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Lower Winter Heating Bills Expected for NIPSCO Customers


Projections estimate natural gas costs down 30% compared to last year; NIPSCO continues to be lowest-cost provider in Indiana

eia-chart-2015-fall-winterNIPSCO today announced its forecast for home heating bills this upcoming winter heating season. Based on current market projections and assuming normal winter weather year-over-year, bills for natural gas residential customers are estimated to be 30 percent lower compared to last winter.

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Horizon Bank Allocates $1 Million Toward Specialized Loans Promoting Home Ownership and Revitalization


horizon-building-laporteHorizon Bank has allocated $1 million to fund home ownership and home improvement loans in low- to – moderate income neighborhoods throughout Horizon’s market area in Indiana and Michigan. The loans are designed to assist borrowers in three categories of need: obtaining a home for the first time, making repairs to a home they already own, and re-establishing good credit while building a savings fund that can be used toward a mortgage down payment.

James D. Neff, Executive Vice President, Mortgage Banking at Horizon Bank says, “We’ve set aside funding specifically for these programs because we felt there was a need for loan options that might not fit with traditional products. These loans offer more flexible terms to allow customers to rebuild their credit history, buy their first home or make necessary improvements to their existing...

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Timberseal Testimonials Show Customers Are Left Satisfied, Happy


Timberseal, the the company for cleaning, staining, sealing and repairing your deck, does it right the first time so that all you have to do is maintain it! Greg and his team at Timberseal do their best to educate the consumer about the products and techniques they use to get the best end-product.

Many products bought by the consumer themselves are built to fail,whether by a lack in durability or true quality. But the products used by Timberseal are top-of-the-line and to make sure the customer is happy, the work from Timberseal is guaranteed.

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Michigan City Realtor Luncheon Discusses Big Plans for City's Future

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Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer describes the future development of Michigan City like a game of football. For years, the city has been planning on various projects that would update and re-renovate Michigan City. This is what he referred to as “huddling and calling the plays”.

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Timberseal: Bringing New Life to Worn Deck- Awesome Job


Once spring finally decided to roll around this year, it allowed me and my family to get outside and enjoy the weather, work outside a bit, and do some general maintenance on our house and yard. As I started to work outside, I looked around and realized something. My deck sure looked worse for the wear.

So, I checked around town, talked to some people on Facebook and Greg Rentschler at Timberseal was the right guy to bring that baby back to life.

Greg has been involved with us on our Facebook page for a while, so he and I had communicated before a bit about what Timberseal does and how they go about doing it, so I had already built up...

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NWI 2015 Housing Forecast: Big Opportunities for House Buyers


Spring is coming. The snow is beginning its slow thaw, the temperature is beginning its rise from its previously freezing temperatures and like the blooming spring flowers, the housing market in Northwest Indiana is beginning its rebound for 2015.

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Update on the Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts + Commercial info Session Announced


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Design development for Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts is in process as we prepare for the start of construction in early 2015. Construction is anticipated to take approximately fourteen months. Commercial space and live/work units should be move-in ready by the spring or summer of 2015. Sample renderings and a building fly-through created by Kil Architecture & Planning are now available Read more



Renovating Your Home to Provide Care for an Aging Parent


home-equityJudy and Ken were at their wits’ end. Trying to care for an ailing mother in Arizona, while still living and working in Wisconsin just wasn’t working out. Flights back and forth were creating havoc with their budget and work schedules, and stress over managing care from afar was taking its toll. Then the couple had an idea. Since their current home was spacious and they weren’t close to retiring, they decided it would be best to move Judy’s mom in with them.

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Horizon Bank Ugliest Room Photo Contest


horizon-uglyDo you have an ugly room in your house that needs an upgrade? Horizon Bank wants to help! Upload a photo of your ugly room for a chance to win a $500 MasterCard gift card for home improvements!

Submit a photo of your ugly room by April 22 to enter our Ugliest Room Photo Contest.

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Melting Snow Coupled with Rain Raises Potential for Flooding


ag-floodingIndiana homeowners can take advantage of the warming weather to reduce the chance of water damage from melting snow and ice as well as rain that is expected this week, a Purdue Extension disaster education specialist says.

As snow and ice that built up around a house melts, the resulting running water can seep into the structure. That problem can be compounded by rain.

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Battling a Holiday Light Hangover?


holiday-light-hangoverDo you miss the glow of the holiday lights this time of year?

Let Landscape Illumination help you discover the art of lighting with our award-winning designs!

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