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Indiana Real Estate Blog

Welcome to the Nexus Realty Group blog page!  You'll find information related to Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana real estate, info and events around the Greater Lafayette community and related helpful content.  We'll discuss Greater Lafayette home values, real estate trends and more!  Visit back often and please reach out to us if is anything we can do for you!  Contact The Nexus Realty Group


Dec. 21, 2020

Who's Responsible for that Tree in My Yard?

Urban ForestryI have a client looking to buy an adorable historic home in Lafayette. Between the sidewalk and the street, we spy a very large, old, beautiful tree about ten feet from the streetlight. The buyer asked if that tree is the homeowner’s responsibility. I had no answer for him!  

I called the City Clerk and discovered that Lafayette has an official Urban Forester and Urban Forestry group under the Public Works umbrella. The Forester kindly returned my call and patiently answered all my questions about this City Tree situation.

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Jan. 8, 2020

The Craftsman Style Home

The Craftsman or also known as the Arts and Crafts style home is very popular in Lafayette and West Lafayette.  You can recognize it by its large, inviting front porch. 

This design, having its origins in Victoria England, has an interesting philosophical basis.  The emphasis is on the use of natural materials and

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Posted in Home & Lifestyle
Nov. 26, 2019

Assessing Offer Strength When Selling Your Home

What Home Sellers Should Know

Offer StrengthThe Lafayette and West Lafayette Indiana residential real estate markets have been very strong for sellers the past few years.  It is not uncommon for a seller to receive multiple offers shortly after listing the property for sale if the property is priced correctly.  It’s important to have a professional

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Nov. 15, 2019

Creating an Eclectic Home Style

How to transform your space into an eclectic style.

Eclectic StyleChoosing a style for your home is not easy.  You love so many different types of things:  the old vase your mother gave you that has been in the family for years; the rocking chair that grandma used since you can remember; that super slick

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Posted in Home & Lifestyle
Nov. 5, 2019

What is Earnest Money?

When Buying & Selling a Home - What is Earnest Money?

What is Earnest Money?When buying or selling a home or any other piece of real estate, it is customary for the buyer to provide some amount of earnest money to be held in escrow until the completion of the transaction.  What is earnest money and what is most important to understand from the home buyer and home seller’s perspectives?

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Oct. 24, 2019

Just Moved In - Now What?

You Purchased a Home and Moved In - What's Next?

Moving In First StepsSo, you have just moved into your new home and haven’t a clue where to begin.  Well, here are some helpful tips to get you started.

Paint your walls a neutral color and be consistent throughout the main rooms.   This way you can use any style furniture and not have to redo your walls.  It is also advantageous to keep the main pieces of furniture: fabrics on

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Posted in Home Buying
Oct. 11, 2019

Does Decluttering Make Sense?

It seems everyone is “Marie Kondoing”

Decluttered Sanctuary

Millions of people around the world are “Marie Kondoing”—reorganizing by giving up physical items that do not bring joy in their lives.  Have you ever wondered why this makes sense?  Can tidying up your home really make a difference?

Now let’s do a reverse experiment and start with a clean room.  Imagine yourself

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Posted in Home & Lifestyle
Oct. 7, 2019

The Return to Multi-generational Housing in America

Trends, challenges, benefits & resources.

Happy Multi-generational FAmilyOver the past several decades, the typical American couple raised children, watched them move out into the world at adulthood, and discovered the new empty nest lifestyle.  This happened while their parents either downsized or traveled until they were no longer able, then moved into senior communities or aged in place at home.  This trend is beginning to

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Posted in Real Estate Topics