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Reserve Your Space for the Inaugural 504 Certified Broker / Developer Program

gledclogoThe Regional Development Company is offering this training / networking program for commercial / industrial real estate brokers and developers. The training is easy and takes only one hour. Upon completion you will receive your 504 Certified Broker / Developer Certificate and immediately be able to participate in the program benefits.

There is no charge for this program. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be offered. Training will begin promptly at 5 pm.

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Justifying a Home Makeover

mortgageMaybe your home is looking a little weathered and worn. Maybe your family is growing and you need an addition to your house. Maybe your home needs upgrades before it can be put on the market. No matter the reason, the first question that must be answered is financial: Is a home renovation right for you and your budget?

Consider the right home makeover idea

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New Heights: Indiana's Farmland Values Up Again in 2013

PurdueLogoLast year's drought did little to slow the pace of rising farmland values and cash rents. They are up this year in a big way again, according to a Purdue University study.

Drought last year sent corn and soybean prices soaring to all-time highs, which, along with crop insurance indemnities, meant better-than-expected farm incomes. High net farm income, low interest rates and high farmland demand with limited supply combined to push the state's land values upward by anywhere from 14.7 to 19.1 percent, depending on productivity. Statewide cash rents increased by 9.4 to 10.9 percent.

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Energy Efficiency Rebate Program - Insulation & Duct Sealing

Insulation-Sealing-RebatesWe're offering rebates for our residential natural gas and/or electric customers. You may be eligible for up to $450 in rebates for insulating your walls and attic or sealing your ductwork.

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PNC Real Estate Pre-Licensing Program for Salespersons

PNCThe Purdue University North Central will offer the non-credit Real Estate Pre- Licensing Program for Salespersons through the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning. This course will prepare students to take the Indiana Real Estate Licensing Examination and become licensed real estate salespeople.

Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursday evenings, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., from beginning on March 25 through May 23.

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Maybe It’s Time to Remodel

remodel1Being a seller in today’s housing market is tough. There are many more homes on the market than last year, and all are competing for the attention of a smaller number of buyers. Now just might not be the right time to sell your home.

However, maybe you need more space for a growing family. Or perhaps your outdated kitchen is so inefficient that you’ve found yourself eating out every night. Buying your dream house with more bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen might solve your problems – or you could stay out of the difficult housing market altogether and remodel instead.

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Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

NIPSCO-Residential-ProgramsNIPSCO's Energy Efficiency Rebate program offers an opportunity to save even more when you replace old, inefficient equipment with new, high efficiency natural gas and electric equipment. Saving energy and money is easier with rebates for furnaces, boilers, water heaters, heat pumps, ECM fan motors and more.

Do I qualify?

Rebates are available for NIPSCO residential natural gas and/or electric customers, and the location of installed equipment must have active NIPSCO service. Installed equipment must meet the efficiency requirements listed in the table...

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Wood Burning Stove Changeout Program Aims to Help Improve Air Quality

American-LungCredits offered for switching to cleaner burning appliances

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has partnered with the American Lung Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to provide up to $5,000 in instant rebates to northern Indiana residents who change out or retrofit their older, high-emissions wood burning boilers, stoves and fireplaces with more efficient appliances. The Northern Indiana Wood Stove Changeout Program was designed to help improve air quality and reduce pollution by encouraging adoption of cleaner-burning appliances.

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Reduce Energy Consumption in the Kitchen This Holiday

NIPSCO-Residential-ProgramsWhile you're preparing for holiday cooking, keep in mind these easy tips to help reduce your energy consumption in the kitchen:

1) Give your stovetop and oven a thorough cleaning to assure more economical and efficient operation.
2) Plan oven meals and grill meals to accommodate more than one dish at a time, and time your baking for multiple purposes.
3) Do not use aluminum foil to line the oven. It can reduce the oven’s efficiency by interfering with air circulation.

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Buying a Home in the Fall

horizon1The leaves are changing, but are home prices?

Warmer temperatures generally make for better buying as the market is more ripe with choice, and the overall demeanor of sellers is more accepting. The flipside is that more players are competing for the same properties, leaving many first-time home buyers out in the cold.

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Heating Season Bill Payment Help Begins Today

NIPSCO-WinterNIPSCO connects customers in need with assistance programs

With enrollment for federal assistance programs for low-income households beginning on Monday, Nov. 5, NIPSCO is encouraging customers experiencing financial challenges to consider available payment assistance options for the winter heating season.

While higher usage amounts are probable this winter when compared to last year’s unseasonably warm temperatures, NIPSCO is focused on keeping gas prices affordable. For 11 consecutive months, the utility has offered the lowest residential gas bills in the state (Source:...

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