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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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Tired of the House Heating Blues?

mortgageEvery winter, cold temperatures seep in, often leaving you with high energy costs through the chilly months. Take control of your energy bills, all while going green! Try some of these easy switches this winter.

Install a programmable thermostat. Installing a thermostat you can program allows you to lower the temperature while you sleep and while you’re away from your home, saving you money on your energy bill.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Homebuying

horizon1Competition can be fierce among those looking to purchase new digs, so it’s important you know how to navigate the home buying process to get the house you want. Here are 10 steps to finding your perfect home and snagging it at a reasonable price.

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PNC Pre-Licensing for Indiana Home Inspectors Course

purdue-north-centralThe Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will offer a non-credit pre-licensing course to prepare participants to take the Indiana Home Inspector Examination and become licensed home inspectors in Indiana.

"Pre-licensing for Indiana Home Inspectors" will meet at the PNC Westville Campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on Feb. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Central Time. The registration fee is $1,350.00, which includes all required textbooks and course materials. Payment plans are available. The registration and final payment deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. CT.

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NIPSCO Customers Can Expect Similar Winter Heating Bills Compared to Last Year

NIPSCO-Winter-Projection-2013NIPSCO today announced its forecast for heating bills this winter. Assuming normal winter temperatures, projections indicate that bills will be approximately one percent higher than last winter’s bills, and they are expected to remain as some of the lowest bills in the last decade.

Over the course of the five-month winter heating season – Nov. 1 to March 31 – NIPSCO’s average residential customers using a total of 624 therms could expect to pay approximately $437. This compares to $433 for a customer using the same amount of gas during last winter.

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