Type of property: A three-bedroom home with vinyl siding and a brick front.
Age: Built in 1973.
Location: This home is located in New Whiteland, just west of U.S. 31 and Tracy Road.
Size: 1,653 square feet.
Rooms: There are eight rooms inside this home. There are the three bedrooms, the living room with an electric fireplace, a large and spacious family room, a dining room and laundry room. Also, the kitchen has recently been updated to include beautiful 24-inch ceramic tile flooring and a new breakfast bar.
Strengths: This is an older home that had nearly everything updated or replaced in the last few years. All of the mechanicals have been replaced, including the A/C, furnace and water heater. Also, the windows, roof and gutters are newer. There is a fully-fenced back yard and a nice wood deck patio for the family and kids to enjoy. The home is close to Whiteland parks for additional outdoor pleasure.
In My Opinion: $104,000
Type of property: This is a uniquely built, wood & stone, two-story, custom, four-bedroom home with a full-unfinished basement.
Age: Built in 1969.
Location: This home is located near 46th Street and Kessler Boulevard in the Northern Estates Development.
Space: Main level, 1,482 square feet; Upper level, 741 square feet; Basement, 1,482 square feet
Rooms: There are eight rooms located on the two main areas of the home. The bedrooms are equally divided, two up and two on the main level. The living room is formal. The kitchen is galley style. There is also a formal dining room. The family room, which includes a stone wood-burning fireplace, is amazing in size.
Strengths: There is a comfortable mixture of original hardwood flooring along with carpeting. The home does need some attention here and there, but based on the current value and the location, with a little effort this home could be restored to its original beauty and have a much higher assessment.
In My Opinion: $109,500
Type of property: This wonderful home is a two-story, four-bedroom log cabin that includes 17 acres of scenic beauty that adjoins Brown County State Park.
Age: Built in 1940.
Location: Just off of Indiana 135 in Brown County, approximately four miles south of Indiana 46.
Square footage: Main level, 1,344; upper level, 1,344
Rooms: There are nine rooms in this historical home. The great room presents a most impressive image with the stunning oak plank flooring and the typical Brown County stone fireplace. There is also a breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen, along with the laundry room and the main-level master bedroom. The upstairs provides for the remaining three bedrooms and a loft for added living space.
Strengths: Trees, wildlife and serenity. The location of the home speaks for itself. When the season changes to fall, we each wish we had a place to travel to that is as relaxing and inspiring as this home. The property also includes a three-car detached garage, a large vintage barn for additional storage or other practical uses and a small trickling creek.
Type of property: Two-story home with partial brick front, four bedrooms and two+ bathrooms.
Age: Built in 2004.
Location: Located in Greenwood, a little east of U.S. 31 South in the Sweetgrass Subdivision.
Square footage: 2,328 square feet of living space with this stylist and traditional home. On the main level is 974 square feet; the upper level has 1,354 square feet.
Rooms: Throughout this home, you will find 10 rooms and a couple of surprises that will add to the attractiveness. The main level consists of the family room, a large kitchen area with an open spacious design, a breakfast room and a separate dining room. On the upper level are the four bedrooms and the laundry room. The added bonus areas include a huge loft, convenient for many different functions, and a mudroom that enters the home through the finished two-car garage.
Strengths: The home borders the western boundary of the subdivision, so there are no homes behind the property. For the outdoor-minded, there is a large wood deck in the back that includes a wood-burning fireplace.
In My Opinion: $138,500
Type of property: This ranch-style home has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The exterior covering has a brick and wood façade.
Age: Built in 1980.
Location: The home is located in the La Reforma Subdivision of Greenwood. Parts of that community, including this home, border the Valle Vista Golf Course.
Square footage: The size is 1,496 square feet with a circular floor plan to the main area of the home.
Rooms: There are seven rooms. The living room has vaulted ceiling, paddle fans, built-in bookshelves and a corner gas fireplace. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and is supported by the breakfast bar and the kitchen-dining room combination. The other areas include the three bedrooms and a nice size laundry room that also serves as the mechanical room for the furnace and hot water heater.
Strengths: There is an added value with this property. By being on the golf course, the home offers a feeling of complete openness. It’s not only the size of the lot that creates the gap, but throughout the home are three sets of double French doors that help to provide the feeling of distance and present access to the huge deck that stretches across the back of the home.
Type of property: This home is a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom, brick ranch condominium.
Age: Built in 1999.
Location: Located in Greenwood just off Ind. 135 near Dye’s Walk Golf Course in the Ashwood Community.
Square footage: Spread across the single-level home is 2,084 square feet of comfortable living.
Rooms: In addition to the two bedrooms, there are seven other areas throughout this elegant condominium. The great room has a masonry gas log fireplace with built-in bookshelves and raised ceilings. The kitchen has wonderful light wood-stained cabinets, a center island with casual seating a walk-in pantry and is joined by the breakfast room. A pair of white trimmed French doors for privacy and seclusion guards the entry into the den. The laundry room also has custom cabinets that match the rest of the house and it includes a very spacious countertop with a vanity sink. The final attachment to the home is the screened-in patio that is surrounded by a variety of landscaping.
Strengths: Ashwood is an exquisite community that retains home values into the high six figures. This particular home offers all of the quality and care that a meticulous buyer would look for and expect in an excellent home.
In my opinion: $259,000
Type of property: This is a two-story home with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
Age: Built in 2007.
Location: Decatur Township in the River Run subdivision of Indianapolis.
Square footage: The total is 1,992 square feet. The main level has four rooms and 852 square feet; the upper level has the three bedrooms and a loft with 1,140 square feet.
Rooms: The eight rooms include the family room with vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has open access and plenty of sunshine with eat-in facilities. The main level also includes a formal dining room and the laundry room. The upper level provides the primary bedroom with a private bathroom, plus the other two bedrooms and a spacious loft that can be used as a game room or convenient office for the work-at-home owner.
Strengths: This is a newer home located off the beaten path between Mann Road and Ind. 67 near Winding River Golf Course. It’s not in the country, but you feel like it is.
Type of property: This home is a well-established Carriage Estates, three-bedroom, brick ranch with a full basement, two-car attached garage and a carport for additional parking.
Age: Built in 1967.
Location: Perry Township, just off Stop 11 Rd. in the Carriage Estates Subdivision.
Square footage: A total of 2,556 square feet. The main level has 1,278 square feet and the basement has the same footprint.
Rooms: Five. The great room has a wood-burning, masonry fireplace and it serves as the family’s main area. The kitchen has eat-in dining and has plenty of countertop and cabinet space to enjoy. There are also three bedrooms; the master bedroom has its own private full bathroom facilities. An extra bonus includes the unfinished basement that could easily be converted to usable space for any family.
Strengths: From the south side of Indianapolis, this home has easy access to nearly everything, from schools to restaurants and shopping. The property is .31 acre, which provides plenty of opportunity to stretch, relax and enjoy the backyard-covered patio.
Type of property: This home is a completely updated three-bedroom brick ranch with one full bathroom, two half-bathrooms and a partially finished basement.
Age: Built in 1959.
Location: The home is located in a well-established area of White River Township near County Line Road and SR 37.
Square footage: 2,742 square feet.
Rooms: There are nine rooms. First, you have three sizable bedrooms, then a formal living room with tray ceilings, a 21 x 16 kitchen, a separate breakfast room, a sitting room and the laundry facilities.
Strengths: The owner has updated most of the entire home since 2004. The kitchen remodeling included new countertops, custom-made hickory cabinets, a center island, a built-in refrigerator and a new five-burner gas top stove.
There are several areas of this home that the owners call their safe haven for relaxation. Those areas include the family room, the morning breakfast room, the sitting room and the hot tub, located outside near the cedar wood deck that includes a partial privacy fence.
The home is on nearly ½ acre that includes mature trees and beautiful landscaping. A 2 1/2-car detached garage includes upper storage with wood floors and easy access lighting.
Type of property: This home is a three-bedroom brick ranch with two full bathrooms, an unfinished basement and a two-car, detached garage. Age: Built in 1966. Location: Just west of Indianapolis, within the Avon Community School System. Square Footage: 2,744 SF. The main floor has 1,624 square feet and the basement contains another 1,120 square feet. Rooms: There are six rooms on the main level of the home and three rooms throughout the basement. The three bedrooms each have new hardwood floors. There also is a formal living room, as well as a huge kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, ceramic tile floors and stainless appliances. The house also has a formal dining room that would accommodate a large holiday party. The basement provides a lot of opportunity to expand the family space with two bonus rooms and the laundry room. Strengths: The home was built in 1966, but has very recently been completely remodeled. Some of the updating included a new high efficiency furnace and A/C, all-new hickory hardwood floors and carpeting, new fixtures in the bathroom and ceramic tile walls and a revamped kitchen from floor to ceiling.