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New Wineskins: Coolman Communities brings fresh perspective to Bridgewater Estates

New Wineskins: Coolman Communities brings fresh perspective to Bridgewater Estates

Most of us are familiar with the Biblical Parable “Do not pour new wine into old wineskins.” When Coolman Communities and Forzst Properties joint-ventured to take over Bridgewater Estates, a small neighborhood of really nice homes whose original developer wasn’t able to survive the economic …

October 04, 2014 1:27 pm Photos

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The Boomer Tour

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September 14, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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My Two Cents: Is Buying a New Home Today Wisdom or Folly?

My Two Cents: Is Buying a New Home Today Wisdom or Folly?

October 16, 2010 12:00 am

Fairfield Greens - the Neighborhood for “more mature” folks

Where did we ever get the idea to “super-size” the homes we live in? For the better part of a half century, just about everything has been “super-sized” ( value meals, vehicles, medical bills). Turns out it wasn't a good idea for everyone- for the simple reason that it guaranteed one thing w…

May 01, 2010 12:00 am

Valpo Home Builder survives 11 economic cycles since founding in the late ‘40s!!!

In 1978 there were nearly 80 builders who were members of the Porter County Builder's Association. By 1985, only two of those had survived the housing “depression” in Northwest Indiana (housing starts in Porter County went from nearly 2000 in 1977 to just over 200 in 1982.) After steady grow…

February 13, 2010 12:00 am

Borrowing from the past… to get to the future.

Some of us are old enough to remember neighborhoods that were built when people were the priority, not cars. One of the lessons of the “Great McMansion Meltdown” of the last three years is that homes, and neighborhoods, need to make sense. “The ultimate goal may be to design neighborhoods wh…

October 25, 2009 12:00 am

Borrowing from the past… to get to the future.

Some of us are old enough to remember neighborhoods that were built when people were the priority, not cars. One of the lessons of the "Great McMansion Meltdown" of the last three years is that homes, and neighborhoods, need to make sense. "The ultimate goal may be to design neighborhoods wh…

October 25, 2009 12:00 am

Escape to a simpler time

A hidden gem! Unbelievably charming! Amazingly quaint! What causes such reactions? The Village in Burns Harbor; it's like no other new community you've seen or visited, unless you recall the small-town, close-knit community you grew up in as a kid.

October 25, 2008 12:00 am
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