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2020 Spring Real Estate Market Arrives Early

Winter Spring

You’ve always thought Spring to be the best time to list your house for sale, and in the past, you would have been spot on correct. However, in Central Indiana’s current extremely seller friendly market, this is no longer the case. 

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The “Spring Market” is still indeed one of the best times to list your home for sale. But in 2020, this Spring Market is happening much sooner than Spring; it’s happening now.

This is especially true for homes roughly $250,000 and below. And your home may be closer to selling than you think, meaning you may not have to make nearly as many updates as you believe. 

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5 Effective Ways to Create a Home Office Fit for Productivity

There’s a science behind creating the perfect home office. In this article, we list 5 effective ways anyone can create a space fit for productivity.

  1. Colors and Productivity

Colors trigger the human brain into giving an emotional response. When we see red, we may associate it with danger or anger. When we see yellow, we may tie it to happiness. How can we use this to our advantage in a space such as a home office? Of course, yellow may not be everyone’s color of choice and emotional interpretation can vary. As previously mentioned, red can be associated with danger in the eyes of one person, but in the eyes of another, can easily be tied to love or the idea of romance. The color one chooses for their home office should be based on their color preference and how they personally connect with a shade. For this space, it is not necessarily the shade you chose, but the intensity of the color that affects productivity. According to Angela Wright, a world-renowned color psychologist, bold hues stimulate the brain, while soft shades soothe (Bailey, Chris). The kind of work conducted in a home office and it’s intensity should help determine...

10 Very Useful Amazon Products for Your Home

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”

Bo Derek, Actress, Film Producer, & Model

These products from Amazon are must-haves for any home. Check out these 10 items and add them to your cart!

  1. Silicone Dishwashing Gloves (13.99)

Dishes can be a hassle, but these dishwashing gloves make the process a little easier. These silicone gloves have dense bristles that create lots of foam and properly cleans dishes. These gloves are also multi-purpose and can be used to clean a bathroom, car, and even a pet! Of course for sanitary reasons, we recommend buying separate pairs for different uses. 

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10 Amazon Items Every New Home Owner Needs

You’ve got your new home, or you’re preparing extra hard before you do, and you want to know just what you need. We tried to leave the more obvious and basic needs off this list, like bowls and forks. We assume you knew you needed those.

So. You’ve got pots, you’ve got pans, but what are the things you will undoubtedly need and are sure to forget? We’ve got 10 for you!

1) Plants!

Plants are easy to overlook when you get a new home, as you can be concerned about literally everything else, but trust us when we say the calmness and serenity they can add to your home’s ambiance is invaluable! Compare the pictures below

 

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5 Ways to Turn Your Home Into a Sanctuary

Not having a space you can call your own is dangerous. Everyone needs a sanctuary.”

Marie Kondo, Japanese Organizing Consultant

As Marie Kondo states, “Everyone needs a sanctuary”. When in the grasp of everyday life, returning to a stress-free space is exactly what we crave. Take a look at these 5 ways to turn a home into a sanctuary.

  1. Natural Light

Allowing natural light to enter the home is a perfect way to set the tone for the day. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D have been linked with depression. Winter depressions have also been shown to be responsive to light therapy. Allow light to enter your home by swapping out dark bulky curtains for lighter colors with permeable fabric. Some choose to get rid of curtains all together for a modern and open design. Inviting light into a home creates the perfect environment for a more breathable...

2020 Indianapolis Real Estate Market Update

 

2019 was another stellar year for the Indianapolis real estate market and the rumors are true - homes still sell in the cold months.

Year over year numbers haven't been fully released yet, but when we can take a general snapshot of what 2019 looked like compared to 2018, some of the numbers are staggering.  

The house you bought, or passed up on, in December of 2018 that was priced at $177,500 is now valued at $195,000.  Imagine that...buying a home and it essentially has paid you $17,000 to live there.  That's a great thing for sellers!  Not so great for buyers... 

There are certain price pockets that aren't moving and, if you're reading this from a house over $500,000 in value, you know what price range that is.  If you've been shopping for a house under $200,00 or, even worse, a house under $125,000, then you feel the pain that Indianapolis is suffering from - low inventory.  Really low inventory. 

Active inventory as recent as May of 2015 was 12,583 homes.  Today, it sits at under 5,000.  Builders can't build fast enough. Buyers...

5 More Charming Interior Designs You'll See in 2020

“A designer has a duty to create timeless design. To be timeless you have to think really far into the future, not next year, not in two years, but in 20 years minimum.”

Philippe Starck, French Interior Designer

You loved our previous article “5 Charming Interior Designs You’ll See in 2020”. Here’s 5 more stunning interior trends. Which design(s) will you invite into your home in the new year?

  1. Modern Wood Paneling

Wood paneling is making a comeback in 2020. Modern wood paneling provides the home with a clean cut, refreshing, and sometimes rustic aesthetic. It can be used to create texture, sleek lines, and even create three dimensional features when placed above a main backdrop. Modern wood paneling helps a space in a home stand out, especially areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. As mentioned above, this look invites a refreshing feeling into a space. With this, having them placed where food is cleaned and prepared, and where we cater to personal hygiene is ideal.

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5 Charming Interior Design Trends You'll See in 2020

 

 “Learn to look not just with your eyes but with your heart. Find the things that connect with you. How else will you know how to design your home?” 

Kelly Hoppen, Interior Designer

2020 is here and the interior design trends serve as the breath of fresh air we need. Here are 5 charming interior designs you will see (and love) in the new year.

  1. Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Classic Blue has been named 2020's Color of the Year by Pantone. Pantone hopes to capture a piece of 90s charm in choosing a color close to the Color of the Year from 1999, Cerulean. Cerulean is a rich blue hue that resembles clear blue skies and is Pantone’s first Color of the Year. Pantone says the shade Classic Blue offers reassurance in a time of instability and uncertainty, a feeling weighing on the shoulders of countries across the globe. In welcoming...

5 Different New Year's Resolutions For a More Fulfilling 2020

2020, the arrival of a new decade. “This is my decade”, you tell yourself without making any plan of action. Let’s change that. We know the basic New Year’s Resolutions; you are going to exercise! You are going to eat healthier! You are going to save money! If you can do these, it’s great. We’ve even got another article to help you do just that which you can read here

But, if you are simply looking to implement a few realistic resolutions that will add small but quality improvements in your life, then you’ve come to the right place!

 

1. Drink More Tea

The Brits are definitely on to something with this whole tea drinking thing. Drinking warm tea,...

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve New Year's Resolutions

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Through understanding proper habit formation, knowing how to create a goal, surrounding yourself with the right people, having the right mindset, and celebrating small victories; anyone can achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

  1. Habits Take 21- 66 Days to Form

Many of us are ready to hit the ground running when January 1st arrives. We are in a new year, a new day, and are ready to tackle the goals we had put off in the previous year. A few days into the new year, we are consistent with our goal, but as the weeks progress, the goal we were just so ready to conquer is now a thing of the past. Why is this? One of the biggest reasons why people fail to achieve New Year’s resolutions is because they have a poor understanding of how habits form. These people believe in a sort of “magic switch”, that once turned on, they are able...

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