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By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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An old friend of mine was the store manager at a local McDonald's years ago.   No.  I'm not going to go on a major rant about how the "food" there is disgusting and is killing the people that eat it.  I'll save that for another time. I'm going to talk about something she told me years ago that st...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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My mom taught me a lot of things.   She taught me how to be kind.   How to listen.  How to be compassionate.   How to see the good in others.   How to survive.   How to be tough.   My mom has listened to me talk and talk and talk and talk.   She's been a shoulder to cry on.   She's been a support...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Right now inventory is really low in the Fort Wayne real estate market.   This especially holds true in Northwest and Southwest Allen County School Districts. When a nice home comes on the market in these areas, it's normally sold within a day or two.   It's a great problem for sellers to have, b...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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1647 Cherokee Road in Fort Wayne Indiana is a charming home in North Highlands Subdivision.   It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 816 square feet, and is offered for only $74,500. It also features a full finished basement, beautiful hardwood floors througout, updated eat-in kitchen with newer cabinets and...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 6
The Fort Wayne real estate market is low on inventory.   Homes in Northwest and Southwest Allen County School Districts are flying off the shelves and selling within days (if not hours) of being listed.   That's great for sellers!   That's not so great for buyers.   As we see the weather (finally...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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A few weeks ago I was showing homes to a very nice couple.  We just sold their current home and they were down sizing.   There were only seven homes total that fit their criteria.   After looking at all seven, they weren't in love with any of them.  There were two that topped the list so we went ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 7
Okay...  we've gotten through negotiating a purchase price, the home inspection, the appraisal, the loan approval, and the final walk through.   Time to close the deal! What should you expect at closing?   No two closings are the same.   We've had cash deals that took 8 minutes to close, and anot...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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What is title insurance?   One of our favorite title companies we use here in Fort Wayne, Indiana is Fidelity National Title.  Our closer and good friend Amy Schiltz provided some answers for us in the form of a video.   Here's a quick and easy explanation of what title insurance is, and why it i...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 6
You've recently decided that now is the time for you to buy or sell your home in the Fort Wayne area.  It's also time to find a Realtor® to help you with this.  Below you will find some tips to choosing the RIGHT Realtor®... Market knowledge Make sure to find a Realtor® that knows the neighborhoo...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Our friends over at Deeds.com reached out to us last week and asked if they could contribute some articles to our blog.  We happily accepted, and here's the third article.   3 things you need to know about real estate deeds Part 3.   Everyone knows that you get a real estate deed when you purchas...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Our friends over at Deeds.com reached out to us last week and asked if they could contribute some articles to our blog.  We happily accepted, and here's the second article.   3 things you need to know about real estate deeds Part 2.   Everyone knows that you get a real estate deed when you purcha...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Our friends over at Deeds.com reached out to us last week and asked if they could contribute some articles to our blog.  We happily accepted, and here's the first article.   3 things you need to know about real estate deeds Part 1.   Everyone knows that you get a real estate deed when you purchas...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 31
This past weekend I was showing homes to a very nice couple relocating to Fort Wayne from Michigan.   We had a list of five homes that we were going to look at, and one of them really stuck out.  We were all excited to see it! We pulled into the long and winding driveway.  To the left of was a la...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's a quick look at the real estate market in Northwest Allen County School District during the first quarter of 2014. Homes sold:  110 Average list price:  $201,962 Average sales price:  $197,857 Median sales price:  $166,000 Average days on market:  68 Lowest sales price:  $15,000 - 2 bedroo...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's a quick look at the real estate market in Southwest Allen County School District during the first quarter of 2014. Homes sold:  134 Average list price:  $202,847 Average sales price:  $194,830 Median sales price:  $151,500 Average days on market:  67 Lowest sales price:  $25,000 - 3 bedroo...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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This winter has been ridiculous.   In Fort Wayne, we got 457 feet of snow this winter and the average temperature was -175.   Okay.  I might be exaggerating just a little bit, but it was cold and snowy!   Yesterday I had showings in the morning and then wrote an offer in the afternoon.  At the ve...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 0
Here is a quick look at what happened in the Fort Wayne real estate market in the first quarter of 2014.   Homes sold:  751 Average list price:  $122,795 Average sales price:  $118,100 Median sales price:  $96,000 Average days on market:  73 Lowest sales price:  $7,000 - Home was a 2 bedroom fore...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 14
My short answer:  YES!  Absolutely.  My long answer:   I've had many different experiences with kids at showings.  Last week I closed two deals for an amazing family.  The parents were awesome to work with (I want to CLONE them), and I their young daughters were precious.   From the first meeting...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
Comments 7
3090 W. 100 N-90 in Markle, Indiana has too many amazing features to list here.  Let's go ahead and watch the videos and see the beauty of this home. Below is a segment from our local real estate television show, Home Connection by Century 21 Bradley.   Below you will find a professional video to...

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