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The Weird Science Behind The Pumpkin Spice Latte

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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

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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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10 Real Estate Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

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Whether you're a seasoned agent, or a potential home buyer or seller looking for some inspiration, these 10 Twitter Accounts have all your needs covered!

10) Luxury Home Magazine @luxuryhomemag

Luxury Home Magazine offers beautiful photography of luxurious homes in the states. A link with additional housing information and photos can be found in each post. Follow this page to indulge in stunning homes around the country.

9) Spaces @spacespgn

Spaces posts unique homes around the world. Expect to see multiple tweets a day from this page of fantastic homes from places such...

6 Step Guide to Selling Your Home

6 Step Guide to Selling Your Home

Prepare your home to sell -  Acknowledge that all markets are different.  What may be a Seller's Market in Indianapolis may be a Buyer's Market in Fort Wayne.  Each market is different.  Look at homes that have sold in your area.  Get a feel of market times.  Check various resources such as Realtor.com or Mibor.com for sold information.   We recommend getting a home inspection completed prior to listing your home for sale.  This will prepare you for any issues that may arise or scare buyers off prior to listing your home.  Clean up and clean out!  This is one of the most important things to do.  Get rid of all that clutter!  If you haven't used it or touched it in 6 months then it needs to go!  We recommend hiring a home staging expert to get your home organized and ready for market.

Devise a Marketing Plan - Realtor or No Realtor - Sit down and decide which is best for your situation.  Some sellers like the "doing the grunt work" approach to selling a home.  Some sellers may be experienced in home sales and can do it all on their own.   Statistics show that Realtors net home sellers up to 10% more than going at it on their own.  Items to consider when considering selling your home are:  Title work, Appraisals, Contracts, Disclosures, and Marketing!  Selling a...

Making Your Home Thanksgiving Ready

Are you going to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? If so, you are probably feeling a bit nervous, excited, and maybe even a little overwhelmed. You are looking to make this special holiday perfect and for all of your guests to be happy and full! Ultimately as much as you try to control things and have every little detail ready there will inevitably be things you miss and aren't thinking of right now. To help relieve some holiday stress here are a few little tips that can make this a holiday to remember.

1. Make a plan to tackle some cleaning: No one wants to host a holiday meal in a dirty or unkempt home. Start brainstorming a list of what needs to be cleaned, fixed, or put away. A list will help you to keep organized as well as keeping you in check for what needs to be done next.

2. Go grocery shopping now!:  Don't wait until the last second to pick up your thanksgiving ingredients. Going to the store now is a good way to avoid busy stores full of last minute thanksgiving shoppers. Shopping earlier will make you feel much more relaxed when the week of Thanksgiving comes.

3. Think of the cooking utensils you might need for you and your guests this holiday: Nothing is more annoying than making a full dish and realizing that you don't have the proper plate or platter to serve it on. Before you go out and buy a brand new cooking set make sure you've asked...

Customizing Your Home to Be the Best Comfort Zone

Our homes play a very important role in protecting us against extreme climate and weather conditions, giving us peace of mind of our families’ safety and providing us all the comfort we need. If you can make your home as your family’s best comfort zone, everybody will be at home right after school or work, weekends need not to be somewhere else to unwind and everyone can spend more time to each other developing stronger bonds and closer relationship. Customize your home to become your family’s best comfort zone by:

Gardening. Make use of your lot space and grow some plants like flowers to make the exterior of your home more charming to look at or vegetables that can help you save and eat fresh and nutritious food or go natural using some medicinal plants for cough and for other external ailments. You can have the kids help you for them to learn the jobs of gardening and become cooperative with nature.

Landscaping. This will make your home look externally beautiful and presentable at all times. You can create the design you desire but think of the most ideal one that you would truly love or if unsure, you can search over the internet for additional ideas or consult someone professional to help you come up with the perfect landscape. This will let you and your family enjoy the refreshing ambiance and feel the relaxing environment just right in your home.

Interior Designing. This will surely make your whole family...

Successful Living Starts at Home

How do we really determine a successful living? And what are the factors behind that would help someone achieve it? The ways that a family practices at home can greatly affect the life of the children in the future. Parents must set the examples that their children may adopt and posses the right attitude. Here are some ideas on how you can build a happy home and also evaluate your progress in achieving a successful life.

1. Learn To Prioritize. Clear up your way and learn to distinguish your needs from your wants. By doing this, you will be able to organize things and act upon them accordingly. It would be easier for you to decide and can accurately accomplish the work since you are not so overwhelmed with all your to do’s.

2. Believe In Yourself. Do not be hesitant to share your ideas and opinions. Optimism towards the things you do will not just trigger you to pursue. With this attitude, you can inspire others to be positive as well. People around you will then support you due to the efforts you exert and the passion you show.

3. Display Perseverance. Failures are part of our lives. These would help us learn to become mature and be molded to a better individual.  You will surely come out on top if you never give up. What is important in this is that you have earned the wisdom and knowledge that would come in handy for you to apply when a new opportunity comes....

How Beneficial Realtors are in Selling Your Home?

Selling a home is a very time-consuming job and not that easy to do. This involves creating marketing materials for publicity, conducting showings, attending phone calls from inquirers or potential buyers and processing of the documents. Doing all these would take so much of your energy and can be so stressful especially if you are a first time seller. This is where Realtors can be of great help in selling your home!

Time and Energy. You will be able to save a lot of time because you can instead spend your quality time for your loved ones than attending to tasks involve. You will not be too busy and exhausted in doing your own job as well. In this way, you will gain peace of mind that someone trustworthy is doing the selling for you while not sacrificing too much of your time. Since time can never be turned back, it is very important that we should spend it very wisely and preciously.

Knowledge and Experience. Realtors are like other professionals licensed to perform tasks under their field of specialization. They study the real estate progress of the area they are assigned to, they would know the most appropriate value of your home by going through the details and they can also determine how much the repair cost would be. In time and experiences, real estate agents have figured out their own strategies on how to effectively market a home in certain areas.

Publicity. You can be freed from managing social media...

Acquire the Perfect Home for You

Having a home of your own is one of the greatest things you can have in life. It gives you the feeling of success, displays your dignity and provides the comfort you ever wanted. In order to find out the kind of environment you wanted to stay with for a long period of time, here are some things to consider in acquiring the perfect home for you.

         - Location. Choosing where to live is a very crucial decision. You might be a nature-lover person and wanted to settle in a place where you can perfectly view the shapes of the mountains, hear the river water flows or the waves of the sea and breathe the clean-fresh air each day. Or perhaps, a person who is into modernized living that maximizes the advantages of the progressing technology wherein almost everything is conveniently available all the time.

        - Cost-efficiency. The size of the house should be just right for you and your family to utilize. You do not want to pay a larger tax, bigger electricity and water bills and more expenses for the maintenance of a home that is too big for all of you.

        - Community. You might be looking for a beautiful and charming home but you would also want to consider your safety and of your beloved ones. Try to get more information you can about the place you will move into. Learn about the crime rate of the area, the safer way or road to pass especially during late hours and talk to your neighbors to gain consciousness about the place.

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