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Ward, Kucic take top All-Star Agent spotsRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
For the third year in a row, Bif Ward has taken the top spot on IBJ’s annual list of All-Star Agents.
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Indianapolis-area home sales continue to slump

April 14, 2011
Sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area fell 20 percent in March compared to the same month of 2010. Local home sales have been in a downward spiral for nearly a year.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Real estate maven keeps swinging

February 24, 2011
Mason King
LQ Litten watch videoHow does the owner of F.C. Tucker Co. rally the troops during the home-sales slump? How did his tour in Vietnam reset his course? Why is his desk always so clean? Talk to Jim Litten; he has answers.
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Indiana home sales and prices rise in January

February 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff, Associated Press
The median sale price of homes across the state rose to $100,000 during January, up 5 percent when compared to the same month last year.
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Prudential Indiana adds two Coldwell Banker offices

December 20, 2010
Scott Olson
Bringing Carmel and Avon offices under the Prudential brand should help the agency increase its presence in the metropolitan area, particularly on the west side.
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Area home sales continue downward spiral

December 13, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county central Indiana region dropped 17.5 percent in November compared to the same month a year ago, the seventh straight month that year-over-year home sales have slumped.
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Indianapolis-area experts see bright spots amid ongoing real estate weaknessRestricted Content

October 23, 2010
Health care shows signs of life, and multi-family buildings continue to hold their own, experts said during a recent IBJ Power Breakfast.
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Ward, Vargas take top All-Star Agent spots

August 28, 2010
IBJ has compiled its All-Star Agents lists annually since 1997. Agents are ranked by their sales volume over a two-year period.
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Indianapolis-area homes sales decline 10 percent

July 12, 2010
 IBJ Staff
However, average home-sale prices for the area sprouted 7 percent from the same month a year earlier, to more than $159,000.
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Central Indiana home sales up slightly in first quarter

April 27, 2010
Homes sold in the first three months of the year totaled 4,634, a 1-percent increase from the 4,593 in the same period last year. However, total sales volume jumped 12 percent, to $637 million.
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Carpenter Realtors trots out smart phone technology

March 13, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Specialized bar codes will be on Carpenter materials ranging from print advertisements to yard signs.
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Tax credit helps boost area home sales 20 percent

November 10, 2009
Scott Olson
A federal tax credit that benefits first-time homebuyers is helping to bring home sales in the nine-county Indianapolis area out of their funk.
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Area home sales stronger, prices still down

October 9, 2009
Scott Olson
Home-sale agreements in the nine-county Indianapolis area ticked up in September, due in large part to first-time homebuyers enticed by large tax breaks.
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Real estate firm launches in rough watersRestricted Content

August 29, 2009
Kim Puckett
Business partners Dan Adams and Bob Harton left a real estate franchise to start an agency of their own.
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F.C. Tucker forms partnership with home-builder ShoopmanRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
F.C. Tucker Co. has entered into an agreement with Shoopman Home Building Group in which 21 Tucker real estate agents will staff model homes in seven communities Shoopman is developing.
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Lease-to-own options becoming more popularRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Chip Cutter
With credit tight and the economy shaky, homeowners around the region are increasingly choosing to sell their properties on a lease-to-own basis.
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Real estate agents struggling from trickling home salesRestricted Content

October 13, 2008
Sam Stall

The downturn in the housing market isn't tough just on people trying to sell their homes. It's also tough on the people who want to help those people sell their homes--real estate agents. Locally, their ranks have thinned as more and more leave the field to search for better prospects.


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MIBOR under scrutiny by FTCRestricted Content

July 24, 2006
Jennifer Whitson
The Federal Trade Commission recently slammed the Austin Board of Realtors for how the Texas organization runs its multiple-listing service, charging that a policy change barring certain homes from Web search engines runs afoul of federal antitrust laws.
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New law provides Realtors an edgeRestricted Content

July 10, 2006
Tracy Donhardt
A new state law backed by Realtors that critics say stifles cut-rate competition already has prompted a discount brokerage, California-based HomeYeah!, to shutter its operations here.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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