Four Bedrooms with a View.

Are you looking for a home in Carmel? Then be sure to look at this home with a beautiful back yard with pond view.

This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home features over 4,600 square feet!

2137928413111 Penneagle Drive Carmel // $334,000 // Plum Creek North

21379284_20The home features new updates such as refinished hardwoods, fresh interior paint and new epoxy garage floor.

21379284_08Enjoy a bright and open layout featuring a great room with brick fireplace leading out to sunroom; kitchen with center island and newer appliances that stay plus the convenience of a main floor office.

21379284_19Full finished walk-out basement with pool table that stays and bonus room to use however you want.

21379284_22Relax in the amazing backyard with pond view, basketball court, gas grill and large deck.

Contact me today to schedule a showing of this great home! It’s Carmel living…move-in ready for you!

Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

During this busy season of gift-buying, gift-wrapping, toy-shopping, meal-preparing, take time to give back to others.

If you need a little inspiration on easy ways to give back, here you go.

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Pay it forward. In the Starbucks drive-thru line? Buy the java for the person behind you in line. Make their day.

Adopt a family. Many local organizations offer programs to shop for families in need. Remember to buy staples like socks and underwear in addition to those fun toy and non-essential items on the lists.

Volunteer. From local food pantries, shelters and churches, give back your time to help prepare, package and/or deliver meals to those in need.

Remember the troops and military. Organizations like Operation Gratitude send care packages to active and Veteran military personnel, including new recruits, veterans, Wounded Warriors, caregivers and first responders.

Help a friend or family member. Prepare a meal for a busy or ill family member, shovel a driveway (assuming we get snow this winter!), clean a house, remove clutter from a closet or help someone get to/from a medical appointment…just help.

Be charitable. Make a monetary contribution to a non-profit organization you are led to help. From a food pantry, women’s shelter, organization or shelter…help feed hungry mouths or clothe those in need with a financial contribution.

Give your time. Be it donating your time with a local organization that you support and enjoy or you sit down (electronic-device free) with your family for an old school family game night, just unplug and be present with your time with those you love.

Holiday Party Tips

It’s that time of year…with holiday parties and hostess-is-the-mostest moments.

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Here are some easy tips to making your holiday party fun:

Make a plan with a list. Make a list of what you want to serve and create your shopping list. Be sure to remember any serving supplies (napkins, disposable plates, etc.) you may need too.

Cook ahead of time. Start your food prep a day or two early. Many desserts and apps can stay refrigerated for a day or two in advance of your party.

Set the mood with music. To keep the setting of your party relaxed, choose a playlist or Pandora station that has a mix of traditional Christmas songs, classic jazz and blues.

Play with lighting. Get the fireplace roaring, dim the overhead lights a bit, utilize lamps and candles to set the tone and enjoy the twinkle of white Christmas tree lights.

Prepare plenty of finger foods. Who doesn’t love hors d’oeurves and appetizers? Offering a large variety of these cute finger-friendly, small plate treats will allow your guests to nibble while enjoying conversation.

Stock the cocktails. Stock the bar with go-to alcoholic basics; have some wine and beer on hand. And, have some fun non-alcoholic options for the designated drivers.

Stay in the moment. As the host(ess), it’s hard to step away from the kitchen, tidying up and preparing foods. But with planning and delegating help with others in your family, be sure to spend plenty of time WITH your guests in the moment celebrating the magic of the season.

Merry Christmas!

Your Geist Luxury Living Real Estate Pro.

As you’re gearing up for a busy holiday season, you may be looking toward the new year with plans to buy a new home. If so, contact me.

I am not only a veteran Keller Williams Realtor, but also your neighbor. I know the people who live in this community, the homes that are on the market and the homes that are about to come available for sale.

I have been a top Keller Williams Agent for several years. My expertise and experience with Geist luxury homes gets your home listed, with marketing and effective selling strategies, and with the least hassle. My business is powered by technology that prepares me to exceed your expectations.

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So, contact me to talk about selling your home. I look forward to working with you.

And, have a very Merry Christmas!

Fishers Parks & Rec 2016 Fun Guide Now Available!

Fishers Parks & Recreation has published its Fun Guide for January through April of 2016.

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Check out local events, initiatives and programs for children and adults in the online edition.

From family-friendly activities and community-wide celebrations such as Heart Hikes, Spring Movies in the Park, Arbor Day and the Father/Daughter Dance, to programs such as smart phone photography, yoga, parent night out and preschool tumbling, get connected with other Fishers residents!

Be sure to look for brand-new programs for all ages too!

So, check out the Fun Guide online today. Chose your favorites and register soon…spots fill quickly! Be sure to look at the programs section for details.

Cambridge Custom Lakefront Home!

If you’re looking for a lakefront home, stop here! This home is 90% complete…make it yours.

21348999_0113515 Lake Ridge / Cambridge / $1,220,000

This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, over 5,300 square-foot home features spectacular amenities!

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Enjoy water views from the fantastic gourmet kitchen and great room with coffered ceiling and gas fireplace.

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Lower level kitchen features a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave and hood fan.Theatre rm will be roughed in and ready for surround sound. Walk out of your basement and right to your boat dock!

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The master suite features a double tray ceiling, master bath with large walk-in closet. Bedrooms two and three haveĀ  2 & 3 have Jack-n-Jill baths. The home has a three-car garage and Anderson 400 series casement clad windows.

21348999_02And, look at the sunset views you’ll enjoy from your home! The home includes a boat dock so you’ll be all set for boating seasons to come!

Contact me to discuss this home!

This Month in Real Estate.

Inventory remained tight and prices continued their seasonal decline, with home sales lowing in October.

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With the year-end approaching, it is expected that the Federal Reserve will likely increase interest rates therefore causing mortgage rates to increase next year.

  • 30-year fixed rate: 3.97%
  • 15-year fixed rate: 3.18%
  • 5/1 ARM: 2.98%
  • Historical average: 8.90%
    • Source: Freddie Mac

Home prices continued their seasonal decline in October. The median home price fell to $219,600 according to the National Association of Realtors. That said, it was a year-over-year increase of 5.8%.

The number of homes for sale in October was down 4.5% compared to October of 2014.

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