The NFL has locked up most of the hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis, so Hoosiers are trying to rent their homes out for extra money. Jeremy Stierwalt owns a million dollar home on Mass Ave. and College. He gave it a lot of thought and figured, why not?
For $7,000 a night, it can be yours. That includes all the liquor you can drink.
If you want to stay closer to Lucas Oil Stadium, you can't beat a few high-end homes on Meridian & Georgia Avenue. One home is 2,500 square feet, completely furnished with a gourmet kitchen and two bedrooms. But it will cost $20,000 to $30,000 a month. The same guys renting the home have a more affordable place 20 minutes away. It's fully furnished, with a pool table and jacuzzi. It also costs $1,200 a night.
"It's a great bachelors pad," said Steve Spray, from Doc Realty in Greenwood.
Not every home on Craigslist is a high-rise with a glamorous view. One owner offered to rent a room for $200, on the condition the renters aren't loud, offer a cleaning deposit, and bring their own sleeping bag.
As for Jeremy, he isn't about making money renting out his home. He plans to donate the money to the Alzheimer's Association because that is what matters to him.
"My grandmother passed away and I had a friend whose grandfather had it, " said Stierwalt.
Whatever team wins the Super Bowl, Stierwalt doesn't care. He's cheering on his own cause.
If you plan to rent your home out, make sure to get an agreement in writing, get it approved by an attorney, and also tell your home insurer to add umbrella coverage in case of damages.
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