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By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Are you wondering what happened in the Fort Wayne real estate market last month?  Let's take a look! Homes sold:  322 Average days on market:  60 Average list price:  $139,885 Average sales price: $135,985 (97% of list price) Median sales price:  $108,500 Lowest sales price:  $5,000 (Foreclosure ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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    Earlier this year I got a call from a seller that had her home listed with another Realtor here in Fort Wayne.  She wanted us to come out and talk to her about selling it for her once her contract expires. We asked her a few questions and then got the appointment scheduled.  When it was her ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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We all love our homes.   When Amanda and I bought our first home together 7 years ago, we just simply fell in love with it.  We were so proud to own our own home! We took pictures of us doing silly things in every room and put them on MySpace. Yes, I said MySpace. I remember the first time my son...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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The A Frame.   There are very few A Frame homes in the Fort Wayne area.  Unfortunately, I tried to sell one of them.   The buyer was approved for an FHA mortgage.  The home itself was quite nice and was situated on a heavily wooded and private lot.   That's the good news.  The bad news?   The app...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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When selling my home, should I be present for showings? We have been asked this a few times from our sellers.  Our answer is always the same:  NO. I'm sure some sellers are concerned about security issues.  We install lock boxes on all of our listings and the only people that can access them are ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Last year Amanda and I went to a listing appointment.  The seller was referred to us by a past client.  We thought that would give us the edge against the other Realtor she was talking to...  but it didn't.   The listing appointment itself was awesome! We instantly felt comfortable with the clien...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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An article was released today by Movoto Blog that ranked Fort Wayne, Indiana as the #9 best city in America for home buyers.  You can read that article here.  The article was based on affordability of homes here.   This comes as no surprise to us.  Amanda and I have been Realtors in Fort Wayne f...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Amanda and I went to a listing appointment yesterday in a very desirable area in Fort Wayne. The seller had purchased the home a handful of years ago.  When she bought it, it was a foreclosure and needed a bit of work.  It wasn't a total fixer upper, but it just needed some cosmetic updates.   S...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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The Fort Wayne real estate market is heating up again! 2013 has been an incredible year. Our Century 21 Bradley office is now the #2 selling Century 21 in the country, and we continue to break records.  By the end of the year we are expected to be #1.   Personally, Amanda and I have had our most...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Just over a year ago I got a call from Jack and Jill.  They wanted to see 123 Main St.  I showed it to them, and they loved it.  Our plan was to quickly put their home on the market and write a contingent offer on Main St. An hour later my phone rings.  Susie Q wants to see 123 Main St that eveni...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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We have been working with a couple on the sale of their home and their new home purchase for almost two years now.  It's not a short sale situation either. We have been days away from closing twice and have had the deal fall through because of the buyers on their home.  I actually wrote a blog ab...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Wayne real estate market report for September, 2013, brought to you by Amanda and Jared Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley. Are you wondering what happened in the Fort Wayne real estate market last month?  Let's take a look! Homes sold:  359 Average days on market:  58 Average list price:  $132...

By Brian Kuhns, Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns
(Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber)
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$115,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,148 square feet     Brian Kuhns | Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber | bkuhns@movingindiana.com | (260) 416-5103 2518 Meadowsweet Ct, Fort Wayne, IN Open House October 6th 1-3pm 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $115,000 Year Built 1992...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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I was almost in tears earlier when one of my team members shared this conversation with me:   Fred (My team member):  Thank you for calling Century 21 Bradley.  How can I help you?   Buyer:  I am considering buying a home and I need some help.   Fred:  I can do that!  Tell me a little bit about w...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Buyer 1:  Her family needed a very specific home.  She had a special needs child that was always going to live with her, and was always going to be in a wheelchair.   She told me from the get go that even though their situation was a little cramped in their current home, they weren't going to set...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Last night I was showings homes to some clients that I went to high school with.  I knew that his tastes were eccentric to say the least.  The list of homes he sent me included some odd ones.   The one that stuck out the most was a condo on steroids.   Somebody got the brilliant idea to take two ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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I'm having a new home built in Fort Wayne.  Do I really need a home inspection? YES! Just because a home is new doesn't mean that it's perfect.  Amanda and I both strongly believe that you do need a home inspection, even on a brand new home.   Builders do have inspections done during the home bu...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Fort Wayne Foreclosure Real Estate Market Report - August 2013. Is it still a good time to buy a foreclosure in Fort Wayne?  Are foreclosures still selling in Fort Wayne?  Are there still good deals in the Fort Wayne real estate market?  Let's take a look at what happened in the foreclosure marke...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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I received an email yesterday from a buyer looking for a home in Southwest Allen County School District. She said that she was pre-approved up to $120,000 with a local bank.   So far so good! Then she told me what her family wanted and needed in a home.   1.  5 bedrooms. 2.  3 full bathrooms. 3. ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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  Who is the best Realtor in Fort Wayne? Every once in a while I'll head over to google and type in that phrase.  It's interesting to see some of the results. One Realtor just comes out and says that he is the "BEST Realtor in Fort Wayne."  I've done deals with this guy, and I will say that he i...

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