Carmel, IN Real Estate News

By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team is currently servicing North Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers and Wesfield with Superior Real Estate assistance backed by years of experience. For more information on how to avoid foreclosure or information on a short sale check out http://avoidindyforeclosure.com. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
What records do I need to provide to the bank, to do a Short Sale? If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
If your looking for an affordably priced home in Carmel Indiana from the $250s to $400s, you may want to check out Saddle Creek of Carmel. Saddle Creek of Carmel Indiana has long been known for it’s great west Carmel location, great architecture, and affordable pricing.  Below is some general information about the homes for sale there, its amenities, and surroundings. Home Builder / Builders Pulte Homes built out the entire community including the Meadows at Saddle Creek to the north. Age of Community Pulte Homes began building in the community in the late 90s and is currently sold out and moved out of the models. Amenities Saddle Creek features some great amenities including pool, bath house, play ground, and miles of side walks. Owners really appreciate the vast common area and windin...
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
If you have questions give me a call. I live and work in Carmel Indiana and would be happy to help. Make it a great day! The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278)
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
Technorati Tags: Short sale, Carmel Indiana, Indianapolis, Foreclosure
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
There are nearly 700 homes for sale in Carmel Indiana and I'm working my way through all of the neighborhoods.  Did you know that you can actually search by neighborhood in Carmel; if for example you wanted to live in Williamson Run after reading this post! Williamson Run is an older neighborhood built mostly in the early 90s.  It is located just east of Keystone on between 96th and 106th.  There are 186 homes in Williamson Run and currently there are no active listings.  There have only been 8 that have sold since 3/1/09 through today 2/23/10 which shows the level of transition is very low. Typically a home in Williamson Run is at least 3000 sq ft with a basement.  The garages are split fairly evenly at two and three.  There are many homes with three full baths and sometimes five bedro...
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By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
Kim Schaus with Staging Spaces By Kim Schaus, sent us a few helpful tips in home staging that we wanted to share with our readers. Look at each room in your house by standing in the doorway.  Buyers make fast judgments, and how a room looks when the peek threw the doorway will determine if they walk into the room or not.Paint walls a neutral color.  Buyers have trouble seeing themselves in a space that is decorated to YOUR taste – no matter how beautiful!Clean your home the way you would detail your car to sell it!. Buyers WILL look inside your refrigerator and your closets. They all need to be organized and VERY clean.NO clutter anywhere! Buyers today can be very picky.  If they cannot see the room they can’t see THEIR things in it! Look at it as helping you get packed early! It will m...
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By Beverly Fast Sinclair
(Keller Williams Realty)
Want to sell your home? Let's talk about the price. The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team, REALTOR®, real estate agents and broker for Carmel, Fishers and Westfield Indiana home listings, property and land for sale - NUMBER1EXPERT(tm) The Fast Sinclair Home Selling Team Keller Williams Realty 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 204 Carmel, Indiana 46032 Beverly direct: 317 846-FAST (3278) Toll Free: 888-456-FAST (3278) Cell: 317-213-FAST (3278) Fax: 317 846-5959 RaeJean Cell: 317-710-7488 Email: Fast@IndyHouseFinder.com
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By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
Carmel Indiana home builders pulled 280% more permits in January 2010 that they did in Janaury 2009. This is great news for builders and the market as buyers continue to take advantage of the first and second time buyer tax credit.  In January 2009, which seems to be around the bottom for builders in Carmel, builders pulled 10 new homebuilding permits.  That compares to 38 new permits pulled last month. Most production builders and a few custom builders had the ability to sell a new (from the ground up) home in Janaury and have it finished before the tax credit expires in June.  Some builders still say they can sell and complete a new home in Carmel house in enough time. If you are considering a newly built home in Carmel, check out our Carmel real estate and Indianapolis Home Builder G...
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
Today, there are 683 active homes for sale in Carmel Indiana and 5% of 33 of those are short sales.  Whilte this is not a huge amount in terms of percentage, it is one of the more sought after type of homes in the market.  Many buyers or investors are looking for a deal and short sales sometimes can be that deal. The "short" explanation for a short sale is a property that is going to sell for less than the amount owed on the property.  In other words, the bank is willing to accept less than the full balance due and will usually forgive the difference. Another explanation would be to say the current owner has negative equity.  The amount the home sells for is less than the amount owed so it is negative equity. The question I commonly get is are short sales a bargain?  As with most profes...
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By Harrison Painter, New Media Consultant
(GoGladiator Media)
Today I talk about the good and bad of social media automation while sharing an example of why it is so important to stay on top of your social accounts. Also, when using any automation what-so-ever, make sure to review Twitter and facebook's TOS to ensure you are in compliance! LOVE IT! Harrison Painter Social Media Campaign Manager GoGladiator Media Indianapolis Office: (317) 871-1000
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
It is all good news for the Carmel Indiana Real Estate market in January!  There were 51 homes that sold in January compared with 50 in January of 2009.  This is better than the news for Fishers Real Estate, they saw a 12% decline January 10 to 09. The number of distressed homes was down just a tad from a year ago and the new home construction was also down a bit.  Both were less than 15% of the total sold. The other good news is the price per square foot and the days on market.  For 2010 the price per sq ft moved to $117 from $107 a year ago!  The days on market (DOM) moved to 100 from 113 a year ago.  That is a 9% improvement in price per sq ft and 12% improvement in DOM. Perhaps the best news is the luxury homes for sale in Carmel Indiana.  I classify that as any home for sale in Car...
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By Harrison Painter, New Media Consultant
(GoGladiator Media)
In today's coffee w/ Harrison we have the great Brian Tomkins sharing a quick screencast of the new facebook redesign. We will be offering a FREE training on the new facebook layout Monday at 9pm(est) / 6pm(pst) So join us Monday Night and learn how to navigate through the always changing social media landscape. Here are some images of the new look: GoGladiator Media is here to help you navigate the ever changing landscape of social media! Feel free to contact us anytime about managing your social media campaigns! We currently manage accounts for Authors, Musicians, Politicians, Celebrities, Real Estate Brokers, and Hotel/Resorts! Call today and we can make you more visible, credible, and profitable too! Special thanks to the Great Brian Tomkins for being the first person on the planet ...
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned buyer, making sense of the MLS sheet is sometimes challenging.  I've included an MLS sheet below with some of the standard questions I get labeled 1-3. Let's start with Label #1.  It is L, F and W.  L stands for the Level of the room . M is main, U is upper and B would be basement.  In this example there is not a Basement so only M and U are used. F stands for the flooring type in the room.  For example, C is for Carpet, T is for Tile and H is for Hardwoods in this example.  Another example of flooring might be V for Vinyl.  Sometimes you will see O as well for Other. W is for Window and it is a yes or no category referring to whether the window "treatments" stay.  Blinds always stay, but a valance or drapes may or may not so it is indica...
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By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
In an effort to give our readers a grasp of what is happening in the Carmel Real Estate market, here are a few notes about closed and pending inventory. Carmel Closed Sales | January 2010 vs. January 2009 There were 48 closed sales in Carmel Indiana in January 2010. Of those, 2 were over $1 million, 12 were between $500,000 and $1 million, and the remainder (34) were under $500,000. The lowest priced home was a 3 bedroom foreclosure that sold for $63,000. Closed homes in Carmel in January were on the market for an average of 98.1 days and the average sales price was $392,059. By comparison, there were 50 closed sales in Carmel in January of 2009. Of those, none were over $1 million and only 5 were between $500,000 and $1 million. The lowest sold home was a foreclosure for $77,000. Close...
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By Indianapolis Realtor
(ICON Realty Partners, LLC - Indianapolis)
For much of the last decade, Bridgewater Club Golf Course community has been known as one of the hottest neighborhoods in Carmel Indiana. Below is a briefing on the neighborhood, some general market information, and quick links to find everything you need to know about the community and the homes for sale. Amenities Bridgewater Club features some great amenities including a Pete Dye championship golf course, a golf academy rated top 10 in the United States, and 70,000 square foot clubhouse equiped with the following amenities: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, six tennis courts, full service fitness center, access to outstanding dining, steam rooms, massage therapy, personal training, 5-mile greenway walk trail, locker rooms, event lawn, banquet facilities, meeting rooms, completely st...
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
There are currently 679 homes for sale in Carmel today!  There are numerous great neighborhoods in Carmel and today I am highlighting Blue Creek Woods.  The location is ideal; off of 106th just west of Gray Road and east of Keystone.  That is ideal access to the interstate or downtown and those neighborhoods in that area sell quickly. It is also conveninently located near Forest Dale Elementary school and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. There are 69 homes in Blue Creek Woods, most of them built between 1984 and 1986.  The typical price of a home in this area is around $250,000 to $275,000.  Of the 69 homes in this Carmel neighborhood, 43 of them are priced over $250,000. Currently there is just one home that is available in Blue Creek Woods.  It is a 2100 sq ft home with four b...
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