Author Archives: Andrew Neal


Congrats to Carmel, Indiana for being Ranked the #1 Town in America to Raise a Family!

AndrewA big congrats to Carmel, Indiana for being ranked by Nice as the #1 town in America to raise a family!  We love helping clients buy and sell homes in Carmel and could not agree more!!!!



Andrew Neal, Carmel Expert Real Estate Broker- 317-371-8133


Should I Live in Carmel or Fishers, Indiana?

Should I live in Carmel or Fishers, Indiana is a popular question I hear on a weekly basis!    I specialize in the two areas and my answer is it depends both are great!!


CarmelCityCenterMany corporate relocation clients and out of state buyers in my experience are recommended to start their search in Carmel,Indiana.   I hear this many times. Carmel is a wonderful city and the location of my offices.   The Downtown has been completely redone and is amazing.  I love enjoying the restaurants, Monon Trail, and everything else the Downtown has to offer.   Carmel also has the highest and most expensive Real Estate in Indiana on average.   Carmel has the #1 ranked schools and is very established.   Many of the streets have been redone as well and it offers a feeling of living in a very established community.   In West Carmel and Northeast Carmel there is new construction, but many of the homes are in older communities.   Built in the 70’s-90s these neighborhoods offer great yards, big trees, and a great environment to live.  The new construction tends to have smaller yards but new is new! The landscape of Carmel is mainly flat which is the only negative I hear from buyers.




GeistViewI love Fishers, Indiana as well.   Fishers offers a more  up and coming suburban city experience.   The downtown is just being redeveloped now and will offer many great things Carmel’s downtown offers and also new options as well.  The advantage of living in Fishers is you still get good schools, but the price of your home will be less.   For example, a 300k Carmel home may cost 270-280k in Fishers!   Fishers also border Geist Reservoir, which is a great waterfront experience for boating, fishing, waterfront dining etc.   I personally built my home in East Fishers almost 10 years ago as I wanted to be close the lake and rent a slip in the marina every year for my boat.   Fishers has many parks as well!


I hope my summary of both areas gives you a starting point for your Real Estate search!   In my opinion it just depends what you are looking for as I work in Carmel and live in Fishers, but I could just as happily live in Carmel so either way I feel you are looking at two great cities!  Feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like help with your Real Estate search!  317-371-8133 or


Cambridge, A Great Lakeside Neighborhood in Geist

108One of my favorite neighborhoods in Geist is Cambridge.  A wonderful community of gorgeous custom homes many with water or wooded views!   The waterfront homes mainly have their own private docks in their backyard and some of the homes off the water have deeded docks. Homeowners off the water sometimes have golf carts for an easy trip down to their boat!   As an avid boater and Real Estate professional I always recommend Cambridge as a great neighborhood to experience the Geist vacation lifestyle right here in Central Indiana!  Currently there are 11 homes on the market ranging from 1.645 million down to $380,000.

If you are considering buying or selling in Geist feel free to contact Andrew Neal with RE/MAX Ability Plus at 317-371-8133 or


The Sagamore Club, A Wonderful Country Club in Hamilton County

GolfThe Sagamore Club is a wonderful country club in Noblesville, Indiana. The club is designed by world famous golfer Jack Nicklaus.   The club offers  an 18,000 square foot clubhouse, driving range, putting green, practice area, club pro, swimming pool, and tennis courts!   There are many great options for living within the club.  I just personally listed a beautiful option at 11042 Golden Bear Drive which is a 4874 sq ft custom ranch including finished basement right on the first hole of the course for $500,000.   Currently there are 20 home options for sale in the community ranging from 1.2 million down to 399,900.

Contact Andrew Neal with RE/MAX Ability Plus if you are considering buying or selling home in Sagamore 317-371-8133




Listing Your Luxury Home with The RE/MAX Collection

AndrewSign2We at The Andrew Neal Group at RE/MAX Ability Plus are located in the Indiana Design Center in Downtown Carmel, Indiana. We are the #1 Selling RE/MAX in Indiana.   For homes in Indiana priced at $500,000 or more we offer our luxury marketing program The RE/MAX Collection.   If you are considering selling your luxury home we would love to setup a time to sit down and explain what we have to offer. Feel free to contact Andrew Neal, at 317-371-8133 or




The Andrew Neal Group Geist Waterfront Home Boat Tours Begin May 1, 2015

GeistThe Andrew Neal Group at RE/MAX Ability Plus is excited to offer Geist Waterfront Home Tours beginning May 1, 2015!   See the homes by water before you buy!  When considering buying on the water it is important to work with a Broker who knows the Reservoir(best neighborhoods, water levels, algae issues, etc.)  Call Andrew Neal today at 317-371-8133  or email him at to begin looking at homes on Geist!

To Reserve a boat tour email


-Preapproval letter or proof of funds required prior to tour





Congrats to Zionsville and Carmel, Indiana for being ranked in the top 50 Suburbs in United States

Zionsville and Carmel, Indiana are both wonderful suburbs located within 30 minutes of downtown Indianapolis. Business Insider just compiled a list of 300 suburbs and ranked Zionsville, Indiana the #2 suburb in the United States and Carmel, Indiana #14.   I personally grew up in Zionsville and my office is located in Carmel and I love selling Real Estate to people in both suburbs!  They both are wonderful in their own ways. Feel free to email or call me to find out more about which suburb to live in!

Andrew Neal, RE/MAX Ability Plus, 317-371-8133,


2014 Carmel, Indiana Luxury Living Sales Report

SueFrontWe have seen a rise in luxury sales in the past year in Carmel, Indiana. In Indiana, homes over $500,000 rank in the luxury category.

In 2014 alone so far:

Homes Sold Over $500,000-  229 Homes Closed

Highest Sale- 3509 Sedgemoor $1.971 million

Some of the featured luxury neighborhoods to sell include Laurelwood, Bridlebourne, Winterwood, Windemere, Estancia, Crooked Stick, Village of West Clay, and Coppergate.

If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home, call Andrew Neal, Luxury Real Estate Expert at 317-371-8133 or email him at




Geist Overlook, a Great Fishers Neighborhood for under $300,000

GeistOverlookGeist Overlook located just East of 116th and Olio in Fishers is one of my favorite Fishers, Indiana neighborhoods under 300k.   The main reasons for this are:

1) Ryland Homes developed the neighborhood and is a great builder


2)Neighborhood sits on rolling hills and woods, with many of the homes offering a private wooded lot!

3)Near Geist Reservoir!

4) Affordable Homes between around $200,000-$300,000!   I just listed and sold two homes in the neighborhood this year one selling for under $210,000 and the other selling in the 240’s with a finished basement!


If you are considering buying or selling a home in Geist Overlook give me a call today at 317-371-8133, I would be happy to help!

Andrew Neal, RE/MAX Ability Plus



2015 Indianapolis Monthly Dream Home Being Built on Geist Reservoir

IndianapolisMonthlyDreamHomeGeist Reservoir is an exciting lake when it comes to Real Estate.   There are so many great options from Multi-Million Dollar Estates on several waterfront acres to condos.   There several lots still available to build your dream home.  We are excited to report there Indianapolis Monthly Magazine chose Scott Campbell of Scott B. Campbell Custom Homes to build a 15,000 sqft plus home on a peninsula between the mainbody of Geist in Cambridge and the new cove.    We took our boat out to take a look at the progress and it is coming along great and we can not wait to tour this home when it is finished!

See All Geist Waterfront Homes For Sale-


Call Andrew Neal, Fishers/Geist Expert Realtor/Broker if you are considering buying or selling on or near Geist Reservoir! 317-371-8133