816 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis – SOLD!

I helped this young family find their first home in the historic Irvington neighborhood.  I love the opportunity to help first time homebuyers find a unique, historic home!

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“Being first time homebuyers, Jennifer was very helpful in answering our questions, being prompt and responsive, and personal throughout the entire experience.  It made for a pleasant and positive process.  We appreciated working with her when buying our first home!” — Joseph & Emily Jarzen

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NEW LISTING – 1271 Munsee Court, Indianapolis

PhotobucketWhat value for an easy-2-love home so close to St. Vincents & everything else Northside! Large yards & mature trees are a bonus of this established neighborhood & the deck & fenced yard here provide ample room for kids, pets & gardens. The kitchen has already been updated with newer cherry cabinets & sleek, black appliances. And the floors are easy-to-maintain with newer hassle-free laminate flooring in the traffic areas.  Nothing to do here but move in!  Seller can accommodate quick possession!

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New Listing in Noblesville

 

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You won’t find a cleaner, happier home than this under 150K in Noblesville!  This lovely Meadows glen 2-story is dressed to impress and ready for a quick closing with a new air conditioner, new fridge, washer & dryer that stays, nice sun deck and large yard.  Three large bedrooms upstairs keep the family together & the large great room is perfect for casual entertaining, good sized loft is ideal home office or playground.  Explore the value and ease here.

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SOLD! 175 North Main, Zionsville

175 N Main

For 110 years this notable bungalow has housed countless memories for multiple generations on Main Street. But it showed its age. It was worn out, and some whispered that it should have been bulldozed to make way for a mansion with a view down the brick street. Jennifer’s neighbors fretted over how long the iconic flag on the front porch would wave. Village locals expressed concern over its future with significant structural and cosmetic repairs required to make it habitable again. Jennifer feared for its future, too, knowing she could not control its destiny. And she did not want to see one thing change on Zionsville’s picturesque Main Street.

94 days later, Jennifer secured the future of this historic home by successfully completing a sale to an investor group with grand plans to renovate and resell the house, keeping its historic character and existing footprint! Village residents will be delighted when they see the renovated home evolve from the construction dust. 175 N. Main will see a new chapter in its story with a new family in 2011!

When you are looking for the perfect ending to your own housing saga, trust Jennifer to write it for you.

Now THIS is Dedication

Now this is dedication, my friends….

Saturdays at this time of year are always fully booked. I leave at the crack of dawn, and I get home at dusk. Hopefully my hubby has some din din ready by the time I crawl in the door. So it would make sense that I have no patience for bad weather, and rescheduling will only screw up my entire week and the next weekend, right? Right. So it made sense to me that I would head out this past Saturday as planned, despite the precipitation. I had a listing to preview, and a full round of showings scheduled with a nice young couple, excited to look for their first house in Broad Ripple. And the weatherman was only calling for an inch of snow. Right?

By the time I left Zionsville at 10, a full 4″ was on the ground. Plow 1 hadn’t touched down, and my Chrysler 300 is the best snow mobile I have, but south I headed anyway, determined to keep my schedule for the day and even get the oil changed while I was out.

Two hours later, I slipped my way into Timber Bend in Avon. (a 30 min drive with traffic in normal conditions). And I mean, literally slipped. The first wipeout was at the gas station, coffee in the snow. The second was into a snow bank in the neighborhood, where I prayed my way loose and thanked the good Lord for AAA if I should need a tow. The third was another wipeout climbing the driveway of this beautiful, snow-buried home I was to tour. The fourth was coming down the steps, after the tour. By 1pm, I’m soaking wet, covered in coffee, and not sure I’ll even get out of the neighborhood. But to Broad Ripple I head for a tour of 6 lovely bungalows. By now, there’s easily 5″ on the ground, practically a white-out!

Note to self: never again attempt Broad Ripple in snow. Never!

By this point, seriously, there’s 6″ of fresh powder over ice, no plow or salt in sight. It’s a recipe for disaster. And there’s a lot of vacant foreclosures on our list. Bummer. No one to shovel. No heat. The brief respite at Starbucks didn’t last long. But my clients were jovial and adventurous and promised not to sue me if we slid off the road and to push if we got stuck. So off we went. By the second house, we’d all hit the ground at least once. Our feet were soaking wet, not to mention our behinds. The third house, I couldn’t even go in. The drive was buried in snow, there was no street parking, so i gave them the lockbox code and slid around the block. unorthodox, I know, but extraordinary times. They didn’t like it anyway. The fourth one was cute! We couldn’t find the driveway there, either, so I left the car in the side road and tramped up to the darling, ice-covered front porch. It had heat! We didn’t fall. We were happy. After two more unappealing houses, and I think we have a winner. They are excited to start the negotiations. I told them we’d better get a move on it cuz Friday’s price reduction would attract interest. Fortunate for them, there are not many other realtors willing to brave weather like we’ve had this weekend in pursuit of the perfect starter home. But warm weather will come. They will emerge.

On the way home, dark setting in, I wiped out in the snow again – in my own driveway. A perfect ending to a lovely winter day. My hubby had dinner and a martini waiting. He is the hero of my story.

NEW LISTING – Versatile family home with lots of space!

Job opportunity elsewhere dictates that the family who loves this home hand it off to another. Pride of ownership shows in this fashionably updated 2-story on a SUPER, fenced lot that backs up to green space. Let the kids take over the lrg upstairs family room for their video games & movies w/ friends while you enjoy the tranquil main-floor master (with garden tub) & spacious great room with wood-burning fireplace. And the cook is never left out w/ the handy pass-through window to the country kitchen.

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