball offer is not a good idea. This is especially true today where the market is designed for sellers, homes are selling quickly and receiving multiple offers. In todays seller’s market, lowball offers are

Understanding Prorated Property Taxes, HOA Fees

2019-01-25T15:10:16+00:00November 3rd, 2017|2017, Buyers, First-time buyer, Nathan Baurley, November, Real Estate Fees, Taxes|

Knowing who’s responsible for property taxes in a real estate transaction may seem complicated, but the key is understanding how and when the state collects payments. In Indiana, property taxes are collected in arrears, which means the bill covers the previous year’s tax obligation. Property taxes are usually paid to the county treasurer in May