Where to live on Geist and own a boat dock
Hoosiers love their lakes, and Geist Reservoir is one of the largest and most prestigious lakes in Indiana to call home. Having direct water access offers direct access to fun, including boating, swimming and fishing! And owning a boat dock adds ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong?
Back in middle school I remember not fitting in with the “cool” kids and feeling like an outsider—craving to fit in and be accepted. Ironically, I was seeking to fit in with those ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 13, 2019 in Neighbors
Build a luxury home in Carmel's new Grassy Branch at Bridgewater
Consisting of 60 generously sized lots perfect for custom homebuilding, the gated community of Grassy Branch at Bridgewater is the latest addition to the luxury Bridgewater Club community in Carmel. Now accepting lot reservations, Grassy Branch at ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 27, 2019 in Luxury homes
Hail to the latte!
Today is a big day for me, as I am teaching a webinar about our concierge program to hundreds of agents across the country -- how we transform homes efficiently to net sellers top dollar and sell quickly!
To fuel up I’m making a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 16, 2019 in Kristie Fun
Lessons from author John Green
Recently, my husband AJ and I got to witness some talented Indianapolis high school students act out a story based in Indianapolis and written by an Indianapolis author.Maybe you’ve already guessed, but the play was “The Fault in Our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 15, 2019 in Neighbors
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Check our list of October festivals
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Well, never fear! October brings with it a diverse array of fun and festivals, whether you are into history, art, culture or just food and drink!
Watch for an upcoming blog that details fun Indianapolis ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 29, 2019 in Indianapolis
Weekend getaway: Finding tranquility at the lake
Summer is always busy for me, and with the real estate market still going gangbusters in Indianapolis, this past season was no exception. It seemed that my phone was always ringing, pinging or beeping. Such is the life of a REALTOR.
But when a good ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2019 in Kristie Fun
Selling in the spring? Have exterior photos of your home taken now
If you are planning on selling your home in the spring, NOW is the time to have exterior photos of your home taken. The reason why is very simple. If you put off pictures until you list your home in the spring, your yard will be brown, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 26, 2019 in Selling a home
Hot new Carmel restaurants!
Fork + Ale House
Fork plus ale is too simple of an equation to capture the complexity of this sports bar, plus brewery, plus food-fresh dining experience.
Located on the Monon in the prime spot next to Sun King Spirits in the heart of Carmel, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 17, 2019 in Carmel
Dance the night away at the Zionsville Street Dance!
Looking for a family-friendly activity, or a great date idea? One of our favorite Zionsville summer fun events is coming up on Saturday, August 3—the Zionsville Street Dance.
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to find a live music ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 11, 2019 in Zionsville
Round out your summer with Indy's August festivals, events and fun
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but summer will be over before we know it. (Sorry!) Be sure to round out the summer of 2019 with some of the season’s hottest events and festivals, including the Indiana State Fair, IndyFringe Festival, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 9, 2019 in Events
Now open: Carmel's Cake Bake Shop
Think: Parisian mornings and storybook castles; shooting stars and royal weddings. These fantasies lie at the heart of Gwendolyn Roger’s new location of the Cake Bake Shop in Carmel City Center. The restaurant inspires whimsy long before the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 8, 2019 in Carmel
One-tank getaway: The Doghouse Hotel and Brewery
Welcome to the world's first brewery hotel, located right outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Dubbed the "hoppiest place on earth," Doghouse Hotel and Brewery boasts 32 beer-themed rooms on its 42-acre complex. Indulge the ultimate beer-lovers dream: sleep ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 2, 2019 in Travel
Indianapolis Fourth of July events kick off the month with a bang
The Fourth of July and all the festivities that go with it kick off the month of July in Indy. But after the last firework display fizzles out, you’ll find a variety of festivals and events to keep the summer fun going all month long. (By the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 19, 2019 in Events
Indianapolis 2019 outdoor concerts
Outdoor concerts top our favorite summer events in Indianapolis. We are so fortunate to have amazing outdoor venues that draw in today’s hottest acts and the classic ones, too. Here’s the line up of outdoor concerts in the Indianapolis ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 7, 2019 in Events
Enjoy Indianapolis’ June events, festivals and fun!
While the month of May in Indianapolis is spectacular, June in Indy has its own delights. As summer takes hold, the festivals, cultural standbys and arts events are plentiful, and plenty fun! This list we compiled reflects just a fraction of all ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 3, 2019 in Events
IndyHomes creative writing contest!
With writing icons like Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) and John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) hailing from Indianapolis, writing has long been an important part of this city's cultural history. Here at Indy Homes, we want to seek ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Kids
Discover your local farmers market!
One of our favorite parts of summer in Indianapolis are the farmers markets that pop up all over the city. These farmers markets bring together communities while showcasing products from merchants who specialize in both niche and broad markets of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Better living
Make a dog evacuation plan in case of emergency
Most homeowners have never faced a life-threatening disaster, which increases the liklihood of chaos when it comes time to deal with an actual emergency. Whether it be a fire, a flood, a tornado, an earthquake--you name it--there should always be an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 7, 2019 in Dog Life
Skip race day traffic and bike to the 500!
Ditch your car and bike around traffic at this annual Bike to the 500 event!
Meet up with hundreds of bikers at 7:30 a.m. on the east plaza of City Market and enjoy music, drinks and food while all the other race-fans sit in stand-still ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 29, 2019 in Events