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Get to know us….The Romanski Group are leaders in the Lafayette Indiana real estate market with a team that is comprised of dedicated individuals that are committed to continually educating ourselves to provide world class service, an unsurpassed experience and trusted expertise throughout the entire home buying and selling experience. One person can’t do it all, and that is what separates us from the rest!  The combination of the unique skills of each team member ensures a smooth process every step of the way.

Spotlight on the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering

Indiana is in the heart of the Midwest, and it’s named the Crossroads of America. There is amazing diversity in the Lafayette, IN area. Our ever growing industry market coupled with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College draw in a large groups of people of all shapes and sizes. The Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering is no different. It brings musicians and music lovers of all backgrounds together in the small town of Battle Ground, IN.   History of the Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering According to the Journal and Courier, the first annual Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering at the Tippecanoe Battlefield was in 1973. Click here to view some photos from that very first event! That means this is it’s 46th year. It’s an eclectic mixture of instruments and music styles including but not limited to folk, bluegrass, swing, jazz, and Celtic. There is an “Open Stage” which enables people to showcase their talents, but the acoustic nature of the festival also enables small jam sessions all over and at all hours of the night. If you’re a music lover, you’ll be in your happy place. The City of West Lafayette says, “The festival draws up to 10,000 people annually to hear the best in traditional music. Past performers have included John Hartford, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Johnny Gimble, John McCutcheon, Mike Seeger, Tom Paley, Chris Thile & Nickel Creek, Robin & Linda Williams, Carrie Newcomer, Howard Armstrong, Johnny Frigo, Claude Williams, Jethro Burns, Rocky Stone, and countless others.” The Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering is open to all instruments. You’ll see banjos, mandolins, steel guitars, dobros, fiddles (duh), bagpipes, and more. All... read more

Father’s Day Activities and Events 2018

Finding gifts for dad is a tough job. They always seem to have everything they need and want! Of course, they’d take (and deserve) a nice Yeti or a Gator, but those are out of most of our price ranges. However, you can gift him something that’s irreplaceable- time together. Dad’s really desire time and memories made with his children and grandchildren. So, here are some ideas for family fun around Lafayette, IN.   Casual Things to do with Dad around Lafayette, IN Lafayette, IN has a few restaurants that offer eating challenges. The AJ’s Burgers and Beef Challenge, Wings, ETC. with the “Wall of Flame”, and Buffalo Wild Wings with the “Blazin’ Wings Challenge” are just a few ideas. Visit Cabela’s in Noblesville. Take Dad fishing. Click here to view some Lafayette, IN area public fishing spots. Lafayette Aviator’s are hosting Family Day at Loeb Stadium. This event includes a pre-game game of catch on the field and a post-game “Kid’s run the bases”. Don’t miss out on this cool event!   Events in the Lafayette, IN area Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast (East Tipp Baptist Church; Lafayette, IN): Free event! Open from 10:00 – 10:45 A.M. Father’s Day Celebration at Fresh Thyme Market (Lafayette, IN): “Brats for a Buck” and a kid’s coloring contest! Event runs from 1@:00 – 3:00 P.M. Father’s Day Yoga (Be Moved Power Yoga; West Lafayette, IN): Dad’s get in free to this event! 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Father’s Day at River City Church (Lafayette, IN): The church will host 2 services on Sunday: 9:00 A.M and 11:00 A.M. There will be a photo booth for family selfies, a gift... read more

Public Fishing in Greater Lafayette

This Sunday, June 17th, 2018 is Father’s Day. So, if you’ve got a dad who likes to fish, get your bobbers, lures, and poles out and ready. If you or your dad are avid fisherman, then you likely have a few secret spots around the Lafayette, IN area to cast your line. We aren’t here to expose any fishing hole secrets, but we’ll surely point you to all the wonderful public access fishing spots Lafayette, IN has to offer!   First Steps First thing’s first, you’ll need a fishing license for the state of Indiana. So don’t forget it! Click here to view the DNR website for information on how you can obtain your own. Locally, you can obtain a fishing license at Wal-Mart. Equipment and bait can be found at your local Wal-Mart or at a locally owned store called Geneo’s Hunting. One more thing, click here to view the reglations and requirements for catch and release. It’s fun to take the fish home and fry it up, but just make sure it’s within the Indiana State regulations!   Public Fishing Access Armstrong Park: stocked pond; handicap accessible Bicentennial Nature Area: Small boat accessible (electric motors only) Columbian Park Davis Ferry Park: There is a bridge to fish off. No restrooms at this location. Fairfield Lakes: 4 lakes stocked with bass, crappie, catfish, and rainbow trout; there are 2 handicap accessible fishing pads Faith Community Park: stocked pond Fort Quiatenon: boat ramp and access to the Wabash River Granville Park: boat ramp and access to the Wabash River Munger Park: 32 acre pond Prophetstown State Park: $6/car entry fee... read more

2018 Youth Summer Camps at Lafayette, IN High Schools

The Lafayette area is rich in diversity and opportunity. Therefore, summertime hangs, fun events, and summer camps are definitely not lacking around town for anyone! We already gave you a list of some summer camps offered around the Lafayette, IN area. Click here to view that blog! However, we also want to take a second to get more specific. Each of our local Lafayette, IN public high schools (and our local private high school) hosts youth sports camps throughout the summer. These are not only beneficial for physical activity, but they also get the youth acquainted with and looking ahead to high school and the extra curricular activities they may be involved in. These camps are wonderful opportunity for the youth to explore sports their interested in while also practically investing in their future. We would recommend checking out the high school distracted to your current homes location. However, in the event you’re looking to move school districts, we can help with that! The market is hot, and we would be honored to help you find your dream home. In that case, these camps are a great opportunity for your family’s. You can explore the summer camps at the high school(s) of your interest!   Local Lafayette, IN Public High Schools Hosting Youth Sports Camps McCutcheon High School (Lafayette, IN) Lafayette Jefferson High School (Lafayette, IN) William Henry Harrison High School (West Lafayette, IN) West Lafayette High School and West Lafayette Parks and Recreation (West Lafayette, IN): West Lafayette is the number 4 high school in Indiana according to USnews.   Local Lafayette, IN Private High School Hosting Youth Sports Camps Lafayette... read more

Spotlight on Taste of Tippecanoe

It’s that time of year again! Summer is on the brink, and it’s downtown festival season. This year, Taste of Tippecanoe celebrates 37 years of being an annual festival in the Lafayette, IN area. This event is just what the name suggests- a wide variety of vendors representing some of the top restaurants and catering business in Lafayette, IN. We’re calling all foodie’s, all artist, and all local hometown lovers to come out to this unique-in-our-area event! Taste of Tippecanoe consumes the entirety of Downtown Lafayette for a night, and provides local food and drinks, 4 separate stages for music, and an art area for your viewing pleasure. Click here to view a list of the vendors available, and here to view an event map. Fireworks are also in the itinerary. Stick around until 11:00 P.M. and watch a firework show over the Wabash. You’ll love the atmosphere. Everything You Need to Know About Taste of Tippecanoe Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 4:00 P.M – Midnight If you buy tickets now online, then you can receive 50% off! Online price is $5.00/person and at the door price is $10.00/person. The entrance price does not include price of food! Each location will have details on what they’re offering along with pricing for each item. Restaurants from La Scala to Mary Lou Donuts to Grindstone Charley’s to the EMT food truck! Click here to view a list of the vendors available, and here to view an event map. You have to at least 21 years of age to attend this event. Parking is available along the streets outside of downtown or in parking... read more

8 Road Trip Survival Tips for Families

‘Tis the season for family road trips: fa-la-la-la-laaaa-la-la-la-la. Lafayette, IN sits in the Midwest which is conveniently accessible to most of the United States by car. However, time in a car brings out the best and worst of everyone! Tired, bored, and hungry family members make for some serious attitudes. So we are here to help you make the car an uplifting environment. Entertainment in the car often looks like movies and screen time or books, but concentration on a book or on a screen can cause car sickness. Here are a few other ideas for your family’s road trip this summer! All ideas can obviously be modified depending on family size, ages, and special needs.   Road Trip Survival Tips Bonding games. If you’re looking for more interaction in the car, the big tip is to be proactive! Initiate conversations with thought provoking questions or use some of these games to get the ball rolling! Scavenger hunts. These can be organized or done off the cuff. Include big things such as mountains, bodies of water, or animals, but don’t limit yourself. Stop signs, road signs, bumper stickers, and fast food chains can all be on the list too! License plate game: never fails. Verbal games such as rock, paper, scissors, or I spy, or Twenty Questions, or the Green Glass Door can be awesome brain stimulation in the car! Car color research. It’s science. Make a chart of common car colors and tally how many you see of each color on stretch of the trip. Then discuss science and research. The car can be wonderful for teaching moments!... read more

Listen to what Mike & Mike think about the Romanski Group!

They are hands down THE best real estate team in the whole freaking country. They CANNOT be topped. Genuine, kind, professional, knowledgeable, fun, friendly and whether buying or selling, they have your back. If you are selling they have a marketing program that cannot be matched. It absolutely does not get better then these two and their team!! I’ve lost track of the # of homes Erin & Jim have helped us/me buy and sell. At least 3 or more.

Janet Mayrose