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  • Carpenter merges with Indiana Realty One


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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!


    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


    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


    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 »

  • It’s a Great Market for Home Buying and Selling. How About You!


    It seems not that long ago during that great recession that home prices were declining, the number of foreclosures was increasing and Indiana property taxes were going up and up and up. It was all over the news. As a buyer, and even as a seller, it’s enough to make you simply shut down, afraid…Read More »

  • Like No Other, a 3D online Home Tour


    Every year we hear the same story about cutting-edge technology that’s going to change the world. And it’s typically the same story about something that has little value to our lives, or in this case, how we can find a better way to market a home for sale. Well, not this year. Carpenter’s HomeTour 360° is…Read More »

    Local Real Estate News
  • Retail, housing, maker space revive east-side neighborhoods
    Today, Saturday, October 22, 2016, 52 minutes ago
    Martine Locke has found a location to craft her leather goods in the Ruckus maker space on East 10th Street.
  • Realync nets $1.1 mln seed
    Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 4:42 PM
    Chicago and Indiana-based Realync , a cloud-based platform for live virtual property tours and open houses for the real estate sector has closed $1.1 million in seed funding. Meridian Street Capital led the round with participation from VisionTech Partners, M25 Group and Charmides Capital .
  • Realnyc nets $1.1 mln seed
    Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 10:07 AM
    Chicago and Indiana-based Realnyc , a cloud-based platform for live virtual property tours and open houses for the real estate sector has closed $1.1 million in seed funding. Meridian Street Capital led the round with participation from VisionTech Partners, M25 Group and Charmides Capital .
  • Improving Housing Markets Continue to Solidify
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:36 PM
    Indianapolis, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio, have entered their historic benchmark levels of housing activity, according to Freddie Mac's recent Multi-Indicator Market IndexA . The national MiMi value stands at 85.1, largely unchanged from last month, indicating a housing market that's on the outer range of its historic benchmark level of housing activity with a +0.14 percent improvement from June to July and a three-month improvement of +1.24 percent.
  • WRTA proposes halt to Greendale Mall bus route, other changes
    Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:23 PM
    The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is proposing service changes to multiple routes, including a proposal to eliminate direct service to the Greendale Mall and the Greendale YMCA. “Ridership has been relatively the same for the last three years; we're not seeing any growth on it at all,” said Jonathan E. Church, WRTA administrator.
  • Bayh reports upward of $19 million in salary and assets
    Monday, October 10, 2016, 3:41 PM
    Evan Bayh has an income and minimum net worth of more than $19 million, according to newly released financial disclosure forms that he was required to file for his Indiana Senate campaign. The disclosures cover all of last year and part of 2016.
  • Central Indiana existing-home sales jump 8.5 percent
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:52 AM
    Existing-home sales in central Indiana shot up 8.5 percent in August despite a continuing decline in housing inventory.
  • Northwest Indiana Home Sales Up Double-Digits in August
    Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:38 AM
    Sales of existing homes in Northwest Indiana jumped more than 13% in August compared to a year ago, while nationally sales were nearly even as supply remained tight and prices rose. The seven-county area represented by the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors saw 1,130 sales in August, up from 997 in August 2015.
  • Working poor 40% of county
    Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:15 AM
    United Way of Allen County released a breakdown of how many households in each local city, town and township were struggling in 2014 to pay for basic needs: Two in 5 local households were barely scraping by in 2014, according to a new report released Thursday by United Way of Allen County.
  • Deeds and Courthouse News
    Sunday, August 28, 2016, 11:46 PM
    Beech Tree News provides courthouse statistics on a regular basis. Courthouse information provided in this article is a matter of public record.