Got bad tenants in Indianapolis?

You purchased the rental as a source of additional income, to build some free equity… to invest in the future. But bad tenants ruin all of that. They can decrease the value of the property (by destroying it) and make paying the mortgage a real challenge (by paying late). It sounded like a good idea. … Continued

Want a beautiful lawn this year in Indianapolis?

But sick of the WORK required to keep a beautiful lawn? Here are some helpful hacks! Don’t Mow Wet Grass — It’s human nature to just want to go outside and get it done, but wait until the rain stops and give it some time to dry up. Mowing wet grass takes more effort and … Continued

Concerned about the security of your Indianapolis home?

Well — it’s always better to be safe than sorry! At Christopher Ellyn Homes , we are quite good at securing our own properties in Indianapolis and we thought we’d drop by with some quick tips. Here you go! Befriend The Neighbors — Getting acquainted with the surrounding neighbors is a great way to ensure … Continued

Want to refinance your Indianapolis mortgage?

Great idea! There are a lot of benefits to doing so: reducing that monthly payment, tapping into equity, paying off the loan faster, getting rid of private mortgage insurance, or switching from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate. But… How does one go about it? Here are the steps! Know The Goal — The … Continued

Trying to find a job outside of Indianapolis?

Lots of people move locations for work — sometimes, though, they change jobs to be able to move somewhere else where they want to live. Either way… We thought we’d drop by and offer some advice for finding a job in another state if you’re looking to move outside of Indianapolis. Here are some tips! … Continued

Does your Indianapolis home use well water?

If so, it’s important to understand how to periodically treat and test the water you’re using. At Christopher Ellyn Homes , we’ve bought and sold many properties that use well water in the more rural parts of Indianapolis and there are a few things that people should be aware of. Here’s what one should keep … Continued