Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

  Is your Mom’s love language quality time? If so, we’d love to encourage you to invest your money into something for you guys to do together! This is a list of activities and events located throughout Lafayette, West Lafayette, and some in Indianapolis. We hope it is helpful!   Mother’s Day Fun in Lafayette, IN All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): All Fired Up is a sure-fired way to spend some quality time with your Mama. They’re hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Painting Party. Come on in, hang out, and paint some pottery together. You can reserve a private table for your family if you’d like to. All Mom’s and Grandma’s get 20% off their project. Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN): Painting with a twist holds classes where amateur students can learn to paint a picture from an example. There are MANY opportunities to go this weekend and paint with your Mom. There are Classes starting Thursday and they run through Sunday! Click here to view the full calendar. Painting with a Twist is offering a Mother’s Day Mommy and Me painting session. We regret to inform you that this one is SOLD OUT. Please be sure to look for another one like this next year! Merlin’s Beard (Lafayette, IN): Merlin’s Beard is a local board gamer’s hang out. They serve up access to almost any board game ever along with an array of food and drinks. They have drink options from beer to Butterbeer to lattes! Merlin’s Beard hosts events all the time. However, we think the event name speaks for itself on this one: Mother’s Day...
Rising Mortgage Interest Rates!

Rising Mortgage Interest Rates!

If you have been on the fence about buying a home, now is the time to buy!  Mortgage rates are jumping, delivering a one-two punch to potential buyers already dealing with home prices that have risen sharply over the past few years. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac on Friday reported that the rate for 30-year fixed mortgages has hit a seven-year high — and experts expect home-loan rates to continue rising. Interest rates tend to increase in response to inflation, which is picking up steam for the first time in decades.   Bottom Line Whether you are a move-up buyer or first-time buyer, waiting to purchase your next home based on the belief that prices will fall because of rising mortgage rates makes no sense. It may actually be a good time for you to purchase your new home sooner rather than later.  We do not see any reason for rates to stop climbing and the cost to wait may be bigger than you may think.  You should also know that mortgage interest rates are still relatively low when you consider what they’ve been over the last 20–30 years. With interest rates on the rise, you might be considering buying sooner than later.  If you’re searching on the most popular house hunting apps, you could potentially be wasting up to 47% of your time since their data is dated.  Visit our website at www.RomanskiGroup.com for up to date property information to begin your home buying journey! SEARCH HOMES IN LAFAYETTE INDIANA NOW! TO FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY FOR A MORTGAGE, CONTACT ERIC COX OF RUOFF MORTGAGE!   For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area...
Planning your Fall Party

Planning your Fall Party

It’s Fall y’all! It’s a perfect time to host some people in your home and yard for a Fall party. Whether you’re in the Lafayette, IN city limits or on acres of land out in one of the surrounding counties, there are so many fun things to work with that you can get creative! Pumpkins, hay bales, tractors, oh my! The possibilities are endless. We’ve been known to host some fancy Fall festivities in our day, but we want to enable you to do it too! Here are a few suggestions for you to consider while planning your Fall party!   Practical Fall Party Ideas A bonfire is a must! These crisp nights compliment a fire. Outside games keep the masses entertained! This Fall theme spin on classics make your Fall party cute too! Mini pumpkin tic-tac-toe; giant, mini-pumpkin checkers; or giant jenga are all game options! What’s a party without a little friendly competition? Bobbing for apples is always a fun Fall game or maybe a donut eating contest. We’ve done these at some of our parties, and they’re a hit! Don’t forget all things soup and all things chili. Maybe you can host a chili cook off. This puts you collecting all your friends’ grandma’s recipes for your family’s future. You’re welcome. Our favorite Fall desserts are S’mores and pie. Just sayin’. More crowd involvement can happen at a make-your-own wreath station or maybe a carve-your-own jack-o-lantern station. This is a place to be creative! Square dancing? Or maybe just a good ol’ barn dance if you have a barn? Or living room dancing if you don’t. Hay...
70 Hibiscus Court, Lafayette

70 Hibiscus Court, Lafayette

Welcome to 70 Hibiscus Court in Lafayette, Indiana Enjoy low maintenance living in this beautiful condo overlooking the pond! This well cared for home offers tons of natural light with nearly 1700 sq ft, a gorgeous sunroom and a 2-car attached garage! The fully equipped kitchen is open to the great room with cathedral ceilings. The master bedroom has tray ceilings and an en suite with a jetted tub, double lavs and a walk-in shower. You will love everything about this home including the spacious laundry room with cabinets and a utility sink and storage options throughout. You will love relaxing on the paver patio this fall overlooking the beautiful pond! Minutes away from shopping, access to 231 and a quick 10 minute commute to Purdue! Experience city conveniences while tucked back in a quiet, private community with no through traffic. The HOA fee covers mowing, sidewalk snow removal, and common area maintenance! Contact The Romanski Group for more information (765) 293.9300 or click below:   For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9100.  Using an experienced team is the way to get your home ‪SOLD‬! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana area! Learn more about our Guaranteed Home Sale...
History of Indiana’s Covered Bridges

History of Indiana’s Covered Bridges

We love all things Indiana around here, and, fortunately, Indiana‘s covered bridges are easy to love. Yes, they’re cool, but, why do we have them here in good ol’ Indiana? What was their purpose? And what are their uses today?  We hope to take you on a trip down history lane, and also give you resources for more information if you’re into this sort of thing. Here are some fun, historical facts about Indiana’s shelter bridges.   History of Indiana’s Covered Bridges According to the IN.gov website, “Indiana’s covered bridge era began in the early 1830s when the National Road first crossed the state. The first Hoosier covered bridge was completed in 1835 in Henry County. We estimate that between 400 and 500 covered bridges may have existed in Indiana… Because the bridges were constructed with timber, they were covered to protect them from the elements. They were often the largest covered area in a community and were sometimes used for revival meetings, weddings, and political rallies… In 1998, however only ninety-three covered timber bridges remain in the Hoosier state. Many bridges have fallen victim to local apathy, the forces of nature, arson, and/or careless driving.” Click here to download the entire file IN.gov provides for more information on history and covered bridges. There is even available charts for where to find the current ones in each county.   Present Day Information on Indiana’s Covered Bridges Currently, the organization, the Indiana Covered Bridge Society, Inc. cares for, advocates, and protects our loved and valued covered bridges.  There are 31 shelter bridges in Indiana standing today. Parke County, and their surrounding counties,...
Covered Bridge Festival 2018

Covered Bridge Festival 2018

One unique, historical part of Indiana, are the covered bridges. They’re beautiful this time of year, complementing the changing leaves nicely. With that in mind, Parke County, the Covered Bridge Capital of the world, gives you an opportunity to scope them out! Each year, Parke County and the surrounding counties host Indiana‘s largest festival: the Covered Bridge Festival. It’s about an hour drive through decorated, wooded countryside to get there from Lafayette, IN. And we think it’s worth a visit! So, our goal is to introduce you to one of Indiana‘s favorite seasons with one of Indiana‘s favorite and most attended festivals. We hope you enjoy! Dates, Hours, and Locations of the Covered Bridge Festivals The Covered Bridge Festival is 10 days long. It runs from October 12th – 21st, 2018. Locations may differ in daily hours and entertainment, but they are generally open from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M daily. Click here to view a map with details on lodging and specific festival/vendor locations! The main location sits at: 401 E Ohio St Rockville, Indiana 47872 We recommend you start here, and then you can adventure on to other locations! History of the Covered Bridge Festival This information is provided by the Mansfield Village Website! The Covered Bridge Festival starts the second Friday in October every year. This have been an annual event since 1957. The first festival in Parke County “…was only three days long and took place on the Rockville Courthouse Square, the same place that festival headquarters is located today. Maps were available for the three covered bridge routes. The routes were marked along the...