The Covid 19 quarantine Spring housing market

The whole world seems to be going crazy right now, but one thing is for sure— people are still moving. Whether it’s for a job, to be closer to family, or just because their housing needs have recently changed, people are still moving. Because of Covid-19, some sellers seem reluctant to list their houses and…

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Prepping Your Home to Sell

nicely staged bedroom

We are beginning a busy Spring Market here in the Lafayette Area.  Homes sell quickly if they are priced right and show nicely. If you live in a show home and your house is always perfectly tidy, bless you and I hate you a little bit. For those of us with kids, pets, and spouses,…

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Real Estate and the Art of Matchmaking

Kim House

On this day in which we celebrate love and romance, I can’t help but think how much I love matchmaking. In my younger years, I loved to fix up my friends romantically. It was a rush for me—putting good people in the same room, talk them up to each other, and watch the sparks fly.…

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Invest in Midwest Real Estate

2 story house

Last month I discussed the enormous population growth in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Doubling our population in 15 years means that we are booming metropolis! For residential real estate investors, this is good news! It means that more people are moving to the area, and these people will need somewhere to live. In the United States…

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Lafayette Indiana, I Like It Here!

In 2006 I was freshly engaged to a West Lafayette native and teaching high school in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.  My fiancé was sick of the heat and wanted to move back to Indiana.  I would have followed him to the moon, so as soon as the school year ended, we moved to Indiana…

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How to Buy a Home in a Crazy Seller’s Market

money, notes, house

I have been selling real estate for 12 years. Never have I seen a seller’s market like we are experiencing right now. The average days on market for a nicely maintained, appropriately priced home under $200,000 is less than a few days. If you are a pre qualified buyer, ready to buy, you better plan…

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Summer Activities for Kids – Fair Oaks Farms

I like pig butts and I cannot lie

We are located about one hour south of one of the biggest agritourism attractions in the Midwest—Fair Oaks Farms. Fair Oaks Farms isn’t just a farm, it is an educational, child friendly adventure that has more than you can do or see in just 1 day. While it is one of my favorite places to…

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Summer Activities with Kids: Prophetstown State Park

2 boys walking towards a barn

One of my favorite activities in the summer is taking my kids to Prophetstown State Park. There is so much to do, and with it being in Tippecanoe County, it is so close. Every year we get the annual State Park Pass, $50 for the calendar year, so any trip to Prophetstown is affordable. Prophetstown…

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David Ross: Purdue Benefactor, West Lafayette Visionary

Information told by Wesley Shook of Coldwell Banker, The Shook Agency David E. Ross, (1871-1943) a Tippecanoe County native and successful mechanical engineer, left the majority of his estate, an estimated total of 3 Million Dollars, to his alma mater, Purdue University. He was one of the greatest benefactors of the University, and, as a…

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Home Design Genius

Logan Street house after

Jessica Cabral is a Professor of Construction Management at Purdue University with the most amazing hobby. She transforms dilapidated old homes into modern masterpieces. Upon looking at the house for the first time she says she instantly knows what it can become. I first met Jessica in 2008. She was getting her PHD in Construction…

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