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Buying a home Involves many Processes and preparations as well as many people in several different industries that can be involved from the Purchase to Close.  Just a few can be Realtors, Title Companies, Lenders, Inspectors, Appraisers, Negotiators (short sales)and builders.  Each has an important part to play in the successful Purchase to Close of your new home and will over a period of time be discussed here.

Also you may find articles about Communites in and Around the Indianapolis area with Information on events, happenings and area Homes for sale. Market Information of particular neighborhoods and other informational news items relating to Real Estate and the communities we serve. 

There are many topics on Financing, laws and how it effects you. Choosing a lender, Points, Disclosure laws, Costs of financing.  Financing terms, forms and what the process of getting a home loan and items necessary to get a pre-approval letter.  

Clear Title and what to expect at closing.   The Different Types of Deeds and what it will mean to you.

Buying a Home is an exciting time but can be very stressful.  The more information you have on the home buying process the less Stressful it will be.  So become as informed as you can.  The Whole Home buying Process needs you.

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Shannon Thomas Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Professional, ABR, E-Pro, SFR
msWoods Real Estate, LLC

Serving The Indianianapolis Metropolitan Real Estate Market
ph: 317-681-4044


Feb. 18, 2018

Thinking about down sizing?

Thinking about down sizing?

 Call Selling Indy Metro, LLC Avon Indiana Real Estate Brokerage

Discuss how to make selling your existing home

and purchasing a smaller ranch a smooth transition.

Thinking about downsizing?

Feb. 7, 2018

Are you thinking of Selling your Avon Home?

Are you thinking of Selling your Avon Home?Thinking of Selling Your Avon Home


We provide tips on Staging tips for your Avon Indiana Home.

It's a Sellers Market and if your home is priced right, staged right and has great pictures your home should sell quickly and for the highest possible price.  

We market extensively, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter,, Zillow, Trulia, YouTube and so many other sites we market your home too.  

We work for You, as your Team who cares about your status from listing to close.  

We give free staging advice that will help us help you to get the highest possible Selling Price.  

Call or Text me for a free staging Walk-thru.  We work with you and your complete satisfaction.

Jan. 22, 2018

Home Ownership Information Buying and Selling

Aug. 5, 2017

Avon Indiana Open House Aug 6th & 13th

Avon Indiana Ranch Home For Sale

May 22, 2017

Gorgeous Perry Township 4 bedroom Home

Gorgeous Perry Township 4 bedroom Home!

Immaculate 4 bedroom Home on 7309 Wellwood dr Indianapolis In 46217 just listed for Sale by Selling Indy Metro, LLC

Golf Course community home. Southern Dunes golf course designed by Gary Player

Gorgeous 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Perry Township home with beautiful Kitchen! with 42 in cabinets, Center Island, pantry, Faux stainless steel appliances.  

Gorgeous Wood Laminate floors on Main.  New Interior Paint and HVAC system.  Large master bedroom with double sinks and large walk-n closet.  3 more beautiful bedrooms for your growing family or guests.  

Beautiful fenced back yard with large deck for entertaining!  

Home is awesomely located in a golf community.  Community also has 3 pools, splash pad, tennis courts, Walking trails and multiple playgrounds.  

Close to Highway and Shopping!  Ready to move in!  Sweet Home! 

Call Shannon Thomas Avon Real Estate Broker and Managing Broker  317-681-4044

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Jan. 9, 2017

Building a new home in Avon Indiana

Tips When building a New Home in Avon Indiana


Davis Home builders

When building a new home in Avon Indiana remember all builders are not alike.  

Builders offer different price ranges, different basic options included with the home, different quality.  It can be mind boggling and stressful the questions you should know to ask the builder.  Over and above the options that are included with the home are the options that you can add and will increase the price of the home.  Even the lots you choose have different pricing.  Premium lots are considered more desirable.  They can be larger, have a view of water, or be on a culdesac, etc.  

Some builders offer sod (grass) on the front of yard and just seed on the back yard of the home.  You really need to identify what is coming with the home.   So you aren't disappointed at closing.  If the builder says verbally that a certain item is included with the home, make sure that its listed on the contract.  Written not verbal is the rule not the exception.  

You will be making decisions from the start on which builder, which can be a Custom Builder or a Production Home.

Custom builders you can design the whole house or use a Production Builder who has models to choose from but has different options you can choose.

Building a new home can be very rewarding but stressful.  Having a good Real Estate agent that knows the area and the builders is a great asset to any buyer. 

Avon Indiana Shannon Thomas Real Estate Broker for information on building a New Home in the Avon Indiana Area.  






Dec. 17, 2016

buying a New Home Tips

Buying new home Tips

Building a new Home is exciting!  Meeting with the builder choosing your home design, choices of flooring, cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures and many more decisions have to be made before you sign the contract.  There are certain important questions to ask the builder before you sign the purchase agreement.  

Its important you understand what your purchasing, how long it will take to build, what comes with the home and what upgrades are available. When building a new home the builders have a basic package that the home comes with, you can choose to upgrade most everything and add features to your home.   

Some features to consider are 9 ft ceilings on main instead of 8 ft ceilings.  9 ft ceilings are very popular, taller ceilings make a room feel larger and less claustrophobic.

Some builders offer a 4 foot knock out which extends your main area out by 4 ft.  Some builders offer an option to add a sun-room, a third car garage and or a basement. Of course anything you add will add on to the price of the home.  There are many decisions to make before writing your purchase agreement.  There is a period that you can add certain items but once the home is submitted to the city for permits or architectural drawings it may be to late for some items or cost extra to add.  

Understanding what your getting at the end is important and working with a Realtor that has worked with Builders in the past can help to make your experience much more enjoyable and help the process to go smoothly.  The salesman represents the builder and a Realtor working with you is representing your best interests.  

If your planning on working with a Real Estate agent, don't go to visit new home subdivision models without them and don't sign in with the builder when you go visit.  Make it plain that you are working with a Real Estate agent. 

I represent buyers wanting to build new homes in the Avon Indiana and surrounding communities.   I would love to show you New Home communities here and share with you homes currently on the market as well as the home possibilities in this area.

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Sept. 8, 2016

Avon Lakes Home for sale

Avon Lakes Home for sale

8296 Eagles Nest Dr Avon Indiana 46123  

Avon Indiana Just listed for sale


Beautiful clean open concept 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car Garage Ranch with large Kitchen, pantry, Large 18x16 Great room with vaulted ceiling.  Updated light fixtures and hardware, New water Heater and Heat Pump. Privacy fenced yard with 16x16 storage building. 

8296 Eagles Nest Dr Avon In 46123Avon Lakes Ranch Home for saleAvon Indiana Home for sale Master bedroom

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MLS Listing:

This Avon home located in Avon Lakes, listed for sale by Real Estate agent Shannon Thomas Real Estate Broker with msWoods Real Estate, LLC.

Call 317-681-4044 for a showing  or information.  


Feb. 14, 2016

What are buyer Closing Costs and Pre Paids

What are buyer closing costs and Prepaid's

What is the difference between buyer closing costs and pre-paid items?   The importance of knowing the difference between closing costs and prepaid items in Indiana offers to purchase a home.  

Dose it make a difference what the wording is in your offer when you ask the Seller to pay closing Costs when purchasing a home?

 It does make a difference, if you ask for $5000 in closing costs and don't include in the wording closing costs and pre-paid items in your offer some very expensive costs that relate to your closing are not covered. Your seller could net much more and you the buyer will be bringing possibly significantly more funds to the closing table.

Your Real Estate Agent needs to define what you want the seller to pay out of the amount you ask the seller to pay in closing costs.  Of course the buyer wants as many closing costs and prepaid items paid by the seller as possible.  So a good agent will try to use up all of the $5000 Seller has agreed to pay in Buyer closing costs so the buyer will have to bring as little funds as possible at the closing of your home.  

Recurring Fees -   also called Prepaid's and Escrows

Prepaid items are charges that aren't part of the mortgage process and fees not charged for the loan itself.  They are es-crowed items or amounts paid directly (such as the Home Owners Association) majority of pre paid items are paid per Diem to the date of closing or in the future per diem 6 months or one year from the date of closing. 

MORTGAGE INTEREST charged from the 1st of the month to the date of closing

PMI- Private mortgage Insurance  Government fee that is charged to do the loan

REAL ESTATE TAXES escrow 6 months - 

PROPERTY HAZARD INSURANCE  HOME OWNERS INSURANCE - 1 year escrow   Property hazard insurance is different then what home owners insurance is.  Property hazard protects the lender - Home Owner protects you

HOA DUES from closing to due date of Bill




NON RECURRING Closing costs items that are a one time fee A couple of fees are included only in certain circumstances or types of loans.








TITLE INSURANCE- owners policy protects the owner


LENDERS POLICY Protects the Lender


LENDER FEES including origination fee, discount points, under writing fee, processing fee, doc fee, document preparation fee, administrative fee,










When you put in an offer its important that you know what your expectations are and they are met.  

A Seller doesn't have to accept your offer and may counter back with a lower amount in seller paid closing costs.  When the Seller does counter back and states they will only pay x amount in seller paid closing costs, your real estate agent if you agree needs to counter back and include the prepaid's and escrows with the closing costs or again the seller could be paying less then you expect and you may be paying more at closing then you expect.  


Shannon Thomas Real Estate Broker

Avon Indiana Real Estate Agent

 Love to List your home for Sale and Love to Represent you as a Buyers Agent


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Feb. 11, 2016

Buyer Multiple Offer Notification

What is a Buyer Multiple offer Notification

What is a buyer multiple offer notification and how should you the buyer respond?  

Multiple offers are common on properties in the SELLERS Market we are currently in here in the Indianapolis metro area, including Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Danville, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville and many other communities in and around Indianapolis.  

Multiple offers means the property you are going to or have already put in an offer has more then one offer and they are giving You the buyer a chance to raise your offer so you have a better chance of possibly receiving an acceptance from the seller.  All buyers that have put in offers will be sent the same notice.

In the multiple offer notification it will give you a time line that the listing agent has to receive the signed notification back or your original offer may not be considered.    So make sure that you and your Real Estate agent pays attention to the details in the multiple offer notice and the process that they expect you to follow.  

So what should your highest and best offer be?   The highest and best offer should be the highest price you want to offer and willing to lose the property at that price.  Another way of saying you would not be willing to go any higher and ok to lose the home if you don't receive the acceptance.  

When a property is under multiple offer it means the property can have just one other offer the sellers are considering or they may have several.  The sellers don't share that information and the listing agent is looking out for the sellers best interest.  Also they won't share how high the other offers are or if the other offers are close or over asking price. They won't even say if your offer is close.  I get this asked all the time and its questions that sellers or representative will not share.