Summertime Hacks at Home.

Summertime is so busy with fun activities such as traveling, sports, boating, lounging at the pool and hiking. When you’re at home, you want to spend as little time as possible cleaning it.

imagesHere are some summertime hacks to help keep your downtime from fun at a minimum:

Lemons. Between adding lemons to your water and adding citrus to your grilling, lemons are often on hand during the summer. Have a leftover lemon? Slice it in half and use it to brighten your stainless steel fixtures and faucets! Just use a microfiber towel to dry afterwards!

Bleach, Borax and Baking Soda. It’s a trifecta in cleaning your pool that’s getting a lot of use this summer. Scrub the sides of the pool with this trio and save yourself from store bought pool cleaning chemicals.

Citrus-Based Furniture Polish. Tired of the hand prints on your stainless appliances? Apply a citrus-based furniture polish to your refrigerator, dishwasher and such…and eliminate the messy hand prints! The slightly oily residue keeps future finger prints from leaving a mark.

Water. Yes, water. When you step out of the pool or lake for the day, rinse your bathing suits with water. By rinsing with water, it will rid your swim gear of the chlorine, salt water, lake water and oils from your skin to keep them from fading and aging.

Cream of Tartar and Lemon Juice. This duo is a great way to clean your outdoor stainless steel grill. Combine the two and use an old toothbrush to clean the grill. Let it sit for up to two minutes, then wipe away with a paper towel. You’ll have a shiny reflection waiting on you!

Vinegar. Is your dishwasher taking a beating this summer while the kids are on summer break? Periodically add a cup of vinegar on the top shelf of the dishwasher and run a wash cycle without dishes inside the dishwasher. The vinegar will help rinse away impurities, leaving you with an even cleaner and brighter dishwasher.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda. Combine these two into a paste and apply to your tile grout for an at-home quick remedy to clean your grout.

Enjoy using these at-home hacks for cleaning this summer!

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Wooded Forest Knoll 3.3 Acre Lot! Make It Yours!

Don’t miss the chance to make this private and desirable lot in Forest Knoll the place for the custom home of your dreams!

21231820 120 Forest Knoll // $575,000

This beautiful, 3.3 acre homesite offers tall trees, nestled privately within nature. Between this home and the water you’ll find a common area with a beautiful woods, a rolling brook, open greenspace and walking/golf cart paths. This homesite includes a private boat dock for Geist boating season!

Click here to learn more! And, contact me to discuss this Forest Knoll lot just waiting for your custom home!

DIY Projects: What’s Your Return?

If you’re considering buying a new home or are ready to do some DIY work to prepare to sell yours quickly, take note. Some remodeling projects offer greater potential for increasing a home’s value and its appeal!

blog-hammer-and-nailsWhich projects offer the potential for some of the biggest paybacks? Here’s an overview:

Entry door replacement (steel) Estimated Cost: $1,137 ROI: 85.6%
Deck addition (wood) Estimated Cost: $9,327 ROI: 77.3%
Garage door replacement Estimated Cost: $1,496 ROI: 75.7%
Minor kitchen remodel Estimated Cost: $18,527 ROI: 75.4%
Window replacement (wood) Estimated Cost: $10,708 ROI: 73.3%
Attic bedroom Estimated Cost: $47,919 ROI: 72.9%
Siding replacement (vinyl) Estimated Cost: $11,192 ROI: 72.9%
Window replacement (vinyl) Estimated Cost: $9,770 ROI: 71.2%
Basement remodel Estimated Cost: $61,303 ROI: 70.3%
Major kitchen remodel Estimated Cost: $53,931 ROI: 68.9%

If you’re looking to make home improvements such as these, contact me! I have trusted professionals in the area with whom I can connect you. And, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, look to me as your real estate professional to help!

Cambridge Listing! Move-In Ready!

Looking for a home in Geist? Look no further…this fantastic four bedroom, 4.5 bath home in Cambridge is waiting for you!f_21358507 13675 Kingston at Cambrige // $675,000f_21358507_01The home features several beautiful updates…making it ready to move into today! Enjoy the popular, open floor plan with bright two-story entry, which is open to the living and dining rooms, hardwood floors and arched window.f_21358507_07Entertain in the gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built-in microwave, center island. f_21358507_06Relax in the beautiful great room with coffered ceiling and gas log fireplace. Enjoy the spacious office with fantastic built ins. f_21358507_10The large master suite steps down to comfortable sitting room, dual walk-in closets!
f_21358507_12Enjoy the incredible, spacious and remodeled master bath featuring heated tile floors.f_21358507_17Host parties and relax in the full basement with bar, or in the backyard around the fire pit, under the pergola and enjoy the beautiful landscaping!
f_21358507_21Contact me to schedule a showing! Don’t delay! This home will sell quickly!

Thursday Market Downtown Noblesville Tonight!

If the weekend is too busy for the Farmers Market, you can go to the Thursday Market downtown Noblesville tonight!

thursday marketEvery Thursday through September 17th, you can visit downtown Noblesville for the Thursday Market. The event takes place in the South Alley, which is next to the Noblesville Visitors Center on the Historic Courthouse Square (839 Conner Street).

Pick up fresh foods for your weekend party and dinners and support local farmers, growers and artisans at this European-style market! Choose from locally grown produce, fresh ready-to-eat meals, small batch artisan foods, high-quality art, handcrafted products and more.

You can enjoy shopping while listening to live music by local artists during the Thursday Market every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m.

Want to know more? Click here.

Board the Blue Arrow Train!

Board the Blue Arrow Train for a ride along the rails from Fishers to Noblesville!

blue arrow trainThe Blue Arrow Train has a dinner train event this Saturday, July 25th!

Hop on the train downtown Fishers at 5:30 p.m. and stop in Noblesville at 6 p.m. to choose from several dinner options on the Square. The return departure is at 8 p.m.

The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children three and older.

Click here for more details!

Your Geist Luxury Living Real Estate Pro.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Geist area, let’s talk.

I am not only a Realtor, but also your neighbor. I know the people who live in this community, the homes that are on the market, the lots that are just perfect for your custom home build and the homes that are about to come available for sale.

With the most affordable housing market in decades, it’s a great time to make a move! As your Realtor, I will help you find the right property, at the best price, with the least hassle. My business is powered by technology that prepares me to exceed your expectations.

DSC_4716A little about me:

-Veteran Keller Williams agent
-Geist resident, with home sales focus in Geist and surrounding area
-Top Keller Williams Solo Agent three years running
-Top Resident Cambridge Sales Agent two years running
-Top Resident Waterfront Sales Agent two years running

And, as you’re looking for the right home, my website allows you to:

-Narrow your search by selecting the criteria that meets your exact needs.
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I am prepared to make your home search process more simple than you’ve ever imagined. Contact me to set up your free consultation, and let me get started finding your perfect property today!