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By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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As we come to the end of 2011 I want to look forward to 2012 and make some predictions about the real estate market in Muncie and Delaware Co, IN.  2011 was a very difficult year and when the final tallies are in, we're probably going to see unit sales down about 10% from 2010 and average sale pr...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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The following article was posted by CNBC on Yahoo Finance last Fri. Those of you who read me regularly know that I usually ignore national market information because all real estate is local. This time, however, our Muncie-Delaware Co. market data seems to be reflecting many of the characteristic...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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The election is now only 10 days away and it will be a critical election for Muncie, IN residents. Running for re-election is an experienced mayor with a strong track record of accomplishment. She has not only operated within a very challenging budget but will finish her term with reserve funds f...
It's probably too early to get excited, but the third quarter 2011 residential real estate results for Delaware Co. In are in and we may have turned the corner. Third quarter unit sales were up nearly 3% over the same quarter in 2010 and it was the first time in the past 4 quarters that units sol...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Why do some houses sell more quickly? People often ask me that and here's a tale of two homes, across the street from each other in Muncie, IN. that I think shows two of the reasons. Both houses are well kept and updated, yet one sold for full list price in 35 days and the other, while it's now "...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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 Let's expand the RR quiet zone. There's a lot of controversy in the City Council about the proposal for creating a downtown "quiet zone" where passing trains would be prohibited from sounding their horns at crossings. Currently they must do so by federal law unless that is over ridden by local s...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Good News: Our local Star-Press business columnist wrote a nice article for yesterday's paper quoting sales statistics from the IN Assoc. of REALTORS, stating that the housing market in Delaware Co. is improving. We don't often get postive headlines and articles in the press, so it was great to s...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Next year, the city of Muncie will be negotiating labor contracts with both the police and fire unions. In addition, the federal grant that paid to bring back 25 laid off firefighters will expire. In light of the federal government's budget reduction programs it seems unlikely to be renewed. Over...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Three new listings of homes for sale in the Storer neighborhood appeared in the past week and two previously pending homes sold and closed. The inventory of active lisitngs remains about where it was. Looks like Constitution Day at Storer was a success and there was a nice article with picture in...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Even though it's still summer for 5 more days, fall is in the air and it's my favorite time of year. Last weekend, Bev and I went to the Covered Bridge Festival in Matthews and this weekend we're going to hit both the Old Washington St. Festival in Muncie and the Johnny Appleseed in Ft. Wayne. I'...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Real estate activity in the Storer School Distric pretty well reflects the overall Muncie-Delaware County market. Through the first 8 1/2 months of 2011 there have been 80 homes sold averaging just over $90,000. Original asking price average for these homes was $99,530 and it's taking just about ...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Grandparents Day is this Thurs.9/15 at Storer Elementary. Here's a link to the Storer web site for complete details. http://www.muncie.k12.in.us/storerweb It's great to visit and to support both the children and the educators.

By Ryan P. Orr, REALTOR Broker / Auctioneer
(RE/MAX Real Estate Groups)
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Muncie received about 12.8" of snow by Wednesday mid-morning!    The local news is reporting that is the most since 1950! It seems amazing to me how we can receive that much snow and just like that, everything is plowed out and business is operating as normal once again.  I think the Muncie stree...

By Ryan P. Orr, REALTOR Broker / Auctioneer
(RE/MAX Real Estate Groups)
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Hello all!  It's been awhile since my last post.   I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind everyone no matter what you are hearing on the media, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY A NEW HOME ONLY 3% DOWN PAYMENT IS REQUIRED!   Just yesterday we received news that the rates have dro...

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