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  • In Nashville IN, the times they aren’t a-changing

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    The merger of Hills O’ Brown Realty with Carpenter Realtors® was announced today by David Caveness, President of Carpenter Realtors® and Frank Zody, Owner of Hills O’ Brown Realty. The combined/merged operation will continue to operate from the Nashville Office location at 158 Jefferson Street N., that Hills O’ Brown Realty has enjoyed for many…Read More »

  • The State of the Indianapolis Market at the close of 2016

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    From low inventory to rising rates, Indy real estate is robust but complex. How times change. Just a few short years ago, central Indiana homeowners saw their property values plunge. Some sellers felt they couldn’t give their properties away, while buyers could snap up steals. As 2016 rolls to a close, local real estate continues…Read More »

  • Carpenter merges with Indiana Realty One

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    Carpenter Realtors is excited to announce that we have completed a merger with the former Indiana Realty One real estate brokerage of Indianapolis. Along with Rick Patton, Managing Broker of Indiana Realty One, we recently announced the news to Indiana Realty One and to the 650+ agents associated with Carpenter. The merger combines the Indiana…Read More »

  • Ready to Sell in the Fall

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    Although the hot, muggy weather continues to linger across Indiana, crisp fall days are on the horizon. With autumn comes cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and festive traditions. In the world of real estate, fall offers a new dynamic for home buyers and sellers. Get with your Carpenter agent and ask them to share their expertise…Read More »

  • Your Future in Real Estate

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    The American dream of homeownership is alive and well. The real estate market has rebounded nationwide, and homes are selling quickly throughout the Hoosier state. In an environment of increased demand, now is an excellent time to explore a career in the real estate industry. “A career in real estate is the perfect fit for…Read More »

  • “Live” Real Estate Prelicensing Class from Carpenter Realtors and RECP

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    We’re excited to announce that – beginning July 5th – Carpenter Realtors and RECP will offer our first ever live prelicensing class! A Carpenter Realtors live prelicensing class has been a goal for over 20 years, to give new agents an experience that would be the foundation for long term, rewarding careers in real estate.…Read More »

  • Indianapolis Historic Homes are Hot Properties

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    A newly constructed home is a blank slate – and that is appealing for some buyers. Others simply can’t resist the charm, character and unmatched architecture of older homes. Victorian, Colonial, foursquare, craftsman, bungalow, Cape Cod, mid-century modern, rambler, split level – residential architecture has varied greatly through our nation’s history, with a popular new…Read More »

  • Let’s Buy a Second Home!

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    Have you ever thought about purchasing a second home? Are you dreaming about a lakefront getaway or a quiet cabin in the woods? While a vacation home may sound like a great idea, finding the right property can seem daunting at first. But with guidance from a qualified Realtor who specializes in vacation homes, the…Read More »

  • Central Indiana Housing Sales Still Strong While Inventory Lags

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    In the first quarter of 2016, Central Indiana’s housing market continued to improve, with a healthy 6.6% increase in the number of homes closed, with more than 6,100 units sold. A healthy local economy, reasonably high consumer confidence levels and continued historically low interest rates likely contribute to these results. However, inventory continues to be…Read More »

  • Carpenter Realtors in Top 100 Real Estate Firms in USA

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    Carpenter Realtors has been named as one of the Top 100 real estate brokerage firms in in America, as just announced in the RIS Media 28th Annual Power Broker Report. Carpenter Realtors ranked 69th nationally in closed real estate transactions with 7,088 properties and over $1 billion in sales. This year’s Power Broker Report is…Read More »




    Local Real Estate News
  • Equities Research Analysts' Updated EPS Estimates for January, 4th...
    Wednesday, January 04, 2017, 5:34 PM
    They currently have a $37.00 target price on the stock. This article was originally published by and is the sole property of American Banking News.
  • Hamilton County pulls in most single-family permits for 2016 with 2,022
    Tuesday, January 03, 2017, 5:15 AM
    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis has released the single-family building permits for its nine-county area. Permits rose 13 percent from last year and 21 percent over last month.
  • Clarion in foreclosure: Attorneys say hotel never fully recovered from 2008 flood
    Tuesday, January 03, 2017, 2:21 AM
    A foreclosure sale of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center is scheduled for Jan. 10, putting the future of the largest hotel in the Columbus area in question. With its 253 guest rooms, the hotel at 2480 W. Jonathan Moore Pike represents about 16 percent of the total number of hotel rooms available in Bartholomew County.
  • Fitch Upgrades MLMT 2004-MKB1
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:25 PM
    A detailed list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. The upgrades are the result of increasing credit enhancement from continued paydown, stable performance of the underlying collateral high percentage of loans structured with full amortization , and greater likelihood of class repayment.
  • Downtown Indianapolis condo goes for $4.8M in possible record sale
    Friday, December 02, 2016, 12:04 PM
    Encore Sotheby's International Realty said the property was the largest single-family residential real estate sale in the local office's six-year history and the largest ever in Marion County listed in the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors database.
  • Mixed Views on the Ag Economy for 2017
    Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:35 PM
    In the process, that set up some optimism going into 2017. "It's certainly not a time of prosperity like we saw in 2012 to 2014, but it's also not a complete collapse of the ag economy like we saw in the 1970s and 1980s," said Jackson Takash, Economist with Farmer Mac.
  • Secretary of State Connie Lawson Announces Nearly $13 Million For Indiana From Settlement
    Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 AM
    Secretary of State Connie Lawson today announced a $12.77 million settlement for Indiana, involving 20 other states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement resolved the Secretary of State's investigation, in collaboration with the Attorney General, of allegations that Moody's Corporation, Moody's Investors Service, Inc., and Moody's Analytics, Inc. misled investors when it rated structured finance securities leading up to and through the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Business briefs a &uot; January 14
    Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1:37 AM
    Ruoff Home Mortgage has added Tony LaMonaca, senior loan officer, to the Greenwood office.LaMonaca was previously with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for more than four years as a mortgage consultant. He has been a mortgage loan originator for 22 years.
  • New Data: Home sales, prices increase, inventory drops in central Indiana
    Thursday, December 29, 2016, 7:02 AM
    Overall, existing-home sales increased nearly 21-percent from November 2015 to November 2016. During that time, the number of homes actively listed dropped by 16.5-percent.
  • Go for Banks That Grow Their Book Value at a High Rate
    Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 10:53 AM
    We might as well close out the year with the sector we talked about the most during 2016. Yesterday I looked at those banks that have rewarded shareholders with consistent dividends and buybacks.

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