412 E. Jackson St., Flora

412 E. Jackson St., Flora

Welcome to 412 E. Jackson St., Flora This spacious one story home with nearly 1,400 square feet is located in the charming town of Flora. Inside you will find three bedrooms, a spacious kitchen/dining space, a large family room and new carpeting throughout. The patio out back is perfect for grilling out with family and friends. Beyond the patio you’ll find a sizable yard that offers plenty of space for outdoor activities or pets, and an 8×10 storage shed. This home is nestled on a beautiful corner lot (0.15 acre) just blocks away from the local YMCA, Carroll County 4-H Grounds, Flora Community Park, and Carroll County Community Center. Flora Community Park is equipped with tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, a basketball court, soccer field, fenced-in “kid friendly” playground, a .9 mile walking track, horseshoe pits, several shelters for hosting events and parties, and more! The park is also home to several youth summer sports leagues and other group activities for the entire family to enjoy. What a great way to meet your neighbors and get involved with other members of the Flora community! All of this and more within walking distance of 412. E. Jackson St.! 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...
Property Tax Exemption Deadline

Property Tax Exemption Deadline

The Property Tax Exemption Deadline in Indiana is Approaching! Are You Entitled to a Property Tax Exemption? Did you buy a home or refinance your mortgage this year?  If so, 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.  There are two main property tax exemptions that most homeowners may qualify for:  Homestead & Mortgage.  There are several other property tax exemptions that may be available to you as well. 1 – Homestead Exemption The homestead exemption simply means you are living in the home as your primary residence and it is not a rental house, vacation house, etc.  This is by far the most valuable deduction and can save you up to 50% on your property tax bill.  The homestead deduction is now filed for you in most counties at closing through the sales disclosure, but this is a great time to verify that it is indeed recorded. 2 – Mortgage Exemption The second common deduction is the mortgage exemption.  This deduction is available to homeowners who have a mortgage attached to their property.   Nobody likes paying a dime extra in taxes. Yet when it comes to property tax bills, some homeowners pay too much simply because they aren’t aware they qualify for an exemption.  Deductions are not given automatically, you must apply for them in the Auditor’s office. Tippecanoe County Auditor: (765) 423-9207 White County Auditor: (574) 583-5761 Carroll County Auditor: (765) 564-3172 Clinton County Auditor: (765) 659-6330 Howard...
Fast and Financially Rewarding Sale

Fast and Financially Rewarding Sale

Preparing Your Home for a Fast and Rewarding Sale If you are considering selling your Lafayette area home…it’s time to get prepared and roll out the welcome mat.  This is an exciting decision in most situations.  Whether your family is ready to “move on” or “move up”, there are a number of things you can do prior to putting your home on the market that will improve your selling experience and give buyers a view of your home they will value more.  Consider these simple suggestions to help you sell quicker and for a financially rewarding sale. 1. Tidy up and Depersonalize We all get comfortable in our own homes and collect a lot of things.  Before rushing to put your home on the market, put on your “buyer’s hat” and think about what people will see when they look at your home. Buyers considering your property are likely viewing your home along with several other properties.  It is somewhat like a dating process. Think of all the things that made you fall in love with your home when you bought it, and try to reproduce that feeling for a buyer.  Allow a buyer to imagine themselves in your home by depersonalizing and removing excess family photos and decorations.  Clutter is your worst enemy.  Pack up and store extra clothes in your closets, off season coats, extra blankets and shoes, etc.  You might as well go ahead and pack up all of your special keepsakes, china, extra household items – anything that you don’t need on a day to day basis. 2. Minor Upgrades Can Make a Huge Difference The age...
Preparing Your Home For Cold Weather!

Preparing Your Home For Cold Weather!

With the days growing chillier it is time to make preparations for freezing temperatures!  Thinking about cold weather probably brings a chill to most homeowners, but by being proactive, you’ll lower your energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of your home’s components, and make your property safer.   Prepare your home to handle the cold freezing temperatures: Heating Systems: Pre-programmed thermostats set at energy-efficient temperatures can save about $180 a year, according to Energy Star. In the winter, keep your thermostat at 65 to 68 degrees during the day and 50 to 60 degrees at night. Schedule heating-system maintenance. Keep up with the regular maintenance and cleaning of the boiler or furnace. Make sure your furniture isn’t blocking your home’s heating vents. Plumbing Systems: Disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves. Wrap water pipes in your basement or crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer. Drain sprinkler systems: If you have irrigation systems, blow them out so they don’t freeze.  Shut/drain outside spigots. Consider an insulated blanket for your hot water heater. Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated spaces. If your house will be unattended during cold periods, consider winterizing your home (to drain the water system). During freezing temperatures, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes. Exterior: Avoid ice dams by keep water from melted snow from refreezing in the gutters and seeping under the roof: Clean out gutters. Ventilate your attic. The colder it is, the less melting and refreezing on the roof....
Tips For Buying a Home in the Winter!

Tips For Buying a Home in the Winter!

There are many advantages to buying a home in the winter months in Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana and surrounding communities.  1:  Seller Motivation Since most people prefer not to sell their home in the winter, when they do, it’s more often than not out of necessity.  All the low activity in the winter will result in sellers being more motivated to sell.  Real estate agents know that the slow winter months are when sellers are more willing to negotiate, whether it is on selling price, closing costs, contingencies, closing date or even terms of the sale, including what household appliances and items are included in the sale. 2:  Fewer Buyers to Compete With The most obvious plus of buying and moving in winter is exactly because real estate wisdom says to shop spring and summer.  As a result of this popular piece of real estate advice, there will be fewer buyers in competition during the winter months. It’s simple economics – the low demand will work in your favor.  A buyer’s market means you’ll have less competition, ultimately allowing you to be a bit more choosy when it comes to purchasing a home. Take that time to do some research, comparison shopping and weigh all the pros and cons of buying a particular house.   So if you are considering that wintertime isn’t so bad for buying a home, read on and feel confident when you take that winter, home buying-plunge… Tip #1: Get a Home Inspection Wintertime in Greater Lafayette, IN is probably the best time to put a home to the test. With nearly every system...
Property Tax Exemptions Deadline!

Property Tax Exemptions Deadline!

The Property Tax Exemption Deadline in Indiana is Approaching! Are You Entitled to a Property Tax Exemption?   Did you buy a home or refinance your mortgage this year?  If so, 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, 2015, your taxes could go up substantially.   There are two main property tax exemptions that most homeowners may qualify for:  Homestead & Mortgage.  There are several other property tax exemptions that may be available to you as well.   1 – Homestead Exemption The homestead exemption simply means you are living in the home as your primary residence and it is not a rental house, vacation house, etc.  This is by far the most valuable deduction and can save you up to 50% on your property tax bill.  The homestead deduction is now filed for you in most counties at closing through the sales disclosure, but this is a great time to verify with the county that it is indeed recorded. 2 – Mortgage Exemption The second common deduction is the mortgage exemption.  This deduction is available to homeowners who have a mortgage attached to their property.     Nobody likes paying a dime extra in taxes. Yet when it comes to property tax bills, some homeowners pay too much simply because they aren’t aware they qualify for an exemption.  Deductions are not given automatically, you must apply for them in the Auditor’s office. Tippecanoe County Auditor: (765) 423-9207 White County Auditor: (574) 583-5761 Carroll...