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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!

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


Summer Fun Things To Do Outside in Fishers

Fishers, Indiana has a lot of fun activities to do in the summer outside!  Here is a list of my favorites……

1. Geist Reservoir-   this body of water in Southeast Fishers is a great way to enjoy Fishers.  If you own a boat and do not live on the lake, you can rent a slip for under 2k a year at the Geist Marina. I have done this for the past 6 years and have enjoyed it very much! Very convenient way to have access to the lake. If you do not own a boat, you can also rent boats from the Geist Marina!

2. Fishers Town Beach-  Fishers has a beach in Saxony which is free!

3. Pools- Many neighborhoods in Fishers offer a community pool and there are several homes for sale with outdoor pools as well

4. Parks- Fishers has many great parks to enjoy nature!

5. Splash Park-  a favorite for the little ones, many people in Fishers enjoy the splash park!

6.  Concerts-  Klipsch Music Center is just north of Hamilton Town Center near Northeast Fishers. Many of the top artists perform here all summer long!


If you are considering buying or selling a home in Fishers or surrounding areas call Andrew Neal, RE/MAX Ability Plus, 317-371-8133 or


Congrats to Carmel, Indiana for Being Ranked #6 City in U.S. for Kids!

Carmel, Indiana was just ranked by as the #6 best city in the United States for kids! As a top Carmel Realtor, I love helping families buy and sell in Carmel, and always recommend it to families looking within the Indianapolis suburbs.  With over 34 percent of Carmel homes with Kids, great parks, top ranked schools, and affordable Real Estate Carmel is a great place to raise a family!  The Monon Center water park and pool is a great place to spend a hot summer day with the kids!  Carmel has redone it’s downtown and offer great dining and shopping options for the parents too!

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If you are considering buying or selling a home in Carmel, Indiana call Andrew Neal at RE/MAX Ability Plus today 317-371-8133 or email him at


Our Geist Real Estate Boat Tours Begin in May 2014!

GeistThe Andrew Neal Group, Geist Expert Realtors, are excited to announce our Real Estate Boat Tours beginning this May!   If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Geist area we would be happy to show you around Geist by boat!  Email us at to setup a tour!

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Call/Text Andrew Neal, RE/MAX Ability Plus, 317-371-8133 for help with finding a home or selling your Geist area home!


Where to Buy a Home in Fishers Under 300k

Fishers, Indiana is a wonderful town that offers many great options in all price ranges.   As Fishers and Carmel, Indiana Specialist Realtors we often see many people leaning towards Fishers when looking under $300,000 as there is a great selection and you get more for your money!  With Fishers close proximity to downtown Indianapolis on the Northeast side the town has boomed in the past 10 years.   Here are a few of our favorite neighborhoods we sell in under 300k-

Avalon of Fishers- located off Olio Road at 126th St., the neighborhood has all the amenities one could want with walking trails, pools, and close to HSE schools! Built by Pulte Homes.

Westminster- Ryland built this great community around the corner from Hamilton Towne Center. It offers great homes in the 200′s!

The Bristols- located near 126th and Brookschool, many of our clients have purchased in the neighborhood!

Woodberry-located near 141st and Cumberland, this neighborhood offers affordable homes in the 100′s and has been very popular because it has large affordable homes!

Sunblest- If you are looking for an older home in one of the older subdivisions of Fishers, look no further then Sunblest!

Fishers offers so many great options under 300k you will be able to find exactly what you want! Give Andrew Neal, expert Fishers Realtor, a call at 317-371-8133 or email us at  Considering selling a home in Fishers? We can help too!







Carmel 1st Quarter 2014 Luxury Home Report

Carmel, Indiana is a very desirable place to live, especially if you are looking for a luxury home.   In the first quarter 2014 so far here is the breakdown of home sales in Carmel, Indiana with prices over $500,000………….


# Sold-  43 Homes

Highest Sale-  $1.25 million- 10.5 Acre Estate with 10820sqft at 11188 ESTANCIA WAY CARMEL

Average Sale- $684,767,  173 sq/ft,   140 days on market

Highest Per Sq/Ft Sale- $263 sq/ft

Shortest Amount of Time on Market- 3 days!


Carmel, Indiana has started off to a great start in the luxury market! If you are considering buying or selling a luxury home give Andrew Neal at RE/MAX Ability Plus a call at 317-371-8133 and he would be happy to help!



Geist Waterfront Real Estate in 2014

The first quarter of the year on Geist Reservoir had 6 waterfront sales.  The highest sale was in Cambridge for 1.28 million and the lowest home sale was in in Feather Cove for $527,000.    Currently there are 38 homes on the market on the water!    The highest priced home is on 5.23 acres and features a 13,652 sqft beautiful custom waterfront home.     We expect even more great options to hit the market this Spring and for Spring sales to increase as buyers get ready for boating season!

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The Andrew Neal Group, your Geist Expert Realtors, are excited to begin offering Real Estate waterfront boat tours to qualified buyers out of the Geist Marina beginning May 1, 2014!

If you are looking for a waterfront home or would like to discuss selling your Geist home feel free to call Andrew Neal direct anytime 317-371-8133 or email him at



March 2014 Market Update

2014 has started out as a big year in Real Estate Sales on the Northside of Indianapolis and Hamilton County!   What we are seeing right now is low inventory(the lowest amount of homes available for sale) and a large amount of buyers competing for few homes on the market!  What this means is it is a great time to sell your home and if you are looking to buy it is more important then ever to have a great Realtor help you purchase the home of your dreams!   We are expecting with the Spring warm up to be a good amount of homes hitting the market in Hamilton County and Northside Indy resulting in more options for buyers.
Call Andrew Neal with RE/MAX Ability Plus, to help buying or selling a home 317-371-8133 or fill out the contact form on this site!


How Can You Tell If You Are Getting A Good Deal On A Home?

Many of my clients ask me when I am showing them homes,  is this a good deal?    A good deal can mean different things to each of us.  “A good deal” to most buyers means can I get this home for below current market value?

The best way to determine if you are getting a good deal is to look at the comparable sales in the neighborhood.   When doing this have your agent provide you with the past sales in the particular neighborhood or area.   If the price per square foot is below the lowest sale in past 12 months most likely you are getting a good deal.   The main reason why this could not be true would be if the home you are looking at has major problems such as structural damage, mold, or extensive work to fix it up to the neighborhood standard. If this is the case then you need to get bids on doing the work and then add it to purchase price, and if it is still below the lowest sales then you are getting a good deal.

Another way to get a good deal would be to buy in an up and coming area where prices are increasing faster or have the potential to increase faster than the average.   Downtown Carmel in my opinion would have been a good deal a few years ago before the city updated the area!

Good luck with your home purchase and if you need any help feel free to contact Andrew Neal anytime at 317-371-8133 or


Where to Buy a Home in Hamilton County(Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, or Noblesville?)

Many of my clients who are relocating to the area, tell me they are wanting to look for a home in Hamilton County, but they are unsure of which are to live in.  The four main areas we sell in Hamilton County are Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, and Noblesville.   Here are the reasons to buy or not to buy in each area!

CarmelCityCenterCarmel-  with the #1 ranked school system and a Central location Carmel is one of the most popular areas.   Carmel has gone through a beautiful revitalization of it’s downtown, roadways, shopping, and dining.  Carmel offers some of the most luxurious Real Estate in Hamilton County with some of the most expensive homes.  Carmel offers mature yards, many older homes built in the 70′s,80s, and early 90s, with the new construction being mainly in West Carmel, with two final communities in East Carmel up near the Northeast corner of Carmel.  With all of the positive aspects of Carmel,  the only negative aspects would be no major lakes and mostly flat topography.

Westfield- Just North of Carmel, Westfield is a great community if you are looking for a newer home with a Central location.   Westfield does not have a great downtown yet, but is close to great shopping like Clay Terrace.  Home Prices are less than Carmel, and you can still build a new home. In the Luxury Market, Westfield offers some nice Estates and also for a resort like community Bridgewater Country Club is amazing!

DreamHomeFishers-   East of Carmel is Fishers, a great community.  Fishers has exploded in growth over the past 7-8 years and it is one of the most popular areas for first time homebuyers.  Bordering Indianapolis with i69 going to 37 right downtown the commute is great from Fishers as well as Carmel.   Fishers offers many affordable options.  You can build a great home or buy a resale for a great price.  One of my most favorite parts of Fishers is its proximity to Geist Reservoir.  The Southeast section of Fishers has rolling hills, woods, and surrounds beautiful Geist Reservoir. I personally built my home in East Fishers to be close to the marina where I keep my boat in Summer months for great boating.   Fishers, especially around Geist Reservoir offers luxury homes around Geist and Hamilton Proper Country Club.

Noblesville-  Being Farther North, Noblesville is a great option if you do not need to commute downtown or if you want the most bang for you buck on purchasing a home.   Noblesville offers homes in every price point, and if you want to be near a lake, North Noblesville offers fantastic Morse Reservoir for luxury lake living at a fraction of the cost of Geist Reservoir.

Regardless of which town you choose, living in Hamilton County has great opportunities for every price point.  Make sure to call Andrew Neal at 317-371-8133 to help you find the perfect home in the right location to suit your needs!