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What I wish I knew about homeownership before buying my first home

Categories: Buying, Home Maintenace, Home Ownership

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...

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Tired of Chicago’s grind? Give Indy a look!

Categories: Indianapolis, Real Estate

We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we invite you to give Indianapolis a look....

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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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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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3 Things to Know before You Move to Indy

Categories: Community, Culture, Events, Indianapolis

Even after living in Indiana for nearly two decades and selling real estate all over central Indiana, I still learn new things about our state daily. For example, when someone tells me that they are from Peru or Mexico, they...

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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 to Find a Nanny in Indianapolis

Categories: Community, Culture, Tid Bits

One of the top questions our Indy Homes Team is asked by families relocating to Indianapolis is about how to find quality childcare—in-home or a daycare center. Each family’s childcare needs varies greatly from another...

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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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What Do Craft Beer and Real Estate Have in Common?

Categories: Community, Culture, Indianapolis, Kristie Fun, Our Team, Real Estate

Just over a year ago, I had a single conversation (over a couple of beers) that altered my seemingly predictable future. Who would have guessed that today I would be passing out business cards for Indy’s newest craft...

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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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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...

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Does a pool make sense?

Categories: Buying, Home Maintenace

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 how a...

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Thinking of cohabitating with your beau?

Categories: Buying, Culture, Real Estate

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...

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Sell then buy, or buy then sell?

Categories: Buying, Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

Many clients come to me with this chicken-and-egg dilemma: “Should I sell my home first and then search for my perfect new home, or should I find the perfect home and then sell?” Well, as with many dilemmas, it just depends....