What’s IN Indiana’s new marketing campaign?
Population growth is an essential ingredient of a healthy real estate market – when new residents move into a community, we are all the winners. That’s why the Indiana Association of REALTORS® advocates for programs like READI ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 8, 2022 in Indianapolis
How To Make Moving Easier, More Economical, and Eco-Friendly
I love anything that makes moving easier, because let’s face it, moving is one of the most tedious, expensive, stressful and most dreaded tasks there is.
So I was thrilled to run across this new-to-me moving solution: Bin It.
No more ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 28, 2021 in Relocation
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
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
School spotlight: Allisonville Elementary School
Washington Township has excellent public schools, and we often get questions about one of its elementaries, Allisonville Elementary School. In fact, we’ve helped many families move within the school’s boundaries for the specific reason ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 15, 2018 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 Kristie Fun
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
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
Finding the right Indianapolis home for your retirement
As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, many of them are following a similar trend: downsizing. Boomers are trading down to simplify, fund their retirement lifestyle and get the most out of what they’ve worked so hard for. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 12, 2016 in Buying a Home
Congrats; you’re moving! And, since you are a grown-up making your next move, you can’t just borrow your friend’s pickup truck for your bed and dresser, throw the rest of your stuff in the trunk of your car and be done. Chances ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 22, 2015 in Relocation
Six ways to make Indianapolis moving easier for your kids
We’re moving. Not far. Just a couple miles up the road…but for kids, a move is a move. It doesn’t matter if it’s two miles or 2000 miles. Moving’s isn’t easy on kids. They don’t/can’t see the big ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on May 13, 2015 in Relocation
Selling your home? Look for these four qualities in an Indianapolis real estate agent
Selling a home is a big deal, and so is finding the right person to help you with this important transaction. If you’re planning to sell your Indianapolis home, shop around for the right agent who embodies these four nonnegotiable qualities:
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 16, 2015 in Selling a home
Moving to Indy: What is the best Internet and cable provider?
People moving to another city like Indianapolis usually do not know which provider offers the best Internet or cable service. It might not be the first thing you think of when moving, but it should definitely be one of the things you check ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 17, 2015 in Indianapolis
5 reasons Indianapolis needs you to list your home NOW
Indy Homes Team listing
The 2013 Indianapolis real estate market demonstrated improvements with increased home sales prices and lower inventory of foreclosures. The Indy Homes Team facilitated multiple-offer scenarios for our clients listing homes ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 15, 2014 in Selling a home