Nov 202014


If you want privacy in the country this affordable 3 bedroom 3 full bath 2 story home on 5.5 acres is just what you’re looking for. Pride of ownership shows with recent updates such as new furnace / AC, all new windows, new roof, and fresh paint. Original owners have raised their family and now the home is ready for a new family to grow up in the wonderful countryside just south of Pittsboro.

Large workshop with power and wood burning stove is perfect for any project. Additional storage barn would also work for horses or farm animals. 2 upstairs bedrooms are joined with bi-fold doors but can easily be repartitioned to 2 separate rooms. A section of the large family / living room area was at one time a downstairs 4th bedroom which could easily be returned to be used as such. Home sits behind wooded creek area and is hidden from the main road.

Sellers are providing a 1-year HSA home warranty to cover mechanicals and included appliances. Just minutes from shopping in nearby Brownsburg & I-74 you’re out in the country but close to everything you need. With a little work this home could be turned into your perfect dream home. Be sure and check it out! For pricing and complete details visit


Nov 142014

334 Brixton Woods West Dr

Move in ready 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home featuring brand new carpeting and bathroom flooring, new bathroom fixtures, laminate flooring, 3 car garage, and nice large wood deck in the completely fenced in back yard with a privacy fence. In addition to the large dining / living room area there is a bonus room upstairs perfect for the kids playroom. The dining room connects to the large deck out back for those family cookouts and is the perfect setup for entertaining.

In addition to the extra space from the 3-car garage there is a nice mini barn in the backyard for storing lawn equipment and toys. The large master suite includes a walk-in closet, whirlpool tub with separate shower & dual sinks. The laundry area is conveniently located upstairs and washer and dryer are included with the home. All the kitchen appliances are included and come with a one-year HSA home warranty.

Conveniently located in Brixton Lakes in Pittsboro you’re minutes from I74 and shopping in nearby Brownsburg and this home qualifies for USDA no money down financing. Looking for a nice home in a nice area you have to check this one out! For pricing and complete details check out

Nov 132014

U-Haul-TruckOne thing we often hear from our clients selling their home and buying a new one is they don’t want move more than once. They want to move right from their current home into their new home. It’s an understandable desire as moving all your belongings is usually a highly underestimated task. One never realizes how much you own until you have to pack, move, and unpack. So the thought of doing it twice or more brings about a certain dread. The reality is the only way to make sure you only move once is to buy your new home first. But since most of our clients need to sell their current home first, that’s not a real option. So we’ll explain the best way to prepare yourself so that when you put your home on the market you’ll be in the best position to move only once.

The first step to prepare your home for the market is to declutter your home. This is also an excellent time to purge all those items you’ll never need again. Garage sales, giving items to friends & family, and donating are excellent ways to get rid of items that have some use, just not for you. And before you pitch any items in the trash, first consider recycling when possible. For any items you won’t need until after you move pack them away and if possible store them elsewhere. The idea here is the less you have to move to your next home the easier it is move over a weekend. These days you typically have only a few days to move out after closing so plan on a quick 2-3 day move and you’ll be fine. Don’t forget when you move out you cannot leave anything behind unless that is agreed to in the purchase agreement so give yourself time to have the home ‘broom clean’.

Next you want to have a target in mind of where you want to move. It’s best to search for homes before you even list your house so you have an idea of what’s on the market and what you can afford. Be sure and talk to a lender and get prequailified so you don’t have any nasty surprises later when you go to buy another home (we’ve seen that one before). Visit some open houses in the target area and talk to neighbors you see out. Having an idea of where you want to buy (and can afford) when you’ve sold your home helps keep the timeframe lined up with back to back closings so you only have to move once. You’ll need to watch the inventory supply for your target area. In some of the most popular areas homes sell quickly. If you are determined to buy in an area like that have your home ready to go on the market at any time. Then when the perfect home comes on the market get your home listed ASAP, and price it to sell quickly. A good REALTOR can help advise you on local sales prices so you’ll want to be the best deal in your area. You can also consider making a ‘first right’ offer on the home you like but many sellers are reluctant to do so in areas where homes sell quickly. Also be prepared to offer top dollar whenever you do make an offer. Again, a good REALTOR can advise you on the best tactics to entice the seller to accept you offer over other possible offers.

Finally, when you have an accepted offer on your home and have successfully negotiated an offer on the home you are buying, everything becomes time critical. The entire process of inspection, appraisal, necessary repairs, etc must move in lock step on both transactions. Any delay in one will affect the other and possibly jeopardize both. A good REALTOR will help you by staying on top of both transactions to ensure you have a back to back closing (usually on the same day) so you can work out an acceptable timetable with both parties and you’ll only have to move once.

So to summarize:
1. Reduce the amount of items you need to move so you can move in just 2-3 days.
2. Do your homework and know where you want to move based on what you’re approved for by a lender.
3. Get a good REALTOR that will make sure everything moves in lockstep in the sale of your home and the purchase of your new home.

A couple of items to note is we still recommend to our clients you have a backup plan in case you sell your home but some last minute issue keeps you from closing on your new home right away. And while it’s not always possible its handy if the home you are buying is vacant so there is no issue with immediate possession.

You’ll want to find a good experienced REALTOR with both listing and buying. The Derrick Team, Connie & Dennis Derrick are your experienced REALTORS and are here to help your move from your current home to your new one as smoothly as possible. Call or text us today at 317-563-1110 or shoot us an email at

Nov 102014

Helping happy home buyers & sellers all over central Indiana

Selling Agent ~ Burton Crossing, SE  Indy – Nice large home for Tony, Joan &  family with room to grow!

6434 Fiesta

Selling Agent ~ Williamsburg Village in Brownsburg – Lisa’s new home closer to family


Listing Agent ~ Lakeshore Dr in Lebanon – Sold Lisa’s home so she could be closer to family in Indy area.


Listing Agent ~ Liberty Creek Estates NW Indy – Sold Eric’s home to move to Whitestown


Selling Agent ~ Brownsburg Estates in Brownsburg ~ Betsy’s and Nellie’s new home!

650 Sycamore

Listing Agent ~ Aston Run in Crawfordsville ~ Sold Betsy’s home in one day!


Listing Agent ~ Cloverleaf Farms in Indy ~ Sold Darryl & Ethel’s home so they could relax and golf more!


Listing Agent ~ Falcons Nest in Indy ~ Sold Elizabeth & Richards nice home so they can enjoy Florida!


Listing Agent ~ Temple Ct in Danville ~ Helped Tom & Lisa sell their parents great home.


Selling Agent ~ N CR 1050E  Avon ~ Found this great home for David and closed quickly.


Selling Agent ~ 5 acres on SR 47 ~ Helped Micki & Jake purchase land to build their Land Dream Home

6558 N SR 47

Selling Agent ~ Greensward, Indianapolis ~ Helped first time home buyer April buy this cute home with no money down.

Greensward lane

Selling Agent ~ E Stop 13, Indianapolis ~ Helped first time home buyer Sam find this gem in south Indy.

E Stop 13

Selling Agent ~ N CR 50E Danville ~ Helped John & Sheena buy this 5 acre lot to build their dream home!


Listing Agent ~ N CR 50E Danville ~ Sold this beautiful 5 acre lot for Loretta.


Selling Agent ~ E CR 230 Whitestown ~ Found the cute home for Eric, Nicole & family.


Selling Agent ~ Juliet Dr in Stratford of Avon ~ Helped Jean find that perfect home for her and her furry family!

6325 Juliet

Listing Agent ~ Woodland Trace, Plainfield ~ Sold Ryan & Megans home so they could move into their brand new home!

Woodland Trace

Listing Agent ~ E CR 725 N, Brownsburg ~ Had an accepted offer on Aly & Rob’s home 3 days after putting it on the market!


Selling Agent ~ CR 50S Zionsville ~ Aly, Rob, & family are enjoying their great home on 10 acres with Herman the turkey and chickens.


Listing Agent ~ Zimmerman Lane – Plainfield ~ Helped Vicky sell her home quickly (5 days) so she could be closer to family.


Selling & Listing Agent ~ Hawthorne Court, Avon ~ Worked out a deal for Mark & Heather to purchase Paul and Deanna’s home that wasn’t even on the market, right in our own neighborhood. A win/win for everyone!

Hawthorne Court

Selling Agent ~ Daylight Dr, Camby ~ Great home with lots of room for first time home buyer Matt.

Daylight Dr

Selling Agent ~ Riverwood, Indianapolis ~ Found this wonderful home for Brandi & Tim with a cool porch.


Listing Agent ~ Rogers Dr, Indianapolis ~ Sold Mark & Heather’s home so they can move out in the country.


 Listing Agent ~ Stadium Drive, Brownsburg ~ Listed and sold Brandi’s home in 5 days so she and her husband can get a larger home.


Listing Agent ~ Broadway Street, Danville ~ Sold Rick’s classic home to free up his enjoyment of retirement.


Listing Agent ~ Fenster Court, Indianapolis ~ Sold this Estate home to help the family.


Listing Agent ~ Rolling Oak, Indianapolis ~ We sold Josh, Michelle, & Nicholes home so they can move to FL


Listing Agent ~ Lockerbie Lane, Pittsboro ~ We sold Laura’s cute home so she can move to southern IN


Listing Agent ~ Indiana Street, Danville ~ We sold Ron’s classic home so he can travel more with Denise

Indiana Street

Listing Agent ~ Salt Creek, Brown County ~ We sold Becky’s 15 acre lot just outside Nashville


Selling Agent ~ Hoefgen Street, Indianapolis ~  found a great home for Karen, a first time buyer


 Listing Agent ~ Trace Lane, Indianapolis ~ We sold Jeff’s home so he could move to FL


Listing Agent ~ Forest Home St, Roachdale ~ We sold Ray & Melynda’s commercial office building


Selling Agent ~ Forest Home St, Roachdale ~ We found a new location for Bill & Bonnie to run their business Boilermasters


Selling Agent ~  Promontory Court, Geist ~ We found a wonderful home for Kraig & Dianne & family with a pool


Selling Agent ~ Fieldstone Lane, Plainfield ~ We found a nice home for Eric & Hollie & family to relocate from IL


Listing Agent ~ Pattype Lane, Avon ~We sold Mark’s investment property


Selling Agent ~ Jackson Way, Avon ~ We found a great home for Richard & Tammy close to work


Listing Agent ~ Morse Circle, Pittsboro ~ Sold Joy’s home with the first showing so she could move to Ohio to be with family.


Listing Agent ~ Red Tail Drive, Indianapolis ~ We sold John & Dorthy’s home so they could retire and enjoy their free time.



Listing Agent ~ Ledgewood Dr, Avon ~ We helped Dianna find a buyer so she could move closer to family.


Selling Agent ~ Windsor Court, Plainfield ~ We helped Tammy find a great home in Westmeir

2443 Windsor Pl

Selling Agent ~ Northern Dancer Dr, Avon ~ First time home buyers Samantha & Jason loved this great home on first sight!


Selling Agent ~ Salem Park, Indianapolis ~ First time home buyers Dustin & Stephanie loved the park right behind this home.

2269 Salem Park

Listing Agent ~ N County Road 200E – Avon ~ Sold David’s investment home at full list price.


Selling Agent ~ Michigan Dr, Indianapolis ~ First time home buyers Rachel & John loved the hardwood floors in this great home.

6339 N Michigan Rd

Selling Agent ~ Timberwood Dr, Indianapolis ~ First time home buyers Andy & Brianna were charmed by this home and it’s exactly what they were looking for!


Selling Agent ~ Rainbow Lane – Spencer ~ First time home buyer Bill Jr purchased this HUD home in the woods with 3 acres.


Selling Agent ~ Colony Lake Drive, Plainfield ~ Charlene was so happy to get her Indiana condo for her summers here.

2832 Colony Lake

Listing Agent ~ New York, Indianapolis ~ Shelia was thrilled we sold her investment home in Irvington.

5829 New York

Selling Agent ~ New York, Indianapolis ~ Ed and Billie love there new Queen Ann style Irvington home!

5829 New York

Selling Agent ~ Ritter Ave, Indianapolis ~ Sold Billie’s home to move to Irvington!

1812 Ritter Ave

Selling Agent ~ Winterwood, Avon ~ Jeff & Laura & kids loved the extra room moving up to this home provided with the basement.

428 Winterwood

Oct 052014

This style of home comes from the basic need for shelter. National-style homes are less adorned than the European Victorian style homes. In early America, builders copied from Native American and tended to build these homes more for utilitarian needs.

The style is typically utilizes rectangular shapes with side-gabled roofs or square layouts with pyramidal roofs. The gabled-front-and-wing style this home in Danville is in the subset of the National style known as “Massed” plan styles, recognized by a layout more than one room deep, often sport side gables and shed-roofed porches.

National style homes have been around since the pre-railroad days but the style is still used as the basis for new custom built homes and can be found all over the country.

Sep 222014

1513 Forest Commons DrFrench Provincial or more commonly referred to as French Country style homes come from a style of French countryside homes originating in the 1600’s. Balance and symmetry are the ruling characteristics of this formal style. Originally the homes were often brick with detailing in copper or slate but today more modern roofing materials are used and copper will only be a minor detail if used at all. Windows and chimneys are symmetrical and perfectly balanced, at least in original versions of the style but with modern homes the balance gives way to interior layouts and attached garages. Defining features often include a steep, high, hip roof; balcony and porch balustrades; rectangle doors set in arched openings; and double French windows with shutters but again modern versions usually have only some of these features.

The truer French Provincial homes will be older homes built in America after the world wars in 1920’s & 1960s by returning soldiers. Now elements of the style are used in expensive custom homes as a way to stand out from more common modern building styles.

Check out our listing in Forest Commons (pictured above) here: