Real estate Blog Posts

Indiana is a bigger Amish state than you think

September 10, 2010
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How much longer until even Pennsylvania is eclipsed?
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Best real estate agents get severe haircuts

August 30, 2010
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One perspective shows top-selling teams working just as hard to sell 27 percent less.
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Indiana bombs in rankings of 'new economy' states

August 25, 2010
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State has a dire future if Business Facilities' latest lists are any indication.
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Two reasons for optimism about a local housing recovery

August 24, 2010
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Pending sales are shooting up this month, and list prices are edging up over the long haul, a broker notes.
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Study calls for restricting development in Indy area

June 29, 2010
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Prime farmland is disappearing fast, Indiana University researcher warns.
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Time to bring I-69 downtown?

May 28, 2010
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Dusting off the original plans to extend the highway from I-465 to downtown would ease congestion. But, oh, the downsides.
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Realtor school is crammed with students

April 2, 2010
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Renewed popularity might be a sign of spring in the housing business after a long winter.
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Center Township revival in the offing?

March 3, 2010
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Finally, a perceptible population spurt. One observer thinks the future is bright.
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Tag readers come to real estate

March 2, 2010
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Soon, you’ll be able to point your smart phone at a code in an advertisement or yard sign, and take a virtual tour of a house.
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Real estate commissions

December 30, 2009
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Realtor incomes went down this year despite a miniscule increase in commission rates.
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Rich flocking to real estate

November 30, 2009
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A survey shows wealthy investors are targeting real estate. But what about Indianapolis?
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Holding steady on Wawasee

November 10, 2009
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Lake Wawasee, the popular northern Indiana getaway for some of the wealthiest people in the Indianapolis area, is doing fairly well despite the real estate bust.
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Rating prestigious ZIP codes

November 4, 2009
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A top-selling real estate agent pegs 46032 in Carmel and 46240 in Indianapolis as tops.
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Marketing a former nerve gas site

October 29, 2009
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Will it be harder to attract businesses to the Newport Chemical Depot than to sell a house where a grisly murder took place?
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Indy housing market getting some traction

September 30, 2009
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The grueling years of the housing downturn in the Indianapolis area appear to be over, a real estate veteran says, but a full recovery is one to two years away.
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Assessing downtown cleanliness

September 9, 2009
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Indianapolis' downtown has its strengths. But what are those smells?

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More than Harley-Davidson

August 20, 2009
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Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson isn't the only company scouting for places to plunk new operations, a long-time economic development expert says.
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Micro thaw hits custom homes

August 13, 2009
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The tiniest of warm breezes is beginning to blow through the custom home business, says one of the regionâ??s preeminent builders. R.J. Klein, whose Carmel firm specializes in homes costing as much as $6 million, says one of three projects that...
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The housing bust has come to this

July 14, 2009
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For a peek into just how hard the housing bust has hit the Indianapolis area, look no further than a new study by the Indiana Business Research Center, an arm of Indiana Universityâ??s Kelley School of Business. The region,...
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Housing gridlock

June 23, 2009
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Itâ??s old news that houses arenâ??t selling. But did you realize the situation is so bad that migration around the country has all but stopped? Thatâ??s what Ball State University economist Mike Hicks and a colleague at the Mackinaw Center for...
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Mass transit potential

April 27, 2009
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For an interesting take on how mass transit could help revitalize Indianapolis, see IBJ reporter Chris Oâ??Malleyâ??s story this week on the topic. Ball State grad students dreamed up several concepts for plunking new rail stations along existing...
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C.P. Morgan aftermath

February 27, 2009
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Tract house builder C.P. Morgan officially bites the dust today. Which raises plenty of questions: --Has anyone else been more influential in the type of housing stock built in the Indianapolis area in the past decade than Chuck Morgan?...
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Cheering up the real estate crowd

September 30, 2008
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Imagine being asked to speak to a crowd hit by the biggest downturn in its industry in decades, and motivate them to get back out there and keep selling. Or try to sell. Thatâ??s what Dan Lappin faces when he speaks...
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Burial in a 'green' cemetery

September 24, 2008
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A funeral director is planning a â??greenâ?? cemetery west of Bloomington, where plots will be identified by small field stones tied to global-positioning coordinates rather than by traditional headstones. Nathan Butlerâ??s Evergreen Forest Cemetery will look more like a natural landscape...
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Signs and the First Amendment

September 17, 2008
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The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the case of a Plainfield man who says a city zoning ordinance tramples his First Amendment right to free speech. Plainfield officials told the man, Nick Crews, to take down a...
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  1. Only half a million TV Viewers? And thats an increase? I knew Indycar was struggling but I didn't know it was that bad. Hell, if NASCAR hits 5 Million viewers everyone starts freaking out saying its going down hill. It has a long way to before Indycar even hits NASCAR's bad days.

  2. IU has been talking that line for years with no real progress even with the last Dean, Dr. Brater. Why will an outsider, Dr. Hess, make a difference? With no proof of additional resources (cash in the bank), and a concrete plan to move an academic model that has been outdated for decades with a faculty complacent with tenure and inertia, I can count on IU to remain the same during the tenure of Dr. Hess. One ought to look to Purdue and Notre Dame for change and innovation. It is just too bad that both of those schools do not have their own medical school. Competition might wake up IU. My guess is, that even with those additions to our State, IU will remain in its own little world squandering our State's tax dollars. Why would any donor want to contribute to IU with its track record? What is its strategy to deal with the physician shortage for our State? New leadership will not be enough for us to expect any change.

  3. How do you think the Bridges got approved? I spent a couple days researching PAC's and individual contributions to some city council members during that time. My printouts were inches thick on the two I concentrated on. Finally gave up. Was disgusted with all the donations, and who they were from. Would have taken me days and days to compile a complete list. Tried to give it to the Star reporter, but he thought it was all just fine. (and apparently he was treated well himself) He ended up being laid off or fired though. And then of course, there was land donated to the dad's club, or city, as a partial payoff. All done in the shining example of "charity." No, none of these contributions are a coincidence.

  4. I agree what kind of help or if any will be there for Dr. Ley's patients. I was a patient myself.

  5. What about the hundreds of patients who sought this doctor for the right reasons, to quit drugs. what option do these patients now have, experience horrible withdrawl or return to heroin?? those are the choices. what about the children of these former addicts who's parent(s) WILL not b able to maintain their job, for @ least 2 weeks.. There needs to b an emergency clinic opened for these patients.

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