Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Small Business Spotlight: Trinity Life Ministry

Have you cleaned out your house during quarantine, and now you need a place to drop it off? Next time you’re organizing or decluttering, consider Trinity Life Ministry. This multifaceted organization collects gently used clothing, furniture, household items, books, and more at their thrift store. It then gives 100% of profit to turn around and pour directly back into the Greater Lafayette, IN community. It serves our community through a “12-month residential life transforming service to men eighteen years of age and older.” “Founded in 1985 as ‘Trinity House,’ we operated as a homeless facility for those who wished to live in a semi-structured environment to help establish order and provide a stepping stone. Alcohol and drug addiction were prevalent and, in most cases, were the primary element in homelessness. In response, a Christ-centered addiction curriculum was developed and implemented… In addition to the men’s residential program, we offer a weekly family ministry where we work with children, wives, parents, and other family members of those in our care. We believe there are hope and healing available for the entire family.” Trinity Life Ministry’s Mission Statement and Vision “Trinity Life Ministry exists for the purpose of restoring men’s lives through the power of Jesus Christ. We pledge to exhibit the loving grace of Jesus Christ to every person in need.” Items Accepted at Trinity Life Ministry’s Thrift Store “Clothing –men’s, women’s, children’s, accessoriesFootwear –shoes, and bootsOuterwear –coats, hats, scarves, glovesHousewares –dishes, kitchen utensils, lamps, working small appliancesKnickknacksFurniture – dressers, tables, chairs, sofasDomestics –curtains, linen, bedspreads, blankets, etc.Sporting goodsBicyclesComputer equipmentAppliances –washers, dryers, refrigerators, cook stoves, window air conditionersGames and toysPower toolsLawn tools and...
1709 Carlsbad Drive, Lafayette

1709 Carlsbad Drive, Lafayette

Welcome home to this meticulously maintained home in Vinton Highlands. There is plenty of room to stretch out whether that’s in the living room, dining room, the lower level family room that has a fireplace, built-in tiki bar and tons of storage space! This home offers four spacious bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms with a 1-car attached garage. You will love cooking in the updated light and bright kitchen with stainless appliances and a ceramic tile backsplash. There is a split bedroom floor plan with a private owner’s suite that has a full bathroom and a walk-in closet. Splash into summer in your very own 16×32 inground pool surrounded by a patio, in the privacy fenced backyard. Whether it’s relaxing in the sunroom, out on the deck or lounging around the pool, this will become your own private summer oasis. There is tons of storage space throughout this home plus great space in the attached garage and in the storage shed. Updates include: kitchen and baths, some fresh paint and more! This home is located just 5 minutes from downtown Lafayette and a quick 10 minute commute to Purdue University. Contact us today to learn how you can make this your home away from home. 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...
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...
Greater Lafayette Spring Real Estate Market Update

Greater Lafayette Spring Real Estate Market Update

The spring of 2020 is one that will never be forgotten! Greater Lafayette market has held steady despite the pandemic. Here are some stats for March and April 2020 compared to the same time periods in 2019 to give you a snapshot of what happened… Demand Due To Low Housing Supply A normal market is considered to have a 6-7 month supply of inventory to be considered balanced.  We have seen and experienced in Tippecanoe County that a shortage of inventory tends to keep home prices strong and has resulted in multiple offers and bidding wars.  Tight inventory is a main reason the ball is still in the sellers’ court. The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is only at a 1.7 month supply looking at April 2020. This means, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in our market. Historically, a homeowner would stay an average of six years in his or her home. Since 2011, that number has hovered between nine and ten years. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move. Many homeowners were reluctant to list their homes over the last couple of years, for fear they would not find a home to move into. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The choices buyers have will...