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
Is a Robot Lawn Mower Right for You and Your Lawn?
Some people enjoy yard work, finding the tidying satisfying and even calming. I am not one of those people! That’s why I was intrigued to find that robot lawn mowers have grown exponentially in popularity over the past year as the technology ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 14, 2020 in Home maintenance
Holliday Farms - Zionsville's New Country Club Community
With a unanimous vote the Zionsville Town Council approved the rezoning of 597 rural acres at Michigan and Willow roads that will become a luxury community in the heart of Zionsville. And while Zionsville already has an abundance ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2020 in Zionsville
Homes are Currently More Affordable than they Have Been in Years
It's no secret that Indianapolis home prices are appreciating. When we hear about prices are going up, it’s normal to think that purchasing a home will cost more as prices increase. Contrary to this natural assumption, low mortgage rates are ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 14, 2020 in The Market
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 August 11, 2020 in Selling a home
Today's Buyers are Serious about Buying a Home
Today’s Indianapolis homebuyers are not just talking about their plans, they’re actively engaged in the buying process – and they’re serious about it. A recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 8, 2020 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, 2020 in Dog Life
Working from Home is Changing Homebuyer Needs
With more Indianapolis companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially expected), homeowners throughout the country are re-evaluating their needs. Do I ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 1, 2020 in Buying a Home
Pretty in Pink!
I LOVE pink. From pink clothes, to jewelry, to toenails – it is unquestionablymy favorite color. In our first home, much of our design decisions centered upon thinking about resale. In Fenix, and our home that burned down, however, I wanted to ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 15, 2020 in Kristie Fun
Pros and Cons of Buying a Carmel home on a Golf Course
As the weather warms up, avid golfers hit the links on any day above 50 degrees, golf leagues kick off and the fairways turn emerald green. It’s a magical time for golf course communities in Carmel.
Now, I’m not a golfer, but I ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 1, 2020 in Carmel
Visiting the Hostess City of the South
Living in the Midwest, it’s always interesting to venture to the East Coast and experience a city steeped in history that stretches back to colonial times. While adventurous frontiersmen pushed west, establishing rustic trading posts in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 22, 2020 in Travel
Do you have Netflix Streaming Syndrome?
It's been six years since first signing up for Netflix. Prior to that it seemed as if I were the only person in Indianapolis still doing the DVR thing, not knowing much about on-demand streaming or understanding the hype behind "Orange Is the New ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 28, 2020 in Kristie Fun
I hope that by the time you read this the curve has been utterly flattened, society has safely opened up a bit, and that you and your loved ones are healthy and happy.
Like me, I’m sure you’ve had ups and downs throughout the weeks of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 25, 2020 in Kristie Fun
Does a pool make sense?
Being in 2020 quarantine with our recent hot, dry weather might have you thinking about adding a pool to your home or, if you’re in the market, buying a home with a pool. Sounds great, huh? But before you take the plunge (pun intended!), learn ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 21, 2020 in Pool Fun
Get Your House Ready For Sale!
Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.
Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 13, 2020 in Selling a home
Coronavirus Impact on Indianapolis Real Estate
The coronavirus pandemic has created many frightening headlines over the past few weeks. In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 28, 2020 in The Market
This Downturn is Nothing Like the 2008 Housing Crash!
With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 27, 2020 in The Market
Don't Let Frightening Economic Headlines Scare You!
There is a great deal of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy and the real estate market as well.
Amidst all this anxiety, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 26, 2020 in Economy