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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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3 Tips for the Indianapolis Real Estate Investor (2021)

By Jeremy Tallman on Jan 15, 2021 8:44:30 AM

So, 2021 has arrived. 

To say that 2020 was a difficult year is a drastic understatement.

The good news, at least for single family investors, is that in spite of a global pandemic, rent collections remained strong and real estate values continued to soar. 

Not all bad. 

Not at all.

As we transition from 2020, we want to discuss 3 tips to help Indianapolis investors help ensure success in 2021. 

Topics: Indianapolis property management Property Management Education Indianapolis market
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Can I Sell My Indianapolis Rental Property During Covid-19?

By Jeremy Tallman on May 5, 2020 8:06:10 AM

It’s Springtime in Indianapolis.

And for those of you who know the seasonality of our market, you also know it’s selling time in Indianapolis.

The idea of selling a home during an International pandemic may seem difficult, if not impossible, to you. 

That’s a totally understandable feeling. 

In this blog, we'll discuss selling your Indianapolis rental property during the COVID-19 crisis.

It's a question we receive often and, almost as often, people are surprised by the answer.

So, is it possible to sell your Indianapolis rental property during the COVID-19 crisis?

The short answer is, “Yes.” 

You can absolutely sell your rental property during this crisis and you shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble doing so. 

At least for now. 

Let’s drill down a little deeper...

Topics: Indianapolis market Covid-19
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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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Leasing Your Indianapolis Rental Home During the Covid-19 Crisis

By Jeremy Tallman on Mar 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Every Monday, we meet and discuss, among other things, the previous week’s rental marketing activity. 

We discuss our showing levels.

Number of applications we processed.

Leases we signed.

And a host of other stuff.

All these Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) give us a good sense of the health of the rental market in Central Indiana. 

Admittedly, this past Monday, I wasn’t excited about reviewing the previous week’s numbers. Given all the turmoil in the world right now, I was convinced we would see a sharp downturn in our numbers.

And… I was totally wrong.

Showings? Up.

Applications? Very strong.

Leases Signed? Right in line. 

Hmmmm…….

Now, clearly, we took a big turn last week here in Indianapolis, as our Governor announced a “stay at home” scenario that will last until April 6th. 

So, we’ll see if showing levels continue to stay strong.

But, how do we explain why showing numbers and general rental activity continue to show strength?  

Topics: Indianapolis market Covid-19

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