Introducing the BEST Indy real estate website - the NEW IndyHomes.com
After many months of hard work, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the NEW IndyHomes.com. Chock-full of information you won’t find anywhere else and cutting-edge functionality, we’ve built the site around you, our end user. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 22, 2018 in Indianapolis
Dine well during Devour Indy, Jan. 22-Feb. 4!
One of our favorite Indianapolis events is quickly coming up—Devour Indy! The 2018 winter edition of this restaurant extravaganza begins Monday, January 22 and runs through February 4. If you haven’t experienced Devour Indy yet, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 17, 2018 in Indianapolis
My New Year's resolutions for a saner life
It’s probably an understatement to say that 2017 was crazy for me. Between finalizing the build of our home and a busy year in real estate thanks to the HOT Indianapolis market, I sometimes didn’t know if I was coming or going. I salute ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2017 in Goals
Find an Indianapolis gymnastics program for your child
One of the best-loved Olympic sports, gymnastics offers kids tremendous benefits—including physical fitness, confidence, time management skills and self-discipline—as well as a progression that can keep them motivated and fulfilled as ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 28, 2017 in Hobbies
Find Indianapolis dance programs for kids
Whether your child dreams of being the next Misty Copeland or just has extra energy to burn, dance offers numerous benefits that will be advantageous to him or her throughout their lifetime—including better overall physical health, social and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 19, 2017 in Hobbies
Find cheerleading programs in Indy's north suburbs
If your child has energy to burn and is interested in tumbling, dance and teamwork, the sport of cheerleading could be for him or her!
Isn’t cheerleading a school extracurricular?
You’re no doubt familiar with cheerleaders who ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 14, 2017 in Hobbies
What I wish I had known before buying my first home
I bought my first home in 2004, I was only 24 years old at the time. I believed that I had a firm grasp on “adulting,” and when I look back it is rather silly the things I thought I knew about homeownership that I really had no clue ...
Posted by Sarah Callahan on November 17, 2017 in Buying a Home
New Thanksgiving traditions
Do you and your loved ones have special traditions for the Thanksgiving holiday beyond watching football, stuffing yourself and taking an afternoon nap? If you’re looking to shake up your routine or add more meaning to the holiday, all these ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 6, 2017 in Better living
Tired of the Chicago grind? Give Indianapolis a look
We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we invite you to give Indianapolis a look. Indy offers a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis
New beginnings in Zionsville
We officially closed and moved into our new Zionsville home at the end of June! It has been a long two years since our house fire, and it feels inexplicable to have reached this milestone! So many feelings flood my heart—pure joy, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 10, 2017 in Building a home
Why we love fall in Indianapolis
OK, we know it’s been quite warm lately, but believe it or not, sweater and bonfire weather will soon be upon us, which means the best time in Indy is coming! Here are our four favorite things about fall in Indianapolis, and some events and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 23, 2017 in Indianapolis
How the Indy Homes Team finds homes for its real estate clients
Finding homes for clients in the inventory-starved market of Indianapolis isn’t easy, but REALTOR Kristie Smith explains how the Indy Homes Team goes above and beyond by prospecting for homes for those who are ready to buy.
Ready to buy? Our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2017 in Buying a Home
A farewell to 121 E. Ohio St. and downtown Indy
As many of you know, my husband AJ and I lost our home to a devastating fire two years ago. Although we finally moved into our newly completed home in Zionsville recently, it was very bittersweet to say goodbye to the home we had been renting in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 8, 2017 in Indianapolis
Experience the ultimate in amenities at Chatham Hills in Westfield
You make a thousand decisions at work every day. It’s nice to come home to a place where the amenities are so plentiful and well thought out that you don’t have to think. Everything is just easy:
Take Buddy to the private ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 25, 2017 in Luxury homes
Relocating with Eli Lilly? We can help!
If you’re an Eli Lilly and Company new-hire or are thinking about taking a job with Lilly, the Indy Homes Team offers a full menu of relocation services that will help you become familiar with Indianapolis, find a new home in a neighborhood ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 12, 2017 in Relocation
Is your home ready to sell to the 'activity generation'?
Indianapolis REALTOR Kristie Smith explains how the characteristics of Gen Xers—the “activity generation”—influence how and why they buy certain homes and not others. Is your listing optimized for the activity generation? ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 12, 2017 in Selling a home
Enjoy Indianapolis’ June events, festivals and fun!
The month of June in Indianapolis has its own delights. As summer takes hold, the festivals, cultural standbys and sporting events are plentiful, and plenty fun! This list we compiled reflects just a fraction of all the things taking place in Indy ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 1, 2017 in Indianapolis
Do I have to replace my appliances to sell my home?
Many of our listing clients ask us if they need to update their kitchen appliances before selling their home. As you might guess, there are no hard and fast rules. It really depends on a number of factors: the home’s price point, what the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 23, 2017 in Selling a home
Celebrate May with Indianapolis 500 events and more!
May in Indy… it’s hard to resist. As the sun shines down its springy warmth, the city becomes festooned with not only new flora, but black and white checkerboards as well. Drive through a neighborhood or two—we bet you’ll ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 19, 2017 in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is a seller’s market and your home is in demand!
If you’re a homeowner who’s been thinking about selling, NOW is the time! Demand for homes is high, and the Indianapolis real estate inventory is sparse—which means you’re in a good position to sell your home for a nice ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 27, 2017 in Selling a home