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By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's a quick look at what happened in the real estate market in NWAC school district in Fort Wayne, Indiana in March of 2014. Homes sold:  51 Average list price:  $194,196 Average sales price:  $189,685 Median sales price:  $172,900 Average days on market:  68 Lowest sales price:  $15,000 - 2 b...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's a quick look at what happened in the real estate market in SWAC school district in Fort Wayne, Indiana in March of 2014. Homes sold:  50 Average list price:  $223,634 Average sales price:  $214, 224 Median sales price:  $156,500 Average days on market:  57 Lowest sales price:  $27,000 - 4 ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here is a quick look at what happened in the Fort Wayne real estate market in March, 2014. Homes sold:  305 Average list price:  $127,336 Average sales price:  $122,512 Median sales price:  $105,000 Average days on market:  77 Lowest sales price:  $10,000 - 2 bedroom short sale in southeast Fort ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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If there's one thing I love about real estate it's that there is no ONE right way to do things.   I've been here on ActiveRain since the beginning of my career in late 2008.  It was cool to be new to AR and to real estate at the same time.  To say that I've learned a lot here is an understatement...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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A few weeks ago I got a message from a Facebook friend.  He asked me if I would be willing to help him find a home here in Fort Wayne.   Of course I'd be willing!  It's what I do.   He went on to tell me that I shouldn't spend too much time with him because I won't make a lot of money on this dea...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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I believe that some of the general public would believe that statement.   I've had neighbors tell me that they envy me because I just go out and sell a few homes and make the big bucks.   I've been accused by parents of my younger buyers (seconds after meeting them) of being nothing but a salesma...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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My short answer?  It depends.   Those of you that know me realize that I rarely share just my short answers...   Fort Wayne has three major rivers running through it.  The St. Marys, St. Joseph, and Maumee Rivers meet downtown.   There has been a history of flooding issues in certain areas of For...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's what happened last month in the Fort Wayne real estate market for homes sold in the Northwest Allen County School District:   Homes sold:  26 Average list price:  $201,358 Average sales price:  $201,562 Median sales price:  $156,250 Average days one market:  147 Lowest sales price:  $82,50...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's what happened last month in the Fort Wayne real estate market for homes sold in the Southwest Allen County School District:   Homes sold:  50 Average list price:  $198,010 Average sales price:  $191,371 Median sales price:  $151,500 Average days one market:  79 Lowest sales price:  $48,000...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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As a Realtor in Fort Wayne, I get asked certain questions by my buyers a LOT.   One of them is always "What did the seller pay for the home when they bought it?"   It's obvious why my buyers ask this question so much.  They don't want to over pay for a home.  It's that simple.   Here is my respon...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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As a Realtor here in the Fort Wayne area, I (Jared) work with a lot of home buyers.  Some are first timers, some experienced.   Many times I am contacted by buyers that are still working on financing or don't quite have the entire down payment yet.  These buyers are often 45-60 days away from bei...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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May 15, 2012.   That is a date that Amanda and I will never forget.   That is the day that we left the little company we were with and joined Century 21 Bradley Realty in Fort Wayne, Indiana.   We were nervous and excited at the same time.   It took a few short months for us to realize that we ha...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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A few short months into my real estate career I got a call from Crystal.  She needed to buy a home and wanted me to help her.   SWEET! She was pre-approved, knew what she wanted, and she was ready to go.   I took her out and showed her 3-4 homes that Saturday, but none of them were the right one....

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Steve called me one day and asked if I would consider taking him on my real estate team and mentoring him.  He's a pretty popular guy around town and knows a lot of people.  Oh, and he's super nice.   I laid out my expectations and told him what he could expect from me and our Century 21 Bradley ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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I recently received a pretty low offer on one of my listings.  The buyer's agent seemed to have it in his head that my sellers needed to sell.   They didn't.   They wanted to sell.   My sellers came down a little bit in their counter, but not much.   The buyer's agent huffed and puffed and said t...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called 10 mistakes buyers make when purchasing a home.  Today, I decided to write one for the sellers.  Here are 10 mistakes sellers make when selling their home.   10.  Over pricing your home.  Some Realtors will say that this is okay, as long as there is a strateg...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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How's the real estate market in Fort Wayne right now?   My answer in short:  It's good.  Now here's my long answer...   Inventory is pretty low in most parts of Fort Wayne.   In Northwest Allen County and Southwest Allen County school districts inventory is very low.   Amanda and I have several b...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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To be successful in real estate, you must ALWAYS answer your phone.   Or so they say.   I get crap from people all the time because I sometimes miss calls.   Sometimes my friends give me a hard time, sometimes my neighbors give me a hard time, and then there's my mom.   She always give me a hard ...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Here's what happened in the Fort Wayne real estate market in February, 2014. Homes sold:  189 Average list price:  $120,418 Average sales price:  $115,669 Median sales price:  $95,000 Average days on market:  73 Lowest sales price:  $8,000  (Major fixer upper in Southeast Fort Wayne) Highest sale...

By Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty
(Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)
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Step 1:  Refer that client out!   Okay.  Just kidding on that one.   I was out this morning showing vacant foreclosures to an investor of mine.  He and I have been working together for years, and have seen plenty of foreclosures in the bad weather.   Last night we got about 4-5 more inches of sno...

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