Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Indianapolis House for Sale: Four Bedrooms, One Acre, Tree-Lined Lot

Here's a quick tour of one of the stellar homes now for sale via The Indy Real Estate Experts.

Look at that huge front yard!

Check out this beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath home that boasts an updated kitchen with granite counter tops & all stainless steel appliances.

Perfect for entertaining, the first floor kitchen, formal dining room and living room are all open to each other. 

The lower level family room, with a wet bar and fireplace, offers another place to entertain or relax.

This home includes updates galore with built-ins, crown molding, two fireplaces, & a gorgeous back patio. All this on a nearly 1 acre, tree-lined lot!

Master Bedroom

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Download the Keller Williams Realty Indianapolis Smart Phone App for iPhone, iPad, or Android: Qualify to Win $50,000

If you're on the prowl to buy or sell an Indianapolis house or will be soon, I'd like to invite you to download the Keller Williams Realty smart phone app from iTunes or Google Play.

Download it from this link here and you'll have instant access to all of my listings and contact details, plus be qualified to win $50,000.

Smart phone apps making searching for Indianapolis real estate a breeze and will save you tremendous time as you hit the streets and journey around Central Indiana looking for a house to buy.

It works with Android, iPhone and iPad as you search Indianapolis houses and search Indianapolis real estate.

Enter my agent code KW2BZDFFA at the startup of the app or via the "My Agent" button on the main menu. Once you've entered my code, you can text me directly with questions or requests regarding any property.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

How to Protect Your Home and Family During Freezing Cold Weather in Indianapolis.

by Lisa Treadwell

Here are some tips and advice on how to keep your home and family safe in frigid temperatures in Central Indiana and avoid fire and frozen water pipes.

Space Heater Safety

Avoid candles for lighting if the power goes out. Use flashlights only.

Be careful with space heaters. Nearly two-thirds of home heating fire deaths are caused by portable or fixed space heaters.

Position space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything combustible, including wallpaper, bedding, clothing, pets and people.

By aquila2664 (Self-photographed) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC-BY-2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Do not keep space heaters operating when you are not in the room or when you go to bed. Don't leave children or pets unattended near space heaters.

Drying wet mittens or other clothing over space heaters is a fire hazard.

Use a sturdy fireplace screen when burning fires. Burn only wood - never burn paper or pine boughs.
Avoid Frozen Pipes

Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage or in walls adjacent to the garage.

Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.

When the temperature is very low outside, let the cold water drip from faucets served by exposed pipes or pipes in exterior walls. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing because the temperature of the water running through it is above freezing.

Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.

If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF.

By U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If Your Pipes Freeze

If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.

Do not use electrical appliances in areas of standing water.

Never try to thaw a pipe with a torch or other open flame. It could cause a fire.

You may be able to thaw a frozen pipe with warm air from a hair dryer. Start by warming the pipe as close to the faucet as possible, working toward the coldest section of pipe.

If your water pipes have already burst, turn off the water at the main shutoff valve in the house. Leave the water faucets turned on. Make sure everyone in your family knows where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it.

Beautifully updated Fishers 2 story in sought after Stevenson Mill. Finished basement includes new carpet & paint & separate office, which could be a 5th bedroom. From fresh paint to updated bathrooms, this one is move in read y! New HVAC & A/C units, updated hardware & lighting, & a 20x20 three-seasons room that serves as an additional getaway w/wonderful views of mature trees & exquisite landscaping. The fully fenced backyard allows privacy & the garage bump out is perfect for storage.