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Carmel Indiana Most Expensive Homes for Sale - 03/31/11 07:35 AM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog There are currently 669 homes for sale in Carmel Indiana. Of those homes, 168 are over listed at over $500,000. That is what we consider a luxury home. There are 34 homes listed at over $1,000,000. The most expensive home in Carmel today is listed for $2,999,999 and is located in Bridelbourne (106th and Shelbourne). It has 9,411 sq ft (main/upper) with a master on the main level that is 32 x 24 (a normal bedroom is probably around 17 x 17) and five additional bedrooms all upstairs (often you will find a bedroom in (10 comments)
How often do you (should you) communicate with your Sellers? - 03/28/11 04:35 PM
Writing my outside Blogs and Creating Seller Reports is usually my Monday; it’s a day I rarely look forward to embracing. As an Accountant in a previous life…my creative juices run dry very quickly. And in this market, creative is needed! lol So the question is how often do you communicate with your sellers. My sellers get their tour factory stats once a week. They also get a report from me showing their traffic on Realtor.com and Trulia (I pay the premium for showcase status on both of those). I snap a picture of the graphs and paste it into an (64 comments)
Geist Realtor highlights Masthead - 03/26/11 05:14 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog Masthead is a huge neighborhood in the Geist Real Estate market. With over 500 homes, it spans a large geographical area. It actually covers two different school districts, Hamilton Southeastern and Lawrence Township schools. It runs along the popular Fall Creek Road; with a running/biking trail along Geist Reservoir. It winds back into the Reservoir with many homes having lake frontage. It also runs into along side Hamilton Proper. It is on the west side of the Reservoir as opposed to all the Admirals that are on the east side of the Reservoir. The homes are (9 comments)
Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Carmel Indiana - 03/24/11 10:07 PM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog Let the fun begin! The Rotary Club in Carmel is sponsoring their Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16th at the Monon Center. This will be held in partnership with the Carmel/Clay Parks and Recreation folks. It is for adults age 18 and older; finally an egg hunt for us! Knowing how competitive adults are, they have 4,000 eggs that will be hidden with prizes to local stores and restaurants (Sullivans Steak House and Flemings to name drop!). And what would an egg hunt be if it didn't have a golden egg! Good news, (13 comments)
The House that Active Rain built... - 03/24/11 08:23 AM
I was helping a client make some decisions on the options for their new home....I feel like I almost railroaded them into things! lol Over the years we see a lot of houses and notice many cool things and make mental notes about them. In fact when it came time for me to remodel my master bath...I absolutely spent the money for heated floors. Three years later I am convinced it was the best purchase I made in that remodel. If I were building a house today, I would no doubt put that in the master bath again. I would also (81 comments)
Choosing the Right Fishers REALTOR - 03/24/11 07:28 AM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog. Choosing the right Fishers Realtor to help you buy or sell a home can be a daunting task. You might ask a friend if they know a REALTOR, which is a great way to know what you are getting. You can also do the reseach on the internet and read about the top agents in the area. You might find me being recommended by a friend or on the internet. And hopefully it will lead you to this blog post. I wanted to take today to share some real life stories about how I work (4 comments)
Wordless Wednesday - Patiently Waiting - 03/23/11 03:54 PM
I saw the daffodils today; waiting on the Tulips next...ah...beautiful day in Indy (even though they say a taste of Winter is in the forecast)...I'm focusing my thoughts on the tulips...
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Cindy "in Indy" Marchant - Carmel Real Estate AgentKeller Williams Realty Indy Metro NECarmel IN Real Estate Website317-290-7775 CindyMarchant@comcast.net (19 comments)
The Spirit of Spring is in full Swing - Spring Renewal - 03/21/11 10:31 PM
I think with the winter we had in Indy; I would never see a crocus ever again. Spring was just was MIA in Indianapolis for so long. But it is here at last…in my own backyard and across the street. With Winter comes the desire to stay inside where it warm; watch movies, waste time, and put off the things that need to be done. Heck, chipping away at 6 inches of ice was about all we could bring ourselves to do and that took one full week! It is a bit of a dark time once the holidays are over, food (22 comments)
Dock Owned rather than Waterfront as an Option in Geist - 03/21/11 01:38 PM
We have seen 65 degrees this week and suppose to be in the 70's next week; which means some people will start to get the itch to make a move to a new home. Many will think about a home for sale on Geist. Of course, many may not be able to afford one with lake frontage but what about one that is at least dock owned. A place to put your boat and to launch from easily during the summer onto Geist Reservoir. There are currently 7 homes for sale in Geist under $300,000 (mostly in the Shorewalk condo community) with a (4 comments)
Pay It Forward - Birthdays - 03/21/11 07:48 AM
Ever since I was a kid…I have loved birthday celebrations. My family always made it special! As my kids were growing up, every year they could count on streamers and balloons all over the house to wake up to on their birthday. Every person deserves a special “Happy Birthday” on their day! Most of you know I manage a team of three other agents. Last year I went to each of their houses with balloons and tied them on the mailboxes for their birthday. This year, I’m cutting back some…none of them live particularly close! Today is Susan’s birthday. She (12 comments)
Best Neighborhood in Carmel Indiana - 03/19/11 09:19 AM
Oiginally posted at www.mycarmelblog.com I am often asked what is the best neighborhood in Carmel...and much like an attorney I have to say it depends. Everyone has their own tastes and wish list for their next home. Depending on what that is...defines the best neighborhood for them. There are 654 homes for sale in Carmel today; it is likely the perfect one for you exists! Things that might matter are its proximity to the Monon Trail, Clay Terrace, the Monon Center, Carmel High School. Other things that might matter are children friendly or family friendly neighborhoods (best way to find one (3 comments)
Fishers Realtor highlights Weatherstone - 03/18/11 10:01 PM
Originally posted at www.myfishersblog.com Over the past few years, new subdivisions in the Fishers Real Estate area have been springing up, specifically along 104th and Olio. One of the more established neighborhoods in that area is Weatherstone; built primarily in 2001 and 2002. The builder was Drees and many of the homes are on large lots (over .50) and have over 3,000 sq ft before including the basement sq footage. There are 63 homes in this subdivision; and their turnover is not very high. In fact in the last six months there has not been a sale. In looking at this neighborhood and the (3 comments)
Well cared for full brick home with large private backyard; just about ¾ acre! Recently painted, new ceramic tile in entry, family room is open to kitchen and has fireplace flanked by bookshelves. Three spacious bedrooms and two full baths complete the home. New water heater, refrigerator and dishwasher. Move in ready. Search Indianapolis Waterfront Homes Read other Northside Blogs (Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville)
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Spring Fling in your Town...the Recipe - 03/18/11 07:28 AM
Now that Spring has found its way to Indianapolis…must have taken a detour of sorts because it has been a long time since we have seen the sun and it’s warmth! So, I have begun planning. This is an easy client appreciation event I thought I’d share with you. It’s our 5th annual Spring Fling. Ingredients needed: Hundreds of plastic eggs Prizes (I use Oriental Trading) Cupcakes Easter Bunny Two large Easter Baskets for give aways (and to secure their information) One Bounce House Face Painter (optional) Balloon Twister (optional) Mix with all of your clients for two hours and (13 comments)
A day in the life... - 03/17/11 05:27 PM
These are the days when I smile and say, "I'm happy to be a REALTOR". This client actually asked me if I thought the commission was fair; she wanted to pay me more...she truly fell out of the sky for me!
They closed today on a spec home...if you watched our relocation video, these are the folks that moved here from MA that are referenced in that video. We all strive to be the best we can be and provide value added service, but doesn't it make your heart sing when the client appreciates it!
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Speechless Sunny Sunday - 03/13/11 06:23 PM
Sometimes you just need a change of pace to totally change your motivation, outlook and drive...and that's what I got today. This is a picture of Tim and I sailing on the Gulf. I'm spending tomorrow with Ellie looking at homes in Ft Myers...take that icky weather Indy!
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Cindy "in Indy" Marchant - Fishers Real Estate AgentKeller Williams Realty Indy Metro NEFishers IN Real Estate Website317-290-7775 CindyMarchant@comcast.net (23 comments)
6 Bedrooms and 4 Full Baths In Law Quarters 5,318 square feet $450,000 Take a Virtual Tour Former model home in Fox Hollow w/in law quarters & an additional 5 bedrooms is now available! With over 5,300 sq ft you can find a room for everything. Sunroom off of breakfast area, bonus room is 15 x 30 upstairs, main floor office, finished basement with wetbar and theatre surround sound. Gourmet kitchen. Master has sitting area. Two level deck outside with beautiful landscaping and irrigation system. Garage is man cave dream with (11 comments)
Well cared for full brick wrap home with large private backyard with tiered deck. Interior is impeccable with new hardwoods in DR, large LR (being used as an office), kitchen w/center island and lots of counter space opens to breakfast and family room with coffered ceiling and fireplace flanked by bookcases. Master (18 x 18) suite has jetted tub, separate shower, and large closet. Basement is finished. Roof (2008); Gutter guard covers (2008); many Windows (2009); (3 comments)
Deals on Homes for Sale in Geist - 03/11/11 11:18 PM
How do you find the best deals on homes for sale in Geist? The ones where they are actually on Geist Reservoir or at least have dock access? There aren't usually a lot of those choices, but I found seven today when I searched for homes on Geist Reservoir that are distressed. By distressed, I mean either bankowned or listed as a short sale. If a home is bankowned, you as the buyer are only dealing with the bank and usually those banks don't want to carry homes as part of their business model. However, it is also important to note (6 comments)
Carmel Indiana Homes Sold February 2011 - 03/11/11 11:16 PM
There are currently 760 homes for sale in Carmel Indiana and of those 78 are below $150,000. February was another good month for Carmel Indiana Real Estate; matching the 2010 numbers. In February there were 66 homes sold in Carmel compared with 65 a year ago. The graph shows both January and February results comparable to 2010. The days on market are also improving at 104 days this month versus 115 days a year ago. Where we might see some differences is in the luxury or wealthiest homes in Carmel. Last year there were 13 homes over $500,000 that sold; this (0 comments)
Pay It Forward - the American Dream is Alive - 03/10/11 04:47 PM
Our local Real Estate Board (MIBOR) is turning 100 in 2012 and as part of that has taken on the Build a Legacy project. The REALTOR Foundation is pledging $500,000 to facelift an emerging neighborhood. They are asking each REALTOR to give $100.00 and there are 6,000 of us (guess they assume some won’t give!). There are many parts of downtown Indianapolis that are under revitalization. More and more people want to be part of living in urban Indy. As Indianapolis prepares to host the Super Bowl in 2012, there are many projects underway to make the host city stand out. (29 comments)
Fishers Real Estate Homes Sold February 2011 - 03/09/11 04:37 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog There are currently 732 homes for sale in Fishers and there are 162 pended as of today; those pended homes will close at some point and beat the prior year stats. But, not this month! We have another month where the homes sold in Fishers are well below the number from last year. There were 59 homes that sold in Fishers in February compared with 91 a year ago; by the graph you can see that 91 or so was the same number in 2009. The days on market are also much higher this month (4 comments)
Pay It Forward - My Heart - 03/06/11 08:04 PM
This challenge really means a lot to me…it makes me conscious of the world around me and I feel like I look for opportunities as a result. It is just about the end of the week to submit a post and I truly thought I wouldn’t have one. Call me goody two shoes, but I refuse to post something that happens to me every day or part of my normal call to business. I want to step out…if only just a bit. But, it happened late today… I was in Chicago visiting my soon to be 24 year old, Kelly. She (25 comments)
Taste of Carmel March 3rd - 03/02/11 06:51 PM
Originally Posted at My Carmel Blog Carmel Real Estate residents will be enjoying food and fun this Thursday at the Taste of Carmel! It is an adults only event and will be at the Ritz Charles on Meridian. It will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 on Thursday, March 3rd. There will be over 25 Carmel area restaurants participating. Some of those will be Sullivan's, Scotty's, The Melting Pot, Macaroni Grill, Ted's Montana Grill and Cold Stone! Another favorite that will be there is family owned Bub's. There will also be a silent auction (4 Tickets to Walt Disney World, (8 comments)
Relocating to Fishers Indiana - 03/02/11 06:50 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog You just got the call that you are being relocated to Fishers Indiana; let me be the first to welcome you! There are so many reasons to be excited about your upcoming move including the award winning Fishers schools, the awesome shopping, great Fishers neighborhoods, low property taxes and so much to do in the Indianapolis area. This video shows some of the many sights and sounds of the Indy area:
In addition it is always great to know that you will be working with the best REALTOR in Fishers and that she and her (4 comments)
The Perfect Closing Gift - 03/01/11 10:13 PM
Giving a closing gift that resonates with each buyer individually is always the goal; touching them personally is the biggest thank you we can give to them. They have entrusted us in one of the most monumental transactions of their lives. I know we all appreciate our clients and strive to demonstrate that both during the transaction and most certainly at the closing table. I have for years been giving the same exact gift, but it is uniquely different each time. I am never scurrying to get the gift and it requires virtually no planning. It is always appreciated. I request (36 comments)
Active Rain Masterminds - February 2011 - Appraisals - 03/01/11 08:07 AM
We think one of the challenges in 2010 for getting transactions to the closing table were the appraisals. Similar to lending where you just had to breathe to get a loan going 180 degrees where you are now required to give your first born; the appraisal process has also gone 180 with the creation of HVCC (or Havoc as Realtors refer to it). HVCC was introduced in March of 2010 touting sound appraisals that would be free of bias and influence. Of course, it introduced another layer of bureaucracy with the creation of AMC (Appraisal Management Company) that now oversees the (18 comments)
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