geist homes for sale: Homes for Sale on Geist Reservoir over $1MM - 08/05/11 12:28 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
There are currently 15 homes for sale on Geist Reservoir that are over one million dollars.
Five of those are in Lawrence Township, 9 are in Hamilton Southeastern area and one is in the Mt Vernon area.
There are a few popular neighborhoods in Geist that typically have homes on the water for sale.  They include Masthead, Springs of Cambridge, and Feather Cove.  Occassionally you can also find  them in the Admirals or Canal Place.
Waterfront views are so beautiful not only in the summertime but in the Fall and Winter too.  They create a peaceful feeling after … (5 comments)

geist homes for sale: Golf Course Homes near Geist - 06/22/11 12:33 AM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
While many people who live in Geist buy their home for the water; there are many others who love to play golf!  So where are the homes on golf courses in Geist?
The most obvious choice is The Hawthornes; with its 275 acres of woods and wetlands.  This is a private club and does offer private lessons.  I currently have a home for sale on the Hawthornes on the 16th hole; the home sits on 1.25 acres.
Another popular course is Ironwood Golf Club.  This course has 27 challenging and scenic holes surrounded by … (5 comments)

geist homes for sale: Common Repairs found in Home Inspections - 06/12/11 01:16 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
If you are one of the lucky ones in the Geist Reservoir area to sell your home...hold on...you have a few more barriers to overcome before you are at the closing table.  They include your buyer's financing, appraisals and of course, the inspection.  For more on inspections...take a look at this video.

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geist homes for sale: Farmers Markets in Geist - 06/02/11 01:50 AM
Originally posted at My IndyWaterfront Blog
There are so many great reasons to visit a Farmer's Market including supporting your community (specifically the farmers), helping the environment and getting fresh food!
Here is a quick list of Farmer's Market locations near the Geist area:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8115 Oaklandon Road every Thursday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saxony Market on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 13578 East 131st Street.  There will be live music on Saturday June 4th! Go Green Farmers Market at Lawrence United Methodist Church located at 5200 N Shadeland on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. Abundant … (8 comments)

geist homes for sale: Geist Real Estate Agent discusses Renovations and Paybacks - 05/17/11 11:28 AM
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)

geist homes for sale: First Quarter Housing Report for Geist Area - 04/28/11 03:57 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
The Metropolitian Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) has recently released their 1st Quarter Data.  The report shows that the first quarter of 2011 was 10.9% lower in homes sold from a year ago; keep in mind the First Time Buyer credit was available in the first quarter of 2010.
They assemble the report by County; so let me give you both Lawrence Township (Marion County) data and Hamilton County Data since Geist Real Estate crosses both counties.
Marion County was actually down 18.7% (so more than overall of 10.9%) and the average sale price … (5 comments)

geist homes for sale: Renovating your Geist Home - 04/23/11 12:10 AM
As Spring approaches you may put your Geist home for sale or you may decide to renovate and stay a little longer.  If you want to just freshen it with some paint, I just wrote a post in the Carmel Real Estate blog on this.
Renovations are tricky, how much and which rooms are always at the top of the question list.  As a general rule, kitchens, baths and backyards sell houses.  If you are on a higher end price point, a "to die" for basement helps too!
Try to work smart.  For example, if you hate your cabinets, don't throw … (7 comments)

geist homes for sale: Homes for Sale in Geist with Walkout Basements - 04/07/11 01:21 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
Trying to find a home with a walkout basement for sale in Geist with waterfront access can be challenging on an Internet Search site.  The criteria doesn't get specific enough to see those homes.  I just pulled with that criteria and found 44 homes for sale in Geist, 16 of those are over $1,000,000.  So let's focus on the 28 that remain.
Six of those are in the Admirals, with all of them havng two levels, at least a three car garage and at least 5 bedrooms and three full baths.
Other popular neighborhoods for … (3 comments)

geist homes for sale: Geist Realtor highlights Masthead - 03/26/11 10:14 AM
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)

geist homes for sale: Deals on Homes for Sale in Geist - 03/11/11 03:18 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)

geist homes for sale: Geist Waterfront Homes with Dock Access - 01/06/11 12:33 AM
I know that folks outside of Indiana think there is no water in Indianapolis.  And it is true there isn't much!  But, Geist Reservoir is still a very popular place to hang out in the summertime.
Baby it's cold outside today, but time to start thinking Spring!  Boating weather will be here soon and finding a home for sale on Geist Reservoir with a dock is something I can help you do!
There are currently 56 homes for sale in Geist with a dock.  You might think they are all very expensive; but there are some very affordable choices.  There are … (7 comments)

geist homes for sale: The Bakery at Geist on Oaklandon - 01/01/11 04:53 AM
If you live in Windsong, Feather Cove 3 or the Admirals, you have a new bakery to walk to!  The Bakery at Geist opened on November 8th.  Ron Woods, the Chef, says he picked that area because bikes and walkers as well as automobiles have easy access to great baked goods.  Did you know that Chef Ron has a degree in Chemistry!  There is no question the ingredients are measured perfectly to create the best tasting baked goods!
You can find lots of freshed baked breads including Focaccia, Baguettes, and Raisin Bread among others.  A trip to their display case shows … (15 comments)

geist homes for sale: Things happening in Geist in December - 12/14/10 02:46 PM
While the boating is finished for the season, there is still plenty to do in the Geist area during this holiday season.  It's always a happening place! 
This Friday you can see Rick Mattillo at the Casler's Bar on Olio and 116th (SE corner) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Rick plays acoustic music and the food is fabulous.
Gregg Bacon will be at Bella Vita on Thursday, December 16th playing cool jazz with his saxophone!
Ready to take a run or walk, the 5K of Christmas is Saturday, December 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning at the NCAA Hall of … (0 comments)

geist homes for sale: 12642 Shorevista For Sale - 12/05/10 11:34 PM
I was recently contacted by the owner of this property and he agreed to let me post his awesome home on this blog.  It is rare to find a contemporary home in our Geist Waterfront area, but this is stunning.   This home is located in Admirals Bay in the Geist Real Estate area.  It has nearly 3,500 sq ft (main/upper) and an additional 2,000 sq ft finished walkout basement.
With its asymmetrical exterior, hardwood floors in most of the main floor living space, 26′ soaring ceilings, and massive windows overlooking the Geist Reservoir, it is breath taking. 
Add to that the 16 x 32 … (0 comments)

geist homes for sale: Geist Artique Winter Arts Fair - 11/19/10 06:10 AM
Calling Lawrence Township home is easy.  It has reasonable housing prices, mature trees, winding road, Geist Reservoir and lots of events to attend. I do call it home, I have lived here for 20 years!
On November 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Sterrett Center will be transformed into Artique!  It is the Winter Arts Fair hosted by the Partnerships for Lawrence Township.
It would be great if you can be one of the first 100 people; they will get a gift bag!
Be prepared to be wowed by glass blowing, jewelry, floral arrangements, photography, oil paintings, ceramics, wood arts … (6 comments)

geist homes for sale: Selling your Waterfront Home in the Winter - 11/12/10 12:15 AM
Some are arguing that now is not the time to sell; but here are a few things to think about as you contemplate the decision on your Geist Waterfront Home:
1) Last year between 11/15 and 2/15, there were 25 homes on the water that closed.  Homes in the Admirals, Intercoastal, Bridgewater, Masthead, Springs of Cambridge and other popular neighborhoods in the Geist Waterfront Real Estate area.
2) These homes typically look their best decorated for Christmas.
3) January is a popular time for relocation (which is nearly 50% of the Marchant Team clientele).  These families/people search for homes during December.
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geist homes for sale: Quick...get your pictures before the snow hits! - 11/05/10 12:59 AM
Life isn't always the way we plan it and while you are happily living in your Geist Waterfront home, something could happen where you need to sell it quickly.  We are entering that time of the year where homes for sale in Geist may be sitting a little bit longer.  There typically are not as many buyers as in the Spring, but the good news is almost all of them are serious buyers!
So if you are not currently thinking about selling, here are a few tips to do "just in case".
Take pictures of your backyard and front yard now … (0 comments)

geist homes for sale: Geist Realtor highlights Canal Place - 10/29/10 02:57 AM
Many people looking for homes for sale in Geist, want a custom newer home.  Some of the most custom homes in Geist exist at Canal Place, a community of 250 lots with about 85% having homes on them. 
There are currently 11 lots for sale ranging in price from $90,000 for a .33 lot all the way up to $265,000 for a .75 lot that can accomodate a walk out basement.  The nature preserve (11 acres) is near this lot.
Boat docks are available for purchase on these vacant lots,
Most of the homes were built in the 2003-2004 timeframe.  They … (6 comments)

geist homes for sale: Geist Waterfront Real Estate Market September 2010 - 10/14/10 07:48 AM
I guess I should begin with the actives, there are currently 43 homes on the market with "on Geist Reservoir" in their description.  Several of these are at Shorewalk and are condo's.  If you exclude those condo's, the price point of homes on Geist Reservoir for sale are between $525,000 and $5,500,000 (quite a range). 
The actives have been on the market for an average of 150 days, so there should be some motivated sellers out there as we head into a colder season here in Indy.
The newest listing is in Masthead on Spinnaker Court for $1,800,000 and was just … (2 comments)

geist homes for sale: Searching for Homes in Geist - 09/29/10 07:59 AM
Searching for a new home in Geist can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to town.  I have had out of town clients in my car that fiddle with the map to try to get their bearings.  We have some very winding roads such as Fall Creek as well as different ways to see Geist Reservoir that can confuse people.  But usually when clients drive through different neighborhoods, they will say, I love this neighborhood at some point.  It is like Property Virgins where Sandra Rinomato takes her clients to their favorite neighborhood (which is always more than they … (1 comments)

 
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