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
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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 22, 2018 in Kristie Fun
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
Benefits of a prelisting inspection outweigh its cost
Traditionally, after a buyer makes an offer on a home, they order a home inspection to uncover any issues, big and small, with the home. If the results are less than favorable, the buyer may try to renegotiate the selling price of the home. Or if ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 24, 2016 in Selling a home
One-tank getaway: Story, Indiana
As you cruise west along Indiana State Road 135, taking in the rolling hills of Brown County and the occasional farm house, you suddenly seemingly cross an invisible line that jumps you back in time to the mid-1800s. You’ve arrived at the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 29, 2016 in Travel
Indianapolis appears to have it all. It boasts affordability; actually it is the most affordable of the top 50 US cities. It allows you to experience all four seasons. The downtown is clean, safe and full of excitement. However, there's one ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on February 22, 2016 in Indianapolis
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