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4 Ways to Switch Over to a Modern Minimalist Home & Lifestyle

The term “minimalist” has developed both a positive and negative reputation. On one end of the spectrum, minimalism is seen as extreme and unrealistic for the modern world. On the other end, minimalism is described as a way to rid oneself of excess items and create a lifestyle centered around living free from the stresses of everyday life. Instead of placing the term on either end of the spectrum, how do we take the practices of minimalism and fit those ideals into the modern world? 

 

  1. Reduce the Size and/or Amount of Furniture

Living a clutter-free life plays a key role in a minimalist lifestyle. The questions is: how does minimalism define “clutter”? Extreme minimalists assign the word clutter to items such as couches, TVs, and even a bed for some. For the modern minimalist, getting rid of these items is out of the question. Instead of removing these items, try opting for smaller designs that allow for more space in the home.

For example, get rid of bulky bed frames and headboards that consume 90 percent...

If Nothing Else, Do At Least ONE of these Five Indy Winter Activities

Get out and celebrate the season with these 5 Unique Winter Activites in Indy!

1) A Merry Prairie Holiday at Connor Prairie

TOUR: See classic Conner Prairie by Candlelight favorites, like Dr. Campbell’s Soiree, the disgruntled Mr. Fenton, Mr. Whitaker’s Store, and the Curtis family making Christmas preparations. And so Much More!    2) Winterlights at Newfields

"It's very merry. It's really bright. Winterlights returns for a third year, making it an official holiday tradition in Central Indiana. Create even more memories this season with friends and family as you stroll through our spectacular Winter Wonderland, sip apple cider or hot chocolate (spiked options are available for adults) and make s’mores over a fire pit."

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6 Cost-Efficient & Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home This Winter

Winter Tips

Winter is here and it’s time to prepare your home. Check out these 6 tips to help you cut back on your energy bill this winter in an easy and cost-efficient way.

  1. Use a Door, Window, and Fireplace Draft Stopper

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Draft stoppers will block cold air from seeping through the cracks of your home that will ultimately lead to a higher heating bill. You can purchase a door draft stopper for as little as $3 on Amazon. You can also DIY a door draft stopper by cutting a pool noodle in half, stuffing it in a folded pillowcase, and fitting it underneath your door. For windows and fireplaces, purchasing a stopper with added weight is more efficient. A weighted window and fireplace draft stopper can run as little as $10. You can also opt for silicone self-adhesive sealing tape for windows (and possibly a fireplace), which can run as low as $5.99.

  1. Switch the Direction...

Hearing Impaired Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Plainfield Fire Territory Fire Prevention Officer, Wayne Long, sits down with RE/MAX Advanced Realty's and Indy Home Pros Team Broker, Rene Hauck, to discuss Hearing Impaired Smoke Alarms, and specifically how beneficial they can be to the senior citizen community. 

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Why You Should Check Your Smoke Alarms with Plainfield Fire Territory Fire Chief

Does Your Smoke Alarm Work? Daylight savings week is the perfect time to remember to check your smoke alarm.

Indy Home Pros Team Broker Rene Hauck sat down with Plainfield Fire Territory Fire Chief Joel Thacker to discuss the importance of checking your fire alarm and much more!

Search All Current and Updated Home Listings in Plainfield 

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The Incomplete Guide To Buying Your First Home

So, you’re ready to buy a home. You’re asking around and your family and friends have a lot of input, but  you can’t help but to think...are they even remotely informed? And why are people who still rent apartments telling me how to buy a home? Shouldn’t I be talking to someone who does this for a living? Have no fear, your instincts are correct!

The Indy Home Pros Team has been ranked the #1 Real Estate Team in Indianapolis by The Indianapolis Business Journal for 4 years running, and we do not take this honor lightly. We specialize in ensuring your first time home buying process goes as smoothly and as magically as possible. Sure, there are hundreds of pieces of paper and documents that go into buying a home, and there should be; it’s the biggest purchase of your life! But we take care of that, that’s our job, not yours!

There can never be a complete guide to buying a home, because each home buying experience is unique to you. So below are some quality steps to take instead, and if followed, will get you through it!

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4 Reasons You Want To Sell Your Home During The Fall or Winter

Winter Trees House Graphic Remax

So, the coming months have notoriously been deemed the slow home selling season, but with low rates and a seller’s market in Indianapolis, this is no longer the case! Below are some of the Top Reasons that selling your home in the Fall or Winter is a strong choice in the current market.



1) Supply and Demand

Seeing as there will be fewer homes for sale, yours will get more eyeballs. In today’s hot market, the buyers are there, the homes are not, so you already have an upper hand. Many buyers have already been outbid or missed out on homes they liked in the summer and fall months, and are willing to pay top dollar for a home they like. With fewer homes for sale in the winter, yours will get more traffic, assuring you Sell Your Home For More!

2) Buying Before Year End

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The Weird Science Behind The Pumpkin Spice Latte

the science behind pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin Spice is to Fall, as Andrew Luck is to the Colt...wait, too soon?

Over the past decade, Pumpkin Spice has all but become the official face of Fall’s Annual Campaign to be elected Best Season.

But here at RE/MAX Advanced Realty and The Indy Home Pros Team, we wanted to know WHY Pumpkin Spice is so popular with hipsters and soccer moms alike. Stay tuned for more info on that. 

To better understand why Pumpkin Spice has captured America’s collective heart through its collective stomach, we must first understand its history. Just kidding.

No way we are going to bore you with its entire history; we might as well put a “click here to go back to whatever you were doing before you started reading this” button.

BUT! According to the History Channel, people have been using variations of Pumpkin Spice for roughly 3,500 years! The combination of spices listed below, nutmeg in particular, have been found in ancient pots in Indonesia, the Middle East, and Northern Africa.

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Top Indianapolis Facebook Pages

10 Indy Facebook Accounts You Need To Follow

You’re on Facebook, a lot, you found this article that way! But, how often do you visit actual Facebook Pages? Fear not, we’ve got all your shortcuts right here to the Best Facebook Pages Indianapolis Has To Offer.

  1. Visit Indy

Visit Indy

Visit Indy keeps you updated on all things happening in Indy. Looking for something fun for your family to do? Looking to catch a concert or live play? Visit Indy is constantly posting in-depth blog articles about anything and everything Indianapolis. Follow them to see all of their great content!

 

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10 Unique Date Night Restaurants in Indy

10 indianapolis date night unique restaurants

You may spy cannibals, headhunters, or the skulls of your enemies. But you will definitely find one of the largest collections of Papua New Guinea native art that exists outside of a museum. Whether you explore the depths of our spirit house or spend your evening relaxing in the Kahuna Lounge or Luau Room, you’ll be enjoying some of the best tropical libations in the Midwest. You’ll find classics from Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, and Indiana’s own Stephen Crane alongside contemporary tiki concoctions from our own Infernal Tribe. Come find yourself in the fiery depths of tiki bliss.” - The Inferno Room


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