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Att’n Home Shoppers: 3 Open Houses Scheduled for Sunday, June 29

When it comes to home shopping, there’s no substitute for seeing a home up-close and in-person. msWoods will present 3 different open houses on Sunday, June 29, 2014. We hope to see you there! 70 Florence St, Carmel IN 46032 Price: $219,000 Date: Sunday, June 29, from 1pm- 3pm Beautiful townhome in Carmel’s vibrant Arts […]

Att’n Home Shoppers: 4 Open Houses to be Held Sunday, June 22

When it comes to home shopping, there’s no substitute for seeing a home up-close and in-person. Local real estate brokerage, msWoods Real Estate, LLC, will present 4 different open houses on Sunday, June 22, 2014. They are as follows: 70 Florence St, Carmel IN 46032 Price: $219,000 Date: Sunday June 22nd 2 – 4pm Beautiful […]

Fish, ride and more at Fort Harrison

Cities can cause claustrophobia in me, especially in the summertime. I grew up in the Chicago area, and my family and I loved to escape on vacation to a campground or lake where we could be outside and not surrounded by buildings. When I started feeling this same need in Indy, I drove out to Fort […]

A Case Study in Midcentury Modern Architecture

Open up any architecture magazine these days and it becomes quickly apparent that the Midcentury Modern movement has returned with a vengeance. Architectural Gem – Treasure Map With its flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces, Midcentury Modern reflects the ideals of a handful of mid-20th century architects who believed that a forward-looking style […]

Improvement Seen in Greater Indy Housing Market

The housing market affects each and every one of us, whether directly or indirectly, since it is such a huge part of the economy. If the economy is like a patient in recovery, then the housing market is like a vital sign, and a very vital one at that. That’s why we like to keep […]

Canal Pointe Project One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

The Broad Ripple village is not exactly known for its high-end rental market. On the single-family residential side, there are smaller rental homes, most of which are short on space and lacking in modern upgrades, even though they don’t come cheap. On the multifamily side there are moderately-priced apartments, none of which would qualify as […]

2013 Cost-Versus-Value Report for Sellers: Minimum Improvements for Max. Return

Think curb appeal. For Indianapolis sellers trying to maximize final sales price with a minimum out-of-pocket, that is the message of the “2013 Cost vs. Value Report” (, which bases its conclusions on data gathered from nearly 3,900 Realtors®, appraisers and agents, together with cost estimates by RemodelMax, a publisher of estimating tools for remodelers. […]

Butler-Tarkington Homes, History, Facts & Photos

The Butler-Tarkington area of Indianapolis is one of the more sought-after places in which to own a home, with its historic architectural styles, strong home prices and rich community life. It is also one of the more historic neighborhoods in the city, with a history dating back to the mid-to-late 19th century. Map of Butler […]

Expect New 28-Story Tower in Downtown Indianapolis by 2015

A sleek, 28-story tower will add its own distinctive flare to the downtown Indianapolis skyline on part of the land formerly occupied by Market Square Arena. Flaherty & Collins Properties, a local Indianapolis developer responsible for 3 other finished projects in the Indianapolis area, will build the $81 million complex which was designed by the […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Nash Project in Carmel on Thursday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-commenced Nash project will be held in Carmel starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Carmel-based general contractor, Pedcor Companies, which has developed over 10,000 apartment units throughout 12 states, along with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, and Carmel City Council will participate. When it […]

msWoods Real Estate Agent Ryan Hakes Sets Record with $2,630,000 Sale

A lot of things have to go right in order to sell a home, not the least of which is finding a buyer. This is doubly true when it comes to selling multi-million dollar real estate, since most buyers simply can’t afford high-end homes. When it comes to finding high-end buyers in Central Indiana, no […]

Indianapolis Real Estate Market Much Improved in 2012

The Indianapolis real estate market was a reflection of the Central Indiana market as a whole, which is to say significant improvements were seen across a broad range of metrics in 2012 compared to 2011. Not the least of these improvements was a 14.7-percent increase in the number of homes sold, from 9,404 for all […]

Central Indiana Home Sales up 16.7 Percent Versus 2011

The Central Indiana real estate market and its 19 constituent counties of showed remarkable improvement versus this same time 1 year ago in at least 3 key areas: Total homes for sale, total homes sold and total pending sales. As the saying goes, the numbers don’t lie. A total of 4,131 more sales were finalized […]

Greater Indy Metro Real Estate Market Improves Significantly in 2012

It’s easy to get lost in the short-term market fluctuations that occur from one month to the next. But in the world of statistics, it is the bigger picture that matter most. With this in mind, we look at the greater Indianapolis metro real estate market and the nine counties that comprise it, including Boone, […]

The 2013 Indianapolis Home Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

Close to 400 exhibitors will fill the Indiana State Fairgrounds from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, February 3, 2013, as the Indianapolis Home Show comes to town. This is one of the leading home & garden shows in the U.S., and the perfect opportunity for Central Indiana homeowners and homebuyers to see first-hand the latest […]

Fishers November, 2012 Sales Up 62.5 Percent Versus 1 Year Ago

November is the time of year in Central Indiana where holiday distractions combined with cooler, fall temperatures begin to exert a noticeable effect on the real estate market, and this year it was no different. A total of 104 closings took place in November, or 25.7 percent fewer than the previous month’s total of 140. […]

Fewer Homes on Danville Market in November, 2012

The Danville real estate market saw an 11.1-percent decrease in the number of homes sold, from 27 in October to 24 in November, 2012. This comes as no surprise, considering November is the time of when most people’s thoughts typically turn to the holidays, and plans to purchase a home are increasingly put on hold […]

Brownsburg Indiana Average Time on Market Improves Significantly in Nov., 2012

The Brownsburg real estate market suffered a fairly large drop in pending sales in November, 2012. Considering the time of year, and the typical holiday distractions that accompany it, this hardly comes as shocking news. Still the 32 pending transactions reported in November represent a 43.9-percent drop versus the previous month’s total of 57. Compared […]

November, 2012 Avon Home Sales Rise 161.1 Percent Versus 1 Year Ago

The Avon real estate market showed significant improvement in several key stats in the month of November, 2012. While total sales were off by 28.6 percent versus the previous month’s total of 63, compared to November of 2011, the most recent total of 45 closings represents a 32.4-percent improvement. Also, from September through November of […]

Wayne Township Listings Fall 4.3 Percent in November, 2012

As all of Central Indiana marched ever closer to winter, it was no surprise that the Wayne Township real estate market continued a trend toward decreased market activity in November, 2012. In fact, November marked the 4th straight month that the total number of homes on the market fell by at least 4 percent relative […]