Barn Home Listing

Barn home listing for sale at Indiana Lake

You’ve gotta see this barn home listing at Heritage Lake!

Look at this is an authentic barn home listing located in a rural setting at Heritage Lake. While the home is not directly on the water, it is in a beautifully wooded setting in rural Indiana just west of Danville. The address is 589 Gettysburg in Coatesville Indiana 46121.

Barn Home on Indiana Lake

Indiana Barn Home located at Heritage Lake

The barn is exquisitely restored and has been converted into a beautifully hand crafted home! This impressive rustic home has a distinct country charm with exposed hand hewn beams, sliding barn doors, & stunning tongue & groove ceilings. The kitchen features solid cabinetry, updated countertops & attractive lighting. The 1st level floorplan is very functional and leads upstairs to an open loft, a second bedroom, and an expansive great room with a full Bath. Continue your journey up to the third third level where you’ll find 2 large bed rooms along with an area for an eventual third full bath. Besides the tranquil setting, this quaint barn home listings is topped off by full use of a 320 acre private Indiana

Kitchen in Barn house at Heritage Lake

Kitchen in Indiana barn house

lake called Heritage Lake! Lease a boat dock at the marina and enjoy a short 3 mile drive to a day of fun on the water. Whether you enjoy water skiing, tubing, fishing, pontoon cruising, sailing, or floating on a raft while tied up to your friends boats on the water! Everyone will enjoy time at one of 3 beaches, swimming at the pool and water complex, or time inside the activity center playing games! There are professional 4th of July fireworks over the lake every year and planned activities for adults and families. Have a pic of you with your big catch taped up at the marina for all to see and enjoy organized fishing tournaments with prizes!  Some of the best fishing in Indiana here at Heritage Lake, in West Central Indiana, only 28 miles from of Indy! Enjoy all this great city has to offer! Indianapolis was recently voted the 3rd best city in the nation by livability.com! Imagine living in this barn house on the lake so near to this great city called Indianapolis!

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New Indiana Lake House Listing

New Lake House Listing at Heritage Lake Indiana

Check Out the Lakeside Outdoor Kitchen on this Indiana Lake House!

It may be snowy and freezing cold outside, but in just a couple short months you’ll be wishing were here at this beautiful Indiana lakehouse!

Indiana lake house near Indianapolis

Indiana lake house at Heritage Lake

Lakeside Kitchen at Indiana Lake House

Lakeside outdoor kitchen at Indiana lake house listing

28 Jefferson Valley is a beautiful Indiana lake house on this 320 acre Indiana lake located only 30 miles west of Indianapolis!  This chalet waterfront home sits beautifully among mature trees on a large cove of Heritage Lake and enjoys beautiful views from the home and the gourmet outdoor kitchen! The outdoor kitchen has a covered patio area and includes a smoker, grill, range, refrigerator, and more! The shoreline is awaiting your boat with a large dock and boat lift in place! The charming great room of the home takes in picturesque views through custom windows and enjoys a cozy fireplace and vaulted ceilings.  There is a fully finished walk-out basement with 9 ft. ceilings, a bedroom, and bath. This waterfront retreat awaits you!

Darrel Brouhard is the listing agent for this beautiful Indiana waterfront home. He has specialized in listing and selling Heritage Lake properties since 1987. Heritage Lake is a wonderful Indiana lake located only 30 miles West of Indianapolis, IN. Vacation home owners from Chicago, Cincinnati, and Louisville enjoy this Indiana lake and it is an especially convenient get away for Indiana residents from Valparaiso to Evansville!

Brouhard Realtors has specialized in Heritage Lake home sales since 1987. Now is the time to start to look for your Indiana lake house-spring is not far off!

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Why use an Indiana CRS for Your Property?

You should think about listing your real estate with an Indiana CRS

Here’s why you need to call Darrel Brouhard,  your Indiana CRS REALTOR

ADarrel Brouhard CRS ccording to CRS.com, “The CRS designation is a symbol of excellence in residential real estate.” I’ve known this for a long time because Darrel Brouhard, my husband & business partner, is an Indiana CRS, and has been for years. I was amazed when I came across the following graph comparing the average REALTOR to a CRS REALTOR.

Graph shows why to use a CRS

Graph of CRS production verses the average realtors’ production by annual income, transactions, and sales

I didn’t realize the numbers were this impressive. The CRS.com says “Annually, Certified Residential Specialists earn more than triple the income of the average REALTOR®, and CRSs complete nearly twice as many transactions each year. Out of more than 1 million REALTORS®, less than 3% are Certified Residential Specialists”. This makes these statistics even more impressive! The site continues “Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) agents have a proven record of success—3X success, in fact. Compared to the average REALTOR®, CRS agents have been in the business nearly three times longer, have three times the number of annual transactions, and generate three times the amount of gross sales..

I always advise working with a CRS. Your home is most likely the greatest investment you have.  The level of expertise involved in marketing and selling your home will have a direct effect on its’ final value. The CRS website is very user friendly.  You can easily be connected to the CRS agent(s) that are selling the most in your desired area.

Of course, if you are considering selling or listing at Heritage Lake or elsewhere in West Central Indiana, I would recommend you contact Darrel and his team (which happens to include me). Darrel and I have worked as a real estate sales team since 1987, as listing properties throughout Central Indiana and specializing in the niche Heritage Lake Indiana market. Nichole, our Office Manager, has been with us for nearly 3 years now. We are also former home builders which is significant when getting through inspection items. We have often said finding the Buyer for the home is the easy part, it’s the rest of the process that can cost you money. Understanding financing, inspections, appraisals, and having a strong grasp of the market that comes with working it every day is what makes a difference in your pocket-book. Brouhard Realtors has sold over $113 million worth of Indiana real estate since 2004-that’s an average of more than $11 million per year in spite of the great recession which hit in the middle of those years.

Contact us today! We consider it a privilege to discuss your real estate questions and look forward to sharing our marketing plan with you.  We work hard to earn your business for a lifetime, and to earn your referrals!

 

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Over $112 Million in Indiana Real Estate Sales

Brouhard Realtors Boasts $112 million in Real Estate Sales in Indiana since 2004.

An average of over $11 million in sales per year for the past 10 years, mostly at Heritage Lake IN…

Indiana Real Estate sales 2004-2014

Ad showing Indiana real estate sales Brouhard Realtors

Not a bad tally, considering the Great Recession fell right in the middle of this period of time. Most of these sales were properties at Heritage Lake Indiana, where Brouhard Realtors has specialized since 1987.

Darrel Brouhard started selling Heritage Lake lots for the developer back in the late 1970’s.  He later opened Lake Realty Company, Inc., with his wife Teresa in 1987. They worked as independents until they bought and managed Century 21 Western Realty from 1993-1998.  During this time, they had 8-10 agents and also built over 100 homes as Western Builders. As their family grew, they longed for a calmer lifestyle and sold both businesses. They continued to list and sell Heritage Lake homes and other properties in West Central Indiana independently as Brouhard Realtors until deciding to join RE/MAX Centersone in early 2014. Their goals in joining RE/MAX were multi-faceted.  First, they felt they could enhance their marketing capabilities by joining forces with the #1 real estate company, not only in the nation, but also world-wide and in Hendricks County. They also sought to increase their market to include areas outside of Heritage Lake, including homes in Danville and Bainbridge Indiana.

2014 sales are in, and RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors had a very good year! In spite of the weather related lulls created in the first quarter of that year, the team sold over $11 million in volume. In fact, statistics show Darrel Brouhard, and his team, has sold over $113 million in real estate since 2004 per the blc of MIBOR. They ranked as team #40 in RE/MAX of Indiana for their first, partial year with the company. Darrel and Teresa successfully listed and sold homes in Fishers and North Salem, including several waterfront homes Heritage Lake Indiana.

Call Brouhard Realtors for all your real estate needs. Darrel is a well seasoned negotiator and his team keeps his listings’ presentations among the best on the web with Nicole, our Office Manager, who is also a amateur photographer. Our listings are placed on Facebook, Tweeted, and on several major websites including realtor.com, homes.com, trulia, zillow, youtube, and more! Call us today, it’s the right time to list!

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Update on Heritage Lake Waterfront Homes

We’re starting to add Heritage Lake Waterfront Homes to our inventory!

Don’t miss the perfect Indiana Waterfront home listing at Heritage Lake this year…

Heritage Lake waterfront home listing update service

Offer for personal web sites for Heritage Lake waterfront homes for sale

I would like to develop your personal Heritage Lake website for you! It will contain all the Heritage Lake waterfront homes listed for sale by all real estate agencies that meet your personal search criteria. It is kept constantly up to date directly from the Broker Listing Coop of MIBOR.

MIBOR BLC logo

Metropolitan Indianapoils Board of Realtors Broker Listing Coop logo

The best part are the instant updates you will receive whenever there is a new Indiana lakehouse listing at Heritage Lake! This is THE best way to be sure you don’t miss the opportunity to purchase your dream waterfront home! You can log on to your web site anytime and select favorites, designate rejects, and make notes. You can watch any price changes and keep up on the waterfront home market like you can’t anywhere else. RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors sell over 45% of the waterfront homes at Heritage Lake. We know how to help you through the process.

Contact me by using the form below or call anytime 317-754-5044. Let 2015 be the year you purchase that waterfront home near Indianapolis, IN. Heritage lake is only 28 miles west of Indianapolis and the convenience means you’ll be at the lake every weekend this summer!

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Indiana Waterfront Homes

Is 2015 the year you will buy or sell an Indiana Waterfront Home?

Continue reading for some tips on choosing the right real estate broker to help you buy or sell your Indiana waterfront home…

2015 promises to be a great year in real estate at Heritage Lake. The outlook on buying looks good as low-interest rates continue and FHA is lowering the cost of mortgage insurance which is great for the off water market at the lake.  Inventories are currently low which makes it a great time to list your Heritage Lake home.

Blue gill caught at Heritage Lake IN

Blue gill caught at Heritage Lake IN

According to HGTV, there are some things to consider as you decide on an Indiana waterfront home purchase. First, as the old adage states,  it comes down to location, location, location! You’ll want to choose a property that makes it easy for you to enjoy your favorite pastimes. This means finding a location that is an easy commute along with having the amenities and activities that you enjoy. You’ll want to enjoy your Indiana lakehouse as much as possible and Heritage Lake has a great location, only 28 miles west of the thriving city of Indianapolis, IN. This 320 acre private lake offers some of the best in Indiana fishing. It is also ideal for water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, sailing, as well as leisurely pontoon cruising.

Heritage Lake water skiier

Skiing on Heritage Lake Indiana

The HGTV site also states “With all of the considerations that go into buying a waterfront home, having a real estate agent who specializes in waterfront properties in your area is crucial. Your agent can help you sort through the complex issues and get you on the right track to finding the right waterfront home. One interesting point about waterfront real estate is that the value is in the land more than it is in the house. This alone is a solid reason to select a real estate professional who specializes in waterfront property sales. It is often hard for a first time waterfront home buyer to grasp the correct value of a great view and how that compares to the value of a home on a narrow cove with a limited view.  “It can be confusing for a buyer to understand home values on the water. We even have assisted appraisers with understanding such values.” states Darrel Brouhard, Associate Broker with RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors.  “I remember an amazing purchase on the main body. The house was dated, a real fixer-upper, but the view! It was a great purchase yet I had a client miss the purchase because they could not grasp the lot values. They went with a newer home on a small cove. It was still a nice purchase, but It didn’t have nearly the investment potential.”  Don’t forget, with the right lot you can work miracles. In 2014 a couple bought an older house on a point lot at Heritage Lake and demolished the home to build a luxury lakefront home. They understood lot values and have a solid investment on a main body waterfront lot only about an hour from Indianapolis.

If you are considering an Indiana waterfront home purchase, contact myself or Nichole at the RE/Max Centerstone Brouhard Realtors office. We will set you up with your own personal website that will be kept constantly up to date with all Heritage Lake homes meeting your search criteria. You receive an automatic email whenever there is a new listing so you’re sure not to miss out on the perfect opportunity. Darrel said “he expects to be listing several lakehouses in the next 2 months”, so call now to get your website set up. You can even sort through the listings, designate favorites, rejects, and possibilities, and make notes on your website. Brouhard Realtors have sold Indiana waterfront homes at Heritage Lake since 1987…let us find you the perfect Indiana lake home in 2015!

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Existing Home Sales Report

I’ve been looking at our home sales report so I can compare it to previous years.

I’m so grateful for our success in 2014- it’s been a good year, not only for our sales team at Heritage Lake, but nationally as well!  

Brouhard Realtor’s team at RE/MAX Centerstone is ending the year with about $10 million in production. It doesn’t quite compare to the $13 million in production we enjoyed in 2012, but that’s okay.

The National Association of Realtors reports that total existing home sales are at their highest annual pace since September 2013 and are now above year-over-year levels for the first time since last October. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the housing market this year has been a tale of two halves. “Sales activity in October reached its highest annual pace of the year as buyers continue to be encouraged by interest rates at lows not seen since last summer, improving levels of inventory and stabilizing price growth,” he said. “Furthermore, the job market has shown continued strength in the past six months. This bodes well for solid demand to close out the year and the likelihood of additional months of year-over-year sales increases.”
NAR also stated that the median existing-home price for all housing types in October was the 32nd consecutive month of year-over-year price gains.

272 Patriots Landing

272 patriots Landing at Heritage Lake IN

Regionally, the midwest shows a strong market with existing home sales jumping 5.1% to 1.24 million this October which is 2.5% higher than October 2013. The median price in the midwest was up 6.8% from a year ago.

What a great way to start 2015! If you have been considering the sale of your Heritage Lake home, or other property in Central Indiana, now is a great time to become educated on the current market. Darrel or I will happily visit your home to complete a Comparative Market Analysis even if it’s not the right time for you to list. Initially, we visit your home to take some pictures and become familiar with your property. On our return visit, you will learn not only the current market value of your home but you will learn about the latest sales activity that can help you to determine whether or not it is the right time to sell. Don’t worry if it’s not the right time to list, we are glad to help you keep up on the market to determine when it is the right time so you can call us when it is!

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Indiana Lake Cottage

Check out this fantastic Indiana lake cottage listed for $219,900!

House at Heritage Lake

pic of Indiana lake house lted for sale

Newly Remodeled lake house for sale at Heritage Lake Indiana, listed by RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors.

You’re going to love this updated Indiana lake cottage! It’s ideal for your Indiana summer home or it could serve as your year ’round retreat!  Recent updates include new windows, new flooring, and

Heritage Lake view

View from Indiana lake cottage for sale

interior/exterior paint.  As you enter the open concept living area your eyes will be drawn lakeside through the large windows. The kitchen is beautifully accented by granite counter tops along with a cozy fireplace. You can imagine the fun at the lakehouse with your friends and family gathered at the breakfast bar accented by recessed lighting! You are sure to enjoy your summer home at this Indiana lake.  Exit from the  living room and wander to the large waterfront deck; your perfect refuge to unwind & take in the view of the lake. Enjoy easy access to your private dock that includes a boat lift. The 2 car attached garage even has additional room for storing your fishing poles, skis, tubes and more!

Whether you live in Indianapolis, Carmel, Chicago, or Cincinnati you’ll enjoy easy access to your Indiana lake house. Don’t take 2 days out of your time off traveling a large distance, you can get to Heritage Lake in an hour from Indianapolis and in less than 3 hours from Chicago! Darrel & Teresa Brouhard have sold Indiana lake houses at Heritage Lake since 1987. It’s our privilege to share this lovely lake with you and help you become our neighbors!

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Bungalow at Heritage Lake

New Listing at 272 Patriots Landing at Heritage Lake Indiana

272 Patriots Landing

272 patriots Landing at Heritage Lake IN

Cute as a button and ready to move in! Located less than 3 miles from the Heritage Lake Marina where you can keep a boat docked

This charming bungalow has fabulous open living space!  The spacious main level adjoins the living room and kitchen area with vaulted ceilings and a convenient breakfast bar. On the main level there are two bedrooms, an additional storage closet, and the laundry room. You’ll love the privacy of the upstairs that can serve as your  master suite and offers a full bath and walk-in closet! The outdoor spaces are lovely and may be enjoyed either on the front covered country porch, patio off the dining area, or backyard patio. This home has been well maintained and recently painted. The yard has some nice mature trees including persimmon trees! You are sure to enjoy this peaceful setting. Also, The Heritage Lake marina is only about 3 miles away! You can lease a slip where you may keep your boat throughout the summer months and enjoy easy access to the water. The marina also has a swimming beach, bait store, fishing docks, and a nice park area with picnic sites.

Heritage Lake offers so much to its property owners! You don’t have to live in a lakefront home to enjoy all of the lake’s amenities. Besides the 320 acres of water There are three sandy beaches with picnic and parks, two clubhouses, three ponds, outdoor basketball court, sports complex, pool and water park area, and both adult and children’s activities throughout the year. Since Heritage Lake is a private Indiana lake, you know everyone using the lake and amenities have a vested interest in protecting and enhancing our lake.

Darrel and I have lived at Heritage Lake and sold Indiana lake houses in the area since 1987. Darrel always says he doesn’t know much about the rest of the world but he is a walking encyclopedia about Heritage Lake. This niche lake market has many intricacies and RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors have systems in place to streamline the process of selling your Indiana lakefront home or lake access property.

If you are considering a purchase at Heritage Lake, it only makes sense to work with the experts. We have sold many homes at the lake several times over-we know what you need to know to make a successful purchase at Heritage Lake. Contact Darrel or Teresa today!

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A Holiday Sale?

The Holidays can be a Great Time to Sell Your Indiana Lake House! 

Heritage Lake during the holidays

Snow covered Heritage Lake in 2014

An Indiana Lake Home purchase makes a great family Christmas gift or may make sense as a year-end financial move. Surprising information about the holiday real estate market.

The holiday real estate market can be confusing! Many folks think no one is looking for a new home or an Indiana lake home during this time of year.  After 27 years of selling real estate, I can tell you it is a good time of year to list, or continue listing, your Heritage Lake home. Here are some things you may not have thought about regarding holiday real estate sales.

1. Many home buyers have extra time off during the holiday season so they have more time to look for their new home.  Especially those relocating to an area or those interested in an Indiana lakefront property as a summer home.  They may want to be ready for Spring on the water or plan to surprise the family for Christmas! Other times it might makes sense financially to buy before the new year.

2. Because of the limited supply of homes for sale, sellers may be able to receive a higher purchase offer than expected.

3. Buyers looking for homes during the holidays are usually highly motivated to buy before the end of the year so they can get extra itemized income-tax deductions for mortgage loan fees, interest and pro-rated property taxes.  The new tax credits from the economic recovery plan will play a part this year as well.

4. Festive lights and holiday decorations can help a home “show better.” Indianapolis is beautiful during the Holidays and draws many visitors to the area.

5. Because January is traditionally the month for transfers, having a home on the market at the end of the year can capture the transferees who may not be able to wait until the Spring to buy a home.

Take advantage of the holiday real estate market and Call Darrel or Teresa Brouhard at RE/MAX Centerstone Brouhard Realtors to discuss listing your Indiana lake home.

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