NEW McCordsville Listing! 5613 West Port Drive

Contemporary Geist McCordsville home w/an open hard wood floor plan. Gourmet kitchen features quartz counters, SS appliances, dble ovens, & modern back splash.

Huge island & BK bar is perfect for meal prep, esp. Holiday baking. Large, bright 2 story entry & wall of windows provide excellent natural light. Front room formal dining room also makes a great home office.

Built in Locker cubbies from garage entry keep your items organized.

A 2nd living space upstairs for play/relaxing anchors 4 large bedrooms w/ample closet space; including the master & en-suite w/deluxe shower; and upstairs laundry. LL bathroom roughed in!

Enjoy the pond view from your covered front porch. Follow the path to Community Pool. New blinds & window treatments stay!
F.C. Tucker Geist
The Tumbarello Group

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Weekend Getaways in Indiana


Weekend Getaways in Indiana

In these fast paced, modern-day times it’s easy to become stressed by everyday life and its routine. It can happen to the best of us. So when you’re ready for that much needed getaway but find time or budget to be a constraint, these Indiana getaways could be the perfect match for you.

Santa Claus Indiana

This town is known for its Christmas spirit. Whether you’re in the mood for some holiday fun or a theme park experience, this place has it covered. Even if you’re not visiting around Christmas, you’ll still get to see the man the town is named after. That’s right, Santa Claus! Here are some things to do while visiting Santa Claus Indiana.

Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg Indiana

When people think of Indiana, most don’t think about skiing. But at the Perfect North Slopes that’s just what you’ll find and more. Spend the day out on the slopes and then curl up by the fire with a warm drink afterwards at their ski lodge. Located in Lawrenceburg Indiana, this is the perfect place to rid yourself of those winter blues.

Big Splash Adventure in French Lick Indiana

Who doesn’t love swimming anytime of the year? Treat yourself and the kids to a fun indoor experience at Big Splash Adventure indoor water park. But that’s not all, cosmic miniature golf and Shotz lazer tag also await you. Located in French Lick Indiana, bring your suits and dive in, the water’s great!

Brown County/Nashville Indiana

Known as the Artist Colony, this small tourist town knows how to do weekend getaways. Whether you are in the mood for shopping and dining in Nashville or just exploring the great outdoors in Brown County, there’s lots to do and see in and around little Nashville. Here are just a few things you can do while visiting Nashville Indiana.

Madison Indiana

Located on the scenic Ohio river, this historic town offers a variety of art, shopping, festivals and historic sites year round. Whether you take a tour through the Lanier Mansion, explore Clifty Falls or visit some of the town’s quaint shops and galleries, this is the perfect place to leave the fast paced world behind. Come and enjoy. Here are a few things to do in Madison Indiana.

Elkhart Indiana

There are many fun adventures waiting for you in Elkhart Indiana. Numerous parks offer wild landscapes for hiking and even skiing in the snowy winter months. Located amid Amish country, there’s plenty of history to be found here. You can also check out the hidden northern gem that is Bonneyville Mill, where you can step back in time and visit the oldest operating grist mill in the state. Click the links to check out all Elkhart has to offer.

These are just a few of the places you could visit on a weekend getaway in Indiana. Where do you and your family like to go for weekend getaways?

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist
The Tumbarello Group


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Did You Prepare Your Home For Back-to-School Season?

Prepare Your Home For Back-to-School Season

Did You Prepare Your Home For Back-to-School Season?

We are still in the middle of the “dog days” of summer here in Indiana, but with many area schools on ‘balanced calendars’ these days, a lot of us already have a back-to-school mentality. Even if summer break was shorter in days, it still felt oh so long, right? You didn’t get everything accomplished that you wanted to this summer. Between work, vacations, pool days, camps, and just trying to enjoy some fresh air before Indiana winter locks us away, your house might feel neglected. So, let this article give you the charge of motivation you need to get your home back-to-school ready in a few simple steps.

Organize those closets.

All of them. Nobody enjoys scrambling or feeling disheveled. You’ll want to start in the kids’ rooms. Pull the school appropriate clothes to the front and organize/purge all the stuff that has accumulated from the summer. Ideally, clear a space that can hold 5 completed outfits. This will take away the morning struggle of searching, choosing, and arguing about what to wear. (Not a bad idea to do for yourself too, eh?) Look for small cubbies or stackable drawers if you want to take it to the next level. Don’t leave out communal closets during this process. Wherever shoes, jackets, backpacks, and rain gear are kept, should be cleared out with most used items easily accessible. If it’s no longer used, donate it. You need the space. Thoroughly working through your closet space will help prepare you for the next step we suggest.

Take inventory.

There is nothing quite like stocking up on notebooks, pens, and pencils, only to discover an untouched stash of those items forgotten somewhere. Make a detailed list of what you already have and then assess what you still need. This will save you money, space, and time. Think beyond school supplies here. Take inventory of school clothes, socks, and shoes too. What still fits and what can be sold second hand or donated? Now you’ll be set to make a thorough list and avoid a million trips to the store. If you want to go the extra mile, give everything summer related a once over. If it will not be of use again next year, take care of it now. If you know there’s something your family will need/want to purchase next year, try to score on end of season sales now.

Create stations.

Your home is a place to relax and be yourselves, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice productivity. Maintain a sense of order by setting up designated areas that will make daily routines easier. A homework station, for example, that will help your kids stay on task and feel accomplished. Let them pick out a cool lamp and maybe even the paint color for the wall. Make it their responsibility to clean up their space when they are finished. Other areas might include a snack station where a 15-20 minute snack break takes place each afternoon. A ‘school supply station’ set up in a utility room, entryway, or closet is where books, backpacks, and extracurricular equipment that need to go to school the next day are kept. How nice would it be to avoid scrambling around trying to find the other soccer cleat as you hear the bus rumbling towards your stop in the morning? This is also a great spot to hang up a large calendar or whiteboard for easy viewing of important reminders.

Get on a schedule.

Breaks in routine are always great from time to time. That’s what summer is all about, right? Setting morning alarms and earlier bedtimes are a good place to start. This is also a great time to discuss any new expectations or responsibilities that come with the next grade level!

Do something fun.

It is still summer after all! Even if the new school year has already started back up for your crew, plan a simple outing this weekend to celebrate a new school year. Let the kids choose something special to top off a fun-packed summer!

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist
The Tumbarello Group

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SOLD! My Seller’s Closed on Their McCordsville, Indiana Home


My lovely Seller’s are starting their weekend off right with the successful closing of this beautiful home!
Congrats to them! They are excited about the next chapter and I’m grateful I had the pleasure of working for them!
F.C. Tucker Geist
The Tumbarello Group

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