Join Jagoe Homes for the 2nd Annual Home Ownership Matters Fair in Owensboro!
On Saturday May 6th, the Home Ownership Matters Fair will be held at Towne Square Mall in Owensboro from 10 AM – 2 PM. This family-friendly, FREE event focuses on the advantages of home ownership and includes an array of exhibit booths with giveaways, bounce houses for the kids, and raffles! Visit the Jagoe Homes booth, along with realtors from the Greater Owensboro Realtor Association, loan officers, and title companies.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club. While the main event is on Saturday, there are two opportunities to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club – it’s as easy as ordering lunch!
On Wednesday May 3rd, order through Big O Takeout, and they will donate 10% of your order to the Club; on Thursday May 4th, dine in at The Lure Seafood and Grille, and they will donate 10% of your order to the Club. Just make sure to mention that you would like to donate!
Jagoe Homes is honored to host the Reception for an Evening with Danny Glover, presented by the Alma Randolph Foundation.
In 1993, Alma Randolph established the Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides back-to-school clothing for children in need in Owensboro-Daviess County. The program aims to enhance each child’s self-esteem and allows them to return to school with dignity, and ready to focus on learning. Referrals are submitted by the area homeless shelters, youth centers, and the city and county school systems. Each child that is selected to participate in the annual shopping project receives a voucher to purchase new clothing and shoes for the school year. The Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation has raised $1,152,593 (net) and provided new clothing and shoes for 15,130 children since 1993. The annual fall shopping event is funded through sponsors, individual donations and fundraisers. This year, the annual fall shopping event will take place during fall break in October. All net proceeds from An Evening with Danny Glover will go to this special day for these children. As their motto reads, “Our Mission is Here,” referring to the Owensboro-Daviess County area.
The Make-A-Wish foundation has six unique and fun playhouses to choose from, named their “Cottages for Kids Community.” Builders of these cottage playhouses include the Scott Township Fire Department, the National Inspection Service of Indiana, Inc., Mominee Homes & Roofing, and Holweger Construction. All proceeds will go directly to granting wishes to children in our community. They are on target to grant 40+ wishes this year!
These playhouses are located at 3320 Braewick Drive in the Centerra Ridge community. Tickets are $10.00 for one, and $25.00 for three. They are open to the public Monday-Friday from 5PM-8PM, and are closed on Tuesday. They open during the weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 1PM-6PM. The playhouses will be raffled off to the winner(s) and then delivered to the winner’s home.
Yesterday, Jagoe Homes had the opportunity and the honor of witnessing the James L. Yates American Legion, Post #9 opening of their historical time capsule from 1935. Jagoe Homes, along with the help of Yeiser Excavating, delivered the corner stone to the American Legion only weeks before. Upon removing the corner stone from the original American Legion building, the rumored time capsule was discovered encased inside of the stone. This was a surprise, since no one, including the current members of the American Legion, knew for a fact that the corner stone contained this incredible piece of history.
Today, we were proud and honored to deliver a historical cornerstone to the members of the American Legion, Post #9 in Owensboro, Kentucky. The cornerstone was part of the old American Legion Post located at 118 West Veterans Blvd. Built in 1935 the cornerstone was placed in the structure on the northwest exterior corner of the building. When Jagoe Homes purchased the building many members of the American Legion requested that Jagoe recover the cornerstone so that they could have this historical marker of the building. It had been rumoured by many members that the cornerstone encased a time capsule, dating back to 1935. To everyone’s delight the cornerstone in fact did encase a time capsule. Think about it, this amazing piece of history pre-dates World War II.
For many first-time home buyers, saving for a down payment is a critical step on the road to becoming home owners. While people who have previously owned a home often use the proceeds from the sale of their homes to finance to purchase of a new one, they also change the way that they spend money quickly.
Here are six quick tips to help you save more:
Limit spending on luxury or non-essential items. It is difficult to sacrifice the things that we know as luxuries that we love to save for a big purchase. Visualize your brand new home each time that you are tempted to spend money on these luxuries, and put that cash towards a down payment.
A simple article in a newspaper can make a difference in a child’s life in the classroom. At Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green, our New Home Sales Consultant, Mark Froehlich, recently paid a visit to Ms. Woods’ first grade class. Mark passed out actual currency to the class and played a game with them to teach them how budgeting works and how to save money on larger purchases, such as a home.
They were extremely elated and surprised when they were able to keep the money as a gift at the end of Mark’s lesson.
Mark received a letter from Ms. Woods, thanking him for his inspiring and educating lesson which reads:
“Dear Jagoe Homes,
Thank you for sponsoring The Daily News for my classroom. The students are excited to see the newspaper delivered each week. They use it to find sentences, paragraphs, and punctuation marks. They enjoy highlighting words they know and counting to see how many. Kid Scoop, their favorite [column], is an excellent way to practice grammar skills while having fun. Thanks so much for supporting my class by providing the newspaper each week.”
Minimize what you’ll owe and maximize what you’ll get back at tax time by reviewing these often overlooked real estate tax breaks.
Like clockwork, at the beginning of each new year, it seems that folks start making plans to either buy a home, move up or downsize, or simply spruce up and upgrade their current home as part of a New Year’s resolution. And then, of course, there’s tax season. Prep work begins as soon as those big envelopes start arriving in the mail, containing an assortment of tax forms — documenting everything from what we earned last year to what we paid out for mortgage interest.
The first step is to make sure you’re not actually missing any tax deductions and breaks. The tax code is 4 million words and more than 70,000 pages long. But here’s a dirty little secret: most Americans tap into fewer than 15 pages of it.
To ensure you’re not missing out on anything you’re due, consider these three real estate–related tax breaks that are often missed, overlooked, and underused.
State and Local Tax Breaks for Green Home Improvements
As the recession recovery made its way into full swing back in 2013, many renters and current homeowners began embarking down a path of buying homes that are energy efficient for a variety of reasons, including cash savings on utility bills. Many of those improvements are eligible for state, county, and/or city tax credits — or tax breaks. If you’ve installed low-E windows, insulation, low-flow plumbing appliances, tankless water heaters, or solar panels last year, dig up your receipts. Trust us, it’s worth the time.
Jagoe Homes will, once again, be a part of Christ the King’s annual Jingle Mingle Mart! Christ the King & Holy Spirit Church will host this event on Friday, November 13th, 2015, from 5-9PM at 3101 Bayard Park Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 47714. The Jingle Mingle Mart has become the primary fundraising source for their school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), which provides a multitude of resources for the teachers and the students of Christ the King that would not otherwise fit into their annual budget.