Jamelle Walker 317-453-0917
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Best of luck.
The answer to your question is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Shoot me a text, (317)503-0532 and I would be happy to help you. How many bedrooms/baths, basement? dogs? cats? kids?
I'd be happy to help you find your new home!
Depending on where you decided to relocate to, I could put together some IRRs (Internal Rate of Return of an investment) for you on each house you look at. I could also recommend some great areas around Indianapolis that generally are very popular.
Give me a call if you are interested: 317-430-7885
Popular price ranges right now are 150-200k. But in 4yrs that all can change. Better to focus on location and then work to get a home under budget and keep it minimally updated/maintained while you are living here.
With so many great areas it really just comes down to which will provide you central access to your work throughout your 4 years. Carmel is always popular, Fishers is too, as is further North. The west side is gaining ground though as more and more people see the home value one can get and still have fabulous schools (both help resale value).
Feel free to contact me with any questions, I'd love to help!
Claire-Anne Aikman SRES
Our housing market in Indiana didn't get hit as hard as some of the sunbelt states and the east and west coasts, so the improvement is a pleasant surprise after business-as-usual. Where you should buy is (I'm sure) a question for debate, but as a realtor who works in many areas around the Indianapolis metro area, Hamilton County and Boone County seem to me to be two of the best areas that you might want to consider buying a home. The homes in these areas are maintaining their value and are in sought-after school districts. Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville are regularly on the 'best quality of life' lists of popular magazines, so you even get free advertising!
My opinion regarding the price range of the home you buy would be to stay in the $125K-$225K range. These are generally the homes that include the greatest number of possible buyers. However, there are many factors working here in your choice of homes because location is always one of the most important considerations, but how well you improve or maintain the property, how many bedrooms and bathrooms it might have, and also the amenities your home would offer to a buyer would also be important. Usually a home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and attached 2 or 3 car garage would be I highly sought-after home in this market.
What you want to think about is buying a home in a desirable area that the greatest number of buyers might be interested in, then try to negotiate a good price for the home when you buy it, and either make sure it has some nice improvements added to it already, or add some nice touches to the home yourself as you live in it. Nothing sells as well as a well-priced home with popular updates in a desirable school district and location.
Let me know if I can help you any further in your real estate needs. I'm familiar with all areas of the Indianapolis metro area and have been a life-long resident, most recently living in Hamilton County and working a great deal in Boone County, Hendricks County, Montgomery County, Madison County and east, north and westside Marion County (Indianapolis).
Julie A. Barnett
Prudential Indiana Realty Group
(317) 847-0055 (cell)
While there are all kinds of exceptions, a "popular" priced single family home in a good neighborhood should sell well after 4 years. Stay away from a condo. Depending on your price range, either a 3 BR/2BA ranch or a 4 BR 2-story is recommended.
I can help you with the best neighborhood and the "right" home. Call me - (317) 529-4178. Peter Knight, RE/MAX Ability Plus (email@example.com).
I recommend renting.
In the best real estate markets of the recent past, homes in the area might have seen a 3-5% yearly appreciation. Certainly there were exception, and some homes saw little appreciation. Adjusting for inflation and the cost of the sale when you need to leave, you'd be lucky to break even at the end of 5 years in the best of times.
Good luck in your search!
Principal Broker, REALTORÂ®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC