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WATCH: Real Estate Update problems with Zillow

WATCH: Real Estate Update problems with Zillow

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This morning Greg talks about the real estate website Zillow and why realtors hate it. Read more

Greg Cooper's Quick Tips

What home sellers can do to make their property's first impression stand out

  1. Paint the front door EVEN if you don't think it needs it!
  2. Polish or replace door hardware
  3. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN everything!
  4. Fresh landscaping, mulch, plants are a MUST
  5. Avoid seasonal/holiday decorations or make certain they are timely!

How do you purchase a foreclosure home?
They can be bought at Sherriff's sale OR though the local MLS. In most cases you'll need a Realtor to help you view the property.

What price points and locations can foreclosures be found?
They're available in virtually every price point from more modest starter type homes to very high end, executive level properties. They can be bought from Greenwood to Carmel and in virtually every other central Indiana community.

What types of protection should you have to buy a foreclosure?
A great home inspector is a must. Sometimes these properties have no power or heat so you have to make arrangements to have them inspected around those issues.

What are the biggest challenges to buying a foreclosure?
Knowing the true condition of the actual physical structure and knowing the realistic market value of the home in move in condition. It never helps to overpay.

What are the realistic benefits to buying a foreclosure?
Sweat equity. Buyers can gain equity pretty quickly if they make a good purchase...but note....flipping homes is not as easy as it used to be.

What types of surprises should you watch for?
You have to expect the unexpected during the search process. Animals, insects can stow away inside homes, a home's condition can change quickly when it's unoccupied.
What home improvements return the most bang for your buck when selling.

  1. Kitchens and Master Suites now are the best places to spend money
  2. Make certain home improvements are neutral for the best dollar return
  3. Consult a professional when making upgrades so you can know if your money is being spent wisely.
  4. Master bath areas and main floor half baths are important to resale as well.
  5. Know what upgrading certain areas of the home won't help you in resale.

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WATCH: Real Estate Update building a new home

WATCH: Real Estate Update building a new home

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There are fewer existing homes on the market right now and Greg gives some tips on what to do if you are thinking about building.Read more

WATCH: Real estate update on renting your home

WATCH: Real estate update on renting your home

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Real Estate broker Greg Cooper gives advise and suggestions on renting your home during the busy month of May with popular services such as Airbnb. Read more

WATCH Real Estate Update avoiding wire fraud in home transactions

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Greg has some information about what is happening and how potential home buyers can avoid wire fraud. Read more

WATCH: Real Estate Update home inspections

WATCH: Real Estate Update home inspections

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Real Estate expert Greg Cooper says competition is fierce and some home buyers are skipping home inspections to close on a house faster.Read more

Tips for selling your home

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Add some color and house plants if you want to help sell your home.Read more

WATCH: Real Estate Update - 2017 market

WATCH: Real Estate Update - 2017 market

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Today Greg Cooper discusses what the 2017 real estate market looks like. Read more

Indianapolis Home Show begins January 20

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Preparations are underway for this year's Indianapolis Home Show which is January 20 thru 29, 2017 at the Indiana State FairgroundsRead more

WATCH: Real Estate Update - Market after Trump takes office

WATCH: Real Estate Update - Market after Trump takes office

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Today Greg discusses what the real estate market could look like after President-elect Trump takes office.Read more

Real Estate Update: Are home warranties worth it?

Real Estate Update: Are home warranties worth it?

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You can get a warranty for protection, but the question is: Is it worth it?Read more

WATCH; Real Estate Update - Politics of real estate

WATCH; Real Estate Update - Politics of real estate

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Greg explains how the upcoming election could influence what happens to you the next time you want to buy or sell a house.Read more

Average 30-year mortgage rate declines to 3.44 percent

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The average rate is down from 3.90 percent a year ago, and is close to its all-time low.Read more