Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fishers

Fishers Indiana just awarded top 100 places in America to live

Fishers, Indiana was just ranked top 100 places to live in the United States.

DealwithNeal Fishers is proud to announce the town we reside and sell Real Estate has won this prestigious award along with many other great awards!  I have loved living in Fishers since 2006 and being one of the top selling agents in Fishers since 2005.   Fishers offers so much for my family that I would never want to live any other than Fishers/Geist areas.  Call 317-814-5530 for more info about the area and Fishers Real Estate.

See All Fishers Homes For Sale- http://www.DealwithNeal.idxco.com/i/9583/Fishers_Real_Estate

RelocateAmerica’s Top 100 Places to Live in 2011

Welcome to the 14th annual list of America’s “Top 100 Places to Live”. Each year RelocateAmerica researches, identifies and shares the best places to live in America. Over several months at the beginning of each year, the research & editorial team begin the process based on site nominations and issues most important to relocating consumers and homeowners for the year ahead. For 2011, the team found the best communities that are well positioned for economic recovery, already experiencing strong economic recovery or have proven overall economic stability. Factors such as employment, education, community leadership and overall quality of life are strongly considered and all the data is examined to determine the TOP100.

New for this year is the opportunity for local residents, businesses and others familiar with these TOP100 cities to have their say as to what area is worthy of TOP10 overall consideration and other breakout lists.Cast Your Vote Below

TOP10 Overall Winners will be announced on August 2, 2011.

Source-RelocateAmerica.com

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Geist Fireworks Blast on the Bridge July 4th, 2011

Want a great way to spend the Fourth of July?  Come out to Geist Reservoir for the fourth annual Blast on the Bridge.  Fireworks begin at about 10 and the festivities begin around 6 p.m. off the Fall Creek Bridge over Geist Reservoir.  Remember to bring chairs and beer will be served on the bridge.(no coolers)     A boat parade will happen before the event along with other great activites.  Last year my wife, 2 year old son, and I went and parked at Holy Spirit of Geist, and walked out to our boat in the marina and enjoyed watching the fireworks.    You can watch from boat, BellaVita, Eddy’s, and the Bridge.  Happy 4th of July to everyone!

 To See All Geist Waterfront Homes for sale-  http://www.dealwithneal.idxco.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes

Your Geist Waterfront Realtors- The Andrew Neal Group, Call to see homes by water 317-814-5541

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Fishers Highend Real Estate

Fishers, Indiana offers some really great luxurious Highend Real Estate.     With Fishers Real Estate being so affordable you can get a highend custom home starting in the 400′s with top of the line contruction and finishes in a great neighborhood.   Much of the top Real Estate in Fishers is located in the Southeast section near Geist Reservoir. 

Currently in Fishers the most expensive home on the market is the former Pacer Reggie Miller’s home listed for $5,950,000.  It offers an amazing 20,685 sq ft 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 5.54 acres on Geist Reservoir.  The home is located just East of Olio road on 113th St.    Along this street there are several Fishers megamansions with several waterfront acres.    If you would like a luxurious home with land, but want to be in a protected/private neighborhood Breakwater is the place to  be.   Breakwater is located right on Geist Reservoir and offers large lots, huge homes, and a large brick entrance with expansive gates that guarantees privacy.   

Fishers Luxury Homes For Sale- http://www.DealwithNeal.idxco.com/i/9583/Fishers_Luxury_Homes

If golf course luxury living is your thing, then Hamilton Proper is your Highend Fishers neighborhood.   Hamilton Proper surrounds The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club.  There are many custom homes bordering the course with excellent golf course views.

To see all Fishers Golf Course Homes-http://www.dealwithneal.idxco.com/i/9583/Fishers_Homes_on_Golf_Course

If lakefront luxury living is more your style  the best Fishers neighborhoods include Bridgewater(right by the marina), Masthead, Anchorage, Cambridge, Breakwater, and Canal Place.   Homes on the water range up into the multi-millions with the highest price homes having a view of the main body of Geist Reservoir.  Several of the homes have private docks,beaches, and infinity edge pools!  

To see all Fishers/Geist Waterfront Homes-http://www.dealwithneal.idxco.com/i/9583/Geist_Waterfront_Homes

Whatever your desire, Fishers offers the vacation lifestyle at an affordable price compared to many parts of the country.  With mature trees, huge custom homes, and top rated golf and country clubs, Fishers is a great place to consider buying your dream home.  

Call our personal Fishers luxury buyer’s specialist Angie Fischer at 317-814-5541 or you can email her at afischer@c21scheetz.com  for a private tour of what Fishers Luxury Living has to offer.

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Should I Buy a Home in East or West Fishers, Indiana?

Many clients of our group typically ask or a have a strong opinion on which side of Fishers, Indiana they should live(East of West).    Fishers is a very large and exciting town after huge growth in the past 5-6 years.   For Real Estate purposes, I consider West Fishers from the White River bordering Carmel to State Road 37/i69.  East Fishers is from 37/i69 out to the Olio Road Area.    So which side is better?    The answer is both, but for different reasons………….

The West side of Fishers is where the original neighborhoods of Fishers began.  People like owning homes on this side of Fishers, because it offers close proximity to Castleton and Keystone Malls, Carmel, and downtown.   The main North/South Road is Allisonville and it goes South to Castleton and North to Downtown Noblesville.    If you like older homes and maturity West Fishers is a good option.    I just sold a house in one of the original neighborhoods in Sunblest for $144,900 and it sold with multiple offers in the first two weeks.  The reason for this is it sat on a double large lot with privacy at an affordable price.   West Fishers is right by downtown Fishers as well with good food and shopping.  

The East side of Fishers has blown up in the past 5-6 years.   There was so much available land to build on many national and local builders, offered and are still offering great brand new construction homes.   Much of East Fishers is not as mature, because it is newer, but many of my Fishers buyer’s prefer a new home vs. and older one and choose East Fishers.   Southeast Fishers has maturity and character near Geist.  The Real Estate tends to be slightly more expensive and custom which is great for people with budgets over 300k.     In Southeast Fishers you get the benefit of Geist Reservoir.   This lake offers boaters, fishermen, swimmers, and people just looking to enjoy a nice waterfront dining a great experince

               

Whatever your preference  Fishers, Indiana has options for everyone.  If you would like to inquire about looking at homes in East or West Fishers feel free to give The Andrew Neal Group DealwithNeal.com Fishers a call at 317-814-5530 or you can contact us on the form next to this blog.  Thank you for reading!

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How to Sell A Home

Many people are wondering how to sell their home.   As a top Fishers and Geist Realtor in Indiana, I have successfully helped many people and families sell their homes for years and have learned the most effective ways to sell your home.  The first step is either to contact a licensed Realtor in your area or sell your home yourself.  

Selling your home yourself can be a good option.  If your home is in a desirable area(none or not many homes on market, homes all sell in the first couple weeks on market) and is in top condition(granite/stainless kitchen, hardwoods, premium lot, etc)you can price your home below market value and have an opportunity to sell it.  First, get an appraisal to find out a realistic market value.  Second, price your home below the market value atleast 5-10%.  You will want to do this because compared to the other homes on the MLS, your home will not be seen by as many people.  But with the majority of buyer’s beginning their search online, you can reach a bigger audience then For Sale By Owner’s in the past.  Make a website for your home and then post it every 3 or so days on Craigslist.com and on Zillow.   Zillow is a really hot Real Estate website and as an agent I get a lot of buyer’s interest on Zillow(they offer a ForSaleByOwner option).   Also, hold your home open when Realtors in your neighborhood are holding your neighbor’s home open and get some of their traffic.   Promote, Promote, Promote, and get an offer!   When you get an offer I recommend you have an attorney write up the purchase agreement to make sure it is legally binding and succesfully closes(usually takes 30 to 45 days if it is a loan).  Cash buyer can close right away.

If you decide that you do not want to take the liability of representing yourself it is very important that you hire the right Real Estate agent.   Typically 5% of Realtors do 95% of the sales in any given area.   Do your research.  Don’t just use who your friend used, because they may have had an easy to sell home and the agent got lucky.   Find who is selling in your area.  For example, I am one of the top agents in Fishers and Geist.  I live in Fishers and have successfully represented many people get the most for their home in the short amount of time.  I know the benefits of living in the area.  For example, I bought my home in Fishers because it was close to Geist Reservoir and I really like boating. There is a public marina I rent a dock slip in every year and can access the lake within 5 minute drive of my house.  I also know the schools, best places to eat, best parks, etc.   If someone is looking at one of my homes for sales in Fishers, I am able to tell them why they should buy it.  Don’t just hire a southside Indy agent to sell your Fishers home.  Hire the area Real Estate expert.  Listen to their price advice and interview atleast one other agent to compare.  Hire an agent that blogs about the area.   This shows they are tech savvy and know your area.   Go on Google and type in your area and see who is writing about it.  From there hire the agent and let them go to work aggressively marketing your home for sale to buyers online and to other top area agents.  Have your home always in top conditon and let as many people in as possible.  They will pull the most interest and  get you an offer or multiple offers so you can move!   

Whatever route you go, doing it the right way will increase your odds of selling in a timely manner for the highest price possible.  Good luck selling and get moving!

If you live in Fishers, Geist or surrounding areas and would like to interview The Andrew Neal Group call 317-814-5530 or fill out contact us next to this blog. Thanks.