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By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Beautiful Home in Dunhill Crossing, Elkhart, IN Sold and Closed.Representing the Buyer, who was a referral from my daughter-in-law, the beautiful home became hers when we met at Meridian Title Company, in Elkhart, to sign the closing documents.  As you can see, she was thrilled to be a home-owner...

By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Home in Syracuse, Kosciosko County, Indiana Sold and Closed Representing the Seller, inSyracuse, Indiana, we closed the transaction in Warsaw, Kosciosko County.I not only represent buyers and sellers from Elkhart County, but also, from St. Joseph, Marshall, LaGrange and Kosciosko Counties.If you ...

By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend, IN - March 2015 Schedule. March 16 Brit Floyd Space and Time World Tour 2015   March 20  Memphis Broadway Performance   March 21 Memphis Broadway Performance    March 28 South Bend Symphony Orchestra Keybank Pops III A Tribute to Brubeck ---------------...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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We're just into 2012 and already there's talk from Washington of a new program to "fix" the housing problem, with today's papers carrying a story about a modification of the Home Affordable Modification Act. While I've read conflicting reports its contents, it seems to focus on a refinancing plan...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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2011was a challenge for the real estate market in Muncie and Delaware Co., IN. Terrible weather depressed business in the first quarter of the year. Second quarter results were also quite disappointing with nearly every measurement at or near all-time lows. However, there was a turn-around in the...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Muncie and Delaware Co, IN is a small market and I do both residential and commercial brokerage. On the commercial side we're usually dealing with business professionals and attorneys who have broad experience in these transactions. "Due Dilligance" is done prior to entering into the process of n...

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...
The failure of the congressional "Super Committee" to reach a compromise on reducing the national deficit came as no surprise to many. The committee of distinguished, experienced congressional people divided along party lines, failed to compromise and therefore, set the stage for mandated, steep ...

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...

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Conduct Your Own Energy Audit A do-it-yourself energy audit can teach you how to be more energy efficient and make you a more-educated consumer should you decide to hire an expert. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2011 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

By Jim Kouns
(Coldwell Banker Lunsford)
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Being in real estate I hear Realtors saying all the time that it's better to own than to rent.  I know that the general population thinks we say that just because we want to sell more houses.  So let's take a REAL LOOK at why it is better to own than rent. Set the stage:  The average price (mean...
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 ...

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