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Congrats to Carmel, Indiana for Being Ranked #6 City in U.S. for Kids!

Carmel, Indiana was just ranked by Livability.com as the #6 best city in the United States for kids! As a top Carmel Realtor, I love helping families buy and sell in Carmel, and always recommend it to families looking within the Indianapolis suburbs.  With over 34 percent of Carmel homes with Kids, great parks, top ranked schools, and affordable Real Estate Carmel is a great place to raise a family!  The Monon Center water park and pool is a great place to spend a hot summer day with the kids!  Carmel has redone it’s downtown and offer great dining and shopping options for the parents too!

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If you are considering buying or selling a home in Carmel, Indiana call Andrew Neal at RE/MAX Ability Plus today 317-371-8133 or email him at [email protected].

The Monon Community Center

MononCenter1The Monon Community Center in Carmel, Indiana is a 146,000 sq ft.  that is one of the nicest facilities in the State of Indiana.    I tell all of my clients who are considering living in Carmel about the Monon Center.  I am a member and love it!    The Monon Center offers a fitness center, water park, indoor pools, gymnasium, indoor track, meeting rooms, and so much more!   For an individual the rate is about $35 a month, and for a family of four it is under $100!   A great deal.   Childcare is available as well if you want to drop the kids off and enjoy a great workout!   If you are considering living in or around the Carmel area the Monon Center is worth checking out!


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Call Andrew Neal at RE/MAX Ability Plus,  Carmel Real Estate Specialist, at 317-371-8133 or email him at [email protected] if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Carmel or surrounding communities!

Carmel Arts & Design District, Beautiful Downtown Carmel, Indiana

CarmelSignCarmel, Indiana the immediate suburb to the North of Indianapolis is a great city and the downtown is no exception.   The city of Carmel in the past few years has transformed it’s downtown into a great place to visit.    Downtown which is known as the Carmel Arts & Design District, offers great dining options such as Bub’s Burgers(home of the Big Ugly, Detour(sports bar), Bazbeaux Pizza, Muldoon’s, among many other options.  Nightlife includes Muldoon’s and Detour both friendly bars with outdoor seating.   The Monon Trail runs right through downtown which is a trail that runs from downtown Indianapolis all the way North of Carmel.   Many people ride bikes, run, and walk the trail!  There are several art studios, boutiques, antique stores, and other shopping opportunities among the district as well.   One of the focal points of the Carmel Arts & Design District is the Indiana Design Center where my office is located.    The Indiana Design Center is a variety of Interior Designers, Furniture Stores, and other stores pertaining to designing the interior of your home.   RE/MAX Ability Plus is the only  Real Estate office located within the Indiana Design Center.   We love working here and having easy access to all downtown Carmel has to offer, while being able to service all of our clients in buying and selling homes throughout Carmel.


Carmel Indiana Luxury Real Estate Sales 2013 mid year Report

Classic colonial brick houseCarmel, Indiana is known for it’s luxury Real Estate and this sector of the market is seeing a rebound just as the other price markets.  In Carmel, Indiana Luxury Highend homes begin in the 500’s.    Below is a synopsis of the sales in 2013 so far for the first half of the year.

Home Sold over $1,000,000-   9 homes, average sales price per sq/ft  $216, highest sale 1.475 million

Home Sold between $750,000-$999,999- 27 Homes, average sales price per sq/ft $183

Homes Sold between $500,000- $749,999-96 Homes Sales, average sales price $154 per sq/ft.

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Based on 132 Homes selling over $500,000 in the Carmel area this year so far, we feel confident that the luxury Carmel Real Estate market is a great investment.  If you are considering buying or selling in the area give Andrew Neal a call at 317-371-8133 or you can email him at [email protected].



Why Carmel, Indiana is a Great Place to Live

CarmelSignAs a specialist in selling Carmel, Indiana Real Estate for the past 8 years, I have had many people who are moving from out of State tell me that they keep hearing that Carmel, Indiana is the town to live!  Here are a few reasons why I love Carmel, and I think you should to when considering where to move in the Indianapolis area:

1) Ranked #1 Town to Live in U.S. by CNNMoney in 2012

2)Only a short commute to Downtown Indianapolis(20-30 minutes).  Being the bordering suburb to the North of Downtown Indianapolis, Carmel provides easy access to all the city has to offer and makes it an easy commute to work for it’s residents.

3) #1 Ranked School System-  Carmel has consistently been ranked the #1 public school system in Indiana.

4) Beautiful Downtown-   In the past few years, the city of Carmel has completely redone downtown Carmel to make an amazing place to work, eat, and play!

5)Great Recreational Areas-   The Monon Trail goes North and South through Carmel which makes it a great trail for biking, running, and walking!   The Monon Center in Central Park in Carmel is a great place to workout, swim, and play!

6)Affordable Real Estate and Luxury Properties-  Carmel is a very affordable town when you compare it to other great places in the United States, and Carmel offers homes ranging from affordable ranch and two story homes to mega mansions in gated communities.





Hamilton County Homes Sales Up 9.9% in August 2012

Homes are selling like crazy throughout Central Indiana due to low interest rates and affordable housing.   Central Indiana has some of the lowest priced homes and great communities!  Due to these factors Hamilton County Homes Sales Up 9.9% in August 2012!

Prices are already starting to increase within Central Indiana. Year to date the values have risen 2.4% on average!


Things are getting better because there are so many great deals out there, anyone who has not purchased a home or is considering moving should really consider looking now!   Many of my first time homebuyers purchase homes in the Northside Suburbs or Broad Ripple with an average price around $140,000-$220,000 for a 3 or 4 bedroom home in a nice neighborhood!   My move up buyers(second time) typically purchase a $250,000-$400,000 for a 5 bedroom with basement and often times very nice yard home!   My 3rd time buyers often times purchase a custom home from $350,000 and up in great neighborhoods with fine details and plenty of space.  I just sold a $550,000 Carmel custom home with over 7,000sqft with 6 bedrooms, theatre room, wooded lot, walkout basement, and in-law quarters!  Great values throughout the area!  Now is the perfect time to buy!  Call me at 317-371-8133 if you are looking on the Northside of Indy including Geist, Fishers, Carmel, and Zionsville!   Hamilton County Homes Sales Up 9.9% in August 2012!



Carmel Condo Living

Living in Carmel, Indiana in a Condo or Townhome can be a great option.    The City of Carmel has revitalized its downtown which has made many great opportunities to live in a townhome or condo and be able to walk to all that downtown Carmel has to offer!    I just listed a townhome for $329,900 in a beautiful community near the Monon just north of downton in Village Green, built by Drees homes, and it sold within a week!

When looking for a condo or townhome in Carmel you basically have three different options.   You can either get a single level condo(The Retreat, Village of West Clay, Commons at City Center, etc.), two level townhome(Kensington), or a 3 level townhome(Village Green,  Tradtions on the Monon, Monon & Main).  If you want to live near downtown make sure to look at Village Green, Kensington, Monon & Main!    If you want to live outside downtown I highly recommend Village of West Clay a great planned community with a wide variety of condos and townhomes in a variety of price points.

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There are currently 110 condos on the market ranging from $60,000 up to 1.25 million(Residences at Carmel City!   There are 25 pending(under contract), and 140 sold in 2012!

If you are considering buying or selling a condo or townhome in Carmel, Indiana make sure to call Andrew Neal with RE/MAX at 317-371-8133 or email him at [email protected]



BMW Championship is here in Carmel, Indiana! September 3-9, 2012

The BMW Championship is here and is taking place at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana on September 3-9.   The beginning days are practice rounds and then the official tournament begins on Thursday September 6th and the final round will be on Sunday September 9th.   The event is the third of four events in the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup.

I attended the first round of the tournament and it was very exciting!    Right when I got there I ended up in the middle of a big crowd following Tiger Woods.  I also saw many great players such as Sergio Garcia, Vijah Singh, and Phil Mickelson among many other great golfers!   BMW, Carmel, and Crooked Stick have put on  a great event with all kinds of activities and many great places to watch all the golf action.   For BMW owners there is an owner pavilion and many other amentities.   Many corporations also have tent/suites for the week!

I am proud of Carmel, Indiana to put on such a great event.  As a top selling Agent in Carmel, I love how the city provides such a great place to live and enjoy events such as this tournament!

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Call Andrew Neal, RE/MAX, at 317-371-8133 or [email protected] if you are considering buying or selling a home in the Carmel, Indiana area!

Carmel Indiana has just been Ranked #1 Place to Live in America

Carmel Indiana has just been Ranked #1 Place to Live in America by CNNMoney.    I have been a top selling agent in Carmel, Indiana for over 7 years and I am happy for Carmel how they have transformed it into a top award winning small city!  Carmel is located within 20-30 minutes on the Northside of downtown Indianapolis.     According to the article the unemployment rate is just over half the national average and has the second largest workforce in Indiana.    The downtown has been completely redone and is very beautiful with great shops and dining!    The biggest draw for years have been the schools. Carmel schools have consistantly been ranked the #1 schools in Indiana.   Home prices range from just under 100k- up to the multi-millions.  My favorite part of Carmel is the easy accessibility to all Central Indiana has to offer and the affordable pricing on homes!


Contact Andrew Neal, expert Carmel, Ind. Realtor at 317-371-8133 or [email protected]  if you are considering moving to Carmel!

Luxury Living in Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana is a great town just North of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Being in close proximity with great schools and low taxes, Carmel has attracted many people and businesses alike.    We work with many luxury buyers and seller and we find when they first relocate here they always want to start with Carmel then look in Zionsville and/or Geist Reservoir area.   Carmel offers so much in terms of luxury living and if you are coming from the East or West Coast, you are going to be pleasantly suprised at how great a deal you can get on a luxurious home. For example, I just listed for sale a beautiful 7140sqft Custom Home on wooded preserve with theatre room, main floor master, and in-law quarters in East Carmel for $600,000!    The best neighborhoods for very nice homes are:


Woods at Williams Creek




Bridgewater Club


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