A 2007 study found Ball State University’s cutting-edge academic programs, picturesque buildings and tree-lined roads located in the nation’s most affordable college town. According to the third annual Coldwell Banker College Home Price Comparison Index (HPCI), Muncie’s affordability is in part based upon the cost of typical family home. When it comes to making a life in Muncie-Delaware County, the diverse housing market has something for everyone.
A Place for Everyone
Whether seeking a single-family home in an urbanized setting or a beautiful estate with plenty of acreage, buyers have their pick of a high-quality selection. If that dream home isn’t yet on the market, a wealth of local architects, designers and builders are readily available to bring that dream to life.
For those who are not in the market to buy, plenty of rental properties are available throughout the Muncie-Delaware County area. New apartments and condominium complexes, lofts, townhomes and rental houses dot the map of this thriving East Central Indiana region, affording renters a host of options.
The area’s location has proven its appeal to residents through high caliber schools, health care facilities, shopping venues and cultural paths placed right at their fingertips. Another distinct advantage to living in Muncie versus a similarly sized community is having three unique historic districts nestled in and around the downtown area. A local historical preservation group actively continues to work on revitalizing the homes in these areas, marinating their aesthetic nature.
For newcomers to the area, many financial institutions and knowledgeable realtors are available to aid in finding the right home. These professionals also offer services in order to familiarize clients with Muncie-Delaware County.
Starting The House Hunt
This site was initially built by a Broker/REALTOR® with input from other fellow REALTORS® and they especially know this topic!
[Note: This section is different than the Mover’s Guide or Relocation Guide. Those are very specific just to Moving to Muncie].
If you’ve not bought a home before, the most obvious first place to go is to a REALTOR® so that they can get to know you and your specific needs. Real Estate Agents know their community inside and out and they’d be delighted to help walk you through the often complicated process of buying a property and connecting you to financing. Their job is to help broker the best homes/property at the best price for you and your family regardless of the location. Broker services are paid for by the Seller, so feel comfortable knowing brokers won’t charge you for their buying brokerage services.
Local Real Estate Services
We have a number of local Real Estate Offices. Here are some of the larger ones: Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, Re/Max Real Estate Groups, FC Tucker Company Muncie, Berkshire Hathaway, Wagner Auctioneering & Real Estate, and Starr Realty. Here are the Google search results for local Brokers HERE.
Local School Systems
Many families moving to town want to know more about the city school systems. The QuickStart Section has more about the schools systems. Go HERE for more.
Our local Banks and Mortgage Brokers are ready to help you choose the right type of mortgage and financing for any project. Here’s a list of some of the larger financial institutions that have physical offices here:
Bankers (in no order): Northwest Bank, First Merchants Bank, Old National Bank, Star Bank, and Chase Bank
Credit Unions (in no order): PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Thrive Credit Union, Ball State Federal Credit Union, Indiana Members Credit Union, Muncie Federal Credit Union
Mortgage Brokers (in no order): Ruoff Mortgage, Caliber Home Loans, Preferred Capital, American Mortgage, Capital Trust Home Mortgage Corp,
Other Home Buying Resources
A super resource for this entire Buying/Selling process can be found here: https://imuncie.com/resources/.