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7625 Geist Estates Drive

Indianapolis, Indiana 46236

BLC# 21227945

Who could want more? The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac W/ private backyard & mature trees, sparkling pond, & deck for entertaining. A beautiful airy int. w/ vaulted ceilings, 2 story entry & bright open spaces. Large Great Room open to Kit. Easy care laminate flooring throughout main level. Large master w/ updated bath & walk-in closet. 2 additional sunny bedrooms. Many updates include roof, furnace:a/c, water heater, atrium door, ext. & int. paint. Updated master bath, lighting. Come & see!

Contact Diane Brooks – F.C. Tucker – (317) 590-1048 for a showing today!


Beautiful New Listing in Brownsburg

by Diane Brooks on April 11, 2013


6459 Leather Oak, Brownsburg, IN 46112

BLC #21224467

Want a new home-but don’t want to build? Hard to find spacious beauty < 3 years old. Bright & open with wonderful livability. Arched doorways, hardwood floors, large gourmet kitchen with silestone counters and rich cabinets, sunroom and upstairs lounge/study space. Hidden craft room, nursery or study off master bedroom. Over 5000 square feet. Finished basement with rec room and bedroom space. Excellent room sizes. A Home to See Now. Priced to Sell…Contact Diane Brooks, F.C. Tucker – 317-590-1048


New on the Market in Westfield, IN

by Diane Brooks on March 13, 2013


MLS 21218234 – 454 Marengo Trail, Westfield, IN 46074

Hot Home in Countryside! With over 4100 sq feet, this bright & sunny home features Coffee House colors and numerous upgrades: rich wood laminate flooring, striking quartz counters, dark 42 inch cabinets, upgraded SS appliances. Quality finishes include chair railing, crown & picture molding. 4 Bedrooms + Versatile Bonus Rm are upstairs. Master features a Lg Bath with garden tub/separate shower. 3 full baths all have tiled floors. Flexible finished bsmnt is spacious & includes a full bath.Hurry!  Contact Diane Brooks, F.C. Tucker Company, 317-590-1048


Indianapolis makes the top 10 list of best big cities for homeownership! This list was based on measuring home prices versus incomes and evaluating whether a city was poised to grow.

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Live on the Lake in Carmel!

by Diane Brooks on February 12, 2013


MLS 21213726 – 63 Bayshore Court, Carmel, IN 46033

Hard to find 180′ Lake views! Lovely home with a soft contemporary feel. Expansive new windows bring the outside in.Enjoy relaxing on the outside decks or step into your boat from your private dock. Main floor living includes a newly remodeled Kitchen. Striking granite counters + a lg island with a prep sink. Gorgeous custom cabinets. Wide plank hardwood floors. Cozy Family Rm. Newly Finished 3 Season Room. Hurry on this home! Note: Stone is being added to enhance the exterior front.

Contact Diane Brooks, F.C. Tucker, 317-590-1048


Winter Maintenance Tip: Don’t Forget About Your Furnace Filter

Date:January 23, 2013|Category:Tips & Advice|Author:

By Bob Vila

This time of year, chances are that your forced-air furnace is in daily operation. To keep the unit running smoothly, and to avoid the hassle and expense of an emergency repair, give due attention to the furnace’s filter. The right one will protect the furnace, increase its energy efficiency and even improve your home’s indoor air quality.

The importance of a furnace filter

A forced-air furnace running without any sort of filter would send dust and dirt all throughout your house while leaving the appliance vulnerable to a host of mechanical problems.

On the other hand, a furnace with a filter that’s excessively dirty would have to work harder than necessary to do its job. Such inefficiency raises the already high cost of home heating. Not to mention, a clogged filter could lead your furnace to overheat and shut down, an event that would likely entail calling in a pro for a costly fix.

Make sure that your furnace is protected and performing at its peak by checking the filter every month during winter. If the filter is dirty, you will need to replace or clean it, depending on what type of filter it is.

Choosing a furnace filter

The most common type of furnace filter is inexpensive, disposable, 1- or 2-inch-thick fiberglass. So long as you remember to do monthly replacements, this filter type will do a good job of protecting the working parts of your furnace, but it won’t do much to aid indoor air quality.

A bit more expensive are “pleated” fabric filters, which trap a higher percentage of airborne particles. Plus (at least in theory) pleated filters will last several months. But if you own pets, live with a smoker or frequently open the windows in your home, checking the filter on a monthly basis is again recommended.

Some pleated filters carry an electrostatic charge that further boosts filtration. These run about $20 apiece, but you can easily find reusable versions that will last about five years if cleaned regularly. Suffer from allergies? Consider shelling out for a HEPA-rated antimicrobial filter.

Installing a new furnace filter

I always encourage folks to consult the owner’s manual for details on their specific model of furnace, but in general, installing a new filter is simple.

The first thing to do is switch off the unit. Then locate the service panel, remove the old filter from its housing and switch in your new filter. Take care to follow the arrows (indicated both on the filter and the furnace) and face the filter in the right direction toward the blower fan. Finally, place the panel door back into position and switch the unit back on. That’s it!

Remember that HVAC systems work hard in the summer, too — usually even harder than during the cold months. For the overall comfort and health of your home, regular year-round filter checks are very important. Bite the bullet and make them part of your monthly home maintenance routine.


Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at His video-rich site offers a full range of fresh, authoritative content – practical tips, inspirational ideas, and more than 1,000 videos from Bob Vila television.

Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Zillow.


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12 Homes for Winter Fun

by Diane Brooks on January 14, 2013



When winter arrives, do you dream of having a home with an ice-skating rink, a cozy fireplace or direct access to the ski slopes? Or are you the type who wants to get away from the freezing temperatures and spend the chilly months somewhere warm and sunny? We’ve gathered a dozen homes for sale across the country, from cozy cabins and luxurious ski chalets to houses with outdoor pools in places you’ll actually be able to enjoy them in January. Whatever your idea of winter fun, there’s likely a home in here for you.



by Diane Brooks on December 11, 2012

Westfield, Indiana Condo for Sale or Lease

17001 Huntley Place, Westfield, IN 46074

MLS # 21207489 (sale)  MLS # 2120752 (lease)

Gracious Living + Easy Care = Perfection. Lawncare included. 1800+ sq ft includes a sundrenched sunroom, Great Room w/hardwoods & stone fireplace & den w/custom bookcases & bench. Cathedral ceilings enhance spaciousness. Beautiful Kitchen features Maple Glazed cabinets & Corian counters. Basketweave pulls, stainless appliances, under & above cabinet lighting add elegance. Master Suite is large & includes a cathedral ceiling. Walkin closet has custom builtins. Raised counter His/Her sinks with bronze finishes.

Contact Diane Brooks, F.C. Tucker Company, 317-590-1048