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
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
One-tank getaway: The Doghouse Hotel and Brewery
Welcome to the world's first brewery hotel, located right outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Dubbed the "hoppiest place on earth," Doghouse Hotel and Brewery boasts 32 beer-themed rooms on its 42-acre complex. Indulge the ultimate beer-lovers dream: sleep ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 2, 2019 in Travel
IndyHomes creative writing contest!
With writing icons like Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) and John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) hailing from Indianapolis, writing has long been an important part of this city's cultural history. Here at Indy Homes, we want to seek ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 10, 2019 in Kids
Our best home transformation hack: TayMac covers!
Before listing a house, I have a long list of things I recommend homeowners replace or update to attract the right buyers and sell the home faster.
Some things are basic but create an immediate ‘wow’ to potential buyers, such as ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 21, 2019 in Selling a home
Holliday Farms - Zionsville's new country club community
With a unanimous vote on July 2, 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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2018 in Zionsville
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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 26, 2018 in Buying a Home
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
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
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
Preparing to sell
Have you ever put a house up for sale before? Holy schinkes, I see why people don’t do it very often.
Earlier this year, my wife and I decided we were going to move. We’d only been here a couple of years, but found a house we really ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on July 1, 2015 in Selling a home
Boat dock adds to home value at Geist and Morse reservoirs
If you’re looking for Geist or Morse waterfront real estate in Indianapolis, consider buying a home with a boat dock to maximize your enjoyment of life on the water. Having a boat dock offers several conveniences:
You’ll have the peace ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 6, 2015 in Buying a Home
Getting your Indy home ready to sell – Part II
inteSelling your home can be an emotional process and often an overwhelming one. The Indy Homes Team will guide you through each step in the process to ensure it’s the most enjoyable and profitable experience it can be.
In Getting Your Indy ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 14, 2014 in Selling a home
Getting your Indy home ready to sell – Part I
First impressions are everything when you’re trying to sell your Indianapolis home, even with record-low real estate inventory. It’s a great time to list and sell your home but remains crucial to put your home’s best foot forward ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 21, 2014 in Selling a home
How to enjoy a nice fireplace in Zionsville this winter
Will this winter ever wind down? Just when the sun starts to shine, another snow hits the 10-day weather forecast. But not to worry—this just means there’s more time to enjoy a fireplace in your Zionsville home this winter. With cabin ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2014 in Zionsville
Top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions for your home
When the new year arrives, promises and resolutions abound. Here’s the top 10 list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish this year.
Ready for 2012? Here it comes:
Lose weight (cut energy use)
Quit smoking (purify indoor air)
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2011 in Home maintenance