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4 Garage Organization Ideas Under $50 These 7 Knock-Out Projects Will Make you Say “Yes I Can” 4 Ways to Erase Ugly Scratches From Wood Floors 81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

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HOMEfinder.org Magazine Monroe County Business/Economic Development Bloomington Economic Development Corporation 1720 N. Kinser Pike, Suite 001 Bloomington, Indiana 47404 www.comparebloomington.us/ Phone: 812-335-7346 South Central Indiana Bloomington Small Business Development Ctr Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship Ivy Tech Community College 2088 S. Liberty Drive, Suite 114 www.isbdc.org Phone: 812-345-9395 Email: southcentral@isbdc.org Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce 400 W. 7th Street, Suite 102 http://www.chamberbloomington.org/ Phone: 812- 336-6381 Education Indiana University http://www.iub.edu/ 107 S. Indiana Ave. Phone: 812-855-4848 Ivy Tech Community College 200 Daniels Way http://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/ Phone 812- 332-1559 Monroe County Community School Corporation 315 E. North Drive http://www.mccsc.net/ Phone: 812- 330-7700 Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation 600 S. Edgewood Drive, Ellettsville http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/ Phone: 812 876-7100

Community Resources & Attractions Media Herald Times Newspaper 1900 S. Walnut Street http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/ 812-332-4401

Indiana Association of REALTORS® http://www.indianarealtors.com/

Indiana Daily Student http://www.idsnews.com/ Phone: 812-855-0763

Home Ownership, Maintenance, Improvement http://www.houselogic.com/

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AMC Showplace Bloomington 11 1351 S. College Mall Road http://www.amctheatres.com/Bloomington11 Movie Times: 1-888-AMC 4FUN AMC Showplace Bloomington 12 http://www.amctheatres.com/Bloomington12 Movie Times: 1-888-AMC 4FUN 2929 W. Third Street

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Health Care Indiana University Health & Physician Referral Service 601 W. 2nd Street http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/ Phone: 812-353-5252

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Bloomington Private Schools http://www.schoolsk12.com/Indiana/ Bloomington

Monroe Hospital 4011 S. Monroe Medical Park Blvd http://www.monroehospital.com/ Phone: 812-825-1111

Indiana Is Home http://www.indianaishome.com/

Owen County Owen County Indiana 119 S. Main Street, Spencer http://www.owencountyindiana.org/ Phone: 812-829-3245 Owen County, Indiana http://www.owencounty.org/ Spencer-Owen Community Schools 205 E. Hillside Avenue, Spencer http://sites.socs.k12.in.us/socs/ Phone: 812-829-2233 Owen County Historical & Genealogical Society P.O. Box 569, Spencer www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm Phone: 812-829-4466 Other Links of Interest National Association of REALTORS® http://www.realtor.org/

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Visit Bloomington Indiana Phone: 812-334-8900 Toll Free: 800-800-0037 http://www.visitbloomington.com/things-to-do Greene County Business/Economic Development Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce www.lintonchamber.org Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce http://www.bloomfieldcoc.com/ Greene County Economic Development http://insidegreenecounty.com/ Health Care Greene County General Hospital http://greenecountyhospital.com/home-health/ Local Government Greene County Government http://www.co.greene.in.us/ Media Greene County Daily World http://www.gcdailyworld.com/ Visitor Information Greene County Visitor Center http://www.visitgc.com/


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14 Garage Organization Ideas Under $50

Easy-to-afford solutions for your tools, sporting and seasonal gear (so you’ll have room for your car, too). If you’ve got a garage, most likely you’ve got waaayyyy more than cars in there. It’s the catch-all place to keep stuff (mostly) out of sight and out of mind. Put order to the chaos and protect your car’s paint job with simple storage systems and organizing hacks for everything from sports equipment to tools. BIKES, SKATES, AND OTHER WHEELS #1 Hoist bicycles to the rafters with a rope-and-pulley system (starting around $40) that makes it easy to raise the bike and lock safely in place. When you’re ready to ride, release the lock and lower your bike to the garage floor. You’ll need an hour or two and basic tools to secure the pair of pulleys to ceiling joists and thread the ropes. (Similar hoists are available for kayaks or small boats; starting around $25.) #2 Use a specially designed wall rack to hang helmets and skateboards together; starting around $20. Secure this one to wall joists in less than an hour. #3 Keep scooters and bikes out of the way with tool hooks installed on a length of 1-by-6-inch lumber. You’ll pay $3 for each pair of vinyl-coated screw-in tool hooks and $1 per foot for lumber. You’ll need only an hour or two to secure the lumber to wall joists and screw the hooks into place along the board. SPORTING GOODS #4 Bring together balls and bats on a convenient wire rack equipped with hangers that hold gloves too; starting around $35. #5 Stash two pairs of snow skis, poles, and boots in one handy steel ski rack; $45. Securing this rack to wall studs helps it hold the weight of the equipment. If you can’t position it on studs, use wall anchors for a secure installation. You can do the task with or without anchors in an hour or two. #6 Stow your fishing rods by suspending two wire shelves from your garage ceiling about 5 feet apart, then threading the rods through the openings. Use shelves left over from a project or purchase a 4-foot-by-16-inch vinyl-coated wire shelf for less than $9, and saw it in half crosswise (or clip with bolt cutters) to make two 2-foot shelves. Snip additional wires where you need wider slots to accept pole handles or reels. TOOLS #7 Hang wrenches and bungee cords using an ordinary vinyl-coated wire tie-and-belt rack, available at big box stores; $8. #8 Hang metal tools on a magnetized rail, keeping items in view and easy to retrieve; starting around $30. Simply screw the rail to wall studs to safely hold the weight of the tools (it’s an idea you may be drawn to.) #9 Cushion and protect tools by padding your toolbox drawers with a soft, non-slip liner. The open-weave design keeps moisture away and prevents tools from rolling around. Enough material to line eight average-size drawers is $15. Just cut the liner to length to fit and slip it into the drawer. #10 Organize small items — such as pencils, box cutters, and tape measures — by stashing them in electrical junction boxes; about $2 each (free if you have spares). Purchase a variety of sizes and shapes and secure them to studs or pegboard. Yard and Garden Gear #11 Transform an old filing cabinet into storage bins for various yard tools. Remove the drawers, turn it on its backside, and use a couple afternoons to apply paint and pegboard sides. Less than $25. #12 Mount heavy tools, long-handled implements, and ladders on long steel rails with extruded holes high on the garage wall and secured to studs. Add hooks and pegs on the rail to hang big tools. Two 48-inch rails sell for $22. #13 Secure a wooden pallet to wall studs to create a pocket for holding long-handled garden tools. To find free wooden pallets, check with local businesses as well as online classifieds, such as Craigslist. Cost: Free. #14 Use a can rack to keep bottles of fertilizers, repellants, and lubricants upright and easy to retrieve. Rack ($15) prevents cans and bottles from tumbling off shelves. JAN SOULTS WALKER Nationally published home improvement writer Jan Soults Walker has more than 30 years’ experience, remodeling several of her own homes and reporting on everything from kitchen sinks to luxurious mansions. Even now, a deck of paint chips still makes her heart sing. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook Brought to you by the National Association of REALTOR’S®

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$142,900

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$89,900 201748367 The “Country Nest” 511 Arthur Rd., Springville • Huge great room • Open floor plan • Fireplace

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$89,900 201731709 The “Harvest Moon Ranch” 1555 E. Moffett, Bloomington • Excellent Location • New Windows

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The “Old Miller Farm” 604 W Coonpath Rd, Spencer • 3 BR 2.5 bath • 5 acres

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• Deck for above ground pool • 2 acres with stream

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• Close to Goosepond • Renovation ready

CA$H PROPERTY STEALS! 1810 J St. Bedford $29,900 #201754207 202 S. Park, Jasonville $22,500 #201751852

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Serving Buyers and Sellers in Bloomington, Ellettsville and the Surrounding Areas since 1970

Dan Rarey Real Estate

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4111 S. Gran Haven Drive New Listing!

201802772 $325,000

Situated on nearly 2 acres in popular Gran Haven Addition, this ranch home has over 2,700 s.f. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Vaulted living room or study right off of large front entry that leads to a huge fully equipped kitchen with adjoining work deskand large pantry. Formal dining room, family room with fireplace. Spacious master suite has tons of closet space and a private bath. The lower level has 3 bedrooms and full bath. Great split floor plan for maximum privacy. Many recent improvements & upgrades including roof shingles, siding, furnace & a/c. 2 car attached garage plus attached workshop. Great SE location in sought after large lot subdivision.

5169 W. McNeely Street

• 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths • Full finished basement • Fully equipped custom kitchen • Acreage is partially open with some woods

201750154 $499,900

501 S. Turtleback Creek Road New Listing!

201803299 $199,900

Beautiful 2,300 s.f. 4 bedroom, 3 bath colonial bilevel home that is feature filled and ready to move into. Large living room & dining "L" feature hardwood floors. Fully equipped kitchen has ceramic flooring. Huge main level master suite has walk‐in closet, remodeled bath, study area. Spaciouslower level family room. Split bedrooms with 2 up and 2 down assures privacy and flexibility. Covered rear deck with hot tub overlooks fenced yard. 2car attached garage. Great location adjacent to park, ball fields & recreational area in Ellettsville. Many upgrades and replacements.

8350 E. Baby Creek Road

• 3 bedrooms, 3 baths • Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout • Hiking trails right outside your door • Heated pole barn

201751106 $425,000

6565 W. Woodland Road

• 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths • Over 2,500 square feet • Greatly updated and renovated • Large screen porch

201801224 $199,900

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These 7 Knock-Out Projects Will Make You Say, “Yes I Can!” Beautiful you-can-do-it inspirations for easy DIY projects. As anybody who’s been inspired by HGTV can tell you, DIY projects on TV look amaaaazing. But DIY renovations in real life: kiiiinda the toughest thing ever. And, yet, these rookie craftsmen did beautiful, jawdropping work that will totally inspire you. Check them out! #1 PINTEREST-WORTHY WINDOW SEAT An empty recess in a room is a ripe spot for a DIY project, as home improvement blogger Britt Kingery can tell you. She and her husband, Justin, built a window seat so ridiculously Pinterest-worthy you’ll want to make one for yourself (like, right now). It’s a roomy 10-foot beauty, so you can seat a houseful of guests without dragging chairs all over the place. And (bonus!) there’s storage underneath for stashing lots of stuff out of sight. You can custom-create your own for about $250 if you’ve got a few essential DIY tools. Or you can do an Ikea hack to get the same result. Just attach one of their long, horizontal storage systems to your walls. Then add cushions and preformed molding for the same custom look. #2 MIRACLE MAKEOVER WITH JUST PAINT, STAIN (AND PATIENCE) “The Brady Bunch”-orange wall and abused floors in the before photo are homely enough to strike you blind. But what a miracle paint, sanding, and stain can do! Lighter shades on the walls, trim, and floor reflect natural light, making the space so much brighter. And for very little money (about $150). The key to such an amazing transformation, Kingery says, is to be a tortoise, not a hare. Sanding, taping, patching holes, and waiting on stain, paint or polyurethane to dry takes care and patience if you want professional-looking results. “The big reveal doesn’t happen overnight, and a renovation almost always looks worse before it looks better.” #3 INSTANT OPEN FLOOR PLAN Cramped, dark kitchens are so very 1981. Sarah Lemp of the “All Things With Purpose” blog turned her dated kitchen into an open, light-filled space that feels and functions like a larger room. The cost? $300. Yep. For less than the cost of a set of countertop canisters at Williams Sonoma, Lemp worked magic. The biggest fix? She just removed a set of overhead cabinets that blocked light and the view into the dining area, making an instant open floor plan. Then she turned to paint, the budget remodeler’s friend. She used a soft griege (designer-speak for grayish beige) for the walls of the kitchen and dining area. She painted the remaining upper cabinets white, and the bottom ones dark gray. “I love the look of white cabinets, but figured a darker color was more kid-friendly,” she says. Lemp skipped the requisite subway tile backsplash and went with peel-and-stick shiplap instead. “It was easier and cheaper,” she says. #4 BRIGHTER BEDROOM WITH PAINT AND WOOD This may be an ugly room, but we’re not sure because it’s so dark all we can see are cheap blinds and a poofy valance that hasn’t been fashionable since the Olsen twins were toddlers.

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It needed major help. Ashley Rose and Jared Smith of the blog “Sugar and Cloth” pulled off a weekend makeover by painting the walls a lighter color and replacing the window treatments with wispy, white drapes that practically pull sunlight into the room. A pair of wall-mounted reading lamps added a second layer of light, because a lonely overhead fixture can’t light the whole room all by itself. And that wall behind the bed? It’s strips of reclaimed wood with an adhesive backing. Peel, stick, and you’re done. No nails. No glue. And just one tool: a level to make sure you stick the wood strips in a straight line. Awesome. #5 AN EASY-PEASY BACKYARD PATIO Dirt’s ugly. It’s also a pain, turning into mud when it rains, dust when it doesn’t, and sneaking into your house on the feet of dogs and kids. Covering it with a paver patio is a great fix. Chelsea Foy of the blog “Lovely Indeed” built this one in a neglected flower bed in just 10 hours. She used patio stones molded to look like several individual bricks, because leveling one large stone is tons easier than leveling a bunch of bricks. Those arcs of large river rocks just off the patio make a natural-looking transition between the factory-perfect pavers and the rest of the yard. They’ll also give you less lawn to mow or flowers to tend. #6 FANCY WALL MOLDING FOR A BARGAIN PRICE Wall molding makes a room look so custom, so finished, so much better than boring old drywall. But it costs around $25 a square foot just for the materials. Mysha Barton of the blog “Remington Avenue” pulled it off along her stairs for just $30 — total. The secret? She used MDF (medium density fiberboard, aka fake wood) to keep it cheap, and didn’t mount it in the traditional way with board panels on the wall. Instead, she put thinner “chair rail molding” directly on the wall, and painted everything white, including the wall to get that rich look of molding. The toughest part was cutting all those angles, Barton says. She got it done with a miter box and a handsaw. “My advice is to use scrap wood to practice your angled cuts before taking on your expensive molding pieces.” Barton did this project in just eight hours with three small children in the house, so even if 10th-grade geometry made you cry, you can do this. #7 A SPACE-SAVING WORKBENCH A DIY workbench is a gateway project, one that can lead you to harder projects and possibly, a home improvement addiction. Make this workbench your very first project and you’ll have room to do scads of projects — money-saving ones. It’ll fit in a small space because it’s actually a door mounted on door hinges, so you can fold it flat against the wall when you’re not using it. Be sure to buy a solid wood door, not a hollow one, so it’s sturdy enough to stand up to years of projects. LEANNE POTTS is an Atlanta-based journalist and serial home remodeler. She’s tackled five fixer-uppers and is working on a sixth. She’s written about everything from forest fires to dog-friendly decor and spent a decade leading the digital staff of HGTV. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook Brought to you by the National Association of REALTOR’S®

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1901 W 3rd Street PRICE: $1,195,000 MLS 201651146 A unique combination of three land parcels that because of the plottage and location gives any developer a golden opportunity to expand on a preapproved City/County commercial project with various scenarios for retail shopping, restaurants, professional offices, apartments and out lots. Extremely well engineered plans completed for drainage, parking, and ingress / egress from West Third Street and Cory Lane.

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2420 W 3rd Street PRICE: $450,000 MLS 201800230 Fast Growing West Side location with easy access to IN 37/I 69 has endless possibilities for potential business "See Attached Permitted uses". There is currently a refurbishable 4704 sq. ft. glass front brick building that used to be used for a retail business and is grandfathered to stay where it is. This building was constructed with Steel beams and meant to last a lifetime. This building would be a great candidate for a second story to host a living area or extra office/storage space for the retail space below. This property also has a 3888 sq. ft. Warehouse that would be a great place to do Auto body repair or store heavy equipment. Several established businesses surround this property such as Ziebart, Auto Zone and J.D. ByRider with a Movie Theater and several restaurants & shopping near by. There are currently 3 more garages on the property the owner is willing to remove if requested. This property can be available on contract or Lease with "Short term" option to purchase.

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City lot zoned commercial industrial with two garages that have many uses. One garage has 962 sq. ft. with a 1/2 bath and is currently leased on a month to month for $400 per month to a long term Tenant that would like to stay but can move within a 30 day notice. The other garage has 1120 sq. ft. that is available on a month to month lease for $650 per month. This lot would be great for someone who wanted to run a small business out of the larger garage that also has an office space and a 1/2 bath and lease the smaller garage for extra income at an increased rent. Seller has never raised the rent on this Tenant so the garage is rented for less than it should be.

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321 S Sale Street - Ellettsville PRICE: $127,900 MLS 201749018 4 bdrm. 2 bath home in USDA approved area with full walkout basement ready for new buyers imagination. Seller is offering a $2,000 concession for buyers closing costs and up to $3,000 credit for Buyer to use towards floor coverings and any other desired improvements. Call Marci 812-327-4490 for showings

2190 N Hartstraight Road PRICE: $99,900 MLS 201711778 If you are looking for a fixer upper to make your own or use for an investment, take a look at this one. Home is in need of much TLC but is in a great location and priced at current appraised value to sell quickly "Recent Appraisal on file". This spacious 1810 sq. ft. 3 BR, 3 BA bilevel home with 2 car attached garage sits on a full acre and has easy access to both Ellettsville and Bloomington's west side shopping.

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7656 W. Deckard Dr. PRICE: $102,900 MLS 201727827 1300 sq. ft. 3bdrm, ranch style home with detached 2 car garage on a nice .61 of an acre lot on Bloomington's west side only 10 minutes to HWY 37/I69. This home would be a great candidate for USDA, VA or FHA financing and Seller is offering a $2,000 concession to help buyer with financing. Roof and furnace have both been replaced in the past 4 years. hardwood floors in all 3 bedrooms and living room.


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Homes don’t clean themselves. But these easy-peasy rules (wake and make!) will make you feel like they do. BY AMY HOWELL

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Here’s the thing you may have noticed about houses: They don’t clean themselves.

Every time you leave a room, take a quick scan for anything that belongs where you’re going, and you’ll start habitually keeping clutter under control.

Which is unfortunate, because if houses cleaned themselves you could spend less time cleaning yours, and more time doing something more fun, like watching “The Golden Girls,” because dang, that’s actually a great show. A few simple daily habits could make it seem like you’ve got a self-cleaning house. Rules like … #1 DEDICATE 20 MINUTES A DAY EVERY DAY You don’t need to set aside 20 hours one day to get things in order. You only need 20 minutes every day. Focus on tackling clutter in just one room. You might only pare down a single drawer or shelf, but “it will make you feel accomplished at the end of the day, and at the end of a week, you will see how much you can declutter,” says professional organizer Helena Alkhas. #2 FOLLOW A "ONE-MINUTE" RULE

#5 DEAL WITH YOUR MAIL EVERY TIME YOU BRING IT IN With so much of your important mail going straight to your inbox, sometimes you’ve got days of fliers and junk mail to wade through every time you make it to the USPS mailbox. To banish paper clutter from your home — and make sure you catch anything actually worth reading — immediately sort through your mail, recycling the nonsense and putting the keepers in an assigned spot. #6 SCAN AND TRASH WEEKLY You don’t really have to choose between forgetting what time the reception starts and stumbling over your cousin’s wedding invite for three months. Thanks to this fancy technology stuff, you can clear out all receipts, invitations, insurance documents, and other important paperwork.

Small tasks add up quickly when you’re saving them to do all at once. So if it takes less than a minute to complete, do it immediately.

Take a few minutes every weekend to scan and save everything, then toss it all it the recycling. With smartphone apps like Genius Scan, you always have the tools in the palm of your hand.

Put that cup in the dishwasher rather than the sink.

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Break down that Amazon box for recycling right after you unbox your goodie.

In the five minutes it takes to nuke your lunch, you can unload and possibly reload the dishwasher, or wipe off the countertops and appliances. You’ll be surprised how much order you can restore to your home during these normally wasted waiting-on-something moments.

(Hot tip: Want a reminder of how much you can get done in a minute? Next time your coffee goes cold, pop it in the microwave for a minute, and just stand there. For the whole minute. It’s kind of a long time.) #3 START A LOAD OF LAUNDRY BEFORE WORK If you have a full load in the hamper, toss it in while you’re getting ready for work. By the time you leave, it will be ready for the dryer. When you get home, you’ll already feel ahead of schedule with just a little fluffing and folding to do. Just make sure you’ve properly maintained your dryer to reduce the risk of a fire. #4 ALWAYS LEAVE A ROOM WITH SOMETHING IN HAND Whatever room you’re in, chances are there’s a toy, cup, blanket or T-shirt that needs to be delivered back to another room. Oh hey, conveniently, you’re always walking into other rooms.

#8 MAKE YOUR BED AS SOON AS YOU GET UP There’s a reason the Marines start the day with this simple task — also known as “wake and make.” According to retired Admiral William H. McRaven, author of “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life … and Maybe the World,” “It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.” #9 DO CHORES IN THE SAME ORDER Whether you’re cleaning on a Saturday or Wednesday, your mind (and body) will move more quickly from vacuuming to mopping to dusting if you check chores off in the same order — making it easier to keep your home tidy and clean. Headphones and a throwback playlist are a recommended, but not required, part of the routine.

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HOME finder.org Feature #10 SPOT-CLEAN BATHROOMS NIGHTLY Just as clutter attracts clutter, bathroom funk quickly multiplies. Stock every bathroom with Lysol wipes and you can quickly and easily clean the countertop and toilet when you brush your teeth or help the kids get ready for bed, Alkhas says. While wiping, you’ll naturally put away the floss, hair ties, and other clutter in your path. #11 STOP DIRT AND CLUTTER AT THE DOOR Establish a house rule that shoes, bags, jackets, and “pocket items” — your keys, sunglasses, wallet, and phone — are stowed in a drop zone at the door.

So have a “The Brady Bunch”-style family meeting to make sure everyone understands their responsibilities and chores for maintaining order in the home. Serve brownies. They’ll show up. AMY HOWELL HIRThas written about home design for 13 years. Her work has been published by outlets including “The Home Depot,” “USA Today,” and Yahoo! Homes. She previously served as home and garden writer and columnist for “The Cincinnati Enquirer.”

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Make this easy to enforce by assigning one hook and open shelf for every member of the family — double that for those with lots of extracurriculars, Alkhas says.

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If there are more than two people in your household, separate the day’s clutter into assigned baskets for each family member to put away daily or weekly. With this routine, Alkas adds, “you’ll wake up to a living room that’s decluttered and a kitchen that is tidy, and you can start your day fresh.” #15 FOLLOW A CLEAN-OUT SCHEDULE FOR YOUR STORAGE AREAS

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Just because it’s hidden behind a cupboard door doesn’t mean it’s exempt from clutter status. Establish a schedule, perhaps every month, to rid a specific storage space of its dead weight — like expired food in the pantry, excess gadgets in a kitchen drawer, or the cupboard holding the gazillion ragged dishtowels you’ve had since your tiny college studio apartment. (It’s time to let those go.) #16 KEEP EVERYONE INVOLVED When one person leaves a dish in the sink, it paves a slippery slope for others to follow suit.

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4 Ways to Erase Ugly Scratches From Wood Floors Get your crayons out for the coolest solution of all. Dogs chase kids, pans drop, chairs scrape, and soon you must repair wood floors and erase scratches that make a mess of your red oak or Brazilian cherry. A professional floor refinisher will charge $1 to $4 per square foot to apply a new coat of finish. No worries. We’ve got inexpensive ways to remove wood scratches and repair deep gouges in a few easy steps. #1 USE CRAYONS AND SHARPIE PENS

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81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

Their agent won’t have to say, “Picture this.” Buyers will see your home at its best.

Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of Home Staging.” Just take this real world tale of two condo listings from Terrylynn Fisher, a REALTOR® with Dudum Real Estate Group in Walnut Creek, Calif., who also stages:

Both units were in the same complex. One hadn’t been staged or updated since it was built; the other was staged and had been slightly refreshed (a little paint here and there and one redone bath). Otherwise, both units were the same size and layout. The staged condo sold for about $30,000 more than the unstaged unit, she says. “People couldn’t believe it was the same model.” Before your eyes turn into dollar signs, keep in mind staging isn’t guaranteed to get you more money. But it’s an important marketing tool to help you compete at the right price, which means you can sell faster. (A study from the Real Estate Staging Association bears this out.) Helping buyers fall in love with your property takes more than running the vacuum and fluffing the pillows: It’s all about decluttering, repairing, updating, and depersonalizing, say real estate agents and stagers. With help from Fisher and other sources, we’ve compiled the ultimate home staging checklist. LIVING ROOM • When placing anything from accent pillows and table lamps, go for symmetry, which is pleasing to the eye. • Light it up with lamps. Chic lamps provide both added lighting and appealing decor. • Make that fireplace glow. Scrub away soot stains and replace the old screen. • If you’re using staging furniture or buying slip covers, choose light colors for an airy, inviting feel. • Whatever amount of furniture you have in your living room, remove a few pieces to make the room feel spacious. • Use bright, coordinated accessories like accent pillows and throw blankets for a chic splash of color. • Help buyers imagine their life in your home. Set the scene by displaying a board game or tea service on the coffee table, and arrange furniture in conversational groups. • Let a slideshow of beautiful images play on your television like a screensaver. KITCHEN • Clear everything from countertops except one or two decorative items, like a vase of flowers or bowl of fresh fruit. • Pack up all the dishes except one attractive, matching set. Do the same with glassware, flatware, and cookware, and pare down all other cupboard and drawer items down to the minimum. • Freshen up and modernize those cabinets with a fresh coat of paint or stain and new hardware. • Seriously evaluate your appliances. Can they look new again with a good scrubbing? Give it the old college try or consider replacing with new models. The Real Estate Staging Association strongly recommends stainless steel. Tip: You can get the look of stainless for the cost of a cheap dinner with stainless films. • Remove those fridge magnets and give the door and handles a good cleaning. • Scrub dirt, grime, and stains from walls, cabinets, and backsplashes. • Clean cabinet interiors, especially under the sink. • Clean and organize the pantry, leaving some empty space to make it look bigger. Store items in decorative baskets and display a few jars of fancy jam and other upscale condiments. BEDROOMS • Go gender neutral in the master bedroom. Ditch those dainty, floral pillow shams or NASCAR posters. • Pack up all but the clothes you’re wearing this season to make you closets look larger. • Swap out the motley crew of mismatched hangers in your closet for a set of wooden ones to create a classy, boutique look. • Put jewelry and other valuables in a safe spot. • Consider giving extra bedrooms a new identity as a home office, sewing room, or another interesting function. • Remove televisions or video game consoles from bedrooms to depersonalize and create a serene setting. DINING ROOM • Let buyers entertain the idea of entertaining. Set out some chic place settings around the table, or a few wine glasses and a decanter on the buffet. • Strike a balance between overly formal and too casual with an attractive runner and a few fun, decorative elements — think small floral vases or short candle holders.

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BATHROOM • It’s de-grime time: Scrub and sanitize the walls, floor, shower door — virtually every surface that comes in contact with steam. • Spend extra time scrubbing that tile grout and re-caulk around the tub if necessary. • If your bathroom tile is dated, try paint instead of replacing it. Start with a high-adhesion primer and either epoxy or latex paint. • Remove clutter from the countertop, tub, and top of toilet. Clean surfaces until they gleam. • Pack up and hide all your personal products — from medicine to razors. • Create a luxury spa look with a fancy soap dispenser, fluffy white towels, decorative baskets, candles, plants, a white shower curtain, and a new bath mat. • Fix leaky or running toilets and replace toilet seats. • Remove hard water stains on faucets and shower heads. (Try vinegar!) • Take a daring sniff of the drains. Odorous? Clean them out, and deodorize with baking soda, boiling water, or vinegar. • Time for a new sink anyway? Try a pedestal sink to optimize precious bathroom space. WALLS, WINDOWS & MORE • Have a dark corner or hallway? Brighten it up with a decorative mirror. • Neutralize the walls. If any rooms are painted in dark colors, repaint white or beige. • Paint adjacent rooms the same color to make the whole space feel larger. • Fill nicks and holes in walls, and touch up with paint. • Sorry, wood paneling. It’s time. Paint over paneling with a neutral color. To really cover your tracks, use wood filler between panels and paint over the entire thing. • Make sure every switch plate and outlet cover matches and looks brand new. • Wash the windows, inside and out. Repair any holes or tears in screens. • Replace those family portraits with interesting art placed strategically throughout the house. Avoid leaving dead space on walls. THROUGHOUT

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• Declutter! Consider it pre-packing for your move. Box up books, clothes, and personal items and place them (neatly!) in the garage or — better yet — a rented storage unit. • Don’t forget to include memorabilia in those decluttering bins. Family photos, diplomas, and the kids’ artwork should all go. • Keep closets, basements, and attics as empty as possible to maximize the appearance of storage space. • Transform underused areas of the house — the alcove under the stairs or the end of a hallway — into functional spots. Add a desk to create a mini office, or a chair and small bookshelf for a reading nook. • Swap dim lights for high-wattage bulbs. • Check every door, drawer, and cabinet to ensure they open and close easily. Swap out any faulty — or dingy — hardware. • Damaged or aging hardwood floors? Replace damaged boards with new wood, sand down the entire floor, and re-stain. • Do a deep (deep, deep) clean. Hire a professional cleaning service to clean your home from top to bottom — including carpets — before viewings. EXTERIOR • Hang attractive house numbers that are legible from the road. • Brighten up your porch with fresh paint or stain. • Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door, preferably red, black, blue, or wood stain, so long as it complements the trim and doesn’t blend, says The Real Estate Staging Association. Steer clear of unconventional colors like purple. • Buy a new doormat to welcome home buyers. • Power-wash the house exterior, walkway, steps, driveway, and porch until everything sparkles. • Make sure the locks and doorbell function. • Make that mailbox look clean and welcoming, or get a new one. • Plant lots of colorful blooms in attractive pots and planter beds. • Trim back trees and shrubs from the approach to the front door. • Whip that yard into shape with fresh sod or new seed • Store yard equipment and children’s toys out of sight. • Repair shaky banisters.

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• Get a hammock (or bocce ball game or raised fire pit) to show off how fun your yard can be. • Dress up any imperfect planting area with mulch. • Make sure entryway lights function and are free of cobwebs and insects. • Hide trash cans, recycle bins, and garden hoses. • Don’t forget your outdoor living space. Stage your patio like a second living room, with fashionable furniture, accent pillows, an outdoor rug, and other patio-friendly decor. FOR PET OWNERS • Scrub those pet stains on the carpets and rugs until totally gone or replace them if necessary. Try cleaning formulas made especially for pet odors. • Pet odors soak into your best friend’s favorite things. Completely remove pet beds (or Fido’s most-loved couch), blankets, toys, play structures, food bowls, and the like. • Use air fresheners that eliminate odors, rather than simply mask them. There’s nothing worse than the smell of artificial pine with kitty litter undertones. • Repair or remove any furniture that’s been scratched or gnawed on. • Clean all pet “presents” from the yard. • Keep cat boxes immaculate and hidden away, or — better yet — see how your feline-loving friends feel about a temporary houseguest and remove litter boxes altogether. • Remove any dog or cat doors. Pets? What pets? • When you leave the house for a viewing, take all the furry (or feathery or scaly) residents along with you. • Make a pet hair sweep the last thing you do before you leave the house. DAY OF SHOWING • Add a seasonal touch. Simmer cinnamon sticks in the fall and set out fresh cut lilacs in the spring. •Tidy like you’ve never tidied before. • Avoid cooking any food for your own meals, but do bake some cookies or other baked goods to leave a welcoming aroma behind. • Take off. After all that staging work, you deserve a trip to the spa while potential home buyers are busy falling in love with your house. NATALIE BURG is a freelance writer, editor and author whose work appears in such publications as Forbes BrandVoice, The Content Strategist and Business Insider. She’s constantly DIYing something in her Ann Arbor Cape Cod where she lives with a big human, a little human, and a silly, silly dog.

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MLS#201731968

$258,000. 4BR 2.5Ba Move-In Ready wood buring fireplace, lots of updates Don’t miss this one.

$347,500. Lake Monroe w/Boat Dock waterfront Huge great room w/wood burning Atove completely remodeled SS appl all glass front great view

395 E Franklin Street, Lyons, IN 47443 MLS#201800010 $129,900. Move In Ready and priced to sell 3BR 2BA BLT2007 WITh almost 2000 SQFT WIC fP 2+CGar Deck FNCD back yd Shed country feel n town

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8400 S Fairfax Road

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$1,790.000. Luxury Horse Property ! Custom built 4BR 6BA Home. Barn includes 5 stalls and riding arena. Private guest quarters!

8996 Ella Street, Nashville

MLS#201738164

MLS#201722876

$349,500. 2BR 1BA Home. Currently used as residence of business owner in the front on 17th St (Wig Wam), would make a great rental property.

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524 S. Jordan Ave $475,000 C. Oswalt #201802910

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3416 E. Olcott Blvd $529,500 J. Franklin #201802227

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3207 S. Tulip $136,500 B. Thompson #201715813

5200 N. Union Valley Rd $155,000 J. Franklin #201746616

3311 N. Valleyview Dr $164,900 B. Thompson #201748959

1831 E. Sanders Second $174,900 J. Morris #201736136

511 E. Empire Mill Rd $189,900 J. Ellis #201737258

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1644 Jackson Branch Ridge Rd $289,000 J. Franklin #201717406

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1545 W. Countryside Ln $260,000 B. Thompson #201740776

936 E. Miller Dr. $275,000 B. Thompson #201752784

7796 S. Old SR 37 $299,500 J. Franklin #201738847

1800 Longwood Court E $299,900 C. Perry #201748254

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504 E. Lakewood Dr. $319,900 J. Franklin #201753127

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PEDIGO BAY

BLOOMINGTON EAST

2621 E. PEDIGO BAY DRIVE $1,491,378

5577 E. KINGS ROAD

$1,350,000

Welcome to the gated community of Pedigo Bay located on the shores of Lake Monroe, one hour south of Indianapolis. This beautiful lakefront home was professionally designed to emphasize the outdoors, fitness, relaxation, and convenience. Grill out and dine on the deck overlooking the lake or soak in the hot tub under the stars while enjoying the crackle of the fire pit. 201717840

Gaze at the stars and relax on your 65 acre sanctuary and experience an unspoiled farm surrounding just eight minutes from Indiana University. This beautiful acreage surrounds an early 20th century quintessential farm house with delightful updates and modern livability, plus all of the charm of a more simple time. 201655315

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GRAMERCY PARK 2153 E. GRAMERCY PARK DR.

$1,349,000

This Gramercy Park home on Bloomington's north side is near Indiana University and Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Enjoy a tranquil setting in a home with superb finishes and design on over one acre estate site. This Irongate constructed home exhibits a wonderful blend of curated top level materials, refined spaces and exciting unexpected details. 201755813

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SOLD ESTATE LIVING 1658 N. RUSSELL ROAD

BLOOMINGTON $1,190,000

This stunning home on 2.85 acre estate site has a gorgeous limestone design and is located near Indiana University, College Mall and the site of the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital. This home has been updated with backyard entertaining area, new built ins, coffered ceilings, exercise room, media space, and bedroom suites on each of the three levels. 201723419

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LAKE MONROE 3296 E. CAROWINDS CT

705 S. DEER TRACE

GRAMERCY PARK $1,099,000

25+ acre complex recently featured in Home & Living Magazine, includes stunning architect designed custom built 3 level one owner home, 1.75+/- acre stocked spring fed lake, lake cabin ("Dam House") and 2 story pole building. Main floor double door entry welcomes you into 2 story foyer leading to a large open concept great room/dining area with hardwood floors. 201644612

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DEVELOPMENT LAND $799,500

Twenty two acres of natural beauty and Lake Monroe access surround you in this custom home with walk out lower level and horse facility. This stunning traditional home has modern design cues and an entertaining kitchen, hardwoods, formal dining room, two story great room with gallery overlook, a horse barn facility with two stalls and wooded trails to Lake Monroe. 201748759

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0 E. KINGS ROAD

$750,000

Also included parcel # 53-06-31-100-016.000-003 & part of parcel #53-06-31-400-002.000-003 (to be surveyed). Also included is part of legal description 003-09130-00 PT W1/2 E1/2 31-9-1E 20.48A; PLAT11 to be survey and divided. Taxes are reflected for only four of the parcels of land. 201746249

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2403 E. GRAMERCY PARK DR $925,000

Under construction now! This relaxed luxury home in Gramercy Park has been perfectly designed and curated for easy entertaining and graceful living. Surround yourself with high caliber finishes and luxe treatments in this two story over lower level on an estate site. Beautiful walls of Pella windows frame the green spaces that encircle this lovely home with fantastic floor plan. 201655051

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STIER PARK 2001 E. HILLSIDE DRIVE #7

$729,000

This tastefully updated home has the best traditional and modern touches on a superb wooded lot. The sparkling interior spaces include a two story great room, spacious kitchen with island, enormous dining room, hardwoods, main level bedroom suite with attached fireplaced study, family room with fireplace, music room, three car garage, and an elevator. 201736793

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SOLD KINGSTON ESTATES

HERITAGE WOODS

EMERALD TRACE

4965 E. HERITAGE WOODS RD $699,500

2920 E. KYLIE COURT

This stunning cedar mid-century contemporary is positioned perfectly on a five acre wooded site on Bloomington's east side. This custom home has a split bedroom configuration with a master suite wing, a beautiful living room and dining room combination, a large gathering kitchen with walk-in pantry and a sun room with views of the mature trees and waterfall. 201733100

Nestled at the back of Heritage Woods and across from the Sycamore Land Trust preserve is the setting for this English Arts and Crafts inspired Voysey style home designed by architect Malcolm Woollen. This east side home near IU is positioned on an estate sized 1.8 acre site with garden design collaboration with Rudy Pozzatti and was expanded for grand entertaining. 201801797

Enjoy the beautiful finishes and upgrades of this custom two story over finished walk-out home on 1.09 acre site. The kitchen reigns supreme with ivory cabinetry, gorgeous granite counters and back splash, handscraped hardwoods, stainless appliances, custom mill work and entertaining island. 201718962

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5480 E. JAMES ROAD

$699,500

$675,000

SOLD RENWICK 2113 E. MELVILLE CIRCLE

HARBOR HILL $650,000

Greenspace views surround this custom home in Renwick on the conservancy. This lovely vaulted one and a half story with finished lower level has master and secondary bedrooms on the main, an open entertaining kitchen connected to the great room with fireplace, screened patio and dining room plus a dedicated main level laundry. 201801076

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3522 E. HARBOR DRIVE

BRISTOL MANOR $649,000

3223 S. INVERNESS FARM RD. $575,000

Panoramic views of Lake Monroe surround you in this lovely custom home in Harbor Hill. The main level master suite has a connected den/study/reading room with superb lake view, access to fenced yard/dog area, spa luxury bath with double vanity and Aquatic tub with jets. The home was designed with angles to provide optimum views. 201753188

This lovely Inverness home on over 12 acre estate lot was custom built and features an open entertaining plan. Host large gatherings in the 30 by 30 great room that is combined with the updated kitchen with granite. This spacious ranch with walkout lower level has a stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, master on main, lower level family room with wet bar, and ample storage. 201726353

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HYDE PARK 3416 E. OLCOTT BLVD.

$549,500

2625 E. SPICEWOOD CT.

RUSSELL ROAD $549,000

This gorgeous Hyde Park two story over finished walk-out has a beautiful entertaining kitchen with modern flair. The spacious great room with fireplace is connected to the white kitchen with peninsula. Enjoy the formal dining room and formal living room with hardwoods and a circular plan. The lower level has a movie media room, recreation room and an additional study. 201729388

This striking rustic contemporary home is surrounded by mature trees and framed by walls of glass. Breathtaking vistas enhance this entertaining home with gorgeous updates that include a new white gourmet kitchen, hardwood flooring, a fireplaced family room, a main level master suite with study and luxury spa bath, a dressing room with master washer and dryer in the walk-in. 201753117

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2630 N. RUSSELL ROAD

$549,000

Mid Century style. Entertain an active lifestyle in this 8.67 acre estate home with a park like valley setting. This mid century modern home with a linear design has natural views and a stocked pond, in-ground swimming pool, pool house studio with study, a tennis court, and a fantastic location near Indiana University, College Mall and the new IU Health Hospital. 201802207

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AGRICULTURE LAND N. BRUMMETTS CREEK RD

$525,000

This gorgeous farm east of Bloomington has 51.45 acres with two approved building sites, 10-15 acres of pine trees planted in the 1930's, has B&B water and electric available at the site, approximately 38 of the acres are classified forest and it borders the Morgan Monroe State Forest. This charming farm includes a circa 1930 barn, silo gain bin, and a 1998 red pole barn. 201734663

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KENSINGTON PARK

NEW LISTING

ELM HEIGHTS

3108 E. KENSINGTON PARK DR. $499,900

This meticulously maintained Kensington Park two story over finished walk-out lower level and three car garage is perfect for entertaining. This lovely home has a beautiful picket fenced garden, pergola, patio and deck system with views of the mature trees and landscaping. The open foyer has a grand stair and an open dining and living room formal spaces. 201724378

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500 S. BALLANTINE ROAD

$499,000

This lovely limestone Elm Heights classic home is thoroughly updated with charming results. This 1940's home has a center entry hallway, hardwoods throughout the main and upper levels, a formal stair, custom crown molding, adorable phone box built in wall, formal living room with fireplace and connection to formal dining with French doors and built in corner cabinetry. 201802779

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G N I D

HYDE PARK 3704 E. REED COURT

SOLD GENTRY HONOURS

$489,000

This stunning Hyde Park home on Bloomington's east side is near Indiana University, College Mall in one of the area's most established neighborhoods. Mature trees surround this pristine home with vaulted great room and gallery overlook, master suite on the main with adjacent den/study with wet bar, hardwoods and remodeled kitchen with granite. 201740358

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929 S. BRUMLEY COURT

ELM HEIGHTS $469,900

This gorgeous two story over finished walk-out on Bloomington's east side has wonderful updates and upgrades. This fantastic home has a master on the main, two story great room, Brazilian cherry hardwoods, open eat in kitchen and great room, dining room/den with French doors, and thoroughly renovated luxury master bath with modern claw foot tub. 201720145

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PEN

1018 E. UNIVERSITY STREET

$465,000

This beautiful Elm Heights brick home with Arts and Crafts design is located south of the Indiana University campus on one of Bloomington's most popular streets. This home on a tree lined corner lot at University and Hawthorne Drive has original custom arches, brick fireplace surround, built-ins, a music room with two story vault and hardwood flooring. 201738428

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G N I D

BROWN COUNTY 3661 MARLETT ROAD

BLOOMINGTON

ELM HEIGHTS $465,000

Enjoy ten acres of pure Brown County beauty in this modern rustic home surrounded by mature trees and hilltops. This gorgeous two story over finished lower level is perfect for multi-generational living or guests with bedroom spaces on all levels. Located 7 miles from Nashville and 20 minutes east of Bloomington. 201751454

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1018 E. 1ST STREET

$427,000

5126 E. EARL YOUNG ROAD

$424,000

This attractive Elm Heights home is near the Indiana University campus, Bryan Park and has a wonderful curb appeal. This four square classically designed home has a graceful feel with a formal living and dining room, hardwood flooring, a tastefully added family room with matching woodwork to maintain the design integrity and an eat-in kitchen. 201739493

This beautiful brick home surrounded by mature trees on 2.38 acre site was originally built by a stone mason as his personal home, so it is a gorgeous quality structure with fantastic detail. This heirloom quality home has beautiful hardwood flooring, custom crafted Ferree cabinetry, solid six panel wooden doors, two custom masonry fireplaces and Pella windows. 201802573

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SOLD NE MONROE COUNTY 9111 E. STATE ROAD 45

$399,000

Surround yourself with 15 acres of lush forest on this beautiful property with custom home on Bloomington's east side. A private lane winds through mature trees to this custom rustic home with master bedroom on the main, spa master bath, upper level dormer bedrooms with a gallery overlook to the two story great room, custom stone fireplace and beautiful hickory cabinetry. 201737981

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GENTRY EAST 4706 E. CARDIFF COURT

MAXWELL MANORS $399,000

Lots of extra upgrades and special features in this Gentry East ranch with walk-in conditioned and heated crawl space with workshop. This vaulted ranch with split bedroom format has great appeal. Enjoy the views on the wooded conservancy from this premium site in the neighborhood. 201755811

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1041 S. MITCHELL STREET

$395,000

Enjoy this enhanced mid century Maxwell Manors home near Bryan Park and Indiana University. This ranch over basement features hardwoods, stone fireplace, updated vintage kitchen with original restored cabinetry, quartz countertops and a view of the extended deck system that is a summertime living room. 201755810

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SOLD BROWN COUNTY

HOOSIER ACRES 702 S. RAVENCREST AVE.

$379,000

This mid-century ranch home on a .86 acre site and has updated spaces with anewly updated kitchen and great room combo with limestone fireplace, walk out lower level, hardwoods, a family room in the lower level, repainted throughout, new carpet in basement and sunporch, a screened patio, beautifully updated baths with ceramic tile work, and an in-ground pool. 201742295

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7569 FERN HILL LANE

WINDEMERE EAST $379,000

Enjoy the charm of Brown County's wooded beauty in this sophisticated cabin surrounded by a private five acre retreat. Relax in this impeccably designed and curated home with an open ceiling in the great room and a beautiful screened patio with views of mature trees. Tranquil walking trails and vistas surround the property. 201629972

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2404 E. RECHTER ROAD

$375,000

This highly desirable Windemere East location is ideally located near Indiana University, College Mall and the walking path to Rogers Binford. This lovely two story over finished lower level has beautiful traditional spaces and includes a great room with fireplace that opens to the sun room and kitchen, a dining room and main level primary master suite. 201740826

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SOLD SOUTH DUNN

SPICEWOOD 2545 E. ROUND HILL LANE

$349,000

Modern, hip and wonderful living spaces make this Spicewood home a perfect option on Bloomington's south side. This home with gallery feel and architectural sensibility was professionally designed as an architect's personal home. Fantastic updates and upgrades have enhanced the original design and protected the caliber of the space. 201755815

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1409 S. DUNN STREET

ELM HEIGHTS $339,900

Live on one of Bloomington's most vibrant streets near Indiana University, downtown and Bryan Park in this South Dunn Street home. This pristine bungalow home has all of the charm of an older home with the convenience of new custom crafted quality. The kitchen features an island and cabinetry that is furniture quality constructed in warm cherry by Amish craftsmen. 201748107

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325 E. UNIVERSITY ST.

$334,900

This fantastic and hard to find Elm Heights duplex is in pristine condition and has beautiful original trim, pocket doors, volume ceilings, hardwood flooring, corner location at Grant and University, two blocks to IU campus, and near the Fourth Street restaurant scene. This duplex is separately metered and has a new HAND permit issued this year. 201743396

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SOLD WALNUT CREEK 1021 E. AZALEA LANE

BLUE RIDGE ESTATES $329,500

504 E. LAKEWOOD DRIVE

$319,900

SYCAMORE KNOLLS 2217 E. WIMBLETON LANE

$309,900

This lovely home south of the Indiana University campus is surrounded by mature trees and positioned on a corner lot in Walnut Creek. This custom home has hardwoods, volume ceilings, a dedicated kitchen with Viking range, formal dining room, fireplace with masonry surround, master suite with jetted tub, upper laundry, and lower level great room with walk-out. 201726317

This attractive Cape Cod on a lovely corner lot in Blue Ridge Estates has a perfect location near Indiana University, downtown Bloomington and both east and west side shopping areas. This pristine home on a .47 acre site has a formal street appeal with a modern vaulted interior and combined great room with kitchen visibility. 201753127

This adorable updated Cape Cod home in Sycamore Knolls has hardwoods, an open kitchen and dining room with island and gas five burner range, charming family room with fireplace, formal living room, main level bedroom and full bath, large upper level dormer bedrooms, ceramic tile, hardwoods up, and a lovely front foyer with center stair. 201723920

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NEW PRICE

104TH ADDITION

STANDS-COPPERTREE

BLOOMINGTON EAST

7796 S. OLD STATE ROAD 37 $299,500

This updated Dutch Colonial on Bloomington's south west side on 2.52 acres has beautiful hardwood flooring, crown moldings, updated kitchen with new stainless appliances, new lighting fixtures, new bath updates that include herringbone marble, new vanities and Kohler fixtures, large bedrooms, fireplaced family room and neutral décor. 201738847

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1644 JACKSON BRANCH RIDGE RD

$289,000

Relax in this home on a beautiful and tranquil three acre park-like setting with mature trees and valley views. This lovely and well maintained home has perfect positioning on a ridge for prime vistas. A recent screened patio area for large scale group events or tranquil downtime with a book. A wrap around porch gives a panoramic experience. 201717406

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3238 S. COPPERTREE DR.

$289,000

This magnificent garden home on a stunning green space has gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout, a large entertaining area with volume ceiling in the great room and dining room, eat-in kitchen with breakfast area, split bedroom configuration has a large master suite with walk-in and remodeled bath, two secondary front bedrooms, and a large two car garage. 201753049

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SOLD SOUTHWEST BLOOMINGTON 4798 S. ROCKPORT ROAD

$249,500

This lovely two story home over full, partially finished basement has wonderful remodeled spaces and updates on Bloomington’s south side. The 1.8 acre property has a fully fenced back yard and a large poured concrete basketball court. Easy access to I69. This home features Plum Creek kitchen cherry cabinets, natural hardwood flooring, sun room and stone fireplace. 201710846

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PE THORNRIDGE/SPENCER 852 N. AMANDA LANE

$249,000

This gorgeous new construction two story has fantastic finishes, an entertaining kitchen with hickory cabinets and a large island, open concept kitchen and living room combination, Jack and Jill upper level suites, luxury master suite, and fantastic location just west of downtown Spencer. 201750482

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GENTRY EAST 4330 E. CRICKET KNOLL

$232,000

Enjoy this spacious Gentry Estates home on Bloomington's east side and experience the close proximity to College Mall and Indiana University. This four bedroom and two and a half bath home has a main level study, a formal dining room, center entry foyer furnace 2013, and a big kitchen with island and combined great room. This family room has wonderful views of green space. 201735509

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SOLD CHESTNUT RIDGE 1115 E. RIDGEMONT COURT

ELM HEIGHTS $225,000

803 E. 1ST STREET

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JAVA HEIGHTS $225,000

This cottage style home in Chestnut Ridge on Bloomington's south side is on a desirable corner lot near Indiana University access. This adorable five bedroom home has a formal entry, vaulted great room with two story fireplace, dining room, gallery overlook, kitchen with eating bar and brushed stainless appliances, hardwoods, built-ins, and adorable dormer bedrooms. 201753712

This adorable all brick bungalow home in Elm Heights is ideal for a renovation near Indiana University and Bryan Park. This home with lower level garage has large rooms, two baths, large kitchen, big dining room, hardwoods, vintage tile, two bedrooms and an alley access side and rear area with a nice backyard with mature landscaping. 201800291

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4114 W. COFFEY LANE

$219,000

This charming vaulted ranch home in Java Heights has a huge great room kitchen combo with neutral decor. Enjoy the large bedrooms and walk in closet spaces (two in the master) in this pampered home on Bloomington's west side. Three bedrooms, two full baths, an oversized garage and a .29 acre lot. 201755812

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SOLD SPENCER 1299 N. US HIGHWAY 231

HYDE VILLAGE PARK $199,500

2710 S. MCCARTNEY LANE

$195,000

Enjoy the hilltop views from this 20 acre mini farm with panoramic sites just north of Spencer. This 1950's ranch has a custom fireplace, eat-in kitchen, knotty pine walls, screened patio, fire pit, eco friendly tin roof, hardwood flooring, detached garage for hobbyists and a convenient attached garage. 201734343

This pristine Hyde Park Village condo has a prime view of the park like green space and mature trees. Enjoy the convenient proximity to College Mall and Indiana University in this home with master suite on the main, open kitchen and great room, volume ceiling, loft study area, walk in storage areas, gallery overlook, and secondary upper level bedroom space. 201748981

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COUNTRY CLUB MANOR 612 W. FAIRWAY LANE

$155,000

This super adorable mid century home has beautiful hardwoods throughout the main level and walk out lower level with garage. This ranch has a large fenced in back yard that is adjacent to the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course. Three well scaled main level bedrooms have spacious closets and the lower level has a finished recreation room with walk out to garage. 201753929

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COUNTY LINE 0 W. STATE ROAD 46

UNION VALLEY 5200 N. UNION VALLEY ROAD

$155,000

This charming bungalow on over 2 acres has been updated with recent kitchen remodel, windows, HVAC, flooring, updated baths, and fresh finishes throughout. Great walk out lower level with additional storage and a nice detached garage. Conveniently located on Bloomington's west side near shopping, conveniences, and access to Hwy 46/69. 201746616

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PATHWAYS RETREATS / UNIONVILLE $105,000

5743 N. PATHWAYS DRIVE

$89,500

Great piece of property to build your dream home. Also suited for Agricultural Land. Convenient to HWY 46. 201754275

This appealing 5.49 acre building site is located on Bloomington’s north east side and features a fantastic location near Lake Lemon in the desirable Pathways neighborhood. 201715128

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1800 Longwood $229,900

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0 Spring Branch Road $57,900

Lot 8A E. Pedigo Bay $149,000

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6575 W. May Road $49,900 MLS# 201746760 5 acres of fairly level ground. Open ground the front third and wooded on the back. Several trees in front with plenty of room to site a home. May rd is the southwestern part of Monroe county between Rockport rd and Harmony rd. This stunning homesite is minutes from I 69.

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