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Managing Real Estate Broker - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty
A plethera of information for anyone relocating in general, in addition to specific info about our metropolitan areas.
The stats are out.   Every state in the U.S. is projected to have a deficit in 2012.  Many states are going broke, cutting programs and hiking tuitions. Who has the lowest projected deficit, you might ask?????   Indiana's projected deficit is only 2%.  (This is a percentage of the fiscal budget f...
The theme of Indiana in May is black and white. It's time for the Indianapolis 500 and all the festivities that entails - it's not just the cars zooming around the track - there's a lot more going on.  These events take place in and around the Indianapolis Motorspeedway and Indianapolis in gener...
It's that time of year when I start fantasizing about Indiana Sweet Corn...... Farmers Markets are my favorite thing from spring through fall.  I have a link under Miscellaneous Information for all the Farmers Markets in Indiana.  (on the website) or you can go direc...
Bitmap Indiana Housing Market Update              Data pulled as of April 18 and includes detached single family homes, condos and townhomes.         Jan through Mar Apr through Mar       Click any area below for a full report. Closed Sales 2010 Closed Sales 2011 +/- Median Price 2010 Median Pri...
Lowes will be giving away 1 Million tree saplings this Saturday, April 23rd in celebration of Earth Day. Lowes has partnered with American Forests for the giveaway.  Each tree will be bar-coded so you can register your tree online ( and see where the other trees are being plant...
Pacers in the NBA Playoffs For the first time since 2006, the Pacers are in the NBA Playoffs.  They clinched the spot by defeating the Washington Wizards on Aprisl 6th by a wide margin of 132-112. The Colts have certainly dominated the sports headlines in the Hoosier state over the last years, so...
Saturday April 16th from 10-6pm and Sunday April 17th from 10-5pm Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall  $8 admission and $3 parking This is a first-time event modeled after the Kentucky Crafted Market that has been taking place for the last 30 years. There will be over 90 artists and food artisan...
Do you like the retro look?  Well, get the real thing!!! Download this gallery (ZIP, null KB) Download full size (900 KB)The Midland Arts and Antiques Market has been "the place" for antiques for over 15 years.  There are over 200 independent art and antique dealers at one location.  They even ha...
Does your company or organization need a guide to the world's cultural landscape?   Our department was honored to attend the Annual Meeting for The International Center (IC).  We have been involved with them over the last couple years providing assistance for finding housing for incoming internat...
I feel compelled to highlight Butler University, since their Basketball team is making national headlines again this year after making it to the final four! They have done something that is many would say is impossible.  They have enable IU, Purdue, Notre Dame, ISU and Ball State fans to unite in...

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