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13334 Hockley Dr, Fishers IN – For Sale

What a wonderful opportunity to own a newer Pulte ranch home with a full basement in Avalon of Fishers!    This sought after ranch home in Fishers has so much to offer.  Built in 2012, it overlooks the pond.  13334 HOCKLEY DR - EXTERIOR 2

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As you enter the front door you are welcomed by an open floor plan.  There is a wide hallway upon entering and you can see through to the pond behind the house.  Hardwood floors are through the main living space of the home.

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Gourmet kitchen with many features you will love.  You’ll have staggered cabinets, granite counter tops, center island, 5 burner gas cook top, built-in double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, pantry and see through to the pond.

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What a great floor plan for entertaining!  The Great room is spacious and open to the Kitchen and Dining room so you can always be involved with your guests.

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Dining room is just off of the Great room and Kitchen for ease of serving your guests.

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What a dreamy Master bedroom.  Enjoy waking up and having the water to gaze at.  This Master bedroom has a trey ceiling, fresh paint, new carpet and the Master bathroom has double sink vanity, garden tub, separate shower and large walk-in closet.

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This home offers an irrigation system, invisible fencing, water softener, full basement, 2448 sq feet and a covered back porch to enjoy those warm evenings that are coming.

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Welcome home!  Open house on Sunday, 3/19 1-3:00.  Click here to find out what your home is worth.

 

 

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Housing Inventory Slowly Disappearing

Housing Inventory Slowly Disappearing.

How to stage your garage

Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, especially if you’re not living in it while it’s for sale.

One “room” you don’t want to forget when you stage? Your garage!

Staging a garage may sound excessive, but it’s an important and frequently-used entryway to a home. While many prospective buyers may expect a dark, cluttered, unfinished concrete box, you can surprise and delight them by following these simple garage staging tips:

1. Clear out the clutter. Yes, it might mean renting storage space, but that can be a good idea anyway when you’re staging a home to impress. Weed through the junk, have your garage sale, and then store the balance off-site. 

2. Enhance the floors. Cracked, stained, or otherwise shoddy looking concrete flooring can be a visual turn-off. If you’re not planning on sealing, priming, and painting the floor, at least get a suitable cleaning chemical or power washer to brighten up the flooring.

3. Organize what remains. A workshop area with hook boards for small tools can be appealing, especially if great care is taken to make the area look tidy and functional.

4. Create more storage space on walls or hanging from the ceiling. Provided your garage isn’t low-ceilinged or particularly tight, shelving and hanging racks can show your buyers how much room they’ll have to keep extra tools, seasonal decorations, or sports equipment handy.

5. Tune up the lighting. A nice hanging fluorescent fixture, plugged into outlets or existing fixture outlets can change your garage from a dungeon into a clean, inviting place. Besides, don’t you want to highlight all that hard work you’ve done?

 Want to make your house stand-out in the Indy market? I’m happy to share all the tips and tricks I have to give your home an edge. Let’s connect!

 

2014 is the Year!

Home builders have their best year since 2007.  Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis reported that permits were up 21% over the same period in 2012. Hamilton County remained the area’s busiest for home starts in 2013, 1,899 during the year which is a 12% rise over 2012. Are you ready to buy and/or sell? Now is the time! 

6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolution http://ow.ly/s8nE7 via @forbes

RT @NASDAQ “Start the week right with s

RT @NASDAQ “Start the week right with some #MondayInspiration, courtesy of novelist Isabel Allende: pic.twitter.com/5VIuKk34CF” #monday

Tips to Choosing the Right Contractor

contractor-1With the number of foreclosed or bank-owned properties floating around out there, I often speak with folks who are preparing to embark on a renovation project.

Unfortunately, with a rise in remodeling comes a flood of disreputable contractors looking to cash in. I do my best to protect people by providing referrals to reputable contractors, but there are plenty of people out there I don’t get a chance to talk to.

If you know someone who is about to undertake a major renovation project, I urge you to share this excellent article published by the Federal Trade Commission, “Home Sweet Home Improvement.” It includes a PDF guide your friends and family will find helpful.

The guide covers:

  • The types of home improvement specialists
  • How disreputable contractors operate
  • Questions to ask contractors
  • How to check references
  • Understanding payment options
  • The “Home Improvement” loan scam
  • …and several other useful points

Here’s the link to the article on the FTC website:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro20.shtm

[You can also download the PDF file directly here:]

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro20.pdf

Do you need a referral to a contractor or two? Are you in the market for a property to fix-up and call your own (or use as an investment property)? I’d be happy to help. Give me a call or shoot me a message today!