First-Time Home Buying

Resources for first-time home buyers

#TeachServeLead Neighborhood Guide: St. Clair Place Hello Indianapolis and St. Clair Place! This week, I’m highlighting the Near East neighborhood of St. Clair Place, just east of downtown Indianapolis, IN. Spurred by recent growth, St. Clair Place is experiencing a revitalization. The neighborhood enjoys a close proximity to I-70 and I-65 for interstate access while also offering a short two-mile commute […]
#ChalkTalk Condo Conundrums Non-Warrantable Condos Buying a condominium property is a great option for many people. The most common reasons to buy a condo are: Folks who want to live in neighborhoods where they may not be able to afford to purchase a single-family home. Owner-occupants who do not want to spend time and money on exterior maintenance. […]
#ChalkTalk Easement- Real Estate Vocabulary Lesson /ˈēz-mənt/  An easement gives someone else the right to use your land. The most common easements in residential Real Estate usually involve utilities or homeowner’s associations. A utility easement allows the (gas, water, electric, etc.) company to use part of your land to run lines and grants them access to perform maintenance or make repairs. […]
#ChalkTalk Earnest Money and Escrow- Real Estate Vocabulary Lesson /ˈərnəst ˈmənē/ and /ˈeskrō/  Earnest money is the cash (usually a personal check) that is paid to the seller by the buyer upon acceptance of a contract to buy a home. The purpose is to provide a good-faith guarantee of the buyer’s seriousness about purchasing the home. Think of it kind of like a deposit. […]
#ChalkTalk First Time Home Buying in Real Time “How do I buy a house?” is one of the most-asked questions that I get. I thought it would help to take my readers through a first-time home buyer’s transaction from start to finish. Here we go! Part 1:  My clients navigated financing and made an offer on a home they love on the Northeast side of […]
First-Time Home Buying Riverside Neighborhood Guide- Indianapolis Riverside Neighborhood! I’m having such a good time learning about this week’s neighborhood, Riverside. I’m excited about the opportunities for both buying and selling in this revitalizing community on the Near Northwest side of Indy. Riverside is mostly residential, but there are still plenty of neighborhood amenities in the area. The city’s oldest golf course- Riverside Golf […]
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