Strong August Sales Prices. Read On.

Data released recently by MIBOR showed that sales prices in the market remain strong, with increases of four to six percent each month. August sales prices showed a 6.7 percent increase from August 2013. The median sales price increased 3.2 percent in the quarter ending in August to $147,000.

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Inventory is also moving quickly. Homes in Fishers remained on the market for an average of 64 days. In August, there were 648 homes on the market, an increase from August of 2013.

Closed sales decreased 4.4 percent for the quarter in comparison to 2013. Pending sales also showed a decrease, down 2.3 percent for the quarter.

The IBJ (Indianapolis Business Journal), reported that the average 30-year mortgage rate rose slightly from 4.24 percent to 4.27 percent for the week ending September 11. The 15-year mortgage rate also mirrored a slight increase from 3.37 percent to 3.42 percent.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, contact me to get started!

A Home Move Like No Other!

Have you ever seen this house? It’s The Kincaid House, an Italianate-style historic farmhouse that sits at the corner of 106th Street and Kincaid Drive. The home was built in 1861 by the Peter Flanagan family using clay bricks made on-site. It later was owned by Loma E. Kincaid, the founder of L.E. Kincaid and Sons Meat Market.

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After facing demolition this summer, thanks to the efforts of Indiana Landmarks and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, this Civil War Era home will not be destroyed. Navient, the loan management company located on USA Parkway, has donated two acres of its land for The Kincaid House to be lifted and moved less than one half-mile down the road to its permanent location.

The move will take place October 4th and will cost roughly $115,000. The Nickel Plate Arts and the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, with help from Hamilton County Tourism, created an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help raise monies to move the house.

The foundation has been dug out and beams are in place through the basement windows and the walls in order to help with the lifting of the home onto a flatbed truck for the move.

If you’re looking for a tax deductible donation to help move and renovate this historic home, want to learn more about its history, or share ideas on what to do with it next, click here. The fundraising goal is $30,000 by the end of this month.

This is a home move that goes beyond the norm!

Oktoberfest in Fishers This Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come out to the ninth annual “Fishers Oktoberfest Saxony” event to enjoy German food, dancing, entertainment and beer garden this Saturday!

Oktoberfest takes place from noon to 10 p.m. at Saxony’s Witten Park, located at 131st and Olio Road in Fishers.

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The American German Club in Indianapolis will be providing German dancers to entertain the crowd. In addition, from noon to 3 p.m., children can enjoy games, face painting, a photo booth, balloon artists and more. Arts and crafts vendors will also be at the event. The beer garden will be open all day selling beer or wine for $5. A contest for the best German costume will be judged at 6:30 p.m.

The live music line-up includes:

Noon: Polka music
3:30 p.m.: Big Daddy Caddy
7 to 10 p.m.: My Yellow Rickshaw

Oktoberfest is an annual fundraiser which benefits the Fishers Freedom Festival and allows the organization to provide free activities each June. Click here to learn more.

And, be sure to bring canned good items to donate! The food will be distributed to local Fishers residents via the Fall Creek Township food pantry.

Enjoy this fun, Fall event!

Farmer’s Market Fall Celebration Saturday. Be There!

In celebration of the last farmer’s market of the year, take part in the Farmer’s Market Fall Celebration.

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From 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, September 27th, the Nickel Plate District will be busy with the usual faces and traditions of the farmer’s market with vendors, farmers and locals…but will also include more! Come out to enjoy live music, games and activities, as well as bobbing for apples and chucking pumpkins to send a fond farewell to one of our favorite Fishers traditions!

English Manor Waterfront Home in Breakwater!

 Are you looking for a waterfront home in Geist? You must see this home!

21301561_01485 Breakwater Drive | Breakwater // $2,099,000

This beautiful English Manor home is situated in the gated lakefront community of Breakwater, with boat dock on Geist. The builder spared no expense in attention to detail. The home is located on a private, wooded, professionally landscaped 1.5 acre lot.

Enjoy superb craftsmanship throughout the home with its open floorplan featuring 10′, 12′, and 14′ ceilings. The home includes a main level master suite with patio, a stunning mahogany library with coffered ceiling and patio.

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Enjoy entertaining in the custom kitchen with adjacent hearth room and screened porch. The home features extensive hardwood floors.

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The lower level includes a mahogany bar, stone fireplace, wine cellar, theater room, billiards room, sixth bedroom and exercise room.

Contact me to schedule a showing on this incredible Geist waterfront home!

Apple Store Time. The Conner Prairie One, That Is.

When you hear “the apple store,” you probably first thought of the one with blue-shirted-techies and tons of cool computers and phones. 

But, the one I am referencing is The Apple Store at Conner Prairie, which is operated by Conner Prairie Alliance, a women’s volunteer fundraising group, dating back to 1982. Proceeds from The Apple Store and other fundraising events support the mission and programs of Conner Prairie.

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The Apple Store is the place to go for all that is apples. Here, you can buy apples from local orchards, jams and jellies, carmel-dipped apples, apple cider, apple cider slushes, apple and pumpkin donuts, donut holes, and apple fritters from another Fishers business, Jack’s Donuts, popcorn, Zionsville’s B. Happy Peanut Butter, apple pie, Amish goods, specialty gift items, and even gourmet doggie treats for your four-legged family members.

Last year, The Apple Store sold more than 14,000 carmel-dipped apples!

The store is open now through October 31st, Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by to pick up the season’s best fruit and support our very own Conner Prairie.

Open House Sunday in the Hawthorns!

Are you looking for a new home?

Come to the open house at this stunning, five-bedroom, four-and-a-half home located in the Hawthorns. The open house is this Sunday, September 14th from 1 to 3 p.m.

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10711 Chase Court, Fishers // $945,000

Don’t miss the chance to see this home, situated beautifully on a private one-acre homesite. Its nearly 7,000 square feet are filled with endless details. The master suite features soaring 12-foot ceilings, enter the home to enjoy a two-story foyer looking into great room and overlooking lower level, and spacious office/den.

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The beautiful kitchen includes cherry cabinets, a large center island, breakfast bar and breakfast room which looks out to the peaceful backyard. The home features three bedrooms upstairs with Jack and Jill private bathrooms.  

Ready for football season? Enjoy the incredible basement which boasts a beautiful bar area, family room, a fifth bedroom and full bathroom, plus a fabulous home theatre room you won’t want to leave!

Contact me with any questions, and come out to the open house this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.