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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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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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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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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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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
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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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

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March 08, 2014 6:00 am
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
Get out and be inspired at the Porter County Home & Lifestyle Show

Get out and be inspired at the Porter County Home & Lifestyle Show

Here’s your chance to discover great new ways to optimize the space, natural assets, comfort and style of your home!

March 01, 2014 7:00 am
How to keep melting snow out of your basement

How to keep melting snow out of your basement

As the snow melts and the ground thaws, homeowners may have a few choice words for Mother Nature. Something along the lines of Dorothy’s infamous nemesis in The Wizard Oz, perhaps.

February 23, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Builder Focus: Get to know your home building team

Builder Focus: Get to know your home building team

Generally speaking, when you choose a builder, you’re choosing a general contractor – someone who will manage all aspects of the job from hiring and paying subcontractors for the various aspects of the construction to securing all the necessary building permits and code inspections.

February 22, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Top new products for your kitchen and bath

Builder's Corner: Top new products for your kitchen and bath

Look for these winners from the annual competition at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) that showcases new products voted best of the best by members of the Modenus BlogTour in Las Vegas last month to start making their way into homes during new construction and remodels/updates th…

February 22, 2014 10:15 am
Temperature fluctuations, ice dams and the risk to your home

Temperature fluctuations, ice dams and the risk to your home

Snow, freeze, melt repeat.

February 22, 2014 8:00 am
Green Growth Continues in Improving Economy

Green Growth Continues in Improving Economy

This winter’s unusually disruptive weather forced people to not only stay close to home but also indoors – impeding progress on building sites that weren’t already under roof and delaying homebuyers from looking at homes or making offers.

February 15, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Getting real savings from a programmable thermostat

Builder's Corner: Getting real savings from a programmable thermostat

It’s been estimated that a programmable thermostat can save you up to 15 percent a year on energy costs, but, like any gadget or gizmo that brings technology in your home, you need to know how to use it - and then actually use it - to reap any rewards.

February 15, 2014 10:15 am
Movement in the right direction

Movement in the right direction

Buyers or sellers still sitting on the fence are getting ready to make their move.

February 15, 2014 6:30 am
Northwest Indiana Well Represented at State Conference

Northwest Indiana Well Represented at State Conference

Despite frigid temperatures and howling winds, a dedicated group of local REALTORS® showed up in force for the annual Indiana Association of REALTORS®’ Legislative Conference in Indianapolis at the end of January.

February 09, 2014 7:00 am
Builder Focus: Winter’s fury ups the ante for builders

Builder Focus: Winter’s fury ups the ante for builders

This winter’s unusually disruptive weather forced people to not only stay close to home but also indoors – impeding progress on building sites that weren’t already under roof and delaying homebuyers from looking at homes or making offers.

February 08, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Smart storage goes from the garage to the basement and beyond

Builder's Corner: Smart storage goes from the garage to the basement and beyond

More than just a place to park cars and store equipment, garages are often the final untapped space of a house.

February 08, 2014 10:15 am
Trulia answers top question for first-time homebuyers

Trulia answers top question for first-time homebuyers

Is it cheaper to own than rent? That’s typically the question at the top of the list when first-time buyers meet with a Realtor, and for the last several years the answer has been a definitive yes.

February 08, 2014 8:00 am
Jump Start Your Savings with NIPSCO’s Residential Rebate Program

Jump Start Your Savings with NIPSCO’s Residential Rebate Program

With 17 degrees the average temperature across northern Indiana in January – compared to 28 degrees for the same month last year - NIPSCO is estimating that residential gas customers can expect the average gas bill for January to be $36 higher this year.

February 08, 2014 7:00 am
The affordability factor

The affordability factor

A slideshow “The Salary You Must Earn to Buy a Home in 25 Cities,” was one of the most popular pieces published on the HSH.com financial news blog last year – despite the fact that it was released in mid-November.

February 02, 2014 10:00 am
Builder Focus: Keeping the dream of home ownership alive for future generations

Builder Focus: Keeping the dream of home ownership alive for future generations

In his State of the Union Speech last Tuesday, President Obama referred to housing twice – once in the introduction, “Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients, and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before”.

February 01, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Choosing cabinets

Builder's Corner: Choosing cabinets

When it comes to choosing the best cabinet type for your kitchen and bathrooms – whether building new or remodeling – it’s important to consider all your options and keep an open mind.

February 01, 2014 10:15 am
A Sure Cure for Cabin Fever: DeCluttering strategies

A Sure Cure for Cabin Fever: DeCluttering strategies

There’s one sure thing about this winter’s continual onslaught of snow followed by sub-zero temperatures – we’re all going to appreciate spring’s warm up more than ever!

February 01, 2014 9:00 am
Builder Focus: First Look at the 2014 New American Home

Builder Focus: First Look at the 2014 New American Home

When it comes to fresh ideas in the homebuilding industry, thousands of conference attendees look forward to touring the New American Home during the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show.

January 25, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Warm Towel, Yes, Please!

Builder's Corner: Warm Towel, Yes, Please!

According to Amba Towel Warmer Guru Fred Salati, when towel warmers came to the US from Europe several years ago, they actually lost some perceived functionality.

January 25, 2014 10:15 am
New Year Home Tour this weekend

New Year Home Tour this weekend

Here’s a great way to beat cabin fever – take a tour of what’s new in Northwest Indiana.

January 25, 2014 8:00 am
Builders Embrace Revived Crown Point Site

Builders Embrace Revived Crown Point Site

Last December, Schilling Development introduced a group of local builders to the company’s latest project – Copper Creek in Crown Point.

January 19, 2014 7:00 am
Builder's Corner: Wet Rooms Work for Everyone

Builder's Corner: Wet Rooms Work for Everyone

Growing in popularity, wet rooms are having a major impact on bathroom layout and design.

January 18, 2014 10:15 am
Tips for replacing incandescents

Tips for replacing incandescents

The reality of the fact that traditional incandescent light bulbs are no longer available – the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 outlawed the production of 100-watt incandescent bulbs in 2012, followed by 75-watt bulbs in 2013 and now 40- and 60-watt bulbs as of Jan. 1 - really h…

January 12, 2014 9:00 am
Builder Focus: Affordable Home Automation Systems and Solutions

Builder Focus: Affordable Home Automation Systems and Solutions

Have you seen ATT&T’s new Digitial Life commercial? You know, the one where the parents are sitting on the deck of their cabin when the kids drive up.

January 11, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Smart Color-Changing Light Bulbs

Builder's Corner: Smart Color-Changing Light Bulbs

Philips launched the first color-changing smartphone-controlled LED bulb. The Hue sells in a set of three with a wireless hub for around $200.

January 11, 2014 10:15 am
Builders Revitalizing Stalled Developments

Builders Revitalizing Stalled Developments

It’s no secret that the impact of recent economic conditions hit the home building industry especially hard. Even so, a good number of local home builders weathered the storm and saw their businesses get back on track over the last couple of years.

January 11, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Appealing to Buyers

Appealing to Buyers

Research indicates that potential homebuyers spend a great deal of time looking at properties online before actually touring houses. Then, when the times comes, they may look at a median of six houses before purchasing a new home - and 10 houses before buying an existing one.

January 05, 2014 9:00 am
Builder Focus: Designing your home to maximize Mother Nature’s glow

Builder Focus: Designing your home to maximize Mother Nature’s glow

Lighting for the home is much more than basic illumination. Lighting is a critical component of good room design, and windows add valuable natural light or shade, which also happens to be the key to natural heating and cooling.

January 04, 2014 11:45 am
Builder's Corner: Re-inventing solid surfaces

Builder's Corner: Re-inventing solid surfaces

Cosentino, a leading global Spanish multinational consortium engaged in producing and distributing worktops made of quartz and other natural stones – including industry-leading brand, Silestone® - recently introduced a brand new ultra-compact surface, Dekton®.

January 04, 2014 10:15 am
Investment protection for homeowners

Investment protection for homeowners

Maintaining. Fixing. Improving. That’s what we all sign up for as homeowners.

January 04, 2014 10:00 am
Builders prepping for new year home tour

Builders prepping for new year home tour

Many people may be surprised to learn that homes are built year round in our area.

January 04, 2014 9:00 am
Builder Focus: A Showplace for Affordable, Off-The-Shelf Products

Builder Focus: A Showplace for Affordable, Off-The-Shelf Products

Throughout its 31-year history, The New American Home (TNAH) has provided inspiration for the building industry to take away and apply in millions of homes across the country.

December 28, 2013 11:45 am
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