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Thanks Giving Spirit!

Thanksgiving is coming up this November 27. It’s a time when you enjoy each other's company, eat plenty of food and have a great time! In the spirit of Thanksgiving we should all be thinking of the wonderful gifts we have been given and express our gratitude in thoughts and actions. We are all aware of the traditional areas of thanks like; giving to those less fortunate, volunteering to help those in need, spreading words of kindness, supporting our troops, and expressing thanks for our good fortune. All of these are so very important in the realm of humanity.

We all love to know that we have something fun to look forward to over the holidays. So, start your planning now and extend the invitation to your friends, families or love ones ASAP! Sometimes, just anticipating the fun is as enjoyable as the real event. By giving a bit of your extra time and effort, you can bring a smile to anyone especially to those who are going through a rough time. You just might help to ease their "Thanksgiving Spirit."

We at The Indy Home Pros Team at RE/MAX Advanced Realty greets you A Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!...

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...

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...

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...

With Proper Protection and Maintenance, Your Home Can Last Long

Proper protection and maintenance of our home is one of the things we need to practice to keep our home from possible damages. Nonetheless, there are inevitable things to happen causing the materials to get weaker than normal. Some factors that can affect the condition of a home are Weather, Pests and Time. Here are useful ideas in order to be prepared and avoid possible inconveniences in the future.

1. Weather. We have no control over this, however, we can always prepare for it. Paints are not just to color your house and make it look more pleasant. They are used as coatings of your walls and roof against acid rain, sweltering climate, and dirt they may spoil and ruin the material in a much shorter time. Add truss bracings if possible to fortify your home for strong wind impacts. It also boosts your home’s stability from storms or any natural disturbances.

2. Pests. These insects are hard to avoid and are present in every houses. They could be ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, beetles, rodents, etc. which gradually ruin the house’s woods, bamboos and other light materials as they stay longer. They could be anywhere in the ceilings, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, inside walls and/or in garage. Pesticides can be used to exterminate them but this process needs to be cautiously applied because it can be very dangerous especially to kids. Do a general and thorough cleaning sometimes to detect where these pests settle and that you can take action in eliminating...

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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