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Elkhart Subdivison REALTOR Evelyn Johnston, Wakarusa Indiana, Orchard Park Farm Subdivision, Olive Township - 05/31/09 09:33 PM
Where is Wakarusa, Indiana? Just a few short miles south of Elkhart on SR 19, and to the west a little over a mile. Downtown is filled with small business owners with "Home Town Values". It is very common to see children holding out their hard earned allowance at The Dime Store or Dad looking for something at Wakarusa Hardware Store. One and a half block north of Downtown is Orchard Farm Subdivision. At end of the Cul-de-sac sits this majestic home in all it's splendor. Once a modest 2 bedroom which was re-designed and re-modeled in the late 1990's, this (0 comments)
You Are A First Time Home Buyer If You Have Not Owned A Home In 3 Years! Who Qualifies For $8,000 Tax Credit? - 05/31/09 12:01 PM
YOU DO! If your income as a single person is $75,000 or less, income as a married couple is $150,000 or less and neither you or your spouse has owned a home in the last 3 years. The $8,000 First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit could be yours if you find a home and are able to close on or before November 30th, 2009. What would you do with the $8,000? You can file an extension on your income tax return THIS YEAR and receive your check in a short period of time! What do you need to do? First you (3 comments)
Elkhart, Indiana, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home in Jamestown Estates Subdivision Has Sold! - 05/31/09 10:41 AM
In todays real estate market in Elkhart, Indiana many homes have mortgages on them for more than the amount the home is worth. Such as the case with this home in Jamestown Estate Subdivision, I was able to negotiate a short sale for the current owners even though they are not behind in their mortgage payments. Many folks think that short sales will not be accepted under current payment situations. As you can see, it is possible... The Owners of this home first saw me on WNDU's 3 episode program entitled "Facing Forlosure". Even though foreclosure did not fit their situation they said (2 comments)
Elkhart, Indiana 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home For Sale Sherwood Glen Subdivision - 05/31/09 10:14 AM
Sherwood Glen Subdivision is located just a few blocks behind Meijer's on US 33, and even closer to Target, Michael's Art and Craft store and many others. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale has sooooooo much to offer...A full finished basement with a family room, bar room-though not a wet bar-bedroom, 3/4's bathroom and a finished laundry room. Walk out access to the yard, wooden play set and in ground swimming pool. Landscaping is complete and attractivie. You can be in before the really hot weather and enjoy your in groung pool THIS YEAR! The main level of this 4 (0 comments)
Granger, Indiana, 3 Bedroom 1 Bath Home For Sale - 05/31/09 09:25 AM
Ash Road, otherwise known as West County Line Road is home to this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home for sale. This home features an eat-in-kitchen, large living room, 2 car attached garage and a nearly fenced in oversize back yard, a full unfinished basement and a Granger, Indiana address. This home requires some TLC. If you like to tinker and fix, this could be an ideal home for you. Conveniently located to major shopping (Wal-Mart, what else?) Schools and business'. This home also qualifies for the $8,000 First Home Buyers tax credit and 203k financing. If you are not familiar with (0 comments)
New Paris, Indiana, 4 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Home For Sale - 05/31/09 08:55 AM
New Paris, Indiana is located a few miles south of Goshen and is home to this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home for sale. Located just of SR 15 and south of "the curve", this home features a full partially finished basement, 2 car garage, open concept living arrangement. It is on a quiet street with little car traffic. This home is offered for a modest asking price of $85,000. Are you familiar with Short Sales? A short sale is when home values have fallen and you owe more that what your home is worth in the current real estate market. This (0 comments)
Granger Indiana, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home For Sale Glen Haven Estates - 05/31/09 08:26 AM
Cleveland Township in Elkhart County, Indiana is home to Glen Haven Estates. Located off of Ash Road on the Elkhart County Side and at the end of a Cul-de-Sac is this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home for sale, which also carries a Granger address. Immaculately taken care of, both inside and out, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home also features a main level laundry, cozy dining area that allows for interaction between the person cooking and family and friends, as well as a fenced in back yard and 2 car attached garage. This home qualifies for the $8,000 First Time Home Buyers (0 comments)
Elkhart Indiana is Blooming! - 05/30/09 08:38 PM
Houses are selling in Elkhart Indiana! And if you are wanting to get your house sold, try working on the curb appeal. Plants, trees and flowers are all readily available and make such a huge difference in the appearance of our homes! I had ordered some roses from Heirloom Roses in St. Paul Oregon last fall and three of the four have arrived and are in the ground. I love the look and smell of roses so am eager to see some growth! I am trying some climbing roses for the first time. I am not selling my home, but I sure (0 comments)
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home for Sale, Orchard Ridge Subdivision, Concord Schools - 05/23/09 08:34 AM
Concord Schools are some of the most sought after Schools in Elkhart Indiana. Why? Click on the name of the school to see their stats, Concord High School, Concord Junior High School, Eastside, Westside, Oxbow, and Southside. Those are the schools that educate the children who live in Orchard Ridge Subdivision and this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home for sale. It features two stories, a very generous master suite and plenty of room to live! A lot of folks claim the area they spend the most time in is the Kitchen and Dining Room, so here are some pictures of those rooms from (2 comments)
The weather is warm in Elkhart Indiana! Snow drifts and big coats are distant memories. Spring has sprung, the trees have leafed out in beautiful shades of green and both annuals and perinials are coloring our world! Such is the case in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home for sale in Concord School District. All bedrooms are upstairs and the master suite is very generous in size and functionability! There is plenty of room for a librairy, conversation pit, television watching or just plain relaxing! It is the crown jewel of this home!
Or maybe the crown jewel is (0 comments)
Elkhart Indiana Home Buyers Are Taking Advantage of the $8,000 Tax Credit - 05/15/09 11:57 PM
Almost every REALTOR(r) I have spoken with locally here in Elkhart, Indiana, is busy. Busy with First Time Home Buyer's that are looking for their dream home while taking advantage of the $8,000 tax credit. If you have not owned a home in the past 3 years, and your income as a single person is not more than $75,000 a year, or $150,000 per year for a married couple. Hurry! Now is the time to buy If you are in Elkhart County, Indiana, call your local Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty at 574-304-7148. Let's get started on (0 comments)
Elkhart, Indiana 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home For Sale, Orchard Ridge Subdivision - 05/15/09 11:54 PM
Orchard Ridge Subdivision is home to a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home for sale! This lovely 2 story home features updated lighting fixtures, a cozy Kitchen, Dining Room and Back Deck for those gathering to eat or just enjoy each others company. Outdoors the oversize corner lot has plenty of room for an impromptu game of catch, soccer or football. A wood playset will entertain youngsters for hours. Eastside Elementary School in the Concord School District is just blocks from this home. Athletic venues are located nearby as well as major shopping areas. If you are looking to move up to (0 comments)
Wakarusa Indiana 4 Bedroom, 5 Bath Home For Sale - 05/15/09 11:44 PM
Wakarusa, Indiana is located 9 miles south of Elkhart. It is almost midway from Elkhart to Nappanee and has one of the busiest Downtowns around. Full of Independantly owned shops, cafe's, a pizza parlor and Dime Store. Just two or three block north of Downtown is Orchard Farm Subdivision and a 4 bedroom, 5 bath executive home for sale. Quality and detail in every respect equal an above average home! Ayr Cabnetry throughout the home in a light finish to match the hardwood floors, oversize rooms for comfort and a master suite sure to please. If you are looking for a (0 comments)
Green Living, Green Housing and Touchstone Energy Cooperative Available in Elkhart Indiana Too! - 05/09/09 06:38 PM
Touchstone Energy Cooperative represents a nationwide alliance of more that 660 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the United States land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines. Bet you didn't know that! Touchstone Energy co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops look out for the members they serve. Touchstone Energy co-ops provide high standards of service according (2 comments)
Elkhart Indiana, Green Home, Green Living, Going Green, What Does It Mean? - 05/09/09 06:24 PM
Standards for Green Living have changed in recent months, and green construction is far superiior to many of the homes being built today in terms of energy efficiency and responsible mangement of resources. One of the big issues in the construction of a green home is the Home Energy Rating System or HERS level. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the process involves an analysis of a home's construction plans and onsite inspections. Based on the home's plans, the Home Energy Rater uses an enery efficiency software package to perform an energy analysis of the home's design. This analysis yields a (0 comments)
Six Questions that Can Help You Gain Insight on a Prospective Home - 05/09/09 05:17 PM
Unlike an automobile, as an Elkhart County Indiana Home Buyer, you can't test drive a home before you purchase it. You have to base your decision on other factors such as layout, condition and much more. And, of course, the seller is obligated to disclose the property's condition that may alert you to issues such as previous mold, defective water heater or leaky roof. Yet, that still doesn't always paint the entire picture. Here are six questions you should consider asking the seller to gain additional insight about the prospective home before you make a final decision. 1. Why is the (2 comments)
Granger, Cleveland Township, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Home For Sale, Short Sale! - 05/09/09 05:04 PM
Just south to the entrance of Glen Haven Subdivision, on Ash Road is my newest short sale listing. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home for sale features a large back yard already fenced on 3 sides yard, and an oversized deck on the back of the home. This home is in need of a new owner willing and able to give it some tender loving care. With that TLC this home can charming once again! What is a short sale? A short sale means that the bank is willing to accept less than the amount owed to release their lien against (2 comments)
Goshen, Indiana's LaCasa and Local REALTOR(r)'s Help-A-House Today! - 05/09/09 04:50 PM
This was my second year of participating with LaCasa Goshen and their annual Help A House...Each year they take names and addresses into consideration for their generious Help A House program and this year they had a vacant home that needed painting, inside and out. Prior to our arrival the old paint was scraped, sanded and dusted so that once the participating REALTOR(r)'s arrived, it was ready to go. We started inside and as soon as the exterior primer arrived began painting outside. The weather was on the cool side with gusts of really cold wind. It mostly kept us moving faster (2 comments)
Bristol Indiana, 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Home For Sale! - 05/06/09 08:21 PM
This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home for sale is located just two blocks from downtown Bristol, Indiana. The home features some hardwood floors, a cozy Kitchen and Dining Room and an oversized Living Room. Are you a first time buyer? This home will qualify for the Tax Credit which equals 10% of the selling price if you or your spouse, if you have one, have not owned a home for the previous three years. This home also qualifies for the no downpayment USDA Rural Home Loan. Need more information? Call your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston with Prudential (0 comments)
As you can see, there is a wide variety in prices, something for all budgets! If you are in the market to buy a home, now is the perfect time to do so. Interest rates are historically low at the same time Home Prices are historically low. For information on any of these homes, or any other homes in the MLS please call your Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One (0 comments)
18 Houses For Sale, 1 Vacant Land And 4 Investment Properties For Sale, Elkhart and St Joseph Counties, Indiana - 05/04/09 06:23 PM
Whether you are looking for Homes for Sale, Vacant Land or Investment properties for sale, I have them...both in Elkhart and St Joseph Counties in Indiana. Vacant Land: .48 Acre in Jefferson Township-Goshen 4 Investment Properties-all need some TLC-St Joseph County-Priced Accordingly 4 Home Owners Wanting to Sell-Elkhart County 12 Home Owners in a Short Sale Position-Priced Well Many home owners are facing foreclosure and are trying to sell their homes prior to the foreclosure deadline, these are what is known as "Short Sales", because the worth of their home in the current real estate market is less than the amount (1 comments)
Orchard Ridge Subdivision, A Lovely Place To Call Home! 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home For Sale - 05/03/09 12:44 AM
Orchard Ridge Subdivision is located in Elkhart Indiana adjacent to County Roads 13 and 18, just blocks away from Eastside Elementary School, major shopping areas, car dealerships and advanced education. Home to many fine homes, Orchard Ridge Subdivision features Ranch as well as Two Story Homes on generous size lots. Home Prices vary within the Subdivision as this is primarily a mid priced neighborhood. This 4 bedroom, 4 Bath Home For Sale is located deep within the subdivision which provides less drive thru traffic and increases the safety of your home and the neighbors homes and families. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath home (0 comments)
Wakarusa Indiana, 4 Bedroom 5 Bath Luxury Home For Sale Price Reduction - 05/03/09 12:24 AM
Wakarusa is a small town located just south of Elkhart Indiana and home to many Independantly Owned Business', like Cook's Pizza, Dru's Jewelry, Grandma's Pantry and Jeanett's Fabric Boutique, plus many others, including an antique store. Just a few block's North of Town, pasted the Librairy is Orchard Farm Subdivision and a Luxury Home For Sale on Apple Tree Lane. Located at the end of the Cul-de-Sac this fine home features 4 generous size bedrooms, 5 Baths, an open Kitchen, Heated Greenhouse and a Master Suite worth of the name. If quality is important to you. If a peaceful setting is (0 comments)
Elkhart Indiana Home Buyers, Pay Attention! - 05/03/09 12:06 AM
There are Uhaul, Penske and Ryder Trucks being packed all over Elkhart Indiana. People have found the home they want and are moving! I and many of the other REALTORS at Prudential One Realty are busy selling homes! We keep a monthly status board showing listings taken and homes selling. For the first month in a while the selling side is twice as long as the listing sign. If you are waiting for a better time to buy, you had better take another look. The Homes for Sale Inventory is getting smaller! Homes are selling, right now! The $8000 Tax Credit (0 comments)
Elkhart Indiana, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home For Sale, Great Location in Concord! - 05/01/09 01:50 AM
The compelling reasons I would take a serious look at this Elkhart Indiana, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home for sale, is this. Location, location, location... Orchard Ridge Subdivision is easily assessed from the Indiana Toll Road via CR 17; Through Karington Cove Subdivision off of CR 13 at Eastside Elementry School, and from CR 18. Us 209 Bypass is not far away either. Major shopping hubs are nearby, culture, educational venues and sports are closely located. Those cover the first of the "location". "Location" within Orchard Ridge Subdivision-a corner lot at the mouth of a Cul-de-Sac, just inside the subdivision via Karington (0 comments)
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