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By Tonda & Steve Hoagland, Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I
(Keller Williams Realty)
Lockerbie Square Condos For Sale Offered for sale by The Hoagland Group -- $269,000. Welcome home to exceptional downtown living in popular historic Lockerbie Glove Condos in Lockerbie Square! Just a block from the excitement of Mass Ave, yet located on a quiet little street tucked among historic homes in Lockerbie Square! Close to convenient downtown Indianapolis shopping & entertainment, your new condo features a spacious great room with an entire wall of windows, 2 spacious bedrooms with architectural details such as curved walls, laundry room and 2 full baths. Exposed brick walls & a 12' beamed ceilings capture the historic preservation of this unique building which was the former Lockerbie Glove Factory. With stunning contemporary updated baths, a gourmet kitchen with a center ...
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
Originally Posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog Looking for some options for New Years Eve in Geist? If only we were in a warm climate and could use the Reservoir for boating in December! There are some great other options though: Living Proof will be a the Hilton Garden Inn; they are a 7 piece R & B band and were voted #1 Band in 2010 by the Indy Channel.com’s A List! It is $275 a couple and include one night stay in the hotel and an open bar! Looking for something a little more family oriented…Pinheads will have a Glow Bowl from 5-8 p.m. at $35/hour per lane for unlimited bowling. They will also have a a New Years Eve bowling party from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at $149.95 per lane up to 6 people. If you don’t mind a short commute to downtown, there is a Masquerade Ball at Union Station. L...
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By Tonda & Steve Hoagland, Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I
(Keller Williams Realty)
Indianapolis Open House - December 4, 2011 - 6539 Jarvis Drive - Noon to 2:00pm YOU'RE INVITED! Please join us to take a look at this "like new" Franklin Township home for sale in Indianapolis, this Sunday, Dec 4, 2011!   Just Reduced!  New Price $105,000.  Cute ranch home for sale in Indianapolis w/NEW ROOF in pretty neighborhood. Spotless like new condition, tree lined streets & COMMUNITY POOL set this apart from others on the mkt! Open floor plan features split bdrm layout & 3 WALK-IN closets! Fresh paint, ALL APPLIANCES included-New refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer! Nice deck is  great for entertaining! Just 3 min to Greenwood Co Line Rd/I-65 (Exit 101).  Greenwood mall, restaurants, entertainment -- all nearby! Taxes will drop significantly on this Indianapolis home for sale afte...
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
Well, here we are the cold is here again.  But before it starts to get really cold, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of one last butterfly.  This Red Admiral was kind enough to stay perched on my dying marigolds while I ran inside to grab my camera.   I guess I can't complain too much about the weather.  At least we actually had fall this year instead of going straight from warm summer temperatures to freezing cold snow as it seems we do so often.  :)
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
Indianapolis Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Walk/Run December 10th, 2011 We are now officially 12 days away from the 23rd Annual Jingle Bell run here in Indy. The streets of downtown Indianapolis will be filled by the sounds of bells jingling on approximately 3,500 people registered to run/walk this years' event. Many people believe arthritis only affects those who are aging....Not so.  Take Sarah Hake, this year's Arthritis Honoree.  Sarah is just 26 years old, but was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the young age of two. There's still time to register for the race and raise some money to help this foundation out.  Fees are as follows: Race Fees Adults (13 years and older)$22 per person on or before October 31$25 per person November 1 - noon on December 7$30 per person on pack...
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By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
  It’s no secret that buying or selling a home is one of life’s most stressful events. But I admit I was shocked recently to read that the stress of a real estate transaction can cause you to age a full TWO YEARS! Of the 2,000 participants questioned during a research study by In-Deed, those who were involved in a real estate transaction suffered from hair loss, short-term memory loss, lack of sex drive and general anxiety. And so I wonder: does the rate of premature aging double if you’re selling your current home and buying a new one? Because if that’s the case, buying and selling 3 houses during your lifetime adds more than a decade to your appearance and well being. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the joys of homeownership! Buying or selling a home will always be stressful – a...
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When I was still new to Indianapolis I rented a cute apartment on Mass Ave but knew I'd buy a house eventually. I love owning my own house and there was no way I could be an apartment dweller for long. I had a special fondness for the Craftsman style of architecture. When a coworker asked if I knew about all the Craftsman Arts and Crafts homes for sale in Historic Irvington, I had to admit that I hadn't even heard of the place. Turns out, Historic Irvington is one of the better kept secrets among Indianapolis metropolitan neighborhoods. It's just five miles east of downtown Indianapolis --Michigan, Washington, and New York are the main thruways. There were plenty of great Craftsman Arts and Crafts homes for sale in Historic Irvington,  just a few minutes from the Mass ave neighborhood I...
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By The Indy Beacon Group of Keller Williams Indianapolis Real Estate
When I was still new to Indianapolis I rented a cute apartment on Mass Ave but knew I'd buy a house eventually. I love owning my own house and there was no way I could be an apartment dweller for long. When a coworker asked if I'd considered Historic Irvington, I had to admit that I hadn't even heard of the place. Turns out, Historic Irvington is one of the better kept secrets among Indianapolis metropolitan neighborhoods. It's just five miles east of downtown Indianapolis --Michigan, Washington, and New York are the main thruways. Irvington real estate was just a few minutes from the Mass ave neighborhood I was about to leave. But as close as it is to Indy's skyscrapers, Historic Irvington has a strong small town community vibe. From the neighborhood council to the garden club, members...
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By Tonda & Steve Hoagland, Real Estate - Greenwood Homes for Sale - Central I
(Keller Williams Realty)
Homes for Sale Franklin Twp - 6539 Jarvis Dr Indianapolis IN  46237 Cute 3 bdrm, 2 bath ranch home for sale in Indianapolis in pretty Smithfield neighborhood in Franklin Township. Spotless like new condition, tree lined streets & community pool set this apart from other homes for sale in Indianapolis! Open floor plan features split bdrm layout & 3 walk-in closets! Fresh paint, all appliances included -- New refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer! Nice deck great for entertaining! Just 3 min to Co Line Rd/I-65 (Exit 101). Greenwood mall, restaurants, entertainment -- all nearby! Taxes will drop significantly after exemptions are filed. SEARCH ALL INDIANAPOLIS AREA HOMES FOR SALE More details at Official Property Site for 6539 Jarvis Drive Indianapolis IN  46237   View Larger Map
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By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
Bring on January! Ordinarily I’m no fan of January (ditto for December, February or March), but an unveiling this week of plans for the 2012 Indianapolis Home Show Centerpiece Home has caused me to reconsider. The Craftsman style Centerpiece Home built by Fischer Homes is going to be stunning, and may actually be a reason to look forward to January!   For the Fischer Homes team and interior designer Joy Perkins, constructing the Centerpiece Home is all about creating a “buzz.”  And from what I saw that should be no problem. The eye-catching Craftsman exterior in a soft shade of “avocado” (nothing like the kitchen appliances of the ’60s) with antique white trim and a beautiful stone elevation positively beckons you inside, where the Once Upon a Time inspired custom details and design pro...
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By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
  It's no secret that the neighborhoods around Geist Reservoir feature some of the most beautiful Indianapolis real estate around. One of my favorite Geist neighborhoods is Windjammer, an enclave of just 55 homes off of Fall Creek, east of 96th Street. The Windjammer neighborhood features custom homes built in the mid-to late 80s. The homes themselves are lovely and very well maintained, but what really sets Windjammer apart are the large, beautifully landscaped and heavily wooded lots. It gives the neighborhood a cozy feeling, even during the winter months. And you just know trick-or-treating would be a blast in Windjammer! Windjammer residents enjoy a small, intimate neighborhood, but also have great access to Geist neighborhoods, marina, restaurants and shops. A pedestrian path on th...
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By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
The chandelier in the Grand Ballroom of the Vinoy Renaissance resort in St. Petersburg, Florida was not only stunningly beautiful, it also reminded me of something I’d seen before - right here in Indianapolis. The centerpiece sculpture of the Indianapolis Museum for Children! Both pieces are by American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, and both are extraordinary! Circling the ramp around the glass tower in the Indianapolis Children's Museum and looking down at the intricate artwork (be sure to check out the floor underneath!) is worth the price of admission by itself. It will also will leave you wondering - how do they clean that thing? Want more information about living in the Indianapolis area? Find it here!  
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By Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE)
  Nothing gives me more satisfaction than being RIGHT! For instance, I've always thought that North Meridian Street, with its stunning Indianapolis historic homes, beautiful lots, and early 1900s charm, is one of the prettiest neighborhoods I've seen. And I'm right! (Not that anyone has ever argued this point with me.) Forbes magazine recently named North Meridian Street to its top 10 list of America's Prettiest Neighborhoods, where it joins some impressive addresses including Sonoma, California and Celebration, Florida. Glimpses of the grand homes, built mostly in the 1920s when North Meridian Street was considered the 'burbs, leaves onlookers wanting more. "You can't help but gaze at them and wonder what it would be like to live there," writes Midwest Living travel editor Kendra Willi...
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
Indy Jazz Fest 2011: Good Music, Good Food, Good Fun Love Jazz Music?  This year Indianapolis is holding the 12th annual Indy Jazz Fest presented by Marsh Supermarkets.  The official dates of the Indy Jazz Fest are September 12-17th.  The 12th through 16th are like tasty appetizers with artists playing at The Jazz Kitchen, The Columbia Club, University of Indianapolis, and Madame Walker Theater and an exquisite main course being the event held on Saturday at Broad Ripple's Opti Park. Speaking of food, not only does Indy want to showcase some of it's best venues and jazz musicians...Some of the best restaurants, breweries, wineries, and artists will also take part in the event giving you a taste of what makes Indianapolis such a great city to live, work, and play.  Tickets can be purchas...
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
I-465 Renamed to USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway Yesterday the sailors who died in a 1945 torpedo strike were honored here in Indianapolis by the renaming of Interstate 465 (I-465) to the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway.  The ceremony was held at the USS Indianapolis War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis on Tuesday. July 30th, 1945...12:14 AM, a Japanese submarine fired a torpedo at the USS Indianapolis.  Hundreds of sailors were killed as a direct result of the torpedo blast while approx 900 others were forced to float in the shark infested waters (many without a lifeboat) until help could arrive.  After four days only 316 men were alive.  Unfortunately the others perished to shark attacks, exposure, and dehydration. This attack was the largest loss of life at one time across the ...
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By Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate
(Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com)
Originally posted at My IndyWaterfront Blog There are definitely signs of a real estate recovery happening in the Fishers, Carmel and Geist area.  The Fishers Real Estate market was up 40% over a year ago in July and the Carmel Real Estate market was up 14%. So let’s look at the Geist Real Estate market and specifically the number of homes sold in Geist that are on Reservoir. In the period January 1 - July 31st in 2010; there were 14 homes that sold (this excludes condos) that were on the Reservoir.  In 2011 for the same period there were again 14 homes that sold.  How is that a recovery you ask… The number of homes over $1MM that sold in 2010 was one…a single one.  In 2011 for the same period, there were five over $1MM.  That alone could be considered a recovery in Geist.  But add to ...
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
Indianapolis Franklin Township Schools Now Charging for Bus ServiceToday was the first day for Franklin Township Schools here in Indianapolis.  They are the first school district in Indianapolis to charge a fee for children to ride the bus.  The fee is $475.00 for the first child and $400.00 for each additional child.  The first day was not without out it’s issues.  Some schools had over HALF of their previous bus riders elect not to sign up for bus service this year meaning either more children were walking or hitching a ride to school.It’s understandable that there are services that must be cut but it seems each year more funding is cut for schools here in Indy which is unfortunate.Some schools report that the influx of cars into the school grounds actually decreased the amount of stu...
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By Chanda Barrick, in referral
(Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast)
Indianapolis School District Start Dates 2011/2012 School Year Many Indianapolis School Districts are doing what they can to help conserve money these days due to the many budget cuts they've had to endure over the last few years.  As you all know, many schools are starting classes earlier this school year.  In addition, one district (Franklin Township) has even changed their bus service to a "pay service" for students.  Below you'll find each district's start dates: Marion County School Calendar Indianapolis Public Schools: Monday, August 4th Pike Township Schools:      Continuous Calendar First Day - Tuesday, August 9th      Traditional Calendar First Day - Tuesday, August 16th Wayne Township: Wednesday, August 10th Speedway Schools: Wednesday, August 10th Decatur Township Schools: T...
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