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
How to Train for the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon (Without Losing Your Mind)
The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is an amazing event hosted here in Indianapolis each May. Runners from around the globe (literally) all descend on Indianapolis with one goal in mind: to conquer the 13.1 miles set before them. Not only is this race ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 8, 2015 in Indianapolis Things to Do
A Guide to Childproofing Your Home
Ensuring Safety at Home: How to Child-proof Your House
The safest place for your child should be your home. However your home can pose a lot of threats to your littles, especially during their youngest years. Whether you’re new parents or just ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 6, 2015 in Home and Family
Real Estate Disclosures: What You Need to Know
Buyers love walking into a home for sale and seeing (and maybe smelling) a fresh coat of paint. It makes sense that the seller would want to show the property at its best. But what if the seller was painting so that they could cover something ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 4, 2015 in Buyer Resources
Easy Ways to Save: What You Need to Know About Used and Scratch and Dent
When you're shopping for items to fill your new home, we understand that you want it all to be perfect. From the next big screen TV down to the kitchen cabinet handles, we get that you want everything to be just the way you envision it in your dream ...
Posted by Paula Henry on January 1, 2015 in Homeowners