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What looks and feels like "The View" but isn't? - 05/31/11 08:36 PM
I did the video challenge a few months ago and the first thing I learned...hire it out! lol I have contracted with a friend of mine to produce some video's for us; the first one was on the relocation to Indianapolis process and this one is for First Time Home Buyers; love to hear your thoughts! It is 3 minutes long...
Just as an fyi...this video will probably show up in my outside blog so you'll get to see it again...lol Search Carmel Indiana Real Estate by Neighborhood Search Carmel Indiana Real Estate by Price
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Taps - 05/30/11 04:50 PM
As I read many Memorial Day posts today; nothing has moved me more than watching 300,000 people become silent as Taps was played at the beginning of the Indianapolis 500. It is about honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrafice for us. (The picture is hyperlinked for you to hear Taps)
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Zoom Zoom - 05/29/11 07:21 AM
I'm heading up to Mishawaka to hang out with my mom and of course...so I can watch the Race. It is blacked out here in Indy. I love seeing it live and in person...but the traffic, huge crowds and heat keep me away these days. Trivia Time...I'll post the question, then a picture, then the answers...see how you do? What is the number of the most cars still racing as the race finishes? What is the fewest? Who has had the most career starts? What was the closest race and who were the racers? What rookie won in 2001? Dario drinking the (13 comments)
Another Marathon in the Indianapolis Area - 05/28/11 12:44 PM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog There are so many races this time of year in the Indianapolis area! We started with the Mini 500 the first weekend in May, which my daughter had time to run about 6 miles of (before her sister grauated from BSU)...so she made a turn to get back to the start area and ended up with the top runners ...I'd say that was a wrong turn! The Geist Half Marathon was last weekend with a beautiful day to run a race around the Reservoir. But coming up on June 11th is the Carmel Marathon at (6 comments)
You can WOW my Buyer; buy you can't WOW me - 05/27/11 07:28 AM
I applaud sellers who create a home that shines and is move in ready. You almost “caught” my buyer today! I sold my clients home this week and now the hunt is on to find them a replacement home. Out of the 11 we saw today; five looked great! Clean (including the oven which is my barometer of clean), staged to looks its best and priced to sell. We picked three to see again. As my buyer oohed and ahhed (sp)….I was considering functionality and resale. House #1 is in a neighborhood that is starting to decline with outside maintenance being (20 comments)
Symphony on the Prairie with the ISO - 05/26/11 09:04 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog If you live in one of the best Fishers neighborhoods (i.e. Conner Knoll, Fawnsbrook, Harrison Green) near Conner Prairie, you will soon be hearing the sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO). The season starts on June 25th. If you are curious if there are homes for sale in these neighborhoods..you can always see the up to date list of Fishers homes for sale by neighborhood. For anyone new to the Fishers area, let me highlight this event for you. Conner Prairie is over 800 acres of beautiful land. Every summer thousands (90,000 to be exact) (4 comments)
Bliz writes some great stuff and I love Miss Bad Manners so reblogging her! I've disabled comments because you all need to head over there today and leave them there! Via Liz and Bill Spear RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio: Cincinnati to Dayton (513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com): Miss Bad Manners Guide to Commenting Philosophies! Miss Bad Manners, although largely absent lately, has however continued her daily monitoring of Active Rain. She has detected that some of her graduates have managed to take their performance to a level beyond even HER standards, so she offers the following thoughts on commenting philosophies. To which of the (0 comments)
I think we have all felt this way at time...I've disabled the comments. If you don't already know Charita...you need to! If you do know her, you've probably already read this! Via Charita Cadenhead, Bham Broker/Property Manager (Bham WIiRE Realty LLC (Sales & Property Management): I'm A Real Estate Agent. Not a Needle in the Haystack Finder. I am in one of the most rewarding businesses in the world. I help people find that home that's just perfect for themselves, their family and the lifestyles that they have either chosen to lead or lead by default. If you have in mind and (0 comments)
Pay It Forward - SPCA - 05/22/11 07:30 PM
I thought maybe I could have an original pay it forward; where I actually gave of my time or at least met the individual I wanted to help. But, I have been taken with a story I read on May 16th…it’s been on my screen task bar for days now. Earlier today when I was going through to make my comments…I ran across John Novak who hit 1,000,000 points (go over and congratulate him….I’ll wait!) In his post are pictures of his Sheltie. We had a Sheltie…Teddy. Kelly, one of my daughters, would run from a house on Halloween if (13 comments)
First Time Home Buying in Fishers Indiana - 05/22/11 07:30 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog You live in Fishers and are ready to buy your first home; what do you do? My best advice is to attend a free First Time Home Buying Class. We hold them on the last Thursday of every month. Speakers include not only a REALTOR, but also a lender and a home inspector. Registration is required. But let me give you a quick idea of what the process is to help you start your search for a new home in Fishers. Trying to figure out how much house you can afford is the first thing (1 comments)
Searching for a Home in Carmel Indiana - Tools - 05/21/11 08:39 PM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog Trying to find the best tools to search for a home for sale in Carmel Indiana? I have a few great ones for you. If you are an iPhone user, there are several tools that you can get by heading over to the Carmel Indiana Real Estate website or you can just read the QR Code. If you like using a map feature and filling in criteria online; we have a search for homes in Carmel by map feature too. If you just want a quick search for homes in Carmel under $150,000 or between $150,000 (5 comments)
"Call first if bad wetter" - Making a Splash on The MLS - 05/20/11 07:01 PM
I love Gwen Banta's (from CA) bloopers...I wanted to write a funny post today and had no material...but alas...I can always reblog and here it is! Via Gwen Banta (Sotheby's International Realty): I have concluded that proofreading is officially obsolete. In fact, reading itself may have gone the way of the corset. Word is out that I am prowling about trying to catch MLS offenders, but they fear me not. In fact, they are becoming fragrant. Uh, I mean flagrant. Thanks to Fred Glick of sunny Philadelphia and L.A.'s own Jane Peters for collecting some of this great flotsam and jetsam. Check out these bloopers: (6 comments)
Geist Half Marathon is May 21st - 05/18/11 08:57 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog If you are running in the 4th annual Geist Half Marathon...you already know everything you need to know! But, if you are a spectator, this might be the post for you. The race starts at 113th "ish" and Olio Road at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st. You can take a shuttle from HSE School or walk the 1 mile (in honor of the race!). You can also take a shuttle to Mile 3 which is also the Finish Line. The bridge is a beautiful setting to watch them finish! There are many neighborhoods (13 comments)
Geist Real Estate Agent discusses Renovations and Paybacks - 05/17/11 06:28 PM
Originally posted at My IndyWaterfront Blog Spring has arrived. As a result many Geist homeowners will consider whether to renovate their existing home or buy a new home in Geist. Renovations are always good news. If you don't move you will enjoy the new look and feel of your home. If you eventually move it will increase the resale value of your home. The question is how much! Let me give you some examples of renovation costs and returns in the Geist/Indianapolis area. If you were to make a bedroom in the attic and spend $50,000 or so you could expect a (5 comments)
Gold Star to Jerry Newman...San Antonio Texas - 05/15/11 06:42 PM
There are some people in the RAIN that just deserve a Gold Star and I want to award that to this individual who started on the Rain on January 2, 2011! He already has had three Featured Posts! I didn't actually discover Jerry Newman from San Antonio Texas...Bliz actually did! We needed a new member for our Active Rain Master Minds group and Bliz spotted Jerry for our group. Jerry was so eager to learn and asked a lot of questions about Active Rain; how to join groups, how to link, etc. He wanted to be a contributor! And boy oh boy...looks (14 comments)
Could you put THAT house on THIS lot? - 05/15/11 06:36 AM
There are a couple of clichés we hear frequently in selling Real Estate. But my all time favorite has to be “if we could just put THAT house on THIS lot!” I was with some new buyers yesterday; first time home buyers at that. We picked about 9 houses to see that morning. I love watching them as we go into each home and by golly by the 8th house we had found the lot that house number 2 should be on to make everything perfect. But, you see that’s the thing. Perfect is really really did I say really hard (15 comments)
11268 Fountainview Lane Open SUNDAY 2-4 - 05/13/11 07:54 AM
11268 Fountainview Lane Fishers IN May 15th; 2-4 PM Nearly 1800 sq ft $149,900 Extremely well maintained 2-Story home in the heart of Fishers! Features include: large living room, formal DR, spacious kitchen w/oak cabinets and breakfast nook, big bonus room upstairs adds flexibility for a family room or in home office. Master has huge Walk in Closet. 22x14 deck overlooks well maintained backyard that is completely fenced. Recent upgrades include: Roof, carpet, vinyl, and laminate flooring in kitchen and powder bath. Park & walking trails are nearby. Virtual Tour
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9420 Goodway Court Indianapolis Open SUNDAY 1-3 PM - 05/13/11 07:46 AM
9420 Goodway Court Indianapolis IN May 15th; 1-3 PM Nearly 1600 sq ft $147,000 Beautiful full brick ranch on 3/4 acres tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. Home has been well cared for, recently painted and has ceramic tile in the entry way. Family room is open to kitchen and has fireplace flanked by bookshelves and new door with sidelights that open for fresh air. Formal LR is currently being used as DR. Three spacious bedrooms and two full baths complete the home. Enjoy the wonderful landscaping and mini barn in backyard. Current owners have outgrown this home. Virtual Tour Search (2 comments)
Pay It Forward - Giving Where You Live - 05/12/11 05:11 PM
Every year I volunteer to spend a day with my Keller Williams office "Giving Where We Live". Mo Anderson is a key part of the Keller Williams organization and May 12th is her birthday. To honor her dedication to helping others and her founding of our National KW Cares organization, every KW office in the country donates a day of service in her honor. Kind of cool. This year our local offices volunteered at the Third Phase Christian Center. It is a home in Noblesville, just north of Fishers that has 33 rooms and is on 10 acres of land. Two of (12 comments)
Homes Sold in Fishers - April 2011 - 05/11/11 07:35 AM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog Looking at the homes that sold in Fishers during April, I was hopeful we would have good news this month; but again we are seeing the numbers way below the prior two years. It is so frustrating for sellers that need to move and/or are ready to move to have to wait so long to sell their homes and take so much less on their homes. There are keys to selling a home in Fishers, but there is usually an objection to every house honestly. It may be on a corner, it may have (4 comments)
The Indianapolis 500; it's May in Indy - 05/09/11 07:08 PM
They say the Indianapolis 500 Race is the greatest spectacle in Racing…but did you know these fun facts? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) covers 253 acres and if all the seats were laid end to end; they would cover nearly 100 miles. The number of hot dogs sold would circle the 2.5 mile oval more than twice! Do you think bratwurst would be more or less than that? Coca-Cola sold over 16,000 gallons in 2009 which was actually less than what Miller Lite sold (no surprise there!). Fries appear to be quite the big seller also, with over 10,000 pounds (the (14 comments)
Mother's Day 2011 Dorothy Osza - 05/08/11 08:31 AM
Melissa McKinney once wrote a blog about our parents/grandparents, etc. The theme was around how they won't have a web presence like we all do...good or bad! So today I want to celebrate my mom so that when my grandkids (yet to be born) and their grandkids Google their history; there is a story about my mom, Dorothy Osza! She is very strong person and from her I learned to be confident and self reliant. She had a wonderful marriage to my dad; but he died when she was 53. She is now 81 so that's a long time to go without a (15 comments)
A day in my life...a good day - 05/07/11 03:50 PM
Bittersweet is the feeling I have today as my youngest graduates from college. As long as you have one in college I think you can still say you are needed and maybe even young! As they venture out into their own lives…they need you less (at least financially!) You naturally become less busy which isn’t a bad thing but definitely different. You don’t even realize how busy you are as a parent until they go away to college and ultimately graduate. I have three daughters so drama has flown through our home from time to time. The other two daughters are (22 comments)
2125 Bechtel Indianapolis Open House - 05/06/11 08:36 AM
2125 Bechtel Indianapolis IN May 8th; 1-3 PM Over 2100 sq ft ranch $225,000 One of the best lots and homes in North Willow. The landscaping will take your breath away, brick paver patio, serene, irrigation system and fenced. Great room has stone gas fireplace, beamed cathedral ceilings, and doors to the outside. Large Master has raised ceilings, walk in closet and Master Bath with tiled shower. Guest bath has vintage claw foot tub. Newer roof and gutters (06), newer furnace (07), whole house water purifier (06) and new windows. Meticulously maintained. Virtual Tour
Carmel Indiana Homes for Sale - Where do I start? - 05/04/11 08:01 AM
There are 794 homes for sale in Carmel Indiana today; that would overwhelm the most organized of buyers! Where do you start? I like to have a buyer's consultation meeting with my buyers. I like to learn about why they are looking for a new home, what they would like in their new home and what pricing is comfortable for them. I then match that with what I know about the market. I can search in MIBOR for Carmel homes that are within a certain price point, in a certain part of Carmel (we have a map drawing feature on MIBOR), (6 comments)
Pay It Forward - by looking Backwards - 05/01/11 04:52 PM
Moving the older generation into the now generation with iPads, iPods, Facebook, Smartphones, Twitter, etc can be challenging. My mom, who is 83, is on Facebook and I consider that a miracle. Combine that thought with this one: I was the Star of Two Truths and a Lie a few weeks ago and revealed that I am planning the 109th annual Family Reunion on my mom’s side. One would think that would be some sort of Guinness Book of World Records, but alas, not even close. And marry those two thoughts and this is what you get: Me moving 51 (13 comments)
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