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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Become A Homeowner With These New Year's Resolutions

2019 is quickly coming to a close, and it’s the time of the year to reflect and create goals for the new year. If purchasing your dream home is one of your goals this 2020, here are some New Year’s Resolutions you can implement into your lifestyle to keep your financial resume in tiptop shape and prepare you for your dream home.

 

Avoid Changing Careers

Employment history, alongside income, will be a major factor during your mortgage application evaluation. While a new job could be a good career move, most evaluators are looking for a steady job history with little to no gaps in your employment over the last few years.

 

Focus on Building Your Credit

--- Check Your Credit Score

Your Credit Score determines your creditworthiness; which banks and lenders use to determine if you qualify for a loan, at what interest rate, and what credit limit. ...

5 Statistics That Help Explain Why Social Media Packs a Punch in the Business World

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO

Social media has become the new mass media and a vital tool for businesses to promote their products and/or services, and connect with potential customers across the globe. From luxury car brands such as Lamborghini, to local businesses in the city, social media plays a key factor in what puts their business ahead of the curb. Check out these 5 statistics that help explain why social media packs a punch in the business world. 

  1. There are now 3.2 billion social media users around the globe. That is about 42% of our total present population (Emarsys, 2019).

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6 Ways To Make Your Home Feel More Spacious

 

“Design is coming to grips with one's real lifestyle, one's real place in the world. Rooms should not be put together for show but to nourish one's well-being.” - Albert Hadley

Check out these 6 tips to help your home feel more spacious.

  1. Use Light Colors to Your Advantage

Light walls will help bounce outside light throughout a home. Lightly-colored walls can also create contrast with darker objects in a space, thus creating more depth. Opt for painting walls light shades such as an eggshell white, ivory, beige, or soft a gray; any soft shade will do. Objects that could help generate contrast in comparison to the shade of the walls include darker chairs, appliances, shelves, photo frames, and/or a dark backsplash. Glass light fixtures will also blend well with the walls to eliminate the possibility...

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