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
New Residents, We'll Help You Find the Perfect Home!
Congratulations to all fourth-year medical students around the country who celebrated Match Day on Friday March 20th! Hopefully your Match celebration parties will be rescheduled so that you can celebrate in-style versus sequestered inside ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 22, 2020 in Buying a Home
Rocky Mountain High
There’s nothing like the power and beauty of nature to make you feel humbled and awe-struck. A recent trip to Colorado was the perfect reminder of this for me.
The weather in Denver was sunny and mild, and my husband AJ and I, along with our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2020 in Kristie Fun
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
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
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