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EastOfKeystone.com is undergoing a redesign that will better serve all of Carmel. While I may live in the 46033, my west Clay friends have requested more info that relates to their side of town. As always you can reach me at 317-848-GREG (4734). From Gil Thorp and all of us...we thank you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

NOVEMBER Sold and Newly Listed In Carmel

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Despite our perfectly crappy weather so far in November (can you say crappy on the interwebs...I think you can) there has still been good activity in the housing market. 78 new listings came on the market in November in all of Clay Township at an average list price of $359,109 or right at $130 per square foot. 11 of those homes are already under contract and are proceeding towards closing. 

There were a grand total of 63 homes that went under contract in Carmel to date in November with the average sales price of $329,531 and 80 days on the market to contract.  

59 homes left the market in November many of which no doubt will return in January or the Spring of 2015.  

If you have a particular neighborhood that you would like email real estate updates for (homes listing or selling) drop me an email at greg@gregcooper.com and we'll start the updates.
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Walking The Walk....

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As Main Street trudges further towards being the iconic corridor it one day will be for Carmel, little things about it have struck me lately. I was one of the few who didn't realize that Carmel Drive will no longer be directly accessible from US 31 and the real access will be Main Street just north of Meijer. When the work is done on Main east of 31 to Old Meridian it will be a quick trip for west siders into the Arts and Design District.The demolition of the old wood walking bridges on Main (and Smokey Row) are also having a profound visual impact on that part of our city. Aside from it just looking different, it's struck me what a change that will be and the things I remember about that wood foot bridge. Seven years ago where the orange barrel sits I was on an early Saturday run coming down the hill and towards the camera in this picture when a huge impact happened just ahead of me. A driver who was on his way home from work drifted off the north side of the road and hit the two end posts of the path with one of the horizontal 2 by 6's piercing the passenger side of the front seat. The uninjured driver crawled out of the car and immediately was picked up by another vehicle and taken to St. Vincent's with minor injuries. The bridge took over a month to repair and I could never really believe that it wasn't a more serious injury for the driver. On another occasion I was walking my two dogs up the hill and about the time I was over Cool Creek I realized I was staring directly at a young male deer who was in front of me on the bridge. He turned, took about three paces and was up and over the railing and down into the woods in seconds. Countless other memories of families with strollers, kids riding their bikes to or from the high school or towards Hawthorne Drive and up to Smokey Row pool or just me trying to navigate those slippery planks on a rainy or snowy morning remain as well. Is it a bit silly to romanticize an old wooded foot bridge?  Of course...but for some of us in east Carmel it's a metaphor for years of our lives and experiences that we've had here and how our community continues to evolve. No doubt thousands of us will have new memories on these paths once they are finished and perhaps the new walkway will be a bit more forgiving on my knees than those old wooden planks that tested my balance and my fitness since moving into this part of Carmel in the mid 1980's. 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When Down Is Up - Carmel Housing 2014

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I feel like every year I say this...but every year since '08 it's held true. It's been another weird housing year to date in Carmel. The stats are both down and up and for the most part that's good news.

Through October 28, 2014 1465 homes have gone under contract and closed in Carmel. Last year on 10.28 1605 homes had sold or about 9% more in 2013 than '14.  That seems like it would be a negative but not when you dig further. 

The average sales price in Carmel this year is $344,320 compared to $326,425 one year ago. In 2013 on October 28 homes were on the market an average of 72 days compared to 62 this year. One year ago on 10.28 homes were selling for an average of $120 per square foot compared to $123 this year. 

In general we went through a very busy April and May, tailed off in the main three months of Summer in June, July and August in some of the upper price points (above $500,000) and then in later September and October have surged again in both units sold and in values. No doubt the lowest interest rates in a year this month have helped but assuming that to be the cause would be an oversimplification. Bottom line to so far in this year's housing market is that units are down but values are up....and that's not bad.
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