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$729,000 Beautifully maintained & updated private
14174 Brooks Edge Circle $895,000 Stunning custom designed, 6 lrg BR, 4.5 BA home in Timberstone w/treelined cul-de-sac location! Three car garage w/EV charging system. Full yard irrigation. BLC# 21892802 3526 N. College Avenue
Wonderful opportunity to own in Mapleton Fall Creek! This 3 bed, 2 full and 1 half baths home features an open floor plan. Only owneroccupant purchasers. BLC# 21872922 15952 Southeastern Parkway
6 Acre Development Site in Prime Fishers Location. 1057 Feet of Frontage on Southeastern Parkway. Extensive Residential and Commercial activity in the area. BLC# 21864819 1521 N 400 W
car gar. w/ detached storage/30x50 insulated heated/cooled workshop & 2 post car lift on 5+ acres of land. BLC# 21883651 4120 Sterling Bluff Court
Private Location, this 6 Bedroom Custom Home has 275 feet of frontage along Bridgewater Club Golf Course. Open Floor plan, Walkout basement, 4+ car Garage. BLC# 21882346 7315 Fulham Drive $372,500 2 Story stone house in Avalon Estates. Large corner lot/cul-de-sac w/ mature trees provides park like setting. New roof in 2022. Separate 2 car garage. BLC# 21893772 3835 Holliday Farms Drive $495,000 Awesome lot for sale on the 14th tee box in Luxury Holliday Farms golf community. Views of the tee box looking down the fairway. Zionsville schools. BLC# 21893717 1702 S. Delaware Street $160,000 This home must be sold to Buyer at or below 80% of HUD Area Median Income. The amount of the Fair Market Value Reduction will depend on the need of the buyer. BLC# 21879299
818 Paxton Place $282,500 Beautifully maintained Broad Ripple bungalow within walking distance of Broad Ripple Ave, the Monon and Red Line. Newly renovated basement w/ a full bath. BLC# 21876663
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All-star REALTORS® Dick Richwine and Allen Williams, leaders of two top real estate teams in Central Indiana, have merged, creating a one-of-a-kind group focused on client experience. The Williams ◆ Richwine Real Estate Group offers over $2.5 BILLION in real estate sales and more than 350 YEARS of combined team experience. Allen Williams ◆ Dick Richwine
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3522 E. Mahalasville Road $95,000 SOLD SOLD 35 Iowa Street $176,000 4805 Carrollton Avenue $365,000 SOLD 14399 Waterway Boulevard $866,200 SOLD 755 Alwyne Road $415,000 SOLD 229 John Street $290,000 SOLD SOLD 11817 Sea Star Drive $1,500,000 SOLD 8055 Cherrybark Drive $236,500 SOLD 12749 Vikings Lane $337,500 SOLD 1121 S. Meridian Street $120,000 THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING? SCAN HERE! “Allen and I immediately noticed that both teams flourished over the years by having the same core philosophy, because our goal is to make each of our clients NUMBER 1. And we represent Buyers and Sellers for all price points.” Dick Richwine “Over the years, Dick and I have been through multiple market adjustments, and we each continued to concentrate on the things that matter most. We added more value for buyers and sellers by creating a five-star experience for them before, during, and after the sale, invested in cutting-edge marketing to help listings sell faster and for more money, and most importantly, by CARING ABOUT THE CLIENT, not the commission. Allen Williams DICK RICHWINE 317.506.6800 drichwine@bhhsin.com ALLEN WILLIAMS 317.339.2256 awilliams@bhhsin.com

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15371 Whistling Lane

Carmel, IN 46033

Gated Whistling Straits in The Bridgewater Club features Outdoor Kitchen, Incredible Water & Golf Course Views of Hole #16 of Pete Dye Championship Course! This stunning custom-built home features 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, and a spacious courtyard featuring 5 car garage. 2 story library/den w/ spiral staircase, custom kitchen/ hearth room designed to accommodate large gatherings. Recently updated Main Level Master Retreat w/ gorgeous spa like BA & cozy sitting room. Amazing walk-out LowerLevel features theater, wine cellar, billiards room, recreation room, wet bar plus 2 guest suites with full bath. Enjoy entertaining on the deck or lower level or down by the firepit! This home is loaded with custom features and is truly a must see!

$2,499,000 – BLC# 21881255

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

1597 Forest Hills Drive

Westfield, IN 46074

(Lot P20 in Chatham Hills)

Mature trees-end cul-de-sac lot, golf course & water views can be enjoyed from your brand-new custom home by Capital Custom Homes with views of Hole #17 of the Championship Golf Course at Chatham Hills! Foyer opens to large great room with fireplace and built-in book shelves. Hardwoods throughout. Main level Master with large walk-in Closet and spa like bath. Office or Guest room with full bath on main level, large Kitchen with Center Isle, walk-in Pantry + Break fast Rm, leads out to covered lanai with fireplace. Upper-Level features 3 bed rooms each with their own bath, a spa cious loft with built in desks that opens out to an open deck and study lounge. 4 Car Garage.

$2,150,000 – BLC# 21836196

20974 Chatham Ridge Boulevard

Westfield, IN 46074

(Lot K46 in Chatham Hills) Gorgeous Custom Home on Wooded Lot in Chatham Hills by Sigma Builders! Home includes beautiful hardwoods throughout and lined with stunning windows allowing for plenty of natural light. 2-story Great Room w/ Gas Fireplace open to Gourmet Kitchen w/ incredible center island & Cafe appliances. Separate Breakfast Nook w/ tray ceiling & access to expansive Covered Porch. Main Level Primary Suite features large WIC, spa like BA w/ double sinks, Glass Shower & Full Tub. Upper Level includes Loft open to main level below, 3 Bedrooms, Jack & Jill BA & separate Full BA. Daylight Lower Level includes a large space for entertaining, wine storage, exercise room, Guest Bedroom w/ Full BA & large Flex Room-ideal for a private office or 6th Bedroom!

$1,695,000 – BLC# 21883396

7246 Lands End Drive

Noblesville, IN 46062

Immaculate cul-de-sac home with walkout basement on Morse Lake! Beautiful screened-in porch leads out to deck. Kitchen and breakfast room overlook lush backyard and boat dock. Great room features plenty of natural light with fireplace overlooking the incredible view. Main floor master with beautiful updated bathroom & large walkin closet. Upper level features 3 bedrooms with two full baths. Lower level with wet bar, family room with fireplace, rec/room, fifth bedroom w/ full bath. Walk-out patio.

$1,150,000 – BLC# 21893024

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

15039 Oak Hollow Lane W

Carmel, IN 46033

Located in The Cottages at Waterford of the Bridgewater Club! This gorgeous Wedgewood home welcomes you with a fantastic and inviting open concept floorplan. Gourmet Kitchen features a great center island open to the Dining Room and Great Room w/ fireplace and beams. Relax or entertain on your covered Lanai off the Great Room. Main floor Primary Suite with large walk-in closet and connecting laundry room. Upper Level features Bedroom 2 & 3 with loft and jack and jill bath. Basement features bedroom 4 with full bath, media room, game room and wet bar. Rear loading 3 bay garage.

$995,000 – BLC# 21882229

614 Dorchester Drive

Noblesville, IN 46062

Great Home on Large Lot with Golf Course

Views of the 11th green and 12th tee of Pete Dye designed Harbour Trees Golf Club. Inviting covered porch off front entry leads into Spacious Great Room with cathedral ceilings, Fireplace & open to cozy sunroom. Kitchen w/ granite countertops and Dining Area with views of the deck and backyard.

Master Bedroom on Main level with access to deck and hot tub. Main Level also features a second bedroom and laundry room w/ powder bath. Upper Level features Loft and two Bedrooms with Full Bath. Finished Basement includes Half Bath and plenty of space for entertaining. Large Deck and backyard with Mature Trees. Brand New Carpet just replaced throughout home.

$469,900 – BLC# 21883185

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

20651 Chatham Ridge Boulevard

Westfield, IN 46074

(Lot K84 in Chatham Hills)

Build your dream home on truly one of the most spectacular views in Chatham Hills! This gorgeous lot backs up to a nature preserve overlooking the back of 11 green and all of holes 11 and 12. Perfect for full walk-out basement, high ceilings and large outdoor hardscape area. Social Membership to Chatham Hills offering spacious clubhouse, bowling alley, fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor pool w/swimup bar, tennis courts, and access to the Monon Trail. Moments away from Grand Park Sports Complex.

$385,000 – BLC# 21875115

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

20993 Promontory Lane

Westfield, IN 46074

(Lot L21 Chatham Hills)

Awesome opportunity to build your dream home on this custom homesite on the Pete Dye designed Championship golf course at Chatham Hills. This lot is nestled in the trees featuring views of the nearby pond and views of golf on hole #15 in the Ridge at Chatham Hills. Social Membership to Chatham Hills offering spacious clubhouse, bowling alley, fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor pool w/ swim-up bar, tennis courts, private dog park and access to the Monon Trail. Incredible views and incredible community for your Dream Home! Moments away from Grand Park Sports Complex.

$300,000 – BLC# 21831201

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

20250 Chatham Creek Drive

Westfield, IN 46074

(Lot E4 Chatham Hills)

One of the last lots in the main section of Chatham Hills with a short walk to the Clubhouse. This lot is situated at the base of an elevated short Par 3, Hole #2, which will allow for an incredible golf course view seeing the entire shot as it comes off the elevated tee. Serene creek adjacent to the property. Social Membership to Chatham Hills offering spacious clubhouse, bowling alley, fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor pool w/swim-up bar, tennis courts, private dog park and access to the Monon Trail. Incredible views and incredible community for your Dream Home! Moments away from Grand Park Sports Complex.

$300,000 – BLC# 21831194

Photo taken by 360 Tour Designs of Central Indiana

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Contact Mike Deck, Your Golf Course Property Expert of Chatham Hills, The Bridgewater Club and Holliday Farms.
Conventional Loans Jumbo Loans Non-QM Loans Self-Employed Loans GREG EVANS SENIOR LOAN OFFICER 317.590.6546 loansbygregevans@gmail.com NMLS ID #138492 We give difficult loans the chance they deserve Luxury Real Estate Expert. The Jennil Salazar Private Client Group is an elite real estate group that focuses on luxury real estate and the needs of luxury home buyers and sellers. Specializing in sophisticated marketing and luxury services - our in-house marketing and creative agency ensures that every Compass listing is portrayed beautifully and authentically. JENNIL SALAZAR 317.610.6252 jennil.salazar@compass.com jennilsalazar.com Jennil Salazar is a real estate licensee affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker and abides by federal, state and local equal housing opportunity laws. UNPARALLELLED SOPHISTICATION JENNIL SALAZAR 317.610.6252 jennil.salazar@compass.com jennilsalazar.com COMPASS REAL ESTATE 1964 Rhettsbury St. Carmel, IN 46032 #1 Individual Real Estate Agent in Greater Indianapolis as ranked by the Indianapolis Business Journal for 4 Years Running

Clean Energy Home Upgrades

When you’re considering upgrades for your home, earth-friendly enhancements that impact your energy usage are smart investments. Energy-saving home upgrades can offer long- and short-term advantages for the earth, your wallet and even your safety.

Many homeowners evaluate their energy needs as they plan home improvements. There are several low-carbon, resilient energy options available that can help safeguard your family. Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home’s energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is wellprepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.

Diversify Energy Sources

The growing conversation to “electrify everything” will require an overhaul on the aging electric grid just to manage the increase in demand. Accomplishing this will take decades and cost billions, according to the Department of Energy. In fact, according to a study conducted by Acupoll Precision Research on behalf of

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Make dependable environmental improvements

the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), 54% of respondents believe electricity for everything will be too expensive for taxpayers while 70% strongly agree Americans should have a choice when it comes to their energy source. Propane is a clean, affordable and abundant energy option that reduces carbon emissions right now. Using propane appliances like furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces and kitchen appliances alongside other energy sources reduces the strain on the fragile electrical grid. Unlike electric appliances, propane appliances can work even during power outages.

Seal In Energy

Outdated doors and windows often lack energy benefits. Newer models have stronger, thicker panes that reduce the transfer of heat from inside to outdoors (and vice versa in the warmer months). Updating doors and windows allows you to easily repair any cracks or faulty seals that make it easy for energy to escape. When your home is well-insulated, your heating or cooling system works more efficiently.

Consider Solar Panels

When many homeowners think of renewable energy, they often think “solar.” Some states are mandating solar adoption, and while financial rebates help, solar panels are still considered an expensive upgrade for many people. The number of panels you need depends on your geographic location and weather, as well as the size of your home and your family’s energy consumption habits, which can add up. If you have access to propane and electricity, and are planning to upgrade to solar, consider adding propane appliances to offset the energy load required from your solar system.

When the Grid Fails

In 2021, a winter storm decimated a major electrical power grid, leaving thousands of Americans in the dark and cold. Some people lost their lives while others battled to overcome extensive damage to their homes and businesses.

Jennifer Borget’s family is one of many that weathered those winter storms. However, the Borget family home used propane to power their water heater, stove, furnace and fireplace.

“When your power goes out, you can still use some propane appliances,” said Borget, who blogged about her experience. “This is one of those things I didn’t realize but learned during the historic winter storms. When the power was intermittent, our propane-powered fireplace and water heater quickly warmed our family.”

One year later, the Borgets are discussing investing in a standby generator to mitigate future power outages.

Another way to reduce the risk of large-scale disasters is increasing Americans’ reliance on a broader mix of energy sources. Using a combination of propane, solar, electricity and natural gas can keep homes and businesses alike running efficiently and safely.

Relying on alternative energy sources like propane can also make a meaningful environmental impact in the long-term while offering short-term advantages, including continued access to power during emergencies when another energy source fails.

Install a Backup Power Source

The Department of Energy’s “Electric Disturbance Event Annual Report” showed an increase in power outages from 2000 to 2020. More than half of consumers nationwide indicated they or a close family member or friend have been personally impacted by a power outage in the past two years, according to PERC.

As a result, many homeowners are saying “yes” to backup power generators. A propane standby generator can be a key part of resilient home upgrades by offering supplemental electricity in as little as 10 seconds after an outage. Propane doesn’t degrade over time, making it an ideal standby power fuel. Plus, it’s cleaner than diesel so you can keep your home functioning and family safe while being a good steward for the environment.

Increase Energy Efficiency

While landscaping plays an important role in curb appeal, it also serves more practical purposes. Thoughtfully placed trees and shrubs can block the heat that comes from powerful direct sunlight while serving as a break against blustery winds and providing a natural form of external insulation for the home. In outdoor living spaces, propane-powered appliances can offer increased energy efficiency. For example, propane can power full outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits, patio heaters, flame lighting or pool and spa heaters.

Find more ideas and information to inspire your earth-friendly home upgrades at Propane.com

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35 Neighborhood Locations Over 600 Agents visit callcarpenter.com Homes of Distinction FRANKTON-LAPEL SCHOOLS BLC#21880706 Looking for a spacious home in a scenic subdivision? Look no further than this sprawling 4-bed room, 3 bath ranch that provides spectacular views of the wooded lot it sits on. Kevin Majeski 317-537-7115 ANDERSON • $399,900 THIS HOME INCLUDES A HOME WARRANTY! BLC#21855561 Originally constructed as a show home this beautiful 4-bedroom, 3 bath, 4,400 sqft. home with at tached and detached garages is available and offers quiet and comfortable living. Kevin Majeski 317-537-7115 ANDERSON • $390,000 TOP RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT BLC#21882457 This spectacular Greg Allen built home has been meticulously maintained with 4-bedrooms, 5 baths, soaring ceilings, spacious rooms and an open floor plan on a quiet cul-de-sac. Loretta Robinson 317-626-8243 BARGERSVILLE • $1,200,000 A RARE GEM! BLC#21850743 Country living at its finest! 3BR 2.5 bath ranch with patio, firepit, Large kitchen, vaulted ceilings. Many upgrades in MBR all on 20 acres. Chuck Bear 317-698-3339 DANVILLE • $1,149,999 LOOKING FOR SOME ACREAGE? BLC#21880484 You’ve found it and so much more. This TK home has a walk-out basement that looks over some beautiful land, amazing sunrises and wildlife. There’s also a creek and 2 big barns. Murphy Group 317-414-6890 DANVILLE • $995,000 THIS IS A RARE GEM BLC#21875238 Enjoy this modern day mid-century style home with historic charm. There’s plenty of space with 2,800 sqft. Open concept, yet versatile floor plan. Gorgeous gardens on a .40 acre corner lot. Jamie Hall 317-691-2002 DANVILLE • $335,000 ROOM, ROOM, & MORE ROOM BLC#21872737 This is a large charmer with an open floor plan! There are woods behind the house to explore throughout all seasons and a safe 1-mile trail in the neighborhood. LaToya Dix 317-514-8735 FISHERS • $379,500 SERENE RETREAT ON 29.1 ACRES BLC#21875881 This former Up & Over Hunter Jumper horse farm for competitions features 2 pole barns, a level pasture that can be fenced, a 10 acre hay field with regular sightings of deer, bobcat and more. Linda West 317-442-9732 FREEDOM • $1,299,000 FANTASTIC PROPERTY BLC#21884705 Don’t miss out on this custom 3-bedroom ranch that sits on 5 beautiful acres with multiple fruit trees! Enjoy an open floor plan and the yard with new landscaping. Gary Ralston 765-561-6118 GLENWOOD • $399,000 3,600 SQFT. OF LIVING SPACE BLC#21888154 This is a delightful custom brick home on a private 1.5 acre wooded setting. There’s plenty of space for hobbyists in the 3-car attached garage, plus the new 2-car detached workshop. Heald Ivie Team 317-442-9641 MARTINSVILLE • $549,201 RECENTLY COMPLETED HOME BLC#21888514 This is a custom-framed high-quality con structed gorgeous brick home with a 5-Star energy insulation package and an all-season sunroom on an oversized premium lot. Heald Ivie Team 317-442-9641 MONROVIA • $379,000 NEED MORE SPACE? BLC#21881709 This move-in ready home has 3-bedrooms plus a fourth area with for an office. Enjoy the large inviting covered porch that’s perfect for sipping your morning coffee and welcoming guests! Heald Ivie Team 317-442-9641 MOORESVILLE • $293,500

MORGANTOWN • $640,000


BLC#21886029 This spacious tourist home is approved for up to 6 guests. A private lane leads to this sanctuary nestled in the woods. Enjoy the expansive decking outside for entertaining, dining or stargazing. Kathryn/Donna Team 812-327-7462

NASHVILLE • $1,600,000


BLC#21850894 All of the rooms in the lodge were recently professionally renovated and include gorgeous views. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen, wine cellar and all that the outdoors has to offer. 812-720-0222 Bob Kirlin

NASHVILLE• $694,000


BLC#21865298 You won’t be disappointed in this beautiful 3-bedroom home situated on 7.5 Brown Co. acres offer ing a custom kitchen, fireplace, main floor master and a finished basement. The Scroggins Team 812-327-3865

NASHVILLE • $650,000


BLC#21865510 The home features open spaces for all your guests, lots of natural light and a private studio apartment in the lower level. You’ll be wowed by the grandeur and stained glass windows! Phil Shively Team 812-325-2290




• $515,000
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Positioned on a spur overlooking the Bean Blos som Valley from both sides, you’ll love living in this stun ningly remodeled 2-bedroom ranch with a fireplace and walk-out basement. Kathryn/Donna Team 812-327-7462 NASHVILLE
a completely renovated mid-century modern home with a full basement. Enjoy the view from the gorgeous deck. This is one of the best vistas Brown County has to offer. Libby Zeigler 812-345-8979 NASHVILLE
perfect location on 5 wooded acres located just minutes from I-65, Brown Co. State Park, Columbus, Bloomington or the Artist Village of downtown Nashville. The Scroggins Team 812-327-3865 NASHVILLE
BLC#21888304 This home has everything you could ask for! You’ll love the open floor plan, large remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors, and the new geothermal system. The Scroggins Team 812-327-3865
• $350,000
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Central Indiana Luxury Homes in SPICEWOOD • $945,000 2625 E. Spicewood Court 4 3 (3 Full) 3,147 sq. ft. MLS# 202220139 THE MANOR • $799,500 2516 E. Manor Court 3 3 (2 Full, 1 Half) 3,062 sq. ft. MLS# 202243435 FOXCLIFF ESTATES NORTH • $1,555,000 1819 E. York Court 5 6 (4 Full, 2 Half) 7,430 sq. ft. MLS# 202227804 GRAMERCY PARK • $1,375,000 2403 E. Gramercy Park Drive 5 5 (4 Full, 1 Half) 5,603 sq. ft. MLS# 202239075 SPENCER • $889,000 635 W. Hillside Avenue 3 2 (1 Full, 1 Half) 3,456 sq. ft. MLS# 202216026 MITCHELL • $1,019,000 555 Bryantsville Road 3 4 (3 Full, 1 Half) 3,952 sq. ft. MLS# 202227808 DEVONSHIRE • $950,000 3705 E. Devonshire Lane 3 4 (3 Full, 1 Half) 5,047 sq. ft. MLS#
BLOOMINGTON • $699,000 3400 E. Brookstone Court 5 4 (3 Full, 1 Half) 4,116 sq. ft. MLS#

5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh and Clean

A clean and inviting home doesn’t just look tidy, it smells pleasantly refreshing, too. However, running a household can be a stinky business and it may take some special effort to make your living spaces feel more welcoming. Consider these sensible ideas to improve the scents throughout your home:

Bring the Outside In Fresh air is a terrific option for banishing bad smells. Throwing open windows creates a cross breeze that can chase stale, musty air away in a hurry. You can also improve your air quality by adding house plants, which naturally help purify the air by absorbing pollutants and exchanging carbon dioxide for oxygen. Plants like jasmine, eucalyptus and gardenias also offer their own pleasant scents.

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Refresh Soft Surfaces

Textiles and other soft surfaces throughout your home easily trap odor-causing bacteria, dust and other particles that can contribute to unsavory smells. That’s why it’s a good idea to regularly give the rugs, carpet, bedding, throw pillows, curtains and other soft surfaces throughout your home a deep cleaning. If you can’t machine wash an item, use a vacuum with a hose attachment to remove as many hidden particles as possible.

Install a Heated Towel Rack

Damp spaces like bathrooms are breeding grounds for bacteria. If you notice a musty smell in the bathroom but can’t pinpoint the source, it may be your towel. That’s especially true if, like many people, you reuse a towel several times before washing it. Hang-drying your towel may not be enough to chase away smell-inducing bacteria. However, the growth of bacteria is reduced on heat-dried towels by as much as 99%, according to a study commissioned by Amba Products. What’s more, in the study, a heat-dried towel produced a fresh smell over a seven-day period, whereas an unheated sample produced a musty odor by the fourth day.

With a variety of styles and finishes to fit almost any decor, the line of heated towel racks produces radiant heat to gently warm and dry towels. That can help eliminate moisture, resulting in less growth of mold and mildew. They also offer time, water and energy savings, plus some models come ready to use and take as little as 5 minutes to set up.

Simmer Fresh Aromas

If you need to add a pleasant scent in a hurry, such as just before hosting a special event for guests, consider simmering something that smells delicious on the stove. Simmering a blend of orange slices, cloves and

cinnamon in a pot of water over low heat produces a subtle, pleasing scent that doesn’t overpower the room. Diffusers, candles and room sprays can also help add appealing smells in rooms that may need some extra attention.

Clean Common Culprits

Every household has some common culprits and, if you’re noticing smells, you may need to step up your game to keep these areas clean. Trash cans, litter boxes and pet beds all need regular attention that goes beyond the basics. Make a point of not only emptying the trash but also cleaning the trash can itself. Don’t just scoop the litter box. Replace the entire pan at least weekly. Strip and wash the exterior covering of pet beds and air out the cushion.

Keeping your home clean and smelling great does not have to be complicated. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule and incorporating ways to purify and enhance the air can make the space more enjoyable. To get your home refresh started, visit ambaproducts.com

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Why the agent you choose matters.

You may think one real estate agent is as good as the next. In today’s market, choosing the right REALTOR® may make the difference between your home sitting or selling. If you’re buying, it may make the difference getting what you want at the price you want.

As a seller you may think you can just put a sign in your front yard and your house will magically sell. There’s more to it than you may think. The

paperwork. The calls. The viewings. The offers. The bids. The acceptance. All that paperwork.

If you’re a buyer, you’ll need an agent who will honestly represent you and help you get that dream home fast and at a price that won’t break the bank.

That’s why you need Nicole Lyon, REALTOR®. She has the knowledge and experience to get your home sold quickly or to help you find the dream home where you want and when you are ready to move.

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Now more than ever, the need to partner with a trusted full-service company of professionals to help you navigate the ever-evolving real estate market, is crucial to your success.

At BHHS Indiana Realty we believe in partnering to provide a higher-level experience to create a better life for those we serve. We set ourselves apart with the experience we provide for our clients, Broker partners and employees, as we work to extend this belief into the communities where we live and work across the great state of Indiana.

We believe in our core values of a progressive, passionate, authentic approach to excellence.

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