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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.

July Market Update

by The Jana Caudill Team

Although experts predict it will take time for the economy to fully recover, there has been a lot of encouraging news recently.

  • The percentage of first-time buyers dipped to 29 percent as a result of more repeat buyers entering the market, suggesting signs of a return to a more balanced market.
  • Americans have shifted into savings and are now putting away a larger portion of their income – so much that the U.S. savings rate has now surpassed that of Canada!
  • Home prices edged up almost 4 percent between May and June of 2009, due to repeat buyers purchasing at higher price points, and distressed properties accounting for a smaller percentage of sales (33 percent of sales, compared to 45 percent the month before).

Learn more about the current real estate market and other great home selling tips by watching the July episode of This Month in Real Estate. The Jana Caudill Team works hard to sell homes fast and for the most money. Please contact us for all your real estate needs.

Recycle Your Electronics!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team is going green! We are trying to make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of trash that enters our landfills. Did you know that 98% of electronic components can be recycled? Drop off your old electronics at the following locations:

Lowell Street Department           598 Union Avenue

Whiting City Garage                        1915 Front Street

Hobart City Barns                             340 S Shelby

Portage Street Department        2303 Hamstrom Road

Valparaiso Compost Site               2150 W Lincolnway

This is a great way to get rid of clutter and save landfill space! These locations are for county residents only and are not open to businesses or organizations. Please contact the location for hours and items accepted. Click here to learn more about recycling in Lake County and Porter County.

The Jana Caudill Team are Northwest Indiana real estate specialists! Contact us for all your home buying and selling needs. We have a best buy list of properties that are sure to sell quickly. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get a great deal.




Local County Fair Schedule

by The Jana Caudill Team

One of the great things about summer in Northwest Indiana is your local county fair. A fair means rides, games, entertainment and good food! Here’s a list of county fairs that you do not want to miss:

La Porte County Fair                       July 19th-25th

Porter County Fair                           July 23rd-August 2nd

Lake County Fair                               August 7th-16th

Get off the real estate roller coaster! Pick the blue ribbon team to ensure a smooth real estate transaction. Contact The Jana Caudill Team for our best buy list of great deals that will not last long!


This Month in Real Estate-July

by The Jana Caudill Team

This Month in Real Estate-June

by The Jana Caudill Team

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