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The Monon Community Center

MononCenter1The Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana is a 146,000 sq ft.  that is one of the nicest facilities in the State of Indiana.    I tell all of my clients who are considering living in Carmel about the Monon Center.  I am a member and love it!    The Monon Center offers a fitness center, water park, indoor pools, gymnasium, indoor track, meeting rooms, and so much more!   For an individual the rate is about $35 a month, and for a family of four it is under $100!   A great deal.   Childcare is available as well if you want to drop the kids off and enjoy a great workout!   If you are considering living in or around the Carmel area the Monon Center is worth checking out!

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See All Carmel Homes For Sale- http://homes.dealwithneal.com/i/9583/Carmel_Homes_For_Sale

Call Andrew Neal at RE/MAX Ability Plus,  Carmel Real Estate Specialist, at 317-371-8133 or email him at andrewneal@Remax.net if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Carmel or surrounding communities!

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Carmel Arts & Design District, Beautiful Downtown Carmel, Indiana

CarmelSignCarmel, Indiana the immediate suburb to the North of Indianapolis is a great city and the downtown is no exception.   The city of Carmel in the past few years has transformed it’s downtown into a great place to visit.    Downtown which is known as the Carmel Arts & Design District, offers great dining options such as Bub’s Burgers(home of the Big Ugly, Detour(sports bar), Bazbeaux Pizza, Muldoon’s, among many other options.  Nightlife includes Muldoon’s and Detour both friendly bars with outdoor seating.   The Monon Trail runs right through downtown which is a trail that runs from downtown Indianapolis all the way North of Carmel.   Many people ride bikes, run, and walk the trail!  There are several art studios, boutiques, antique stores, and other shopping opportunities among the district as well.   One of the focal points of the Carmel Arts & Design District is the Indiana Design Center where my office is located.    The Indiana Design Center is a variety of Interior Designers, Furniture Stores, and other stores pertaining to designing the interior of your home.   RE/MAX Ability Plus is the only  Real Estate office located within the Indiana Design Center.   We love working here and having easy access to all downtown Carmel has to offer, while being able to service all of our clients in buying and selling homes throughout Carmel.

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Carmel Condo Living

Living in Carmel, Indiana in a Condo or Townhome can be a great option.    The City of Carmel has revitalized its downtown which has made many great opportunities to live in a townhome or condo and be able to walk to all that downtown Carmel has to offer!    I just listed a townhome for $329,900 in a beautiful community near the Monon just north of downton in Village Green, built by Drees homes, and it sold within a week!

When looking for a condo or townhome in Carmel you basically have three different options.   You can either get a single level condo(The Retreat, Village of West Clay, Commons at City Center, etc.), two level townhome(Kensington), or a 3 level townhome(Village Green,  Tradtions on the Monon, Monon & Main).  If you want to live near downtown make sure to look at Village Green, Kensington, Monon & Main!    If you want to live outside downtown I highly recommend Village of West Clay a great planned community with a wide variety of condos and townhomes in a variety of price points.

See All Carmel Condos/Townhomes for sale- http://homes.dealwithneal.com/i/9583/Carmel_Condos

There are currently 110 condos on the market ranging from $60,000 up to 1.25 million(Residences at Carmel City!   There are 25 pending(under contract), and 140 sold in 2012!

If you are considering buying or selling a condo or townhome in Carmel, Indiana make sure to call Andrew Neal with RE/MAX at 317-371-8133 or email him at andrewneal@REMAX.net

 

 

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Carmel Indiana has just been Ranked #1 Place to Live in America

Carmel Indiana has just been Ranked #1 Place to Live in America by CNNMoney.    I have been a top selling agent in Carmel, Indiana for over 7 years and I am happy for Carmel how they have transformed it into a top award winning small city!  Carmel is located within 20-30 minutes on the Northside of downtown Indianapolis.     According to the article the unemployment rate is just over half the national average and has the second largest workforce in Indiana.    The downtown has been completely redone and is very beautiful with great shops and dining!    The biggest draw for years have been the schools. Carmel schools have consistantly been ranked the #1 schools in Indiana.   Home prices range from just under 100k- up to the multi-millions.  My favorite part of Carmel is the easy accessibility to all Central Indiana has to offer and the affordable pricing on homes!

 

Contact Andrew Neal, expert Carmel, Ind. Realtor at 317-371-8133 or andrewneal@Remax.net  if you are considering moving to Carmel!

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Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Geist, or Fishers Indiana?

Should I Live in Carmel, Zionsville, Northside Indy, or Geist?

This is a question many of my clients ask me when they begin their search on the Northside Immediate Suburbs of Downtown(all within 30 minutes of downtown).

I grew up in Zionsville, went to Private school on Northside of Indy(Brebeuf),  have worked in Carmel and Castleton for 7 years and have lived in East Fishers  in my adult life so I have lived all over the Northside!    My clients who relocate here typically look in Carmel, then Geist and Zionsville.   Zionsville is typically the most expensive, then Carmel and Geist.   Carmel has the #1 ranked school system.   The high school is very large.  My clients who want private schools live in Meridian Kessler/Hills and send their kids to Park Tudor, Cathedral, Brebeuf, or Chatard.    There are plenty of options for what you are looking for.  If you are looking at homes over 350k first look at Carmel then expand to Zionsville, Geist, and Northside Indy from there I recommend starting in Carmel then going to Zionsville, and possibly Geist.  Homes under 350k I highly recommend looking at Fishers too, ,which has been ranked the #1 town in America, #1 safest town in America, etc.(if you google it you will see all of it).   Carmel is where most the clients start to get a feel for the area. If you want more rolling hills and woods with a small quaint feel, Zionsville is a great option too.  If you want to be near the lake, Geist is the best option. I have a boat on Geist and love it that’s why I choose to live in that area.   All three areas are family friendly with good schools.   Half of Geist is Indy schools which are not as highly ranked, but the other half is Fishers Schools.   The best part of relocating to the Northside of Indy is you are going to get so much for your money then most places in the country!   All the areas I mentioned are within 30 miles of downtown Indy!   Here’s some link to school info…..

 

Carmel Schools-   http://dealwithneal.com/carmel-in-schools/

Fishers Schools-   http://dealwithneal.com/fishers-in-schools/

Zionsville Schools-  http://dealwithneal.com/zionsville-in-schools-2/

Geist Schools-    http://dealwithneal.com/geist-lawrence-schools/

 

Call me at 317-371-8133 or email me at andrewneal@remax.net and I would be happy to speak to you about  the different areas as I specialize in these areas and know the best places to live for different lifestyles! 

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Fishers Named Safest City in the United States

Fishers, Indiana has just been named the safest city in the United Sates by the CQ Press City Crime Rankings 2011-2012:Crime in Metropollitan America report!   The rankings were based on cities with 75,000 or more residents based on crime data from the FBI for all of 2010. 

         As a Fishers Resident and Fishers Real Estate Expert, I am so happy for Fishers to have achieved this great award.  As a father of two children, I have never worried for my family’s safety while living in Fishers, Indiana!   We enjoy everything Fishers has to offer from Geist Reservoir(boating, fishing, waterfront dining), parks and playgrounds, shopping, and great affordable golf courses!    I highly recommend living in Fishers, Indiana and am here to help you if you are considering buying or selling in the area!  

You can email us anytime at aneal@c21scheetz.com for more information about living in Fishers!

See All Fishers Indiana Homes For Sale-http://homes.dealwithneal.com/i/9583/Fishers_Real_Estate

 

 

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Staging a Home to Sell

Staging your home with furniture is a very important step in the selling process.  Since the Real Estate downturn, we typically recommend that a vacant home be staged by a professional staging company to be shown in it’s best light.    Potential buyer’s love to see how a professional decorator with nice furniture would lay out furniture in the home.     Staging increases your chances of selling your home and also helps you get the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time.  For example, I listed a property in the exclusive Bridgewater Golf Community in Carmel.  It had been on the market with another Real Estate company for months without any offers and we came in with our preferred staging company and had an accepted offer on the property under 30 days!  Another example is when we flip homes in Broad Ripple. We always stage the homes after they are renovated and sell them quick!     If your home is vacant or if it needs a facelift, we highly recommend speaking with a professional staging company.

The Andrew Neal Group recommends  Polly Reasner with Staged Homes of Indy- 317-997-3834

Call us at 317-814-5530 or email us at aneal@c21scheetz.com if you would like us to take a look at your home and determine if it needs to be staged before selling!  

 

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Top 10 Reasons to Live in East Fishers, Indiana

East Fishers, Indiana is one of my favorite places to live and sell Real Estate.  There is so much to do and the quality of living is great.   When you live in East Fishers, Indiana you are right around the corner from:

1)Parks-Brooks School Park(huge new playground, trails, gazebo, basketball court,and a creek), Geist Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)Geist Reservoir-wonderful lake with boating, waterfront dining(Bella Vita), rolling hills, and deep woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)Great Schools-One of the top school systems in Indiana(HSE)

4)Shopping-Hamilton Town Center is right around the corner in the north part of East Fishers/South Noblesville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)Easy Access to Interstates(i69 runs right through it!)

6)Brand New Affordable Homes!(many of the homes in East Fishers which has been developed in the past 10 years is new to newer ranging from just under 100k!   Build a 5 bedroom home for as low as 200K! 

7)Many Companies are Located here-(with a lower unemployment rate there are many job opportunities)

8)Family Friendly-many people with young children live in the area with an average age of resident in the lower 30′s

9)Close to Indianapolis-unlike some suburbs, Fishers is just north of Indy, so you have access to all Greater Indianapolis has to offer in a short commute!

10)Great Golf Courses-  The golf in East Fishers is amazing, my favorites are Gray Eagle and Ironwood(both have great early deals w/cart  during the week!)

I highly recommend checking out East Fishers, Indiana.  I have called East Fishers home for years and have sold many homes in the area and my past clients have been very happy with their decision to live here!

 

 

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Where is Fishers, Indiana?

Fishers, Indiana is located just 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Southeastern Hamilton County.   Fishers is very convenient to interstates i69, which runs through it, i465, i70, and i74.    This makes it very convenient for living and businesses.  Many successful businesses have chosen Fishers, Indiana to be home.  With a low employment rate compared to much of the country Fishers has gone through a huge population boom in the past 10 years.  

Fishers has one of the best locations in my opinion, because you are close to businesses(employment),shopping, lakes, top golf courses, nightlife, and top schools.   Fishers schools are highly ranked and there are several elementary schools in close proximity to great neighborhoods.  

The Andrew Neal Group is one of the top Real Estate Groups in all of Fishers, Indiana.  We are here to help with all of your Fishers Real Estate needs or if you have any questions about life in Fishers.  Please call us at 317-814-5530 or you can contact us next to this blog. Thanks for reading.

DealwithNeal in Fishers

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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