Want the Downton dream? How to find a great value Victorian-style home

When we talk of Victorian-style houses we generally mean any house built during the time that Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain, that is from 1837 to 1901. This was an era of industrial revolution which brought innovations in building materials and methods and saw many different types of architecture which we recognize today such as [...]

A Cup of Coffee a Day Would Land You a $50,000 Mortgage

A Cup of Coffee a Day Would Land You a $50,000 Mortgage

Sometimes I think we forget how everyday purchases can add up over the long run. Forbes did a good job of detailing how much money you save at the end of a 40 year career by saving the money you would otherwise spend on coffee. She found that Starbucks can set you back $32,000 over [...]

What I Read – Feb 3rd 2013

Real Estate Purchasing power increasing due to historically low mortgage rates Historical price to rent ratios Rule of 15 for price to rent ratios How to look at price to rent ratios when purchasing a home Sports Bill Simmons Tackles PEDs in Sports

Should You Buy a House as a Rental?

Should You Buy a House as a Rental?

Yes. Wait a minute – what kind of blog post is that?! Is this even allowed!? Can I simply give away the answer to the title question in the first line without a long introduction? No long tease, no “seven reasons why list,” no cute cat pictures, and no disclaimer to talk to your accountant’s [...]

Lower Mortgage Rates Make More Homes Affordable

Lower Mortgage Rates Make More Homes Affordable

Prices don’t have to go down for homes to become more affordable. A buyer’s purchasing power can also increase. Purchasing power increases when the cost of a loan goes down. In 2012, the cost of a loan went way down. Mortgage rates fell about 15% in 2012 from 3.92% in January 2012 down to 3.39% [...]

Top 5 Small Towns in the US to Move To This Year

Top 5 Small Towns in the US to Move To This Year

No one likes to move, so when you have to, isn’t it better when you know you’re moving to a small town that is just great? There are plenty of amazing small towns spread throughout the United States, but some are always inevitably better than others. But where are these small towns? And what makes [...]

By the Numbers: A Look at the Indianapolis Housing Market

By the Numbers: A Look at the Indianapolis Housing Market

With the state of the nation’s real estate being such a hot topic in recent years, we thought it would be valuable if we took a closer look at our local market to see how we’re trending. Statistics for homes for sale, pending, and sold in the Indianapolis Housing Market While the month-to-month real estate [...]

Bucking Seasonal Trends, Inventory Is Up Month over Month

Bucking Seasonal Trends, Inventory Is Up Month over Month

  For the full report, see the State of the Housing Market – December 2012   The winter months are traditionally the slowest months of the year for real estate. Homes do not show as well during the winter because of the cold, darkness, and snow, so only really motivated sellers put their homes up [...]

SpotProperty's State of the Housing Market

SpotProperty’s State of the Housing Market

We took a look at the housing market for some of the biggest metro areas in the county for the second month in a row. Because of the current state of the market, we focused on the metros that look the best from a seller’s perspective. With inventory low across the country, prices have been [...]

Which Daily Deal Site Saves You the Most Money?

Which Daily Deal Site Saves You the Most Money?

Daily deal sites have been sprouting up across the internet, SpotProperty included. We thought it would be interesting to see which deal sites gave you the biggest savings in terms of a dollar amount and a percentage.