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Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Choosing the right home to fit your needs is very important as well as the right neighborhood. Previewing a neighborhood prior to touring will help narrow your search. As you scope out the neighborhood take time to evaluate these things when considering your home options.

If necessary is public transportation easily accessible? If your lifestyle requires air travel are you in close proximity to the airport? If you know the location of employment is the travel time reasonable from your desired neighborhood?

Harlem Globetrotters

Saturday, January 21, 2017 (All day)

Purcell Pavilion
January 21, 2017 7:00 PM
South Bend, INUnited States
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

How to Buy a Home with Student Debt

What is Debt to Income Ratio (DTI) ?

DTI is what lenders look at to determine if you qualify for a mortgage and how much you can pay. It is your monthly income vs monthly payment to creditors. Student loans are one of the debts lenders will take into consideration.

For most lenders, 40 percent DTI is on the higher end of the scale and could exclude you from securing a mortgage. Ideally, you want to shoot for a number below 36 percent before applying – 43 percent is the maximum typically allowed.

Here are some ways to improve this ratio:

Valentine's Day Sweet Ski

Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

Enjoy a beautiful morning cross-country skiing the trails of St. Patrick's County Park. While out on the trails stop by the Manion Cabin for a sweet treat and cocoa between 11 am & 1 pm. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee, hot cocoa and a sweet treat. Registration and payment are required by Wednesday, February 8, 2017.



St Patrick's County Park at 10:30 am

13th Annual Magical Ice Fest

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 3, 2017 (All day)

Join us in downtown St. Joseph February 3-5 for our 13th Annual Ice Carving Festival! We've got frosty fun planned all weekend long, book your stay today stjoetoday.com/sleep.

Certified Ice Competitions - All Weekend

Fire & Ice Tower Display - Friday evening

Fire and Ice Party at Shadowland - Friday Night

5th Annual ICE WARS! - Saturday

Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24, 2016 (All day)

Come join us on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24th for our 2nd annual race which promises to be the premier fall running event for South Bend. Hosted by A Positive Approach to Teen Health. The 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk will start at the Career Academy of South Bend at 8:00 am EST. Early bird prices are $25.

Your registration fee will help us in our mission to equip, empower and encourage teens to make healthy choices through life skills, relationships and character building education.


Downtown for the Holidays

Friday, December 2, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 24, 2016 (All day)

The main event: Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival
Join us at Jon Hunt Plaza at 5:30 p.m. for live music, mingling with the elves, special treats, and SANTA'S ARRIVAL! After the lighting of the tree Santa will leave the parade to the Gridiron where you can view the fireworks. Following the parade visit with Santa and play in his workshop. (Details about Santa's Workshop is below.)

Date: Friday Dec. 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Begins at Jon Hunt Plaza, ends at former College Football Hall of Fame Gridiron with Fireworks.

What can I do to get our house shown more than it is currently being shown?

Price and pictures are what typically get showings on your home. If there is a buyer in your price range working with an agent in our area, there are many homes to see, probably too many to see them all. To be included on a buyer’s “tour,” you want to be priced not only according to the recent sales of similar homes, but also as good as or better than your competition.

New Years Eve Gala Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 2016 (All day)

Join us on Saturday, December 31st as we welcome in the New Year with a toast of champagne featuring dancing by In-Tune DJ Service, Inc., late night snacks, party favors and even a balloon drop with family and friends!

Dinner, Dancing and Fun as we toast to 2017!

Choose your way to celebrate the New Year with us!

4-Course Dinner
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50 Per Person

4-Course Dinner & Gala
$75 Per Person

New Years Eve Gala (21+ only)
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
$35 Per Person

Located in the heart of downtown Mishawaka, near Beutter Park and the Riverwalk on the south bank of the St. Joseph River, the first five-story condo tower will feature 25 to 35 units with some as large as 2000 square feet. Future phases are to include an additional condominium tower and two apartment towers. In addition, a parking garage, street level retail space and a high-end hotel and conference center are also planned. For more information visit Riverfrontforge.com.

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