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ReWatch: Identifying untapped energy efficiency potential

ReWatch: Identifying untapped energy efficiency potential

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 26, 2014 8:00 am
ReWatch: Belief in the benefits of homeownership

ReWatch: Belief in the benefits of homeownership

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 19, 2014 8:00 am
ReWatch: Summer market trends highlight great places to call home

ReWatch: Summer market trends highlight great places to call home

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 12, 2014 8:00 am
REwatch: Reverse mortgage allows seniors to age in place

REwatch: Reverse mortgage allows seniors to age in place

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 05, 2014 8:00 am
REwatch: Communities and homeowners must work together to protect water supply

REwatch: Communities and homeowners must work together to protect water supply

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

June 28, 2014 8:00 am
REwatch: No need to cook tonight!

REwatch: No need to cook tonight!

Hometown Festival continues in downtown Crown Point with “Taste of the Region” featuring a great selection of fresh meals and delicious treats plus a diverse group of “Arts & Crafts” booths to stroll through and see what’s new.

June 21, 2014 8:00 am
REwatch: The future of the real estate industry

REwatch: The future of the real estate industry

In a field where the average age is 52, younger real estate practitioners often strive for a way to connect with each other and tap into valuable resources that will help them succeed in business, according to REALTOR® Magazine, which launched the Young Professionals Network (YPN).

June 14, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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REwatch: Using social media to foster a strong sense of community

REwatch: Using social media to foster a strong sense of community

We’ve all enjoyed the commercial where “Offline Over-Sharer” Beatrice posts her vacation photos on her living room wall and “unfriends” the woman sitting on her couch who says, “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works.”

June 07, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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REwatch: Mortgage industry debates easing credit standards

REwatch: Mortgage industry debates easing credit standards

In the years following the housing market crash, the mortgage industry significantly tightened the criteria for homebuyers. Now, after being criticized for making the rules too strict, lenders are beginning to relax those standards a bit.

May 31, 2014 8:00 am

Young workers gain much more than just income

Along with some extra spending money or savings for college, teens learn valuable lessons from their early work experiences that stay with them for years to come.

May 25, 2014 3:15 pm Related

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REwatch: What’s in a Name?

REwatch: What’s in a Name?

When you need a real estate professional, it’s always wise to work with a member of the National Association of REALTORS® who is committed to upholding the highest standards of practice and ethics in the real estate industry.

May 17, 2014 8:00 am
REwatch: ReStore achieves major milestone thanks to donor support

REwatch: ReStore achieves major milestone thanks to donor support

Last month, sales at the Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana ReStore reached an all-time high.

May 10, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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REwatch: Understanding the difference between assessed value and tax liability

REwatch: Understanding the difference between assessed value and tax liability

For many homeowners, property taxes can be very confusing.

May 03, 2014 9:15 am
REwatch: Inventory and interest rates help stabilize housing market for now

REwatch: Inventory and interest rates help stabilize housing market for now

Market forecasters continue to predict that 2014 will be another year of gains for the residential real estate market – even though the brisk pace of sales that saw home prices rise an average of 13.6 percent last year cooled as the polar vortex besieged the northern half of the country.

April 26, 2014 9:15 am Related

REwatch: HERS = MPG

If you’re a current homeowner or in the market to buy a home, there’s an acronym you should be familiar with, especially since it’s being added to home listings across the country.

April 20, 2014 9:15 am
Beautiful energy efficient appliances available at all price points

Beautiful energy efficient appliances available at all price points

Sleek and practical are the new grand and ornate in the housing market.

April 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Sustainable and energy efficient: Local builders embrace green building techniques

Sustainable and energy efficient: Local builders embrace green building techniques

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance…

April 19, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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REwatch: 45 Days and Counting

REwatch: 45 Days and Counting

Once property tax bills hit the mail, that’s precisely how long you have to file an appeal based on value, according to Joe Wszolek, president-elect of the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® (GNIAR), and an Indiana Certified Level III Assessor/Appraiser who serves as presiden…

April 13, 2014 9:15 am
Last chance to tour!

Last chance to tour!

If last weekend is any indication, homebuyers throughout Lake and Porter counties are excited about new construction this spring.

April 12, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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REwatch: Volunteerism strengthens communities

REwatch: Volunteerism strengthens communities

National Volunteer Week starts today, and with the fundamental premise of any real estate decision being location, it’s a great time to shine a spotlight on the positive impact of volunteerism.

April 06, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Local builders invite you inside their latest new homes

Local builders invite you inside their latest new homes

To highlight the advantages of purchasing a new home, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) celebrates April as New Homes Month.

April 05, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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The Times celebrates new homes month with Spring Builder Tour

The Times celebrates new homes month with Spring Builder Tour

Despite a very long, cold winter and surprisingly snowy spring, area builders are gearing up for the season's first "Builder Tour."

April 01, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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REwatch: Smart buyers understand the home buying and financing process

REwatch: Smart buyers understand the home buying and financing process

When it comes to major purchases like cars, TVs, couches and even diamond engagement rings there is no “one size fits all” option. Buyers need to compare features, benefits and pricing before making the best decision for their unique circumstances.

March 30, 2014 9:15 am
REwatch: Get inspired and welcome spring!

REwatch: Get inspired and welcome spring!

Just as we expect March to come in like a lion – with cold and unpleasant weather - and go out like a lamb – milder and more pleasant – the first day of spring brought a fresh dusting of snow that quickly melted as the clouds drifted apart.

March 23, 2014 9:15 am
Many homeowners want to remain homeowners, but not in their current house

Many homeowners want to remain homeowners, but not in their current house

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 62 years of age every day, the option of a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) can help increase their purchasing power.

March 18, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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A little extra knowledge can help make the dream of homeownership a reality

A little extra knowledge can help make the dream of homeownership a reality

For most people, securing financing is the first "key" to opening the door of homeownership.

March 18, 2014 6:00 am
REwatch: “Nature’s silent currency”

REwatch: “Nature’s silent currency”

Everything runs on water - our bodies, farms, power plants, cities and economies all rely on a safe and dependable supply of water.

March 16, 2014 9:15 am
Builder Focus: Features Most/Least Likely to Included in New Homes

Builder Focus: Features Most/Least Likely to Included in New Homes

Features, options and upgrades in new homes often vary greatly depending on the builder and the homebuyer.

March 15, 2014 6:00 am
Motivated buyers brave polar vortex

Motivated buyers brave polar vortex

January is typically a slow month for home sales before the spring selling season, yet the National Association of Home Builders is reporting new home sales in January were up 9.6 percent.

March 10, 2014 9:00 am
Transforming something old into something new again

Transforming something old into something new again

Tracie and Greg Hlebasko recently spent some time shopping for a new dining table and chairs.

March 10, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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REwatch: Comfortable, efficient and smart

REwatch: Comfortable, efficient and smart

Those three words are among the most repeated when you read about the home of the future.

March 09, 2014 9:15 am
Serving 3

Serving 3

Supporters and volunteers from the newly formed partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council.

March 09, 2014 8:00 am
Serving 1

Serving 1

The posting of colors by West Side High School ROTC members accompanied by Jim Moorstadt of the NWI Veterans Action Council playing the Star Spangled Banner on his saxophone.

March 09, 2014 8:00 am
Serving 2

Serving 2

The group of veteran supporters.

March 09, 2014 8:00 am
Serving those who have served

Serving those who have served

Offering a broad variety of ways to serve, the U.S. Military consists of five active-duty Services and their respective Guard and Reserve units.

March 09, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Builder's Corner: Saving water without sacrificing performance

Builder's Corner: Saving water without sacrificing performance

Discover a powerful way to save water that’s good for the environment and easy on your budget. Kohler is changing the way we look at water usage by offering a dual-flush toilet that allows bathroom goers to choose from either a 1.1- or 1.6-gallon flush.

March 08, 2014 10:15 am
Builder Focus: Meet the builder

Builder Focus: Meet the builder

Custom content.

March 08, 2014 6:00 am
Volunteers are Vital Resources for Nonprofits

Volunteers are Vital Resources for Nonprofits

Many nonprofits would not be able to fulfill their missions without the service of volunteers. In fact, a volunteer board of directors normally oversees the vast majority of nonprofits.

March 06, 2014 6:09 pm Photos

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A Brighter Future for All People

A Brighter Future for All People

In late January, a burst pipe causing an emergency situation at St. Jude House, a Crown Point family violence prevention center and shelter where nearly 400 adults and children seek safety and peace each year. Within a week, the Crown Point Community Foundation was there to help with a $10,5…

March 06, 2014 6:03 pm Photos

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Establishing Solid Roots for Ongoing Positive Change

Establishing Solid Roots for Ongoing Positive Change

For 100 years, community foundations have been providing people with an easy and effective way to support the issues they care most about. Today, more than 750 of these tax-exempt, charitable organizations provide a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving.

March 06, 2014 5:29 pm Photos

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Green, Healthy & Smart: Welcome to the Home of the Future

With the growing focus on sustainable living, it is becoming more apparent that along with energy efficiency improvements, quality construction and timely maintenance are at the heart of a healthy home. Beyond that, technological advances are providing convenience, control, money savings and…

March 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Meet the Home & Lifestyle Show Vendors

Each year the Home & Lifestyle Show brings together a great group of vendors who look forward to sharing their ideas and expertise with the public.

March 05, 2014 1:45 pm

Building C is All New for 2014!

While the plan was in place well before mother nature wreaked havoc on us this winter, the Home & Lifestyle Show’s new Kids Korner will be a welcome adventure for kids who are tired of being cooped up at home thanks to the crazy snow storms and subzero temperatures we’ve been experiencing.

March 05, 2014 11:50 am

Long-Term Winners when it comes to Remodeling ROI

If you’re planning to invest time and money into your home this spring with a few improvements and upgrades, it’s important to consider what the return on that investment will be if and when it comes time to sell.

March 05, 2014 11:48 am

Ideas for Better Living Start Here

*Editor's note*

March 05, 2014 11:38 am
REwatch: In Support of Tracks for the Future

REwatch: In Support of Tracks for the Future

Just last weekend, I was part of a group of ten that took the South Shore into the city to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

March 02, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Now’s the time to review your home ownership tax benefits

Now’s the time to review your home ownership tax benefits

With the increase in real estate activity last year, there are a number of new homeowners out there looking forward to reducing their tax liability with the deductions that come along with their investment.

March 02, 2014 9:00 am
Builder Focus: The importance of air sealing

Builder Focus: The importance of air sealing

As one of the top features of an ENERGY STAR® Certified Home, air sealing is critical to energy conservation and has a significant impact on your comfort as well as utility bill cost savings.

March 01, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Hands-free switching

Builder's Corner: Hands-free switching

Imagine having the lights automatically turn and off as you enter and leave different rooms of your home - definitely an idea whose time has come if you’re a busy mom trying to keep everyone’s stuff where it belongs.

March 01, 2014 10:15 am
Retro appliance style appeals to budget-conscious homeowners

Retro appliance style appeals to budget-conscious homeowners

You might think that a line of appliances aimed at “younger” buyers – first-time homebuyers between the ages of 25 and 34 – would be loaded with high-tech features such as wireless controls and social media connections.

March 01, 2014 8:00 am
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