Indiana Lakes Fall Colors

Indiana Lakes Shows off Fall Colors!

Heritage Lake is an Indiana Lake Located Just West of Indy!

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of fall! I would not believe it period if I weren’t surrounded by the beauty of fall colors here at this Indiana lake know as Heritage Lake! I’ve been Blessed to live at this sought after, private Indiana lake community since 1987, but I have to admit that I am routinely amazed by the beauty of Heritage Lake in every season! I fight the urge to take pictures of every gorgeous sunset, each one so uniquely beautiful. Well, a picture speaks a thousand words so here you go…

Heritage Lake Indiana in fall colors

Indiana lake in fall colors

Maybe you’ve read my blog for awhile, or you’re following our waterfront listings on Facebook, or even checking out all of my Heritage Lake tweets, but you’re still sitting in your recliner nowhere near the lake! Are you feeling like you’ve missed out on another season of Indiana lakehouse fun? If so, why not start your search for your lakehouse now, so you’ll be ready for next spring! Now is a great time to turn your focus to your personal waterfront home search!

Contact me today and I will help you begin your Indiana lake house search in earnest! It is best to start with your own personal real estate website that is constantly updated and allows you to organize the listings as favorites, possibilities, and rejects. Your personal website comes directly from the Broker’s Listings Service of MIBOR (metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors). My favorite feature is the automatic email you receive when there are new lakefront homes listed for sale at Heritage Lake. Brouhard Realtors offers this free service to give you the opportunity to see the lake homes when first listed which is becoming more important at Heritage Lake, where prime, waterfront homes do not stay on the market long these days! Heritage Lake waterfront properties are in demand and those on the main body do not tend to stay on the market very long.

Choose Brouhard Realtors and our automatic email program to make sure you won’t miss out on your Indiana lakefront dream home in 2016! Make moves now to embrace your dream, so that next fall, you’ll be enjoying this beautiful Heritage Lake color show from your own boat as you revel in all the heartwarming and fun memories you made with friends and family on this Indiana lake in 2016!

There are a few Indiana waterfront home listings now on the market and we expect to list more in the next few months. Contact us today to join our instant update program or set a time to visit! Brouhard Realtors are your Heritage Lake Experts since 1987! 

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Top Indiana RE/MAX Team

Brouhard Realtors is a top Indiana RE/MAX Team in August 2015 at #13 in the State

Why is working with a top Indiana RE/MAX Team Important?

I’ve been in business for over 28 years, and since it is the real estate business, it seems there is a fine line between bragging and marketing. I mean, if you’re a great real estate sales team, the very backbone of your business is not only to do a really, fantastic job ALL the time, but to also let everyone know the job you’re doing. After all, if you don’t let the public know you’re a top Indiana real estate team, they won’t know they need you! 

So, today I am sharing another RE/MAX top producer balloon ad from RE/MAX Centerstone in Avon.

I need to share news that Brouhard Realtors was the #13 RE/MAX team in the state for homes sold in August 2015!  First, I feel gratitude! I thank God for many blessings! Darrel and I could never do this without the support of our Office Manager, Nichole Houser. She is our tireless supporter, always giving her best, committed to our small team in a way that translates as our best foot forward every day! Then there is Brad Dawson, our all around helpful guy! Brad paints, landscapes, renovates, and does anything needed to allow us to present our listings in the best light. We are also grateful for over 28 years of selling Heritage Lake, the best kept secret in Central Indiana! What a great place to call home and to work! And we love selling farms, acreage, luxury homes, and properties throughout in West Central Indy! What a  beautiful city Indianapolis has become! It is a growing and welcoming city with many great locations to call home!

If you’re considering the sale of your west Indy home or Heritage Lake property, call us! Darrel and I are both Indianapolis natives and know the city very well. Whether you own an Indiana lakehouse at Heritage Lake or a farm in rural Hendricks County, you need an experienced real estate team. First, the Broker should have a proven track record of sales and added real estate education. Darrel is a CRS ! This means he is among the top 5% of real estate brokers in the country. The broker needs a good support team in this era of the internet, social media, and mobile devices. This is where I come in. I am the marketing specialist. I have had a website with photos of our listings since 1998! I work tirelessly to stay up with marketing in this day and age! So while Darrel is busy listing, selling, and negotiating, I am marketing your home, and Nichole is making sure everything runs smoothly. She is a wonderful ‘point of contact’ at Brouhard Realtors, kind, polite, and helpful, while ironing out the details and supporting our clients. Her photography skills are excellent! Staging is an important aspect of marketing your property and that is where Brad comes into play. He can power wash decks, paint rooms, move furniture and much more. What’s really cool about our team? You get all of us for the price of one!

Darrel and I have said many times that we work hard to give you the ‘limousine’ service of real estate sales, not the taxi-cab service! This has been our motto for years along with our benchmark belief of  ‘do unto others as you would like them to do to you’. Call RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors today and let us put our PROVEN team to work to get your home SOLD!


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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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