New Listing with Pool

Check out the New Listing with Pool at Heritage Lake!

Don’t miss your chance to own this new listing with pool and privacy! Your personal oasis awaits!

649 Gettysburg house listing at Heritage Lake

Heritage Lake Home with In Ground Pool

Your own private retreat at Heritage Lake is beckoning! The new listing at 649 Gettysburg has a back yard that will be your personal oasis offering both privacy and a beautiful in-ground pool! This all brick ranch home is beautifully maintained & offers 2,525 sq. ft. of living space! The large family/rec room is complete with your own wet bar and is convenient to the pool area. What a setting to entertain!

Heritage lake home in ground pool

Backyard Pool at 649 Gettysburg

Get your drink and meander over to the 32’x16′ salt generated pool with automatic retractable cover, fountains, & a slide! A concrete patio and a covered cabana are poolside along with a 10’x10′ screened-in porch & storage. There is also a full tiled bath and an extra laundry room convenient to the backyard pool!

649 gettysburg rec room

Poolside Rec Room

In the winter, you’ll stay cozy and comfortable inside! You’ll love the hearthroom or maybe your private master suite with sitting room & full-bath. The Heritage Lake marina is only a few miles away where you may lease a seasonal boat dock! An in-ground pool and complete access to a 320 acre private Indiana lake…what a great home for entertainment! Listed by Darrel Brouhard of RE/MAX Centerstone in Coatesville, IN. The Brouhards, along with Nichole Houser, are a dynamic team serving the niche market of Heritage Lake and West Indy homes, including luxury estates and farms. They have closed over $15 million worth of Indiana real estate year to date! Contact them about your West Indy real estate today!

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Indiana Real Estate Update

Indiana Real Estate Update is Favorable!

Check Out the Most recent Indiana Real Estate Statistics

Have you see the latest market update from Indiana Association of Realtors? If not, take a

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real estate sold signs

look. It is full of good news for Indiana home owners! The results show that statewide housing has seen an “upswing in sales, prices and new listings” and August 2015 “surpassed 2014 across the board”. Here are some of the finer points of the report:

  •  Median sale price of homes increased 5.4 percent to $137,000
  • Average sale price increased 2.6 percent to $163,923
  • Percentage of original list price received increased 0.7 percent to 94.8 percent •
  • Pending home sales increased 7.0 percent to 7,371 •
  • Closed home sales increased 5.1 percent to 7,703
  • Number of new listings increased 2.7 percent to 10,606

One big statement in the report worth noting is that the Federal Reserve sent a strong signal to buyers with unchanged interest rates in August. It is important to realize the these low rates can bring new Buyers into a market. For example, there are Buyers considering buying an Indiana lake house for the first time. Besides being an investment in fun memories for family and friends, it is also a financial investment that makes sense at these historically low rates, especially in light of the recent volatility of the stock markets.  This is also a great time for first time home buyers because no money down USDA loans are available at Heritage Lake and in many areas West of Indy. If you are thinking of “moving up”, it is a good time to list as well.

If you have considered listing your Heritage Lake or West Indy home, now is the time to act. You might be wondering where to begin. It begins with contacting a top Indiana real estate broker. Brouhard Realtors is a small but mighty team; ranking as #15 RE/MAX team in the state of Indiana for August. Talk to Darrel, Teresa, or Nichole about your goals in selling your home. At Brouhard Realtors, you work with 3 licensed realtors for the price of one! We are a proven team and our goal is to give you limousine level of service, not the taxi cab one! Call or email them today! You’ll have a free, professional market analysis in your hand in no time at all. And they will supply you with the details of the marketing plan for getting your home SOLD!

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Top Indiana Realtors Services

Top Indiana Realtors Offer Free Market Analysis and Staging Advice!

Get Your Free Market Analysis and Staging Advice on your Central Indiana Home from these Top Indiana Realtors!

Darrel and Teresa Brouhard started their real estate careers together as a team in 1987! Today, with more than 55 years of combined real estate sales experience, they are top Indiana Realtors in Central Indiana. Their team includes a full time, licensed office manager, Nichole Houser. Nichole is an excellent photographer and works tirelessly to bring not only organization, but vision to the team. There is another invaluable team member in the Brouhard organization named Brad Dawson.  Brad is a talented handy man and excels at coming into a home to implement the staging recommendations of the team. “I have found that most homeowners do not have the time or ability to follow through on all of our staging recommendations,” states Darrel Brouhard. “Brad is able to come in and paint some rooms, power wash decks & docks, or help with a general clean up of the house and grounds for a very reasonable cost.”

It just makes sense to hire a top Indiana real estate team to sell your West Indy Home or Heritage Lake property. A team is able to offer more benefits at the same cost to the home owner as a single agent working alone. Add your home to the list below. call us today for your free market analysis and staging advice!

Brouhard Realtors sales activity update 2015

Brouhard Realtors Sales YTD 2015

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Home Listing on Nature Preserve

This Gorgeous Home Listing on Nature Preserve at Heritage Lake has a New Price of $284,900.00!

New Home Listing on a Nature Preserve at Heritage Lake has access to a 320 acre Private Lake and all its Amenities.

Imagine coming home to this beautiful new home listing on a Nature Preserve and nestled among the trees! Sit down and relax on the deck, surrounded by wildlife and nature with a creek running through! You won’t ever want to leave! But wait, there’s more. You can easily reach the marina within minutes where your boat is waiting in a leased boat slip for the season. Hop on your boat and enjoy water sports, peaceful sunset cruises, or some of the best fishing in Central Indiana!

Heritage Lake Home for Sale

Heritage Lake home listing located on nature preserve.


This home is a gorgeous inside and outside! It has been recently updated throughout and is absolutely stunning! This is a unique, private setting at Heritage Lake backed up by common property in the form of a Nature Preserve with a stream meandering through. You’re sure to love the attractive interior features including the spacious , open, floor plan that combines the entire main living space!  The interior boasts a gorgeous, updated kitchen, soaring great room ceilings, remodeled half bath & laundry room with hardwoods, and a superb master suite with jacuzzi tub with his & her shower, custom cabinets,  fixtures, & tile!

Home on Nature preserve kitchen

Heritage Lake home remodeled kitchen

Yes, the interior is gorgeous but wait until you go outside! You won’t ever want to leave the large deck that views out to the nature preserve! View nature and ample wildlife from this lovely vantage point. Nothing but peace, quiet and beauty surrounds you! Of course, included is full use of Heritage Lake, a 320 acre private lake, and all the amenities with ownership of this home. You’ll love boating, tubing, swimming, and fishing! The marina is about 4 miles from the

Home at Heritage Lake IN

Heritage Lake home has deck on Nature Preserve

home.  You will also enjoy the large clubhouse with swimming pool, park and swimming beach. There are actually 3 swimming beaches with parks at the lake and multiple waterfront common areas for lake enjoyment. Contact Brouhard Realtors, your Heritage Lake experts since 1987, for a tour of this lovely home.


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New Price on Indiana Lake House for Sale

New Price on Indiana Lake Houses for sale at Heritage Lake!

New Price on Indiana Lake Houses for sale at 69 Jefferson Valley !

This Indiana lake house is now listed for sale at $469,900! The eagle eye views are amazing from your private, lakeside pool!  

Pool is Heritage Lake vantage point

Heritage Lake Indiana lake houses

Make endless memories from this unbelievable vantage point of Heritage Lake Indiana! Enjoy the in-ground pool and then jump off your dock for some variety. Heritage Lake has excellent Indiana fishing and the lake a wonderful Indiana water skiing lake, too.

You’ll love the ?beautiful home nestled in the mature trees! There is 2763 sq. ft. of space and includes 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. You’ll love the 14’x13′ sunroom and the master suite private balcony that enjoys a breathtaking view! The eat in kitchen

Heritage Lake House for Sale

Indiana lake houses at Heritage Lake nestled in the trees.

allows for a great space to entertain and there is also a formal dining room! The loft offers a nice area for sleeping bags when everyone spends the night at the lake house or it may be a nice office or 2nd living area. But wait, we haven’t even talked about the shoreline of this lakeside home which includes a permanently covered boat lift and dock on the main body of Heritage Lake.

Call Brouhard Realtors, your Heritage Lake Experts since 1987 for a private viewing of this gorgeous Indiana lakehouse or for showings of any properties in west central Indiana.

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US Home Sales Statistics

US Home Sales statistics shows 5 1/2 Year High!

What do these US Home Sales Statistics mean for Heritage Lake and West Central Indiana Real Estate Markets?

According to CNBC and Reuters, U.S. home resales surged to a 5-1/2-year high in May of 2015.  The National Association of Realtors announced on Monday that existing home sales increased 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.35 million units, the highest level since November 2009, that’s nearly 6 years!

Infographic from NAR showing existing home sales in May 2015

US Existing Home Sales Infographic

Sales have now increased year-over-year for eight consecutive months and are 9.2 percent above a year ago (4.90 million). Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said “Solid sales gains were seen throughout the country in May as more homeowners listed their home for sale and therefore provided greater choices for buyers,” he said. “However, overall supply still remains tight, homes are selling fast and price growth in many markets continues to teeter at or near double-digit appreciation. Without solid gains in new home construction, prices will likely stay elevated — even with higher mortgage rates above 4 percent.”

What does this mean for all of us here in West Central Indiana and my friends and neighbors at Heritage Lake?  According to NAR, in the Midwest, existing-home sales rose 4.1 percent to an annual rate of 1.27 million in May, and are 12.4 percent above May 2014. The median price in the Midwest was $181,900, up 9.4 percent from a year ago. Also, while the average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed rate mortgage went up in May to 3.84% from 3.67% in April according to Freddie Mac, it still remained below 4.00 percent for the sixth straight month. People are buying now before the interest rates increase.

Lakehouse Sales at Heritage Lake IN

Chart showing waterfront home sales at Heritage Lake ytd June 2015

If you are considering the sale of your Heritage Lake home or property in West Central Indiana, this might be a great time for you to list. First, you need to call Darrel or Teresa Brouhard at RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors to arrange for a visit your property and so they can complete a CMA, or Comparative Market Analysis. This is a free, no-obligation service they offer as a part of their business. After a quick visit to your home, they return in a few days with a spreadsheet showing homes comparable to yours that have sold in the past year. They will walk you through the report, showing you the specifics of how your home compares and a financial breakdown that leads to an average range for a list price. The Brouhards have been doing this locally for over 28 years and they know the comparable properties well, having sold the majority of homes at Heritage Lake and in Putnam County for several years running. They will show you the active homes that are on the market and that will compete with your potential listing in an effort to price your home optimally. Don’t worry if you’re not ready to sale at present, the CMA booklet they leave with you will be a good resource as you plan to list at some point in the future. The Brouhards also offer practical tips and specific suggestions for optimizing your listings’ presentation on the market.

Whether you own an Indiana waterfront home, rural home with acreage, or small home in the town of Danville, the Brouhards are your top selling Re/Max Centerstone Indiana team in May and have sold over $7 million in real estate year to date in 2015. Contact Darrel or Teresa today.

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Price Reduced Luxury Home for Sale

Check out this Luxury Home for Sale Located Just West of Danville!

Enjoy the Equestrian/Country Lifestyle Without all the Work at this Luxury Home for Sale in West Central Indiana.

Enjoy the country/equestrian lifestyle without the work at Serenity Farms! This striking custom home sits on 1.73 fenced acres. Being both energy efficient & beautiful, this brick & stone home has character & attention to detail! 6″ walls with blown insulation, brand new slate appliances with transferable warranties, and dual HVAC system bring comfort and peace of mind.

Luxury rural home listing located outside of Coatesville IN

Luxury Home for sale west of Danville, IN

You’ll love the detailed, custom masonry work, cathedral ceilings, custom windows, 2 fireplaces & lovely views! All three bedrooms are suites with bath & walk in closets. The large loft serves as a family room or rec. room suitable for billiards or whatever you enjoy most! The area is open to below with hardwood floors & room to play! This is truly a unique property! Formerly part of Serenity farms, an equine farm, the home now enjoys the beauty of the horses, pond,

Beautiful views of the countryside

View from master suite of luxury home for sale in Indiana

and beautiful, peaceful views without the work and concerns of the farm. There is a beautiful pond with lily pads and there is ample privacy! The fenced backyard allows room for pets or yard games!

Back exterior of this rural luxury home

Back of country home

This site in West Central Indiana is rural yet extremely convenient to either US 36 or US 40 with a short commute to Plainfield US 40.  Re/Max Centerstone Brouhard Realtors is pleased to present this beautiful home!


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House on the Lake

Check out this House on the Lake listed for $344,900.

You will love this house on the lake! Be on the water this summer for full enjoyment this 320 acre private Indiana lake!

Waterfront home for sale at Heritage Lake IN listed by Brouhard Realtors

Indiana Lake House

This gorgeous Cape Cod sits peacefully on a quiet cove at this amazing private lake development located only 28 miles from the thriving city of Indianapolis! It’s an unbelievable buy at Heritage Lake with over 4,000 square feet of extremely well maintained living space. This Indiana lake home enjoys many updates & advanced features including granite, wood flooring, and  a newly painted interior. The spacious walkout basement is the ultimate, lakeside gathering spot

View from Indiana lake house listed west of Indianapolis at Heritage Lake

View of Heritage Lake

with a wet bar gracing the large rec room, a full bath, and a large bonus room.

Indiana lake house features rec room

Basement Rec Room

Access your backyard waterfront paradise from either the basement or from the main level deck overlooking your waterfront lot & gently sloping yard-you are only steps away from your own dock, boat house,  and endless days of boating, fishing, & relaxing on the water!

Brouhard Realtors are your Heritage Lake Experts since 1987! Darrel and Teresa Brouhard have well over 55 years of combined experience, not only selling Heritage Lake, but also enjoying all 320 acres and everything it has to offer! They’ve lived at the lake since 1988 and have raised their 3 boys on the water. If you’ve considered purchasing Heritage Lake property, it is imperative you work with an Indiana lakefront expert. Heritage Lake is a niche market and requires specialized knowledge. Start your journey to owning on the waterfront correctly, contact the Brouhards’. You’ll be glad you did, just ask any of the hundreds of satisfied clients you see out enjoying the water; they’ll tell you to just call Hey Bro! You’ll be glad you did! 

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Which Home Improvements Pay Off?

Which home improvements give the best payback?

Home improvements can increase the market value of your property. Which improvements bring the best return on investment? Read on…

Indiana lake home located on Heritage Lake in west central Indiana

Heritage Lake Waterfront Home

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, or finishing your basement, you probably want to get your investment back when you sell your West Central Indiana home. But when it comes to payback value of home improvements, some are definitely more profitable than others. As a general rule, kitchen and bathroom projects usually get a nice return on investment, typically 90% or more.Things like adding rooms or finishing basements tend to pay back the least. Finishing a basement usually returns less than 50%, so it’s not a project likely to show profit at selling time.

There are a number of factors that go into determining how well a project will pay back. Payback value depends a lot on the current market conditions in your area. If the market is hot and homes are selling fast, you can expect a higher payback value than you would get in a slow market.  Call Darrel or Teresa at Brouhard Realtors for an update on market conditions at Heritage lake and throughout the West Central Indiana area including Danville, Coatesville, Clayton, and Bainbridge.

The type of project you do and how it fits in with other homes in the area can have a big influence on payback too. If you put your money into the wrong type of improvement, you won’t get your money back. But if you’re smart about what you do, you can make money. The payback will be better on improvements that are in demand and conform to neighborhood standards. Adding a second bathroom in a neighborhood where most homes have two bathrooms will give a high return on investment.  Building a large addition that makes your home twice as big as the other homes on the block probably won’t pay back very well. Likewise, the popularity of a project will factor into how much it pays back. An improvement heavily customized to your wants and needs won’t pay back as well as something more common to other homes in the neighborhood.

Another reason to consider is the cost of the improvements. If you can do the work yourself, you can save significantly on the cost of the project and greatly improve the chances of getting a good return on the investment.  However, this is ill-advised if you lack the proper skills. There is nothing worse than poor workmanship and if work is not done correctly and up to code, the value could be lost in the home inspection. It is important to work with proven contractors.

If your home is an Indiana lakefront property, the view is everything! Trim some trees and clean all the windows for an eye-catching, unobstructed view of the lake! Ensure all curtains, draperies, and blinds are open to enhance lake views on entry of the home. Be sure access to the lake and shoreline is as seemless as possible. With waterfront homes at Heritage Lake, it might make sense to get some ideas from Darrel Brouhard before you list. Brouhard Realtors has specialized in the sale of Indiana waterfront homes and lake access properties for 28 years and they have a great handle on what updates make sense when selling your Indiana lakehouse. Darrel also has a list of local contractors and handy men who have done work in the area for years.  He will gladly offer suggestions before you list your property, just contact him on the form below.

The list below is compiled from several published surveys and shows typical payback for some popular remodeling projects:

  • Kitchen remodeling – 90%
  • Add a bathroom – 90%
  • Bathroom remodeling – 80%
  • Install central heating – 90%
  • Install central air – 75%
  • Add a deck – 70%
  • Replace windows – 70%
  • Add a room – 55%
  • Build a pool – 45%
  • Finish a basement – 40%

As you can see, it is important to put your money into the right project to enhance not only your Heritage Lake home’s marketability, but also to increase your net at the time of sale. Don’t leave these important decisions up to what you would like to see. Call your West Central Indiana real estate experts at Brouhard Realtors to be sure you put your money where it can grow into real value in your  home. Contact the Brouhards today!

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Waterfront Homes for Sale

Waterfront Home for Sale at Heritage Lake for $199,900!

Less than $200K and on the water with your own dock, check out this Indiana Waterfront home for sale, located only an hour from Indy!

Have you been dreaming of owning an Indiana waterfront home but you are sure you can’t afford it? Have most the Indiana waterfront homes for sale been priced out of your range? Well, think again! Check out this waterfront home located less than an hour from Indy and listed for $199,900! Yes, 77 Mill Springs is located on a cove with an easy idle away from the main body! To top it off, the Sellers just installed new hardwood flooring!


Lakeside Deck


Imagine drinking your morning coffee from this lovely vantage point on your very own lakeside deck. Can you hear the birds singing and the waves trickling in the cove?


Cove View of Waterfront Home

View of the cove from the dock of waterfront home

This waterfront lot has a gentle slope to water’s edge and a dock in place for your boat. You can stroll to lake and throw in a line or jump on the boat for a day of fun.

Lakeside exterior photo

Lakeside view of waterfront home


Don’t hesitate to visit this lovely waterfront home at Heritage Lake only 28 miles from Indianapolis, IN! You could live in this home full time or it would make a fantastic lakefront summer home! Heritage Lake is a fantastic spot for your Indiana summer home! Located only 30 miles from the west side of Indy and convenient to all the Indianapolis suburbs including Carmel and Greenwood, IN. Heritage Lake is also convenient as a waterfront, summer home destination for Chicago and Cincinnati lakehome lovers!

Brouhard Realtors with Re/Max Centerstone are your Indiana waterfront home experts. It is important you work with a real estate broker with specialized training and loads of experience in selling waterfront properties.  Darrel and Teresa Brouhard have specialized in Indiana waterfront sales since 1987 and have sold over $100 million in Heritage Lake homes and properties. Put our experience to work for you today! We will work tirelessly to find you the perfect Indiana waterfront home for your family.

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