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Happy New Year!

by The Jana Caudill Team

As any student will tell you, the New Year doesn’t start on January 1st; it’s the first day of school.  While some children may be excited about the new school year, others might experience a little anxiety about new experiences.

Here are some ways to make the first day of school a little easier:

  • Remind your child that they are not the only student who is a bit uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
  • Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun. They'll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh their positive memories about previous years, when he or she may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because they had a good time.
  • Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your youngster can walk to school or ride with on the bus.
  • If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk with them) to school and pick them up on the first day.

Be at the head of the class with the real estate experts of The Jana Caudill Team. Call us today and our group of specialists will guide you to a home of your dreams.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

This Month in Real Estate-August

by The Jana Caudill Team

Valparaiso Named Community of the Year

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team would like to congratulate the citizens of Valparaiso for being named The 2009 Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. This is the first time a Lake or Porter County municipality has been selected since the award’s conception in 1990. Valparaiso was chosen because of many improvements made to the city without raising taxes. As a result, thousands of jobs have been created and the city boasts a substantial rainy day fund. To learn more, check out this article from 

This is just another example why Northwest Indiana is a great place to call home! If you are looking for a home, please give us a call. We would love to assist you in all your real estate needs.

Time is Running Out!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Time is running out! Only 110 days left to take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers. Purchases must be made before December 1st of 2009 in order to qualify.

First time home buyers are considered those who have not owned a home for three years. This tax credit is equivalent to 10% of the purchase price of the home, capping at $8,000 and is subject to income limitations. Single buyers need a modified adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less to qualify for the full credit. Married couples need a gross income of $150,000. Those earning more may be eligible for reduced credits. The new home has to be their principal residence for three years.

This is just another great reason to now buy a home. To see a video explaining the tax credit, please click here. The Jana Caudill Team would love to help you find the home of your dreams. Please contact us for any assistance you might need.

Social Media and The Jana Caudill Team

by The Jana Caudill Team

Are you following The Jana Caudill Team on Twitter or are you a fan on Facebook? If not, you are missing out! These social media sites have become the most effective and immediate means of communication recently. They’re wonderful tools to stay connected with each other and the rest of the world.

So why should you follow The Jana Caudill Team on Twitter or be a fan on Facebook?

  • Get to know our team better. If you are considering working with us in the near future, it’s a great way to see what makes us tick and what we’re up to.
  • Your children will be impressed or horrified! Amaze them with new vocabulary words such as: Tweet, Tweeple, Status Update, and Follow Fridays.
  • Get inside the Northwest Indiana Market. Twitter and Facebook are the places we post many thoughts, observations and events related to Northwest Indiana and the real estate market.
  • Everyone is doing it! Cave into peer pressure and find out what the fuss is about. We know you want to.
  • Be the first to know. Get a jump on the rest of the market and be the first to know about our newest listings and other team events.

What are you waiting for? Follow us on Twitter here or become a fan of The Jana Caudill Team by searching: The Jana Caudill Team on Facebook.

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