Lafayette, IN Real Estate News

By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
You don't have to be THE Champion to be a winner! It was a week ago (AND A YEAR AGO) that I watched the Butler Bulldogs come agonizingly close to winning  the NCAA men's national basketball championship, only to have traditional powers Duke and UConn prevail.  UConn is a deserving champion as they were the only team in the NCAA tournament this spring to figure out a way to shut down Butler's patient and ever deliberate offense in that decisive second half. My colleague Gwen Banta, a Butler grad and longtime Hoosier resident, wrote a great post explaining the meaning of Hoosier Hysteria and its impact upon people beyond the basketball court.  You should read it and the comments as well. Growing up in Indiana our state basketball championship was unlike any other state.  Tiny schools of ...
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By The Romanski Group
(The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty)
Come check out this new listing this Sunday, April 10th, 2011 during the OPEN HOUSE from 1:00 - 3:00 pm!  3613 Sunnyview Drive, Lafayette IN  47909 Location:   Lafayette Type:   Single Family Home Bedrooms:   4 Bathrooms:   2 full, 1 half MLS#:   9949491  Charming home in mint condition sitting on nearly a 1/2 acre lot with a huge fenced backyard! Relax on the covered front porch or while sitting on the large patio out back. Features include a 1st floor master suite and 1st floor bedroom (could also be used as a den/office), large great room with a floor to ceiling brick fireplace that opens to the kitchen and dining area. The laundry room has tons of cabinets and a folding counter and is plumbed for a utility sink. Lots of storage in the oversized 2-car attached garage with cabinets. T...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
Open House in Lafayette, Indiana on Sunday, March 20th from 2-4 p.m. FOUR BEDROOM, THREE FULL BATH HOME FOR SALE IN A PARK LIKE SETTING ON 310 VALLEY DRIVE IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA.***There are two bedrooms on the the main floor and two bedrooms upstairs. ***The main floor has an "L" shaped living room and dining room with a generous sized kitchen large enough to seat your family for meals as well. If you are looking for a generous sized home in Lafayette, with over 2,000 square feet of living space on the main floors with an additional 900 square feet of finished basement please visit our open house this Sunday afternoon on March 20th from 2-4pm. YOU DESERVE A BREAK FROM THE NCAA MARCH MADNESS!This home is no longer an active listing and is no longer listed for sale. 
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
  UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS IN TIPPECANOE COUNTY:  10th BEST IN INDIANA     Tippecanoe County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.6% which is the lowest unemployment experienced since December of 2008 for the Greater Lafayette area. In order to be considered unemployed an individual must be at least 16 years old AND trying to find employment. The road to economic recovery has been a slow process for the Lafayette area. West Lafayette has a 4.9% unemployment rate and Lafayette's was almost double that at 8.6%.      
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
  McCUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL in Lafayette, Indiana:  will they repeat history?   Twenty years ago today the McCutcheon girls basketball team came from behind to defeat #2 ranked and undefeated GARY WEST in the morning semi-state basketball tourney game at Lafayette Jefferson before a crowd of over 4,500 people.   Today, the McCutcheon High School Lady Mavericks, who are coached by Jeff Knoy, take a 25-1 record and #4 ranking into this FINAL FOUR game for the IHSAA girls basketball tournament against #3 ranked Penn from the Mishawaka area.  Penn has a 22-1 record.  The winner advances to the 4A state championship next week at Fort Wayne.  Game time is 6 P.M. at the Warsaw High School gym in northern Indiana! GOOD LUCK LADY MAVERICKS and lets hope history repeats itself agai...
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By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
                             BOTTOM TEN list:  You know it is a HUD home when:     10.  The top REALTORS® in your MLS board have no idea what you are talking about.   9.  Instead of welcoming you the cockroaches HISS at you!   8.  Your investor clients do not want to go into the house.   7.  The listing agent is ashamed to place his/her FOR SALE sign out in the yard.   6.  The rooms are messier than your teenager's bedroom.   5.  The rooms are more cluttered than your spouse's office at home.   4.  You see the yellow, police crime scene tape across the front door.   3.  The kids do their math homework assignments on the bedroom walls.   2.  Your client is thrilled to see a single appliance left in the kitchen.   1.  Your buyers ask you if the chalk outline of the body on the floor will ...
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By The Romanski Group
(The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty)
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette is hosting a blood drive this Wednesday, January 20th from 11am to 4pm at our office with the American Red Cross.  We would like to personally invite you to come out and donate blood.  We have several restaurants that are providing coupons that we will be providing for everyone that donates.  Here are our partners:Mancino's Pizza and Grinders                                       Providing a fresh baked chocolate chunk cookie for anyone who donates (cookie on site after donation)Lafayette locationLogan's Roadhouse                                                        Free Appetizer CouponLafayette locationOutback Steakhouse                                                     Coupon for Free Bloomin OnionLafayette locationTexas Roadhouse                 ...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
  Congratulations to Jennifer O'Shea of the Keller Williams Signature Partners Market Center in Lafayette, Indiana.  Her husband, Kevin O'Shea, just coached the Lafayette Central Catholic Knights to the Indiana CLASS A State Football Championship!!! WAY TO GO KEVIN AND JENNIFER!!!  Our youngest daughter attended the game and kept us up to date with text messages throughout the game.  Central Catholic finished the season with a perfect 15-0 record and they defeated Fountain Central 52-0 for the state title.  It was the NINTH shutout for the Knights defense this season-an incredible feat! You can relax now Jennifer and enjoy the holiday season!
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By A. J. Fischer, CDPE, CRS, ABR, GRI, ASP, CREA, SFR
(Keller Williams Ft Myers & The Islands)
Today was a great today in our Keller Williams Lafayette Market Center.  We had a great turn out for our first KW Cares Luncheon.  Several of our agents and staff brought in food, salads and deserts to share with our agents.  All the agents had to do was donate $5 for the lunch. We then donate that money to our KW Cares.  Lots of agents showed, food was yummy and we already have 4 of the guys who will provide the lunch next month. Thanks KW.  
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By The Romanski Group
(The Romanski Group/ Keller Williams Realty)
Erin Romanski and The Romanski Group | Keller Williams Realty | 765-532-6148 2448 Silverado Circle, Lafayette, IN Maintenance free style living in Ravenswood Community overlooking a pond! 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $205,000 Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 1,710 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $150 per month DESCRIPTION Situated on a beautiful lot adjoining the pond is this spacious condo with maintenance free style living in Ravenswood! You are welcomed into this home by a foyer entry with ceramic tile flooring that opens to the great room with cathedral ceilings and a corner gas log fireplace. There is a veranda/sunroom with french doors, a spacious den (could be used as a third bedroom), a dining area and a lovely kitchen, ...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    How can an automotive plant that employes almost 3,000 people have zero landfill waste since May, 2004? We covered  in parts I-III how Subaru cuts down on potential waste by REDUCING the potential amount of landfill waste and then RE-USING materials instead of recycling them(it does cost to recycle).  All the materials that can't be reduced any more as usable material or re-used are then RECYCLED. Even waste from the SIA cafeteria is not considered waste.  It is composted on site of the factory and used to amend the plant grounds.  Associates are welcome to take the new composted soil to their house and use it as well. Anything that remains is then recycled.  The ponds and wetlands on the factory site are also home to various wildlife animals that surrond the Lafayette area:  deer, ...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
   WHAT CAN REALTORS LEARN FROM THE SUBARU AUTOMOTIVE PLANT IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA?  part III                         ARE WE MAKING AN EFFORT TO CONSERVE ENERGY AND TO REDUCE WASTE?   Since May of 2004 our Subaru Indiana Automotive (SIA) plant which employs almost 3,000 associates in Lafayette, Indiana has NOT sent a single ounce of waste to the landfill.  Every WEEK our real estate company that has about  40 active agents sends a dual  dumpster bin of solid waste to our local landfill. How does Subaru do it?  They reduce, then re-use, and finally recycle all of their waste!!!  SIA was the first auto plant in America to be certified in the tough international standard of excellence for managing environmental systems. REDUCE ***They plan their orders of raw materials to reduce the amount...
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By Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN)
    Our Keller Williams agents toured the Subaru Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, Indiana last week and in part I we talked about the teamwork and cooperation we witnessed at SIA. I would like to share with you the efficiency of time, materials, and productivity that we experienced in our tour of the Subaru Indiana Automotive plant. ***  Associates worked as a team to accomplish their given task on the assembly line. ***  Associates switched tasks for the last half of the day so the work would not be repetitive,  and their body would use different muscle groups to protect their physical health. ***  Communication at all levels was emphasized so every associate knew what was expected each part of the day. ***  Management VALUED feedback from associates working on the assembly line ...
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By A. J. Fischer, CDPE, CRS, ABR, GRI, ASP, CREA, SFR
(Keller Williams Ft Myers & The Islands)
Don't miss the opportunity to see three homes open in Rainey Brook, first one is on Admirals Point Drive from 1-2PM, the next ones on Osprey from 2-3, which has just been reduced to $249,900 and the third is one from 3-4. just follow the signs.  Kevin Fischer, Buyer Partner of the Kristy Sporre Davis Team of Keller Williams will be hosting those for Kristy. You can contact Kevin by text or phone 828-260-3965.
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By Kate Pokroshinskaya
(Royal)
OUTSTANDING VALUE: 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 story, townhouse close to everything important. This is an amazing, updated, modern living space, only minutes to Walmart, the mall, IVY Tech, restaurants, shopping, recreation, etc. It's a quick and easy trip to Purdue. Located in a quiet neighborhood, low taxes, low utility costs, nice neighbors. Completely remodeled and renovated, this unit even has a new efficient HVAC system including heat pump. New quality double hung vinyl windows with premium sound reducing and thermal insulation option for lower heating and cooling costs. New quality entry door and two new patio doors that open to outdoor living space. All quality work, no cutting corners. The updated and expanded galley kitchen is impressive and practical with lots of storage, pull out...
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By Becky Johnson - Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
(Your Real Estate Specialists Group - Century 21)
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By Becky Johnson - Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
(Your Real Estate Specialists Group - Century 21)
Your Real Estate Specialists Group | Keller Williams Realty | (765)426.1141 1717 S 13th Street, Lafayette, IN JUST SOLD IN 2 WEEKS! 3BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $105,000 Year Built 1958 Sq Footage 1,895 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size .14 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION JUST SOLD IN 2 WEEKS!!! Get YOUR Home SOLD with Your Real Estate Specialists Group! Call (765)426.1141 see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES • Central A/C • Central heat • Hardwood floor • Family room • Living room • Dining room • Microwave • Basement • Laundry area - inside • Balcony, Deck, or Patio • Yard OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES • Full Basement with Finished Basement • Ultra-Modern New Kitchen • Timeless Sold Hardwood Floors • 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 B...
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By Becky Johnson - Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
(Your Real Estate Specialists Group - Century 21)
Your Real Estate Specialists Group | Keller Williams Realty | (765)426.1141 616 S 16th Street, Lafayette, IN Designer's Legacy...Traditional Bungalow With All The Modern Touches. 2BR/1BA Single Family House offered at $83,000 Year Built 1920 Sq Footage 850 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 0 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION A Designer's Legacy...There's No Place Like This Home! Beautiful Bungalow in Great Central Location. Walk Downtown, Ride Bikes To The Park, and Stroll to School. 850 Square Feet of Living Space + Basement Florida SunRoom, Hardwood Floors, Beautiful Built-In China Cabinet Lush Lawn with Mature Trees & Perrinial Flowers Oversized Garage with Garage Door Opener Greet Your Guests With A Bright & Cheery SunRoom. Cozy Din...
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By Becky Johnson - Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
(Your Real Estate Specialists Group - Century 21)
SOLD IN 2 WEEKS!!! Fair Park, Lafayette  -  The single story at 1717 S 13th Street has been sold. Property information     Your Real Estate Specialists Group                                                         Call (765)426.1141 www.YourRealEstateSpecialists.com
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By Becky Johnson - Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN
(Your Real Estate Specialists Group - Century 21)
Custom Ranch with Sun Room! • 1,936 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm ranch "Sprawling Ranch Home" - MLS® $200,000 - Brand New! Sun Room! McCutcheon Schools The Commons at Valley Lakes, Lafayette Property information     Your Real Estate Specialists Group                                                         Call (765)426.1141 www.YourRealEstateSpecialists.com
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