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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 15, 2018 in Dog Life
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 ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 18, 2018 in Dog Life
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
Indianapolis luxury bathroom trends: TOTO Washlet
As we build our new home in Lost Run Farm, I am overwhelmed by all the CHOICES we have with every selection for our home. Some options seem unique and fun; others seem excessive. The Toto Washlet was an option suggested by Ferguson as we chose all ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 12, 2016 in Luxury homes
The luxury shed: So much more than a “man-cave”
I know what you’re thinking: luxury shed? Sheds have historically been used as a place to store farm equipment, garden supplies, firewood, and seasonal sports equipment. Not so long ago, you would’ve been more likely to find a possum in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 1, 2016 in Luxury homes
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
5 building trends in Indy
Building a new home in Indy is a great solution to the low inventory of homes on the market. Spring marks the busiest season to break ground on a new home in order to schedule a move-in date before school starts back at the end of summer. The Indy ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 12, 2014 in Building a home
Carmel homes with 4-car garages
The Indy Homes team is catching onto some new trends in the Carmel real estate market this year. One request that keeps coming from our buyers is more garage space—higher ceilings, more depth. Trucks and SUVs grow taller and wider, requiring ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 3, 2014 in Carmel
Green home cleaning in Indy
With spring-cleaning right around the corner, what types of cleaning products will you bring into your Indy home? With all the flu viruses that hit this winter, an obvious urge is to douse the whole home in bleach. Before you take to the floors and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 1, 2014 in Home maintenance
Indianapolis cavemen diet: How to eat Paleo in Indy
Each year, new diets and health plans emerge as hot topics—some may call them fads. However, the Paleo Diet that Indianapolis homes are adopting is backed by a long history. Popularizing of the Paleo Diet dates back to the 1970’s and is ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 1, 2014 in Better living
Is your Indianapolis kitchen making you fat?
When it comes to weight gain, we blame our genes, our metabolism, and wrong foods that taste so good. But it’s just possible that our Indianapolis kitchens are to blame. Here’s why.
Dieters beware: Your dream kitchen remodel may be your ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 27, 2012 in Better living
Innovative floor plans enter the Indianapolis new home market!
As a REALTOR, I regularly show my clients brand-new homes and introduce them to both custom and production builders and the communities they build in. Many times I find myself feeling like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day—showing the exact ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 31, 2012 in Building a home
Thinking of cohabiting with your beau?
If you caught the April 29 episode of Mad Men, in one of the climatic scenes, Peggy’s very Catholic mother admonishes her daughter after Peggy announces that she’s moving in with her boyfriend, Abe. “You are selling yourself ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 1, 2012 in Buying a Home
Welcome to my new blog!
I’ve wanted to write a blog for a long time now, so I’m excited to finally have this up and running! Those of you who know me know that I’m passionate about my clients and my real estate business, as well as our wonderful city, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 30, 2011 in Kristie Fun