Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

Shop Local: Lafayette Farmers Markets

We’re here with a no brainer, two fold summer solution. This summer, watch your dollars directly impact the community by attending the Greater Lafayette, IN Farmers Market and investing into some delicious produce, sun-sweetened products, and plants. Organic goods and Indiana home grown produce never tasted better or boosted your health more! They are transitioning to a traditional market model while working closely to care for the vendors, customers, and overall community while following Indiana “back on track” guidelines in tandem with TCHD guidelines. Keep reading for details on what’s available right now at the Lafayette Farmers Market, and what the current guidelines are! According to the Lafayette Farmers Market Facebook page, here’s what’s currently available: At this time, the market has the following items for sale: whole produce, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, pet treats, and seedlings. We have added bakeries, cut flowers, health and beauty items, hot food vendors and craft vendors, bringing the vendor count to 32. Please be sure to enter in on the east side at the corner of 5th and Columbia. You will be redirected if you enter from the other direction due to a participant count. Additionally, this helps to keep the flow of foot traffic one direction, providing safety for guests! Hours and Locations If you didn’t know, Lafayette, IN offers a farmer’s market in three locations throughout the area every Saturday morning from May to October. Here are the locations, times, and details! Downtown Lafayette on 5th St. between Main and ColumbiaSaturday MorningsMay to October from 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.On Purdue University’s CampusAt the northwestern corner of the Memorial MallOn Thursday evenings with an anticipated start date...
2127 Perrine Street, Lafayette

2127 Perrine Street, Lafayette

This charming brick bungalow is situated on nearly a half acre lot in Lafayette and offers tons of space! School District: Lafayette School Corporation List Price: $150,000 Hardwood floors, arched doorways, natural woodwork and a fireplace add to the character of this home! The main level has a living room with a fireplace, dining room with built-in cabinets, kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms and a full bathroom. The second level has a huge bedroom, possible 5th bedroom that can be finished plus 2 walk-in attic areas, perfect for storage! The full basement provides tons of possibilities for an added family room; game room; full bathroom and more! There is an unfinished bathroom currently in the basement. There is a 2-car detached garage plus a 1-car detached garage with alley access. Enjoy splashing around this summer in the above ground pool surrounded by a deck inside the fenced yard! This home is located just 5 minutes from downtown Lafayette and a quick 10 minute commute to Purdue University. 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) 293.9200.  Using an experienced team is the way to get your home ‪SOLD‬! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana...
Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Top Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Home ownership is an admirable step into the American Dream. However, if you’re a first time home buyer, there might be some mystery looming about the process. There really are so many facets to purchasing a home, but once you understand it all, it’s smooth sailing. That’s what we’re here for. We want you to know exactly what you’re getting into, and we even have some tips for you to start with! Shop around for a lender. We have a recommendations that we love to work with who’ve taken great care of our clients. Ask questions about things such as earnest money, PMI, loan selling, and types of loans.You do not need 20% down to purchase a home. There are many mortgage options allowing from 0% down (USDA and VA loans), 3.5% down (FHA) and 5% or more down options with Conventional financing. Click here to view the difference between them all!Hire a Romanski Group Real Estate Agent to represent your best interests.Don’t move too quickly! Be patient. You might need to make a list of totally non negotiables, but let the rest go. Set a budget and do not exceed your budget! Diligence in this area gives freedom in the buying process because you know exactly what you can and cannot afford. When looking at houses, be sure to take in the neighborhood as well! Here are a few tips on that. Building a home is also an option as a first time homebuyer. Contact The Romanski Group for a list of recommended home builders in the Greater Lafayette area. Periodically, our team organizes a First Time Home...
Back in Business: Where We’re Going COVID-19 Updates

Back in Business: Where We’re Going COVID-19 Updates

As Indiana continues to take strides toward long term physical, social, and economical health, Gov. Eric Holcomb and his team have another wave of openings and developments unfolding for the entire state. The next segment, affectionately titled, “Where We’re Going” gives clear instruction for the current active date of June 14th, 2020. Journey with us and explore the details of what Greater Lafayette, IN life will be like as stage 3 gives way! For future or additional modifications and up to date social distance regulations, please refer to the “Back on Track” website. It’s easy to navigate, with convenient, accessible, thorough information. The official Executive Order details can be found here. Who is Open or Opening Soon? According to Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Plan, we are currently in stage 3. This includes gatherings of up to 100 people, restaurants open at 50% capacity, gym openings, and quite a bit more. Click here to view an entire document recording all specifics of stage 3. On June 14th, 2020, Indiana moves into stage 4. This moves restaurant seating to 75% capacity, malls and office buildings to full capacity, opens and lifts restrictions of government buildings, and opens movie theaters and bowling alleys at 50% capacity. Click here to view the entire document recording app specifics of stage 4. Real Estate and the Corona Virus Real Estate remains an essential business, and we’re ready to help at any time. Buying a home right now is a great option with interest rates at record lows! The market tilts in the seller’s favor currently, so selling your home is a great options right now,...
3 Helpful Tips for Neighborhood Selection

3 Helpful Tips for Neighborhood Selection

Greater Lafayette, IN is a great place to live, and we’re not just saying that. There are many contributing factors to this claim. However, some of the biggest pertain to our growing industrial and business presence. This benefits Greater Lafayette, IN community members in obvious ways such as product and job availability, diversity, rising incomes and therefore rising house prices. When you take Lafayette, IN through the list of, “10 Things You Should Look for When Choosing a New Neighborhood,” from Forbes Magazine, it checks all the boxes! Now that you’re convinced to move this direction or stay for a lifetime, here are some “smaller scale” neighborhood selection pointers. When you scope out a suburb or small subdivision, keep these things in mind. Upkeep of surrounding houses. There are certain factors to this, but overall, the houses throughout the neighborhoods reflect a couple things. It can sometimes reveal the presence of an HOA (Home Owner’s Association) or the absence of one. An HOA can be helpful in overall appearance, requiring community members to purchase certain mailboxes or other exterior house items. It can also allude to the rental to home ownership ratio. This is important because a healthy, established neighborhood has a mixture of both rentals and owners. Forbes says, “According to industry estimates, you want to ideally buy in a community where less than 25% of homes are rented out.”School district“One Realtor.com survey found 91% of prospective home buyers said school boundaries were important in their search. There’s no shortage of school ratings online, but the data can be narrow. GreatSchools.org, for instance, compares test results for all schools in the state, which...