Made In America…

I got an email this morning from an agent in our company that was quite interesting. It had a very short video link that was about a house that was completely made in America. When I say that, I mean everything that was used to build the house was made in America. The paint, the nails, every screw, every plank of wood, the electrical parts, everything! What I never thought about was that if all houses were “Made in America” houses, it would increase job growth tremendously. According to the video it would only increase the house price by about 1 percent. Considering that the average cost of a newly built home in Pike Township is about $150,000, the increase to the consumer would be about $1,500. Not bad when considering you are helping job growth.

Click here to watch the video. (The first 15 seconds is a commercial. The rest of the video is 4.5 minutes long.)

Click here for the list of American companies from the video.

House of the Day

Awesome!!! A very updated beautifully renovated 3 bedroom ranch in Candlelite Village. Built in 1961 with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1670 square feet, ceramic tile entry way, sparkling hardwood floors throughout, very nice kitchen with granite counter tops (something you never see in a house at this price point) and stainless steel appliances, updated wiring (200 amp service) and new lighting throughout. Nice lot and location. If you like older houses but want but want them in excellent shape, you got to see this one. Almost 40 percent larger than a normal ranch home built in the early 1960’s. Priced under $115,000. Call for more info 317-319-9012

Would you buy real estate from a robot?!?

The Personal Robotics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been working for years to create “highly expressive humanoids,” including a social robot called Leonardo and a robotic real estate agent named Rea who exists in a virtual world where people can ask questions about buying property…

Click here to read the full article The Future of Real Estate

Published in Realtor Magazine – Article by Pat Curry

House of the Day

Excellent condition 2 story on cul-de-sac in Crooked Creek Villages. It has 1934 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Very traditional floor plan. Fenced backyard with a huge multi level deck. Master suite has 2 good size closets and double sinks in the bathroom. Excellent value. Under $135,000. Call for more information 317-319-9012

House of the Day

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Went to a Brokers Open House this morning at Timberview. Timberview is located in the 46th and Raceway Road area. It is a fairly new development by M/I Homes. This home, located at 8936 Forest Willow Drive, is the same floorplan that the originial model had. It has 5 levels done in a way that is very intigrated to the floorplan and that you don’t see from the front of the house. 3 levels above grade and 2 below. Very open kitchen with GE Profile appliances. Step outside onto the 13 X 16 coovered porch. Fully fenced backyard with hot tub included. House was built in 2009 and has a total 3216 square with an additional 1190 square feet of basement area. One level of the basement is finished and the lowest level is not. Master bedroom suite is on it own upper level. Home is in excellent condition and completely neutral. Considering the original M/I model home was listed at over $400,000, this home is a good deal at $320,000. Home is listed by Century 21 Scheetz.

If you would like to see this home, contact me at 317-319-9012.

House of the Day

WOW! Excellent condition 2 story in Lakeside Manor West. 1845 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, large loft. Very clean. Nice flooring, large deck, total electric, new lighting, double sinks in all full bathrooms, all kithcen appliances and on cul-de-sac. Under $110,000. Call for more information 317-319-9012

Pike Real Estate Snapshot 11/11/2011


Actives (Homes on the market)               590
Homes sold YTD 2011                         722
Homes sold YTD 2010                         788
Down from last year                           8%
Pending homes (Under contract to close)     112
Average sale price 2011                $130,510
Average days on market                      108

These numbers came from MIBOR’s Broker Listing Cooperative

For Sale…

WOW!!! Wonderful move in condition two story bank owned house in Stratford Glen. Under $85,000. 1388 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. New carpet. Good location. Wooded area in back. Nice patio. Call for more info 317-319-9012.