– The Indiana Association of Realtors says Indiana home sales are up 15 percent and the median prices of those homes are up nearly three percent from last year.
Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Association of REALTORS Karl Berron says, “More Hoosiers must be working and they must be confident in their prolonged employment for 2012 to continue this steady progress that has taken hold.”
The REALTOR Nationwide Open House Weekend, April 28 & 29, 2012, encourages prospective sellers to see what’s happening in their neighborhood, prospective buyers to sample the available inventory and learn more about homeownership, and REALTORS to connect with consumers over the housing issues that matter most to them. If you are in the market for a home, make sure you attend the 2012 National Open House!
Statistics show that 50 percent of home buyers use open houses as a tool in their home search — even in this Internet shopping age. In addition, 30 percent of home sellers are reported to have found their listing agent via an open house visit. So who knows, maybe you’ll meet your next agent this weekend! Look for the blue balloons signal participating homes.
A wonderful tool to have in hand in case you do find the home of your dreams is to be pre-qualified for purchase. Click here to fill out some basic information to see if you can qualify for a mortgage. It’s also a nice gauge as to what price range you should be shopping in.
Click here to view area open houses scheduled for this weekend. The list is updated daily so check back often.