Evansville, IN Real Estate News

By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
The Kunkel Group is well-known for its projects with the city and it is ready to begin the next phase for the massive manufacturing plant. City leaders say there isn't a more attractive place for companies looking to share more than a million square feet of manufacturing space, than inside one of Evansville's most infamous landmarks. "It is 70 years old, so it has it's limitations, but its really the only facility in the Evansville area with that type of space," mayor Jonathan Weinzpfel said. Mayor Weinzapfel says with the deal done, the real work begins.He says the city will work on tax abatements or other incentives to draw companies here. "We can really roll up our sleeves and make sure we are attracting businesses and investment right into that facility," Weinzapfel said. The Growth...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Evansville's historic Old Post Office may soon have new ownership. The building's nearly vacant and in need of repair...but one local developer says he has the money and the business savvy to fix it. The former post office, built back in the 1870s, is a truly unique part of Evansville's downtown landscape. But inside, it's in pretty bad shape and it'll take a lot of money and work to change that. Walking around the Old Post Office, Bashar Hamami is quick to point out the building's potential.  "Most people that see this building fall in love with it." He took interest in the property after purchasing the General Cigar Building across the street...his first commercial venture. But he says this one needs some serious TLC. From extensive water damage to rotting window frames and stripped f...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Donations Accepted At All Old National Bank Locations   Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel announces that a special fund has been set up to accept donations toward relief efforts in Evansville's Japanese Sister City, Tochigi City, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Donations to the "Tochigi City Relief Fund" can be accepted at any Old National Bank location. The extent of damage in Tochigi City is still being assessed. Any funds collected above and beyond what is needed for recovery efforts in Tochigi City will be donated to a national relief organization, such as the Japanese Red Cross Society, as may be deemed appropriate by Tochigi City officials. The City of Evansville has had an official Sister City relationship with Tochigi City since July 19, 1999. Tochigi w...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Spring is upon us, and it's time to dust off the old mop and get ready to do some deep cleaning.  Don't worry spring cleaning can be a fun and rewarding experience, if you approach it with the right mindset! See for yourself with this letter, we are including a list of tips to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning experience. We hope you find these special tips useful. Remember to call us with any real estate questions you may have, and remember to tell your friends about us! You can reach Rolando at 812-499-9234 or Kathy at 812-499-0246 or visit our Web site at: www.TheTrentiniTeam.com     FIVE FUN AND EASY SPRING CLEANING TIPS   ·         Dance while you dust: This is the perfect time to fully indulge your musical interests; break out the iPod or turn up the CD player, and...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Evansville-based Berry Plastics Corp. says it plans to invest $5 million in a new production line at its Daviess County operation. The expansion is expected to create five positions. The company says it could make an additional capital investment and boost employment at the Odon facility in the future.  Berry Plastics Corporation announced plans today for the addition of a new $5 million production line at its operations in Daviess County Indiana to increase manufacturing capacity. The company had earlier expanded its physical operations near the city of Odon in Daviess County to 29,000 sq. ft. The expansion, which is receiving tax abatement incentives from the county, is expected to create up to five new jobs. "Berry Plastics has continued to strategically diversify and grow its busine...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
An Iowa company has been selected to manage the new arena in downtown Evansville. Project Director John Kish has been authorized to begin negotiations with VenuWorks for a final contract. The Evansville Redevelopment Commission unanimously approved another committee's recommendation to hire the company, which manages 36 facility in 17 communities. Evansville, Ind. -- The Evansville Redevelopment Commission (ERC) voted unanimously this morning to direct Arena Project Director John J. Kish to begin negotiations with VenuWorks for management and coordinated operations of the new Evansville Arena, which will open this November. VenuWorks, based in Ames, Iowa, manages 36 facilities in 17 communities. "I am pleased that the Redevelopment Commission heeded the recommendation to select VenuWork...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
Here is a great list for materials that can be recycled in Vanderburgh County and also where to recycle them. Every effort helps.   What and Where to Recycle in Vanderburgh County  Materials To Be Recycled Recycling Locations Aluminum Cans (Some locations pay cash) Allied Waste, Fligeltaub, Material Recycling, Smurfit Recycling, Tri-State Resource Recovery, Trockman & Sons, Universal Salvage, Veolia, Wesselman Woods Aluminum Scrap Fligeltaub, Material Recycling, Tri-State Resource Recovery, Trockman & Sons, Universal Salvage, Veolia Appliances - Washers, Dryers, Air Conditioners (Certification required.) Fligeltaub, Trockman & Sons, Universal Salvage - Check classified ads or yellow pages for locations that take repairable appliances. Batteries - Household Call 436-7800 Batteries - Vehi...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
An old Evansville firehouse will soon become a new west side dentist's office. The former hose house number 5 on Saint Joe Avenue went on the auction block Thursday morning. Doctor Wes Brown purchased the building for $200,000. Brown and his wife have two other dental offices they plan to combine into the new office on the west side. The auction drew a lot of people, some to bid, others just to travel down memory lane. The fire department left the building for a new facility in 1988. Since then, it has been used for several businesses... most recently an advertising agency. Source: http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=244776
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
HOME INSPECTIONS This month I would like to discuss home inspections. These are an important part of virtually every real estate transaction. Unfortunately many buyers and sellers do not consider inspections before purchasing or selling a home.   I always recommend home inspections for buyers. This is an opportunity for the buyer to hire a 3rd party professional to evaluate both structural and mechanical systems in a home before the transaction closes. When significant, unknown problems are discovered this gives the buyer an opportunity to ask the seller to make an allowance or repair defects in the home prior to closing. The inspection is not intended to sour a transaction because of minor, inexpensive defects. Too often I see buyers asking for a laundry list of minor repairs especiall...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
February is a great time to accomplish simple tasks that will add to the value and appearance of your home. We hope that you are enjoying the unique experience of being a homeowner! We have done a little research and have compiled a list of quick, easy projects that you might enjoy! If you need additional tips or advice, please feel free to call us anytime at 812-499-9234 for Rolando and 812-499-0246 for Kathy. We would be happy to hear from you and would love to offer any guidance that we can!   FIVE QUICK AND EASY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS   Go green: A few changes to the landscaping of your home can make a world of difference! You might want to consider planting some fruit trees in the backyard, adding a touch of color with some bright and unusual flowers or perhaps finally starting ...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
The University of Southern Indiana has become one of 10 national institutions selected to participate in the 2011 International Academic Partnerships Program from the Institute of International Education. Participation will allow USI to create new exchange opportunities with China, including training activities and a study tour this spring.  Evansville, Ind. -- University of Southern Indiana is one of 10 United States institutions of higher education to participate in a 2011 initiative of the International Academic Partnerships Program (IAPP) according to a news release issued by the Institute of International Education (IIE). USI and the other nine institutions were selected based on an interest in building ties with institutions in China, a dominant economic and world power. IAPP is f...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
The holidays are over. A new year has started and I know the snow won't last forever. Every year The National Association surveys thousands of buyers and sellers who purchased or sold homes the preceding year. Below you will see the most recent chart detailing where buyer's found the home they purchased.    Over the past few years F. C. Tucker Emge Realtors and I have adjusted the way we market homes. These changes are based on buyer behavior. Not surprisingly, the biggest change in buyer behavior has been a shift away from print media toward the internet for their real estate needs. In 2001 only 8% of buyers found their home online. Now 37% find their home online. Over the same time period the number of buyers who found their home in the newspaper or some type of home magazine declined...
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By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
The Evansville City Council has unanimously voted to support a development agreement for a new hotel in the downtown area. Woodruff Hospitality was selected to build the $32 million Hyatt Place, which will be located adjacent to the new Evansville Arena. The hotel is expected to include 220 rooms and more than 300 parking spots. Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel applauds City Council's unanimous vote this evening in support of a resolution affirming the Evansville Redevelopment Commission's decision to move forward with an agreement to develop a newhotel in downtown Evansville adjacent to the new Evansville Arena and The Centre. "I appreciate City Council's leadership in pushing this vitally important project to the next level," said Mayor Weinzapfel. "A hotel of this caliber is esse...
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By Brenda Hughes, Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY
(Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design)
How to Keep Track of Everything.....How do you keep track of everything you need “to-do” or “want” to-do? Do you prefer paper or an online application – or maybe a combination of both? A to-do list is an essential organizing and productivity tool – but it is more than just a tool. The tool, whether paper, a planner or an electronic solution, is where you capture your to-do’s, (or action items as I like to call them) and create a system(process) that you use regularly. Your system for managing your action items might include:• How often you refer to your system or a specific time of day you review it• How you ensure that new action items or want-to-do’s get added to your system• How you categorize or group your action items so your lists remain manageable• How often you review your syst...
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By Brenda Hughes, Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY
(Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design)
  #1. Failing to Showcase Your Home and Make Small Cosmetic Changes When you are selling your house, you have to really look at it objectively and think about it from the view point of the house hunter. Make minor enhancements to the house and maybe hire a professional stager to come and arrange your furniture and add updated accessories. Staging is about decorating your house for the buyers' taste, not yours. A great place to start is with the front of the home and the main entryway. Home staging is designed to increase the potential selling price and reduce the amount of time the house stays on the market.  2. Setting Too High of a Sale Price 3. Buying What You Want, Not What You Need 4. Overlooking the Extra and Hidden Costs 5. Buying a Home Without a Professional Inspection 6. Falli...
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By Brenda Hughes, Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY
(Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design)
Home Staging: A Value-added Bonus to Your Clients Many savvy homeowners now expect a home staging consultation as a component to their home-selling strategy. How can you incorporate this as a service to your clients? Partner with a professional home stager and offer clients a complimentary home staging consultation. It’s a huge value-added bonus that will set you apart from the competition. I know what you’re thinking. What will it cost me? This depends to a large degree on your location. In my region for example, a consultation will start at about $50 for a verbal walk-through consultation for up to a 2000 sq ft home.  The larger home is going to take more time to do it thoroughly, plus I add on the curb appeal information from the front sidewalk to the back patio . The fee also depen...
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By Brenda Hughes, Home Staging & Re-Design Southern IN, KY
(Evansville Home Staging & Re-Design)
This is a great check list for what to do at he end of the summer when You are preparing your home to sell or not.   Curb Appeal is an important part of preparing your home for selling.           Watering, weeding and dead heading are among the main activities for this month.  Aside from, weeding and watering, essential gardening tasks are at a lull in August.   Annuals August is a relatively low-maintenance month for flowers, but regular watering isn't the only task that will keep your garden in top shape. Keep deadheading flowers as they fade; not only will the plants look better, but if they're allowed to produce and shed their seeds, they're more likely to stop producing new blooms. In areas with mild winters and longer growing seasons, annuals should have another feeding of fertil...
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Jump into the fun of Frog Follies during the last weekend in August. You'll change lives for tri-state children and adults with disabilities! Up to 5,000 souped-up autos will converge on the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center (Highway 41 north of Evansville, IN) August 27-29, for the E'ville Iron Street Rod Club's 36th annual Frog Follies Street Rod Show. View the modified classic cars (all pre-1949 vintage) from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday. This nationally known car show is also one of the Midwest's largest charity events. A portion of each $5 admission (children under 12 free) will fund life-changing therapy sessions at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center! In addition to the huge display of street rods, Frog Follies features tempting concession s...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $185,900 FIZBER.com ID 15172604 Single Family with 3 bed, 3.0 bath, in 9400 N. St Joseph Ave Evansville, IN, 47720 http://www.fizber.com/15172604/ 9400 N. St Joseph Ave - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 9400 N. St Joseph Ave, Evansville, IN, 47720 Sq footage: 3000.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1985 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Indiana homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Full brick ranch home with partially finished walkout basement sitting on 1.22 park-like acreage. Enjoy the lakeview from the 12' x 40' deck. Offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and an attached 2 1/2 car garage. This home includes a gas fireplace and woodburning furnace and plenty of storage. Also included is a 16...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $119,000 FIZBER.com ID 15133060 Single Family with 3 bed, 3.0 bath, in 2203 Eric Court Evansville, IN, 47720 http://www.fizber.com/15133060/ 2203 Eric Court - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 2203 Eric Court, Evansville, IN, 47720 Sq footage: 1450.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1984 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Indiana homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Ranch home with brick exterior offers vaulted ceilings, large additional room looking out to spacious fenced in backyard, newly updated eat in kitchen and bar, newly remodeled bathrooms, in quiet neighborhood. Ceramic tile in bathrooms, foyer and kitchen. Walk in master closet, large living room. House sits on dead end road on ...
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