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The Timberlake Estate

Serving Gibson, Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana and Wabash County in Illinois.




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0-319 Fenced in 32x50 pole building with 2 rooms for office space, kitchen area, living room space, 1/2 bath, gas furnace & air, garage for repair work, also second 34x48 building on 2.3 acres more or less on road 450S in Somerville area. NEW PRICE $81,000.

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Our local inventory of homes is very low! This means that home buyers are constantly on the lookout for new homes listed to the market. Call today and let me lead you to SOLD!

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0-329 Brick home with 3 bedrooms, nice size closets, one bath, fireplace in living room, small kitchen, space for washer & dryer on main floor across from kitchen, full basement and 2 car carport. Good location. Could use some updating. 1,426 sq. ft on main floor and same in basement.

James Broshears, Jr. 812-749-3274

Jerry Basham 812-749-4446

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114 S. Main, Oakland City 2BR, 1BA remodeled home, open floor plan, hardwood floors. $67,900 MLS# 201643081

118 S. Main, Oakland City 2BR, 1BA home, fenced bk yard, 1.5 car det grg w/ workshop, many updates. $67,900 MLS# 201725889

Beautiful, well kept 3BR, 1BA home w/ full bsmt., covered bk. porch. Lg. det. 2 car grg.



430 W. Dale Street, Oakland City $78,000 MLS# 201809648


114 N. Grove, Oakland City Located in the downtown business district with lots of potential! Lg. parking lot & 2 income producing apartments currently occupied. Great investment! $59,900 MLS# 201815730

1893 S. 1200 East, Oakland City Great 3BR home w/ detached garage & lg. lot in rear. Needs some TLC but lots of potential.

$27,500 MLS# 201806342


1010 S. Main St., Princeton Excellent business opportunity in a fantastic location. $120,000 MLS# 201806084

923 N. Main, Princeton 2BR, 1BA home on 0.23 acres, 1018 sq. ft. $29,950 MLS# 201638742


6289 S. 1150 West, Owensville 3BR, 2 BA barn-style home on 12 +/- acres. 3 income producing mobile homes on property. $160,000 MLS# 201704369

1150 East, Oakland City 10 tillable acres. $170,000 MLS# 201638011 4.09 acres of tillable land. $69,900 MLS# 201640725


1224 S. Prince, Princeton You’ll love this 2BR, 1BA home! Beautifully remodeled w/ tons of charm. Private outdoor living space features 2 outbuildings, privacy fence, concrete patios & walks. Very nice inside & out! $64,900 MLS# 201822116

312 Washington St., Oakland City $12,000 MLS# 201806389 423 W. Washington St., Oakland City $6,000 MLS# 201806085 Either of these nice corner lots would make a great building location!

524 E. Water, Princeton Recently updated 3BR, 2BA home with spacious eat-in kitchen & appliances. Partial basement, covered front porch, 1.5 car attached garage, fenced back yard & root cellar. $119,500 MLS# 201754636

50 S. 725 East, Francisco 120+ acres in the East Gibson area. Owner wants an offer! $900,000


701 W. Broadway, Princeton 40+ individual storage units of various sizes and prices in 2 separate buildings located on busy West Broadway Street. Site has lots of options and room for future expansion.

$110,000 MLS# 201750655


S. CR 1050 East, Oakland City 3 Acres. This wooded land is nestled in the country and offers the ability to build your dream home! $17,000 MLS# 201815732

$55,000 MLS # 201820622


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Maple Street, Francisco Vacant wooded lot close to school and main road. $5,500 MLS# 201711051

505 Catt Street, Hazleton Beautiful 3BR river home on blacktop road w/ attached garage, lg. eat-in kitchen lg. family rm w/ frplc & fantastic views of the White River. Perfect fit for the outdoor lover!

River Road, Patoka 1.32 acre property great for camping or parking your RV. $10,000 MLS# 201701901


918 S. Gibson, Princeton Conveniently located 2BR, 1BA home features formal dining rm., eat-in kit., 2 car det. grg. and fenced in back yard. New roof & furnace. $59,900 MLS# 201801703

211 S. Madison, Oakland City Nice 2BR, 1BA home with detached garage on a corner lot. Many updates! $29,999 MLS# 201755009

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Design a dream outdoor entertaining space CONTRIBUTED CONTENT

Upon the arrival of warm weather, many individuals prefer to spend their free time outside, relishing the fresh air and sunshine and evenings spent under the stars. But cracked patios and makeshift chairs and tables may not establish the desired ambiance. An outdoor entertaining area that offers the same amenities found inside a home can make outdoor retreats both comfortable and functional. Creative planning can help homeowners design dream areas perfect for hosting friends or family.


such situations, people also can track dirt inside of the home or leave a trail of pool water in their wake. Outdoor kitchens allow easy access to food and drink that makes outdoor entertaining much easier. The experts at Angie’s List suggest outdoor kitchens be built close to the house to make it easier to run electricity and plumbing to the outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens should include a sink, small refrigerator, built-in grill, and bar area.

CREATURE COMFORTS Homeowners should think about the things that make the inside of their homes so comfortable and then replicate that outside. Sofas and loveseats covered in fabric suited for outdoors and plenty of pillows can make for great lounging. Lighting that can be adjusted for day or night, or even to set the mood, is another consideration. Shade structures, like a trellis or retractable awning, will keep the area comfortable and can also define outdoor “rooms” and establish privacy.

as where to place the party space, where to create a quiet hideaway and where to locate a poolhouse or outdoor shower. A large, flat yard can be divided into a series of patios that serve different purposes. Yards that are built on a hill or a slope can still be utilized with creative design elements, such as multi-tiered decking. By working with FIRE IT UP qualified designers, homeowners can bring their ideas Many homeowners enjoy having fire elements in to life. their yards. Lanterns and candles may create a romantic feel, but a fire pit or outdoor fireplace may help extend EASY FOOD AND DRINK ACCESS use of the outdoor entertaining area beyond summer. Traipsing in and out of the house for refreshments EVALUATE THE SPACE Entertaining outdoors is made that much more enticLook at the lot and decide what will go where, such can become tiresome when entertaining outside. In ing with a dream outdoor living space full of amenities.

As with any project, the first step when coordinating outdoor living areas is to determine what you hope to achieve with the space. Will it be a location for lounging? Will people be cooking meals outside? Is the pool the central focus of the yard? Answering these questions and more can help homeowners decide how to design their entertaining spaces. Remember, however, that goals may evolve as landscape designers and even architects make their own suggestions for the space or present limitations.


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Striking 3BR, 2.5BA home w/ 2 car det. grg & fenced yard. Amazing covered front porch. Carport. Jacuzzi Tub in Master BA.

Charming 4BR, 2BA home w/ fenced back yard. Many updates!! Full, partially finished basement.

Striking 4BR, 2.5BA home w/ covered front porch. Totally remodeled kitchen and new carpet. 4 car detached garage.






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NEW PRICE! 9854 E. 450 South, Oakland City 3BR, 2BA Manufactured Home on 1.13 acres in the country. Large covered front porch and covered back patio. 30’x40’ pole barn garage.

$67,000 MLS# 201817282



103 S. Haven Dr., Haubstadt

416 Ivy Lane, Owensville

Very clean 3BR, 1.5BA home features attached 1.5 car garage and many updates throughout the home. Large lot w/ nice, mature shade trees on a quiet, dead end street.

3BR, 2BA brick ranch on a .55 acre corner lot on a dead end street. Large eat-in kit. W/ appliances. Freshly painted. Underground storm shelter and Censored whole home generator. 2 car attached garage. Home Warranty.

$139,900 MLS# 201818969

$149,900 MLS# 201809018


SOLD! 704 N. Main St., Patoka Nice 3BR, 1BA country home on 3 acres. Many updates. Hardwood floors. 18’x20’ concrete garage & 24’x32’ pole building.

$69,900 MLS# 201740146

10567 W. SR 165, Owensville Rural 3BR, 2BA home on .85 acre full of country charm! Cozy living room w/ gas frplc. Full, finished basement. 3 car attached garage. Detached 32’x20’ pole bldg. Home warranty.

$127,500 MLS# 201809058

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NEW LISTING! 1034 N. 150 East, Princeton $39,900 • 3BR Mobile Home with Front Porch • Nice heated pole frame detached garage • 1.28 acres • Outside of town on paved road MLS# 201815634

329 S. Seminary, Princeton $69,900




2122 E. State Rd. 64, Princeton

1368 S. 100 West, Princeton $189,700


Tim Mason 812-664-0845

• 4 BR, 3 BA home • Full basement • Lots of remodeling • Over 1,800 sq. ft. • Large Lot MLS# 201818321


• 3BR, 1.5 BA homestead on 7.34 +/- acres • Country living just minutes from town • All original woodwork • Large pole bldg. • Detached garage & carport MLS# 201812587

706 E. Emerson, Princeton



5920 W. CR 200 N., Patoka

• Nice 4BR, 2 BA home • Large double lot • Fireplace • Sunroom • Large master suite with walk-in closet MLS# 201739184

416 W. Broadway, Princeton

Jan Mason

• 5BR, 1BA home on nice corner lot • Large front porch • Fenced back yard • Totally remodeled, fabulous kitchen • Replacement windows • Corner lot MLS# 201732345

$150,000 • Approximately 41 Acres • Good Farm & Recreational property • Remodeled 2BR 1993 Mobile Home MLS# 201729247


$48,700 • 2BR, 1BA brick bungalow • Lovely large covered front porch • Detached garage • Full basement MLS# 201807794


512 S. Old Patoka Rd., Patoka $219,900 • 3-4BR, 3BA brick ranch • 3.29 acres • Full, finished walkout basement • 2 car attached garage MLS# 201800963


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Learn to downsize before a move CONTRIBUTED CONTENT

Aging people often take inventor y of their lives in an effort to focus on activities or lifestyle changes that can ensure happy retirements. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows there are some 76 million baby boomers — those people born between 1946 to 1964 — across the country. With the youngest of the boomers in their mid-50s and the majority having already reached retirement age, many boomers are trying to decide if it’s time to move out of their family homes and into smaller, more manageable abodes. Many older adults find they do not need the same amount of space as they did when they had children living at home. Retirees and those on the cusp of retirement may find that downsizing is a smart financial move that frees up more time for recreation. However, it can be challenging to cut down on living space and then deal with figuring out how to make furniture, belongings and stored items fit in more condensed areas. Moving can be stressful even without having to cut down on prized items. Taking an inventory of belongings can help the process go smoothly. Before moving, people can go room by room, making piles of items that will be kept, donated, sold, or discarded. This can be a tedious task, but it is neces-

sary to avoid clutter in a new home. People downsizing can attempt to sell items they do not need via newspaper classified sections or online classified sites. Appliances and furniture in excellent shape may fetch good prices. Any extra cash can be put toward buying new items that are sizeappropriate for the smaller home. Another way to clear out clutter is to sort duplicates from the stock of items. A person may no longer need multiple sets of dishes or silverware. If the move involves switching from a king-sized to a queen-sized bed, donate or trash bed linens that will no longer fit.

Pay close attention to kitchen and bathroom items, which tend to accumulate over time but might not be discarded when clearing a home of clutter. People moving from a detached home to a condominium or a townhouse may learn that homeowner’s association fees cover everything from snow removal Before moving, to lawn maintenance to pool people can go upkeep. If so, it’s unnecessary to bring lawn and garden supplies. room by room, Homeowners are advised making piles of to look at the floor plan of their items that will be new dwellings and pay attenkept, donated, tion to storage space. This can make it easier to plan ahead for sold or discarded. what may fit, what will need to This can be a be purchased new and which tedious task, but storage solutions may be needed. Having a plan in place can it is necessary to make unpacking and settling avoid clutter in a in go smoothly. The organizing new home. company Organize Me says that homeowners should consider how cabinets and closets will be used before moving in. Downsizing can free up time and money. When done right, downsizing can make retirement easier and create more leisure time for retirees.

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You never know what treasures you will find! IN THE HEART OF INDIANA’S AMISH COUNTRY If you’re looking for something different, exciting , and entertaining, head out to Dinky’s Auction Center. On any given Friday evening, they’ll sell up to five auction rings featuring household items, furniture, small items, pigs, cows, horses, building supplies, farm items, - you name it. The Amish community provides the food at the concession stand and sell homemade baked goods, too. There are also some vendors who sell things retail, such as the veggie vendor that has great prices and fresh produce.

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The soothing sound of water: Create a raised garden bed Put a fountain at your place for vegetables or flowers drawn to fountains. They actually prefer running water because it makes the trickles and For homeowners, business owners, splashes of a fountain attractive to birds. guests and wildlife, the benefits of an outPETS LOVE IT door fountain are very real. Whether located Anyone with a dog who enjoys time in the in a yard, garden or public area, the sound and appearance of flowing water not only yard knows how important it is to keep fresh improve people’s enjoyment of the space, but water available at all times. Dogs love the constant flow of fresh water in outdoor water can be beneficial to one’s health. fountains that are endlessly refreshing water bowls. Plus, a constantly flowing fountain THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER The sound of running water is a natu- requires less frequent cleanings than warm, ral psychological relaxant helping people to still bowls of water that quickly collect drool, unwind and even to fall asleep. An outdoor insects and plant matter. fountain provides stress releasing benefits PEOPLE’S BRAINS by drowning out other sounds that are posAND BODIES LOVE IT sibly irritating such as traffic, construction, Fountains add much needed humidity to barking neighbor dogs, nearby conversaotherwise dry environments while also servtions or other annoyances. ing as a natural air purifier as they remove dust and allergens from the air. Another natBIRDS LOVE IT For people who enjoy the benefits of ural phenomenon is that flowing water probird feeders, an outdoor fountain is a natu- duces negative ions which scientific theory ral extension. All birds need water not only suggests to having many positive effects on to drink but to bathe and preen. Birds that health and mood, alleviating depression and do not ordinarily visit bird feeders are often boosting energy. CONTENT PROVIDED BY MENARDS


Fresh vegetables or a beautiful bouquet of flowers are always nice to have on your dinner table. There are many benefits to creating a raised bed, and so many material options to help match the décor of your yard.

BENEFITS OF A RAISED BED • Raises your plants to a more comfortable height, making it easier to plant, inspect and care for your plants. • Gives you control over the nutrition of the soil. • Allow you to plant earlier in the spring, because the sun is able to warm the bed faster than the ground around it. • You’re able to prevent burrowing animals in a raised bed by installing a hardware cloth in the bottom. • You are able to easily net or tent a raised bed to protect against pests,

moisture and temperature issues. • Protected from natural or human over watering with good drainage Material options Lumber Concrete block Bathtubs Basins Whisky barrels Many other creative options

TIPS Good soil is the single basic requirement for a successful growing season. It is important that you test your soils pH and cultivate your beds before planting. This will enhance the quality of your soil; develop strong productive plants with stable root systems. Keep in mind that when you are planning where your raised bed will go that you don’t want your planter so big that you cannot reach across it from both sides.

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Repair or replace a torn retractable window screen BY JEANNE HUBER THE WASHINGTON POST

Q: I have a problem with an old Pella retractable screen that I need to replace because it’s torn and bent. It is for one of four windows in a bay window. Do you have any suggestions? A: Ironically, given the frustrating information you’ll see below, Pella started in 1925 in Pella, Iowa, as the Rolscreen Co. Its sole product then: A window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. Pella windows made their debut in 1937, but the company name did not change to Pella Corp. until 1992. For all those years, continuing into the present, the company has offered Rolscreens. A call to Pella’s customer support line (877-473-5527; brought an assurance that your screen could be fixed by calling KC Pella (855-209-9747;, which services Pella windows in the Washington area. However, when the parts department looked at the pictures you sent, the emailed response was different: “Unfortunately this is not a service we provide and I am not aware of anyone who does repairs on this type of screen. Pella discontinued this model about 20 years ago

so they are no longer available for replacement.” KC Pella can, however, replace the roller screen with a standard flat screen for $150 to $200 a window, or possibly more, depending on size. Multiply that by four if you want a uniform look for your bay window. A third option consists of a variety of do-it-yourself approaches. If you can disassemble the bottom bar and free up the lower edge of the screen fabric, you might be able to stitch on a replacement strip, using thin wire sold for making jewelry. Overlap the sections and stitch at least two parallel rows to get a smooth transition. The look wouldn’t be perfect, but the cost would be minimal. Or, to switch to new flat screens without paying $150 to $200 a window, make new screens yourself. Home Depot sells kits with white aluminum frame sections, plastic snap-in corners and flexible cord, which is called spline, starting at $9.98 for a 36-inch square window. You can combine kits to get appropriate widths and heights. Cut pieces to size with a hacksaw fitted with a new fine-tooth blade for cutting metal. Home center kits typically only come

in a single thickness: Five-sixteenths of an inch. If you need a different thickness to fit your window frames, turn to a company such as Prime-Line (, which sells frames in five thicknesses, corner pieces in metal (more durable) and plastic, and different colors. Buy the screening material separately. Many Ace Hardware stores offer screenrepair services and may sell screening by the foot, not just in rolls. Fiberglass screening is easier to work with than aluminum, although aluminum isn’t so easily damaged by cat claws. Building the screen frames is easy if you get corner pieces that eliminate the need for precise miter cuts. Installing the screen, however, is somewhat tricky. Kerry Wolk, a product specialist at Prime-Line, suggests getting a spineinsertion roller with nylon wheels, which are less likely than metal ones to slice through fiberglass screening if you veer off track. (Metal screening gets bent and ruined regardless of wheel material.) Plastic-handled basic tools are cheap ($4.99 at Ace Hardware), but pro models offer sturdier handles and larger wheels, which require less pressure and are therefore easier to steer. (A pro tool with 21/2-inch

nylon wheels costs $38.99 at Ace.) Wolk’s favorite is Prime-Line’s Model P-8435 ($57.16 on Amazon). It has a flat roller at one end, which helps with his process for avoiding the most common pitfall when installing screen: Pulling the frame into an hourglass shape because of the tension caused by inserting the spline. Wolk begins by cutting the screen about one inch oversize on all edges and the spline into four pieces in the exact lengths. After aligning the screen over the frame with the groove edge facing up, he starts at one corner on the bottom edge. Using the flat roller, he presses the spline against the screen over the groove, seating them both. But he presses them in only partway, just enough to hold the screen. The flat roller helps get the depth right, but it’s also possible to use the convex (rounded) roller on a standard spline tool. Next, Wolk attaches the top edge, but this time he seats the spline fully, using the concave roller. Then he finishes pressing in the bottom spline with the concave roller. He repeats this back-and-forth process on the right and left sides. Almost like magic, he has a rectangular frame that perfectly fits the opening.

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Don’t let a down payment for a house scare you off BY BRIANNA MCGURRAN NERDWALLET


ollege is over, but you still have to do the kind of math that matters. Like: How am I supposed to save $50,000 for a down payment on a house? If this question sends you into a shame spiral, making you second-guess your career, the city you live in and the jacket you bought yesterday, stop right there. You don’t need to save 20 percent of a home’s value for a down payment. Yes, it could lead to a cheaper mortgage payment or lower interest rate. But many federal, state and local programs will let you buy a house with less down, or help you pay for the down payment outright. Here are your options — and how to decide what’s best for you.

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAMS You may not know it, but there are tons of first-time homebuyer programs that can make homeownership more affordable. State and local governments invest in them because high rates

of homeownership can mean more stability in a community, and more accumulated wealth for local families, says Marietta Rodriguez, interim senior vice president for national initiatives at the nonprofit NeighborWorks America. Daria Victorov, a certified financial planner at Abacus Wealth Partners in San Mateo, California, is buying a home this way. After applying for about 10 properties in San Francisco’s affordable housing lottery, Victorov won the chance to buy a one-bedroom apartment. Since she makes less than the program’s income cap — which for 2018 is about $83,000 per year — she was able to put 10 percent down, get a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at 3.4 percent, and pay about half the amount the unit is worth, she estimates. Take advantage of your city’s or state’s generosity. Look up local programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website. You can also go directly to your state’s housing finance agency, Rodriguez says, and ask about resources. The National Council of State

Housing Agencies has a handy list of agencies to contact. Look into national programs, too. A loan through the Federal Housing Administration lets you put 3.5 percent down, for instance (some banks and traditional lenders also have low-downpayment options). These may require you to pay extra mortgage insurance each month; use a mortgage calculator to see how much it would cost. Buying could still make sense for you, and the insurance may be able to come off your loan eventually.

WHEN TO GO FOR IT Just because you can buy a home with 3.5 percent down doesn’t mean you should. Buying your own place is a big commitment, so follow the golden rules of homebuying no matter how large a down payment you’re planning to make. Consider buying when: • You plan to live in the same place for five years or more. • You won’t clean out your savings to pay for the down payment and

closing costs. You’ll still need money left over for maintenance, repairs and nonhousing emergency expenses. • Your credit score is in good shape. A score of 720 or above in the FICO scoring model will get you the best chance at qualifying for a loan, and the lowest interest rates. Some loan programs, though, like the Federal Housing Administration’s, don’t require such high scores. Even if homeownership may be closer than you thought, renting is not a dirty word. Until you know where you want to put down roots, you can keep saving and enjoying the freedom of asking your landlord to repair things. But when the time comes to buy, know there’s help out there. “Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@

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Real Estate Transfers KNOX COUNTY TRANSFERS Steven W. Kramer to Steven W. Kramer and Carolyn M. Kramer, pt lot 24 Breevorts sub of lot number 26 division “A” Vincennes Commons Lands, city of Vincennes et al Sandra J. Rivera to Joe W. Bowerstock, pt lot 12 Callenders Sub, city of Vincennes Lawrence J. Vieck, Elizabeth A. Murray, and Karen L. Laue to Victoria Kramer, Victoria K. Vieck and Thomas G. Vieck, pt NW ¼ frac sec 8, T2N, R10W, Vincennes Township Rosalie Klemann to Larry N. Klemann Trustee, Rosalie Klemann Trustee, Larry N. Klemann Joint Revocable Trust and Rosalie Klemann Joint Revocable Trust, pt lots 53, 54, 55 and 56 division “C” vcl, T2N, R10W et al Larry Klemann and Rosalie Klemann to Larry N. Klemann Trustee, Rosalie Klemann Trustee, Larry N. Klemann Joint Revocable Trust and Rosalie Klemann Joint Revocable Trust, pt lots 53 and 54 division “C” vcl, T2N, R10W Vincennes Township et al Rosalie Klemann to Larry N. Klemann Trustee, Rosalie Klemann Trustee, Larry N. Klemann Joint Revocable Trust and Rosalie Klemann Joint Revocable Trust, pt lots 53 and 56 division “C” Vincennes Commons, T2N,

R10W et al Arthur Foundation Inc. to Flat Creek Association of General Baptists of Indiana Inc., pt survey 3, T4N, R10W et al Charles F. Cantwell and Cheryl A. Cantwell to True Blue Storage LLC, pt survey 49, T3N, R10W et al Primary Investments LLC to Karie J. Pearce and Chelsea R. Wanke, lot 190, Edwardsport Richard L. Kramer Jr., Victoria K. Kramer, William Keith Kramer, and Josephine Ann Balthus to Larry Rusch Revocable Trust and Jerri Anne Boughan Rusch Trust, pt SE ¼ SW sec 17, T2N, R10W et al Juanita Stremming to Candius A. Oaks, lot 64 Clemmons First Addition, city of Bicknell, pt lot 56 Clemmons Addition, city of Bicknell David W. Wilson II, Lorin N. Wilson and Anna L. Miller to Top Notch Rental Properties LLC, lot 11 Sunnyside Subdivision, Vincennes, part lot 12 Sunnyside Subdivision, Vincennes David W. Wilson II and Anna L. Miller to Top Notch Rental Properties LLC, part lots 16 and 17 Watson and Mantle’s Addition, Vincennes David W. Wilson II, Lorin N. Wilson and Anna L. Miller to Top Notch Rental Properties

LLC, lot 11 Sunnyside Subdivision, Vincennes, lot 77 Steen Township, Wheatland David W. Wilson II to One More Rental Properties LLC, part lots 1 and 2 Bolk’s Addition, Vincennes David W. Wilson II and Lorin N. Gentry f/k/a to One More Rental Properties LLC, part lots 1 and 2 Bolk’s Subdivision, Vincennes David W. Wilson II to One More Rental Properties LLC, lot 80 Woodlawn Subdivision, Vincennes Township David W. Wilson II and Lorin N. Wilson to One More Rental Properties LLC, 42 feet off sw side of lot 2 Bolk’sSubdivision, Vincennes David W. Wilson II to Around Town Rental Properties LLC, pt lot 204 Old Town, city of Vincennes David W. Wilson II and Anna L. Miller to Around Town Rental Properties LLC, lot 59 Manufactures Subdivision, Vincennes David W. Wilson II and Anna L. Miller to Around Town Rental Properties LLC, pt Don 7, T2 and 3N, R9W, Harrison Township Selma C. McClure Personal Representative and Velca E. Thompson Estate to Daniel R. Osborne and Christopher J. Hertel, pt lot 362 Old Town, city of Vincennes

Deborah Ann Parish to Deborah Ann Parish, transfer on death deed, lot 21 Four Lakes Subdivision, city of Vincennes Keith Adams Trustee, Bonnie Joyce Adams Revocable Trust to Keith Adams, part Don 8 T2N, R9W, et al Knox County Calvin A. Humble to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, lot 62 Oakhill Addition, city of Bicknell Terry Dale Timberlake Jr. to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, lot 5 First South Park Addition, Bicknell Jeffery Feldman and Miranda Feldman to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, pt NW ¼ NE ¼ section 21, T4N, R8W, city of Bicknell Keith Miller to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, lot 5 Chateauthierry Addition, city of Bicknell Charles Presnal and Cheryl Presnal to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, pt NW ¼ NE ¼ section 21, T4N, R8W Tracy Arnold and Truce Arnold to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, lot 25 and 26 Maplewood Addition, city of Bicknell SEE TRANSFERS/PAGE 21

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Real Estate Transfers Principal Meridian, city of Vincennes Courtney R. Maze and Carol A. Maze to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, lot 17 Heithedker’s Addition, Freelandville et al FROM PAGE 20 Shannon O. (Graves) Williams to Kenneth Mark R. Goodman and Karen A. Goodman Richardson II, lot 31 Four Lake Third Subdivision, Vincennes to Franklin Young McKenzie, Mae Young, Gladys L. McKenzie and Floyd Marshall Jr. Joshua Franklin Young and McKenzie Mae to Crystal Louise Chadd Messersmith, lot 61 Young, lot 14 and 20 feet off NE side lot 15 Oak Hill Addition, Bicknell Harrison Estates Subdivision number 1, city Michael A. Shepherd and Pamela K. of Vincennes Matthew M. Kaiser and Marianne Kaiser to Shepherd to Michael A. Shepherd, Pamela K. Mark R. Goodman and Karen A. Goodman, lot Shepherd and Shane P. Shepherd, pt UPS 21 and 22, T3N, R10W et al 32 Green Farms Estates Subdivision Section Nationstar Mortgage LLC and Mr. Cooper III, Vincennes Township Roger F. Small and Julia J. Small deceased d/b/a to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Secretary of Housing to Craig Small, S ½ NW ¼ section 30, T2N, and Urban Development, lot 15 in Kopp’s R8W et al Roger F. Small and Craig C. Small to Andy Subdivision in the Vincennes Township, Knox L. Like and Nichole D. Like, N ½ NW ¼ section County Thomas Everett Dye, Pamela C. Fischer, 30, T2N, R8W et al and Pamela C. Kenney a/k/a to Thomas Fox Ridge Development LLC to Ronald F. Halter, lot 65 Green Farms Estates Subdivision Everett Dye and Melinda J. Dye, lots 49 and 50 Malotts Addition, Vincennes section IV, Vincennes Township Shannon Stinson to David Monje and Brandon R. Small and Jessica D. Small Frank Monje, lot 153 Oak Hill Addition, to Michael W. Wagler and Kaitlin L. Wagler, Bicknell pt Don 1, pt Survey 49, T3N, R10W, Second


Harvey Wittmer and Rita Wittmer to Rita Wittmer, lots 5 and 6 Walnut Ridge Addition, Bicknell Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Taoqing Wang and Cheng Lin, 50 feet off SE side NW ¼ lot 386 Old Town, city of Vincennes et al Peter C. Walz Estate and John D. Walz Executor to John D. Walz,part Don 23 and 26 T4N, R9W, Knox County Richard Dale Worland and Jeanette Lynn Worland to Henry D. Stoll and Rosemary Stoll, pt fraction section 26, T5N, R7W, Vigo Township Harold Moody Jr. Personal Representative and Lena Margaret Newell Estate to Richard Dale Worland and Jeanette Lynn Worland, lot 1, pt Don 216, T5N, R9W, Busseron Township Sarah Louise Ammon, Robert C. Coomes and Carla S. Coomes to Judith A. Bilskie, Brian D. Bilskie and Bridgett D. Bilskie, lot 17 Sunnyside Subdivision, Vincennes Larry Kent Wolfe a/k/a Kent Wolfe and Susan R. Wolfe to Kent and Susan Wolfe LLC, a/k/a Susan Wolfe and Kent and Susan Wolfe LLC, N ½ SW ¼ section 36, T5N, R10W et al Jacob D. Vaughn to Carmin A. Schnarr

Jr. and Joan B. Schnarr, lot 16 Breevoort’s Subdivision, lot 26 division A VCL, Vincennes Mary R. Kern and Labon Kern Jr. deceased to Robert E. Hess, part don 107, T3N, R8W, 2nd Prin Mer, Wheatland Sue Ann Williams and Jerry E. Williams deceased to Timothy Williams, pt lot 31, town of Freelandville Logan David Yoder and Bridget Yoder to Ryan Dean Fussell, part don 3, T3N, R10W, Knox County Bradley Earl Montgomery to Bradley Earl Montgomery and Kelly Ann Montgomery, pt survey 5, T2N, R11W Bradley Montgomery to Tyler Montgomery, pt CPS 21, survey 5, T2N, R11W David M. Carie and Sharon L. Carie to Joel Carie and Tia Carie, pt of Cathlinette Prairie Sur 13, T2N, R10W et al Timothy A. Hutchison to Thomas E. Abrams Sr., lot 7 Lost Acres Subdivision, Vincennes Melissa D. Tromley n/k/a Melissa D Smith to Christopher G. Whiting and Whitney D. Whiting, pt don 24, T3N, R10W, Vincennes Township SEE TRANSFERS/PAGE 23

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Real Estate Transfers Vincennes Robert L. Steimel Sr. a/k/a Robert L. Steimel to Hazel M. Steimel, SW ¼ section FROM PAGE 21 ¼ SE section 2, T4N, R9W, Second Principal Meridian et al John M. Panning as guardian and Gloria L. Daniel Ellerman to Daniel Ellerman Panning to John W. DeCoursey and Deanna L. Life Estate, Karen Ellerman Life Estate and DeCoursey, part NE ¼ of NE ¼ of section 17, Dannica B. Wehlage, part of SE ¼ of SE ¼ of T4N, R8W Washington Township section 33 and part SW ¼ of SW ¼ of section Richard Dale Worland and Jeanette Lynn 34 in T2N, R10W, Johnson Township et al Worland to Steward B. Berg and Kandice B. Floyd Lee Byrd to Hamline Chapel United Berg, pt W ½ SW ¼ section 22, T5N, R7W, Vigo Methodist Cemetery Association Inc., part Township et al location 209 and part section 36, T2N, R9W, Charles L. Williams Personal Harrison Township Representative, Nedrya K. Williams deceased, Douglas R. Ice Personal Representative a/k/a Nedrya Williams deceased to Byron and Carla R. Ice Estate to Ice Farms LLC, pt Devine and Sandy Devine, lot 24 LaPlante don 80, T3N, R8 and 9W et al and Joice First Subdivision, Vincennes Anthony R. Downen, Royal L. Downen and Harold Max Vaughn to Amanda W. Anthony R. Downen Attorney in Fact to Colby Ledbetter, part lot 29 VCL division “A” city of A. Deckard, pt don 87, T3N, R8W, Second Vincennes Principal Meridian, Steen Township et al John R. Hawkins, Kenneth E. Hawkins and Vernon E. Houchins, Marilyn R. Houchins Arvin Lee Hawkins to Kenneth E. Hawkins a/k/a Marilyn Houchins to Houchins Family and Chandra Leigh Hawkins Roberts, lot 5 Revocable Trust, part don 28, T3N, R9W Harold E Doll’s Subdivision, Vincennes Palmyra Township et al Jewell E. Garner to Dale Russell Garner, Jennifer R. Melton to Paul N. Apple, part lot 14 Four Lakes Third Subdivision, city of lots 100 and 101, Bicknell


Fred E. Garner to Jo Ann Shappard, lot 18 Memerings Third Subdivision, city of Vincennes Samuil Magitman and Aleksandra Magitman to Jacob Vaughn and Alexa Vaughn, lot 43 Deer Run Crossing Phase One, City of Vincennes BDE Farms LLC to NC Inc., pt lots 3, 4, 5, 22, 23 and 24 Vincennes Commons Lands division “C,” T3N, R10W, Vincennes Township Diana M. Fidler, Patricia Ann Becher and Sara B. Becker to Michael L. Becher deceased and Mark L. Becher, part fraction section 28, T4N, T8E, Second Prin Mer, Vigo Township Fox Ridge Development LLC to Advanced Contractors LLC, lot 50 Green Farms Estates Subdivision Section IV, Vincennes Township Richard J. Bond to Michael O. Horrall, part loc 286, T5N, R9W Busseron Township Mary F. Teising and John M. Teising to Lorna F. Swick, this is a re-recording part lot 1 Highland Terrace Subdivision part of sur 27, T3N, R10W et al Joe Cary to Mark Cox and Norma Jane Cox, pt lots 170 and 171 Vincennes Commons Lots division “B,” Vincennes Township et al Robert J. Frederick Sr. to Robert J.

Frederick Sr. and Carol A. Frederick, lot 9 LaPlante and Joice Second Subdivision, Vincennes Carolyn Bechtel to Stephen B. and Iris Ann Smith Trust and Iris Ann Smith Trustee, lot 17 South Park 1st Addition Stephen B. and Iris A. Smith Trust and Iris A. Smith Trustee to Josh Ryan, lot 17 South Park 1st Delvin R. Hart to William D. Claycomb Jr. and Sara L. Claycomb, lot 22 Graybrook West Estates Subdivision Phase III, Vincennes Township Ralph E. Scott to Ralph E. Scott and Amy E. Scott, pt of NE ¼ of section 9, T1N, R10W et al Johnson Township Knox County Auditor and Kevin D. Stipp to Stacy D. Allen, lot 9 Osterhage Addition, Edwardsport Patricia Ann Munn and Rita Florence to Matthew R. Ramsey, lot 5 L H Hands Subdivision, lot 39 division A VCL Vincennes Bradley L. Toney and Angela D. Toney to Tracy Anderson, lots 2 and 3 Louis Dues Addition, town of Westphalia SEE TRANSFERS/PAGE 26


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Melissa K. Hinterscher n/k/a Melissa Palmer to William F. Hinterscher Jr., lot 9 Cochran’s Addition, Vincennes Deborah Snyder f/k/a Deborah Fredrickson to Deborah Snyder, part lot 23 division C VCL, T2N, R10W, Vincennes Township Mary D. Frederick to the Mary D. Frederick Revocable Trust, lot 125 Ridgeview Village Subdivision, Palmyra Township Christopher D. Conrad to Bicknell Bulldog Development Corporation, lot 14 Phillippe Heirs Addition, Bicknell Timothy Wayne McGlone, Rebecca Lynne McGlone, Ralph McGlone and Brenda Sue McGlone to Michael D. Edwards and Julie A. Edwards, NE ¼ NE ¼ section 21, T4N, R8W Ross Hancock and Debra Hancock to Erica Fare, 25 feet off east side lot 15 Jordan Decker Town et al Travis Ruppel Co Personal Representative and Catherine Ruppel Estate to Travis Ruppel Trustee and Terry Ruppel Trustee, pt NE ¼ SW

¼ section 19, T2N, R10W et al Travis Ruppel Trustee, Terry Ruppel Trustee and Aunt Catherine’s All Natural Farm Trust to Knox County Development Corporation, pt NE ¼ SW ¼ section 19, T2N, R10W et al Mary Ann Ruppel to Knox County Development Corporation, pt SW ¼ SW ¼ section 19, T2N, R10W Johnson Township Knox County Development Corporation to Anthony J. Yochum Trust, pt NE ¼ SE ¼ section 19, T2N, R10W et al Herbert Mathei and Lorraine Manthei to Charles L. Mains and Tracy A. Marcroft, pt don 1, T3N, R10W, Vincennes Township Stephen E. Yochum Trustee and Anthony J. Yochum Trust to Knox County Development Corporation, lots 87, 92, 93 pt lots 73, 74 and 88 division “C” Vincennes Commons Lands, T2N, R10W, Vincennes Township et al Ann Sumerlin, Richard Dutton and James Dutton, Teri Barmes, Michael Daggett and Jerry Dutton, lot 71 Theodore Charles Subdivision pt UPS 14 and 15, T3N, R10W, city of Vincennes Brooke L. Williams and Kyle S. Williams to Jonathan J. Lintzenich and Megan M. Lintzentich part sur 11, T1N, R11W, Decker

Township Paul Singleton, Barbara Singleton, Wayne Singleton, Diana Singleton, Warren R. Singleton, Delfina M. Singleton to David Rinsch and Nancy Rinsch, 12 acres off south end E ½ SE ¼ NW ¼ section 22, T5N, R8W, Widner Township Michael W. Catt and Theresa M. Catt to Century Trust LLC, pt UPS 7, T3N, R10W, city of Vincennes Daniel J. Smith and Dora L. Smith to Roger Snyder, pt don 151, T4N, R8W, Vigo Township et al Ivan L. Rogers to Whitney Catt, pt UPS 14, T3N, R10W, city of Vincennes Damon B. Carroll Life Estate, Kevin Carroll and Crystal Carroll to Mark A. Bilskie, Courtney A. Bilskie and Aubrey L. Bilskie, lot 10 Clemmons First Addition, city of Bicknell Benjamin E. Berry and Linda K. Berry to Aaron M. Emmons, lots 55 and 56 Central Subdivision, Vincennes Rose Marie Bauer to Yossarian Donnoe, lot 28, pt lot 30 Charles Subdivision Sheriff of Knox County, Terry A. Skinner and Angela R. Skinner to First Robinson Savings Bank, NA

Sheriff of Knox County and Jana K. Vaughan to First NLC Trust 2005-4 MortgageBacked Certificates, Series 2005-4 and HSBC Bank, NA Trustee, lot 17 Lamor Acres Second Subdivision, pt don 1 and 2, T3N, R10W, Vincennes Knox County Sheriff, John Louis Mills Estate and Judith Mills to Quicken Loans Inc., SE ½ lot 61, Caldwell’s Addition, city of Vincennes Knox County Sheriff and Brian Andrew Rehwald to First Robinson Savings Bank NA to First Robinson Savings Bank NA, lot 10 Tolson and Davis Subdivision, pt UPS 12, T3N, R10W, city of Vincennes et al Knox County Sheriff, Judith Pielemeier and John Pielemeier to Associates Financial Services Company Inc. and Citimortgage Inc., 15 feet off SE side NW ½ and 30 feet off NW side SE ½ lot 476 Old Town, Vincennes Harbour Portfolio VII LP to DANAA LLC, pt lot 36 Bakers Addition, town of Freelandville et al James L. Miller and Virginia H. Miller to Richard W. Miller and Susan J. Miller, pt lot 39, Vincennes Commons Lands division “C” SEE TRANSFERS/PAGE 28

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GIBSON COUNTY SALES REPORTS Danny and Shirley Lung Sr. to Endurance Fund 1 Llc, 715 S Stormont Street, Princeton, $2,500. Brian and Stephanie Conway to Kevin and Jodi Luttrull, 2678 W Julie Drive, Princeton, $10,900. Kyle Chapman and Brenna Merritt to Thomas Lashbrook, 201 S Willard Street, Fort Branch, $121,000. Kevin Odell to Tasha Young, 522 E Broadway Street, Princeton, $116,700. Jimmy and Donna Sales to David and Stephanie Hughes, 110 N Third Avenue, Oakland City, $127,000. Jamen Frederick and Brett Nalley to Sycamore Land Trust Inc, Off N 750 E, Francisco, $155,000. James and Simine Short to Susan Bird, 1691 E Autumn Ridge, Haubstadt, $312,000. Trs Assembly Of God Church, Wisconsin to Tony Schroeder, State Road 65, Hazleton, $375,000. SEE TRANSFERS/PAGE 40

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Well-maintained central air conditioners will work more efficiently. Routine maintenance of air conditioning systems will ensure that systems aren’t working harder, and therefore consuming more energy, than necessary to cool a home. • Let fans and air conditioners work together. The DOE notes that using fans and air conditioners simultaneously is an effective way to circulate cool air throughout a home. By running both fans and air conditioners at the same time, the air conditioners won’t have to be run as long or as hard as they would if no fans were turned on. • Conser ve energy in other ways. Because the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion are so considerable, people should never keep their air conditioners off on hot days simply to conserve energy. Finding safer alternatives to conserving energy on hot days can be just as effective and won’t put consumers’ health at risk. Unplug appliances that are not being used and prepare cold dinners so ovens that can make home interiors feel hotter won’t need to be turned on. In addition, take advantage of the longer daylight hours in summer and keep lights off until the sun goes down. These are safe ways to conserve energy on hot days. Air conditioners can keep people safe during summer, and there are ways to use them and still conserve energy.

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Designer advice for living well with dogs and cats BY JURA KONCIUS THE WASHINGTON POST

Sharing your home with a dog or cat has many joys and a few disappointments — such as scratched floors, snagged sofas and soiled rugs. Designer and author Susanna Salk believes it is possible to live stylishly and practically with pets, and she asked 22 designers just how they did that. Salk’s book “At Home With Dogs and Their Designers” is full of cute pups (and helpful ideas): a Yorkie lounging on an ikat sofa (print fabrics are more forgiving than solids), a sheepdog-terrier mix napping on a colorful washable throw and a pair of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are served their meals in blue and white porcelain bowls (why not?). Tastemakers including Jonathan Adler and Bunny Williams posed with their pets. Salk joined us recently for a live Q&A on living with pets. Here are some of her ideas for protecting rugs and furniture while making dogs and cats feel welcome. They have been edited for length and clarity. Q: What’s the easiest way to clean dog drool (on the walls,

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Amenities that will fetch your house a higher sales price BY MICHELE LERNER SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST


hile Bernadette in the novel “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” bemoaned the excessive number of Craftsman-style houses in Seattle, a recent report from, a new real estate site from the Zillow Group geared to first-time buyers, presents a different view. The report found that starter homes that mention “Craftsman” in their listing sold for 34 percent more than entry-level houses without that phrase. Among the other features and phrases that resulted in higher-thanexpected sales prices than comparable homes without those features: • Solar panels. Entry-level homes with the keywords solar panels sold for 40 percent more than comparable homes without that phrase. • Coffered ceilings. Garnered a 29 percent premium. • Claw-foot tub. Sold for 29 percent more. • Mid-century. Homes that could

Homes with these rustic features sold for 26 percent more than similar homes without them. • Farmhouse sink. Kitchens with these larger sinks sold for 26 percent more than homes without them. • Fire pit. Even the smallest back yard can often accommodate a fire pit, and homes that mentioned them in their listing sold for 25 percent more than those that didn’t. • Barn door. While some people are starting to say barn doors are overused, homes that have them sold for 23 percent more than those that don’t. • Exposed brick. Whether it’s an older or newer home, residences with exposed brick sold for 23 percent more than similar homes without that feature. To generate this list of features, Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post analyzed listing A fire pit can increase the price of your home by 25 percent, according to a report on descriptions for millions of entry-level homes, defined as those priced within claim mid-century features sold for 28 dedicated space for in-laws sold for 28 the bottom third of the market. has the full report percent more. percent more. on its website. • In-law. Residences with a • Exposed beams or ceiling.

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6 things to do before summer vacation mode sets in BY NICOLE ANZIA SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

As we head into summer, most of us are more than ready for a break. We’re desperate to complete our long, end-ofthe-school-year to-do lists and hit the pool or the beach. I get it. Parents are exhausted and kids are feeling a combination of tired, anxious, excited, sad and happy. Although you probably feel like you don’t have even one minute to spare over the next couple weeks, I am going to recommend a few additions to your already jam-packed schedule. I know, I can hear the virtual moans, but doing these six things will give you a real sense of accomplishment as you close out the school year, save you time between now and August and, maybe most importantly, give you some peace of mind.

fect time to thoroughly clean out your mobile home. Remove everything from the trunk, center console, glove compartment and seat pockets, and give it a thorough cleaning. Either wipe down the surfaces and vacuum the floors yourself, or take it to the carwash. Don’t just put the items you’ve removed in a bag and set it in the garage — actually go through the items and put them away, toss them or give them away. This should only take 30 to 60 minutes.


Gather all of the documents related to last year’s tax return and put them in a labeled file or box. You’ll want to keep old returns for at least three years, but possibly up to seven depending on your circumstances. While you’re at it, shred any old returns and documents you no longer need and start a new file or box for this year’s papers. Place the file somewhere CLEAN OUT THE CAR You’ve logged more hours in your accessible to put tax documents away as car since the beginning of the year than they arrive. you’d like to acknowledge — shuttling UPDATE THE CALENDAR kids around, going to and from work, Summer schedule changes are both and running errands. Now is the per-

refreshing and stressful. To save time and keep frustration to a minimum, make sure your house or family calendar is updated, visible and accessible to everyone. The desire for a less structured and hectic summer makes people want to forget about keeping a calendar, but the changes in routine make a calendar even more necessary. Use a whiteboard or a large paper calendar to jot down all major dates from now until the start of school. Include camp start and end dates, vacation dates with details such as flight times, when you’ll be hosting visitors, and even when backto-school events are scheduled. Encourage family members to update and add to the calendar.

EMPTY BACKPACKS Go through your kids’ school papers and artwork. I am aware this is the last thing you or your kids will want to do after school ends, but it’s not going to be any more fun if you put it off for months or years. Empty the backpacks and bags filled with artwork and the contents of their lockers. Put report cards, school photos and a few representative pieces

of work, awards and favorite projects in a labeled file or box. Perfection is not the goal here. Getting it done is.

ORGANIZE THE COAT CLOSET Take everything out of your coat closet and clean the floor. Wash and store coats, hats, gloves and mittens in labeled plastic bins and put them in the attic or basement. Give away or donate any coats your kids have outgrown and dry clean items if necessary. Organize spring coats, hats, umbrellas, shoes and sports equipment using baskets, drawers or an overthe-door hanger.

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Selling your house? When in doubt, disclose, disclose, disclose BY JILL CHODOROV KAMINSKY SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

Every home has its flaws. We can try to hide them, but the truth eventually comes out. Hiding the truth from a buyer can, at the very least, result in the termination of a contract. Substantial revelations about the condition of your home can cost money and even a potential lawsuit. How up front should you be about the condition of your home? Most industry professionals agree that absolute honesty is the best policy. “My feeling is always to disclose, even when you do not feel it is necessary,” Bobby Lee, managing attorney at Sage Title Group in Bethesda, Maryland said in a recent email. “It eliminates any issues arising at the last moment causing stress, delay and tension among the parties.” According to property disclosures laws in most jurisdictions across the country, flaws in a home that unquestionably should be disclosed are referred to as latent or material defects — defects that pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the purchaser or an occupant of the property. These include, but are not limited to, toxic conditions such as the presence of mold, radon, lead, carbon monoxide, or asbestos; previous fires; structural issues; faulty elec-

trical wiring; and water intrusion. Some property flaws, however, are not so blatantly apparent in the need to disclose. In a recent transaction in which I was representing the seller of a condominium, the seller informed me that money was embezzled from the association reserve funds. The issue had already been litigated and resolved, and no longer appeared in the condo resale documents. So, does the embezzlement need to be disclosed, if it is already resolved and no longer affects the condo association? I remembered what I had learned in Lee’s continuing education class — to disclose, disclose, disclose — even when, especially when, you are unsure. “When in doubt, disclose,” Lee preached to his class. If an issue has been remediated or resolved, Lee advises that the best course of action is to disclose the issue and indicate how the issue was resolved and provide supporting documentation. When selling a home, it is important to understand the local laws regarding disclosure and disclaimer. If you elect to disclose, you agree to share information that you know about the property, such as the age and condition of the roof and HVAC sys-

tem; the operating condition of plumbing and electric systems; the presence of wood destroying insects; and latent defects. If local laws allow for a disclaimer, you are given an opportunity to make no representations or warranties as to the condition of the property. However, this does not negate your obligation to disclose known latent defects. In 2017, I was representing a buyer in an “as-is” transaction, in which the seller elected to disclaim rather than disclose facts about the house. Before settlement, we learned that a tree had recently fallen on the house and severely damaged the roof and roof trusses. The seller did not disclose this to us, despite the fact that the seller was fully aware of the damage caused by the tree. How did we become aware of it? As a buyer’s agent, I always ask my client’s property insurance company to provide the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) report to review. The CLUE report is compiled by insurers and contains a five- to seven-year snapshot of any claims on the property. The sellers had recently filed a claim to rebuild the roof of the house. After discovering the claim on the

house, we notified the sellers of our discovery and demanded they hire a structural engineer to certify the roof was repaired correctly, considering they had not disclosed this pertinent information to us. The sellers agreed to keep the deal together and avoid potential litigation. Should the sellers have disclosed the tree damage and repair of the roof, considering the issue had been resolved? Once again, when in doubt, disclose. Disclosing this fact could have saved the sellers the hefty cost of hiring a structural engineer. When the end goal is getting the most money for your home, can disclosing defects reduce your leverage in negotiations? According to Patrick Mills, an associate broker with CORE Real Estate in New York, the answer is no. Mills says that he recommends to sellers to be completely truthful about all the defects with the property. Mills advises sellers to make repairs or identify repair options for the buyer, alleviating any of their concerns and turning the focus back to the home’s amenities. He explained that even inconsequential issues, such as a burned-out lightbulb, can divert a buyer’s focus onto a perceived electrical issue instead of the renovated gourmet kitchen.

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Hale, Off E 100 N, Princeton, $164,000. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Hannah Winkler, 806 W Makemson Avenue, Princeton, $55,100. Judith Tharp to Basin Land Services Llc, 314 N Spring Street, Princeton, $15,000. SRMM Properties Llc to Mark Dunlap, 1016 W Mill, Princeton, $4,000. Daniel And Tim Engler to Jeannine Deckard, 2002 W Glenwood Drive, Princeton, $160,000. Allen Lloyd and Jan Marie Byrns to Vernon James, 5181 W 100 N, Princeton, $75,000. Matthew Snyder to Jeremy Moore, 811 N Fourth Street, Princeton, $99,000. Jordan and Jordyn Hicks to Philip and Cheryl Concannon, 600 W Owensville, $29,000. Darry Cain to Patrick and Amanda Wood, 5853 E 390 N, Francisco, $13,000. Kaley and Tiffany Tooley to Detrix Schafer, 10927 N Salem Lane,Hazleton, $1,000.

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How to take care of your house like you’re selling it Ultimately, they may talk themselves out of purchasing the ome sellers need to understand home. that buyers today have access to It’s best to take extra special care more information and are more of your home long before you even educated and savvy consider putting it on Home sellers need to than ever before. the market. Here’s As a result, today’s how to see your understand that buyers buyers tend to be with a buyer’s today have access to more home more cautious. One eye so you can avoid information and are more problems that may small issue that they see with the condition educated and savvy than scuttle a sale in the of the home could future: ever before. As a result, raise red flags about today’s buyers tend to be potential major REPAIRS more cautious. One small problems lurking When you are behind the walls. addressing a home issue that they see with They may the condition of the home repair issue as a second-guess their anticipate could raise red flags about homeowner, interest in the home, questions in the future potential major problems and tr y to resolve the asking themselves: What is my assurance lurking behind the walls. issue in a manner that this won’t reoccur in would give comfort the future? Is this issue to a prospective buyer. For example, indicative that the home has more if you are fixing a small crack in than its fair share of problems? How your foundation, consult the original much money and aggravation might builder to see if you can find out this issue cause me down the road? what happened and why (you might BY STEVE WYDLER AND HANS WYDLER  SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST



even find out that it is covered by the this term from a fellow agent). In other words, the buyer will imagine builder’s warranty). When you have the worst-case scenario. For example, the repair corrected, make sure to let’s say the HVAC filter hasn’t been have the contractor doing the work changed in a while prepare a detailed (and legible) invoice Let’s say the HVAC filter and is dirty. From the perspective, that explains the issue hasn’t been changed in a seller’s the cost to replace and the work done to while and is dirty. From the filter is only a correct it. The “gold standard” is to get a the seller’s perspective, few dollars. Buyers, however, will think transferable warranty the cost to replace the the clogged filter has that you can give to the filter is only a few strained the HVAC next owner. dollars. Buyers, however, system, which will shorten its life, and MAINTENANCE will think the clogged wonder what other Buyers walking filter has strained the routine maintenance through a home are HVAC system, which will issues have been tr ying to determine shorten its life, and neglected in the home. (both consciously and We can’t list all the unconsciously) if the wonder what other maintenance issues property has been wellroutine maintenance here but suffice it maintained. Even if the issues have been to say regularly and buyer doesn’t “catch” a potential issue, their neglected in the home. proactively maintaining your home will pay home inspector almost certainly will. One thing we’ve found dividends when you decide to sell. over the years is that buyers tend to SEE CARE/PAGE 47 “horribilize” issues (we borrowed

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big deals at settlement causing delays and costs, and in some cases, the deal to fall apart.



Whether a particular job needs a permit seems to have different interpretations. It’s best to err on the side of caution and get a permit. Certainly, if there is a significant repair or if you are going to advertise something as a feature of your home, the work should have been permitted. Cutting a corner to avoid permitting might sound like an attractive way to save money today, but it will likely cost you more in the long run.

In preparing to list a home for sale, one of the things we ask from our seller clients (townhomes, rowhouses and single-family detached) is a copy of the plat (AKA sur vey). This is a document that they likely received at the time they purchased the property and is with their original closing papers. Anytime you or your neighbor put in a fence, driveway Whether a or other landscaping/ WATER hardscaping feature, particular job Water issues result in make sure it is on the needs a permit some of the most costly correct property. If there home-inspection items is an encroachment (even seems to have we see. Water issues can different a little bit), you will want to consult an attorney. interpretations. result in a whole host problems, including There is often a simple It’s best to err on of foundation issues, mold legal solution at the the side of caution and roof problems. The time the encroachment occurs (e.g., recording and get a permit. good news is that water issues can be avoided an easement, sending relatively inexpensively if you are a simple “permission” letter, etc). Encroachment issues are potentially vigilant and proactive. Keep your


sure your dr yer vent is clean and gutters clean and make sure your blows the hot moist air outside and downspouts empty away from your not into your attic or between walls. foundation. Make sure the ground Make sure all tree limbs, around the perimeter of As you acquire bushes and other foliage your home slopes away are not touching the house from the foundation. When paperwork least a foot clearance is a home is constructed, the related to your (at recommended). builder will dig out a big home, ask hole, pour a foundation and then fill in the empty PAPERWORK yourself: “Is surrounding space with As you acquire this something fill dirt, hopefully with a paper work related to your a future owner home, ask yourself: “Is proper slope away from might want/ the foundation. Because this something a future that soil is loose, it owner might want/need?” need?” tends to settle over time Whether it be a plat, creating a negative slope toward manual, architectural drawing, the foundation. Since this happens irrigation system map, copies of gradually over years, most contractor invoices and homeowners don’t notice the permits — it’s best to keep Make problem until they discover it. For tax purposes, you’ll they have a water problem in sure your want to keep track of your their basement. capital improvements to the caulking property. and roof


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All Things Real Estate, June 2018  

All Things Real Estate, June 2018

All Things Real Estate, June 2018  

All Things Real Estate, June 2018