Devon L. Hicks

Devon L. Hicks

As well as being a licensed Realtor, Devon has her Bachelors in Marketing from Missouri State University and utilizes her skills in a variety of ways to educate and advise real estate investors in the Central Indiana region.

Recent posts by Devon L. Hicks

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Indianapolis Real Estate Investing: The 2021 Outlook

By Devon L. Hicks on May 10, 2021 10:50:00 AM

As one of the Agents here at T&H Realty, I speak with numerous investors on a weekly basis. 

Most of those conversations go something like this:

“HI, I’m Joe Investor and I’m looking to purchase properties in Indianapolis. I’ve heard it’s a great area to invest, and real estate is much more affordable than where I live. I’m looking for cash flowing properties in good areas that meet or exceed the 1% rule.”

Then, I typically have to be the one to burst their bubble a bit. 

Now don’t get me wrong, Indianapolis certainly is a great place to invest. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our economy has held strong and the housing market even stronger it seems. 

When you decide to invest in real estate, you have to have the proper expectations, and I’m finding that some investors just don’t, and that creates a very frustrating experience all around. 

So, as an Indianapolis investor, here’s what you can expect in 2021.

Topics: Indianapolis market New Landlord
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3 Keys to Successfully Buying Indianapolis Rental Properties in 2021

By Devon L. Hicks on Mar 7, 2021 9:30:00 AM

*Originally published 05/05/2019 and updated 03/07/2021*

For the past several years, we’ve been a go-to Company for many investors around the world, all in search of the great real estate deals Indianapolis has to offer. 

Indianapolis is, without question, a hot bed for real estate investment.

Everyone wants a piece of the pie, and what makes it even more difficult, is everyone wants the same piece of the pie.

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of investors with the same criteria looking for the same deals that you are.

Not only that, but when you’re dealing with A/B class properties, you also have to compete against a high volume of owner occupants.

So in essence, you have double the competition as other investors who are looking for homes in the C/D classes.

Topics: Indianapolis market
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Should I Have a Sewer Scope Done When Purchasing an Indianapolis Rental Property?

By Devon L. Hicks on Feb 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

I think we can all agree that the inspection phase is one of, if not the most, nerve racking part of purchasing a property. 

There are a ton of factors to consider and you just never know what might be discovered. 

Our stance on home inspections is that you should always, always, ALWAYS have one. 

Even if it's an "as-is" sale, you'll want to have a well-rounded understanding of the condition of the property and its major components.

One of these major components that you may have not given much thought to previously, is the sewer line. 

Keep reading to get a full breakdown on sewer lines and the importance of having it evaluated as part of your inspection process when purchasing an Indianapolis rental property. 

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(2021) 7 Property Management Blogs Every Landlord Should Be Reading

By Devon L. Hicks on Feb 14, 2021 10:05:00 AM

A while back, Feedspot voted us #20 on a list of the top 80 Property Management Blogs. We were thrilled and flattered, but more so surprised and excited to see all of the resources out there for landlords and rental property investors. 

We pride ourselves on our blog and do our best to provide the highest quality content and to educate anyone who wants to learn. 

Although we hold our blog in high regards, we realize that there is a wealth of knowledge and many other outstanding resources for individuals like yourself. 

So, we decided to use our expertise to make our own list of Property Management blogs that we think are the most helpful. 

Top 7 Blogs Video

Topics: New Landlord
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[List] T&H's Top 10 Indianapolis Property Management Blogs of 2020

By Devon L. Hicks on Dec 30, 2020 10:00:00 AM

2020 has given us a lot to reflect on. 

As we look back out our top 10 blogs of the year, we're reminded of the countless curveballs and learning experiences 2020 has brought us. 

The Covid-19 Crisis re-shaped many aspects of life, and the rental real estate market is no exception.

The majority of our blogs this year were in direct reaction to the affects of the pandemic and other local happenings in an effort to keep you updated and educated on the Indianapolis real estate and property management sector. 

Without further adieu, here is a look back out our top 10 blogs of 2020.

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[LIST] The Top 3 Indianapolis Real Estate Investing Facebook Groups

By Devon L. Hicks on Nov 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM

It's no secret by now that social media plays a big role in a lot of our lives.

However, platforms like Facebook have turned into channels that provide so much more than just "poking" your friends or scrolling through photos of your Aunt's cats. 

Facebook can provide real communities and education if you know where to look. 

So without further ado, here are 3 Indianapolis Real Estate Investing Facebook groups that we think are worth checking out. 

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