Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fishers Indiana Ranked #1 City For Families by TLC

Fishers, Indiana has just been ranked the #1 city in the U.S. for families by TLC.  This prestigious award was given because Fishers has a low cost of housing/living, positive job growth, and low unemployment.   Fishers is located within 30 minutes of downtown Indianapolis and has a easy to commute to everything Central Indiana has to offer.   With good schools, parks, Geist Reservoir, shopping, and great housing options, Fishers is an ideal place to live in the Midwest. As a Fishers Resident and Fishers Real Estate Specialist, I feel Fishers definately deserves this award.  My clients who buy homes here love Fishers, and many of my clients who outgrow their first homes, request to stay in Fishers, because it is such a great place to live.   Feel free to call me if you have any questions about Fishers or Fishers Indiana Real Estate.

Geist Boating Season has Arrived


Boating Season has officially arrived.  As I sit here enjoying April 80 degree weather and clear skies, I thought it would be good to speak about one my favorite reasons for living in East Fishers/Geist Area.   Last night, I was with my family enjoying a nice dinner at Bella Vita on one of their expansive decks overlooking the marina and Geist Reservoir.   Today we went for a walk on the docks, and saw many people already out boating on the water and several more boats already parked at their docks.  Although it is still early in the season, I like to put my ski boat in the water in April.   After a long winter, a nice cruise on the water or a nice dinner overlooking the lake makes living in Fishers/Geist one of the greatest places to live.

Click Below to See All Geist Waterfront Homes For Sale and Geist Homes with Deeded Boat Docks

Building a Home in Fishers, IN

Building a home in Fishers, IN is a great option.   I represent many people who choose this option for several reasons.  First, they can get exactly what they want.  They choose the builder, style of home, floorplan, and amenities.  You can build a home in Fishers from the lower 100’s to a custom home in the millions of dollars.

In the 100-400k range you have many production builders.  The best builders are national builders such as Pulte, Ryland, Ryan, Fischer Homes, and Beazer Homes.   These builders have a proven track record around the United States, and my clients rarely have issues with them.  There are a few local production builders still around, but many were unable to keep their businesses going when building slowed, building prices rose, and the banks were unable or unwilling to loan them money to keep their building going.

When my wife and I were moving to Fishers in 2006 from Northern Indianapolis we looked at a lot of Real Estate.   We could not find what we wanted on the resale market, so we approached several builders about building a home.   We really fell in love with a floorplan that Ryland Homes builds called “The Aspen”.  It had a two story great room, open gourmet kitchen, and we were able to add a deck and screen porch.   We were also able to choose a lot with a very nice view out through backyards to the pond.   The building process took less than 6 months and we visited the home weekly to check on the progress. It was a fun and exciting experience.

If you are looking for a home more custom, approaching a custom builder is a great option.  There are many custom builders in Fishers and Geist where you can build in neighborhoods such as Fox Hollow, Canal Place, Hamilton Proper, Etc.    The advantages are the same, but the quality is much higher.  Custom builders during the boom used to build spec homes and then sell them, but this is very rare these days due to the lack of financing.   When you choose a builder you meet with them and their architechts to develop a design and pick out details, lot, etc.   If I were to build a custom home right now, I would highly recommend Cambridge.  They just opened several lots on the lake in different coves and a few Geist Main Body Lots.  Many of my waterfront buyers I recommend exploring this option.

This month I represented a buyer in purchasing a home to build with Ryan Homes.  My clients wanted the biggest and best lot in the neighborhood on almost a 1/2 acre overlooking a wooded preserve.  We were able to negotiate with the builder to knock down the costs, and my clients got a 15k lot at a fraction of the cost and a free finished basement.  They are very excited to move into their home.

There are many neighborhoods in Fishers to build a home such as Somerset, Gray Eagle, Tanglewood, Westminster, among other neighborhoods.   Many of the buyers I come across do not realize they can use a Realtor to represent them.  The major builders in Fishers set aside a marketing budget to pay Realtors so that the agents recommend them.  It does not come out of your purchase price.  If you would like representation on building a home in the Fishers area, feel free to call me anytime at 317-371-8133 or you can email me at [email protected].  I have successfully represented many Fishers residents in building their dream homes and I am here to help you!