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The Kurt Allen Group Hiring New Executive Administrative Assistant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Doug Winegardner Radius Media Agency (317)-348-3905 doug@radius-media.com The Kurt Allen Group to Hire New Executive Administrative Assistant Indianapolis, Ind. 4/25/16- The Kurt Allen Group is growing and looking for talent. They are seeking a full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to add to the group’s established Real Estate Team in downtown Indianapolis. “As our group continues to expand and develop we are looking for new talent to add to our team,” Kurt Allen said. “We’re searching for fast paced candidates that can assist our team in advancing the group and helping our clients’ find a place called home.” Candidates are expected to have experience in processes, administrative, implementing systems and transaction file management with a keen eye for details and…

10 Biggest Seller Mistakes

You’ve decided it’s time to sell your house. You hired an agency, marketed your home and have buyers lining up at your door. You received an offer and want to accept. Should be that simple, right? Not quite. Go into selling your home after completing research and getting a better understanding of everything that goes into it.   Don’t sell before you get qualified to buy your new home If you sell your home before you have been qualified to buy another you could face problems. The reason is because your finances may have changed since your last home purchase and you may not be able to qualify for a loan or your house may not sell at a price that lets you buy the…

Indy’s New Proposed Transit Plan

The Central Indiana Bus Rapid Transit proposal is heading from the drawing boards to one step closer to reality. The bigger and better transit plan would double the number of bus routes, create bus rapid transit in key areas in central Indiana and convert the Indiana State Fair tracks into a commuter rail line from Noblesville to downtown Indianapolis. Starting small is what IndyGo President Michael Terry has said is the plan. The $1.3 billion system would begin in Marion and Hamilton Counties and after seeing how commuters react to the plan then expand. Federal money and three-tenths of one percent increase in local income tax will pay for the transit plan if voters approve it. The creation of the mass transit is crucial in…

Three Tax Benefits of Buying a Home

So you didn’t buy a house last year. That’s OK—you haven’t missed the boat yet on low mortgage rates or a healthy inventory of homes. In many ways, 2016 is a great time to buy a home, not the least of which is for certain tax breaks. Here’s how you could enjoy three significant tax benefits if you purchase a home this year. Use Points to Lower Interest Rates Deductible points are a standard tax break, but 2016 might be a good year to buy points. Interest rates have been at all-time lows, and many experts believe the only direction they can go is up. With 30-year rates hovering around 3.6%, an extra point or two can knock those low rates down even further. One point typically lowers…

Four Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

If you’ve been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take action. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they’re likely to start going up, you haven’t missed your chance to get a deal on a house. A number of factors are coming together, making next year a good time to buy: Home Prices Will Finally Calm Real estate values have been on the rise for a while, but are likely to slow their pace next year. Prices are expected to rise 3.5%, according to many economists. Buyers who’ve been stuck behind the wave of rising prices may finally get the chance to jump in, and that could lead to a flood of…

Understanding the Real Estate Market

With so much information coming at consumers, it can be hard to determine what information is valuable and what information can be misleading.  Kurt Allen explains why it is important to work with a trusted expert to make educated real estate decisions. Your home is probably the largest asset, and the largest debt, you will have.  Making the right decisions on where to buy, at which price point, and a variety of other factors is critical for the long term value of your home.  Does your realtor have your best interests in mind when you are being helped through these decisions?    

What I Can Do for Buyers

What’s the #1 thing buyers want from their agents? To help them find the right home to purchase.  Learn the different areas I help buyers get the right home for them: Lead you through the buying process Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, it’s helpful to have an experienced professional who can guide you through the process and make the experience a pleasurable one. Help you find homes that meet your criteria Buying a home is a process of elimination, not a process of selection. My experience and knowledge of the local area can help you find the right home to suit your needs. Connect you with a reputable financial professional Tap into my network of trusted financial professionals! The nature of my…

Why You Should Consider Buying in the Next 3 Months.

If you’ve been thinking about making the leap into homeownership, you may be pleased to learn that the next three months could be the best time to buy so far this year. One reason: Mortgage rates haven’t made a big move up — yet. In fact, Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of mortgage rates finds little movement among the most popular options: 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.85% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Oct. 1, 2015.  A year ago, the rate averaged 4.19%. 15-year fixed rates averaged 3.07% with an average 0.7 point. The same term priced at 3.36% a year ago. 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages priced at 2.91% with an average 0.4 point. Last year at this time the same ARM averaged 3.06%….

What I Can Do for Sellers

Lead you through the selling process. Selling a home can be an emotional process. After all, you’ve poured your time, energy and money into making improvements–not to mention the memories you’ve made along the way. Let me be the professional to guide you through the real estate process, from listing to closing and everything in between. Get your property ready to view. Most buyers are looking for a home that is move-in ready. From clearing the clutter to reviving the walls with a fresh coat of paint, I can give you sound advice to get your home ready to sell. Price your home to sell. If you’re thinking of listing your home, I’ll give you a free market analysis to help you price your home…

16 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe this Summer

Summer is the time for fun outside with family and friends. However, it’s also when many accidents occur around the home. Keep your family, friends and neighbors safe with these tips. Around the pool Swimming pools and spas may be fun to play and lounge in; however, children and pets can get hurt in and around them. Follow these safety tips to ensure everyone’s safety around the pool.* Never leave children unattended. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and openings. Make sure everyone knows how to swim. Learn CPR and first aid—they can save lives. Don’t swim if the pool has flat, broken or missing drain covers. Drains can suction hair and body parts, causing serious injury to children and adults. Install a fence at least four feet tall around the…

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