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Managing Real Estate Broker - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty
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In 1946 WWII was over and many were returning home from military service.  One of those was Virginia Holmes.  She was a prize-winning commercial artist coming back to Indianapolis to begin her job in the advertising department of L.S. Ayres, a downtown Indianapolis department store.  She was assi...
Well, it may not be a list we want to be on - but I found it amusing! State Farm Insurance has compiled a list of the top ten states that have the most cooking fires on Thanksgiving. Indiana came in at #9 - so in the interest of keeping everyone safe this Turkey Day, we wanted to draw attention t...
Here are a few more thoughts on where to spend your money or what to do with what you have when it comes to getting ready to sell your home! 1 - Updating fixtures -  You can renew the look of a room just by replacing old or outdated light fixtures, door knobs, light switches, faucets.  Here's a g...
My Dad spent months at a time on a submarine during WWII.   His brother was in the Baatan Death March in the Phillipines.  Our family has great respect and gratitude for military service past, present and future.  Today - I thought we would share a little history of the celebration of Veterans Da...
Who knew there was such a thing as an Indiana State Festival Association? Never too old to learn about a new association - and yet another valuable website! has a very user friendly website with calendar and detailed listings and day by day festivals throughout the stat...
Don't confuse "staging" with "decorating".  Decor is an expression of a style.  Staging is a strategy to attract buyers in order to sell your home. Here's just some of our favorite thoughts beyond the common sense ones we all hear about - like curb appeal and de-cluttering and sparkling clean. 1....

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