Category Archives: Buying

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How the Indy Homes Team finds homes for its real estate clients

Categories: Buying, Home Ownership, Real Estate

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...

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Experience the ultimate in amenities at Chatham Hills in Westfield

Categories: Building, Buying, Home Ownership, Luxury, Real Estate

You make a thousand decisions at work every day. It’s nice to come home to a place where the amenities are so plentiful and well thought out that you don’t have to think. Everything is just easy: Take Buddy to the private...

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Relocating with Eli Lilly? We can help!

Categories: Buying, Indianapolis, Real Estate

If you’re an Eli Lilly and Company new-hire or are thinking about taking a job with Lilly, the Indy Homes Team offers a full menu of relocation services that will help you become familiar with Indianapolis, find a new home...

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Hire a Realtor (and don’t rely on Zillow) when shopping for a home

Categories: Buying, Real Estate

We here at the Indy Homes Team love Zillow for the fact that it connects home buyers and sellers with great Realtors who can help them with all their realty needs (check our stellar Zillow reviews if you’re looking for...

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Zionsville offers quality of life and solid home investments

Categories: Buying, Real Estate, Selling

Survey after survey shows that Zionsville, Indianapolis’ northwest suburb, is a great place to live. Not only is it continually near the top of the safest places to live in Indiana, it’s even been called the safest place...

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Don’t let emotions dictate your home buying decision

Categories: Buying, Home Ownership, Real Estate

Ah, love. Who doesn’t want to experience the rush of falling in love? Falling in love with another person is wonderful, but beware falling in love with a house! As a long-time Realtor, I’ve seen many buyers treat the...

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Finding the right Indianapolis home for your retirement

Categories: Buying, Goals, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

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...

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Hiring movers

Categories: Buying, Selling

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...

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How to be a responsible swimming pool owner

Categories: Buying, Community, Health, Home Ownership

You’re excited, the new house you bought has a pool. Congrats! I’m certain your pool will provide you with endless summertime memories, but with those memories comes responsibility. The first responsibly of a...

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Six ways to make Indianapolis moving easier for your kids

Categories: Buying, Culture, Selling, Strategy

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...

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Boat dock adds to home value at Geist and Morse reservoirs

Categories: Buying, Home Ownership, Indianapolis, Real Estate

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...

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Using Paths to QUALITY to Find an Indy Child Care Center

Categories: Buying, Community, Indianapolis, Our Team, Schools

Finding childcare for children can be one of the most daunting tasks for any family and especially for families relocating to Indianapolis. Without an established referral network, relocation families often rely on what information...

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How One Family Found a Nanny for their Carmel Home

Categories: Buying, Community, Our Team, Tid Bits

We recently posted some tips on how to find a nanny in Indianapolis. After talking to some families, the Indy Homes Team wanted share one family’s experience. “What’s right for one child may be different...

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Choosing a Custom Home Builder: Top Considerations

Categories: Building, Buying, Real Estate

Custom homebuilding in Indianapolis can be intimidating—it was to me initially. From guiding numerous buyers through a custom home build, I’ve learned many pitfalls to avoid and experienced many happy stories. Before...

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5 Reasons to Buy a Carmel Home on a Golf Course

Categories: Buying, Health, Home Ownership

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,...

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5 Building Trends in Indy

Categories: Building, Buying, Our Team

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...

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Carmel Homes with 4 Car Garages

Categories: Buying, Our Team, Real Estate, Selling

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...

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How to Enjoy a Nice Fireplace in Zionsville this Winter

Categories: Buying, Home Maintenace, Home Ownership

Will this winter ever wind down? Just when the sun starts to shines, 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...

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Housing hits biggest high in seven years. Are you on board?

Categories: Buying, Home Ownership, Our Team, Real Estate, Selling

In 2007, the housing market took the biggest blow many of us have ever seen. It’s been a slow and hard road to today’s improved real estate landscape. The Indianapolis housing market continues to show strong signs of...

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How’s a Brand New Home Sound to You?

Categories: Building, Buying, Indianapolis, Our Team, Real Estate

Indianapolis new home construction plays an integral part of the Indy real estate landscape. For some buyers, new is the only way to go. For others, the low inventory of Indianapolis homes leaves no other option. According...