How to Buy a House with No Credit Score
Good credit is necessary for easily securing a home mortgage. But what if you don't have a credit score?
First things first: most people do have a credit score. If you have debt of some kind, like a school loan or credit card, then you ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 24, 2015 in Buyer Resources
Perfect Indianapolis Date Night Ideas for Empty Nesters
Your empty nest may come furnished with a variety of emotions: relief, sadness, joy, loneliness, excitement.
This time of life can feel quiet one moment, and extremely busy and fulfilling the next. You might be selling your home or moving to a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 22, 2015 in Home and Family
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue
Here at Home to Indy, we work with a lot of newly-engaged couples looking to purchase their first home. It's such an exciting time in their lives, and we love being part of it!
If wedding bells are in your near future, you’re likely ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 19, 2015 in Home and Family
How to Have a Wildly Successful Garage Sale
When families move, they often take the opportunity to go sort through their belongings. Oftentimes, they will find that they own more than they realized, so a garage sale ensues.
If you're looking to get rid of some clutter, hosting a garage sale ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 17, 2015 in Seller Information
Where to Find a Wedding Dress in Indianapolis
You’ve got the ring, the date, and the perfect groom. Now you just have to find the perfect dress. Whether you’ve watched every episode of Say Yes to the Dress and think you know exactly what you want or have absolutely no idea, wedding ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 15, 2015 in Local Indy
7 Ideas and Tools to Help You Create a Family Budget
The hardest part of creating a family budget is knowing where to start, and actually getting started. There are so many tools, methods, and advice for how to do this, that we decided to do a roundup of some of the best.
But first, why should you ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 12, 2015 in Home and Family
4 Wine Bars in Indianapolis You Didn't Know Existed
Wine bars put a new spin on wine tasting by providing a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are wanting a quiet corner of the world for a romantic date or a long talk with friends, a wine bar is the perfect spot! Order an appetizer and ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 10, 2015 in Local Indy
Where to Find Prom Essentials in Indy
Many high school girls dream of their Prom nights, which includes the perfect dress (among other details). Prom season is right around the corner. So if you're searching for your gown and other prom essentials, Indianapolis has an abundance of ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 8, 2015 in Local Indy
The Amateur Photographer's Guide to Beautiful Indianapolis
Here at Home to Indy, we're proud of our city. We love living here, and we love showing it off to visitors (who might potentially move here). While people are here touring, we'll often get asked where they should go to visit - or take pictures. ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 5, 2015 in Indy Photo Spot
Delicious and Beautiful: Wedding Cakes in Indy
When you think of a wedding, there are certain elements that likely pop into your mind: a white dress, a bouquet toss, and the cake. Gone are the days where a simple white sheet cake will do. These days, there are no holds barred when it comes to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 3, 2015 in Local Indy
For Sale By Owner: What It Entails
We love being realtors here at Home to Indy. Buying and selling homes is our business, so we know all the intricate details. But we realize that not everyone may want to work with a realtor. If that's the case, you will be sacrificing a lot of ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 1, 2015 in Seller Information
Valentine's Day for the Romantically-Challenged on a Budget
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. It may not be your favorite holiday if you're a bit romantically-challenged. It might be even more difficult if you're on a tight budget with the purchase of a recent home (or if you're saving up for a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 29, 2015 in Home and Family
5 Ways to Improve Your Home With Your Tax Return
It won't be long before our W-2s will be arriving in the mail; tax season will soon be upon us once again. For those of you with refunds coming your way, we love the idea of investing it in your home! Your refund may not be enough to redo your ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 27, 2015 in Home Maintenance Tips
Are You Protected? Insurance Riders You Might Need
Whether you just bought a new house or you've been living in yours for 30 years, chances are you want to protect your home and everything in it. But home insurance doesn't always cover everything. That being said, here are some insurance riders you ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 25, 2015 in Homeowners
8 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Indy
We love living in Indianapolis, and we love introducing people to the joys of living here (of which there are many). Here are a few things you need to know before moving to Indy.
We like making and watching left turns.
We're home to the ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 22, 2015 in Relocation Tips
From Here to There: Uber, Lyft or Cab?
You need to get from Point A to Point B, but you don't have a vehicle. In the past, the obvious choice would be to call a cab. But recent apps like Uber and Lyft are giving cabs a run for their money. With so many options, which is best? Let's ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 20, 2015 in Local Indy
Protecting Your Home with Nest: Why We Love This Technology
Here at Home to Indy, we're not usually ones to push products. But we are so in love with Nest (and we're equally convinced that you will be too) that we wanted to share it with you.
If you own a house, chances are you take precautions to ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 18, 2015 in Homeowners
Craving Creativity? Fun Activities in Indianapolis to Spark Your Imagination
There's nothing worse than being bored or having writer's block. So if you're craving creativity or looking for some fun activities to spark your imagination, Indianapolis is a great place to be! You can feed your inner thespian at the IRT and ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 15, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
Dive In! Indoor Waterparks You'll Want to Visit
It's the dead of winter here in Indiana, and if you have children they might be getting a little restless. Why not make plans for a family road trip to visit some indoor waterparks? Not only will the kids get some energy out, hopefully the parents ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 13, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
7 Things to Keep in Mind When Scheduling Your Closing
Buying a house is a momentous time in your life! From the moment you decide to purchase a home until you sign on the dotted line (many times) at closing, it's an exciting process. If you've never purchased a home before, there will be some unknowns, ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 11, 2015 in Buyer Resources