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February 2009

There are 7 blog entries for February 2009.

Geist Waterfront Homes | Year End Report

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 8:22am. 2721 Views, 0 Comments.

Here is a look at the yearend numbers for Geist waterfront homes for 2007 vs. 2008:

  2007 2008 % Change
Active N/A 37
Homes Sold 21 17 -19%
High Selling Price $1,375,000 $2,000,000 45%
Low Selling Price $384,700 $300,000 -22%
Average Selling Price $752,540 $882,234 17%
Days on Market 67 133 99%
Price Per Square Foot $243 $239 -2%

Despite 19% fewer Geist

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Pulte Homes To Buy CP Morgan?

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 9:54am. 4121 Views, 1 Comments.

This just a quick follow up post to the CP Morgan going Bankrupt I did a few days ago. The most recent scuttlebutt is the Pulte Homes is looking into purchasing CP Morgan. I have also heard that CP has not started building a home this year, but does have a backlog of buyers waiting to start construction.

This is still rumor, but I am fairly confident that Pulte is at least looking into the possibility of purchasing CP Morgan. The word on the street is that if this does go through, Pulte would keep the CP name and operate it as a separate entity under the Pulte umbrella.

Personally, I am not so sure this would be a good move for Pulte. CP’s name has been dragged through the mud and I think it is safe to say that locally, CP does not have the

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First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit - Indianapolis

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 8:01am. 2505 Views, 0 Comments.

Someone sent me this summary of the new tax credit for first time home buyers:


There were talks of a $15,000 tax credit that would be available to anyone, but that part got squashed last week.  The major differences in this credit are the tax credit was increased to $8,000 and does not require repayment unless the home is sold within 3 years.  The previous tax credit was basically an interest free loan that required repayment over a 15 year period.

Will this new tax credit help stimulate the housing market even more than the first round?  I suspect this might get some people off the fence, but overall I think it will just be people who were already in the market for a home who will benefit from this.  We will see.  Obama is also supposed to announce some

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Zionsville Indiana Real Estate | Year End Market Report 2008

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 9:26am. 2487 Views, 0 Comments.

Here is a yearend report for Zionsville Indiana real estate for 2007 vs. 2008.  This report is going to look pretty similar the Carmel report from yesterday with the number of homes sold pretty consistently down while the average sales price jumps around quite a bit.  Let’s take a look:

Number of homes sold in Zionsville:

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Average sales price for Zionsville homes:

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As you can see, Zionsville is a little more sporadic on a month to month basis.  This is most likely due to the fact Zionsville is just not as big as Carmel and not as many homes sell on a monthly

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Carmel Indiana Real Estate | Year End Report 2008

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 10:34am. 2612 Views, 0 Comments.

I have put together some fancy new graph that will us analyze the Carmel Indiana real estate market for the year end 2008. Hamilton County real estate is always is top pick for many people, both locals and relocations from other parts of the country and Carmel is arguably the most desirable area in the county and the central Indiana area. That being said, let’s take a look at the number of homes sold and the average sales price for Carmel real estate for 2007 vs. 2008:

Number of homes sold in Carmel:

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Average sales price for Carmel real estate:

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As you can see,

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CP Morgan Going Bankrupt???

Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 9:59am. 9326 Views, 12 Comments.

Update: It is official...CP Morgan is out of business and shutting its doors as of 2/27/2009.


If you are a customer under contract with CP Morgan and are considering purchasing a new house, please call me!! I know which builders are stable and which ones are not. Don't let this happen again, email me or call me anytime 317-733-3667.

Let me just start out by saying that this is pure rumor and speculation at this point, but word on the street is the CP Morgan could be shutting its doors.  I have heard that a shutdown is eminent and could come quite quickly.  

If CP Morgan does goes out of business, they will join several other builders in the market who have either left Indianapolis or simply been forced to shut their doors.   In the past

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Fishers Indiana Real Estate Year End Report

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 10:41am. 2551 Views, 1 Comments.

We all know that Fishers real estate is among Indianapolis’ hottest areas so let’s take a look at what that means as far as the numbers go. Below is a year end, month by month, report of the number of homes sold and their corresponding average sales price for homes sold in Fishers Indiana:

  Number of Homes Sold
Average Sales Price  
  2007 2008 % Change 2007 2008 % Change

Jan. 93 69 -25.81% $218,528 $216,714 -0.83%
Feb. 107 86

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