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Welcome to Lowell, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Originally isolated at the center of miles and miles of farmland, Lowell began to prosper like many Midwest towns, when the railroad came through.  The Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railroad connected the small farming community with the rest of the country in 1880 sparking industries like the sawmill and brick making, utilizing the natural resources of water power and the clay rich soil of the region, respectively.  Although Lowell now has its share of McDonalds and Walgreens stores, it still holds history and tradition dear to its heart, as evidenced by its vital and healthy downtown district.

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Welcome to Hobart, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

Once the home of the Pottawatomie Indians, Hobart has become a hub for business, family, and recreation with more than a little something for everyone, all within 38 miles of Chicago.  The historic downtown is a quaint, quiet community with small restaurants and specialty stores.  At the lakefront you’ll find summertime concerts, duck races, and endless additional activities.  In Hobart you will discover great retail shopping, numerous community parks for enjoying nature and the outdoors, and fabulous schools and community services thought to be among the best in Northwest Indiana.

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Welcome to Highland, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Highlands, from which the town name originates, was originally a sand ridge standing out above the rest of the region’s marshy and mostly submerged landscape back in 1848.  At that time settlers from Ohio began developing the area, turning it into a farming community, and eventually the Chicago and Atlantic railroad came through town bringing with it more agriculture and manufacturing opportunities.  Highland’s focus today remains providing economic opportunity to its citizens, educational opportunity for its children, and recreational opportunity through its extensive town parks and facilities.

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Welcome to Griffith, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

“The town that came to the tracks,” known today as Griffith, once boasted in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the town having the most baseball diamonds and for having the location where the most railroad tracks met at one point.  It had been the railroads passing through town, heading to and from Chicago that kept the town alive for many years, lending stability to Griffith through the panic of 1893, and the Great Depression.  Though there is only one remaining railroad travelling through town today, Griffith remains a vibrant community dedicated to the ideals of hard work and community learned from the past.

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Welcome to Dyer, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team

A settler by the name of Aaron Norton Hart, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania played a key role in directing the construction of the roadway and drainage infrastructure in Dyer back in the 1860’s and 70’s, subsequently opening the area up to agriculture and other commercial use in the surrounding predominantly marshy region.  Understandably the town adopted its name from something as near and dear to Hart’s heart as the town itself.  The town’s namesake is Hart’s wife, Martha Dyer Hart.  That same sense of community and spirit is what placed Dyer at number 97 on CNN and Money Magazine’s 2005 list of "100 Best Places to Live in the US.” 

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Welcome to Crown Point, Indiana!

by The Jana Caudill Team


Considered to be the “hub of Lake County,”Crown Point Indiana is located just 40 miles southeast of Chicago’s Loop making up just one of the Loop’s 77 official community areas. Crown Point and Crown Point real estate offer new homes, single-family family homes and even luxury homes. Condos for empty nesters are ample along with apartment rentals. This historic town of 27,000 residents is famous for housing the courthouse from which bank robber John Dillinger escaped. It has a vibrant downtown scene coupled with the feel of suburban living and close proximity to one of America’s largest urban areas.

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Tips to Prevent Common Seller Mistakes

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team realizes that selling your home is a huge decision. We have included some tips to avoid some common seller mistakes.

1.      Price Your Home Right. If you either need to sell or would like to sell your home, pricing at current market value is key. Researching sale prices of comparable homes is a crucial component to determining a price that will make the home sell. If you don’t need to move, consider waiting for the market to improve. Call us or log on to www.NWIHOMEPRICE.COM for a free market evaluation.

2.      Consider a Presale Inspection. This will accomplish two goals. First of all, it will let you know the potential problems that need to be fixed, and secondly, buyers can make offers that takes those items into consideration up front rather than renegotiating concessions later.

3.      Consider All Offers. Refusing to entertain an offer from a qualified buyer can be a big mistake for sellers in this market. Wait until the offer has been negotiated to refuse it.

4.      Accept Backup Offers. Consider a backup offer in case the primary one falls through. Also take into consideration that a lower offer with a larger down payment can be a more solid deal than a higher price with less money down.

5.      Hire The Jana Caudill Team. Solid negotiation and communication skills combined with Northwest Indiana area expertise can help sellers to get the most out of their experience.

*Source: Inman News

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.

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-June

by The Jana Caudill Team

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