It’s Time to Fall Back! Tonight’s the Night!

It’s time to fall back one hour at 2:00 AM, Sunday, November 6th.  Most people choose to set their clocks back  before turning in for the night rather than getting up at 2AM to do so.   Just don’t be that guy that shows up to church or work an hour early!

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Aid Now Available For Unemployed Homeowners in Indiana!

The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN), a statewide multi agency collaboration, committed to actively addressing Indiana’s foreclosure crisis through a variety of methods, is offering another tool for troubled homeowners throughout Indiana. The U.S. Department of the Treasury established the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for the Hardest-Hit Markets (Hardest Hit Fund) to provide financial assistance to families in the states most impacted by the downturn of the housing market. Indiana was awarded over $221 Million to help unemployed homeowners pay a portion of their mortgage. Under the Hardest Hit Fund Unemployment Bridge Loan Program, Building the Bridge to Recovery, IFPN is targeting low-to moderate-income homeowners whose primary residence...

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Kokomo Named Indiana Chamber’s 2011 Community of the Year

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has honored the City of Kokomo with its 2011 Community of the Year Award. The State Chamber honored Kokomo for maximizing its strengths and forming partnerships with private industry, higher education, and local economic development organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance to develop innovative strategies to enhance the city’s image and facilitate economic growth. Those Initiatives include: · Projects that replaced downtown traffic signals with decorative four-way stop signs, converted one-way streets to two-way, and removed over 400 parking meters. · The revitalization of downtown Kokomo through infrastructure improvements, the creation of a TIF district and...

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Vacant Kokomo Indiana Properties Target Of New Program

Vacant Kokomo Indiana Properties Target Of New Program

As reported in March on IndianaUSDAMortgages.com; The mayor of Kokomo, Greg Goodnight, announced he wanted to pay people to move in and fix up vacant homes in an effort to eliminate eyesores and boost property values. He proposed the city dip into its economic development fund and set aside $100,000 to offer the grants. Those who buy and move into a targeted home would be eligible to apply for $5,000 to cover a portion of the improvement costs. Goodnight said the pilot program would focus on 20 homes currently owned by the city. He used a home at 1721 W. Jefferson St. as an example. ”If something is not done with this home, it will become an eyesore. It becomes blight and it will decrease the property value of surrounding neighbors,” he said. “It needs a little...

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