Indiana Property Tax Exemption Deadline

Indiana Property Tax Exemption Deadline

Are You Entitled to a Property Tax Exemption? If you purchased a house, changed the deed, or refinanced on your mortgage, you should make sure the correct exemptions are filed on your home. The Romanski Group of Keller Williams Realty wants to remind you to file your property tax exemptions by the end of the year!  If exemptions aren’t filed or confirmed by December 31 your taxes could go up substantially.  Below is a summary of common exemptions along with contact information for each county below. Homestead Deduction – If you own a home or are buying on a recorded contract, and use it as your primary place of residence, your home could qualify for a homeowner’s deduction. A taxpayer cannot receive the Homestead Deduction in multiple states as the homestead is considered the “principle place of residence”. The deduction is either 60% of your assessed valuation or a maximum of $45,000. Mortgage Deduction – If you are buying property on a recorded mortgage or a recorded contract, and you are a resident of the State of Indiana, you could qualify for a mortgage deduction. The value of the deduction may not exceed the amount of the indebtedness. The deduction is either one half of your assessed valuation or $3,000, whichever is less. A person owning more than one property may not receive mortgage deductions totaling more than $3,000. There are several other property tax exemptions that may be available to you as well which you may want to inquire about. Please find your county below and file your homestead and mortgage exemptions or verify and get proof in...
Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “it takes a village!”…? This phrase generally applies to raising children, acknowledging the many people it takes to raise one human, but it can be applied to other things. In this case, we’re referring to a new restaurant here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area: Big Woods Restaurant. In essence, Big Woods Restaurant is just part of the Village. There are many moving parts to this American cuisine and craft beer establishment, and each one is equally important. From craft beer to pizza and a distillery to entertainment- you’ll see once your here. Enjoy everything the Big Woods Village has to offer at this new restaurant on Purdue University’s campus! About Big Woods Restaurant Big Woods Village began in Nashville, TN with an open restaurant and a vision in 2009. “Founders, Ed, Jeff and Tim, decided to build a brewpub in the Alley, at the corner of Busted Knuckle and Hare Trigger… From the day it opened, Big Woods Brewing enjoyed remarkable support from locals, tourists and far-flung craft beer lovers. As demand for the beer, the food and the unique experience grew, so did Big Woods’ footprint in Nashville.  In 2011, in an effort to meet demand for more beer and to create a family-friendly experience, the Tucker Building became the home of Big Woods’ second brewery and Big Woods Pizza Company.” Over the years, Big Woods, being a Nashville original business, became a place where bands and other entertainment made their rounds. Super fun to know that about their roots! The atmosphere is designed for you to stay a while, and we think this part of...
Thanksgiving Host Tips

Thanksgiving Host Tips

Thanksgiving will look different in 2020, there is no doubt about that. As part of this Greater Lafayette, IN community, we’d like to equip you with ideas and tools to make the choice to do what’s best for your family and friends. Here’s a brief list of tips for the usual host of the Thanksgiving dinner to do just that- make the best decision for their different holiday season. Make a plan! A plan saves the day for all holiday events! Know what you’re going to cook beforehand, grocery shop all at once, coordinate the menu with other guests and what they’re bringing (delegate if you need to!), and make ahead anything you can! Consider the weather 2020 begs the question: can this year’s event be held outside? The Greater Lafayette, IN weather can be somewhat unpredictable in late November, but there might be room to consider an outdoor, bundled-up celebration. The CDC recommends outdoor events to be better than indoor, but if the event needs to be inside, choose a non-congested area with good ventilation. “Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible based on the weather.” Prepare with Supplies This year, there are more items than normal to think about providing for the guests in your home. In addition to your usual plates, napkins, cups, utensils, etc, consider these items for your Thanksgiving dinner. Individual, disposable drinks: Single bottle and cans alleviate the need to touch the same bottle to get a beverage. Masks: This is specifically aimed toward anyone with COVID-19 high risk friends and family members. Masks are...
Greater Lafayette Thanksgiving Carry Out Dinners

Greater Lafayette Thanksgiving Carry Out Dinners

Selective focus of multiethnic family having video call on laptop during thanksgiving Looking for Greater Lafayette, IN businesses that will help you take some Thanksgiving responsibilities off your plate? Not only will these gems make your Thanksgiving a day a little lighter, but you’ll also be supporting local people in our community through this delegation process. Some of these are 100% locally owned and operated, but if they’re not family owned, and instead franchised, they are still community members who work and serve at these places! Two fold service gives us all the holiday cheer feels! Here are the 7 places we’re extra thankful for this Thanksgiving 2020: Fresh Thyme (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): Fresh Thyme not only supplies an option to get the entire Thanksgiving meal for pick up at each location, but it also serves your get together in another way. Even if you don’t need the entire meal, be sure to stroll through the premade side dishes, dips, desserts, or entrees in the market section. This will surely spice up and diversify your dinner options. Fresh Thyme prides themselves on the quality of ingredients in their products, “without breaking the bank.” Traders Point Creamery (Zionsville, IN): This one might be a little trek outside of the Greater Lafayette, IN area, but it’ll be worth your drive. Trader’s Point Creamery is a farm to fork style establishment that does everything they do SO well. You’ll love every bite of this amazing carry out meal, and you’ll be sure to impress your family too. Click here to view the menu! Sweet Revolution Bake Shop (Downtown Lafayette, IN): This one won’t serve every area of...
Small Business Spotlight:  Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

Small Business Spotlight: Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

As the skyline around Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN physically rises, there are many additions to the surrounding area. Life on campus at Purdue University constantly dreams of development and innovation and growth, and we hold the privilege to see it unfold before our eyes. Projection by the president, Mitch Daniels, calls for higher attendance, and therefore, we’ve seen many developers come and build new apartment complexes for housing, new store fronts for convenient shopping, and new restaurants and establishments for growing entertainment and night life experiences. Here are a few best new restaurants we’ve seen pop up as a result of all things growing! Cheers to the hope ahead! Restaurants on and around Purdue University’s Campus Big Woods Restaurant (Northwestern Ave.): Signature pizzas, craft beer, burgers, and more! Click here to view the menu! Yatagarasu (Chauncey Ave.): Japanese Noodle shop! This is a second location in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. SO yummy! Click here to view the menu! The Tap (State St.): The TAP is a 21 and up establishment. Food items include fresh tacos, artisan pizzas, cheese boards, burgers, dessert, and so much more! 8eleven Modern Bistro (Grant St. – inside the Union): American cuisine including all things breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and wine! This restaurant has something for everyone. View the website for menu information. Leaps Coffee and Artisan Pastries (Grant St. – inside the Union): “Grab ‘n’ go goodness!” This menu changes daily because it depends heavily on local production and availability. Click here to view the constants! State 19 (State St.): State 19 majors in night life and drinks, but they...