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.

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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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3 Misconceptions of Buying an Indianapolis Rental Property "As-Is"

By Devon L. Hicks on Apr 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

For Indianapolis real estate Investors, there are many factors to consider when analyzing a deal. 

A factor you may or may not have considered, is if a property is being sold as-is. 

At some point, those two little words may have raised a red flag in your brain to run the other way, and understandably so. 

If you're not super familiar with real estate investing, that can certainly seem like a risky move. 

But I'm here to share some insight into these types of deals and hopefully put some of that concern to rest. 

Here are the 3 biggest misconceptions about buying a property "as-is" that many buyers seem to have.

Topics: Real Estate Investing Indianapolis market
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Indianapolis Real Estate Investing: The 2020 Outlook

By Devon L. Hicks on Mar 2, 2020 11:18:04 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. Our economy is thriving and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. 

However, with a thriving, growing economy comes a more popular and competitive real estate market. 

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 2020.

Topics: Indianapolis market New Landlord
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Where to Invest in Indianapolis: Zionsville

By Devon L. Hicks on Feb 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Just Northwest of Indianapolis lies the quaint, little suburb of Zionsville. 

This affluent community has been around since 1852 and was named for a pioneer by the name of William Zion. 

Zionsville is probably best known for its historic, downtown area which is lined with cobblestone streets and cute, little shops and restaurants. 

As of 2017, the population was reported to be approximately 26,710.

The median household income is $134,743 according to City Data.

MLS data shows that the average sales price of a home this past year was $476,654 and the average rental amount was $1,826.

Topics: Indianapolis market
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Indianapolis Real Estate Investments: Single-Family vs. Multi-Family

By Devon L. Hicks on Feb 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

As a current or future Real Estate Investor, you’ve likely given some thought as to what type of rental properties you want to acquire.

The big debate really comes down to 2 main categories, single-family (SFR) vs. multi-family (MFR). 

So, which one is right for you?

Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and similar to most other real estate investing questions, the answer is....

"It really just depends." 

It depends on your investment goals, strategy, and overall end game. 

You’ll find convincing arguments for both SFR and MFR, leaving it up to you to weigh the pros and cons of each to determine what will be the best route for you. 

And that’s just what we hope to help you do as we provide insight into both investment types.

Note: For the purposes of this blog, single-family will refer to single-family, detached homes. We have an entire blog that discusses the pros and cons of investing in condos. 

Topics: Indianapolis market New Landlord

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