Selling your home in a tough real estate market can be a challenge but can actually make this a good time to move forward, pick your realtor, and put that “For Sale” sign in your yard
- Selling low/Buying low – Most property values are down, the amount you lose is a loss on paper because when you buy your next property, you will be able to purchase that home at a discounted price. If you make a smart decision and buy when the prices are down, when prices rebound in a few years, you will be in a good shape. For example, look at this gorgeous 2004 Indianapolis Monthly Dream Home located in Hamilton Proper that originally listed for $4.4 Million in April of 2006 and just took a price reduction of $1 Million dollars to a current list price of $2.3 Million.
- Down-payment assistance is still available – While the only Zero down loan I am currently aware of is USDA financing, down-payment assistance programs are still available in our area.
- Tax credits are still available – The $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and the $6,500 move-up credit are available where a binding sales contract is signed by April 30, 2010 and the home purchase is completed/closed by June 30, 2010. There are also an array of energy tax credits available for home improvements. If your appliances are outdated, check out the new “Cash for Refrigerators” program.
- Talented real estate agents are available to assist you – Choosing your real estate agent is an important step in your home buying/selling process. Check out their references/testimonials, ask friends and neighbors about if they have had experience with this agent. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
If you are looking to buy or sale, call the realtor that WORKS for you! I incorporate by market experience and the latest technology to make your home buying/selling experience the best it can be!
Kim Carpenter “Kimsellsindy.com” – Geist/Indianapolis Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty Indy Metro NE
Geist/Indianapolis IN Real Estate Website