How Remote Work is Transforming the Quest for Dream Homes
Indy Homes....Where Luxury Meets Innovation.
In the realm of luxury real estate, the winds of change are blowing, and they're ushering in a new era of home buying. For our esteemed clientele of luxe sellers, these shifts in the real estate landscape ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 25, 2023 in The Market
Seizing the Moment: Why Selling Your Home Now Can Be the Smartest Move
In the world of real estate, timing can be everything. Unfortunately, fears about timing can be crippling. This year we've had hundreds of Carmel homeowners with a desire to make a move yet become paralized by fears of costs and interest rates....
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 24, 2023 in Selling a home
Beyond the Balance Sheet: The Non-Financial Treasures of Home Ownership
In the world of real estate, we often talk about the financial aspects of homeownership—the equity, the investment, the tax benefits. But today, we want to shift our focus to something equally important, yet often overlooked: the non-financial ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2023 in Better living
Embrace the Season: Benefits of Selling Your Home in Fall and Winter
As the seasons change and a crisp breeze fills the air, the idea of selling your home might seem counterintuitive during the fall and winter months. However, this could be a strategic move that aligns perfectly with your goals. Let's explore the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 18, 2023 in Selling a home
Unplug and Unleash Fun: Unique and Educational Summer Activities for Kids
In a world dominated by screens, it's more important than ever to find engaging and educational activities that can get kids off the couch and away from their phone screens. This summer, let's embark on a journey filled with unique experiences that ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 9, 2023 in Kids
Translation, please? Understanding Indy-speak
Like any city, Indianapolis has its own vernacular. We’ve compiled this glossary to help demystify this jargon for Indy newbies. Study and practice—in no time, you’ll sound like a local!
Boilermakers—The nickname for Purdue ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 13, 2023 in Relocation
Selling in the Spring? Have Exterior Photos of your Home Taken Now
If you are planning on selling your Indianapolis 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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 30, 2022 in Selling a home
Tips to Make your Move Easier for your Dog
You found the home of your dreams! You’re ready to move into the new phase of your life—but what about your pup? As dog lovers, we at Indy Homes want to help you ensure a smooth transition for your furry friend.
Dogs love routine (just ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 5, 2022 in Dog Life
What’s IN Indiana’s new marketing campaign?
Population growth is an essential ingredient of a healthy real estate market – when new residents move into a community, we are all the winners. That’s why the Indiana Association of REALTORS® advocates for programs like READI ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 8, 2022 in Indianapolis
2022 Indianapolis Women's Half Marathon
Carmel is proud to host one of the ten largest, female-only half marathons in the US on October 15th. Known for its big race feel with small-town hospitality, the event offers competitive fields, a fast course and cool vibe that has attracted ladies ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 3, 2022 in Kristie Fun
Sell Your Home NOW Before Interest Rates Rise
Now is the time for sellers to put their house on the market and for buyers to do whatever it takes to find a house in the next 60-90 days!
By Fall, we’ll start seeing even higher interest rate increases! Mortgage rates will ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 1, 2022 in The Market
Enhance and Add Value to Your Home With a Fence
When starting a landscaping project in your front yard or backyard, you might realize that there’s one big element that you need to add to tie everything together — a fence. Picking the right fence for your yard involves some research ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 20, 2022 in Home maintenance
How Many REALTORS Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?
Whenever people ask me: "Kristie, what's the easiest and cheapest thing to do before hitting the market?" The answer is easy -- especially since it is also my greatest pet peeve...
Wait for it....LIGHTBULBS! Whether I walk into a church, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 18, 2022 in Selling a home
Avoiding Craigslist real estate scams in Indianapolis
When it comes to renting houses via Craigslist, the old saying “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” is especially apropos.
This scam has crisscrossed the United States for a few years now, but I want to make sure my ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 10, 2021 in Renting
10,000 Hours: Putting in the Time it Takes!
Have you have read Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell’s bestselling book, Outliers? In it he popularizes the “10,000 Hour Rule” – the hours of diligent practice it takes to achieve world-class expertise in any art or skill. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 5, 2021 in Kristie Fun
Build a luxury home in Carmel's Grassy Branch at The Bridgewater Golf Club
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 building custom homes, Grassy Branch at ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 12, 2021 in Luxury homes
How To Make Moving Easier, More Economical, and Eco-Friendly
I love anything that makes moving easier, because let’s face it, moving is one of the most tedious, expensive, stressful and most dreaded tasks there is.
So I was thrilled to run across this new-to-me moving solution: Bin It.
No more ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2021 in Relocation
Just for Kids: Indy Homes Creative Writing Contest
Hey, moms and dads!
Looking for fun ways to keep your kids occupied during these gray days of winter? Let them unleash their creativity by encouraging them to submit a story for Indy Homes’ first-ever creative writing contest! ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 10, 2021 in Kids
The Symbolism Behind a Red Front Door
This summer AJ and I vacationed in the hostess city of the South, Savannah, GA. While there, we rode the Old Town Trolly through the charming historic city. One of our trolly guides pointed out all the residential red front doors. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 9, 2020 in Home maintenance
Zionsville's Holliday Farms Is the Setting for This Year's Home-A-Rama!
Who’s going to the Indianapolis Home-A-Rama? As a REALTOR and design enthusiast, I look forward to it every year! It’s such a delight to see Indy’s top luxury builders and designers pull out all the stops to showcase their skills, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 16, 2020 in Luxury homes