1. Resale - It's important to make sure you're buying a home that has good potential to sell in the future. Unless you plan on living there the rest of your life this is definitely something to look into.
How? You can ask your Lafayette realtor to provide the average days on market for neighborhoods you're interested in, and find out what homes have recently sold for to make sure you don't over pay.
2. Schools - A lot of times this directly effects tip number 1. If a neighborhood feeds into good schools then that neighborhood often times has fewer days on market. Want to learn more about school districts in our area? Check out the Tippecanoe County School Corporation along with the Lafayette School Corporation.
Why is fewer days on market so important? Because that means more people are interested in that area which should drive up the home prices.
3. Location - This has been known to be the single most important part of a home. You can update the kitchen and baths to the nines but one thing you can't change is the location.
If you buy a home in Lafayette that's convenient to shopping, schools, interstate, restaraunts, etc.. then you should be in good shape for resale.
4. Price - As you read in tip number one you can have your realtor show you recent home sales in areas you're interested in. That way you know how your price compares to others to ensure you're getting a fair deal.
As I said before you can update your home to have great features but if it's already over priced then you most likely won't get the return you expect out of the updates you make.
5. HOA - Yes we've all heard good and bad stories of having a home owners association. The good part is they help keep Lafayette and West Lafayette neighborhoods clean and well kept. Who wants to live next to an overgrown junkyard anyway?
Some home owners associations have a reputation for being too strict. To ensure that you're comfortable buying in a specific area, ask to review the covenants and restrictions.
To learn more about houses for sale in Lafayette - Contact Kirby Parker with Parker Team Homes and Keller Williams Realty.
1. The very first distance automobile race in the United States was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 30th, 1911.
2. Santa Claus, IN actually receives hundreds of thousands of letters each year around the holidays. Who responds to all of them!?
3. "The Land of the Indians" has less than 9,000 native americans currently living there.
4. Although there are bears pretty much surrounding the state there has only been one bear sighting in 144 years! There are bears in Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan but for some reason they don't like the Hoosier state.
5. The weather is well known for being absolutely unpredictable. In parts of the year you could be playing golf in shorts and the next day seeing snow flurries.
6. There are a lot of celebrities that are from the state including Michael Jackson, David Letterman, Larry Bird, James Dean, Axl Rose, and Colonel Sanders.
7. Indiana is home to the world's largest peach. The giant fruit is 20' tall!
8. Wolf Park in Tippecanoe County has a "howl night" where people are invited to come howl with wolves.
9. The city of Wabash was the first electrically lighted city in the world.
10. The very first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne.
Lafayette Real Estate Blog
Creekside is a subdivision of luxury homes in Lafayette, Indiana. The neighborhood has a relaxing setting with large lots and backs up to the scenic Wildcat Creek.
As you drive through you'll notice well built & well maintained custom homes with 3+ car garages and lots that are 1 acre or larger. It's secluded yet conveniently close to restaurants, hospitals, Faith Baptist, the interstate, and shopping.
Homes are still being built and lots are available but most of the neighborhood is already developed. Home prices range from $400,000 to over $1,000,000. Check out the video to view some of these awesome properties!
Elementary School: Wyandotte
Middle School: East Tipp
High School: William Henry Harrison
4408 Amesbury - West Lafayette
Check out this "like new" home in Stonehenge subdivision. Built in 2014 this 4 bedroom home has lots to offer.
You'll notice quality features such as granite countertops in the kitchen, tile backsplash, tile floors, stainless steel appliances, tray ceilings in the master bedroom, and a luxury master bathroom.
The location is great as well. The quiet neighborhood sits on the edge of West Lafayette but is a short drive to Purdue University, shopping, schools and more.
If you're looking to buy a home in the area this is definitely one to consider. You can check out the virtual tour below and schedule a showing when the time is right for you!
Year Built: 2014
Annual Taxes: $798
Square Feet: 2,537
Lot size in acres: .25
Brookfield Heights is a subdivision over 300 people are proud to call home in Lafayette Indiana.
As you drive through the neighborhood you'll notice nice landscaping, mature trees, street lights and an impressive community park.
It's also conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, hospitals, Faith Baptist, and the interstate.
The homeowners association holds community events throughout the year. The park alone is a big reason why many people choose this neighborhood over others. It includes tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, swings and a playground.
When buying a home in Tippecanoe County this is definitely a subdivision to consider.
Elementary School: Hershey
Middle School: East Tippecanoe
High School: William Henry Harrison
Tour Brookfield Heights!
Kirby has lived in Indiana his whole life and has been an agent with Parker Team Homes since 2011. You can contact him directly at (765)421-1562.