Market Watch – June 2015

Central Indiana home sales up nearly 9 percent year to date Inventory tightens by 6 percent; Sale prices increase nearly 5 percent year-to-date INDIANAPOLIS – F.C. Tucker Company reported more than 16,000 pended home sales in the first half of the year, resulting in a year-to-date increase of 8.8 percent …

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Entertaining Children at the Holidays

Here are a few ideas to keep children entertained through the holiday season: • Holiday place mats—Have the kids make place mats and place cards for everyone. You provide supplies such as construction paper, glue, scissors, and crayons, and let the kids create. • Scavenger hunt—Divide the kids into teams …

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Market Watch – September 2014

Central Indiana home sales up 1 percent in September Inventory remains stable; six counties experience drop in available homes for sale INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 homes pended in September, with five Central Indiana counties reporting increased sales compared to the same time period last year, according to statistics compiled …

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Take Stock of Your Possessions

In the event of a catastrophe such as a fire or tornado, an inventory of all your possessions will make the job of putting your life back together much easier. To complete an inventory, • Use a camera or video recorder to go through each room and closet (including the …

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Market Watch – August 2014

Central Indiana home prices up nearly 7 percent year to date Inventory rises by 1.7 percent; five counties show increase in available homes for sale. INDIANAPOLIS – With average home prices reaching $176,835 in August 2014, home sales prices are up 6.7 percent compared to August 2013. Eight of the …

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Let There Be Light!

Most of us take lighting for granted. When we need some light, we flip a switch, and we don’t give it much thought beyond that. But lighting can dramatically change the feeling in a room, making it seem inviting or stark, stimulating or intimate. And compared to other remodeling options, …

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Market Watch – July 2014

Central Indiana home prices up nearly 7 percent year to date Inventory rises by 3.9 percent; four counties show increase in available homes for sale INDIANAPOLIS – With average home prices reaching $175,566 in July 2014, home sales prices are up 6.5 percent compared to July 2013. Eight of the …

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Ten Reasons to Plant Trees

1. Trees modify local temperatures, reducing heating and cooling costs. 2. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen. 3. Trees smooth out the harsh and straight lines of buildings. 4. Trees shade parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, vehicles and other heat islands. 5. Trees buffer urban …

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Market Watch – July 2014

Central Indiana home prices up 7 percent year to date Inventory rises by 2.5 percent; four counties show increase in available homes for sale INDIANAPOLIS – With average home prices reaching $173,393 in June 2014, home sales prices are up 7.4 percent compared to June 2013. Seven of the nine …

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