Recycle Old Items This Saturday!

Do you have a garage full of old electronics, broken exercise equipment, old paint and household hazardous wastes that you can’t put in your weekly trash bin?

Take part in Fishers Fall Recycle Day 2014 this Saturday, November 1st at Heritage Park! Heritage Park is located at 10595 Eller Road in Fishers. The event begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude promptly at 1 p.m.

recycleRecycle all of those materials and broken items that are cluttering up your home such as:

-Old TVs and computer monitors, cell phones
-Outdated/broken computers and electronic devices
-Power tools
-Treadmills and exercise equipment
-Lawn mowers and lawn tools
-Old paint, used oil, automotive fluids and lawn chemicals
-Financial/paperwork that needs shredded

This event is brought to you by the Fishers Stormwater Utility. Recycle!

Cambridge At Geist Listing. Read On.

Looking for a Geist home? Take a look at this Cambridge home.

2130553312940 Rocky Pointe Road // $1,650,000

This lakefront four-bedroom, six-bathroom home includes many updates and is the ultimate entertainment center!

21305533_05Beautifully located on a deep water cove, this 7,200 square-foot home features two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, hearth room, finished lower level, office, theatre, wet bar, pool, porch, outdoor fireplace and three-car garage.

21305533_02This home includes awesome waterfront views…must see to believe!
21305533_21Click here to view more information and contact me to schedule a showing!

Local Market Trends. Good News!

Reports just released show favorable reports for our local housing market.

For only the second time this year, monthly home sales outpaced last year. According to the Indiana Real Estate Markets Report released by Indiana’s REALTORS®, 583 more homes sold statewide in September than in September of 2013. That is a 9.1 percent increase.

imagesAnd, September median home sales prices rose by 3.6 percent, with the median sale price of $128,000, and the average of $152,146 with a 3.8 percent increase.

Here’s the comparison of September 2013 and 2014:

  • The number of pending home sales increased 12.7 percent to 6,210
  • The percent of original list price received increased 1.7 percent to 93.9 percent
  • The number of new listings increased 4.0 percent to 9,922
  • The inventory of homes for sale decreased 2.2 percent to 44,799

“It’s the second time this year that monthly home sales beat last year, but the first time they’ve done so in a meaningful measure,” said Kevin Eastridge, 2014 President of the Indiana Association of REALTORS®. “Prices continued to gain traction and local markets across the state seem to be back on the recovery track after a brief pause.

“The departure of investors from the scene should benefit first-time homebuyers, but student debt and sluggish wage growth have slowed that transition,” continued Eastridge. “The economy is growing, but it’s growing at a slower pace than desired. Thankfully, inflation remains tame.”‘

If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, contact me. I look forward to meeting with you.

Holland Park Has A New Look!

If you haven’t been to Roy G. Holland Park lately, located downtown Fishers where the popular Freedom Festival is hosted each year, you must come out to see it!

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After a half-million dollar renovation project, the playground is completely new! It has a gravity cube, ropes, slides (three-story tall ones at that), and more. The park improvements also include a splash pad, which will be a hit next year when the weather is warm again.

Holland Park has lots of trees, and a shelter, so shaded picnics will become a mainstay alongside this incredible new park.

The park was also constructed with the Americans with Disabilities Act in mind for ease of accessibility.

Come out to Holland Park during Fall Break and enjoy yet another Fishers Parks and Recreation improvement!

Go to the Boo Bash!

Get your Halloween costumes on and come out to the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater tonight for fun, free and safe trick-or-treating! The Boo Bash is the place to be! The Halloween Village opens at 6:30 p.m.

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Enjoy games, activities, free Pat’s Philly Pretzels (while supplies last), and live music by Moriah Music.

Be sure to enter to win the costume contest…where winners will take home an incredible prize pack. Registration is at the Fishers Parks and Recreation tent. Be sure to register when you arrive! The groups will be from newborns to age two, ages three to five, ages six to ten and ages 11 and 12.

The costume contest will be at 7 p.m. The Boo Bash will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Free parking will be nearby on the lawn and surrounding lots. Click here for a parking map.

Have fun!

Custom Home Built on Wrong Lot. How?

Did you hear about this story in Florida?

Missouri residents, Mark and Brenda Voss, own a lot in a gated resort community called Ocean Hammock in Ormond Beach, Florida. Six months after working with a builder to construct their large custom home overlooking the ocean, the couple learned devastating news. It was built on the wrong lot.

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The three-story vacation rental home, with construction value of $680,000, is actually sitting on the lot next to the own they own.

Keystone Homes, the builder, is working to negotiate a settlement. The company vice president, Robbie Richmond, is quoted to say “I have built about 600 homes in Flagler County and this has never happened to me before. It does happen, but it’s rare.”

Mark and Brenda Voss own 18 other residential lots in the Hammock Dunes community. The lot with the address of 23 Ocean Ridge Boulevard North was purchased in June of 2012 for $160,000. The home is actually situated on the property of 21 Ocean Ridge Boulevard North.

The Vosses hired Keystone Homes to design and build a 5,000 square-foot home which they planned to use as a vacation rental. Which Keystone Homes did. It’s a boastful five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home with home theatre, game room and screened-in pool.

The builder and Voss indicated the first survey in 2013 is the root of the error. Stakes were misplaced and the foundation survey and other building activity documents were based on the error. It was noted that even during construction, subcontractors arrived each day to work at the wrong lot. The final survey failed to note the error. Building inspectors went on without noticing the error, with focus more on the construction process than the survey.

Flagler County granted a certificate of occupancy in March, a title insurance policy was issued for 23 Ocean Ridge Boulevard North, but the home sits on 21 Ocean Ridge Boulevard North.

The home has frequently been rented; it wasn’t until six months after construction was completed that a survey crew working nearby discovered the error and notified the community manager, who then reached out to Keystone Homes to discuss the problem.

So, now the next step is to find a resolution. The most obvious is to have the owners of 23 and 21 Ocean Ridge Boulevard North simply switch lots. But, Voss is cautious to sign off too quickly on that.

Can you imagine?

Choosing A Realtor. Don’t Take My Word For It.

For the great majority of us, our homes represent the largest investment we’ll make in our lifetimes.

And, as a real estate professional, I know how important it is to choose the right agent to represent you throughout the process. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of receiving some incredible feedback from clients, and I take great pride in knowing that I provide service they can count on during the process.

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The next time you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, I’d be happy to put you in touch with some of my past clients so you can hear their experience firsthand.

Contact me any time you, or anyone you know, has a real estate question or is ready to make your next move! I look forward to doing business with you.

About Kim Troyer
Top Keller Williams’ solo agent for two years running
Top female agent for waterfront homes sold at Geist; third overall
Top agent for waterfront homes sold in Cambridge