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It Takes Just 1.5 MINUTES to Auction off a House! - 03/26/09 01:51 AM
Auctions seem to be everywhere -- and I love to attend. I am talking about the old furniture and nik knack kind of auction. Tons of treasures buried in the midst of all of that stuff. But tonight I attended a different kind of auction. Four foreclosed homes from the Fort Wayne area were being sold to the highest bidder. The rules: $2,500. cashiers check; had to close in 45 days; cash basis only! Agents could not sign up for the auction unless their clients were present. Four homes were on the auction block. About 35 people were in the room. (7 comments)
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) -- NOT FOR FAINT OF HEART - 03/24/09 06:39 PM
Sarah, a realtor from Indianapolis, called me today about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Her client knew about it -- but she did not. Hurrah for an agent who is doing her homework and wants to serve her clients with extraordinary service. The concept of the program is to provide money for buyers/developers to buy up foreclosed properties in designated "hard hit" areas. Neighborhood Stabilization in Fort Wayne has received over $7 million. Developers can spend up to $75,000. to fix up these homes and the buyers only pay the appraised value for that area. In layman's terms, a developer can buy the (0 comments)
CELEBRATE Spring with KOBE BURGERS - 03/17/09 05:13 PM
If you know great meat, you know Kobe Beef. And no one does it better than Joseph Decuis. So on Friday, March 20th (the first day of Spring and my birthday), Joseph Decuis of Roanoke is celebrating with the Emporium Kobe Cookout. Dig in from 11am until 6pm. The Eschelmans, proprieters of Joseph Decuis, raise their own beef on a farm 6 miles from Roanoke. The meet is American Wagyu, a cross between Black Angus and Japanese Wagyu cattle, commonly known as Kobe beef. It is legendary for its taste, tenderness and health benefits. One bite and you will be hooked --it is (5 comments)
I LOVE to eat at DIVES - 03/16/09 07:51 PM
For years now, I have made it my business to search out the best DIVE eateries in Fort Wayne. So if you live here or visit sometime soon, I wanted to share some of the "dive wealth" with you. Sorry that these businesses don't happen to have websites. You should know that Websters defines DIVE as "a dingy or disreputable bar or nightclub." But my definition is much more flattering -- a place to eat that you wouldn't walk into unless you knew someone else who had eaten there -- and lived to tell about it. So here goes: Saigon House on Calhoun: (5 comments)
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Fort Wayne, Indiana - 03/15/09 09:01 PM
Neighborhood Stabilization is arriving in Fort Wayne and other Indiana cities on March 31, 2009. The idea behind this program is great: To provide up to $75,000 to renovate foreclosed homes in "the area of greatest need" in the city center of Fort Wayne. The total funds available in Fort Wayne for Neighborhood Stabilization are over $7 million. It is a brand new, never tested, never tried program which is baffling government officials at ALL levels as well as the rest of us in the housing industry. As a former policy wonk with The Senate, The White House, and The House AND a (0 comments)
BAD NEWS in PERSPECTIVE - 03/14/09 08:33 PM
My sister-in-law, Bonnie, is in her early 50s. For a few days last week she was feeling sick to her stomach so she went in for a check up fearing it was her gall bladder. She wasn't prepared for the news that her doctor and every specialist after that gave to her. She had cancer -- and IT was in her liver. She found out on Friday that there would be no surgery, no chemo, no radiation. Bonnie is perhaps one of the most decent and loving people that I have have ever met. She loves her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and she (2 comments)
Renaissance Pointe -- Bringing Back Fort Wayne - 03/12/09 01:08 PM
Renaissance Pointe WILL bring back the City Center of Fort Wayne. Perhaps the area has homes that appraise below area market value. Perhaps the Pointe is surrounded by apartments that are the centers of criminal activity. Perhaps the locals move out when they "make it." But I believe that Ren Pointe will turn around the neighborhood. The Journal Gazette on Sunday March 8th, 2009 had a two page spread in the living section on the progress of Ren Pointe. The City has spent $5.8 and only six homes have been sold. But have YOU seen Ren Pointe? It is only a block long BUT it (1 comments)
THE NEWSPAPER, TV, AND NOW YOU ASKED FOR THE BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS - 03/11/09 08:54 PM
On February 27, 2009, the News Sentinel and WANE TV featured our realtor/staging crew totally turning around a home on Columbia Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The before/after photos were amazing. This home will sell quickly and for more money because the homeowners cared enough to prepare their home for the market. So with a little paint (stagers don't like PINK and PURPLE) and a few accessories and lots of reorganizing, this place was turned around on its head. But I could go on and on -- I'd rather just show you the money. ALL those photos were taken from the (19 comments)
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)-- FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - 03/07/09 07:19 PM
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program will be launched on March 31, 2009. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, that means that over $7 million will be distributed to income qualified and credit worthy buyers who are interested in partnering with a builder/developer and turning around a foreclosed home. Earlier this year, I began working closely with the City of Fort Wayne to ensure that this brand new program was viable. I am convinced that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program will provide assistance to the areas of greatest need in addition to providing housing options for qualified buyers. At the request of the City, I am currently walking through the (1 comments)
HOME STAGING featured on TV and in the newspaper - 03/01/09 10:47 PM
The Fort Wayne News Sentinel and WANE TV recently caught our staging crew in the act of transforming one of my listings from WAY WAY TOO MUCH to JUST RIGHT! Over the next several days, I will be featuring various rooms that were transformed. Can you believe that this is the same room -- we uncovered a great window with lots of sunshine just waiting to pour in? I could tell you all that we did, but thought that I should just SHOW YOU THE MONEY! Eager to see how quickly this home sells now. (11 comments)
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