geist realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: Dock Owned rather than Waterfront as an Option in Geist - 03/21/11 06:38 AM
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)

geist realtors: 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 realtors: Relocating to Indianapolis and I want to Live on the Water - 02/25/11 01:23 PM
So you've gotten the call and it looks like you are relocating to the Indianapolis area!  There are many great things to know about Indy; it is a city where there is always something new!  The Super Bowl will be here in 2012!  The Indianapolis 500 draws crowds from all over the country.  There is a strong theatre district downtown, fabulous indoor and outdoor shopping and lots of biking and hiking and of course golf! There also is a 1900 acre lake called Geist Reservoir with boating, sailing, tubing, jet skiing and all kinds of water activities.
Indianapolis is a short drive … (0 comments)

geist realtors: Geist Realtor highlights Eddy's Restaurant - 01/20/11 11:11 PM
It is true that I know the Geist Real Estate area and that I talk about houses a lot, so thought I would switch gears a bit and talk about a great restaurant near the Marina...Eddy's Neighborhood Bar and Grill.  It has been nominated as one of the Best Neighborhood Bars in town. 
The menu has so much variety.  It includes Spinach Artichoke Dip, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, and Jalapeno' Chicken Strips among other items.  Sandwiches include a Homestyle Sloppy Joe, Reuben or Brisket among others.  Lots of salads and entree's too!
I was there for lunch last week and the food was excellent and so … (1 comments)

geist realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: Picking the Right REALTOR - 11/27/10 10:27 AM
If you were to Google Geist Realtor today, you would get a lot of choices.  If you have lived here awhile, you probably either know Realtors® or could ask a friend for a referral.  How do you know which Realtor® is the best one for the job of selling your Geist home?
Here are a few questions that are easy to discern the agent's expertise and ability to sell YOUR home:
1) How long have you been selling Real Estate; experience matters. Also ask them where they sell most of their homes, knowing the area matters.  My answer is 10 years and I live … (4 comments)

geist realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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)

geist realtors: How to Increase your Curb Appeal - 09/15/10 02:04 PM
I live in the Moorings and love this neighborhood for its mature trees, neighbors who care about their yards and amentities such as the pool and tennis courts.  It is located in the Geist Real Estate area off of 96th and just east of Mudcreek Road. 
 I noticed several years ago a home on Moorings Blvd that was on the market a long time; by the time it sold it had been on the market for over two years.  I'd been in the home and it was a great house but just didn't "WOW" you when you were in it. 
The … (1 comments)

geist realtors: Geist Waterfront Real Estate Market Report June 2010 - 07/17/10 02:49 PM
If waterfront properties were the barometer of the housing market, we'd have a pretty impressive story to tell.  In the first six months of 2009, only three homes on Geist Reservoir were sold, compared with 22 in the first six months of 2010! 
The most expensive waterfront property sold was on 113th street for $2,000,000 with over 11,000 total square feet and four fireplaces and five full baths.  It had been on the market for several years and started at $3,500,000.
Feather Cove and the Intracoastal at Geist saw the most activity with three sales each so far in 2010.  Bridgewater, Admirals Pointe and … (3 comments)

geist realtors: Geist Realtor highlights Admirals Sound - 06/25/10 04:21 PM
Surrounding Geist Reservoir are the Admirals neighborhoods including Admirals Bay, Admirals Pointe, Admirals Sound, Admirals Woods, and Admirals Landing. There are currently 51 homes for sale in the Admirals today.  The most expensive home is in the Admirals Sound at $2,500,000 located at 9080 Bay Breeze Court with over 10,000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms and 8 full baths!  It also has an inground 50 x 20 Gunnite pool and a five car garage.
Today I am highlighting just Admirals Sound in Geist located on the west side of Oaklandon Road from Fox Road.  There are 333 homes in the Admirals Sound neighborhood built in the … (0 comments)

geist realtors: Geist Fireworks Blast from the Bridge - 06/17/10 09:52 AM
Geist is hosting the Blast from the Bridge again this year; fireworks over Geist Reservoir.  There probably isn't a better place to see the fireworks this year; assuming the weather cooperates.  If you are unfamiliar with this part of town, I have linked to a Geist Map.
The bridge will close to "car" traffic at 5:30 and open to "pedestrians at 6:00.  It will reopen to "car" traffic at 11:00 p.m. on the 4th.  Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 10:00 p.m.) and will last for 30 minutes.  There is free parking at Holy Spirit, but not until about 6:15 due … (0 comments)

geist realtors: Geist Realtor talks about Bella Vita (the Good Life) - 04/25/10 12:15 PM
As Spring approaches, many Geist residents will want to dine outside; there are many options for that.  One of my favorites is Bella Vita's in the Geist area.  Did you know that Bella Vita means Good Life?
It is located on 11699 Fall Creek Road at the Marina.  You can dine inside or outside and get a great view of the Geist Reservoir. 
Bella Vita was established on March 5, 1998 by Henri and Shelley Najem.
Starting on April 15th, they are now serving Lunch Thursday-Sunday from 11-4 PM and Dinner is Sunday through Thursday from 4-10 PM and Friday and Saturday from … (1 comments)

 
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