A low inventory of homes for sale is driving up prices to the point that many sellers are fielding multiple offers, some for even more than the list price, making it harder for appraisers to determine a fair market value.
A specialist in terra cotta will assess the integrity of the structures and suggest options that could range from on-site reinforcement and preservation to off-site storage and eventual reconstruction.
Locally, the number of homes flipped in 2015 jumped 9 percent from the previous year. Nationally, 2015 marked the first annual increase in the percentage of homes flipped following four straight years of decreases
The city will have one year to negotiate a project agreement with Hendricks Commercial Properties, which has proposed a $260 million development on the lot at the corner of College and Massachusetts avenues, or be forced to buy the property from IPS.
The potential development, known as 200 West, would have included a mix of single-family homes, multifamily housing and a commercial section on a 4.3-acre property to the west of Sycamore and Main streets.
An Indianapolis-based home builder and two trade associations have filed a lawsuit against Greenwood, claiming the city has adopted architectural standards on new houses that will drive up prices so significantly that the costs would preclude home ownership for thousands of residents.