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...
Summer Fun Ideas during COVID-19 Pandemic

Summer Fun Ideas during COVID-19 Pandemic

While this summer might be different than any other due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are still plenty of things to do outside of your home in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Our region of Indiana has some great outdoor spots and trails to enjoy, but if you consider all of Indiana’s goodies, you’ll enjoy so much extra! Please allow us to encourage you to take time together this summer, and enjoy spots in Indiana that you’ve never had the time to visit! As always, while enjoying these activities and more, please continue to practice social distancing. Click here to view Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan. It includes official dates and guidelines for everything related to COVID-19. Drive in Movie Theaters: A true hidden treasure that’s making a fierce comeback! Check out M.E.L.S. at the Starlight in Thorntown, IN!Orchards: Enjoy a day at one of our many Indiana orchards and get the season’s pickin’s! Strawberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, pears, oh my!Bike trails: We have so many for all different skill levels! Get the family together for a Saturday ride! Click here for the ones in our area and beyond!Greater Lafayette, IN swimming pools and parks are open! Click here to view their locations and hours.Fishing: Click here to view our list of public fishing spots in the Greater Lafayette, IN area!Enjoy ice cream favorites in our area. Outside of Greater Lafayette, IN State and National Parks: The closest one to us is Prophetstown State Park, which is within the Greater Lafayette, IN area. It has plenty do to, fishing, biking, hiking, camping, and even “the Farm...
Back in Business: Updates on Covid reopenings in Greater Lafayette

Back in Business: Updates on Covid reopenings in Greater Lafayette

Indiana’s coming together for our state, getting us back on track, and the Lafayette, IN community is no different! Businesses and other organizations are following Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Plan with cautious, social distance guidelines as they open, and we are thankful for this community’s care and effort in this area! Who is Open or Opening Soon? Currently, according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Plan, we are in stage 2. Stage 2 includes opening some government offices, churches, shopping malls, and restaurants with capacity restrictions. Some restaurants have started opening up, but some have chosen to extend their take out only menu. For example, Bistro 501 will continue serving the community with a take out/pick up/delivery only option until June 4th, 2020, but don’t be fooled! They’re getting super creative with the way they’re plating their food. This includes a take out Memorial Day package! Check that out here! Additionally, the Downtowner opens up May 18th, 2020, at half capacity, giving back the morning meet up spot for some. If all goes well, beginning May 24th is stage 3. This stage includes opening with capacity restrictions all gyms, parks, basketball courts, movie theaters, and more. Click here to see the entire list of what remains closed and what opens! For future 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. Where does Real Estate in Greater Lafayette, IN Stand? During all stages of this pandemic, real estate has been listed...
Small Business Spotlight: Java Jo’z

Small Business Spotlight: Java Jo’z

Java Jo’z of Lafayette serves our Greater Lafayette, IN community day in and day out in the most essential of ways: coffee! Enjoy swift, quality service from this Indiana family owned and operated establishment. In fact, on any given day, you’ll encounter the one of the owners on site, serving you your cup of joe. Swing by today to support this local favorite and be blessed by their Hoosier hospitality! Java Jo’z Service Details Java Jo’z has a double-double system: double location with double window access. Just pull on up to one of their two Lafayette, IN locations, and order from one of their two windows provided! This guarantees the quick-ness you need to get on with your day! Enjoy a wide variety of delightful coffee options at Java Joz’z. Check out the on site list of both hot and cold varied flavors, but don’t think it stops there. Other offerings include, homemade scones from the Flour Mill Bakery, breakfast burritos, freshly roasted almonds, gift baskets, whole beans for sale, and a whole lotta love at the window. Ask about any of these items when you pull up! Enjoy some great coffee while also serving the community. You’ll be glad you did. Java Jo’z Hours, Locations, and Reviews With two convenient Greater Lafayette, IN locations, Java Jo’z is ready to serve you! Java Jo’z This location is open from 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. everyday except Sunday. Java Jo’z is closed on Sundays. 1191 Sagamore Pkwy N, Lafayette, IN 47904 Find helpful business reviews on Facebook, Google, and Yelp. Rob’s Java Jo’z This location is open from 6:30 A.M....
Small Business Spotlight: Beck’s Auto Center

Small Business Spotlight: Beck’s Auto Center

Beck’s Auto Center is the complete automotive repair and vehicle maintenance package. Specializing in auto repair, tires, or oil changes, Beck’s Auto Center in Greater Lafayette, IN will, “get it done right the first time.” This locally owned and operated business will serve you and your auto needs in a comprehensive way, and you’ll be glad you called to schedule your appointment at Beck’s Auto Center today! Here’s a quick word Beck’s Auto Center wrote on Angie’s List about their business: “Becks Auto Center is an automotive repair shop serving local Lafayette residents for over 40 years. We provide our customers the best automotive experience by having a friendly staff, with quick and accurate service as well as written estimates before any vehicle repair work performed. If needed we will try and offer different repair solutions to help with all budgets. Many Purdue University students, faculty and alumni have crossed the mighty Wabash to have it done right the first time. So if you are in need Complete Automotive Repair Facility, Beck’s Auto Center is your place.” Here’s an additional, detailed list of the services offered at Beck’s Auto Center: Click a service to learn moreAlignmentsBrake RepairBelts and HosesCharging, Starting & BatteriesDrivetrain / DrivelineElectrical & Engine RepairFactory Scheduled MaintenanceFuel SystemsHeating and CoolingAC RepairLighting (interior & exterior)Muffler / Exhaust RepairOil ChangesPerformance Exhaust SolutionsSteering / SuspensionEngine Diagnostics ( check engine light )TiresWindow Operations Follow the Facebook page to see that Beck’s Auto Center sends their technicians and team to conferences and training to keep everyone up to date and fresh in the field. Beck’s also serves at our local Food Finder’s...