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Buying a home is cheaper than renting in 38 states!

According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country. In six states the difference between buying & renting would account for less than a $50 monthly difference, leaving the choice ...

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What's going on with home prices?

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year....

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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 ...

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Foodies, rejoice! Devour Indy is back

With both the Indiana State Fair and Devour Indy taking place, August is a tough time for Indy waistlines! But oh, the food! If you’re a foodie or just looking to contain your dining-out budget, Devour Indy is a can’t-miss event....

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Dance the night away at the Zionsville Street Dance!

One of our favorite events is coming up August 3—the Zionsville Street Dance. And we’re thrilled to be one of the corporate sponsors this year! Come out and see your neighbors and meet new friends! Everyone’s favorite party band, ...

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One-tank getaway: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Looking for a fun and easy getaway with the kids this summer? Named one of the top 10 zoos in the country by TripAdvisor, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is just a 2.5-hour drive up I-69 from Indy and offers a day of fun for the entire family in ...

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Home trend: Dog showers

Last month, we listed and sold a lovely 1961 French provincial-inspired ranch in Indy’s popular Devonshire neighborhood. Among its many amenities, this home featured a fully updated walkout basement that opened to a heavily wooded private ...

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Offline chats: Connecting more deeply

Where do you have your most intimate conversations with those that you love, where your deepest emotions and most personal thoughts come spilling out? For my husband AJ and I, it’s our swimming pool! This habit of using the pool as a place to ...

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Home trend: Craftsman-style houses

A new construction Craftsman-style home Craftsman-style homes are hot! So hot, in fact, that a recent study by RealEstate.com showed that entry-level homes with the word “craftsman” in the listing description fetched a 34-percent ...

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Treat your dog: Indianapolis dog bakeries

We remember when Three Dog Bakery popped up on Broad Ripple Avenue in 2000 and what a novelty it was at the time. Times have certainly changed! Today, pet owners spend more on their pets than ever (upwards of $86 billion every year with that figure ...

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Home trend: Master-on-main floor plans

Home building trends come and go, but the master-on-main floor plan seems to be here to stay. This doesn’t just go for upper-end homes—you’ll find master bedrooms on main floors across every price point. (Scroll down for a full ...

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Pamper your pooch at an Indianapolis dog park!

Dog parks are good for doggies’ bodies and souls, allowing them to burn off excess energy, learn proper socialization with other dogs and humans, and gleefully run and play with their dog friends. Seriously, have you ever walked past a dog ...

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Eliminating blood cancers: Someday is today

A world without blood cancers. No more leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. This is the vision of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and I’m proud to have supported such a noble cause for many years. You may know that in 2011 ...

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Live near the Monon Trail

Given the popularity of Central Indiana’s Monon Trail (more than 1.3 million people use it annually!), it’s hard to imagine that some homeowners in the mid ‘90s/early ‘00s were opposed to having the trail run along their ...

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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 ...

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Starbucks addiction: The struggle is real

Is there a Starbucks 12-step program?! Literally as the baristas at my new neighborhood Starbucks were getting to know me by name, my doctor told me that I needed to stop ingesting dairy. I really don’t eat that much dairy to begin with, but ...

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