Congrats to Two Chicks and a Hammer!

As a Realtor, I have seen their rehab work and followed their business…imagine my surprise a couple of weeks ago while watching HGTV and seeing them and Indy with the pilot for their show!  Apparently the world likes them too as they have been signed to a 10 episode deal!

For those unfamiliar, Two Chicks and a Hammer is a mother-daughter house renovation team based in Fountain Square.  HGTV just signed them to a deal for a series that will follow Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine as they transform homes in Indianapolis.

A High Noon Entertainment talent scout found the team while searching for another company on Facebook, and after a long interview process, High Noon shot a pilot last fall.  “Two Chicks and a Hammer,” debuted May 4 on HGTV.  The first episode of the new series is scheduled to air in early 2016…read the Indianapolis Star article here:  Two Chicks and a Hammer.

Congrats to these ladies for being recognized…we’re all rooting for you!


Vicki Reed


Do you Entertain?

As a Realtor, many of my clients talk about having an open concept home, looking for a great “entertainment” space, but how many of us really entertain?  I have a great home for entertaining, very open concept with great room and kitchen/dinning to each other, with a fireplace and plenty of room to move around and a large deck facing a wooded area – great for indoor/outdoor parties – but I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a party or just friends over for a casual dinner!

Do you entertain?  I believe we all “intend” to entertain, but most of us find it easier to meet at restaurants, let someone else do the cooking and cleaning!

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Each January, Kate Marvel and her husband, Connie Martin host a party at their home for their clients and friends.  I’ve been going for at least 6 years, it’s a lot of fun!  Kate owns Advantage Financial Group in Indianapolis and this is her “thank you” to her clients and they know how to throw a party!  The food and drink are abundant, much of which Kate prepares herself.  One thing…they do not have an “open concept” home, but the home works for this party!  It’s a lovely, older home with is a kitchen, dining room, living room, den, and sun porch on the main floor as well as a finished basement – there are groups of people in each room and Kate and Connie make the rounds.

So my friends, when you are looking for a new home, do not rule out older homes with a “choppier” floor plan, make sure you are being true to how you really live, not how you think you should live because of HGTV!  Want to start looking for that new home?  Click here to search for properties on my website!

Vicki Reed