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FREE Volume 4, Issue 3

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EXperience the Advantages of Working with an EXecutive. 1228 Westridge Pkwy | Greensburg, IN 47240 | Office: 812-663-2255 Toll Free: 877-861-5193 | Fax Number: 812-663-9754

Greensburg Office

Christie Gard - Broker/Owner

Phone: 812-663-2255, ext. 5 Cell: 812-593-5638 cgard@realtyexecutives.com

Donna Tewmey - Associate Broker Phone: 812-663-2255, ext. 6 Cell: 812-593-5846 donnatewmey@realtyexecutives.com www.donnatewmey.com

Sarah Green - Associate Broker Phone: 812-663-2255, ext. 10 Cell: 812-614-0997 sarahgreen@realtyexecutives.com

Jennifer Louden - Associate Broker Phone: 812-663-2255, ext. 2 Cell: 812-662-4018 jenniferbillieu@aol.com www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com

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EXperience the Advantages of Working with an EXecutive. 101 N. Morgan St. | Rushville, IN 46173 | Office: 765-938-5888 Fax Number: 765-938-5891

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TEXT T990079 TO 85377 515 SYCAMORE , GREENSBURG, $589,000, BLC# 21219486 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Recently Updated. 2.29a W/Woods & Creek. 4 Bed/4.5 Bath Brick Home.Formal Dining, Eat-In Kitchen W/Breakfast Nook, Walk-N Pantry,& Granite. Gas Log Fireplace N Great Rm W/Custom Built Bookshelves. Master Suite W/Amazing Bath N Walk-N Closet. 3 Beds Up W/2 Baths And Lg Bonus Rm. Walk-Out Finished Basement.

TEXT T608016 TO 85377 1451 W MILLSTONE RD, WESTPORT $459,900 BLC# 21165135, Call Jennifer @ 812-662-4018. Hybrid Log Home, 3422 sq. ft. HandHewn White Pine with Dovetail Corners situated on 10.336 acre park setting. Multiple rear decks. Full 9’ Poured WalkOut Basement, Three Car Finished Garage w/ Full Unfinished Upstairs…Custom Elements both Inside and Out! Central to Indianapolis / Louisville / Cincinnati. www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com Virtual Tour: 1451wmillstonerd.eproptour.com/

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Executive Homes

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TEXT T475614 TO 85377 4954 S CR 230 W, GREENSBURG $379,500 BLC# 21165821, Call Jennifer @ 812-662-4018. Lakefront Executive Home, 3600 sq. ft. Custom Built Two Story w/2 Master suites, 5 total Bedrooms & 4 Baths. Brazilian Oak Floors, Custom Birch Cabinetry, Quartz Counter tops, Multiple Upgrades. Central to Indianapolis/Cincinnati/Louisville (Columbus/Greensburg/Batesville) Virtual Tour: http://2424tuliplane.eproptour.com/

TEXT T66557 TO 85377 500 BAILI CT, GREENSBURG, $359,000, BLC# 21130270 Call Sarah Green @ 812-614-0997, Stunning Executive Home. Master suite w his & her baths, Walk-in Closets & jacuzzi tub. Dbl sided gas log fireplace in Great Rm. Workshop, plant rm, & storage garage in basement. New Hardwd flr in Great Rm, Living Rm & Laundry. New Granite Countertops in Kitchen & Baths.

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TEXT T659826 TO 85377 5600 N CR 575 W, SCIPIO, $279,900, BLC# 21184840 Call Jennifer @ 812-662-4018,4796 sq. ft., 8+Acres, Stone/Sided Ranch w/ walkout Basement. 5 beds, 3 baths. Upper beds w/new carpet, master bath w/new ceramic, hardwood flrs, stone double sided fireplaces. 2 CATC & detached garage w/storage rm plumbed for bath. www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com Virtual Tour - http://5600ncr575.ePropTour.com

TEXT T993554 TO 85377 814 E MILLCREEK RD, GREENSBURG, $274,900, BLC# 21220044, Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, Custom Built Kennelly home.4 bedrms 3 fulls bath & 2 half baths.Beautiful kitchen w/ eat in dining area that walks out to all vinyl deck. 2nd story mst bedroom w/ his/her closets & a large spa like bath.Full finished basement w/ wet bar, large family rm, & exercise rm.

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2696 E CR 575, GREENSBURG, $249,900 BLC# 21213673 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Country living! 4 bed/3 bath w/finished walk-out basement. 4+ car garage w/ 2nd level. Large heated breezeway. Entry has oak flring. Dining rm open to kit. w/wood burning fireplace. Master bed w/walk-in. 2nd bath w/lg tiled shower.

1521 S MILL CROSSING DR, GREENSBURG, $229,900, B L C # 21183556 Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, Ranch home w/ a walk out basement!!! Open concept living w/ split floor plan. Mst suite is nice lrge size. Mst bath includes dual sinks & tub/shower combo. Sep laundry rm w/ lots of cabinets. Great storage rm in basement along w/ full bath.

TEXT T868881 TO 85377 748 KIERAN DR, GREENSBURG, $199,900, BLC# 21204145 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, PRICED TO SELL! This 3 bed/2 bath has lots of upgrades. Lg open concept w/tiled kitchen & breakfast bar, Fireplace in Great rm/kitchen. Master suite w/walk-in closet & master bath. Lr sunrm leads to Inground pool w/gas line ran for heater. Immediate Possession!

TEXT T345616 TO 85377 906 E ERDMANN RD, GREENSBURG, $189,900 BLC# 21184301, Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, 4 bed/3 ba updated home w/ In-ground pool, fenced yard, & just under a half acre! Large entry,open concept fam rm & dining area. Updated kitchen. Seperate laundry rm. Mastersuite w/ walk-in closet & spa tub in master bath. http://www.donnatewmey.com/

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TEXT T901814 TO 85377 920 ERDMANN RD, GREENSBURG, $179,900 BLC# 21205922, Call Christie Gard @ 812593-5638, Spacious Ranch home in great neighborhood. 3 Bedrms/ 2 full bathrms. Great kitchen w/ all appliances remaining. Lots of cabinets & gorgeous back splash. Hardwood flrs in both guest rms. Lots of closet space.

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TEXT T851761 TO 85377 1061 LAKESHORE DR, GREENSBURG, $175,000, BLC#21201745 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812593-5846, Beautifully maintained BRICK 3 bedrm/2 bath w/finished basement on a half acre! Lg covered fr porch,Livingrm w/coat closet, kitchen open to great rm. Laundry rm w/custom cabinets. Master suite w/private bath. Double vanity in 2nd bath.

TEXT T892453 TO 85377 1205 REBECCA PKWY, GREENSBRG, $139,900 BLC#21206492 Call Christie 812-593-5638. Westridge Subdivision - Located near EVERYTHING and on a great lot. 3 bedroom / 3 full bath home with great view of pond, vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and family room. Great size master bedroom, private bath and walk in closet. 2 outside areas to entertain. Deck off family room is year round vinyl material. 2 cara attached garage. A must see home with great character.

TEXT T866875 TO 85377 304 W NORTH ST, GREENSBURG, $135,900 BLC# 21203891, Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Move-in ready 4 bed/3 bath. Beautiful hardwood flooring n Livingrm, Dining rm, & Bedrm. Great kitchen w/pantry & tiled countertop & backsplash. Basement functions as storage/workshop/gameroom. Insulated & finished 2 car garage.

TEXT T953706 TO 85377 725 KESSLER BLVD, GREENSBURG, $149,900 BLC# 21213825, Call Christie Gard @ 812593-5638, WOW!Beautiful 3 bed ranch. Tiled flrs in both the Mst & guest baths. Oversized master suite w/ walkin closet.Amazing kitchen w/ gorgeous cabinets.Huge Family rm opens up from the kitchen area w/ wood burning stone fireplace.1/2 acre plus lot.

TEXT T760242 TO 85377 1017 E LAKESHORE DR, GREENSBURG, $137,500 BLC# 21216811 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Immediate possession! 3 bed/2.5 bath. Living rm w/custom built-in bookshelves. Lrge dining rm. Remodeled kitchen. Half bath in laundry rm. HEATED 2 car garage. Master suite w/private bath & walk-in closet. Beautiful yard. Lrge covered patio.

TEXT T993509 TO 85377 621 N BROADWAY ST, GREENSBURG, $132,000, BLC# 21220112 Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, Fantastic 2 story home w/ 3 bedrms & 2.5 baths. LOTS of updates & NEW items including windows, roof, carpet, water heater, a/c unit, kitchen cabinets, light fixtures. All bathrooms have been completely regutted and updated with new pieces. HUGE laundry rm.

TEXT T780292 TO 85377 1058 CROWN POINTE BLVD, GREENSBURG $129,900 BLC# 21193471. Call Jennifer @ 812-6624018, 55+ COMMUNITY HOME. 1517 sq. ft. Newly painted, Carpets cleaned. Three bedrooms (master suite on main level), new dishwasher and hardly used appliances. Move in ready! Virtual Tour: http://1058crownpointeblvd1.ePropTour.com

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1679 W DEMOCRACY ST, GREENSBURG, $129,900, BLC# 21221122, Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, Lots of sqft for the price!! Great home w/ 4 bedrms 2 full baths. Baths w/ tiled floors. Open floor plan - kitchen family room & dining area are all open to each other. Separate laundry rm. Great backyard w/ large cement slab. Picnic setting w/ built in swing. New roof & siding in 2012. *Standard text rates may apply. 7


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704 S. RYLE CENTER, GREENSBURG, $99,900, BLC# 21218543 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. 3 bed/1.5 bath beautifully maintained home. New carpet N living rm & hall. New windows, roof, overhang/gutters. Master bedrm w/half bath. Updated Full bath. Eat-in kitchen.Lrge laundry rm. 1 car garage. Fenced backyard. Lrge wood deck.

BLC# 21213492 GREENSBURG, $99,900, Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Beautiful 4 bed/1 bath home. Living rm w/fireplace. Elegant dining rm w/ built-in hutch. Appliances remain in large eat-in kitchen. 11x9 landing upstairs w/ 3 bedrms. Oversized 1 car detached w/new electric overhead door. www.donnatewmey.com

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521 N PARKSIDE DR, GREENSBURG, $86,900, BLC# 21178974 Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, This home feels like country living!!! Recently updated. 3 bed/1.5 bath home. Lrge backyard. Hardwood flrs in bedrms. Lrge living rm, Large eat-in kitchen w/ new flooring. Large storage rm in lower level. http://www.donnatewmey.com/

1602 W KOLE DR, GREENSBURG, $68,500, BLC# 21218017 Call Sarah Green @ 812-614-0997, 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Master bedrm has private bath w/ garden tub & separate shower. Lrge kitchen w/ plenty of cabinet/countertop space, dining area & breakfast bar. Split bedroom floor plan. Storage shed & Laundry room.

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144 FORSYTHE ST, GREENSBURG, $64,900, BLC# 21214468 Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, Adorable 2 bedrm 1 bath home. Newer roof & nice size detached garage w/ side service door. GREAT size fenced in backyard. Second bedrm is very spacious upstairs. Small enclosed front forch. New 200 amp service installed.

609 S BROADWAY, GREENSBURG, $62,000, BLC# 21197010 Call Jennifer @ 812-662-4018. 1535 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom on the main floor. Detached garage with plenty of storage. http://www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com

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Westport, IN

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BLC# 21209525 903 N STATE RD 3, WESTPORT, $135,500 Call Jennifer 812-662-4018. 2430 sq ft Brick Ranch w/ FULL BASEMENT. 2CATC. Three bedrooms upstairs and 4th downstairs however w/ no egress window. family room, fireplace, utility/laundry down. Forced Gas/Ceiling cable Heat, Central Air. Appliances, Pool Table, Sofa, Loveseat, various bookshelves stay. Virtual Tour: http://903nstateroad3.eproptour.com/

BLC# 21212406 8545 S 1000 W, WESTPORT, $129,900 Call Jennifer 812-662-4018. 4032 Sqft, 4 Bedroom/3 Bath Home on 1.5 Acres being sold AS-IS. This home has potential but needs your love and repairs. See the Virtual tour for many pictures. Virtual Tour: http://8545s1000.ePropTours.com

TEXT T992956 TO 85377 706 E GATEWOOD DR, WESTPORT, $116,900 BLC#21219176 Call Jennifer 812-662-4018 2278 Sq/ft Ranch Style w/Upper Room. 3 Bed/2 Bath, Beautifully decorated home w/ Jetted Tub, Laminate Flooring, Oak Cabinets, attached garage & detached (32x24) 2 car garage. Virtual Tour: http://706egatewooddr.eproptour.com/

304 W. MAIN STREET, WESTPORT $79,900, BLC#21220613 Victorian Stunner, Call Jennifer @ 812-662-4018, 1798 Sq Ft with 1700+ sq ft upper unfinished. Three Bedroom, Fabulous Original woodwork, Solid Doors, Built in Bookcases, Gas Fireplace, New Roof, New Heating and Central Air. Detached Garage. Jenniferloudenrealtor.com

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107 W SYCAMORE ST, WESTPORT, $34,900 BLC#21210519 Call Christie 812-593-5638. Great home for the price. 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath home close to the park. Nice size detached garage with wonderful fenced in backyard. Newer vinyl siding and some newer windows. Cute front porch and back deck for entertaining. Nice size eat in kitchen. Gas forced air furnace.

1531 W. 1000 S., RENTAL: WESTPORT; $850 PER MONTH BLC# 21148116 Call Jennifer 812-662-4018, 1072 sq ft Chalet on 5 Acres. Full Bath, Loft Bedroom, Appliances, fire pit located in a wooded area w/ pond off the deck. Private Setting. Application, References, 1st/last and security dep required. No Pets No exceptions. http://www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jennifer-Louden-Real-EstateBroker/218599621503413

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310-312 N WINTER’S WAY, CARTHAGE, $395,000, BLC# 21188104 Call Kathy @ 317-727-6184. This sale includes 9 duplex-houses or 18 apartments. All have 2 bd. 1 bath w/ private wood decks in back. Each lot is approx. 1/3 acre. Owner has apt. buildings #14 thru 17 for sale & 6 thru 10. All are currently occupied.

1677 E 150 N, RUSHVILLE, $249,500, BLC#21108381 Call Kathy @ 317-727-6184. Large home w/ privacy & easy access to town. Home has many amenities w/ 3 fireplaces, a lrge family rm & another lrge great rm. Includes an inground pool w/slide & new vinyl deck. Master has large walk-in closet. Too much to list, it must be seen!

2026 N FT WAYNE RD, RUSHVILLE, $185,000, BLC# 21177404 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301. Newly built in 1999. One level w/ unattached 3 bay garage w/ 10ft ceilings. One bay is heated. Size of additional garage is 1350 sq ft.

2072 FT WAYNE RD, RUSHVILLE, $134,900, BLC# 21177728 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301. House sits on 1.49 acres w/ lrge lot. Several trees in front of house. Has composite deck in the back. Lrge front porch.

824 W 8TH, RUSHVILLE, $79,900, BLC# 21178195 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301. 3 bedroom/2 bath home w/ basement. Over 2200 sq ft. Vinyl siding. Wood burning stove. Rent out basement for additional income.

1130 N PERKINS, RUSHVILLE, $77,000, BLC# 21186824 Call Kathy @ 317-727-6184. Home has lots of the old charm. It still has the beautiful tiger oak woodwork & lots of built in features. It has been updated to meet the needs of modern living.

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108 PEARL, GLENWOOD, $56,000, B L C # 21192841 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301, Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home w/ seasonal Florida room, 2 car attached garage, updated kitchen, & new roof.

775 E 11TH, RUSHVILLE, $35,900, B L C # 21212591 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301. 3 bed, 1 bath w/ fenced in yard and unattached 2 car garage.

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1310 N PARK BLVD, RUSHVILLE, $66,900, BLC# 21184414 Call Mark @ 765-938-9301. Nice 1-2 bedroom home, 1 car attached & 1 car unattached garage, new carpet, new windows, close to shopping, schools and park. Move-in condition w/ appliances. A must see w/ reduced price.

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5959 N 75 E, RUSHVILLE, $86,500, BLC# 21186502 Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, GREAT HOME! Totally remodeled! Great Kitchen w/ appliances, spacious bar area, beautiful Kemper cabinets. 2 Full baths w/ Corian counter tops. EXTRA large bedrms upstairs w/ LOTS OF STORAGE! New items include roof, siding,windows,well,septic, heat pump,200 amp,carpet,porch! Updated plumbing.

2340 N 700 W, ARLINGTON, $12,500, BLC# 21197855 Call Christie Gard @ 812-593-5638, 2 story home w/ lots of orginal wood work. Sitting area is also the entry area of home. Laundry room is apart of downstairs bathrm. Home is being Sold AS-IS. Freddie Mac Home.

RUSHVILLE OFFICE CALL 765-938-5888 5 Good Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return — and How Your home is a great source of tax savings if you know what qualifies and don’t forget to claim deductions and credits. If you missed any of these five, you can go back in time — roughly two to three years — by amending your tax return. 1. HOME OFFICE DEDUCTION If your home is your principal place of business, you can deduct a percentage of eligible home expenses like: • Utilities • Mortgage interest for the proportion of the house used as your office • Home repairs and maintenance Forms you’ll need to file an amendment: • 1040X • Form 8829 and Schedule A (if you’re employed by someone else) for the year you’re amending • Schedule C (if you’re self-employed) for the year you’re amending 2. ENERGY TAX CREDIT If you installed energy-efficiency improvements (like HVAC systems, insulation, a roof, windows) in 2009 and 2010 and didn’t take a tax credit for those upgrades, you may have missed out on up to $1,500 (or up to 30% of what you spent). My husband and I didn’t claim the energy tax credit for insulation we installed in 2009 because we thought we’d get a better deal if we claimed the credit in 2010 when we planned to replace windows. But we never got around to replacing the windows. So we amended our 2009 return to claim the tax credit for the insulation. The $500 we’ll get back for the insulation is less than the $1,500 we would have received if we replaced windows, but it’s $500 we won’t get if we don’t amend. If you want to amend your 2009 return that you filed in 2010, you have until April 15, 2013; for your 2010 return, you have until 2014. Forms you need: • 1040X • Form 5695 for the year you’re amending Note: Congress extended the $500 lifetime energy tax credit for 2012 and 2013. 3. HOME IMPROVEMENT SALES TAX DEDUCTION If your state and local town doesn’t tax income, you can amend Schedule A to deduct state and local sales tax you paid. Say you added new siding for $10,000 and your state charged 6% in sales tax. That’s potentially a $600 deduction. Use the IRS’s online sales tax calculator to figure out the total sales tax you can deduct. Have the receipts to prove you paid the sales taxes. Forms you need: 1040x Schedule A for the year you’re amending 4. PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION Get a copy of your tax bill payment from the local tax office that collects the bill. Make sure you deduct the property tax expense on your amended return for the year you paid it, which could be different than the year it was due. Forms you need:

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TEXT T66562 TO 85377 500 W TANGLEWOOD RD, VERSAILLES, $89,900, BLC# 21201054 Call Sarah Green @ 812-614-0997Much Larger Than It Appears! This Home Features A Large Living Room With Fireplace, Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Dining Room, Laundry Room With Cabinets And Large 2 Car Detached Garage. Hardwood Floors Under Carpet In Dining Room And Hallway. Great Country Location Close To Town. Beautiful 1 Acre Lot. • 1040x • Schedule A for the year you’re amending 5. HOME REPAIR DEDUCTION Red alert: You can’t claim deductions for any old home repair. There are only two narrow, possible ways to claim home repairs, and it’s always best to check with a tax pro for your particular situation: 1. If part of your home is used for business. You can only claim repairs made to your home office or claim a percentage of the repairs you make to the house as a whole, like repainting or patching a roof leak. If 10% of your home is office, you can deduct 10% of the repainting or patching. If the repair is to the office itself only, then the percentage generally does not apply. Forms you need: • 1040X • Form 8829 and Schedule A (if you’re employed by someone else) for the year you’re amending • Schedule C (if you’re self-employed) for the year you’re amending 2. For casualty losses. Calculating and deducting casualty losses (disaster, damages, robbery) is complex. Everything from your income level to how you value your property can affect overlooked deductions. Besides placing a value on your personal property, you have to subtract a number of things from that, including insurance reimbursement and a percentage of your adjusted gross income. Read IRS Publication 547 and consult a tax adviser. Note that you can claim losses from federally declared disasters either in the year they occur or, if it’s more favorable, on the preceding year’s taxes. Forms you need: • 1040X • Form 4684 for casualty and theft for the year you’re amending • Schedule A for the year you’re amending This article provides general information about tax laws and consequences, but shouldn’t be relied upon as tax or legal advice applicable to particular transactions or circumstances. Consult a tax professional for such advice.


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Arlington Commercial Property

7157 W US HWY 52, ARLINGTON, $75,000, BLC# 21139453, Call Kathy @ 317-727-6184, Large former bank building on hwy 52. Well built brick building all on one floor with lots of space.

Rush County Land for Sale

• CARTHAGE, 7583 W 800 N, $165,000, BLC# 21140368, 42.59 Acres • RUSHVILLE, 0 N Spencer, $119,000, BLC# 21172445, 11.6 Acres • COMMERCIAL LAND-MILROY, 7972 S State Rd 3, $350,000, BLC# 21175817, 0.92 Acres

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Build Your Dream Home! Mill Ridge Estates Lots

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0 W CR 1100 S, WESTPORT, $18,000, BLC# 21147738, Call Jennifer@812-6624018 , 1.75 acres in desirable location between Westport and Columbus. All permits etc are responsibity of the buyer. On 1100 S approx 2 miles west of Westport. Sign in lot. www.jenniferloudenrealtor.com

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0 MILL CREEK RD.-LOT 37-21114737,

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0 MILL CREEK RD.-LOT 33-21114734,

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47 S 500 E, GREENSBURG, $39,900, BLC# 21202385 Call Christie Gard @ 812-5935638, 2 bedrm 1 bath home in Greensburg Schools on 1.5 acres. Beautiful lot w/ many trees. All appliances remain including washer & dryer. Shed at back of property remains along w/ small shed & carport.

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11 TULIP LN, GREENSBURG, $89,000, BLC# 21181794 Large beautiful wooded lakefront lot on 2 parcels. Great water view. Site is buildable for a new home! Serene and private 1.69 acre lot. Large double parcel with some woods, trees, and lakefront. Site is ready for you to build your new home on. Private 30 acre stocked lake only 5 miles south of Greensburg.

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0 S CR 60 SW, GREENSBURG, $46,500, BLC# 21152073, Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846. Wooded parcel with rolling acreage. http://www.donnatewmey.com/

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184 S MICHIGAN AVE, GREENSBURG, $70,000, BLC# 21141248, Call Donna Tewmey @ 812-593-5846, Located on S Hwy 421 with 313 feet of road frontage. Would make great location for business. Partial lot is in flood zone. New survey has been recorded. http://www.donnatewmey.com/ *Standard text rates may apply. 13


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Plant Trees To Save Energy and Grow Value The most tangible bang from your bark comes from energy savings. Three properly placed trees could save you between $100 and $250 a year in energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Trees save energy two main ways. Their shade cuts cooling costs in the summer. In winter, they serve as windbreak and help hold down heating costs.

The National Tree Benefit Calculator estimates that a 12-inch elm in an Omaha yard can save $32.43 a year on your energy bills; the same tree in Atlanta would save you $11.89 annually. The calculator also breaks down other dollars and cents benefits of your tree, like decreasing storm water runoff, removing carbon dioxide from the air, and increasing property values. In our elm example, the 12-inch tree adds $40.23 to the Omaha homeʼs value and a $57.33 to the one in Atlanta. And as trees grow larger, they can add even more value. A 2002 study by the USDA Forest Service pegs the value a single tree adds to a property of about $630. Of course, tree value depends on size, species, location, and condition. Adds Frank Lucco, a real estate appraiser with IRR-Residential in Houston, “On a $100,000 home [in my market], as much as $10,000 of its value could be associated with mature trees.” Thatʼs peanuts compared with the role trees play as the lungs of the planet. A report by the Trust for Public Land estimated that one mature tree takes 48 pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere each year and returns enough oxygen for two human beings.

TREE COSTS Expect to pay $50 to $100 for a 6- to 7-foot deciduous tree, such as a katsura or evergreen. The same tree at 15 feet will cost $100 to $200, according to Brad Swank of Molbakʼs Nursery in Woodinville, Wash. The Arbor Day Foundation sells saplings for as little as $8-$15, or less if youʼre a member.

Since trees cost money, be cautious about any home construction work. “Tree failure can happen seven to 10 years after construction, primarily because the root system fails when the soil is compacted,” says Thomas Hanson, a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists from Kirkland, Wash. Also watch for diseases or pests that can threaten trees in your yard and community.

Considering everything trees do for you, itʼs the least you can do for them.

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PLANT YOUR TREE IN THE RIGHT SPOT To get the full benefits from your trees, choose the right one and put it in the right location. Planting a deciduous tree on the west side of a house provides cooling shade in the summer. In winter, after it loses its leaves, the same tree lets in sunlight that cuts heating and lighting bills. On the other hand, an evergreen on the west side blocks sun all year long, making a home colder and darker in winter. Rather plant evergreens, a great choice for blocking icy winter winds, on the north side of your home.

If youʼre planting a new tree, think about its fully grown size and shape before you dig. Branches from a tree located below power lines can cause outages as it grows. Roots from a tree located too close to a home can damage the foundation or block sewer lines. The wrong tree in the wrong place could actually lower your homeʼs appraised value if itʼs deemed hazardous, says Frank Lucco, a real estate appraiser with IRR-Residential in Houston.

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How to Replace Weather Stripping When weather stripping on doors and windows gets worn out, cold air comes sneaking in. Here’s how to replace weather stripping and stop air leaks.

stripping, is the best option for the side channels of a double-hung window or a tight-fitting door. This product springs open to close gaps and plug leaky windows and doors.

Weather stripping on windows and doors protects the home from air leaks while increasing comfort and saving energy. But as weather stripping ages, it loses its effectiveness. Stay ahead of the game by checking for worn-out weather stripping and replacing it. Identifying worn weather stripping

Inexpensive peel-and-stick V-shaped vinyl (as little as $0.50 per foot) is easy to install but won’t last much longer than foam tape. More expensive copper or bronze styles cost as much as $2 per foot and must be nailed into place, but they look better and will last decades.

Weather stripping deteriorates due to age, friction, and exposure to the elements. It also can be damaged by people, pets, and pests. At least once each year, inspect your windows and doors to check for air leaks that indicate your weather stripping isn’t doing its job. Self-adhesive foam tape loses its grip over time, causing it to pull away from the door or window frame — or fall off completely. Foam also can lose its resilience, no longer springing up to fill the gap. Rubber and vinyl weather stripping becomes dry, brittle, and cracked. Over time, it can also lose its shape and effectiveness. Spring-metal V-shaped weather stripping bends out of shape, cracks in spots, and comes loose thanks to missing nails. How to remove old weather stripping For peel-and-stick-type weather stripping, simply pull the foam strips off the door or window by hand. Stripping that is fastened in place with nails or screws requires a more tedious process of locating and removing all the fasteners. Options for new weather stripping There’s no shortage of weather stripping options at hardware stores and home improvement centers. As is often the case, the cheaper and easier the product is to install, the less effective and durable it probably is over time. Adhesive-backed foam tape is inexpensive — costing less than a buck a foot — and peel-and-stick types are easy as pie to install. It works best where the bottom of a window sash closes against a sill, or a door closes against a doorframe. It’s the compression that produces the seal. Don’t expect this product to survive longer than 3 to 5 years. V-shaped weather stripping, sometimes called tension-seal weather

Tubular rubber or vinyl gaskets prove the most effective for sealing large and irregular gaps, such as around an old door. These hollow tubes are large enough to plug big gaps but soft enough to compress nearly flat. Types that are nailed in place last longer than peel-and-stick varieties. Prices range from less than $1 per foot for peel-and-stick to $1.25 per foot for nail-in-place. Prepare the surface Before installing any new weather stripping, start with a smooth, clean, and dry surface. Remove all old adhesive using an adhesive cleaner and perhaps a light sanding. Fill and sand old nail holes. If old screw holes can’t be reused, fill and sand those as well. Installation tips Some peel-and-stick types should only be applied when the temps are at least 50 degrees. Check the product label. Start with one small area to make sure the door or window opens and closes without difficulty before completing the entire job. Measure twice before cutting to prevent mistakes and waste. Cut rubber and vinyl varieties with shears or a utility knife, and metal types with tin snips. Be careful not to bend the thin metal while cutting it. Make sure to face the opening of V-shaped weather stripping out toward the elements to prevent moisture from getting inside. Installing weather stripping Adhesive-style weather stripping: Remove the backing and press firmly in place. Removing the backing as you go helps prevent the sticky part of the strip from accidentally adhering to something it shouldn’t. Nail-in weather stripping: Fasten the strips in place by nailing through the pre-punched holes. For double-hung windows, you’ll need to install the lower half, drop the sash, and then install the upper half.


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