Marion County Income Taxes Increase 65%

Indy Realtor posted this 1,791 Views

Just when you think it couldn’t any worse the City-County Council passes a bill that will raise the Marion County income tax by 65%.  This increase is on the heels of another income tax increase that just took place July 1 and of course follows the property tax debacle everybody is already reeling from.  The money from the tax increase is going to be used for Mayor Bart Peterson’s $90 million crime fighting plan.  The current 65% tax increase means that if you ...

Blogs and Forums Breaking Laws - Realtor in a forum or blog nickname

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As many of you know (And those that don't really should) the term "Realtor®" is a registered membership mark belonging to all members of the National Association Of Realtors. As a membership mark, it is used to identify a member as belonging to the NAR and has very specific rules in terms of how it can be used on the web - (In domain names, email addresses etc) What many of you don't know (And until I had a chat with the NAR's trademark administrator a few weeks ago neither ...

Camel City Center

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Carmel has begun planning for the new 15 acre, $200 million downtown located at the southwest corner of Range Line Road and City Center Drive.  This project promises to be one of the cities finest and raise eyebrows across the nation.  Carmel City Center is planned as a collection of high end dinning, shopping, condominiums, penthouses, office and retail space, a concert hall, and a boutique hotel.  There are 230,000 square feet of independent stores and restaurants slate...

Williamson County Association of REALTORS® Announces June 2007 Housing Numbers

Gary Ashton posted this 1,046 Views

Williamson County Association of REALTORS® Announces June 2007 Housing Numbers Compared to June of 2006, the residential home closings decreased 18 percent. While the median prices for residential homes increased by 6 percent. Days on the market (DOM) for residential homes increased by 19 days or 28 percent as compared to June 2006. Condominium closings decreased by 16 percent...

Bloomingdale Homes Brandon

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The Bloomingdale communities of Brandon Florida are great for families to reside. Bloomingdale is located just east of Tampa, and is an area of Brandon and Valrico.  These communities are peaceful neighborhoods which contain many families whom are friendly neighbors. You can really obtain a sense of a good neighborhood feeling. While enjoying the small town feel of Bloomingdale, you can also capture the feel of a lively city by driving approximately 15 minutes to Tampa, Ybor, Channel si...

Rivercrest Riverview Homes

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Rivercrest of Riverview, FL, is a superb community. The neighborhood consists of 235 town homes, 218 duplexes, and 927 single family homes. Making acquaintances with your neighbors and meeting new friends is a “walk in the park” in such a large community. Rivercrest features a beautiful swimming pool, a “kiddy” pool/wet playground, two basketball courts, a tennis courts, a volleyball court, biking trails, and a community center that can be host to a fabulous party. ...

Greenwood gives Cabela’s $18M Bond

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The Greenwood City Council has given the green light for an $18 million bond to entice the outdoor retailer Cabela’s to build a new megastore in Greenwood.  Cabela’s has plans to build a 125,000 square foot store on the southeast corner of I-65 and County Line Road.  Construction would take six to eight months and they could be selling outdoor gear to Hoosiers as early as fall 2008.   Cabela’s in Greenwood plans to have a giant mountain replica wit...

KB Home Leaving Indianapolis

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In a previous blog, I had mentioned that there were new home layoffs in the Indianapolis new home industry and that the word on the street was that KB Home would soon be leaving the Indianapolis market.  Well, three months later that prediction has come true.  KB Home announced that they will indeed be pulling out of the Indianapolis new home market by the end of the year.    I would also like to reiterate that I do not believe that will have a long term negative i...

STEEPLECHASE HOME PRICES DOWN SLIGHTLY IN 2007; A GREAT TIME TO BUY

Weiss Clawson posted this 1,033 Views

Interested in buying a home in Palm Beach Gardens' Steeplechase, the area's premiere estate community? It might be a good time to begin that home search right now! Home prices throughout the area have declined -- some as much as 25 percent  for the first six months of 2007 compared with the first six months of 2006.  But prices in Steeplechase are down just 6 percent from January through June 2007 indicating a firmer market in the community.  It may me...

Getting Pre-Approved vs. Pre-Qualified - What does it really mean?

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It's real easy to confuse a buyer who is pre-qualified vs. a buyer who is pre-approved. But, think of what the words actually mean - you may be qualified to buy a property because of how much money you make. However, if you don't pay your bills on time and you have poor credit, you could still be declined for a home loan. If you are approved to do something - then that means someone else is permitting you to do what you say you can. You can home shop with confidence if you have a loan approv...