Serving the Area Since 1975

This is the most useful real estate website in the area, with advanced search technologies that allow you to view listings, or to ensure your own home is sold in reasonable time and for top dollar.

You'll also find our web site to be a one-stop resource for your online real estate research. We're eager to tell you what we know about the local market for homes, preconstruction, or whatever is most interesting at the moment - that's where you'll usually find us! We delight in helping people succeed in this market, and when our clients come out of the transaction breathing that big sigh of relief, we're just as satisfied as they are.

So please, have a look around, and contact us with any questions you might have about the market or our services. No question is too mundane - we want to help!

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Kara is wonderful! Very helpful and honest! She made the purchase of the home a wonderful experience. Very easy to deal with and no worries! Thanks Kara & Key!

Carrie LaBolle

Cindy is a friend and classmate of mine whom I've known for a long time and I knew she worked for Key and have always heard great things about her and how people who have purchased always had great success with her, so it was a no brainer for me.

Toni Bender

Kara did everything she said she would do. Something simple but harder to find these days.

James Freihaut

Kara Hinshaw of Key Associates of Santa Claus made the purchase of our new home in Christmas Lake Village so easy! She’s wonderful!!! I called her last minute a few days before we came back to spend Christmas with the family to ask about showing us some homes we wanted to look at while we were in the area, since we planned to relocate there from California when we retire early next year. Because she was not available she had one of her excellent associates take us on the tour but assured us she would be 100% involved in our search and purchase. We found the home we were looking for on our first trip out and knew that we had made the right decision in choosing the best realtor possible! Kara is very knowledgeable about the area, answered every question we had without hesitation and gave us great advice. Kara kept us updated constantly from first offer to closing. She made the entire process of purchasing our new home so easy and problem free!!! Since all of our conversations with Kara have been by telephone or email we are really looking forward to meeting her in person when we come back to Santa Claus, IN. She has become a very good friend that I feel Iike known for years! We would highly recommend Kara Hinshaw of Key Associates to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home in the area. You will not find a better realtor who knows the area and has her clients best interests at heart!

Daniel & Elizabeth Dresselhaus

Kara Hinshaw went beyond what most associates would have done. She was instrumental in having a successful sale of the property. Thank you!

Dale an Marcia Frank

Great. More than expected. Would not hesitate to use again or recommend to friends.

Randy & Bertie Ayer

Kara was very professional and helpful.

Dwight and Peggy Howard

Everything we needed was available to us from Cindy. They know this market inside and out. No better agency if you're looking for a home in Christmas Lake Village.

John and Rebecca Pigeon

"I found the Key associate team to be hard working, and professional, made our buying experience enjoyable, great web site, easy to maneuver, was helpful in every essence, use them and you will not be disappointed, oh, did I mention great follow-ups after your purchase!"

Stanley & Lissa Kaszynski

Key Associates of Santa Claus (Matt & Kara) will pay attention to your concerns & details. They provide great communication & feedback when selling a home. Lots of times a agency will show a house & you never hear anything back. This agency sends you feedback! I would recommend them to family & friends!

Angie Evans, Dale

Kara was there for us every time we need to talk to her she helped us through the whole process and we love our new place, Thank you so much Kara

Roger and Tina Hanes

We have worked with Kara Hinshaw of Key Associates on many real estate transactions. Our experiences have always been good. We will remain loyal to using Key Associates for future transactions and always make this recommendation to people we know that are looking for a realty company.

Bruce and Pamela Tesch

Kara was great from start to finish. Very knowledgeable and always quick to respond!

Delbert & Kelly Backs

Matt went above and beyond in all aspects. I felt like I was working with someone who understood my needs and never pushed me in a direction I didn't want to go. So happy I went this direction.

Thank you Key Associates for making a stressful experience manageable. I will recommend to anyone looking to purchase and will return to Key Associates when buying/selling in the future.

Eric Rentz

Kara was fabulous in EVERY aspect of helping us find a home. She knew everything about the homes in Christmas Lake. She has answered any question we have and has worked with us through the entire process. 

I would recommend Kara to any of my friends and colleagues

Erich and Jessica Kendall

Key Associtaes has been wonderful. Kara has helped us over the last 4 years and has answered every question we may have had. The knowledge by Key Associates of the area was wonderful. We recommend anyone looking to move into the area contact Key Associates for a professional, curtious and knowledgeable experience. Keep up the good work you have a great team.

Larry and Deb Taylor

Brenda Clark was very professional. She was always available when I wanted information about possible sales or other advice on selling the house.

Gary Terry

Key Associates of Santa Claus was just awesome. Everyone involved was amazing. Before choosing Key Associates of Santa Claus, I tried doing this on my own and I feel Brenda Clark was God sent! She helped me so much and I don't think I could have done it without her! She streamlined the process and made my first time home buying a wonderful experience! Thank you Brenda and thank you Key Associates of Santa Claus

Randall Spinks

They actually are the real estate firm that we ought the house from when we moved to Santa Claus, 23 years ago. Not Kara but her parents. We were very happy with our home, but the time had come for us to move on, since we had been spending the last 13 years in Florida during the winter months. Kara, did a great job for us. Kept us up on everything. Any ideas she had she passed on and shared with us. She was very professional and yet personal. We could not have been more pleased with her.

Just a good company to work with. Very satisfied

Shannon and John Lobeck

My agent was excellent. Key Associates are the best in area!

Ike Schorr

I had only heard good things from local people that Kara was great !!

Erin Vaal


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